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Bridging LogPro 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11th Annual International Conference
for Logistics Professionals

Apr 27 to 29, 2019 Conference and B2B
Annual Meeting's Checklist

Plan your air travel to Malaysia in time to attend the Welcome Cocktail at the Intercontinental Malaysia Hotel.

Check the health information before travelling to Malaysia you need any vaccination. Click here

Schedule your one-to-one meetings (BridgingLogPro Network will provide you with your unique Access Code prior to Conference). Click here

Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your arrival date in Malaysia and that you have a valid return ticket.

Obtain your Visa (if necessary). Click here

Make your Conference reservation. Click here

BridgingLogPro 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The event is for BridgingLogPro (a Global Logistics Alliance) members, Global Freight Forwarders, Logistics, Shipping and Chartering agents, who are supporting each other from a long time by doing exchange business.

We welcome new partners who want to join the team for the development of future together. Our vision is to develop world class global partnership with active business exchange.

Through this invitation we are looking forward to see you in Malaysia, hope you will enjoy the meeting with our Global Team Members + holidays together at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with family and friends.

Participation from the countries where you need visa for Malaysia are requested to send your information at your earliest to avoid any delay in getting visa from the respective Malaysian embassies on our invitation.

Kindly ask for the registration forms to the following mail ID’s: Mailto: bridginglogpro@cnwbusiness.pro or sales@cnwbusiness.pro

Bridging LogPro in association with our co-organizers

who organizes conferences in a very professional manner and is undoubtedly the single most productive way to boost your revenues, expand your business goals, reach out to new markets and raise your company’s profile around the globe in a matter of few days. With BridgingLogPro unique Face-2-Face on line Scheduler you could book your meetings, weeks or even months in advance allowing anyone to select the regions and partners according to the area of interest for one-on-one meetings during the B2B time in the conference.

It is our observation from the past that our events are unraveling great chances and giving advantages to the participants in terms of quality meetings and optimizing their time with good number of business meetings, creating camaraderie, reaching out to new markets, exchanging information between members through circulars and much more. All this is for free!

With an effective meeting scheduler tool we could organize up to 12 one-on-one meetings in a day lasting 30 minutes per meeting. Casual meetings during coffee, lunch breaks are a bonus. From our previous events we could observe 48 – 50 meetings per person per conference as the average. These meetings can be arranged with one click, through your dedicated login and password via on line meeting scheduler, this scheduler will give option to cancel and re-arrange any meeting or replace it with new one at any time (subject to availability of the other person). A pre-arranged meeting will enable you to start your communication with your counterpart and exchange information such as sales leads, contract rates, follow-up of existing business etc. This way you can optimize your time during your meet and achieve fruitful results.

Meeting your global partners and new good agents for future business at one platform saves your time and money.

Unlike other global networking events there is no membership or annual fee.

All its partners are associate members and the event cost is shared among the members at the time of booking.

Distinguished speakers from the trade and industry.

Exchange of ideas, resolving disputes and conflicts (if any) and planning for future together.

Identifying new trade lanes, projects and opportunities.

Learning statutory regulations pertaining to trade and commodity in different countries

Key decision makers and you can Pre-book one -to-one meetings by selecting your potential partner from our website.

Our High tech Face to Face meeting Scheduler ensures you to meet the right people for maximum results.

Key decision makers and you can Pre-book one -to-one meetings by selecting your potential partner from our website.

Our High tech Face to Face meeting Scheduler ensures you to meet the right people for maximum results.

A great Social and business networking event to grow your friendship with your business associates.

Our past conferences had always offered unique benefits and development opportunities.

Consolidating our volumes and negotiating with the carriers.

Visit Malaysia with your business partner and indulge in recreational activities that will boost your tie-ups.

Rooms and Rates

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Type of Room

Deluxe Room Marina View With WI FI and breakfast

Single

AED 620 / Approximately 147€

Double

AED 670 / Approximately 160€

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When booking your room make sure that the group code, C27, is added.

The Deluxe room is sleek and spacious and has memorable views of the Arabian Gulf and the city’s twinkling lights

After a long day, you can wind down in a luxurious marble bathroom, enjoy a drink from the minibar and relax in a comfortable king-size bed. The room has also a comfortable and spacious work area with complimentary Wi Fi for those guests who are busy.

Rates
  • The rates are applicable for delegates attending The Coop’s Annual Meeting 2019 only
  • The rates are per room per night and are applicable for 3 nights pre and post stay
  • The rates are applicable for the period between 6th March – 14th March 2019
  • The rates include all the local taxes (10% service charge, 3.5% tourism fees, 2% municipality fees, 5% VAT and AED 10 per room per night municipality fees), as well as daily breakfast and internet.
Privileges applicable to all room categories
  • Wire or wireless internet
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Individually Controlled Air Conditioning
  • IDD Telephone with voicemail and data-ports
  • Coffee/Tea making facilities, bottled water
  • Mini bar
Payment
  • Delegates must provide a credit card at the time of check-in (the payment for your stay is processed by the hotel at your check-out).
  • All room and room-related costs will be charged on your own account and must be settled at check-out.
Cancellation policy for the hotel room
  • 6 days prior to the arrival of guaranteed reservations – 100% of the room rate will be refundable
  • 5 days prior to the arrival of guaranteed reservations – 50% of the room rate will be charged
  • 3 days prior to the arrival of guaranteed reservations – 100% of the room rate will be charged
  • In case of no-show – 100% of the room rate will be charged
  • Any changes in the departure date – 100% of the room rate will be charged

The Cooperative Logistics Network does its best to negotiate the lowest possible no-show and cancellation fees with the hotel, but we cannot guarantee success as the final decision rests with the hotel. 

Check in/ Check out

The official check-in time is 14:00 and the check-out time is 12:00 noon. 

Early Check-in Late Check-Out
14:00 Normal Check In 12:00 Normal CheckOut
Before 14:00 100% of the room rate 12:00 – 18:00 50% of the room rate
After 14:00 Normal Check-in After 18:00 100% of the room rate

Breakfast 
International Breakfast Buffet will be served in the Selections Restaurant 

Cancellation policy for the meeting (Meeting fee)
Cancellation Date Cancellation Charge
Up to and including 9th January 2019 Event Registration Fees fully refundable
10th January to 9th February 2019 50% of the total fees for Event Registration
9th February 2019 onwards No refund / full fees due

One to One meetings

The One-to-One scheduler opens on 12th February 2019

 

The One to One Meeting Scheduler will open on 11th february 2019 for those agents who have applied and paid for the Early Access to the One-to-One Meeting Scheduler.

We will remind all delegates of this date and the closing date of the scheduler, nearer the time.

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One to One meetings are the key to the building and strengthening of relationships between members. Such meetings put you in a position to learn more about an individual in 20 minutes than months of emails or phone calls ever could.

Personal relationship which translates in the sphere of business as ‘social capital,’ is a key factor which would allow you to expand your company’s scope and prospects.

The power of personal networking propels a significant amount of business deals locally, nationally and internationally and continues to be the main driving force in closing deals.

Preparation for One to One meetings
  1. Business cards (minimum 100)
  2. Company brochures (20-25)
  3. Information regarding the services you offer and where you operate (perhaps in an electronic presentation)
  4. Statistics about your company; e.g. Number of shipments from/to

In addition to the above, each delegate should do his/her homework about the agent he/she is having the meeting with. Think about why you are having the meeting, what do you want to know about them and vice versa.

Following the above steps will ensure that each meeting is profitable for both parties.

Annual Meeting's Agenda

Dress code: The Cooperative Logistics Network Conference: Business.

  • For men: Tie and jacket required.
  • For women: Suits, pants, jackets, skirts and dresses that, while not formal, are appropriate for a business environment.

Cell phones to be turned off or turned to silent mode at all times 

Please make sure you are prepared for your one to one meetings. Please go to the ‘One to One Meetings’ page for more information.

Date Time Program
9th March 16:00 – 19:30h Onsite Registration (badges and conference items pick-up)
19:30 – 21:30h The Coop Welcome Cocktail Reception (Delegates and Spouses)
10th March 09:00 – 09:30h Official Opening and presentation  by President and Founder Antonio Torres
09:30 – 10:00h Group (and individual) photograph session
10:00 – 10:30h Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:50h One-to-One Meetings
12:50 – 14:00h Lunch Break (Delegates and Spouses)
14:00 – 15:20h One-to-One Meetings
15:20 – 15:40h Coffee break
15:40 – 17:00h One-to-one Meetings
17:00 – 19:00h FREE TIME
19:00h Meet at hotel lobby area for transfer to Gala Dinner
19:30 – 22:30h Gala Dinner (Delegates and Spouses)
22:30 – 23:00h Transfer to the hotel
11th March 09:00 – 10:00h One-to-One Meetings
10:00 – 10:30h Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:50h One-to-One Meetings
12:50 – 14:00h Lunch Break (Delegates and Spouses)
14:00 – 15:20h One-to-One Meetings
15:20 – 15:40h Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:40h One-to-One Meetings
16:40 – 17:00h Conference Closure

Transportation

Transfers are available at the following prices
  • From Abu Dhabi International Airport the transfer costs AED 180.00 (42€ approximately) subject to 6% Tourism Fee, 4% municipality fee and 5% VAT per car each way to Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
  • From Dubai International Airport the transfer costs AED 570.00 (133€ approximately) subject to 6% Tourism Fee, 4% municipality fee and 5% VAT per car each way to Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
  • Meet & Assist service can be arranged upon request and charged accordingly.
Taxis

Getting around Abu Dhabi is easy and taxis are reasonably priced and plentiful. They can be flagged down at the roadside, booked by phone through the dedicated phone numbers or via web applications. 

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)

Distance from the hotel: 36 KM. It normally takes around 30-40 minutes to reach the Intercontinental Hotel. Routing may be taken along airport road highway westbound.

Taxi Charge (one way): All taxi companies service the airport in addition to specially registered airport taxis. The journey into town from the airport costs AED 70 – 80 (approximately20€), including a minimum flag fall of AED20 (5€ approximately).

Passengers leaving Abu Dhabi International Airport can also opt for a luxury taxi which is available round-the-clock from Terminals 1, 2 and 3. A Mercedes-Benz Vito van can be hired at a flag fall cost of AED25 (US$6.80) but the rate per kilometer will be the same as the conventional taxis. The vehicles, which run on green diesel fuel, are equipped with on online tracking system, a speed limiter, and updated GPS and cost AED 130 (30€).

Dubai International Airport (DXB)
  • Distance 165 KM / 102.53 MI SOUTH to Hotel
  • Taxi Charge (one way): 300AED(70€ approximately)
  • Time by taxi: Around 2 hours
  • Take Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai into Abu Dhabi – In Abu Dhabi get on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street direct to the hotel.
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Buses

It is also possible to travel by bus, it will take around 2 hours and a half to arrive at the hotel. The price of the ticket is around AED 25 (6€ approximately).

Sponsorship opportunities available

All the sponsorships are inclusive of: 

  • Recognition on Official Opening and presentation by Director Antonio Torres
  • Company Logo displayed in Pre-Conference Brochures (hyperlinked in online version)
  • Company Logo displayed in Post-Conference Brochures (hyperlinked in online version)
  • Priority Access to the One-to-One Meeting Scheduler (a 250€ value)
  • VIP table (a 250€ value)

* Please note; sponsorships can only be purchased by companies which have registered and paid for their place at the annual meeting. 

In order to apply for a sponsorship, please contact Maria Serrano at mserrano@thecooperativelogisticsnetwork.com 

Information of interest about Abu Dhabi

Thanks to its international connectivity, Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE, is becomingis becoming quite a hub for all things business and pleasure. A geographic marvel, Abu Dhabi offers natural islands, vast deserts, modern cityscapes, rocky heights, cooling oasis and pristine beaches for visitors to explore. If the great outdoors is not your thing, then visitors can head to some of the region’s most luxurious resorts and shopping malls.

Whatever your taste, Abu Dhabi has it all!

Quick Facts

Language: Arabic – other languages include English, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu . 
Time: GMT +4 (Daylight Saving Time +3)  
Dialing Code: +971  
Electricity:Domestic supply is 220 volts. Sockets suitable for three-pin 13 amp plugs of British standard design are the norm. Appliances purchased in the UAE will generally have two-pin plugs attached. 
Measures: Metric System 
Tipping: Tipping is not compulsory but is common practice. Gratuities to staff at hotels are at your discretion. Most restaurants add service charges to the bill (Abu Dhabi 16 per cent; Sharjah 15 per cent; Dubai 10 per cent). 
Emergency Telephone:

Ambulance 998 or 999
Fire 997
Police 999
Marine Emergencies 996

 

Opening Hours

Shopping hours are from 9.00 AM to 01.00 PM and 4.00 to 9.00 PM Most shops, particularly in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, stay open all day and many in tourist areas close later. Shopping malls open from 8 am to 10 pm – frequently 12 pm. Some supermarkets are open for 24 hours. Although shops and shopping malls are fully air conditioned, the evening is a favorite time for shopping. Shopping malls and most shops are open on Friday, the Islamic day of rest. But they all close for Juma (Friday) prayers from 11.30 AM to 1.30 PM

Government offices open at 7.30 a.m. and officially close at 2.30 p.m. Private offices tend to keep longer hours, coming back to work in the evening after an extended mid-day break. Many private businesses open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  All government offices close for the weekend on Friday and Saturday. Many private companies also recognize this two-day weekend. Some offices outside the public sector close only on Friday.

Weekend: Friday and Saturday

 

Climate

Arid desert, cooler in the eastern mountains. (Winter: warm & sunny / Summer: hot and humid) 

 

Photography

Ask permission before photographing people in general. Avoid photographing Muslim women and do not photograph airports, docks, telecommunications equipment, government buildings, military and industrial installations.

Dress Code

Respect for local culture and customs is highly desirable: bikinis, swimsuits, shorts and revealing tops should be confined to beach resorts. Men should not be bare-chested away from the beach and women are advised not to wear short skirts and to keep their shoulders covered. Note that in Sharjah women are prohibited from wearing swimsuits on public beaches.

The weather in Abu Dhabi is at its coolest between November and April, but can reach over 40 degrees Celsius in summer. Wear light, modest clothing, but bring a warm sweater for the cooler months and air-conditioned interiors. It is nearly always sunny in Abu Dhabi, also pack a hat, sunglasses and sun cream.

Religion

Islam (Practice of all religious beliefs is allowed) 

Insulting Islam or the prophets is a serious offense. Muslims follow the doctrines of the Koran, which forbids consumption of alcohol, pork products, and shellfish. It is best not to consume these in the presence of government or religious officials. It is also prohibited to drink alcohol in public. – See more at: http://usuaebusiness.org/about-the-uae/business-etiquette-in-the-uae/#sthash.rxHmU5q3.dpuf

Currency

The currency of the U.A.E. is the Emirate Dirham. Currency exchange bureaus are the best places to exchange money. They can be found all over the city and are usually open until 8:30 pm. Please review the current exchange rate for the dirham.

There are plenty of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.

Health and vaccinations

No special immunisations are required. Nevertheless, it would be wise to check beforehand if you are travelling from a health-risk area. 
For more information, please click here

Manners and Etiquette

It is important to greet and acknowledge the most senior person in the room first.

Men should avoid touching and prolonged eye contact with Muslim women.

The modesty of one’s personal attire is important in the Middle East. Men and women should wear very non-revealing clothes (covering shoulders, arms and legs, and closed-toe shoes) to avoid offending locals. When visiting religious sites, women must also cover their hair. In some circumstances shoes should be removed, such as at the entrance to religious sites.

Punctuality is expected of Westerners – even if it is not practiced by locals. Attitudes to time are more relaxed than in the West, therefore it is not unusual to be kept waiting, though Westerners will be expected to be on time.

It’s prohibited to take pictures of governmental buildings, sheikh’s palaces, military objects and local women. One must be given permission to take pictures of UAE nationals.

UAE Visa Requirements

Delegates are advised to contact their local UAE Representative Office to find out if they require a visa to enter Abu Dhabi and how to apply for it. 

Important: Please note that the visa requirements may be different if you access UAE from Dubai or Abu Dhabi. 

Entering to the UAE from Abu Dhabi International Airport

According to the Etihad Airways, these are the VISA requirements to those visitors accessing from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 

If you are from any of the following countries/regions, you do not need a visa prior to traveling to the UAE. Upon disembarking at Abu Dhabi International Airport, proceed to Immigration, where you will receive a visa on arrival. 

Andorra Argentina Australia Austria
Belgium Brazil Brunei Bulgaria
Canada Chile Croatia Cyprus
Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hong Kong (SAR of China)
Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy
Japan Kazakhstan Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malaysia Malta
Monaco Montenegro Netherlands New Zealand
Norway People’s Republic of China Poland Republic of Mauritius
Republic of El Salvador Portugal Romania Russian
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Seychelles Singapore
Slovakia Slovenia South Korea Spain
Sweden Switzerland The Vatican Ukraine
United Kingdom United States of America    

In addition to the countries/regions listed above, citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia are eligible for a visa on arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport. 
Travelers from countries not listed above need to apply for a visa in advance of traveling to the UAE. Apply for your visa.

Please make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months or more from the intended date of travel. 
This list may vary from time to time; therefore, it is advisable to check with the airline you are flying with or the UAE embassy before travelling to the UAE.

Entering to the UAE from Dubai International Airport

According to the Emirates, these are the VISA requirements to those visitors accessing from Dubai International Airport:

  • As of 29 April 2016, GCC residence permit holders will need to apply for a UAE visa before arriving in Dubai.
  • As of 1 May 2017, Indian nationals holding a normal passport valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date, and a visit visa or green card issued by the USA which is valid for a minimum of six months, can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 14 days for a charge of AED120 (subject to change). They can apply to extend their stay for an additional 14 days for AED250 (subject to change).
Visas on arrival

(A) If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, no advance visa arrangements are required to visit the UAE. Simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-days visit visa free of charge.

                                 

Andorra Argentina  Australia  Brunei
Canada Chile Hong Kong, China Ireland
Japan Kazakhstan Malaysia Mauritius
Monaco  New Zealand People’s Republic of China Russian Federation
San Marino Singapore Ukraine United Kingdom
United States of America Vatican City    

(B) If you are a passport holder of the below country or territory, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90-days visit visa that’s valid for 6 months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.

Austria Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Croatia
Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland
Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg
Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal
Romania Seychelles Slovakia Slovenia South Korea
Spain Sweden Switzerland Uruguay   

For more updated and specific information, check with the following UAE-based airlines for types, terms and conditions for entry permit. Also, enquire about documents you need to provide them.

Download Visa Application Form here

Download Our Invitation Letter here

Note: It is your sole responsibility to obtain a visa where the same is required and we shall accept no liability for your failure to do so.

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