Apr 20, 2012  WWPC

Boosting business for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

Intermodal South America 2012, 10th-12th April

The focus early this year for the WWPC was aimed at Brazil and South American Countries, emerging markets in the industrial projects business segment.

The importance of opportunities in Brazil and other South American countries was the reason for the WWPC attending as exhibitors the Intermodal Fair in Sao Paulo, surely one of the largest transport exhibitions in the world.

During the three days in the exhibition many people from Brazil and the South American continent visited the WWPC booth and received information about the WWPC and its member companies. The WWPC Member from Portugal, Alship Navegacao, assisted with two dedicated staff to overcome possible language barriers.

Action on the WWPC booth.

12th Annual WWPC Membership Conference, Sheraton Hotel WTC, Sao Paulo 12th-14th April

After closing of the Intermodal the 12th Annual WWPC Membership Conference started at the Sheraton Hotel WTC with an evening reception where members and sponsors alike enjoyed time with each other in a relaxing atmosphere.

During the following two days of the conference the 80 attendees enjoyed presentations from sponsors and new WWPC members. After pre-scheduled member-to-member meetings time was spend at the ‘Fogo de Chau’ BBQ Restaurant providing a highlight of typical Brazilian Cousine.

Auctioneer Wolfgang Spillner

Auctioneer Wolfgang Spillner

During the conference an auction was held in benefit for the AMAMOS Shelter House for Children Charity from Sao Paulo. The auctioneer, Wolfgang Spillner from Albacor Shipping in Canada, (picture attached), was able to achieve a total of USD 5100,- for the charity. The items on auction where a gift voucher from Rickmers Linie for a 2 person all inclusive voyage onboard one of their heavylift ships (sold to Mortrans, Russia), a hotel voucher for visiting Hamburg for 2 people, from Hansa Heavy Lift (sold to Leo Global Logistics, Thailand) and two large scale aircraft models of the Antonov-124-100 cargo airplane from Ruslan International (sold each to Airland Logistics, Denmark and CNC Freight Services, Malaysia). Albacor Shipping USA, donated as well for the good cause.

In a closed WWPC Members Only session majority vote of all member companies attending decided on annual membership fee level for 2013, the format for the 2013 WWPC conference and the date and location for the next WWPC conference to be Prague, Czech Republic in May 2013.

The present Board of Advisors for the WWPC was re-elected for another year of service and consists of:

  • Fritz P. Mumenthaler, General Transport AG, Switzerland
  • Willy Hoffmann, Albacor Shipping Inc., USA
  • Patrick Lee, CNC Freight Services Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
  • Mohamed A.M.Osman, Darka for Trading & Services Co.Ltd., Sudan

A special membership prize draw secured Wolfgang Spillner from Albacor Shipping, Canada a 7 days treat in a 5-star Bangkok Hotel for 2 people – courtesy to sponsor Intuitive Logistics Resources ILR.

The conference closed with the WWPC Dinner in the Sheraton and a special Thank You to the WWPC Brazilian Member O.Lisboa staff from Sao Paulo who not only sponsored a superb playing Bossa Nova Band at the same evenings event but also played an important role to assist with the conference arrangements.

Special Thank You also goes to the WWPC sponsors Stedergroup, Ruslan International, Rickmers Linie, Hansa Heavy Lift,O.Lisboa and ILR and to the WWPC Media partners from Heavylift & Project Forwarding International, International Transport Journal, American Journal of Transportation and Breakbulk.com/Journal of Commerce.

The WWPC network will exhibit next at the European Break Bulk Exhibition, 22-24 May, in Antwerp Belgium, at booth 110H1.

Showing the WWPC booth staff with sponsors Ruslan International and Hansa Heavy Lift.

Source: Worldwide Project Consortium, WWPC

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