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CYBER SUCCESS FOR WCA's RECORD-BREAKING VIRTUAL EVENT


Miami, USA, Monday 14th December 2020: A total of 1,408 delegates from 156 countries around the world attended WCA World’s first Worldwide Virtual Conference from 7-11 December – confirming it as the largest ever online networking event in the freight forwarding industry.

To meet the challenges its member companies faced in developing business and creating vital partnerships during the Covid-19 pandemic, WCA designed and built its own proprietary virtual conference environment. The feature-rich platform comprised an exhibition hall with interactive booths, a networking lounge, icebreaker networking events and a sophisticated one-on-one meeting scheduler that allowed delegates to conduct up to 40 individual pre-arranged meetings per day.

Well over 20,000 individual pre-scheduled 1-on-1 video meetings between member companies were successfully conducted during the week. In addition, over 1,000 video meetings were held in the exhibition booths and some 3,100 business-to-business interactions occurred in the networking lounge.

Chief Executive officer, Dan March, said: “Putting on this event was a major challenge. At the busiest times the virtual conference platform had some 300 individual video meetings happening concurrently, alongside numerous real-time conversations in the networking lounge.

“The social networking events also gave delegates the opportunity to meet potential new partners and explore new trade lanes in a fun, interactive format. Due to the time differences the conference ran 24-hours per day, and I am delighted that the feedback from delegates has been overwhelmingly positive.

“During these times where global travel is close to impossible it was fantastic to see the energy, innovation and adaptability of WCA World members and I am proud that they continue to play such a vital role in ensuring that global trade and vital supplies continue to be efficiently delivered around the world.”

WCA Chairman, David Yokeum, added: “We identified early in 2020 that the global conferences, which play such a vital role in developing business for our members, would not happen this year and we would have to create something brand new. We found that third party software options, such as Zoom, could not offer the functionality and full experience we wanted to provide, so we designed and built our own system. I am delighted that this hard work paid off and we managed to provide an environment where a huge amount of business was generated.”

WCA plans to hold its next virtual conference in March 2021, which will be open to all independent logistics companies, alongside vendors such as airlines, IT companies, charter brokers and ports/airports. Jointly co-hosted and organised with the China International Freight Forwarders’ Association, the Sino-International Virtual Conference has an emphasis on trade between China and the rest of the world and is expected to attract over 800 delegates.

About WCA

WCA World is the  largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 9,500 member offices in 195 countries around the world.

The combined logistics might of WCA membership exceeds that even of the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders. WCA members’ global market share is increasing significantly every single year.

For more information, visit wcaworld.com

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CYBER SUCCESS FOR WCA’s RECORD-BREAKING VIRTUAL EVENT

Miami, USA, Monday 14th December 2020: A total of 1,408 delegates from 156 countries around the world attended WCA World’s first Worldwide Virtual Conference from 7-11 December – confirming it as the largest ever online networking event in the freight forwarding industry.

To meet the challenges its member companies faced in developing business and creating vital partnerships during the Covid-19 pandemic, WCA designed and built its own proprietary virtual conference environment. The feature-rich platform comprised an exhibition hall with interactive booths, a networking lounge, icebreaker networking events and a sophisticated one-on-one meeting scheduler that allowed delegates to conduct up to 40 individual pre-arranged meetings per day.

Well over 20,000 individual pre-scheduled 1-on-1 video meetings between member companies were successfully conducted during the week. In addition, over 1,000 video meetings were held in the exhibition booths and some 3,100 business-to-business interactions occurred in the networking lounge.

Chief Executive officer, Dan March, said: “Putting on this event was a major challenge. At the busiest times the virtual conference platform had some 300 individual video meetings happening concurrently, alongside numerous real-time conversations in the networking lounge.

“The social networking events also gave delegates the opportunity to meet potential new partners and explore new trade lanes in a fun, interactive format. Due to the time differences the conference ran 24-hours per day, and I am delighted that the feedback from delegates has been overwhelmingly positive.

“During these times where global travel is close to impossible it was fantastic to see the energy, innovation and adaptability of WCA World members and I am proud that they continue to play such a vital role in ensuring that global trade and vital supplies continue to be efficiently delivered around the world.”

WCA Chairman, David Yokeum, added: “We identified early in 2020 that the global conferences, which play such a vital role in developing business for our members, would not happen this year and we would have to create something brand new. We found that third party software options, such as Zoom, could not offer the functionality and full experience we wanted to provide, so we designed and built our own system. I am delighted that this hard work paid off and we managed to provide an environment where a huge amount of business was generated.”

WCA plans to hold its next virtual conference in March 2021, which will be open to all independent logistics companies, alongside vendors such as airlines, IT companies, charter brokers and ports/airports. Jointly co-hosted and organised with the China International Freight Forwarders’ Association, the Sino-International Virtual Conference has an emphasis on trade between China and the rest of the world and is expected to attract over 800 delegates.

About WCA

WCA World is the  largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 9,500 member offices in 195 countries around the world.

The combined logistics might of WCA membership exceeds that even of the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders. WCA members’ global market share is increasing significantly every single year.

For more information, visit wcaworld.com

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The SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) function is defined by the Article 9 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) N°409/2013. Under the oversight of the European Commission, the SDM function consists of the synchronisation and the coordination of the deployment of the Common Projects. A Common Project is a Commission Implementing Regulation which mandates the implementation of the most essential operational changes in the European ATM Master Plan by the Member States of the European Union and their operational stakeholders. The first Common Project is known as the Pilot Common Project (PCP) and is defined by the Regulation (EU) N°716/2014. The SDM synchronises and coordinates implementation against the SESAR Deployment Programme which is a project view of the Common Projects organizing their implementation into optimum sequences of activities by all the stakeholders required to implement. To develop and maintain the SESAR Deployment Programme in close consultation with all the stakeholders is another important task under the SDM function.