It has been one month since the Breakbulk Convention took place in Bremen, Germany, yet the excitement and vibe are still lingering at the headquarters of the Project Logistics Alliance. We would like to make a brief recap of the event, starting with the successful rollout of two intensive days of our own networking event for the alliance members, followed by our presence at the Breakbulk Europe, the biggest convention in the logistics industry.
On May 28 and 29, 2018 we held our Mini Meetings at the Maritim Hotel Congress Center in our hometown Bremen. “Mini-Meetings” are scheduled one-to-one conversations between members of our alliance. The participants have a fixed 20-minute time frame to introduce their company and services, and exchange details for potential collaboration. In total, about 80 representatives showed up to take part in this event, representing companies from more than 50 countries. Many members have founded successful business relationships within the alliance, and our mini-meetings have proven to be a great place to start. It is worth noting that The Meeting Manager, a tool developed by our partner Kutzner Process Optimization, contributed to the clear structuring of the process and ensured a smooth rotation.
The meetings were complemented with several events including a welcoming Gala Dinner at the Osteria, localized at the Bremer Schlachte and sponsored by our partner CargoSoft. On the 29th of May, we enjoyed BBQ off the grill at the Meierei Bremen, a scenic venue right in the center of the Bremen Central Park. The attendees who extended their stay in Bremen for another day were invited to join us at the Markthalle 8 in the city center of Bremen, for traditional German dishes and on the house drinks. This event was sponsored by Project Logistics Alliance, along with 20 other local companies.We thank our members for traveling from all over the world, to join us for this grand event and their support during those intensive days. The Project Logistics Alliance has come a long way since the last meet up in Antwerp, and our members' positive responses will continue to motivate us to strive for continuous improvement of the alliance, as well as the wellbeing of our members.