GFG’s 2015 Conference:
Teamwork at the Courtyard by Marriott Times Square = Success in Seoul

GFG Group Administrator, Rachel Marchant, reports on the GFG’s Seoul conference 10 – 13 October 2015

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The GFG Administrator’s banner says it all – on behalf of the local host, Hansaeng Express, and the GFG, thank you to all those members who attended and made the Seoul conference a success.

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Above: the GFG members in Seoul



The local host company in Seoul, Hansaeng Express Company, and the GFG Administrator formed the team who worked together to put the Seoul conference plans in place.

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The GFG also extends its gratitude to its guest speaker, Mr Sang Ho Jeong (Michael), who took time to present himself, Hanjin Shipping and their most up-to-date services to the GFG members.

Mr Sang Ho Jeong
Vice President
Hanjin Shipping

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Hanjin Shipping
1st Floor, Hanjin Building,
88 Sogongo-ro, Hung-gu, Seoul

Having joined Hanjin Shipping in 1997, Mr Jeong’s extensive expertise and experience within Hanjin was appreciated by the GFG as he shared Hanjin’s latest developments.

selcy main01 r The GFG’s Seoul conference was held at:
The Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square
442 Yeongdeung-dong 4, Yeoungdeungpo-gu, Seoul 150-034, Korea
Awards and Recognition from the GFG to its members

Several GFG member companies were honoured at the Seoul conference, recognition for their staff and company achievements and service to other members:

PK KI Operator of the Year Award

The GFG was delighted to award the winners of the PK Ki Operator of the Year Award, a three-way tie of members providing excellent service to GFG members during the year.

Helka Express – Ida Cheung
Leaap International – Ms R Mahalakshmi
Rutherford Global Logistics – Bhagwahn Randawe

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Above Left: Sharon Ki of Helka accepts Ida’s award from GFG President, Ilan Fidler.

Above Right: Joe Chan of Rutherford accepts Bhagwahn’s award.

Left: The Leaap team, led by Ms M Vidhya present Ms R Mahalakshmi with her award.

The President’s Award

The President’s Award was given to Freight Management Ltd, Bangladesh in recognition of their strong participation with GFG members and great efforts with sales leads during the year.


Right: Mr Chunnu MD. Wahiduzzaman accepts the award for Freight Management from Ilan Fidler, GFG President.

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Member Recognition Awards

We also presented 45 “Member Recognition Awards” for long-term members. They were in four categories: 5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years.

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Other voting matters included the re-election of the GFG Board members and the advancement of some member companies as follows:


Ilan Fidler was chosen to continue his Presidency for the GFG for another term.


The following Directors were chosen to be GFG Directors for another term.

Niral Kadawatharatchie                                   Nita Palhota
Dave Cerasi                                                  Ulrich Jungbluth
Alejandro Castagnolo                                      Todd Mordecai

Thank you to all the above for their work in support of the GFG.


Membership Advancements

The following members were successfully voted upon to advance from Aspirant Status to Full Member Status. Congratulations to all those below:

a.          Grandair Ltd, Greece
b.          Leo Global Logistics Co., Ltd, Thailand
c.          Waterlink Pakistan (PVT) Ltd, Pakistan

  Future Conferences

The future conference venues had been discussed and offered to interested members. The voting took place and the results were as follows:

a.          Mandatory 2017                    Europe – Greece
b.          Mandatory 2018                    North America – New York


I look forward to working with Grandair in Greece and ARI Shipping in New York for those events. (GFG Admin)

In the meantime, we look towards next year’s event which will be hosted by DAC Transport in Panama from 24th to 27th September 2016. A little earlier than usual so it is already less than a year before the GFG members meet again!

“Seoul-long Seoul. Hasta la proxima – Panama!”

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