Bangkok is conquered


Conqueror Freight Network agents met in Bangkok in May, five years after the launch of the network.

The event saw 113 agents from across 57 countries meet to do business. These independent freight forwarders come from the network’s agents based in 228 cities in 103 countries. The network’s combined annual turnover is $2.2 billion with more than 19,000 employees, handling more than one million shipments each year which includes 175,000 tonnes of airfreight cargo.

“Agents are participating in more than 2,500 one-to-one meetings and, as you can see, they are making the most of these as well as competing for each other’s attention away from them,” explained founder Antonio Torres. In addition to the one to one meetings on offer, delegates were introduced to Conqueror’s latest tools to assist them in their daily operations, including an online quotation request tool and a payment monitoring system. “We believe in promoting good communication and healthy financial relationships between members.

Our request tool will simplify the management and tracking of rate requests between members and the payment monitoring system will allow agents to add, view and edit details of open invoices,” saysTorres.

“Every year, we are treated to new and innovative tools to help us in our daily operations,” says Conqueror, “Being an independent forwarder, I can’t afford to incur unpaid invoices. The new payment system being launched today will enable us to better manage our payments to and from other agents in the network.”