From July 1, members of the Cargo Connections network will be able to use the ‘Virtual 1-2-1 Booking System’ which will officially go live. The system will allow users to view a schedule, make periods of time unavailable, book or cancel meetings, make notes and message each other.
The network says: “We are aware that communication and connections are vital, and we have very much enjoyed ‘seeing’ everyone during our regular virtual get-togethers. At the moment, we are living in a very different world and we don’t yet know what the future holds with regards to the gathering of large groups.
“We want to ensure that Cargo Connections continues to evolve and provide you with a strong networking platform so that you are in the best position possible when the outbreak dissipates. Indeed, belonging to organisations like Cargo Connections could be essential to the survival of many independent forwarders over the coming years.
“We are aware of the importance of the 1-2-1 meetings during our annual Assemblies, where members are able to discuss existing and potential new business.
“Therefore, we have invested in a Virtual 1-2-1 Booking System and are encouraging our members to take part in our Virtual 1-2-1 Meeting Week, which will take place from 10-14 August 2020.
“We hope that you will find this new membership benefit useful and although we won’t be able to shake hands and hug, we can still talk and connect in order to grow business.”