Best Freight Forwarding Network 2018

X2 Group, a global leader in Logistics networking management, wins The Maritime & Shipping Awards 2018 for the third time in a row!

“We are pleased and honored to be chosen once again as winners of this award for the 3 rd year running. We believe the reasons behind our success are due to the unchanged same values we have maintained since our inception….to ensure that X2 will be a network for the future and will continue to add value to its members by striving to have a competitive edge in the international logistics networking arena. Our belief in identifying customers’ value propositions and delivering on them without exception”, said Richard Overton, CEO of X2 group.

With over 600 logistics clients in over 160 countries worldwide X2 has become a brand synonymous with freight and logistics companies, who are looking for a professional global network of freight and logistics service providers to find partnerships to expand their business in all major markets worldwide.


G7 Logistics Networks Announces BoxTop Technologies as Vendor Partner

G7 Logistics Networks is pleased to announce a partnership with BoxTop Technologies through our G7 Vendors program. BoxTop Technologies is a well known and recognized provider of freight management and transportation system software. They are a company of software professionals who will be beneficial to the members of the world’s most professional logistics network.

BoxTop Technologies was founded in 1995, which gives them nearly a quarter of a decade of freight industry experience as a software platform. Today BoxTop’s software helps freight forwarders and other logistics professionals around the globe manage their operations, accounts, customer relations, warehousing, and tracking so they can work more efficiently and continue to grow their businesses.

G7 Logistics Networks General Manager Murray Backhouse is “looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership that will allow for the members of G7 Logistics Networks to reap the rewards of BoxTop’s involvement through G7 Vendors.”

One Monocle Plans & Manages Successful South Africa Ball 2018

On October 6th, 2018 the South Africa Ball was held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. X2 Group’s event management company, One Monocle was contacted to plan and manage the event at short notice, and created an event that has received high praise. Also in the run up tot he event, One Monocle was responsible for event PR & marketing, plus the search for sponsors to support the fundraising for two charities.

One Monocle was contacted about six weeks out from the event date and asked to organize and plan the event. Within that time One Monocle conceptualized, sourced decorations and other visuals, organized menus, and developed a schedule of events for the evening.

As is the aim with all that One Monocle does, is to make the night unforgettable and continue to raise the bar to redefine what a high quality event is in Bangkok, Thailand.

The evening opened up with a splendid reception area with a balloon gate entrance, Beautiful flowers arrangements, staff with welcome drinks at the ready, and elegant cocktail tables . The main highlight of the reception area was a “Wish Tree”. The Wish Tree was created to support 2 charity organisations: The Rice Seeds Child Programme and The HESC Rhino Orphanage.

The night featured a welcome by Ragil Ratnam, the Chairman of the South Africa – Thailand Chamber of Commerce, and a speech about Nelson Mandela and how South Africa has changed over the past 20 years from someone who knew Nelson Mandela personally, the South Africa Ambassador to Thailand, Geoff Doidge.

This year’s South Africa Ball also featured a musical performance by South African musical duo Qadasi & Maq. The pair create music that is a mix of traditional Zulu sounds and modern strings and lyrics incorporating two languages.

We wanted to create a feeling of South Africa and gather the great community together! And step away from the boring conception of gala dinners and charity events to make it unique and enjoyable! – says Kristina Terekhova, Event, PR & Marketing Manager of One Monocle

To conclude the might, many guests gathered around a TV in the reception area to watch the South Africa v. New Zealand rugby match. Unfortunately, the night ended as a loss for the South Africans.

Despite the slight damper of a rugby loss, the event was applauded and One Monocle received many messages of praise when everyone was back one their feet after a day of recovery. We received special recognition from the South African Ambassador about the night’s ambiance,”…what a complete transformation… It reflected South Africa from the entrance and through to the completely unrecognisable ballroom.”

One Monocle would like to thank the South Africa – Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Jabulani for the opportunity to plan the South Africa Ball 2018.

One Monocle also expresses their appreciation to the Rice Seeds children who wholeheartedly sung the “Royal Thai Anthem” to open the event.

Finally, One Monocle thanks the ambassadors of South Africa, Kenya, New Zealand, and Peru for spending their evening at the South Africa Ball 2018.