Asia Cold Chain Show 2018

On Friday 30 November 2018, Murray Backhouse and Sanjay Danvani attended the Asia Cold Chain Show in Bangkok. With X2 Cold Chain being a partner of the event for the first time, it was a great opportunity to show case X2 Cold Chain as the leading pharmaceutical and temperature-sensitive logistics network.

 

Asia Cold Chain Show  (ACCS) has been in motion as an annual event for the past three years serving as a platform for cold storage infrastructure, refrigeration, reefer transport, temperature controlling, IT solutions and data storage solution industry.  ACCS aims to bring thousands of cold chain innovators and experts together under one roof.

 

The trade show and educational conference combination offers the most valuable and comprehensive business-to-business networking event serving the perishables industry. It is a one-stop-shop for innovation, education and business-to-business networking for the global food industry cold chain – from producer to consumer.

 

The exhibition gave us a chance to meet cold chain industry stakeholders from domestic & international markets face-to-face, to talk about upcoming conference and Cargo Weekend project and to build trusted relationships, that will benefit the future of X2 Logistics Networks development.

G7 Newsletter – Q3 2018

The third issue of the G7 NEWS is OUT and it has some excellent network and industry content!

This quarter’s issue covers our member’s special news and updates, new products, tips, G7 Conferences previous attendees testimonials and the company’s outstanding achievements and much more!

 

Convoy for Kids 2018

Convoy for Kids was started in 2000 by a few transport and logistics companies, which made up The Logistics Sub-Committee of AustCham Thailand. Their aim is to put some fun into the lives of handicapped and under privileged children as well as give them some financial support.  The main event each year is in November when they take over 150 children from The Pakred school in Nonthaburi and Sister Joan’s Klong Toey Slums Project for a fun day out.  They run a convoy of commercial transport vehicles accompanying the children who travel in buses.

X2 Group had an opportunity to sponsor and participate in a fun day out. We’re helping to put some joy and happiness into the lives of children with physical disabilities.

This year, on 18th November, over 120 children spent a day, enjoying the animals at Safari World, Bangkok. The kids had an amazing time, exploring the zoo, feeding the giraffes and watching orang-utan, elephant and dolphins show. Such a priceless moment to see the smile and enjoyment of these special kids.

To learn more or contribute to a better life for the handicapped and underprivileged children of Thailand, please visit: http://www.convoyforkids.com

Calling all logistics sector leaders

Calling all logistics sector leaders

Official Dates Released for G7N Logistics Network 3rd Annual Conference

Logistics industry leaders can now prepare and plan attendance for the G7 Logistics Network 3rd Annual Conference scheduled for February 19-22, 2019 in Hua Hin, Thailand. Attendees are given the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet cocktail reception, keynote speeches, one-on-one meetings followed by a gala dinner.

The conference enables global logistics executives, members, partners and companies to connect and network while learning key initiatives while developing business relationships focused primarily on freight forwarding companies.G7N General Manager Murray Backhouse will kick-off the conference in an opening welcome speech day one. To follow is the Plenary Session and candid one-on-one sessions and networking opportunities with global freight forwarding industry members.

“Relationship that was built during the conference with the G7N team, old members and the new partners from all over the world is what I personally enjoyed the most,” explained G7N member Elsa Lan of Golden Well. “Sometimes we don’t only talk about business but we also had the chance to get to know each other and became friends which is the extra bonus.”

Registration officially opened this month for the 4-day conference paired with a luxury stay option at Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas – one of the finest beach resorts in Thailand. Those who register in November are entered entered for a chance to win an upgraded stay in the Deluxe Jacuzzi Suite.

Source: Global Trade

X2 Cold Chain & Asia Cold Chain Show

X2 Cold Chain Partners with Asia Cold Chain Show 2018

Our X2 Cold Chain network is partnering with the upcoming Asia Cold Chain Show to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 28-30 2018.

The Asia Cold Chain Show is a 3 day event that hosts companies connected to agriculture, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, retail, chemical, and many other industry sectors that rely on cold storage, material handling, and temperature-controlled logistics.

This is the event’s 4th year in Bangkok and the Asia Cold Chain Show continues to attract decision makers from logistics companies, retailers, and equipment suppliers.

The X2 Team will not only be supporting the event as we have done in the past, but will also be attending to view industry developments firsthand and utilize that experience to identify unique programs or items of interest that could prove valuable to X2 Cold Chain member business development.

This year’s event is anticipated to be the biggest yet and will likely yield even greater opportunities for attendees.

Industry professionals wishing to attend can find more information and register at www.asiacoldchainshow.com.

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X2 Logistics Networks Announces BoxTop Technologies Vendor Partnership

X2 Logistics Networks is pleased to announce a partnership with BoxTop Technologies through its X2 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.

Fortunately, 6th Annual X2 Conference 2019 attendees will be able to personally meet with BoxTop Technologies at their booth and learn more about how BoxTop can help streamline their internal operations and processes. If that’s too long of a wait, there will also be the associated Cargo Weekend just days prior to the X2 Annual Conference.

X2 Group Founder & CEO Richard Overton is, “looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership that will allow for the members of X2 Logistics Networks to reap the rewards of BoxTop’s involvement through X2 Vendors.”

X2 Group’s X2 Logistics Networks Announces X2 Annual Conference Dates & Location

The X2 Group offices are abuzz with anticipation because the 6th Annual X2 Conference 2019 has been announced. It’s going to be the most complex and far reaching we event that has been done by a logistics network. Despite the fact that it’s July and the event is in February the X2 Team is excited and already eager to get conference preparations underway. Likewise we hope all of the X2 Logistics Networks members are happy to hear the news after weeks, maybe even months of waiting.

What can you expect at the next X2 Annual Conference? You can certainly expect the always present X2 Conference events such as the Gala Dinner and the popular X2 World Cup. We’re mixing it up a bit with combination Cocktail Reception/Pool Side Meet & Greet for a little change.

One thing that you’ll need to check out, because it is held in conjunction with the 6th Annual X2 Conference, is the Cargo Weekend. The Cargo Weekend was inspired by last year’s Mad Hatter’s Garden Party and the storied Club X2 that was held after the Gala Dinner.

Browse the site and see all of what X2 has to offer its event delegates and guests. Also, when you’re ready don’t forget to book through the X2 Concierge. Let the X2 Concierge do the work for you!

X2 Logistics Networks Announces Partnership With ConsolFreight

X2 Logistics Networks of X2 Group has launched a partnership with ConsolFreight to provide X2 Logistics Networks members with a tool to help prepare for the future of logistics due to the growing demand from customers for faster and more efficient service. X2 Group feels that a platform such as ConsolFreight will be required for companies to remain relevant in the industry.

ConsolFreight is a platform for cargo consolidators and co-loaders that interconnects them with the shared objective of making cargo consolidation cost effective while shortening the transit times. The combined volume of all users contributes to individual savings through collective platform utilization. ConsolFreight’s patent pending ConsolSmart uses algorithms to provide users with cost savings and more efficient operations. One of the most interesting aspects for users is likely the ability to request new trade lanes.

Through X2’s formation of a strategic partnership with ConsolFreight X2 is providing its network members with a tool to increase operations efficiency and also a platform to prepare for what very well could be the future of freight consolidation and freight forwarding in a broader sense. According to X2 Group CEO & Founder Richard Overton, “Everything started to come together as we were preparing for our 5th Annual X2 Conference 2018. During the event we introduced the platform to get a feel for how it might be received and the feedback was positive. Now we have a full strategic partnership in place and something that I think will really help our members prepare for the future.”

At the time of writing the ConsolFreight platform has limited availability but you can apply to get a head start by registering via www.consolfreight.com/x2.

Also see Forwarder Magazine and AJOT for other articles announcing the X2 Logistics Networks and ConsolFreight partnership.

5th Annual X2 Conference Sees More Tech Presence

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other tech terms are thrown around every day in the logistics industry when articles and discussions are focused on where the industry is headed and what is the future of not only the freight forwarding specifically, but the general logistics industry as a whole.

X2 Group has taken notice of the acceleration of technology and solutions service providers in the industry and has made it a feature of the 5th Annual X2 Conference 2018. The Annual X2 Conference brings together all the groups under X2 Logistics Networks to a single location where they can establish and reinforce professional relationships with fellow members. The CEO and Founder of X2 Group, Richard Overton, says “Conferences are essential for success within the network, especially for those who will be attending their first X2 Conference.”

For the upcoming event that will be held in Hua Hin, Thailand from 24-28 March 2018, X2 has invited 3 software solutions providers and an insurance partner that will offer X2 Cargo Protect, an e-insurance platform made available to X2 Logistics Networks members.

The 4 companies will be represented by guest speakers, and their representatives will be available for conversations and meetings throughout the duration of the event. The companies who will be participating are WiseTech Global, Softlink, ConsolFreight, and Nacora.

For Softlink, ConsolFreight, and Nacora, 2018 will be their first appearances at an X2 Logistics Networks event, however WiseTech has had a regular presence at X2 Annual Conferences since 2016.

WiseTech Global and Softlink will both be promoting their software solution platforms oriented towards freight forwarders. WiseTech Global is known throughout the industry for their CargoWise One system. Softlink offers multiple software solutions for different industries, however the focus will likely be their Logi-Sys freight forwarding oriented software.
Nacora is owned by Kuehne + Nagel, and although they are an insurance broker, they also have a tech aspect to their presence at the upcoming X2 Conference. Through its e-insurance platform X2 members will be able to easily and quickly insure their shipments.

“2018 is already demonstrating that technology will be a strong influence for the immediate future of the logistics industry and that’s something that not only our members. But other freight forwarders need to pay attention also and begin adapting,” says Murray Backhouse, the General Manager Global Networks for X2 Logistics Networks when asked about the increased presence of technology for 2018.

The 5th Annual X2 Conference 2018 will be held in Hua Hin, Thailand from 24-28 March at the Dusit Thani Resort and will be attended by freight forwarding and logistics industry professionals from around the globe.