SFN Meeting A Roaring Success

SFN Meeting A Roaring Success

SFN Meeting A Roaring Success
Our 4th meeting in Thailand was wonderful. From the first Karate chop, to the last hug goodbye, everybody was energised with positivity and a sense of camaraderie. 
The setting was stunning.
There’s always such a profound sense of familiarity amongst the regular attendees, who readily extend an open-armed welcome to all the newer delegates. The cohesion amongst our group is palpable, our event always an opportunity to strengthen the newer and older bonds further. The sense of family which is derived from this togetherness is special in an often hostile world.
THANK YOU to everybody that attended and contributed to making our event so amazing. We captured a great photo here:

You can view more photographs from the event here.
Over the next weeks, videos will appear on our SFN YouTube Channel. Look out for the footage from the charity donation particularly, as that was very special.
Take a look at what we posted throughout the event on the SFN Facebook Page and SFN Twitter Account. Please tweet, like and share. Plus add your meeting photos to our Facebook page.
SFN Members swung into action on Wednesday morning at the annual golf game, organised by Tim Taylor from WWLP in USA. Around twenty golfers participated and Oliver from Switzerland won. Congratulations to you, Oliver.
All the members who attended the martial arts team building session had fun kicking ass. Everybody recommends you join us for the session next year.
With the raffle and auction combined, I am delighted to announce that our generous delegates raised $3000 for the Father Ray Foundation. Some of the children came to collect the money we’d raised, which made the donation even more special.
Derek, who collected the donation, wrote the following email to me today:
“Once we carried all the gifts to the pick-up the children all agreed to hand them in and then select one, so that the others could be divided among the other children. The ‘girly’ gifts I will be taking to the Village tomorrow morning as we have many young girls who I know will love to play with all those dolls. The Australian toys will be given to the toddlers at the Day Care Center. The money you donated, 106,000 Baht, will be going to our school uniform appeal as we are now in the summer holidays and the children go back to school on the 15th May, and they all need two uniforms, Scout kit, sports wear and a school tunic shirt. “Once again Kelly, thank you very very much.”
Thank you so very much to everybody who brought gifts and bought raffle tickets. The kids in Pattaya will appreciate your kindness, as do I.
Thank you to the following members for your wonderful feedback; a small selection is below:
“Nice, fun, interesting and helpful conference. Perfect arrangements for the meeting schedules, team building, etc. Looking forward to the next successful conference.” Carmen, ASM (Singapore)
“I am glad I attended the meeting. We met lovely people with warm reception. Had good meetings with promising business opportunities. The food and entertainment were good. I salute Kelly, Jess and Dalia for being with us throughout the meeting, it shows how much you value your members. Long Live SFN!” Lillian, Boldline Shipping (Kenya)
“We know already now for 4 years how it works and this year, we proved we made the right choice in joining SFN 4 years ago. Professional, well organised meeting, nice events. Looking forward to start this new year of collaboration with SFN Members.” Gregory, Deny Cargo (Belgium)
“We have been to many network meetings, and this is one of the most well run and fun meetings. The personalised service really makes me feel that we belong to a family rather than just a network member. Keep it up! Don’t let it grow into one of those common generic networks that we see everywhere!” Roger, Mattroy (Malaysia)
“An interesting conference, well arranged with nice ambiance. Good food and great company with many agents. Looking forward to the conference next year.” Ann Goh, ASM (Singapore)
“SFN is a refreshing network. Kelly, Dalia and Jess are energetic, motivated and Kelly is super organised. I can highly recommend SFN to anyone considering joining.” Stevan, Loch M Fraser (Australia)
“As always, this was a very well organised meeting, congratulations once again. Special thanks to Jess, always so kind and nice to help us.” Juan, All Cargo Net (USA)
“Thank You, Kelly, Dalia and Jess, and all the meeting partners. This is a very nice meeting and I will obtain a lot of business. The membership is friendly and like a family. Thanks again!” Ken, VTG SCM (Hong Kong)
“The SFN meeting was exciting and filled with opportunities. Great food and people to be around. Looking forward to our reunion next year.” Teddy, Austromar (USA)
“Great people and great friendships made. Organising of the conference is top quality.” Isaac, Freight Services (New Zealand)
“Many thanks for organising this wonderful event. It’s our great pleasure to continue in the network as the Exclusive agent in Oman. All the best.” Ushan, Freight Masters, Oman
It was great to see so many of you meeting Socrates from Airates; you can email him here to follow up on the system: sp@airates.com. Airates is currently FREE for all SFN members, take him up on this generous offer and get involved. What a great way to link the members together, everybody I spoke to was impressed by the systems Socrates is offering and many people have already signed up.
SFN MEETING 2018 (25-27 April 2018)
Our next Meeting is to be held in Sitges, Spain at the Meliá Sitges Hotel. More details will follow via email and full details can be found in the member website.
Thank you once again to my hosts, Vision Logistics and Asia Forwarding, for your generosity in sponsoring the meeting gift and team building T-shirts.
Over to our new hosts in Spain now, to take up the gauntlet.
Thank you all for another great meeting. I hope to see you in Spain in 2018.

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