GPLN Presentation Kuala Lumpur Meeting March 2008


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This was the presentation given by Gary Dale Cearley at the GPLN Global Annual Meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 2008.

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GPLN Presentation Kuala Lumpur Meeting March 2008

  1. 1. Welcome to the 5 th GPLN Global General Meeting! Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur March 12 th – 14 th , 2008
  2. 2. Sponsorship Rickmers-Linie GmbH <ul><li>For the first time ever GPLN has a corporate sponsor: Rickmers-Linie </li></ul><ul><li>GPLN has named Rickmers-Linie our “ GPLN Preferred Carrier ” (See the story in our newsletter) </li></ul><ul><li>Rickmers - Linie is a member of the Hamburg based Rickmers Group and provides a world - wide network of liner services for the transportation of breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes such as transformers, generators, railway locomotives, brewery tanks and yachts . </li></ul><ul><li>Rickmers - Linie currently owns or long - term charters 19 specialist vessels and adds further capacity to its fleet by spot charters subject to demand . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who we are… <ul><li>The Global Projects Logistics Network ( GPLN ) is the premier non - exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specializing in international projects movements by air, sea and land as well as specialized lifts and the special handling of oversized, out - of - gauge and heavy lift cargo . </li></ul><ul><li>Members must be proven project forwarding professionals. We have in the past four months made it harder to get in, requiring even more references than before. </li></ul><ul><li>We are now, have always been and will remain non-exclusive. </li></ul><ul><li>Our goal is for the GPLN to be the household name in project logistics. We will achieve this goal through only allowing in project professional companies and not simply go for flags on the map. </li></ul>
  4. 4. GPLN Coverage <ul><li>We are on every inhabited continent. </li></ul><ul><li>We have made up huge ground last year, going from 48 member offices to 97 member offices since our last meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>This is more than doubling in size in less than one year! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Global Project Logistics Newsletter <ul><li>Currently comes quarterly; prints of 1500 which go out to members, prospects, industry professionals and handed out at exhibitions / trade shows </li></ul><ul><li>Are in our 4 th edition </li></ul><ul><li>Have gone from eight pages (four color and four black / white) to eight full color pages. Should expand to twelve pages in the next one or two issues </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines will move up from ten days to three weeks prior to next issue </li></ul><ul><li>Next deadline (stories, press releases, photos, announcements, advertisements) is May 2 nd as we will want this in time to make Breakbulk Europe </li></ul>
  6. 6. Areas We Target For Growth <ul><li>Afghanistan </li></ul><ul><li>Algeria </li></ul><ul><li>Angola </li></ul><ul><li>Caspian Sea Area </li></ul><ul><li>Central Asia (Especially Kazakhstan & Uzbekstan) </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq </li></ul><ul><li>Libya </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Nigeria </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul>
  7. 7. Upcoming GPLN Events in 2008 <ul><li>Can be participated in by everyone </li></ul><ul><li>3rd Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference & Exhibition (Antwerp, Belgium: May 27 th – 29 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>Transport Logistic China (Shanghai, China: June 17 th – 19 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>19 th Annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference & Exhibition (New Orleans, USA: October 14 th – 16 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Trans Middle East 2008 (Dubai, UAE: November 25 th - 26 th ) </li></ul><ul><li>7 th Intermodal Africa 2009 (Dakar, Senegal: March 25 th – 26 th , 2009) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Next GPLN Meeting <ul><li>GPLN has a rotation at the moment: Europe to Asia to Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Americas and Africa can be added when there are more members </li></ul><ul><li>Next rotation: Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>Probable Location: Cairo </li></ul>
  9. 9. Thanks for Coming! <ul><li>The only real way to get the true benefit of the GPLN is to come to the meetings, participate in the events and market yourself through the newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Of all the above, attending the GPLN General Meetings is the most important! </li></ul>