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Forwarding conference relocates due to political unrest

By Staff Reports on March 18, 2014

WCA management moved its conference from Bangkok due to political unrest. “Although there was no direct threat to foreign visitors, there was a fatal incident adjacent to our main conference hotel in the days leading up to the event,” WCA president David Yokeum said.

WCA Conference Week has moved to a new venue in Hong Kong following the postponement of the conference that was due to be staged in Bangkok in March.

Political unrest, culminating in sporadic violent incidents between government supporters and opposition protestors, had prompted WCA management to postpone the conference.

“Although there was no direct threat to foreign visitors, there was a fatal incident adjacent to our main conference hotel in the days leading up to the event,” WCA president David Yokeum said. “There is never a doubt that the safety of our members is paramount, and the decision to postpone the event has received the full backing of the attendees.”

WCA Conference Week, a freight forwarding convention comprising the 16th WCA First Conference, the 6th WCA Worldwide Conference and the 2nd WCA Relocations Conference, will now take place May 11-18 at AsiaWorld Expo, adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport.

“The WCA staff has worked tirelessly to ensure the switch has been completed smoothly and that, if anything, the event will be even better than before. We have ensured that no participant will be out of pocket on their travel arrangements due to the switch, and we look forward to hosting over 70,000 individual meetings that will see the independent freight forwarding sector generate millions of dollars in new business,” Yokeum said.