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2020 Annual Assembly, Thailand

2020 Annual Assembly, Thailand
2020 Annual Assembly, Thailand

Our 5th Annual Assembly will take place in Thailand from 27-29 November 2020 at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, situated on Bangtao Beach between a tropical lagoon and the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea – this beachfront property will be a luxurious haven for our meeting. See Agenda.

REGISTER HERE (strict deadline 1 November 2020)


We have arranged a fantastic start to our event, with a change from our usual schedule. We will meet at 17:30 on 27 November 2020 for a coach trip to Siam Niramit. Have you seen the reviews on TripAdvisor? It is a must-see!

We will enjoy dinner and various attractions including music and dance performances, a kickboxing show, grand parade and elephant rides. We will then settle into upgraded Platinum Seats and watch the spectacular show featuring over 100 performers, lavish costumes and stunning set designs.

Our official meeting will start on 28 November 2020 in the grand Similan Ballroom and delegates will gain access to our online Meeting Manager program so that 20-minute business meetings can be arranged prior to arrival.

After a morning of 1-2-1 meetings, at 14:00 we will take part in a combination of team building activities and compete in friendly competition with fun being the main focus. After an entertaining afternoon, there will be time to rest before we meet at 19:00 for a drinks reception by the upper pool/Edgewater. We will then enjoy a dinner feast with an open bar and be entertained by a Human Puppet, Thai Regional Dance Acts and a Bang Rachan Show.

Our official meeting will continue on 29 November 2020 with more 1-2-1 meetings where delegates highlight their specialist areas, discuss cross trade, existing and new business as well as information regarding their country’s regulations and requirements. These crucial meetings also provide an opportunity to share key import and export trade information.

17:00-17:30 New Members Meet 09:30-17:00 1-2-1 Meetings & Team Building 09:30-17:00 1-2-1 Meetings
17:30-22.30 Siam Niramit & Dinner 19:00-22:00 Dinner & Award Ceremony 17:00 Meeting Ends


Our events are all about networking and our new Event Web App will help you manage your connections – a key feature is one-to-one messaging so that you can engage with each other before, during and after our gathering. You can also make notes against each 1-2-1 meeting (that only you can see). Offering simple, easy to use features, you can upload your own profile photo and search for delegates to either message or book a meeting with. See preview.


During our event, we will be showing 4 short infovideos. The first video is a thought-provoking case study of the installation of a huge floating granite sphere. The challenge was finding the best solution to lift a 15 ton round ball without touching the bottom. How would you do it? Don’t miss this video session to see if you were right! The second video reveals the most common mistake when executing a shipment, so obvious yet so underestimated that even NASA made the mistake resulting in a 5-year investigation. Watch this video and we will help save you time and money. The third video is an exciting case study where tandem lift operators could not see each other and at a certain point, could not see the 30-ton silo cargo either – operating blind solely on the instructions given by radio. Not to be missed! The fourth video covers the important topic of skidding and addresses the various systems, what they consist of, what to look out for and what the latest trends are.


Lagoon View rooms (43m2) with sunken bathtub and showers are available to delegates at Single THB 6,700 (approx. USD 211) net per room per night; Twin/Double THB 7,200 (approx. USD 227) net per room per night. Room Rates include a full buffet breakfast and the 10% service charge, 7% VAT and 1% provincial tax.


Morning coffee breaks include freshly-brewed coffee, a selection of regular and herbal teas and an assortment of croissants, sandwiches, Danish pastries and muffins. Afternoon coffee breaks include freshly-brewed coffee, a selection of regular and herbal teas, and an assortment of snacks including fruits, curry prawn fritters, deep-fried sesame chicken wings, and smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels. Lunch with soft beverages will be taken in Locavore restaurant.


We aim to include as much in the Registration Fee as possible to keep each delegate's expenses to an absolute minimum. The Registration Fee is GB £690 1st person and GB £650 2nd and each additional person, which includes the following:

  • Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (Sun)
  • Gala Dinner, Open Bar and Live Entertainment (Mon)
  • Meeting Room Hire including AV Equipment (Mon & Tue)
  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments
  • Buffet Lunch including Soft Drinks, Coffee and Tea (Mon & Tue)
  • Conference Bag & Administration
  • Event Photography

The Spouse Fee of GB £160 includes Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (Sun) and Gala Dinner, Open Bar and Live Entertainment (Mon). Please note that if your spouse intends to join you for lunch please arrange with the hotel directly in order to avoid any confusion or embarrassment.

Delegates must be fully employed by a Cargo Connections Member either on a full or part-time basis and not employed by any other company. Breach of this condition will result in the immediate cancellation of attendance with no refund. Only fully paid registered delegates with conference lanyards are permitted to enter the meeting room.


Please click here to see a summary of countries and territories entitled for visa exemption and visa on arrival to Thailand. However, as requirements vary from nation to nation, we would suggest that you contact the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General (see list) within your own country or a travel agent specialising in visa applications. Please email Judith for an official invitation letter.