The 2013 agm in United States was hosted by Dynasty International Forwarding, Inc..
The stunning city of Chicago was the perfect backdrop for the EFFA AGM weekend. One to one meetings took place on Friday, followed by the President's Reception and Secret Agent gift exchange, where we raised our glass in memory of Frans De Smedt and collected uSD 3600 in donations for our Host's chosen charity, Gilda's Club. We were a small group this year, but this amount proves the continued generousity of EFFA agents.
Saturday's AGM was lively and interesting (full minutes will follow), and was followed by a relaxing river cruise through the city's architecture. Saturday ended with drinks and a wonderful dinner at Topo Gigio. Our thanks go to our Host, Dynasty International, for sponsoring the wine with our meals.
On Sunday the remaining agents donned helmets and enjoyed a hugely fun Segway tour through the sights
Full pictures and details will be posted shortly.
The charity nominated by our host this year was Gilda's Club Chicago.
Dynasty International Forwarding, Inc. hosted the 2013 AGM.
ADD CARGO SRL from Romania
BAT Transportation Inc. from Canada
Bermuda Export Sea Transfer Ltd from Bermuda
CARGOMASTER INTERNATIONAL SRL from ITALY
CONSOLIDATED FREIGHT MONITORING INTL (CFMI) from France
Key Air & Sea Ltd from UK
Nihon Hoso Unyu Co.,Ltd from Japan
Pioneer Sea & Air Ltd. ( Shenzhen ) from China
WITAL Air Cargo GmbH from Germany
Evans and Wood & Co., Inc. from USA
J. HENNINGSEN SHIPPING APS from Denmark
Friday one to one meetings
10.00 - 16.00 One to one meetings will take place in order to promote and improve business relationships between EFFA agents. Please sign up for these meetings within the members area of the website
Friday night President's Reception/ 'Secret Agent'
Delegates and their guests are invited to join the annual ice-breaker reception at the Inter-Continental Hotel. This event is free of charge, but all those attanding will be requested to make a donation to the Host's charity, Gilda's Club (please see elsewhere on the site for further information). Please inform us of the names of all delegates and guests who will attend. The event will also include the annual 'Secret Agent' exchange of gifts. Please ensure that all delegates bring business cards and their gift, which should cost no more than USD 30.00 and should represent either your own country's culture or similar. This is a very fun event and raises a lot of laughs, so bring your sense of humour! Photos of previous events are in the galleries for each AGM.
EFFA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Architectural Riverboat tour of Chicago
The group will enjoy a relaxing riverboat tour of Chicago’s stunning architectural heritage. Guests are welcome.
Sunday Segway tour
Something a little bit different! EFFA and guests will take a tour of Chicago by Segway. Don't worry if you have not tried this form of transport - you will love it! Places are strictly limited so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to ensure that you don't miss out. This will be lots of fun and is a great alternative to walking!!
Saturday evening dinner
All delegates and their guests are welcome to join the group for dinner at the Host's choice of restaurant. Transport will be provided from the hotel. Times etc will be confirmed nearer the date. Attire is smart casual.