The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), the leading network for project cargo freight forwarders, are in Muscat at the Sheraton Hotel from 13th to 15th of February for the 19th annual membership conference. About 80 attendees from the membership and invited sponsors representing 49 countries are enjoying the warm hospitality of the networks exclusive country member for Oman, Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC, part of the Khimji Ramdas Group.
The network was established in 1999 and grants membership to qualified project cargo forwarders, one company per country, or in case of larger countries, one member per designated area. The selection of members to the network is handled by the network company directors and members selected Board of Advisors. A Code of Ethics has been adopted by the members. The WWPC network is a member to the Baltic Exchange, London and certified by the Anti-Bribery and Corruption TRACE Organization.
The conference attendees will learn about the services and opportunities provided by the Port of Duqm, first class ocean carriers M/S SAL Heavy Lift GmbH and Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Track-and-Trace specialist Periplus GmbH, and Khimji Ramdas Shipping LLC as sponsors for the event.
The event will be started by a traditional cultural performance, followed by a keynote Welcome to Oman, presented by M.C. Jose, CEO of the Projects & Logistics Group of Khimji Ramdas (KR). "The WWPC member directory provides a first class reference source to locate the most professional project cargo specialists across the world' says Jose." And it is a matter of immense pride for KR Shipping to be hosts to this august gathering in Muscat. Oman is a young and beautiful country and we are thankful to WWPC for giving us an opportunity to showcase not only its beauty but immense business potential'.
In face-to-face meetings attendees will seek new opportunities and discuss common goals. On Friday 15th February a WWPC benefit auction will be held in support for the Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Children. Rajesh Vaidyanathan, General Manager of Khimji Ramdas Shipping accepted the task to act as auctioneer. Items donated by the sponsors and members, cash donations and a members conducted tennis match will contribute to collect a tidy sum for the children in need.
Over the years this type of WWPC auctions at the annual conferences have garnered more than USD 200,000- to various local charities, supporting Children in Need and are always a highlight of the annual membership conferences. In a closed Members Only session on Friday, the attending members will vote for the location and date of the networks 20th annual conference in 2020.
Wolfgang Karau, Director of the network company quoted, “We are happy to be here in Muscat and are grateful to the local assistance of the Khimji Ramdas team and their Khimji Travel staff for having assisted us with the arrangements for our 2019 event.”