After a year since the start of the pandemic and still without the possibility of traveling abroad, the WWCA team decided to continue with the online modality, organizing the first event of the year 2021. The event took place from April 26 to 29 and had the following schedule:

On the first day of the event, we had a couple of online cocktails, one for Spanish-speaking countries and the other for English-speaking countries. Members had the opportunity to present their companies and thus get to know each other in a better way.

As part of the event, we interviewed Mr. Jordi Domingo Garcia-Milà – Cònsol Major at the Consolat de Mar de Barcelona and Mr. Alfons Esteve Florença – Logistics and Transport Lawyer at the Consolat de Mar de Barcelona.

In the first part of this interview, Mr. Jordi Domingo Garcia-Milà talked about the history of the Consolat de Mar and its achievements over the last years, he also mentioned the projects the Consolat de Mar was taking on.

In the second part of this interview, Mr. Alfons Esteve Florença talked about the impact of digitalization on the logistics sector and how the Forwarders could use it in order to build stronger relationships with the people they interact with, he also spoke about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having towards the maritime sector.

For three days, the participants had the chance to be part of the one-to-one meetings who were held in online mode. The members were able to do the online meetings with the help of our platform, which was active for 72 hours straight, this helped the agents to schedule meetings at the time that was most convenient for them depending on their geographical location.

In these three days, a total of 495 online meetings were held. A total of 71 companies from 45 countries participated.