Conference 2016









2016 Conference

Dear Colleagues:


The Freight Club Board of Directors csordially invites you to Attend The Freight Club’s 17th Annual Conference which will be taking place from April 10th - 13th, 2016 at the Hilton Panama, in Panama City.

Panama City is one of the top city break destinations in Latin America and the United States for atmosphere, night life, visitor attractions, activities and shopping, It is called by some "The little Miami", because of it likeness with the City of Miami in Florida, USA.

If there is any networking conference to attend this year, this is the one. With only a limited number of rooms reserved for the conference, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible and take advantage of early bird special rates.

So, why not sit back and enjoy local entertainment, delicious food, shopping and perhaps visit the famous "Panama Canal! All while making new business with The Freight Club members.

Reserve your attendance at the conference today. Simply to go to Register Now where you will find all the information that you will need to secure your participation for the conference.

We look forward to seeing and joining you in Panama.



Sean Sandford
President of The Freight Club



Location City
Panama City, Panama

The province of Panama is home to Panama City, the capital and largest city in size and population in the Republic.

Its grand attractions include the Panama Canal, forest parks, reserve areas, beautiful islands, and a vast diversity in every sense.




Hotel
Hilton Panama


Ideally located on the corner of Avenida Balboa and Aquilino de la Guardia, the Hilton Panama hotel offers an inviting retreat only two blocks from the Financial District in Panama City, Panama. Situated on Panama Bay, our Hilton hotel is within walking distance to many of Panama City's finest restaurants and cafés, and just 20 minutes from Tocumen International Airport.

Enjoy panoramic views of Panama City, the Pacific Ocean or Panama Bay from a spacious guest room or suite featuring WiFi, signature bedding, a large flat-screen HDTV and a mini-bar. Reserve a guest room or suite with a private terrace or an executive guest room for exclusive access to concierge services and the Executive Lounge.




Prices


Conference Package
Members and Guest Participants Price List
 
Early Bird
Regular
Late
Expiration date
until Nov
30, 2015
until Jan
31, 2016
until Mar
25, 2016
Conference fee
$1,020
$1,084
$1,150
Accompanying Person $620
$650
$680

Conference Package Inclusive of:
     - Welcome cocktail reception
     - One-to-one meetings with members and participants
     - Presentation by Members
     - Industry guest speakers
     - Daily lunch buffet during conference (Excl. accompanying person)
     - Conference material
     - 2 daily coffee breaks with snacks
     - 2 Theme dinners
     - 1 Gala dinner at the hotel
     - Use of the hotel facilities

Accompanying Person Participating Package Inclusive of:
     - Welcome cocktail reception
     - 2 Theme dinners
     - 1 Gala dinner at the hotel
     - Use of the hotel facilities

Lunch is not included for accompanying person. Accompanying person intending to attend or participate in the conference meetings shall be required to pay the full "all inclusive" conference package price.
 
Hotel Room Accomodation
Members and Guest Participants Price List
 
Early Bird
Regular
Late
Expiration date
until Nov
30, 2015
until Jan
31, 2016
until Mar
25, 2016
Deluxe Room Single
$190
$199
$235
Deluxe Room Double
$220
$229
$265
Note: As per TFC policy ALL participants must stay at the hotel
where the conference is being held. No exceptions allowed
.

The above room rates includes:
     - Breakfast Buffet
     - Use of the hotel facilities

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation fees will be applicable, for the total conference and accommodation charges as below:
     - Cancellations requested on or before December 31, 2015:
             25% of total charges.
     - Cancellations requested on or before Jan 31, 2016
             50% of total charges.
      Cancellations requested after February 28, 2016:
             100% of total charges.

Every cancellation must be requested (include invoice number) by email to secretariat@thefreightclub.com



Agenda


Conference Meeting Schedule

Sunday April 10, 2016
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
09:00AM 02:00PM   Possible optional event (*)
03:00PM 05:00PM   -Welcome Desk Registration
  -Informal meeting by Directors with new applicants
(*)
07:00AM 11:00AM   Welcome cocktail reception
 
Monday April 11, 2016
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
06:30AM 09:00PM   Breakfast
09:00AM 10:00AM   Opening ceremony of the conference
10:00AM 10:30AM   Guest Speaker 01 (*)
10:30AM 11:00AM   Coffee Break
11:00AM 12:15AM   Presentation of Companies by Attendees
12:15AM 12:30AM   Group Photograph
12:30PM 02:30PM   Lunch Break
02:30PM 03:30PM   One-to-One Meetings
03:30PM 04:00PM   Coffee Break
04:00PM 05:30PM   One-to-One Meetings
06:00PM 07:00PM   Free Time
07:00PM 07:30PM  Meet at Hotel Lobby for Transfer to Restaurant
07:30PM 10:30PM Theme dinner at restaurant

Tuesday April 12, 2016
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
06:30AM 09:00PM   Breakfast
09:00AM 09:30AM   Guest Speaker 02 (*)
09:30AM 10:30AM   One-to-One Meetings
10:30AM 11:00AM   Coffee Break
11:00AM 12:30PM   One-to-One Meetings
12:30PM 02:30PM   Lunch Break
02:30PM 03:30PM   One-to-One Meetings
03:30PM 04:00PM   Coffee Break
04:00PM 05:30PM   One-to-One Meetings
06:00PM 07:00PM   Free Time
07:00PM 07:30PM  Meet at Hotel Lobby for  Transfer to Restaurant
08:45PM 10:45PM    Restaurant

Wednesday April 13, 2016
Time In Time Out   Program and Activities Detail
06:30AM 09:00PM   Breakfast
09:00AM 10:30AM  Closed Member Session
10:30AM 11:00AM   Coffee Break
11:00AM 12:30PM  Closed Member Session
12:30PM 02:00PM   Lunch Break
02:00PM 03:30PM   Free Time
03:30PM 04:00PM   Free Time
04:00PM 05:00PM   Free Time
05:00PM 07:00PM   Free Time
07:00PM 08:00PM   Gala Dinner Cocktail Party
08:00PM 11:00PM   Theme Dinner with live entertainment and DJ with dance music

(*) Please check the agenda periodically.
Times and daily events may vary or adjusted before the event.



Important


Location
Hilton Panama
Panama City, Panama

The 2016 TFC Conference will take place in the beautiful hotel "Hilton Panama" Located at:
Balboa Avenue and Aquilino de la Guardia Street
Panama City, Panama
T: (+507) 280-8000
http://www.hilton.com/panama


Weather

Panama temperatures average high 34°C (94°F) and average low 19°C (67°F) during the month of April.


Currency

The official currency in Panama is the Balboa, but the currency used day-to-day is the US Dollar. Balboa bills are non-existent, only Balboa coins. 1 Balboa = 1USD.


Airport

Tocumen International Airport has been recognized as one of the most important airports in the region. For more information visit: http://www.tocumenpanama.aero


Electrical Current

110/ 120 volts is the standard electrical current throughout Panama. Primary Socket Types are: North American Non-Grounded , North American Grounded.


Transportation

From Tocumen International Airport:

Tourist Taxi Service is the only taxi service that can be boarded at the Tocumen International Airport. They are exclusive to provide service and to guarantee passenger safety. Tel. (507)238-4305 / (507)220-1210.