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Africa Logistics Network’s 5th annual meeting

13 October 2019 - 16 October 2019

Africa Logistics Network (ALN), the community of professional freight forwarders, is holding its 5th annual meeting in Istanbul, 13-16 October 2019, at the five star Hotel Hilton Bomonti.

ALN has 240 members in five continents with a limited number freight forwarders per country, 89 of them in Africa (98% of the continent) with 130 managers expected to attend the meeting in Istanbul.

The unwritten rule of ALN for the annual meetings is to alternate the hosting country: once in Africa, followed by one in another Continent.

“We chose Istanbul for many reasons says Marcello Saponaro – Chairman of ALN -. First of all because it’s a magical, wonderful city, and for three days a border town between three continents of Europe, Asia and Africa.”

The Istanbul meeting is going to be innovative in the networking business because, for the first time, two different networks, with distinct managements, will cooperate for the same interest of their members.

On the last day of one–to–one meetings on October 16, ALN and Project Logistics Alliance members will be free to meet each other with the view of expanding their business opportunities.

“The network was born by our awareness that Africa is the future for development, – adds Alessandro Saponaro, Honorary Presidente of ALN – and we trusts that Africa’s development is growing at the same time with the level of education, professionalism, social cohesion and infrastructures.

The main part of the meeting will be dedicated to one-to-one talks between members of the Network, but there will be many opportunities for socializing and strengthening of the friendship and business relationship as well, during all the meeting days.


13 October 2019
16 October 2019


Hotel Hilton Bomonti