SFN Meetings, in person, are held annually to provide an invaluable forum for the exchange of  business between SFN Members. For one set of travel expenses, delegates have the unique opportunity to attend 1-2-1 meetings with fellow Members, in order to generate new business.
Our next meeting will be held in Costa Rica, 21-23 June 2023. This is the perfect opportunity for our members to meet in person, sharing both 1-to-1 appointments in the meeting room and social events in the evenings. If you would like to join our network and be a part of this great event, please complete the SFN Application Form or email us for more information:
As well as the formal setting of the meeting room, the informal welcome reception, gala and farewell dinner provide ample opportunity for Members to get to know one another and build trust. The meetings enable bonds to be formed and strengthened from year to year, leading to more and more business.
With Kelly Bunyan's experience in hosting Network Meetings, the events are always highly productive and fun. Kelly Bunyan has been hosting freight forwarder meetings since 2005. You can see details of all her previous Meetings on SFN's sister network's website: World Freight Network’s (WFN).
Read what some of our Members think of our meetings:

"Just a quick thank you for the successful SFN Conference held this year in South Africa, to the members that were not able to attend, you missed out. Thank you for allowing us to host you in South Africa, it was a pleasure and many new friends were made by all. We are used to conversing via email and rarely get the opportunity to meet one another face to face. There are a lot of new prospects businesswise that was discussed at this year’s conference. Thank you for making the conference memorable and I look forward to growing the business with our partners."

Deirdre Baillie, Professional Shipping Intelligence, South Africa


"Specialist Freight Networks is exactly that – a group of specialist, experienced and well-chosen individuals brought together to do business. Communication in our industry is key and something that SFN embodies not only during the meeting, but all year round. The meeting itself is extremely well organised, not only in the choice of venue but the agenda as a whole. It makes the art of networking easier. Kelly and the team do an incredible job to ensure that delegates get what they set out to; make new friends, expand knowledge and the ultimate goal: to win business. Our business has thrived since being part of SFN. Long may it continue."

Jason Hickey, ThinkPrime, UK


"Thank you for putting together such a wonderful, wonderful conference again! This is my second year with SFN, and last year was a great success, the program far exceeded my expectations. A job well done!!! It must be a lot of work to set up and I would like to thank Kelly and the SFN Team for all their hard work and efforts in organising the event programme. The SFN Network is truly a great group of people and each year I left with new business partners and new friends as well.  Thanks again and I am already looking forward to meeting everyone again at the next meeting."

Julie Kung, Webtrans Logistics, USA


"SFN conferences are always very nice. Along with business another important element that I find at SFN conferences is friendship and genuine good ones. I always believe that conferences enhance one’s perception of a company and it is instant chemistry either to work or not work with a particular company and that’s why we see business between certain companies increases year after year. The conferences serve a dual purpose - increase bonding amongst members and renew trust and desire to work with companies which may have been missed out in the earlier instances. I am very happy that we became members and more importantly continue to be members."

Chaitaly Mehta, Express Kargo Forwarders, India

During the Covid period, we have also held successful online meetings in recent years, for our members to strengthen their relationships. Even online, our network meetings provide an invaluable forum for the exchange of business between members, with our SFN meeting system allowing delegates to book dedicated 1-2-1 meetings together.
Virtual meetings can generate business and help build trust between partners, and are a great way to develop connections whilst travel is still restricted. With no hotel or flight costs, or visas to arrange, the online meeting is an affordable and convenient way of meeting forwarders worldwide from the comfort of your home or office.
Here are some member comments about our Online Meetings:
"Thank you SFN for this online meeting. Not having to arrange flights/visa etc. made it very easy for me, the booking system was quick and let me book with the partners I needed to speak to. I met some new faces and also caught up with old friends!"
"Brand new style of Conference definitely approved!! Video Conference bring fun & pragmatism together!! Stay safe and healthy!! In the rush to meet you once it'll be possible."
"The meetings went very well. We are able to meet more people due to Video Conference and our team is also seeing their overseas partners. Remembering the good old times we had during the meetings with our friends.”
"The conference went so well, many thanks for your team's efforts to make good connections between us."

Watch our Members tell you why they think you should join SFN: Member Video Testimonials

You can watch more video testimonials at the SFN YouTube Channel

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