NEWARK, N.J, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, proudly announces the seventh Break-Bulk Business Run, which will take place in Shanghai in February 2012, and the expansion of the Business Run circuit to include additional events in April and June 2012. The Business Run combines athletics and networking for professionals in the heavy-lift and breakbulk industries, with visitors and exhibitors from UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk China Conference and Exhibition participating. Approximately 300 runners have taken part in previous Break-Bulk Business Runs in Antwerp, Houston, Singapore, New Orleans and Munich. The Business Run event circuit is the brainchild of coordinators Anders and Katrin Flensborg, who lead Flensborg and Associates.
A unique and successful concept, this international event circuit combines charitable giving with networking opportunities and sports for professionals in the transportation and maritime industries. 100 percent of participant fees are donated to local charities. Events in cities around the world have already generated more than $3,500 in charitable contributions. Participants also applaud the Break-Bulk Business Runs for combining health and the love of sports with collegiality and good will amongst industry colleagues. "I've really enjoyed the Business Run, the new contacts and friendships, and I hope to have the opportunity to participate again at all future Breakbulk Conferences and Exhibitions. This would make our lives a bit less stressful," said Genaro Luevano, Manager of the Mexican Nuevo Laredo Terminals.
The upcoming Seventh Business Run in Shanghai, part of the regular Business Run event schedule, will kick off at 3:00 p.m. on February 28. The event offers a choice of two routes: a 5K for less ambitious runners and a 10K for more athletic participants, with the start and finish point at the Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel. Clipper Projects and Ceres Barge Line have signed on as main sponsors of this event. Additional sponsors of the upcoming event in Shanghai include Albacor Shipping, DP World Terminals, Texas Terminals, Hughes Marine Firms and Port of Houston Authority.
"Thanks to the dedication of our wonderful event sponsors, we can now offer two additional events in Copenhagen and Shanghai," said Flensborg and Associates Managing Director Katrin Flensborg. "With the firm support of The Journal of Commerce and the Munich Trade Fair we are excited to announce these new Business Runs for 2012." The two newly added events kick off in the spring and summer of 2012, beginning with the Eighth Business Run EWEA to be held on April 17 in Copenhagen. The Business Run then returns to Shanghai for transport logistics industry members on June 6 and 10. Sponsors are still being sought for these two additional events.
The participation fee is an affordable $35. Participants will have access to a professional running coach during each event and will also receive a running shirt, specifically designed for each event, to wear and keep as a souvenir. For more information, visit: www.flensborg-associates.com/BusinessRun.
Sponsors include Albacor Shipping, Ceres Barge Line, Clipper, CSX, DP World Terminals, Hughes Marine Firms, The Journal of Commerce, Port of Houston Authority and Texas Terminals.
About Flensborg and Associates
Flensborg and Associates GmbH was founded 2003 in Munich. The company offers Company Representation (EU), Consulting (Sales, Sales and Market Strategy) and Business Development Services for companies in the Maritime and Transportation Industries. Ocean Carriers, Rail Carriers and Marine Terminals form the typical client base. Find us on the Web at: www.flensborg-associates.com
The Breakbulk division of UBM Global Trade has been the most trusted source of intelligence for the breakbulk and project cargo industry since its first breakbulk conference in 1989. The Breakbulk division includes the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, three annual conferences and exhibitions, several two-day congresses, and access to business news articles, indices, archives and more on Breakbulk.com and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news and in-depth analysis ensure Breakbulk members have the data and information necessary to understand the issues facing the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo shipping sectors. For membership information visit www.breakbulk.com/membership
About UBM Global Trade
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