The Globe

A Monthly Globalink Publication

Vol. VIII  
February 1, 2016 

“GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOOD COMPANIES BUILD GOOD BUSINESS”

What are you doing?

FROM THE PRESIDENT

Our meeting in Vietnam is coming up fast.

I am excited for all of you.  Vietnam is a real experience and I am really looking forward to sharing it with all of you.   The Danang area, where we will be holding our meeting, is especially great.  There are good beaches and great sites to visit.   I have a few suggestions for you from my experiences in Vietnam.

If you can, I would highly recommend a short stopover in Ho Chi Minh City, often referred to as Saigon.   To me, it’s one of the most interesting cities in the World.  I don’t think you’ll ever see this many people on scooters, anywhere.  And, you’ll be amazed what you see on those scooters! if you get a chance, stop in a bookstore in HCMC and look for a book called “Beasts of Burden, the Motorcycles of Vietnam”, which is a photo essay of all the various combinations of things and people you will probably see on the streets of HCMC, on scooters.

There is so much to see and do in HCMC, that I am not going to try to compete with your guidebooks.  Certainly a visit to the Opera House and Ben Than Market are among my recommendations.   I advise against buying any of the knock off watches there, no matter how good they look.   All of mine broke within days.

Nha Trang is great for scuba diving, but this is also available around Danang.  If you haven’t checked out Ha Long Bay, and the islands up in the North, I think this is worthy of a side trip for a few days.   Most of you would not be aware of a tropical island in the far south of Vietnam, almost bordering Cambodia, by the name of Phu Quoc.  Cindy and I plan to spend a few days there after the meeting.

There are certainly lots of options with our Meeting to get a better sense of this land and its people in our upcoming meeting. VINAFREIGHT, our co-sponsor is offering a free trip to the famous beautiful beach and river side town of HOI AN for all the spouses and guests on the first day of our Meeting, on March 9. Be sure to register on our website.   That same evening there is optional dinner river cruise on the Han River, if you like. Again, please sign up in advance.  Another Globalink tradition is sharing a trip after the meeting and this year we’re offering a trip to the

Ancient Temples of MY SON, on Saturday, March 12.  We’ll be back by 2 -2:30pm for anyone wanting to fly out that afternoon or evening.  For more information on all these trips, and to sign up, please go to our Meeting Website, and click the tab called EXTRAS.

No matter where you go, you will find the Vietnamese people to be very friendly and helpful.  If you need some help in figuring out some options, let us know we can help refer you to some folks that can help.

We’ve got some great plans for our Gala Dinner which I am sure you will enjoy.  It will be different than anything we’ve done in the past.

I’m excited to see all of you in Vietnam and it will be here in the blink of an eye.

 

 

-Bill Siemens

NEW MEMBERS

 

  • ZANINONI INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING AGENT, SPA, of ITALY
  • FUGUI LOGISTICS CO., LTD, of CHINA

 

NEW MEMBERS TO DATE

 

  • DEDICATED LOGISTICS in POLAND
  • ARMADA PORT AGENCY from ARUBA
  • SAKJ CARGO COURIER of PERU
  • ZANINONI INTERNATIONAL FORWARDING AGENT, SPA, of ITALY
  • FUGUI LOGISTICS CO., LTD, of CHINA

 

NEW APPLICATIONS

 

  • COMBINED FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL from PAKISTAN
  • VERTEX EXPRESS from EGYPT

 


Do you know any of the above listed companies?

If so let us know!
sschoelman@glnk.com

MEMBER REFFERALS

How many networks do you know of that pays their members? We have learned from experience that some of the best members come referred to us by existing members. We pay $500 to the member for each new quality agent that joins the network as a result of their referral. After they do that 4 times they get their next year’s membership renewal FREE.

  • NINGBO GREEN INTERNATIONAL TRANS CO., LTD of CHINA
  • JODPHUR BUSINESS VENTURES of NIGERIA

Want to know where we need new members?
Check our Open Slots List

Have questions or want to learn more?
willsiemens@glnk.com

 

SLOW PAYING MEMBERS

 

We have not had any slow payers reported this month!! We will keep you updated if this information should be updated.

 

SALES UPDATES

Building Relationships Starts with Your Profile

We all get busy and we all have jobs to do.  At Globalink, we get that.  And, we also take pride in developing a tool that makes your life easier, to help you easily grow your business even if you are busy.

However, this tool you have invested in is worthless if you don’t update your profile with the most accurate and current contact information.  What I have noticed is that many of you have email addresses that return as Undeliverable and phone numbers that aren’t correct!

How do you expect to get a return from your investment and connect with your fellow members if they don’t know how to get in touch with you?

Your profile is under your control, and there is nobody to blame but yourself for not getting results from the network when your contact information is not current….

Please let this message be motivation.  Update your profile with all the right information, I promise it makes a difference.  And while you are at it…contact a few members and tell them you are looking forward to seeing them in Vietnam! ​

 

-Will Siemens


TERMINATED MEMBERS TO DATE

 

  • ARC EN CIEL – DRC
  • AIF GLOBAL LOGISTICS from TAIWAN
  • PORTSIDE INTERNATIONAL from GHANA and NETHERLANDS
  • CARGO WORLD from INDIA
  • CANGAR BALTICS of LATVIA
  • ART LOGISTICS of KAZAKHSTAN

 

EXTRAS!!

2016 Vietnam Meeting Registration is open!!

Register today!

2016 Meeting Registration – Vietnam

FROM THE ADMIN

Deadlines are quickly approaching!!

 

Hello Friends,
If you haven’t booked your hotel room yet, you need to do that by February 15th here: HOTEL RESERVATIONS
If your spouse or guest will be joining us, don’t forget to sign them up for the Guest Tour sponsored by Vinafreight!!
You can find this tour as well as other EXTRA options on the website here: GLOBALINK EXTRA ACTIVITIES .
-Stephy Schoelman

 

BIRTHDAYS  FOR THE MONTH

TIME TO CELEBRATE!!

At Globalink we believe that strengthening the connections between our members is key to strong and committed relationships. So we embrace every chance for our members to strengthen those relationships.  Why not take a moment to create a new relationship or strengthen an existing one, by whishing your fellow members a very happy birthday? Below you will find their contact information if you would like to wish them a very happy birthday on their special day!

Have questions about the upcoming meeting?

Questions about visas for Vietnam?

Editing your profile on the website?

Need a new user added to the website?

General membership questions?

Contact:

Stephy Schoelman

Email – sschoelman@glnk.com

Skype – stephy.glnk

Phone – +1 210 798 2284