Munich, February 26th 2014 – The BUSINESSrun is returning to China. Number 17 in the series of Athletic Networking Events created by the Munich based sales and business development firm, Flensborg and Associates, the run in Shanghai targets active professionals from the Heavy Lift and Project Cargo Industry with an interest in combining physical exercise with industry networking. Participating runners are expected to be exhibitors or attendees of the BreakBulk China 2014. The event offers a choice of two different routes: a 4K for less ambitious runners and a faster 8K for more athletic participants. Start and finish line is at the Element Fresh Restaurant in Pudong, Kerry Park Side.
The Shanghai event has moved to a new location for this event. It will be held at Pudong Century Park, the largest park in the city with landscaping that combines Chinese, British and Japanese gardening styles. Jørgen Jørgensen, vice president of the Houston Texas-based shipping agency Biehl & Company, will be the official starter of the event. Jørgen Jørgensen began his shipping career at the age of 18 and has been with Biehl & Company since 1977.
The participation fee is $35 USD per person and includes a professional running shirt specially designed for the BreakBulk BUSINESSruns. Also a charity event, 100 percent of participant fees will be donated to the charity & volunteer organization, HandsOnShanghai. HandsOnShanghai is part of the international HandsOn Network, one of the largest volunteer networks worldwide. In 2013 alone, HandsOnShanghai provided more than 15,000 volunteer work hours. In 2013, some of the HandsOnShanghai projects financially supported by the BreakBulk BUSINESSruns have included the Beach Clean-Up and Walking in the Art events. The Beach Clean-Up was an initiative to support environmental protection awareness with more than 1,000 volunteers participating in cleaning 5 miles of beach and collecting 1,500 kg of waste. Walking in the Art was a one day event bringing 300 special needs students to the Shanghai World Expo Museum to paint and express themselves artistically. The BUSINESSruns in Shanghai have collected $3,870 USD in donations for HandsOnShanghai thus far.
670 runners have participated in previous BUSINESSruns in Antwerp, Houston, Singapore, Vienna, Herning, New Orleans, Copenhagen and Munich. The BUSINESSrun event circuit is the brainchild of coordinators Anders and Katrin Flensborg, who lead the Sales & Business Development Firm Flensborg and Associates GmbH in Munich. Additional Break Bulk BUSINESSruns will take place in 2014, with an event in Antwerp on May 14th and in Houston on October 1st.
Sponsors for all three BreakBulk BUSINESSruns are: Port of Antwerp, Clipper and Ceres Barge Line, BNSF Logistics, CSX, Geodis Wilson, Port of Houston, Port of San Francisco, Texas Terminals, Zuid Natie BreakBulk NV, and Journal of Commerce.
Running and Networking complement one another, creating powerful relations. In addition, physical exercise promotes health and collegiality, as has been confirmed by numerous previous event participants. In addition to the benefits of these networking events for participants, a total of $27,227 USD has been collected for local charities at previous BUSINESSrun events.
Port of Antwerp, Clipper, Ceres Barge Line, BNSF Logistics, CSX, Geodis Wilson, Port of Houston, Port of San Francisco, Texas Terminals, Zuid Natie BreakBulk NV, Journal of Commerce.
Flensborg and Associates
Flensborg and Associates GmbH was founded 2003 in Munich, Germany. The company offers Company Representation, Consulting (Market&Sales Strategy) and Business Development Services for companies in the Maritime and Transportation Industries. Find us at www.flensborg-associates.com
FLENSBORG AND ASSOCIATES GMBH
KfdM – Kommunikation für den Mittelstand
Katrin und Anders Flensborg
D–82110 Germering (München)
Tel. +49 89 1433 7949
Tel.: +49 8165 999 38 43