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High Point Seminar To Discuss Fuel Impact, Furniture Transportation Strategies

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Global Link Logistics, a leading forwarder of furniture from Asia to the U.S., announced that it will host a panel discussion at the High Point Market in October, offering logistics insight from experts in the furniture forwarding, ocean transportation and trucking industries to help furniture industry businesses navigate the choppy economic waters. Global Link’s free panel discussion, “Understanding Cost-Effective Solutions for Today's Furniture Logistics,” will take place on October 21, 2008. Topics will include combating rising fuel and transportation costs, managing Asia logistics and cost-effective transportation and logistics strategies for today’s global economy. “The furniture industry is feeling the impact of rising fuel and transportation costs at a time of shrinking consumer demand,” said Hessel Verhage, president of Global Link Logistics. “ There are still ways for furniture firms to reduce the landed cost and cash outlay required to meet demand. Global Link and our expert panelists are looking forward to discussing these topics and insights with the furniture industry at Market.” What: “Understanding Cost-Effective Solutions for Today's Furniture Logistics” When: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. Panelists: Ed Feitzinger, senior vice president (Global Link) Gene Winters, vice president of sales (Global Link) David Xiao, vice president of marketing and pricing (“K” Line America) Ray Kuntz, chairman (American Trucking Associations), CEO (Watkins and Shepard Trucking, Inc.) Where: Seminar room at NHFA’s Retailer Resource Center, Main Wing, International Home Furnishings Center (12th Floor) Global Link’s panel discussion is part of the National Home Furnishings Association’s (NHFA) market seminar program at IHFC. All Market goers are encouraged to attend the open event as Global Link brings industry experts together to share cost-cutting insights and tips into ways furniture businesses can save money and optimize their logistics capabilities. About Global Link Logistics: Global Link, a Golden Gate Logistics company, is a top ten Asia to North America ocean freight forwarder as well as the leading furniture freight forwarder from China to the U.S. The flagship of Global Link’s success is its Single Point Customer Service. This direct contact and personalized service allows Global Link to support its customers’ goals of reduced landed cost, speed to market and enhanced supply chain tracking and visibility for optimum operational performance. More information about Global Link Logistics may be found at: www.globallinklogistics.com.

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