January 24 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC) is expecting a record attendance for its forthcoming 11th annual membership conference which will take place from January 27-29 in Mumbai, India.

More than 90 decision makers from the membership of the project forwarder network along with sponsors, representing well known heavy lift ocean carriers Beluga Shipping Group and Rickmers Linie, and Ruslan International for the oversized and heavy cargo aircraft operators Volga-Dnepr Cargo Airlines and Antonov Aviation will join the event, which is being held at the ITC Grand Central Hotel in Mumbai.

As well as presentations by the sponsor companies and social events, sponsored by the WWPC´s Indian membersExpress TransportHindustan Cargo and The Sahil Freight Group, an auction will be held, favouring a local charity, the "Al-Jamiatul-Fikriya Educational Trust" in support of parentless children. Valuable items have been made available for this auction by the sponsors including a valuable painting by Suhail Art Gallery of Mumbai.

Fritz Mumenthaler, CEO of Swiss based WWPC member General Transport, senior member of the WWPC Board of Advisors, will be the Auctioneer. All proceedings will go directly to the charity, the Chairman of which (Suhail Shaikh) will attend the auction with a presentation. A school choir will welcome the conference attendees to Mumbai.

WWPC also supports the Beluga Group initiative 'Beluga School-for-Life' in Khao Lak,Thailand, which supports parentless children who fell victim to the Tsunami disaster December 2004.

"We shall continue with this type of support wherever our annual conferences will be held in the future," saysWolfgang Karau, director of the WWPC. "India is a very important market for any project cargo professional and we are sure our conference in The Land of Heart will leave a very favourable memory with all attendees. The support from our members in India for this conference is overwhelming and our group very much looks forward to experience Mumbai."