February 6 - Flensborg and Associates, a Munich-based sales and consulting firm, has announced 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 eve

The Business Run combines athletics and networking for professionals in the heavy lift and breakbulk industries, with visitors and exhibitors from the 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 leadFlensborg 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.

"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," 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 15:00 on February 28. The event offers a choice of two routes: 5 km for less ambitious runners and a 10 km 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 ShippingDP World TerminalsTexas 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. Participation fee is an affordable USD35.