GLA’s Annual General Meeting

Every year, all GLA members meet for three days at an exciting place in the world. It is mandatory for each member to send at least one high ranked English speaking representative to every meeting. Members can meet all of their network partners simultaneously. The AGM rotates continents every year, so once every few years the meeting is close to a member’s location.  The change of venues results in a pleasant variation in location and atmosphere. The annual meetings are an excellent platform to make friends, to exchange interesting information, to do business in a relaxing environment, and to participate in the development, and future of the network. 

All GLA members are expected to attend GLA Annual General Meeting. The GLA AGM is not a faceless and frantic network meeting, it is your opportunity to put names to faces and build friendships and business relationships that will last for generations.

Because keeping things in the family works!

We hope that by now you may have already come to the conclusion that GLA is more than just a trade association or a networking group. Based on the extremely high standards required for membership acceptance, you can be sure that every one of your fellow members will share your passion for high quality service, honesty and integrity at every level.  We actively encourage you to bring your colleagues and close family with you when attending GLA AGMs to soak up the hospitality, history and culture of our host nation and its members.  You will leave with business cards from GLA members, sales leads and new friendships from all over the world which makes business contacts easier after the meeting.

2023 AGM

The Date is Set and the Venue Selected!

GLA 2023 AGM

We are pleased to announce our AGM will be held in Muscat – Oman.

12 – 14 March 2023

At the Sheraton Hotel Muscat



Preparing for the AGM



Please check your visa requirements for your travel to China
Visa information: please contact Lulu from SF Systems Group Ltd.
If you need an invitation letter from a Chinese member, please contact Lulu from SF Systems Group Ltd. cc 
Mino from CL International cc




In order to assist in AGM planning, we are encouraging early registration for the AGM if possible.  As such, we have structured the fee for attending the AGM to include an “early-bird” registration fee which will be applicable for all those who register early and pay for the AGM fee no later than 30 November 2019 at 17.00 hrs CET. 
Early Bird Registration: Euro 550 
applicable up to November 30, 2019
Normal Registration: Euro 750 
applicable from 1 December 2019 until start of the AGM
Spouse/Companion: Euro 350
Children: Euro 150
When you submit your completed AGM participation form, GLA HQ will send an invoice to you for the AGM registration fee.
If you would like to benefit from the Early Bird Registration the payment must be received by GLA HQ before November 30, 2019 at 17.00 hrs CET.
Normal Registration payments have to be received before the start of the AGM 2020.
The registration form will be sent in a separate e-mail by GLA HQ.




Hilton Beijing Hotel locates in downtown area and close to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK).
From PEK to Hilton Beijing Hotel => around 30 mins by taxi; around 30 mins (2 stops by Metro Express).
A new airport, BEIJING DAXING INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (PKX), which is far from downtown, was open on Sep. 30th, 2019.

We suggest members to book flight to PEK rather than PKX because from PKX to Hilton Beijing hotel ==> near 2 hours by taxi (traffics jam in Beijing is very normal); near 1.5 hours (19 stops by  normal Metro system)




Located in Beijing business district

Central to the city’s Chaoyang district, Hilton Beijing also is close to Liangmaqiao subway station and within walking distance of Sanlitun Shopping and Entertainment area. This location offers easy access to 798 art zone, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China.

  • 20 minutes from Beijing Capital International Airport
  • 506 spacious guest rooms
  • Business centre and 12 function rooms for up to 500 guests
  • Fitness centre, pool and squash courts
  • 5 restaurants and bars
For your convenience we arranged for our group a link to the website of the hotel for the reservation of the hotel rooms.
Please only book the hotel rooms via the link prepared for GLA and not via the general website of the hotel.
Please note that the negotiated Group rates are applicable until January 16th, 2020 
Link to room reservation at the Hilton Beijing for GLA group Here

Proposed Agenda

The times in the draft of the general program are indications, the exact times will be announced at a later stage.

Sunday April 19, 2020

09.00 – 15.00 hrs. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Members of the Board
13.00 – 16.30 hrs. REGISTRATION FOR MEETING GLA members
16.30 – 17.30 hrs NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION MEETING New GLA members and Board
18.00 – 21.00 hrs. WELCOME RECEPTION GLA members with registered family and friends
Monday April 20, 2020

08.30 – 17.00 hrs. MEETING DAY GLA members
To be announced EVENING GROUP DINNER GLA members with registered family and friends
Tuesday April 21, 2020

08.30 – 15.00 hrs. MEETING DAY GLA members
To be announced EVENING GROUP DINNER* GLA members with registered family and friends
Wednesday April 22, 2020

09.00 – 12.00 hrs. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Members of the Board

*Please note that the evening dinner on Tuesday April 21st will end late in the evening, we advise to book your return journey not on April 21st, 2020.

 AGM participation form and room booking by the hotel. 



If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

AGM Sponsorship Information

All sponsors will be included in the GLA Social Media (Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter) messages regarding the AGM.
In view of the preparations and the required budget to organise the various AGM events, your feedback and participation as active sponsor is appreciated by latest 24th February 2020 – an earlier response is highly appreciated.
Contact GLA HQ for more information
PLATINUM € 2.500,00
GOLD € 1.500,00
SILVER € 1.000,00
BRONZE € 750,00
IRON € 350,00


United States (14)

Tours and Excursions

After an extremely successful albeit busy AGM, it is time to relax and take in some of the wonders that China offers.

18th April 2020

Option A: Explore the Great Wall at Badaling.

Option B: Explore the Mystery Imperial Palace – The Forbidden City.


19th April 2020

Visits to the Temple of Heaven, which predates all of China’s
major religions and then you will enjoy a tour of the Summer Palace, the ancient
summer residence of China’s emperors.


20th April 2020

Full day Excursion including Lama Temple, Jingshan Park, Hutong & Olympic Stadiums.



21st April 2020

Full day Excursion including The Capital Museum, Silk Market


22nd April 2020

Option A: Explore the Great Wall at Badaling

Option B: Explore the Mystery Imperial Palace – The Forbidden City


Booking Form

Send completed forms to GLA HQ and copy in Kian Ge and SF Admin,


If you have any questions, please contact Kian Ge and SF Admin,

Closing Date of Registration

With respect to the preparations, please make sure to send the completed registration forms and payment before March 16th, 2020.

Previous AGM’s

2022 Athens Greece

GLA AGM 2022

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2021 Our second Virtual AGM One2One meetings

2020 Our first Virtual AGM One2One meetings

GLA One2One meetings
GLA One2One meetings
GLA One2One meetings

2019 Panama City Panama

Past AGM’s

Atlanta, USA.

Paris, France.

Dubai, UAE.

Gothenburg, Sweden.

Goa, India

Antwerp, Belgium

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Como, Italy

Porto, Portugal

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