After a gap of 3 years of conducting our annual meeting abroad and having it locally instead, the CSS Strategy Meet 2021 was held from 15th to 17th November at the Lopota Hotel & Resort, just a few minutes from the heart of the Kakheti region. Surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful Caucasus mountains, Lopota Lake Resort is located in the Kakheti region of Eastern Georgia, within 2 hours drive from the capital, Tbilisi. The vast enclosed property includes outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, fitness center, Lopota Forest Spa, Château Buera, Georgian and international restaurants, outdoor bungalows and bars, basketball and volleyball courts, mini-golf course, fishing area, stable and horse-riding area and other facilities for entertainment and leisure.
Presentations by Key Members of the Management Team
The meeting was attended by the management teams from all the global offices of CSS Group. The 2-day meet lined up several presentations by key management team members. On the first day, all the branches and NVOCC verticals presented their budgets and strategies for the year 2022.
Ms. Sasikala spoke at length about CSS’s new venture and forayed into e-commerce fulfillment services. She also represented the marketing division.
Day 1 concluded with the Chairman setting the target and the vision for the year ahead.
Day 2 dawned bright and clear and started with Mr. Roshmon’s presentation about the Freight Forwarding division and his colleagues who presented the Sales division, Ocean Freight wing, and the 3PL Logistics division. The meeting also revealed our growth with our network partners, projects division, Relocation division, and the HR and Finance department.
Day 2’s activities concluded with an astounding address by the Chairman, T.S Kaladharan.
Discussions, Debates, and Team Building Activities
The activities also included
- Case studies;
- Team building activities;
- An overall review of the current year’s strategy; and
- Setting the Key Performance Indexes and plan for the year ahead
Every department’s activities were analyzed and discussed in detail with the highlight on achievements and focused examination of the challenges faced in the year. The teams also carefully scrutinized how these challenges can be overcome for the year ahead.
The meeting also discussed CSS’s fantastic performance in the year gone by, despite the pandemic that turned the business world upside down.