Connect and Innovate: Navigating Challenging Times
- Ms Margaret Fong
Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Where Opportunity Knocks – Asia Supply Chain Wedged between Challenging Geopolitics
Switching manufacturing investment to ASEAN is accelerating amid the ongoing US-China trade disputes, sandwiching the logistics sector between constantly disrupting geopolitics. With supply chain diversification now a growing trend, how are shippers confronting this challenge? And how will strategies continue to adjust and reformulate if turmoil intensifies into what doomsayers warn of “the largest trade war in economic history to date”. Our panel of leading fourth-party (4PL) logistics and express service providers, together with a brand owner, share views on Asia catching up to playing a larger global role.
- Mr Coleman Nee
Senior Economist, Economic Research and Statistics Division, World Trade Organization
- Mr Katsuhiko Umetsu
Senior Executive Officer, Yamato Holdings Co, Ltd
Driving Supply Chain Innovation with Smart Logistics
‘Smart’ supply chain management is critical in our hyper-connected age – making all the difference in maintaining and gaining a competitive edge. From supply of raw materials to efficient manufacturing and tracked transportation of deliveries, technological innovation is the key to success. In this session, key industry stakeholders share views on latest trends and tips on how to ‘get smart’ with speedy, competitive digital logistics ecosystems and supply chain solutions.
Co-organiser: GS1 Hong Kong
- Ms Heidi Ho
Principal Consultant, GS1 Hong Kong
Topic: The Connected World
- Ms Heidi Ho
Principal Consultant, GS1 Hong Kong
- Mr Ravel Lai
Chief Digital Officer, Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited
Topic: The Digital Ecosystem
- Mr Wilson Lee
Group Director of Information Technology, Kerry Logistics
Topic: Smart and Innovative Logistics Planning
- Dr Peng Zhe
Head of Blockchain Technology, SF Technology
Topic: Innovation - Answer to Emerging Opportunities?
- Mr Frosti Lau
General Manager, Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific Cargo
Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Navigating a Perfect Geopolitical Storm
As if capacity oversupply and a sharp slowdown in global trade were not enough, an already difficult dilemma for the maritime industry is slipping into a crisis with the Sino-US trade war firing on all cylinders. As U.S. importers are confronted with rising tariffs and China is dramatically reducing commodity imports, reduced shipping demand and increasing restrictions are further exacerbated by Persian Gulf tension and a growing line-up of sanctions from Syria and Iran to Venezuela, Russia and North Korea – with UK’s Brexit the next looming ‘wild card’. With the industry facing frustrating unpredictability at every turn, our panel – a shipping analyst, banker and ship owners from the tanker and gas, liner and dry bulk sectors – exchange views on how to weather this potentially perfect storm.
- Mr Peter Sand
Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
- Mr Abhishek Pandey
Global Head, Shipping Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
VIP Luncheon / Networking Luncheon / Tech Demo
Digital Transformation in Air Cargo
Smart Shipping: How Disruptive is New Age Tech?
‘Smart shipping’ is the new buzzword, and in these times few would argue that the industry needs to be at its smartest. Welcome to the brave new world of blockchain, big data, AI and automation. Yet while many agree that revolutionary new technology improves efficiency, some still worry about the disruption it brings. Our panel of ship owners, a shipping analyst and marine tech expert discuss how the industry can strike a balance.
- Dr Martin Stopford
President, Clarkson Research Services Limited
- Mr Frank Coles
CEO, Wallem Group
- Mr Johnson Leung
- Mr Andy Tung
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Orient Overseas Container Line Limited
Today’s Shipping Dilemma – Is the Future in Owning or Managing?
Owning ships is rough going in times of troubled waters for the industry. To learn from past, just remember the 1980s when many established titans fell by the wayside, reinventing themselves as third-party managers or ‘marine service’ providers. When it frankly makes little sense to sink capital into an industry that has generated meagre returns for several years, and ominous dark clouds continue lurking on the horizon, is providing services to beleaguered owners the way forward? With a plethora of shipping service companies emerging, our panel comprising ship owners, a shipping manager and broker provide food for thought on the most likely modern-day avenues to making a shipping fortune.
- Mr Tim Huxley
Chairman, Mandarin Shipping Limited
- Captain Bjorn Hojgaard
Chief Executive Officer, Anglo-Eastern Univan Group
- Mr William Fairclough
Managing Director, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited
- Mr Fergus Gifford
Newbuilding and Sale & Purchase Broker, Arrow
Air Silk Road
Keeping the Customer ‘King’ – How to Satisfy Expectations and Cement Relations
Wherever next is technology driving the logistics industry? From one day to the next, revolutionary advances are evolving at a breakneck pace, reshaping the entire future landscape of logistics and supply chain management. In an attempt to come to terms with what’s happening today – and what to expect tomorrow – this session of InnoTalks updates you on the latest developments. From AI, automation, big data and robotics and even truck platooning convoys, our experts engage a brave new world of logistics that nobody could have imagined just a few years ago.
- Mr Huan Liu
Board Member, Mujin, Inc;
President, Mujin China
- Mr Herbert Chia
Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital China Fund
Asia’s transportation link with Canada and the US
Networking Luncheon / Tech Demo
Is e-Trading Platform the Future for Sea Freight? : The Perspectives of Shippers and Service ProvidersCo-organiser: The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council
Market Intelligence on emerging markets
Complimentary logistics and maritime advisory services
*The programme is subject to change without prior notice.