Programme


 

23 Nov (Day 1)
24 Nov (Day 2)
23 Nov (Day 1)
23 November 2017 (Thursday)
Opening Session
09:00 – 09:15
Main Forum

Welcome Remarks

09:15 – 09:30
Main Forum

Keynote Address

Plenary Session 1
09:30 – 10:45
Main Forum

Belt and Road: Growth Engine Driving New Era for Global Trade

China’s visionary Belt and Road Initiative is driving development and economic growth along new land and sea trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. How does the ‘China+1’ strategy of secondary locations place the ASEAN market and its connectivity under the spotlight? Is rapid rail development the true game changer? Leading logistics and maritime industry players envisage the prospects and challenges for the industry against the new outlook for regional development and market integration.

Keynote Address


Panel Chair

Panel Speakers

 

10:45 – 11:15
Halls 3F-G

Coffee Break

Sponsor: 
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 1
11:15 – 12:45
Main Forum

Digital Transformation and Smart Logistics: Industrial Revolution ‘Virtually in the Clouds’

As production becomes more and more sophisticated, with everything linked, the ‘Internet of Things’ is inevitably creating more complex supply chains, which require more innovative and advanced solutions. Self-organised logistics, automated cyber-systems, cloud computing, drone delivery, big data and ‘blockchain’ have become the new reality. If you haven’t come to grips with this future yet, you probably should – hearing from experts at the forefront of ground-breaking new technologies revolutionising the industry.


Moderator

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Hans Lombardo
    Co-Founder & COO, Chain of Things
    Topic: Smart Buckets - Simplified Logistics, Supply Chain Tracking, Transparent Provenance, Ownership of Objects with Unique Blockchain Based Identity Protocol
  • Mr Henry Ko
    Managing Director Asia, Flexport
    Topic: Transforming Global Trade with Digitized Supply Chain in the Internet Age
  • Mr Jeff Steilen
    Vice President, Information Technology, Asia Pacific, UPS
    Topic: Smart Logistics: Transforming Business Operations and Customer Relationships
  • Dr Ren Changrui
    Chief Scientist and Head of Cognitive Logistics Research, IBM Research – China
    Topic: Smarter Logistics in the Cognitive Era

 

Air Freight Forum 1
11:15 – 12:45
Room B

ICAO New Policy Direction – Implementation and Impacts on Air Cargo Security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has announced a new policy direction* of phasing out consignors not subject to appropriate authority approval by June 2021. This session brings in an official from ICAO to elaborate on the international framework and requirements of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices with guidance material relating to air cargo and mail security. Senior management from the air cargo industry, in particular airlines, shippers and forwarders, will join the forum to discuss and locate the crux of the impact and practical issues arising from the new policy direction and share their ideas in formulating viable solutions for the implementation of the policy.

Co-organiser: 

 

Presentation: International Framework and Requirements of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices relating to Air Cargo and Mail Security

  • Mr Ross Lockie
    Regional Officer (APAC), Aviation Security and Facilitation, International Civil Aviation Organization

Moderator

  • Ms Alaina Shum
    General Manager, Aviation Logistics, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Panel Speakers

 

*Amendment 15 to Annex 17 – Security to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the 10th Edition of the ICAO Aviation Security Manual

Maritime Forum 1
11:15 – 12:45
Room A

Tanker and Gas Market Outlook: Market Drivers vs. Looming Headwinds

Volatile crude oil prices, US shale growth and a sluggish European economy have conspired against the global tanker and gas market. As rates/earnings bottom out, demand is meanwhile growing significantly from China, Japan, India, South Korea and the Middle East. Shipowners, analysts and banks share their insights on the prospects for tanker shipping demand and carrier segment performance over the next five to ten years – shining the spotlight on latest developments in major producing-consuming countries, looming headwinds and market drivers.

Moderator

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Martin Stopford
    President, Clarkson Research Services Limited
    Topic: Overview of Tanker Market Issues and Outlook in the Coming Decade
  • Mr Domenik Nizet
    Senior Vice President, Shipping Finance Asia Pacific & Middle East, DVB Bank SE
  • Mr Andrew Hoare
    Chief Operating Officer, Navig8 Group
  • Mr Wellington Koo
    Executive Director, Valles Steamship Company Limited

12:45 – 14:15
Halls 3F-G

Networking Luncheon

Air Freight Forum 2
14:15 – 15:45
Main Forum

Temperature-controlled Cargo Handling: Challenges and Best Practices in Handling of Pharmaceutical Products

Specialized handling with stringent requirements is required end-to-end along the supply chain in order to preserve the quality of the delicate and high value pharmaceutical products. To bring their pharmaceutical products handling service to a new level that measures to the highest requirements, 7 aircargo handlers at HKIA have taken a community approach and successfully attained the IATA CEIV Pharma Certification. Representatives from the air cargo operators with the Certification and members of the pharmaceutical industry will share their best practices and experiences in taping into and tackling this existing cargo segment.

Co-organiser:

Presentation: Setting the Scene: Latest Trends in Pharma Air Flows


Moderator

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Frosti Lau
    General Manager, Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific Cargo
  • Mr Brett Marshall
    Corporate Head, Quality Assurance, Zuellig Pharma Holdings Pte Ltd
  • Mr Chee Hong Tan
    Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited
Maritime Forum 2
14:15 – 15:45
Room A

Liner Shipping Market Outlook: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

After a year of turmoil and upheaval, with rates diving to all-time lows in a depressed market and the collapse of Hanjin Shipping sending shockwaves, the container liner industry is battling the downturn with an unprecedented number of high profile mergers, consolidations and new alliances. The message seems clear: United we stand, or divided we fall. Is there light at the end of the tunnel? Will the Belt and Road Initiative bring new opportunities? As optimism returns with spot market rates and service contracts on major East-West trades significantly higher recently, industry leaders and experts examine the prospects of an industry on the road to recovery.

Moderator

Panel Speakers

15:45 – 16:00
Halls 3F-G

Coffee Break

Sponsor: 
Maritime Forum 3
16:00 – 17:30
Room A

Dry Bulk Market Outlook: Sustaining Cautious Optimism for Calmer Waters

Forward rates and better-than-expected demand are positive indicators that the worst of the downturn may have passed for the dry bulk freight market. Now cautious optimism of a recovery is calming the choppy waters – as demand for sea transport grows steadily with increased infrastructure investment in emerging nations, along with great expectations of the Belt and Road Initiative. Market experts suggest what is needed for a sustained recovery, and how the sector can return to profitability in the short-to-medium-term.

Moderator

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Burak Cetinok
    Head of Research, Arrow Shipbroking Group
    Topic: An Outlook for 2018 and Beyond
  • Mr Nils Kristian Kovdal
    Executive Director, Shipping Finance & Regional Head of Greater China and North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Mr Angad Banga
    Chief Operating Officer, The Caravel Group
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 2
16:00 – 17:30
Main Forum

Ports and Shippers: Harbouring Smart Solutions

With shipping drifting in the doldrums, how can a new generation of ports help navigate the industry into more productive waters? By ‘getting smarter’ through innovation, agility and flexibility seems the clear answer. From digitalisation and latest technologies to infrastructure rehabilitation and increasing vessel size capacity, leading port operators share their latest collaborative initiatives and innovative value-added services to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Co-organiser: 

Opening Address

Moderator

Panel Speakers

17:30 – 18:00
Halls 3F-G

Cocktail Reception

Toasting Remarks
  • Mr Joseph Lai
    Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
  • Mr Raymond Yip
    Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
24 Nov (Day 2)
24 November 2017 (Friday)
Plenary Session 2
09:00 – 10:30
Main Forum

Plenary Session 2 – Delivering New World Order for Online Shopping

E-commerce is booming with Asia at the forefront; predictably, with so many vast rural regions far from city shopping malls. From a logistics perspective, this presents great challenges and potentially great rewards. Why is cross-border logistics infrastructure so critical for e-commerce growth in ASEAN and other emerging markets? The fast-growing courier business and express postal services, along with efficiently managing ‘Reverse Logistics’ supply chain solutions for enhanced efficiency and customer service, are also among key issues addressed by expert panelists.

Panel Chair

Remarks

  • Ms Cissy Chan
    Executive Director, Commercial, Airport Authority Hong Kong

Panel Speakers

10:30 – 10:45
Halls 3F-G
Coffee Break
Sponsor: 
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 3
10:45 – 12:15
Room A

Digital Supply Chains for F&B Logistics: Increasing Competitive Edge for E-commerce Highway

Today’s supply chains struggle to serve customers whose diverse needs are constantly changing. Fragmented supply and demand networks further increase the challenges on supply chain’s responsiveness and customer fulfillment. Traditional, linear supply chains are no longer fit to compete and what companies need now is a transformation to a new supply chain strategy—digital supply chain strategy. In this session, renownable speakers will discuss how supply chain stakeholders tap into the digitalization world and how to turn digital as winning strategy for the on-demand Food & Beverages market.

Co-organiser:

Opening Speech

Moderator

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Michael Tse
    Co-Founder, Organic Taste Company Limited
    Topic: Increasing Competitive Edge for eCommerce Highway
  • Mr Michael Tung
    Senior Executive Manager, Centre of Excellence, Supply Chain Management, DKSH Hong Kong Limited
    Topic: Digital Supply Chain and Transformation
  • Mr John Parkes
    Executive Director - Head of Hong Kong & Head of Global Business Development, LF Logistics
    Topic: Digital Innovations for Smart Logistics
  • Mr Benny Chan
    CEO, XDynamics Limited
    Topic: Futuristic Last Mile Delivery for F&B
  • Mr Terry Chan
    Chairman, Hong Kong eCommerce Supply Chain Association (HKeCSC)
    Topic: Forward Trending and Opportunities on eCommerce
Regional Forum 1
10:45 – 12:15
Main Forum

Based on the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: The new route of development for modern logistics of Zhuhai

As Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has been included in national strategies, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is about to open to traffic, and Hengqin Free Trade Zone and Pearl River Delta Independent Innovation Demonstration Area have formed integrated operation, Zhuhai logistics industry is facing unprecedented development opportunities. In particular, Zhuhai enjoys superb location advantages after HZMB is open to traffic because it is the only city in the city cluster of the Greater Bay Area bordering on both Hong Kong and Macao. As a key traffic node, deepening cooperation in the Greater Bay Area will foster flow of capital, logistics and talents and other various elements among key cities including Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, and expedite the flow of all elements. Based on the above, we can forecast that as a key bridgehead in the Greater Bay Area, Zhuhai logistics will definitely advance onto fast-track development.

Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government

Opening Remarks

  • Ms Lu Xiaofeng
    Deputy Mayor of Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government
    Topic: Economic Development of Zhuhai & New Opportunities of Modern Logistics

Moderator

  • Mr Simon KY Wong
    Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Brian Wu
    Chairman, Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics
    Topic: Opportunities for Cooperation and Development of Air and Land Transportation of Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao
  • Mr Ken Chung
    Chairman, The Chamber of Hong Kong Logistics Industry
    Topic: Opportunities for Cooperation and Development between Enterprises and Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao Logistics Park
  • Mr Victor Lei
    Chairman, International Logistics and Forwarding Association of Macau
    Topic: Opportunities for Cross-Border Logistics Cooperation of Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao
  • Mr Ou Huisheng
    Chairman, Zhuhai Port Holdings Group Co, Ltd
    Topic: Opportunities for Cooperation and Development of Port Logistics of Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao
  • Mr Liu Wu
    Chairman, P.G. Logistics Group Co, Ltd
    Topic: Innovative Circulation Modes of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Greater Bay Area to Create New Impetus to Economic Development
  • Dr Wei Jigang
    Senior Research Fellow, Director of Division in Industrial Economic Research Department, Development Research Center of the State Council
    Topic: Strengths and Opportunities of Zhuhai Logistics Cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
12:15 –13:45
Halls 3F-G
Networking Luncheon
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 4
13:45 – 15:15
Room A

Halal Logistics: Opportunities and Challenges

With the global Muslim population estimated to grow to around a quarter of the world’s consumers by 2030, the halal market represents a substantial global business sector that offers ample business opportunities. Logistics plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and safety of halal products, but is sometimes being found challenging. This session will discuss the latest halal logistics standards and halal certification for logistics operators. Industry players will also share their relevant experience and lessons learned.

Moderator

Panel Speakers

Regional Forum 2
13:45 – 15:15
Main Forum

Extend Your Reach: Connect With North American Markets

This panel of business leaders will discuss how to drive business forward, develop new markets and connect with like-minded partners. Witness the journey of a successful shipper who is doing business and shipping product into the heart of North America today, via Canada’s west coast gateways – Vancouver and Prince Rupert. What are the lessons learned? How can shippers build resilient supply chains in an era of change? What factors affect the economics of this supply chain? Join the discussion with world-class supply chain specialists and explore best practices of serving your customers in North America.


Sponsor: CN (Canadian National Railway)


Moderator

  • Mr Robert Armstrong
    President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation – North America Chapter

Panel Speakers

15:15 –16:30
Halls 3F-G
Cocktail Reception

Sponsor: CN (Canadian National Railway)

 

* The programme is subject to change without prior notice.