Programme


 

23 Nov (Day 1)
24 Nov (Day 2)
23 Nov (Day 1)
23 November 2017 (Thursday)
Opening Session
09:00 – 09:30
Main Forum

Welcome Remarks

  • Ms Margaret Fong
    Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council

  • The Honourable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS
    Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
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.


10:45 – 11:15
Halls 3F-G

Coffee Break

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

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.


Panel Speakers

  • Dr Hans Lombardo
    Co-Founder & COO, Chain of Things
  • Mr Henry Ko
    Managing Director, Greater China, Flexport

 

Air Freight Forum 1
11:15 – 12:45

Air Cargo Security

Co-organiser: 
Maritime Forum 1
11:15 – 12:45

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.

Panel Speakers

  • Dr Martin Stopford
    President, Clarkson Research Services Limited
  • Mr Domenik Nizet
    Senior Vice President, Shipping Finance Asia Pacific & Middle East, DVB Bank SE

12:45 – 14:15
Halls 3F-G

Networking Luncheon

Air Freight Forum 2
14:15 – 15:45

Temperature-controlled Cargo Handling

Co-organiser:
Maritime Forum 2
14:15 – 15:45

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

  • Mr Julian Proctor
    Managing Director, Tiger Group Investments

Panel Speaker

  • Mr Jeremy Nixon
    CEO, Ocean Network Express
15:45 – 16:00
Halls 3F-G

Coffee Break

Maritime Forum 3
16:00 – 17:30

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

  • Mr Peter Sand
    Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO

Panel Speaker

  • Mr Burak Cetinok
    Head of Research, Arrow Shipbroking Group
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 2
16:00 – 17:30

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: 

Panel Speakers

  • Mr Gerry Yim
    Chief Executive Officer, Hutchison Port Holdings Trust
  • Representative from China Merchant Port
  • Representative from Port of La Spezia, Italy
17:30 – 18:00
Halls 3F-G

Cocktail Reception

Toasting Remarks
  • Representative from 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 Speakers

  • Mr James Gagne
    President, Seko Logistics
  • Mr Katsuhiko Umetsu
    Director and Chairman, Yamato Global Logistics Japan Co, Ltd
10:30 – 10:45
Halls 3F-G
Coffee Break
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 3
10:45 – 12:15

F&B E-commerce and Cold-chain Logistics

  • Food e-commerce development in the region
  • Cold-chain logistics challenges and opportunities
  • Last mile delivery and food safety
Regional Forum 1
10:45 – 12:15

New Opportunities from the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and development of the Big Bay Area

Sponsor: Zhuhai Municipal Government

12:15 –13:45
Halls 3F-G
Networking Luncheon
Supply-chain Management & Logistics Forum 4
13:45 – 15:15

Halal Logistics

Regional Forum 2
13:45 – 15:15

Yuguixin South Channel: Linking the Silk Road Economic Belt with the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Sponsor: Beibu Gulf Economic Zone & Cooperation with ASEAN Office of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region


15:15 –15:30
Halls 3F-G
Coffee Break
Regional Forum 3
15:30 – 17:00

Thematic session on the regional developments hosted by the Belt and Road economies


 

* The programme is subject to change without prior notice.