THE eighth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC), the industry's annual gathering organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of the Hong Kong will be held on November 20-21 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
This year's ALMC will focus on Asian connectivity, new retail revolution and its implications to logistics, and logistics technology. Delegates will also examine high-tech's various impacts on the industry.
About 70 notables from the logistics and maritime sectors will share insights at the conference, which is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from 30 countries and regions.
Said HKTDC deputy executive director Raymond Yip: "Asian countries and regions are now pushing forward various trade agreements and regional development strategies, including the Hong Kong-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement signed last year, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development plan, and the China-Singapore Initiative on Strategic Connectivity."
At another session, "Online Shopping Revolutionising Logistics & Supply Chain Management" on November 21 will look at how innovative technologies are offering advantages for the logistics industry and helping companies capture the latest online-to-offline (O2O) opportunities.
At this year's ALMC there will be various regional discussions to present the developments in regional logistics and economic cooperation. The city of Zhuhai will focus on logistics and trading opportunities brought about by the development of the Greater Bay Area and the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
A forum jointly organised by the cities of Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Gansu, Qinghai and Xinjiang will assess the implications of an intermodal logistics network connecting the hinterland of the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia, under the China-Singapore Initiative on Strategic Connectivity.
This year's exhibition will feature more than 100 exhibitors showcasing supply-chain management and logistics, maritime and related services, and providing professional services and solutions.
Among the speakers will be Cissy Chan, executive director, commercial, Airport Authority Hong Kong; Dean Croke, chief analytics officer, Blockchain in Transport Alliance; William Fairclough, director, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited; Giovanni Gavarone, managing director, Penfield Marine (UK) Limited; Sebastien Gendron, Co-Founder and CEO; Tim Huxley, chairman, Mandarin Shipping Limited; Graeme Murray, managing director, Snape Shipping Limited, Henriette Van Niekerk, director & Global Head of Dry Bulk Freight Analysis, Clarksons Platou; John Michael Radziwill, CEO, C Transport Maritime SAM among others.
The HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With more than 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus.