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Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference Opens This Month

Influential Speakers to Explore Opportunities in Belt and Road, 13th Five-Year Plan and Cross-border E-commerce


1 November 2016 ─ The sixth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) will be held from 22 to 23 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Nearly 80 luminaries from the logistics and maritime sectors will speak at the conference. This year’s ALMC is expected to attract around 2,000 business leaders from some 30 countries and regions.


Hot topics including the China-led Belt and Road Initiative, the Central Government’s 13th Five-Year Plan and the rise of cross-border e-commerce will be dominant themes of this year’s ALMC. Prominent speakers will share their insights into major industry trends and developments with a focus on logistics, shipping, air freight and supply chain management.


Influential panel speakers will include HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World; Zhao Huxiang, Vice Chairman, China Merchants Group; Joseph Phi, President, LF Logistics; Dr Guo Dongbai, CTO, AliExpress; Zheng Changqing, Senior Director, eBay Inc; Andrey Zatsepin, Head of International Logistics,; Haruko Takachi, CEO, Japan Post International Logistics Co, Ltd; Dr John Cheh, Vice Chairman and CEO, Esquel Group; Takeshi Kondo, General Director, Yusen Logistics (Vietnam) Co, Ltd; Simon Large, Director Cargo, Cathay Pacific Airways; Sebastian Chan, President, Freight Forwarding, Asia Pacific Region, UPS; Tim Smith, Chairman, Maersk China Ltd and Chief Representative, North Asia, Maersk Group; Anthony Gurnee, CEO, Ardmore Shipping Corporation; Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping Public Company Ltd; Dr Henriette Van Niekerk, Director & Global Head of Dry Bulk Freight Analysis, Clarksons Platou; and Tan Hua Joo, Executive Consultant, Alphaliner.


This year’s exhibition is also scaled up, with nearly 100 exhibitors showcasing their e-logistics solutions, logistics, maritime and supply chain management and related services. The HKTDC will be arranging more than 130 one-on-one business matching sessions to help exhibitors and participants foster new business collaborations during the event.


We cordially invite you or your representatives to cover the ALMC. Details are as follows:


Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC)



22-23 November 2016 (Tuesday - Wednesday)


22 November   09:00 - 18:00

23 November   09:00 - 17:00


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Halls 3FG)

1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


Fair Website:





Press Registration: Media representatives should register at the Press Registration Counter outside the Hall 3FG entrance. Please bring your name card or press card for registration.


To request an interview with speakers, please fill out the following ALMC 2016 Speaker Interview Request Form and return it on or before 8 November (one form for each request):


Media Enquiries:

Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

Joe Kainz     Tel: (852) 2584 4216                  Email: