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Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference Opens Tomorrow
Government Officials and Business Leaders along Belt and Road Economies to Attend Summit

22 November 2017 The seventh Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) will be held 23-24 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two-day conference is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

This year’s ALMC will spotlight three important topics, including the Belt and Road Initiative, e-Commerce and smart logistics. Over 70 luminaries from the logistics and maritime sectors will speak at the conference to share their industry vision. ALMC is expected to attract over 2,000 industry experts from over 30 countries and regions to take part and explore business opportunities.

Among the highlights will be the two plenary sessions. The first, entitled “Belt and Road: Growth Engine Driving New Era for Global Trade” (23 November), will examine the prospects and challenges for the industry in relation to the new Europe-Asia sea and land trade route, the ASEAN market and the developments in railway cargo transport market. The second plenary session, entitled “Delivering New World Order for Online Shopping” (24 November), will examine the latest opportunities arising from e-Commerce.

Meanwhile, regional forums will explore regional business opportunities in North America (Canada) and Zhuhai, China. Experts will share their insights on the topics “Extend Your Reach: Connect With North American Markets” and “Based on the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: The new route of development for modern logistics of Zhuhai”.

Speakers from the North American transport and logistics industry including JJ Ruest, Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer, CN (Canadian National Railway), and Robert Armstrong, President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation – North America Chapter, will talk about how the experience gained from the seamless connection between port and land in Canada can help to improve logistical operations between Asia and North America. In addition, along with seven speakers and moderators, Lu Xiaofeng, Deputy Mayor of Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government, will share the logistical advantages and potential of Zhuhai.

This year’s exhibition has also been scaled up, with over 120 exhibitors showcasing supply chain management, logistics, maritime and related services. The E-Commerce Support and Tech Applications zone will debut, offering professional and comprehensive services and solutions. 

At the opening session, Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government, will deliver a welcome remark. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport, Thailand, will deliver a keynote speech, along with a range of other noted speakers, including (in alphabetical order):

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

Angad Banga, Chief Operating Officer, The Caravel Group


Burak Cetinok, Head of Research, Arrow Shipbroking Group

Cissy Chan, Executive Director, Commercial

Airport Authority Hong Kong

James Chang, Chief Crossborder Officer

Lazada Group

Dirk de Rooij, Commercial Director, Seabury Consulting


Tabare Dominguez, Commercial Director, DP World Canada

Dr Victor K Fung, Chairman, the Fung Group

James Gagne, President, SEKO Logistics

Andrew Hoare, Chief Operating Officer, Navig8 Group

Eric Ip, Group Managing Director, Hutchison Port Holdings Ltd

Siddique Khan, President, Kerry Globalink

Henry Ko, Managing Director Asia, Flexport

Frosti Lau, General Manager, Cargo Service Delivery, Cathay Pacific Cargo

Dr Kelvin Leung, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding

 Li Guanpeng, Executive Director & President

Sinotrans Limited

Misha A Murakami, Deputy Manager, America Trade Division, COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co, Ltd

Chris Ng, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, GCT Canada

Global Container Terminals Inc

Charles Raymond, President and CEO, Ray-Mont Logistics

JJ Ruest, Executive Vice-President & Chief Marketing Officer, CN (Canadian National Railway)

Paolo Emilio Signorini, President, Genoa and Savona Port Authority

Katsuhiko Umetsu, Director and Chairman,

Yamato Global Logistics Japan Co, Ltd



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

Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC)


23-24 November 2017 (Thursday-Friday)


23 November   9am-6pm
24 November   9am-5pm


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Halls 3FG)
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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