David L. Cunningham, JR., President Asia Pacific Division, FedEx Express
We are delighted to welcome David Cunningham, FedEx Asia Pacific President, to speak to Chamber members at this special luncheon. David will talk about the changing face of Asian trade, and what the “new normal” means for today’s airfreight industry. He will reflect on Asia’s role in global trade over 20 years, and give his insights on the changing dynamics of the ocean and air cargo markets.
Frankie Yick, Director, Wharf Ltd. Member of the Legco (Transport Functional Constituency)
Hong Kong's free port status and its strategic geographical advantages make it an ideal location for the development of regional shipping and logistics centres. On the other hand, the rapid development of ports in South China, and the fast expanding Mainland markets also pose increasing challenges and opportunities to Hong Kong's shipping and logistics sector.
The Chamber's Logistics Committee has invited Frankie Yick, Director of Wharf Ltd and a member of the Legislative Council under the functional constituency of Transport, to share with us his views.
Andrew Lai, Deputy Director of Environmental Protection, HKSAR
Marine vessels were the largest source of respirable suspended particulates, nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide. In particular, the emissions of ocean-going vessels at berth accounted for about 40% of their total emissions within Hong Kong waters. In September 2012, the Government launched an incentive scheme to encourage ocean-going vessels at berth to switch to cleaner diesel.
Mr. Andrew Lai, Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Department, will speak on the initiatives announced in the new policy address on reducing marine pollution in Hong Kong.
Prof. Alan Waller, OBE, Vice President, Supply Chain Innovation, Solving EFESO
The impact of supply chain on company performance is increasingly important and this is shown to be especially true in post-recessionary times where supply chain thinking is leading the way for many businesses to positively manage business pressures and the cash-to-cash cycle.
Cranfield School of Management and Solving Efeso undertook through 2009/2012 specific research on supply chain strategy in the boardroom, aimed at understanding the reality of what is involved in developing and implementing supply chain strategy in the world's leading businesses.
London Gateway is the most significant privately-funded infrastructure project currently underway in the UK. Opening next year, this massive construction project, costing over GBP 1.5 billion pounds, includes brand new road, rail and sea linkages that will enable highly efficient multi-modal hinterland connectivity to provide faster, cheaper and more environmentally-friendly ways to transport goods to their destinations.
Our guest speaker Simon Moore, Chief Executive Officer of DP World London Gateway, has over 25 years' experience in port development, shipping and logistics – he will present and explain the unique attributes of London Gateway.
Jonathan Beard, Managing Director, GHK (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Hong Kong’s port is at the centre of the world’s most dynamic economic region – a position of opportunity and challenge. Over the past 15 years, the South China port sector has witnessed a transformation: high growth rates, rapid expansion of port facilities (notably in containers) and a new competitive environment. To effectively respond to these challenges and capture opportunities requires clear thinking, commitment to action and partnership among the key stakeholders (public and private). Will Hong Kong rise to the challenge or does the recent migration of key activity to competitor ports herald a tipping point?
John Harries, Port Development Director, Hutchison Ports South China
The Chamber's Logistics Committee have organised a tour of Hongkong International Terminals at Kwai Tsing Port. Join us to learn about the port's development and operations, see HIT’s control centre and a coach tour of the terminal berths and storage yard facilities.
The environment is a 'coming megatrend' that is set to shape international sourcing, transport and logistics for years to come. Whilst container shipping is the 'angel among the sinners' in terms of its' environmental impact compared with other modes of transport, shipping still has a significant environmental footprint. Ocean carriers such as Maersk Line are working on a wide range of environmental initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of our activities.
Tim Smith is Maersk's Chief Executive of the North Asia Region. He is responsible for all aspects of Maersk Line’s business in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, which together contribute more than 35% of the global Maersk Line throughout.
Evan Auyang, Deputy Managing Director, The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd.
Franchised buses are responsible for transporting over 33% of the daily passenger journeys in Hong Kong. Despite its importance as a transport mode, the predominantly double-decker bus fleet has been attributed to be a key contributor to roadside air pollution.
During this session KMB will share its views on the readiness and deployment of the latest green technologies, its latest push on zero-emission electric buses, the constraints bus operators are facing in pursuit of green, and its perspectives on the stakeholder landscape shaping the air pollution problem in Hong Kong.