Author of the widely acclaimed book Global Supply Chain Ecosystems, Mark Millar delivers knowledgeable insights and independent perspectives which help empower clients to make better informed business decisions. Mark’s enlightening and informative briefings address the supply chain and business implications of key trends that are impacting almost every business, including The Asian Century, the E-commerce Frenzy and Disruptive Technologies. Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, clients have engaged Mark as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at more than 450 corporate events, management briefings, customer functions and industry conferences across 26 countries. A Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2012, Mark has also delivered guest lectures at Georgia Tech (Atlanta), RMIT (Ho Chi Minh City), SP Jain (Dubai and Singapore), HKU SPACE (Hong Kong) and Warwick University WMG (UK). His commitment, passion and active industry contributions have earned many accolades, with Mark being recognised as “One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics”, in the “China Supply Chain Top 20”, as one of “Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain & Logistics” and in the USA Listing of “Top Pro’s to Know in Supply Chain”. www.markmillar.com
Kenneth Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Tradeport Hong Kong Ltd., has over 20 years of experience in the aviation, airport ground services, air cargo and logistics sectors with the Jardine Matheson Group. He started his career with Jardine Aviation Services at the Kai Tak Airport and prior to joining Tradeport in 2012, he was Managing Director of HACIS, the integrated logistics services subsidiary of HK Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. He also serves as a Vice-Chairman of the Shipping & Transport Committee of the HK General Chamber of Commerce and is an Honorary Adviser to the HK Logistics Management Staff Association.
Andrew Hoad is the CEO and Managing Director of DP World Asia Pacific, responsible for the DP World portfolio of 11 port and logistics businesses within Hong Kong, China, Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. He has 30 years’ experience in the maritime industries, based within Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Prior to relocating to Hong Kong for a second time he was working in Manila as CEO of Asian Terminals Inc, DP World’s Philippines portfolio of container terminals, general stevedoring terminals, passenger terminals and depots which he led through a significant optimization and re-investment program. Andrew has also been chief executive of container terminals in Peru and the Dominican Republic. His first role in Hong Kong was as Commercial Director Asia Pacific for CSX World Terminals in 2004-05, prior to the purchase by DP World, which then took him to Dubai. Andrew began his maritime career with the P&O Group, where he undertook a variety of management roles including General Manager for Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea region for P&O Containers based in Jeddah, and Commercial Manager for Southampton Container Terminal with P&O Ports. Andrew is a graduate of Cambridge University, has logistics qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and has participated in executive programmes at IMD Business School, the National University of Singapore and Case Western Reserve University.
Angelina Lei is the Customer Service Director at the Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT), a member of HPH Trust, the world's first container port business trust listed in Singapore. HIT is also a part of Hutchison Ports global network of port and logistics operations, and continues to have access to services and resources enjoyed by companies within the Hutchison Ports Group. As Customer Service Director, she leads the Customer Service Team to act as a liaison between customers and HIT to make sure that the lines of communication remain open. Customer service is an integral part of HIT's customer value proposition. Implemented feedback loops allow HIT to capture feedback to improve customer service and ensure that quality and service exceed customer expectations. Apart from her experience in the Commercial Department at both local and corporate level of Hutchison Ports, Angelina was the Trade Manager of CP Ships Asia Regional Office responsible for developing products, setting market prices and securing the most profitable cargo on the ships. Angelina holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of International Business from the University of London.
Billy Wong is the Managing Director of Crown Worldwide Group, Greater China, has over 35 years of experience of moving operations. He is active in the regional development for the executive relocations industry and served as Chairman of the Far East Movers Assocation in 1999. Besides, he served as Chairman for the Hong Kong International Movers Association in 1998, 2001 and 2005. Mr. Wong is currently serving as Vice Chairman for the Chamber of Hong Kong Logistics Industry, a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, Hong Kong Management Associations, Federation of Hong Kong Industries Group 21 and Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies. He is active in sports, music and cultural activities.
Chee is an Assistant Director of Trade at the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) at the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong. He supports UK businesses to export their products and services to Hong Kong and Macao, and focuses particularly on the aviation and transport sectors. He has experience working at the UK Trade & Investment team (UKTI) leading on inbound investment on the retail and consumer goods sector. Prior to joining DIT/UKTI, Chee was an analyst at Tesco, specializing in the sourcing side of the business for Asia Pacific.
Craig Tuckerman as Trade Lane Manager at DHL Global Forwarding is responsible for market analysis, strategy and business development for trade between UK and China. A global professional with extensive experience in the logistics and supply chain industry specializing in international trade, finance and logistics management. Previously based in Shanghai, having worked in finance and logistics for over 12 years in Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America including more than five years’ experience in China. Multilingual speaking 5 languages he is active in various chambers of commerce and also a member of various sporting clubs in Hong Kong.
Edward is an Associate in Holman Fenwick Willan's Energy & Resources department. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Durham University, where he specialised in manufacturing and logistics. After graduating in 2008, Edward worked as a project manager at a Danish Forbes 150 multinational, including a year posted to their Netherlands headquarters. Having decided to pursue a legal career, Edward obtained a postgraduate LLB in 2012 and relocated to Hong Kong in 2014. As a qualified lawyer, Edward draws on his technical background and commercial experience to advise leading trading houses, logistics providers and financiers on international trade.
Felix Wong is the cofounder of Acquaintance Enterprises Ltd which is a logistics technologies company dedicated to the trucking logistics R&D and communication platform development. The company serves different sized freight forwarders and local trucking companies in Hong Kong and China. Before Felix started with this own venture, he worked in Panalpina China Limited for over 12 years including various year of overseas working experience in Switzerland, Shanghai, Chengdu and Brazil, with most of the time in airfreight and account management. He was the winner of Young International Freight forwarder Awarded (Asia Pacific) in 2011 organized by FIATA , IATA and TT club. He holds a BSc of logistics and transportation from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MBA from Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Gavin Dow is a Partner with Breakthrough Group, a transportation and infrastructure advisory firm. Gavin specialises in strategy development, realisation and monetisation for clients across Asia. Until recently, Gavin spent 10 years heading up the strategy function at Modern Terminals, a Hong Kong based container terminal operator with substantial terminal investments in China. Gavin lead the strategic review, business planning and project delivery work across all the company's business units, as well as corporate affairs and lobbying efforts in Hong Kong. Gavin was latterly also accountable for growth and expansion projects globally, engaging with terminal operating peers, financial institutions, local industry participants and governments to develop partnerships and new terminals. Prior to joining Modern Terminals in 2006, Gavin spent over a decade working in management consultancy, leading business change projects for transport and infrastructure clients in Europe and then across Asia, moving to Hong Kong in 2000. Gavin is a Chartered Engineer (IMechE) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, with a degree in mechanical engineering from Edinburgh University.
Helen Li is the Head of Research & Analysis at Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network with container terminal operations spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. As a core member of the group’s global Commercial team, she heads up a range of market research efforts and industry analyses. Prior to Hutchison Ports, Helen held various engineering positions in the oil & gas industry and the nuclear technology industry in Canada. She earned an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as well as a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Jeremy Masters Managing Director of Shipping Masters HK and Peel Ports Growth and development Director for Asia has over 30 years experience in transportation and international trade in Hong Kong, The UK, Canada and Mauritius but has also had heavy exposure to developing business in the Indian Sub Cont, South America and Oceania. Jeremy spent a large part of his early career running trade and sales and service organisations in major container carriers before moving into downstream port activities and logistics. He started Shipping Masters two years ago and now uses his experience to help ports develop their Asian clients as well as assisting some logistics companies in their procurement ex Asia. His business has also expanded to helping European and North American small and mid sized companies increase their penetration of the Asia Market.
Dr Beard is Head of Transportation and Logistics Consultancy in Asia for Arcadis - the world’s leading provider of design and consultancy for natural and built assets. He has advised on transportation policy and related infrastructure finance and development in over 25 countries and has guided the master-planning for some of the world’s largest and most successful ports, including Shanghai, Hong Kong and Port Klang, and the logistics development strategy for several major airports, including Hong Kong and Beijing’s New Second International Airport. Jonathan has provided market and technical advisory for M&As, PPPs and privatisations, and has worked extensively in the aviation and surface transportation sectors, advising on infrastructure investment, fare regulation, competition, the application of new mobility technologies, and economic and financial impact assessments. He was previously Vice President of ICF, responsible for the company’s greater China economic and policy consultancy. Jonathan holds a BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University, and is a Certified Management Consultant, and a former Director of the Management Consultancies Association of Hong Kong and former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Management Consultants.
Karan Talwar, Audit Senior Manager at KPMG China, has over 16 years experience in audit, advisory and transaction services. He has been in Hong Kong for over 8 years. Karan has extensive experience in providing internal and external audit, advisory and transaction services to companies in the transportation/ logistics, property/ infrastructure, manufacturing, luxury retail and education sectors. He specialises in providing services to companies both listed and unlisted in Hong Kong and overseas. He regularly contributes to KPMG publications in the industries that he covers and is a member of the KPMG CSR Foundation.
Tia has over 10 years of experience in the marine insurance industry working in London, Sydney and Hong Kong markets. Tia’s experience includes claims handling and underwriting, working at TT Club in the Sydney and London offices. She has also worked at OAMPS Gault Armstrong and FP Marine Risks as an insurance broker specialising in Shipping, Logistics & Trade leading the French Pacific Team. She is experienced in Freight Forwarding, Cargo, Hull & Machinery, Protection & Indemnity, Charterers Liabilities, Tank Operators and Ports & Terminals. Tia was part of the World Cargo Alliance Risk Management Team and helped manage the Freight Service Liability and Cargo Cover products for the WCA Association. With her experience and expertise, she was given underwriting authority by Lloyd’s underwriters to write the Freight Service Liability business. Tia is currently assisting clients in Asia arranging their marine insurance policies. She is also helping to develop new insurance products for the marine industry and creating insurance programs for Marine Industry Associations. Tia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Law from The Legal Practitioner Admission Board of New South Wales.
Tim Smith has worked in the container shipping industry for over 30 years, for much of that time in Asia, including 18 years living in Hong Kong. Initially with P&O Containers and then P&O Nedlloyd, Tim has been with the Maersk Group since their acquisition of P&O Nedlloyd in 2005. From 2008-2015, Tim held the role of Chief Executive of the North Asia Region, for Maersk Line. Tim was responsible for all aspects of Maersk Line’s business in Japan, Korea, China/HK and Taiwan. Tim relocated to Beijing, China and assumed a new role as Chairman of Maersk China, and Chief Maersk Group Representative for North Asia in July 2015. From March 2018, Tim has returned to Hong Kong and taken on the role as Chief Executive, Asia Region for APM Terminals. In this role, Tim is responsible for the profit and loss of APMT’s 14 terminals in the Asia region, as well as for sales/marketing of APMT’s global network of terminals to Asian customers.
Wai-duen Lee is the founder of Lee & Co, an economic and business consultancy, with transportation and logistics infrastructure advisory as one of the specialties. She has advised private and public sector clients. Her projects have footprints in more than 20 countries, covering all modes of transportation: sea, air, surface / land, and new technologies, and ranging from SME initiatives to master-planning of the world’s busiest seaports and airports. Her services include: economic and financial assessment, business and market advisory, competitiveness review, tariff and fare adjustment mechanism, and policy implications. Before founding Lee & Co, Wai-duen was with ICF as a Principal Consultant, managing the consultancy’s transportation and logistics projects. She also worked at a major developer in Hong Kong, with a dual role overseeing the transport advisory department and the subsidiary public transportation companies. Wai-duen received her BSc (Hons) and BA from the University of California in Berkeley, and Master in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.