Mark Millar leverages 30 years of global business experience to provide value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies. His ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ series of corporate briefings, seminars and consultations deliver practical knowledge and educated insights that help companies navigate the complex landscapes across Asia, develop new business opportunities - and make better informed business decisions. Acknowledged as an accomplished and enthusiastic presenter, Mark has been engaged as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at more than 400 corporate events, customer functions and industry conferences across 23 countries. Author of “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems” commissioned by publisher Kogan Page of London, Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is recognised as one of ‘Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics’ in the 'China Supply Chain Top 20' and in the USA listing of 'Top Pros-to-Know in Supply Chain 2016'. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Large took up the position of Director Cargo in Cathay Pacific in August 2015, with responsibility for all aspects of the Group’s cargo business worldwide, including operations, marketing and sales. His previous role in the airline, from August 2012, was General Manager Marketing, Loyalty Programmes & CRM, responsible for global marketing communications, loyalty programmes and customer relationship management for both Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. Mr Large joined the Swire group in 1991and for the next 12 years worked in a variety of management positions within Cathay Pacific, including postings in India and Dubai. He worked in a number of key departments in Head Office with roles including Manager Global Sales & Distribution, Manager e-Business and Manager Business Development. From 2003 to 2004, he worked as Marketing & Sales Director at Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (HACTL), at that time a joint venture between the Swire group, Jardine Matheson and Hutchison. From 2004 to 2009, he was Commercial Director with tea grower/importer Finlays, which is part of the Swire group. He came back to Cathay Pacific in 2009 as General Manager Japan, responsible for the overall operations of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair in that country.
Su Yin is a Partner in the Hong Kong office. She specialises in dry shipping and logistics dispute resolution. She also specialises in regulatory and compliance matters including issues from compliance with sanctions to compliance with the Hong Kong competition law. Su Yin's dry shipping and logistics practice covers most aspects of shipping with a particular emphasis on charterparty disputes, bill of lading claims, sale and purchase disputes and cross-border debt enforcement. She has particularly strong experience with the arrest of ships in Hong Kong, Singapore and various other jurisdictions. These disputes are resolved either by London LMAA, HKIAC and ICC arbitrations, or litigation in the Hong Kong courts. She also advises shipowners and freight forwarders in drafting their bill of lading terms and standard terms and conditions. In addition, Su Yin has grown a regulatory and compliance practice and she regularly advises clients on compliance with sanction issues. She has also acquired particular expertise in dealing with Hong Kong competition law issues in the aviation and maritime sectors. She is the co-author of the Admiralty chapter of Bullean & Leake on Pleadings, Hong Kong and she also authored the Admiralty chapter of Atkins Court forms, Hong Kong. With over a decade's experience in Asia, Suyin acts for a large number of P&I Clubs, owners and operators in the region.
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.