Greater Bay Area Developments – Transport and Logistics

Greater Bay Area Developments – Transport and Logistics

Supported by the Logistics Committee and the China Committee



Alan Mctaggart, Group Logistics Director, Techtronic Industries
Ir. Elsa Yuen, President, Hong Kong Logistics Association
Mark Slade, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Hong Kong and Macau 
Moderator: Helen Li, Head of Research, Hutchison Ports


After years in the making, the formal blueprint for the GBA was announced by the PRC State Council in February 2019 - just after the opening of the Guangzhou-HK Express Rail and the HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge links. 

As one of the four core cities in the Greater Bay Area, Hong Kong’s status as a leading global transport and logistics centre - as well as an international aviation hub - is expected to thrive in the coming decades.

In this dynamic environment, entrepreneurial logistics companies are already announcing stunning new initiatives in the GBA. What do businesses see as the major logistics opportunities that should be looked at in an increasingly integrated market of some 70 million people? How will we aim for a single market for ports, airports and logistics and transport services - and should we?

Join this event and receive valuable feedback and advice from our diverse panel of industry experts who will share their insights and experience with you!


About the speakers

Alan Mctaggart has spent over 25 years working in the Far East where he initially joined the Jardine Matheson Group as a management trainee. He has held positions in the Philippines, Singapore and Hong Kong in both local and regional capacities. Specific jobs have included Logistics and Purchasing Director Jardine Schindler Group covering 16 countries and territories in Asia, and International Sales Director Jardine Logistics. For the past 8 years Alan has worked for Techtronic Industries HK Ltd.(TTI) , a Hong Kong public listed company,  as Vice President Global Logistics where he has implemented key programmes to rationalize the TTI Group’s Global and China centered transportation and supply chain arrangements. These initiatives have brought savings in excess of 25 million USD. Techtronic brands globally include Milwaukee Powertool ,Ryobi, Homelite, Dirt Devil, Royal, Hoover, VAX and Oreck.



Ir. Elsa Yuen is currently President of Hong Kong Logistics Association and Founding Member, Logistics and Transportation Division, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and also Hon. Secretary and Chairlady of the Training sub-committee in the Hong Kong Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics Ltd. (HAFFA). Within the industry, she is an Assessor for the Recognition of Prior Learning Mechanism from the VTC and project committee member of the Trade Department of SME Project, sharing her experience and knowledge in seminars and meetings. She is currently Director, KDS Global Logistics Limited which is the subsidiary of Korchina Logistics Holdings Limited and she graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with MSc in Global Supply Chain Management. She was the recipient of Young Logistician of Hong Kong Logistic Awards in 2008. 



Mark Slade is the Managing Director for DHL Global Forwarding Hong Kong and Macau, the freight and forwarding division of DHL, since 1 January 2017. 
Prior to his appointment, Mark was the Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan, having assumed that role in April 2011. Mark joined DHL Global Forwarding (then known as Danzas AEI), in 2002 as Director, Airfreight at the Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore. 

Prior to joining DHL Global Forwarding, Mark held various sales and management positions, where he was based in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. He was the Chairman of the Logistics and Freight Committee, European Business Council in Japan from 2011 until 2015, and he has written frequently for the Nikkei, Japan's leading business daily.



About the moderator

Helen Li is Head of Research at Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading port network with container terminal operations spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.  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 a Master of Business Administration 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.



This event is hosted by Andrew Seaton. 

Ticket includes a full hot English breakfast buffet.

Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - collared shirts must be worn by men, and jeans, sandals and sports shoes are not permitted. To see the full list of club rules on dresscode, please click here.



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  • Y-Network Member: HK$ 300
  • Start-up Member: HK$ 300




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6/12/2019 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
China Standard Time
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