October 10 - 12, 2017
Shenzhen, China

 

 

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

REGISTRATION

LOCATION: Hotel Lobby

 

SPONSORED BY:

Prince Rupert

 


 

7:30 - 8:30 am

Welcome Coffee & Tea

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom Foyer

 

 

 


 

8:30 - 8:45 am

WELCOMING REMARKS

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I

 

Greg Knowler Asia Editor, IHS Maritime & Trade

 


 

8:45 - 9:30 AM

ONE-ON-ONE: RON WIDDOWS

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I Ron Widdows, the former CEO of NOL and current chairman of the World Shipping Council, will discuss his perspective on core industry challenges, including the need for carriers within alliances to coordinate more effectively especially in landside activities, to control their own costs and, more importantly, to help alleviate the chronic congestion affecting major seaports.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Chiwan

— INTRODUCED BY — Albert Lai Assistant Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, Commercial Department, Chiwan Container Terminal Co., Ltd.

— SESSION CHAIR — Peter Tirschwell SENIOR DIRECTOR CONTENT, IHS MARITIME & TRADE

— FEATURED SPEAKER — Ron Widdows Chairman, World Shipping Council, and Principal, Ronald D. Widdows & Associates

 


 

9:30 - 10:30 AM

SHIPPER PERSPECTIVES: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH BCOS

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I Port congestion globally has receded in 2015 after a disastrous 2014 but shippers still face a highly complex environment when managing container supply chains. Many are reducing their exposure to the U.S. West Coast following the months of disruption tied to longshore labor negotiations, necessitating a redesign of supply chains and often longer lead times. Indeed, to implement the longer lead times that many companies feel they need to manage uncertainty in transportation, a diverse group of stakeholders comprising retailers, manufacturers and other beneficial cargo owners needs to be engaged successfully, a complex challenge for logistics teams. This session will probe the multitude of challenges shippers face now and in the coming year.

 

SPONSORED BY:

Catapult

— INTRODUCED BY — Matt Motsick CEO, Catapult

— SESSION CHAIR — Mark Szakonyi Executive Editor, JOC.com, IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTS — Natalia Chan Senior Director of Import Transportation, Asia, Target Corp.

Daniel Krassenstein Director of Asia Operations, Procon Pacific

Bjorn Vang Jensen Vice President of Global Logistics, Electrolux

 


 

10:30 - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom Foyer

 

 

 


 

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

ONE BELT, ONE ROAD — WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR CONTAINER SHIPPING

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I In March, China President Xi Jinping announced that Beijing had combined its Asia-Europe ocean and land trading routes into a national trade strategy known as One Belt, One Road. Huge investment from China is pouring into strengthening infrastructure along the Silk Road through Central Asia, into building container terminals at ports on the Asia-Europe sea route and into improving road and rail access between China and Southeast Asia. Yet even though One Belt, One Road is regarded by industry analysts as being critically important for shipping and trade, it is not well understood. Led by Wolfgang Lehmacher of the World Economic Forum, a panel of experts in both China policy and in the trade itself will look at what the policy means to container shipping and the beneficial cargo owners using ocean and land corridors to move goods between China and Europe.

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Wolfgang Lehmacher Director, Head of Supply Chain & Transport Industries, World Economic Forum

— PANELISTS —

Hicham Belmaachi Deputy CEO on Commercial of KTZE-Khorgos Gateway

Jens Drewes President North Asia Pacific, Kuehne + Nagel

John Lin Deputy Director of Policy & Law, Research Centre of Shanghai International Shipping Institute and Adjunct Associate Professor, Tulane University Law School

Darryl Hadaway CEO and CFO, Silk Route Rail

 


 

12:15 - 1:15 PM

LUNCH

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom II & Barcelona

 

 

 


 

1:15 - 2:15 PM

CROSS-BORDER CHINA TRADE: KEEPING UP WITH E-COMMERCE DEMAND

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I The growth in e-commerce is rising in proportion with China's rapid urbanization. Beijing has eased restrictions on cross-border trade, developing government-run Web platforms in various free trade zones in China to allow local consumers and businesses to purchase goods online from overseas. Total import-export sales for cross-border e-commerce in China have seen a compound annual growth rate of 34.8 percent from $140 billion in 2009 to $400 billion in 2014, according to Colliers. The products are shipped into China via free trade zones, where they can be stored in bonded warehouses without paying tax until they are delivered to customers outside the zone. This enables shippers to forward deploy inventory and reduce lead time. The huge growth in cross-border e-commerce, however, is not without its problems and must compete with more traditional importers, which means the supply of suitable modern logistics properties can’t keep up with demand. What does this mean for shippers trying to expand their cross-border e-commerce business? What can logistics property developers do to create more modern properties, and how are online retailers navigating through the problem areas as they grow their business?

 

— SESSION CHAIR — Annie Zhu Special Projects Editor-Asia, JOC, IHS Maritime & Trade

— PANELISTS — Tian Dan Purchase Director, E-Shippping Gateway

Paul Man Regional Leader, North Asia, APL Logistics

Ryan Chan Director, Industrial Services, South China, Colliers International

 


 

2:15 - 3:15 PM

THE PANAMA CANAL — CARVING NEW PATHS FOR SHIPPING

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I When the expanded Panama Canal opens sometime in the first quarter of 2016, new routing options a decade in the making will be available to carriers operating vessels up to 13,000 TEUs and beneficial cargo owners whose goods move on them. The timing of the new locks is critical, considering the congestion that has clogged ports on East and West coasts for much of the past two years. It also gives hope to nontraditional trans-Pacific all-water ports such as Miami and Houston, which have undergone dramatic infrastructure upgrades in preparation for the canal expansion. But BCOs, especially, will have difficult routing decisions to make, given the struggles all ports have had in efficiently handling ships of 10,000 TEUs and larger and the premium pricing that all-water routes command. This session will analyze the pricing structure around all-water services to the East Coast and the ports looking to capitalize on the canal expansion

 

SPONSORED BY:

XVELA

— INTRODUCED BY — Mark Welles Vice President, Business Development, Navis

— SESSION CHAIR — James R. Hertwig President and CEO, Florida East Coast Railway

— PANELISTS — Silvia de Marucci Marketing and Forecasting Manager, Panama Canal Authority

Kevin Lynskey Deputy Director, PortMiami

Tina Qianwen Liu Senior Consultant, Country Manager – China, Drewry Maritime Advisors

 


 

3:15 - 3:20 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

LOCATION: Espana Ballroom I