October 10 - 12, 2017
Shenzhen, China

Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

 
7:30 AM — 2:00 PM
 

REGISTRATION

Location: Hotel Lobby

 

 
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sponsor


 
7:30 — 8:25 AM
 

WELCOME COFFEE & TEA

Location: Espana Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 


 
8:25 — 8:30 AM
 

WELCOME REMARKS

Location: Espana Ballroom I

 

 
Greg Knowler
Asia Editor,
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 


 
8:30 — 9:30 AM
 

A VIEW FROM THE TOP:
A DISCUSSION WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS

Location: Espana Ballroom I

 

 
— SESSION CHAIR —
Greg Knowler
Asia Editor,
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

— PANELIST —
Nicolas Sartini
CEO,
APL

 


 
9:30 — 10:15 AM
 

DAY 2 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Location: Espana Ballroom I

The convergence of multiple technologies at an unprecedented speed is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Disruptive technologies are transforming the way most industries do business and forcing the complete revision of strategies to deal with new opportunities and threats that are often not coming from outside an organization but from within. So what does this mean for container shipping and for intercontinental supply chains? Wolfgang Lehmacher will outline the big picture and give an idea of what to expect.

 

 
— INTRODUCED BY —
Greg Knowler
Asia Editor,
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

— KEYNOTE SPEAKER —
Wolfgang Lehmacher
Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industry,
World Economic Forum USA

 


 
10:15 — 10:45 AM
 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

Location: Espana Ballroom Foyer

 

 
 

 
10:45 — 11:30 AM
 

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: HOW IS TECHNOLOGY BENEFITING THE BCO?

Location: Espana Ballroom I

There is no boilerplate when it comes to supply chain technology solutions and different BCOs have different needs. So what is out there and how can it be effectively used by shippers? BCO supply chains are becoming increasingly connected with a host of technology providers and forwarders offering automated solutions to areas such as rate management, rate benchmarking, freight booking. Automating manual processes provides valuable cost savings for shippers, with visibility and speed to market other areas of high priority. Are shippers taking advantage of the available technology and what needs to change for container lines to finally catch up with digiitization? What are the underlying systems at carriers and other parties that will significantly impact how quickly and to what extent digitization will develop in the near and long term? What about hurdles such as a lack of compatibility of legacy systems, strict oversight from competition authorities, cybersecurity and privacy issues, compliancy implementation including cost of investments to be made?

 

 
— PANELISTS —
Inna Kuznetsova
President,
INTTRA

 

Thorsten Meincke
Senior Vice President,
Global Seafreight,
Kuehne + Nagel

 


 
11:30 AM — 12:15 PM
 

TECHNOLOGY II: THE BCO VIEW

Location: Espana Ballroom I

What do shippers make of the dizzying array of new technology solutions now available — automated solutions to rate management, rate benchmarking, freight booking, container tracking, and predictive technologies? What do shippers really need and what are they willing to pay for? What makes the most sense? A panel of shippers will dive into this often hype-dominated topic and discuss the ways digitized solutions can add value and subtract costs from their supply chains.

 

 
— PANELIST —
Alan Mctaggart
Group Logistics Director,
Techtronic Industries

 


 
12:15 — 1:15 PM
 

NETWORKING LUNCH

Location: Espana Ballroom Foyer

 
 

 


 
1:15 — 2:15 PM
 

SOURCING SHIFTS AND CHINA AS A BUYER

Location: Espana Ballroom I

Suppliers in Asia report selling 30-50 percent of their manufactured goods into the China market as the country moves from supplier to buyer. This has influenced intra-Asia volumes that have been growing furiously in the first quarter of 2017, led by a 36 percent growth in volume year-over-year between China and Southeast Asia with an incredible 3.4 million TEU moving between the two regions. What is behind this growth and what impact is it having on freight rates, port infrastructure, and regional supply chains? How are sourcing strategies being adapted to cope with the changing regional trade flows?

 
— PANELIST —
Han Ning
Director, China,
Drewry Maritime Advisors

 


 
2:15 — 3:00 PM
 

CASE STUDY

Location: Espana Ballroom I

Case studies at JOC events offer a glimpse of the issues shippers face in their supply chain networks and how they are partnering with their logistics and transportation providers to resolve them.

 

 
 

 
3:00 — 3:45 PM
 

THE CYBER RISK: PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS FROM AN INVISIBLE ATTACK

Location: Espana Ballroom I

There is a dark side to connecting all players in a supply chain. Data sharing opens all parties to cyber attacks and there is a greater need for tighter regulation of data protection, rapid disclosure of breaches, and the ability to react without causing delays. And if your company is hit by an attack, the damage can be deep and long-lasting. In 2011, the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines fell prey to a cyber attack. At the time, its 170-ship fleet was the largest in the Middle East, but the attack crashed the company’s system, and IRISL lost all of the data tracking its carriers. A lot of cargo simply disappeared before the shipping line could re-establish service. That same year, drug traffickers recruited hackers to penetrate computers at the Port of Antwerp where smugglers were able to move goods through the port, then delete any evidence the cargo was there. And just this past May, FedEx got caught up in a global ransomware attack, a breach in which hackers hold company computer systems hostage to ransom. Attacks on global retailers such as The Home Depot, Michaels Stores, Target, and Staples have been even more high-profile. Now, with rate and booking platforms playing an increasing role in the shipping process, and a massive push by carriers to digitize their business, the need to protect sensitive and proprietary data has never been more important. How can service providers, BCOs, and other supply chain interests protect themselves as business relationships evolve and the demands on stakeholders grow?

 

   

 
3:45 PM
 

CLOSING REMARKS

Location: The Galleon

 

 
Greg Knowler
Asia Editor,
Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit

 

 

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