|10 February 2004 (Tuesday)|
Hong Kong Unveils International Logistics Event
The Hong Kong Logistics Development Council (LOGSCOUNCIL) today (February 10) unveiled a major event which will be the highlight of Hong Kong's logistics calendar.
At the launch reception, Ms Sandra Lee, Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Vice Chairman of LOGSCOUNCIL, said that: "Logistics Hong Kong, featuring an international logistics conference and exhibition, will showcase Hong Kong as an international logistics hub and highlight its unique role as the gateway to the Pearl River Delta region."
"This will be an exciting event which will bring together international and local logistics players to exchange ideas, share visions and explore business opportunities," said Ms Lee.
Mr. James Hughes-Hallett, Shepherd of the LOGSCOUNCIL M-logistics Project Group, also addressed the participants at the reception. "Hong Kong is at the heart of Asia and also the renowned international shipping and airfreight hub of the region. Logistics Hong Kong will provide the forum to build on existing partnerships, strike new deals, and explore ways to consolidate our role as a leading global logistics centre," Mr. Hughes-Hallett said.
Key speakers at the Logistics Hong Kong include Mr. Stephen Ip, Secretary for Economic Development and Labour, Mr. James Hughes-Hallett, Chairman of John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd, Mr. William Fung, Chief Executive Officer, Li and Fung Group and Mr.Willy Lin, Chairman of the Hong Kong Shippers' Council. Speakers have also been confirmed from companies, including Maersk, FedEx and UPS. Key exhibitors include Cathay Pacific, Kerry Logistics, Exel and OnePort.
LOGSCOUNCIL has joined forces with international event organiser Informa Maritime and Transport and leading industry publications Containerisation International and Freight Transport Buyer Asia.
The event, to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 18-20, will provide an insight into how international logistics companies and manufacturers see the future of Hong Kong as a logistics hub.
On the second day, leading academics, logisticians and senior officials from Mainland China will explore how the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement benefits Hong Kong logistics companies. Speakers will also share experience in the application of advanced supply chain strategies.
A large international exhibition will provide an opportunity for extensive networking as local and international logistics brand names cluster to showcase their services and conduct business.