10th Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference – Closing Plenary Forum (18 November 2020)

Date: 18 November 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm HKT

Venue: ALMAC online platform 

Closing Keynote – World trade outlook after pandemic outbreak and uncertain trading landscape

Highlights:  Upon the latest updates from the World Trade Organisation, the trade cost impact from COVID-19 needs to be alerted along with uncertain trade policy and restrictions on travel and transport. Pandemic outbreak brought global air cargo capacity shrank and decreased in the number of sailings in maritime transport. International land transport has been affected by border closures, sanitary measures and detours. It also affects business travels, which are important for maintaining trading relationships and managing global value chains. With the increasing trade policy barriers and regulatory differences as well as cyber disruption on information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, what is the world trade outlook ahead in the coming years? What measures should the industry and government implement to mitigate these disruptions?

Closing Plenary – Leading through new paradigm of global logistics risks under uncertain trading landscape and cyber disruptions

Highlights: Leaders in logistics, maritime and aviation industry are continuously facing new paradigm risks from uncertain trade paradox, pandemic outbreak, and cyber disruptions. Recent US-China Trade War and Brexit create spiral trade protectionism effect on supply chain pattern, moving against the globalisation strategies of Belt and Road Initiatives and Greater Bay Area. Pandemic outbreak forces reconsideration of localisation instead of globalisation in production. Recent risks from increasing cyber disruption seriously impact the stability and costs of logistics enterprises. What strategies should leaders take in minimising these global logistics risks ahead? This session invites leaders from various dimensions to share views, strategies and outlook in these uncertain trading and business landscapes.   


– Mr. Fox CHU, Partner, McKinsey 


– Dr. Yonov Federick AGAH, Deputy Director – General, WTO  

– Dr. Jan HOFFMANN, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTAD  

– Mr. Kenny Ye, COO, OOCL, CEO, OOCL Logistics (TBC)

– Mr. Mathieu Renard BIRON, Managing Director, Global Freight Forwarding, Kerry Logistics

– Mr. Christopher POLLARD, CEO, Greater China, DB Schenker 

– Mr. Christopher CHAN, Partner and Hong Kong Head of Shipping, Offshore and Logistics, HFW     

The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Trade Development Council 

In collaboration with:   

Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain

Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Shue Yan University

With the support of:     

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Logistics and Transport Division)

The Chartered institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Logistics Association