Hong Kong Boosts Its Logistics, Maritime, and Aviation Leadership at ALMAC 2023

The Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC) returns on November 21-22, 2023, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Co-organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), this flagship event is a significant date in the logistics and supply chain industry calendar.

At the forefront of this year’s agenda are strategies to bolster Hong Kong’s status as an international maritime centre and aviation hub, as announced by HKSAR Chief Executive John Lee in his Policy Address.

The conference theme, “Future-proofing Supply Chains: Diversification · Decarbonisation · Digitalisation,” reflects a commitment to adaptability, sustainability, and technological advancement in the face of global trade’s evolving landscape.

ALMAC 2023 will gather eminent industry leaders and representatives from companies like CMA CGM, Dell, DHL, FedEx, UPS, and JD Logistics. They will discuss five thematic areas crucial to the industry’s future, including global trade, supply chain diversification, and innovation.

Dr. Patrick Lau, Deputy Executive Director of HKTDC, emphasized the timeliness of ALMAC, aligning with government initiatives to enhance Hong Kong’s logistics industry.

Fu Xuyin, Vice Minister of China’s Ministry of Transport, will deliver the keynote address, signaling the event’s high-profile and international relevance.

The conference aligns with the Government’s Action Plan on Modern Logistics Development, which outlines a vision for the industry’s intelligence, modernization, and sustainability. These elements are designed to help companies enhance their competitiveness and seize new opportunities.

Highlighting the plenary session on supply chain transformation, speakers like Rob McIntosh of Dell and Jeremy Goldstrich of FedEx will discuss the potential of global supply chains in driving economic growth.

The Power Dialogue sessions will explore regional trade strategies, green logistics, and carbon reduction, with insights from leaders like Adeline Franger Chouraqui of CMA CGM and Tim Edmunds of PwC.

In technology discussions, innovators like Andrés de León of HyperloopTT and Tim Martin of Dronamics will speak on modern logistics solutions, while Arun Nandi of Unilever will delve into the applications of generative AI in supply chain management.

The Shippers’ Forum, including voices like Lai Tze Siung of Pomelo Fashion, will address e-commerce logistics, while three new workshops will offer practical strategies on ESG, e-commerce, and youth empowerment.

With about 100 exhibitors and the Logtech Salon’s debut, ALMAC 2023 promises a deep dive into the logistics sector’s future, with technology and sustainability at its heart.


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