Examining key issues as global supply chain reshapes

Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 11th Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC) will be held on 2 and 3 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The event will be held in a hybrid format, with both physical and online elements, for the first time.

Dr. Patrick Lau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director and Frankie Yick, Chairman of the HKTDC Logistics Services Advisory Committee and Legislative Councillor of Hong Kong for the Transport constituency unveiled details at today’s press luncheon.

Running under the theme “RESILIENCE . AGILITY . SUSTAINABILITY Reshaping the Global Supply Chain”, the annual signature event for maritime, air freight, logistics and supply chain management, and shippers will examine the major factors currently influencing the global economy, looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic, digital transformation and geopolitical tensions are reshaping the global supply chain and discussing both opportunities and risks for businesses, including the issue of sustainable development.

ALMAC brings together participants from maritime, air freight, logistics and supply chain management industries as well as shippers to get market insights, exchange market intelligence and explore business opportunities. Industry representatives can take part in the event at the main venue in Hong Kong or satellite venues in Beijing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing and more. In addition to running a live broadcast of the conference, some of the satellite venues will invite experts to address logistics issues and experiences from a more local perspective and enable participants to enjoy face-to-face exchanges and business matching activities at the same time. It is expected that the conference will attract more than 10,000 industry participants from over 50 countries and regions.

“This year’s ALMAC will focus on the prospects for global recovery, examining issues such as geopolitical tensions, regional collaboration and new opportunities under China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. It will also highlight the new trade order and evolving intermodal networks in the Asia-Pacific region, e-commerce trends, the post-pandemic evolution of the retail industry, along with the development of a sustainable supply chain and digital transformation trends beyond 2021. The conference continues to connect the global industry through a powerful online platform without boundaries and will give participants a deeper understanding of the current industry situation and help them capture new opportunities. These issues will impact the logistics industry as well as shippers. I would encourage all shippers, including traders, exporters and manufacturers, to join the conference to understand the issues and get insights on how to deal with them,” said Patrick Lau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director.