Greater Bay Area Symposium
on Logistics and Trade Facilitation

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A Greater Bay Area Symposium on Logistics and Trade Facilitation, jointly organised by the Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain of HSMC and the Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and sponsored chiefly by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association, was held on 7 December 2017 at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. The symposium brought together more than 250 government officials, business leaders, industry experts, professionals and academics to share insights and address concerns of integration and development prospects related to logistics and trading in the Greater Bay Area.

 

Dr Collin Wong, Head of HSMC’s Department of Supply Chain and Information Management (SCM), was host of the symposium. Professor Simon S M Ho, President of HSMC; Dr Moses Cheng Mo-chi, Chairperson of HSMC’s College Council; and Dr David Wong Yau-kar, Honorary President of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association welcomed all participants in their remarks while Mr Andy Chan Shui-fu, Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, delivered the opening speech.

 

President Ho emphasised in his remarks that the study on logistics and trade facilitation was only part of the Greater Bay Area policy research, and HSMC would continue to undertake further study on important topics and provide policy suggestions. He expressed sincere gratitude to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association for their donation support to this policy research.

 

Dr Stephen Ng, Director of HSMC Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain, presented the findings of a report titled “Logistics and Trade Facilitation in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Bay Area: Stakeholders Concerns, Comments from Central Government, and Policy Recommendations”.

 

Two keynote speakers, Mr Wilson Fung Wing-yip, Executive Director of Corporate Development of Hong Kong Airport Authority and Dr Li Yubin, Deputy General Manager of China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited, shared their views on the challenges and opportunities faced by Hong Kong International Airport and local ports respectively under the Greater Bay Area Initiative.

 

Professor Cheung Waiman, Director of CUHK’s Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics, hosted a panel discussion with six industry experts: Dr Edward Kwok Man Chan, Executive Committee Members of The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and the Founder of German Pool (Hong Kong) Ltd; Mr Sunny Ho, Executive Director of The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council; Mrs Jenny Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Services Ltd; Mr Horace Lo, Chief Development Officer of Modern Terminals Limited; Dr Venus Lun, Vice President of Hong Kong Institution of Transportation and Logistics Management; and Ir Elsa Yuen, President of the Hong Kong Logistics Association. The Panel explored the development prospects of the trading and logistics sector, and exchanged views with participants on how Hong Kong should gear up for the Greater Bay Area development.

 

Lastly, Professor Lawrence C Leung, Dean of the School of Decision Sciences of HSMC, concluded the symposium and expressed appreciation to all speakers, panelists and participants for sharing their experiences and insights. He emphasised that more study had to be conducted further to the discussion at the event while symposiums on important topics of the Greater Bay Area such as cross-border logistics, e-commerce, insurance and big data would be hosted in future.

 

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President Simon Ho of HSMC delivered the welcoming remarks.

President Simon Ho of HSMC delivered the welcoming remarks.

Dr Moses Cheng, Chairman of HSMC College Council, attended the Symposium to show his support to HSMC research team.

Dr Moses Cheng, Chairman of HSMC College Council, attended the Symposium
to show his support to HSMC research team.

Dr David Wong Yau-kar, Honorary President of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association

Dr David Wong Yau-kar, Honorary President
of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association

Mr Andy Chan Shui-fu, Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs

Mr Andy Chan Shui-fu, Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs

Mr Wilson Fung Wing-yip, Executive Director of Corporate Development of Hong Kong Airport Authority, delivered a keynote speech.

Mr Wilson Fung Wing-yip, Executive Director of Corporate Development
of Hong Kong Airport Authority, delivered a keynote speech.

Dr Li Yubin, Deputy General Manager of China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited, delivered a keynote speech.

Dr Li Yubin, Deputy General Manager of China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited, delivered a keynote speech.

Dr Stephen Ng, Director of HSMC Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain, presented highlights of the research report.

Dr Stephen Ng, Director of HSMC Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain,
presented highlights of the research report.

Professor Lawrence Leung, Dean of HSMC School of Decision Sciences, delivered the closing remarks.

Professor Lawrence Leung, Dean of HSMC School of Decision Sciences,
delivered the closing remarks.

(From left) Professor Cheung Waiman, Dr Edward Chan, Mr Sunny Ho, Mrs Jenny Lam, Mr Horace Lo, Dr Venus Lun and Ir Elsa Yuen explored the development prospects of the trading and logistics sector in Hong Kong.

(From left) Professor Cheung Waiman, Dr Edward Chan, Mr Sunny Ho, Mrs Jenny Lam, Mr Horace Lo, Dr Venus Lun and Ir Elsa Yuen
explored the development prospects of the trading and logistics sector in Hong Kong.

Group photo of keynote speakers, panellists, representatives of chief sponsor, organisers and co-organisers

Group photo of keynote speakers, panellists, representatives of chief sponsor, organisers and co-organisers

From left: Dr Collin Wong, Head of Department of SCM; Dr Danny Ho, Assistant Professor and Convenor of the Symposium; Professor Lawrence Leung, Dean of HSMC School of Decision Sciences; Mr Sunny Ho, Executive Director of The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council; Dr Edward Kwok Man Chan, Executive Committee Members of The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and Founder of German Pool (Hong Kong) Ltd; Mr Horace Lo, Chief Development Officer of Modern Terminals Ltd; Professor Y V Hui, Vice-President (Academic and Research) of HSMC; Dr Willie Lai, Founding Convenor of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Bay Area Economic and Trade Association; President Simon Ho of HSMC; Mr Andy Chan Shui-fu, Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs; Mr Wilson Fung Wing-yip, Executive Director of Corporate Development of Hong Kong Airport Authority; Dr Li Yubin, Deputy General Manager of China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd; Dr Stephen Ng, Director of HSMC’s Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain; Professor Cheung Waiman, Director of CUHK’s Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics; Mr Man Cheuk Fei, Publisher & CEO of Master Insight Media Ltd; Mrs Jenny Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Cathay Pacific Services Ltd; and Dr Chen Gang, Associate Professor of Lingnan College, Sun Yat-Sen University

Government officials, business leaders, industry experts, professionals and academics participating in the Symposium

Government officials, business leaders, industry experts, professionals and academics participating in the Symposium