PH Participates in Asia’s Biggest Maritime, Logistics Event in HK
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (left photo) and ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi (right photo) led the roster of distinguished speakers at the eighth edition of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council on 20-21 November 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Hong Kong PCG photo)
HONG KONG 07 December 2018 – A Philippine delegation participated in the eighth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20-21 November 2018.
The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong’s Political and Economic Section, as well as F2 Logistics, a Philippine logistics company providing full-service end-to-end supply chain business solutions, attended the event together with representatives from the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines.
F2 Logistics, whose services span from air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution, trucking, to cold chain and customs brokerage, promoted its services during the conference for the third year running. President and CEO Efren E. Uy stressed that the company’ participation in ALMC has boosted their business and global network.
HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong stressed the importance of strengthening connectivity in the region during this time of global uncertainty, and of establishing free trade agreements, most notably the impending operationalization of the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade and Investment Agreements in January 2019.
In her welcoming remarks, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor emphasized the strengthening relations between ASEAN and Hong Kong, especially following the signing of the FTA.
In his keynote address, ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi shared ASEAN’s experience on enhancing regional connectivity, with the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025 as the framework document, to address infrastructure and security issues in the region.
This year’s ALMC, focusing on Asian Connectivity, New Retail Revolution and Logistics Technology, gathered around 2,000 stakeholders from more than 30 countries and regions. ALMC is a biggest of its kind in Asia and was a flagship event of the Hong Kong Maritime Week held on 18-24 November 2018.
The conference was supported by the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council and Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, and featured an exhibition zone, and business matching sessions. END
The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong’s Political and Economic Section, represented by Vice Consul Fatima G. Quintin (eighth from left) and Attachés Luz M. Iglesias (fifth from left) and Charlene A. Beriana (second from right), visit the booth of F2 Logistics, a Philippine logistics company providing full-service end-to-end supply chain business solution. F2 Logistics was represented by President and CEO Efren E. Uy (fourth from right). Also in the photo are Ms. Christine Pardiñas (third from left) and Mr. Henrik Batallones (leftmost) of the Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines. (Hong Kong PCG photo)