Senior logistics professionals will gather at TOC Asia (taking place during Singapore Maritime Week) to analyze the region’s capacity and discuss strategies for dealing with slower container trade growth
London 12.01.2016– As the latest wave of giant containerships enter the Asia-Europe trades, shippers, shipping lines, 3PLs, ports / terminals and suppliers will come together at the 20th TOC Asia Conference & Exhibition, on 20 – 21 April 2016at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore.
TOC Asia will address the key issues facing global container trade stakeholders, with specific reference to the dynamics of Asia’s logistics landscape.
Uncertain prospects for container trade growth and the supply chain impact of mega container vessels will form a major part of the discussion. And a new focus area will decrypt the potential of “big data” and the “Internet of Things” on container supply chain operations.
Keynote speaker Robbert van Trooijen, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific Region, Maersk Line is joined by major stakeholders including:
Soren Anderson, CEO, Rickmers Maritime, Rohan Nevrekar, Director of Procurement, Asia, CMA CGM, Tim Greisinger, Managing Director, Singapore, IBM, Alan Murphy, COO & Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, Rahul Kapoor, Director, Maritime Equity Research, Drewry, Dr Jonathan Beard, Vice President, Global Lead Ports & Logistics, ICF International, Richard Morgan, Chief Commercial Officer – Asia, Damco, Casper Ellerbaek, Vice President – Head of Trade Asia Pacific, Kuehne + Nagel, Tissa Wickramasinghe, General Manager – Commercial & Marketing, Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd, Rohan Masakorala, CEO, Shippers Academy Colombo, David Wignall, Senior Vice President, Indonesia Ports Corporation (IPC), Jason Chiang, Director, Royal HaskoningDHVDr. Thomas Vitsounis, Leader – Ports, Shipping and Freight Supply Chains, NICTA (National ICT Australia), Brendan McDonnell, General Manager, Technology & Engineering, Patrick Terminals & Logistics
Event format maximises networking opportunities
TOC Asia comprises two concurrent debating forums – the Container Supply Chain (CSC) Conference and the TECH TOC Conference – supported by a trade exhibition where industry peers can meet suppliers, swap notes and debate the high level discussion points presented in the conference sessions.
The Container Supply Chain (CSC) element is an executive-level discussion forum focused on international trade, container shipping, port development and logistics, bringing together shippers, shipping lines, 3PLs, port authorities, terminal operators, government and other key supply chain members.
This is complemented by TECH TOC, designed to engage operational executives in the practicalities of port and terminal performance, with in-depth debates on facility design, automation, operations, equipment and technology from berth to gate.
“Rapidly evolving business and technology impacts are set to transform Asia’s port, shipping and logistics space, ” commented Paul Holloway, Event Director at TOC Events. “TOC Asia will see major industry stakeholders debate and discuss how to make sense of these complex drivers and their implications for all concerned.”