The development of ‘New Asia’ is challenging every preconception of the logistics and supply chain industry in the region. The creation of this new paradigm forms the subject matter of Transport Intelligence’s (Ti) Emerging Markets Logistics Conference Singapore 2014.
The conference will be led by Ti’s CEO, John Manners-Bell alongside such industry thought leaders as Chris Price, Agility’s CEO Asia Pacific, Oscar de Bok, CEO DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific and Alexsander Stewart, Managing Director, Transportation and Logistics at global investment bank, Stifel. It presents an opportunity to participate in discussions about how the market has developed, the impact this has had upon supply chain dynamics and how they are likely to shape the market in the future.
The conference offers delegates the chance to engage not only with the expert speakers and the materials they present but also with fellow delegates in specially planned networking sessions on October 15-16, 2014.
‘Just about every part of the logistics and supply chain industry in Asia is undergoing root-and-branch transformation,’ says John Manners-Bell. ‘Changing economic dynamics, shifting trade volumes, increasing risk and a raft of new logistics models are creating many opportunities for those companies agile enough to take advantage of them.’
New Asia challenges preconceptions
The New Asia is upon us and its impact is being felt around the world. No longer is it just a region in which to outsource low cost manufacturing. Asia has grown in sophistication and is ready to take its place on the global stage – economically and politically. Still, some growing pains persist. The region suffers from underdeveloped infrastructure that cannot meet the region’s changing needs and cross border trade remains fraught with challenges as intra-Asia trade grows rapidly, making the need for accommodating modal shifts even more acute. In addition, the region faces further changes in power dynamics as the ASEAN Community becomes a single economic entity in 2015.
These changes present great opportunities for logistics providers in the region as increasing wealth raises demand for ever more sophisticated services and heralds the rise of e-commerce and contract logistics in Asia.
The changing dynamics of the supply chain also bring new risks as well as the need to develop sustainable supply chains. ‘Without due consideration and understanding of these challenges, the enormous opportunities to be found in ‘New Asia’ will be wasted,’ concludes Manners-Bell.
To register to attend this event, please visit the Singapore 2014 Conference website. To discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities or for further information please contact Ti’s Head of Events Sarah Smith. Also be sure to follow the latest conference news on Twitter at #TiSingapore14.