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Event Date Mon Mar 21 HKT - Thu Mar 24 HKT (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Mar 20 12:00pm - Wed Mar 23 12:00pm
Location Online and in-person
Region APAC

The last 12 months have seen Asian trade and economies rebound following the shock of covid-19. Despite continued tensions between China and America, and climate-led disruptions to supply chains, reasons for optimism about the future of Asian trade remain. For example, the possible ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) early in 2022 is hoped to provide opportunities for both corporates and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

As we enter the second quarter of 2022, for business leaders and policymakers with a stake in Asian trade, pertinent questions endure such as:

• What are the key policy developments on regional government agendas?
• How will these shape a continued economic recovery?
• Will SMEs continue to form the bedrock of trade in Asia?
• What technologies will emerge that improve supply-chain efficiency and transparency?
• How will COP26 shape sustainability issues and what is the impact on businesses?

Why attend?
• Access 4 days of exclusive insights and unlimited networking for free!
• Hear from those at the forefront of the global trade industry and discover new opportunities for growth.
• Discover the most important trends for global trade in the next five to ten years and learn how they will impact Asia.
• Hear first hand practical solutions to many of the challenges facing the market.
• Benefit from a mix of micro analysis and granular practical solutions for businesses, including a spotlight on SMEs.
• Look at the trade community through a critical lens and assess how businesses are dealing with economic, political and environmental issues.
• Understand how trade can contribute to global economic recovery and the role will Asia play.
• Network with 3000+ industry peers including a unique mix of policy makers and leading businesses.
• Visit our virtual exhibition, connecting you with the solutions providers your business needs.


2022 Speakers

Dan Tehan
Minister for trade, tourism and investment, Australia

Damien O’Connor
Minister of Trade and Export Growth, New Zealand

Gan Kim Yong
Minister for trade and industry, Singapore

Hirose Naoshi
Vice minister for international affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan

Mei-Hua Wang
Minister of economic affairs, Taiwan

Muhammad Lutfi
Minister of trade, Republic of Indonesia

Han-Koo Yeo
Minister of trade, Republic of Korea

Ireneo Vizmonte
Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry, Government of the Philippines

Allan Gepty
Assistant secretary, International Trade Policy and Trade Negotiation, Department of Trade and Industry, Government of the Philippines

Veerapong Malai
Director-general, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion, Thailand

Alex Capri
Research fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Carlos Maurer
Executive vice president, Sectors & Decarbonisation, Royal Dutch Shell

Michelle Ho
President, Asia Pacific, UPS

Peter Liddell
Lead, Global Operations Centre of Excellence, KPMG

Simon Wong
Chief executive, Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre

Abigail Joyce Victorino Mendoza
Founder and chief executive, GoGenie Solutions

Alen Mulabdic
Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice, World Bank

Alex Young
Chief executive, Texray

Anderson Martins
Head, Supply Chain & Procurement, Nestlé Philippines

Anita Prakash
Senior policy advisor, International Economic Cooperation, ERIA

Barbara Ramos
Chief, Research and Strategies for Exports, International Trade Centre

Byron Kennedy
Chief executive, SPEE3D

Caroline Briggert
Head of sustainability, Hop Lun

Claudius Ng
Founding president, Singapore Chamber of E-commerce

Craig Burchell
Senior vice president, Global Trade Affairs, Huawei Technologies

Emmanuelle Ganne
Senior analyst, economic research and statistics division, World Trade Organization

Hsien-Hui Tong
Executive director, Investments, SGInnovate

John Denton
Secretary general, International Chamber of Commerce

Joseph Phi
Group chief executive, Li & Fung; chief executive, LF Logistics

Khulan Davaadorj
Director and chief technologist, LHAMOUR

Lisa McAuley
Chief executive, Global Trade Professionals Alliance

Marco Bianchini
Economist and coordinator, the Digital for SME Global Initiative, OECD

Mary Jacques
Global director, Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Lenovo

Mitali Das
Deputy division chief, strategy, policy and review department, IMF

Nakul Gaur
Senior global B2B eCommerce lead, Unilever

Ng Chee Soon
Managing director, Carousell Singapore

Ooi Lay Pheng
Chief executive, Berjayapak

Pakorn Thampimukvatana
Director, Supply Chain, India and Southeast Asia, Danone

Patrick Gantier
General manager, Asia, Mars Wrigley

Quah Ley Hoon
Chief executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Rama Sridhar
Executive vice president, Digital & Emerging Partnerships and New Payment Flows, Asia Pacific, Mastercard

Richard Maude
Executive director, Policy, Asia Society Australia

Roberto Giannetta
Chairman, Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association

Robert Holleyman
Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP; former deputy United States trade representative

Russell Cohen
Group managing director, Operations, Grab

Satvinder Singh
Deputy secretary general, ASEAN Economic Community

Sheldon Goh
Director, Financial Services Industry, Microsoft

Steven Beck
Head of trade and supply chain finance, Asian Development Bank

Stuart Whiting
Senior vice president, Logistics & Planning, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric

Sunil Gidumal
Managing director, GM Metal Packaging Ltd

Veera Sinnemäki
Manager, Global Sustainability Program for Climate, H&M Group

Wei Zhuang
Regional manager, Asia, BIMCO

Agathe Demarais
Global forecasting director, Economist Intelligence Unit

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Shell

• Hinrich Foundation

• German Chamber of Commerce