NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 21, 2013 — JOC Group Inc. today announced that Evergreen’s Vice Group Chairman Bronson Hsieh will deliver the opening keynote address at its upcoming TPM Asia conference in Shenzhen, China on Oct. 16-17. Now in its seventh year, TPM Asia attracts close to 600 attendees including top importers and exporters, carriers, third-party logistics providers, ports and terminals.
Evergreen is the world’s fourth-largest container line in terms of capacity deployed, according to Alphaliner, and also operates the major international airline EVA Air. Hsieh joined the company in 1976 and rose up its ranks into his current role overseeing the container line and the airline, as well as other Evergreen businesses including hotels, logistics and insurance.
Over the course of a two-day conference program, TPM Asia will present a series of in-depth sessions with top-level speakers focusing on container trade and logistics in the Europe-Asia, Trans-Pacific and Intra-Asia markets, from an Asian perspective. Keynote speakers, roundtable discussions and formal presentations will address these issues head-on, providing a detailed briefing on a range of urgent issues affecting container shipping and logistics in Asia.
Other confirmed speakers include:
- Max Liu, International Logistics and Trade Director, Alibaba
- Stephen Schueler, Chief Commercial Officer, Maersk Liner Business
- Tan Hua Joo, Executive Consultant, Alphaliner
- Rod Riseborough, CEO, Container Trades Statistics Ltd.
- Neil Dekker, Head of Research, Containers, Drewry Shipping Consultants
- Zhang Ye, President, Shanghai Shipping Exchange
- Steen Knudsen, Regional COO Asia Pacific, APM Terminals
- Joseph Frank, Vice President, Asia, FedEx Trade Networks
TPM Asia is the largest container shipping conference in Asia and is attended by major shippers from a wide variety of industries. Past shipper attendees have included: VF, Electrolux, Walmart, The Home Depot, Canadian Tire, Goodyear, Staples, Dow Chemical, Nine Dragons Paper, Toys R Us, JC Penny, Mattel, IKEA, Adidas, Ralph Lauren, Esprit, Gap, Macy’s, The Limited, Sears, Office Depot, Sears and many others. To attend, or learn more about the agenda, visit joc.com/TPMAsia. Early Bird registration closes Aug. 23.
Hosted by Shenzhen Ports, TPM Asia is sponsored, in part, by Zim integrated Shipping, APL, FedEx Trade Networks, CenterPoint Properties, OOCL, Maersk Line, Florida East Coast Railway, Port of Houston Authority, Port Everglades, DAMCO, CN Railway and UPS Logistics. A complete list of sponsors may be found at on the event website. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit joc.com/tpm-asia/sponsorship or call Tony Stein at 678-456-8530.
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