TPM Asia Global Container Shipping Conference Opens With Record High Attendance

SHENZHEN, CHINA. – The 4th annual Trans-Pacific Maritime Asia global container shipping conference launched this week with over 600 delegates, more than double the attendance of last year, cementing the event organized by The Journal of Commerce as the leading container shipping event in Asia. The conference, co-hosted by the Shenzhen Port and The Journal of Commerce, included some 100 representatives of retailers, manufacturers and distributors who ship goods on one of the world’s most important trade lanes. Major officials in the container shipping industry and in trade are set to discuss pressing issues in international ocean transport, a pillar of international trade.

A particularly strong speaker lineup of industry experts promises intriguing dialogue and debate over critical industry challenges such as freight rate volatility, container shortages, 3PL influences, derivative contracts and new security regulations. Featured keynote speakers will be:

  • Bronson Hsieh, Chairman, Evergreen Marine Corp,
  • Qing Wang, Managing Director and Chief Economist – Greater China, Morgan Stanley Asia Limited
  • Scott C. Larson, Vice-President International Logistics & Customs The BON-TON Stores, Inc
  • Luc Jacobs, Senior Vice President for Ocean Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.

Day One roundtable discussions will be held on the State of the Container Industry, BCO Lessons, Asia-Europe & Trans-Pacific Markets, and Freight Rate Derivatives will be well attended by representatives from port authorities, terminals, shipping lines, and shippers including Bissell, Callaway Golf, Canon, Electrolux, Goodyear Tire, Hasbro, IKEA, JC Penney, Jones Apparel, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Macy's, Mattel, Newell Rubbermaid, Office Depot, Radio Flyer, Sony, Target, The Home Depot, Toys 'R Us, Vtech, Walmart and many more.

The TPM Asia Global Container Conference takes place on 19-20 October 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel Shenzhen, China. For two days, senior level decision makers will gather at Asia's leading container event to debate issues facing the container industry for trade in the Trans-Pacific, Asia-Europe and Intra-Asia. The event is hosted by Shenzhen Port and sponsored by Yantian International Container Terminals, Shekou Container Terminals, Chiwan Container Terminal, Da Chan Bay Terminal One, APL, Guangzhou Port Group, DHL Global Forwarding, Matson, CargoSmart, OOCL, Maersk Line, INTTRA, DAMCO, Taicang International Gateway, OWL, and Horizon Lines. The full conference program for TPM Asia can be found online at http://www.tpm-asia.com.

“We are delighted with the strong turnout for the 4th annual TPM Asia,” said Peter Tirschwell, senior vice president for strategy at UBM Global Trade, parent of The Journal of Commerce. “The turnout signals both the strong recovery of container shipping and logistics and the need for leading events where the industry can congregate to hear leaders speak and renew relationships.”

About the Journal of Commerce
Since 1827, The Journal of Commerce has been the most trusted source of intelligence for international logistics executives to help them plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day transportation of goods and commodities globally.

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About UBM Global Trade
UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company’s portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250 outside the U.S. or Canada). 

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