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Jul 16, 2015 11:00AM EDT
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As the driver of global trade, the Asia-Pacific region has some of the strongest and most rapidly emerging economies, from the world’s manufacturing and export giant China to India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. But the dynamics of that trade are changing rapidly, as China and others develop a rapidly growing middle class. To fill that demand, once-dominant exporters increasingly are manufacturing products for their home markets and relying on exports from overseas to fill the void. In the long term, that’s great news for North American exporters, but the shorter-term outlook isn’t as bright. China’s economic growth, the marvel of the world for more than a decade, is slowing, and other countries largely are net sellers for now. But with the North American economy accelerating and Europe finally getting its footing, the Asia trade undoubtedly will be the driver for supply chain interests for the foreseeable future.

This Webcast will examine that outlook for trade with Asia and the implications for North American importers and exporters and the transportation providers that serve them. It will include the latest information on the regulatory environment, especially in China, and analysis of infrastructure initiatives such as China’s One Belt, One Road, an intercontinental overland network connecting Asia and Europe.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large,  IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers:

Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS Economics & Country Risk Group

Ryan Ong, Director, Business Advisory Services, US-China Business Council

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Jul 30, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Peak Season Shipping Forecast

Shippers and carriers across all modes are in the midst of what they hope will be a strong peak-shipping season. The North American economy is humming along at its best clip since well before the 2008-09 recession. Consumer sentiment, which has lagged overall economic growth, appears to be improving, and the National Retail Federation is predicting its best year for retail sales in half a decade. Ocean carriers, however, still are wrestling with excess capacity, as new, giant ships enter the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific trades are outpacing expected growth in demand. Ports, meanwhile, are preparing for another influx of cargo that raises the specter of the kind of congestion that has hurt efficiency at East and West Coast ports and in Europe and Asia.

This Webcast will analyze the upcoming peak-shipping season, including the outlook for the holiday buying season that is so critical to shippers and carriers.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large,  IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers: TBD

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Aug 27, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Trucking Midyear Review

Optimism among trucking executives is on an extended run. Supply and demand are largely in balance, giving carriers the sort of pricing power they lacked during the lackluster years leading up to 2012. In general, trucking is outperforming the general U.S. economy and the international trade market, and profits are growing sharply. Truckload and less-than-truckload rates have risen this year as capacity has tightened and economic growth has accelerated. Overall, the strong showing sets the stage for an even stronger latter part of 2015, as long as the industry can navigate some of the challenges along the way, including the increasingly worrying driver shortage, rising equipment costs and new regulatory and environmental demands.

This webcast will analyze these issues and more in determining whether the industry will continue its growth momentum in the year ahead and how it plans to meet the growing challenges. 

Moderator: William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, Trucking and Domestic Transportation, IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers: TBD 

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Sep 29, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Global Logistics

Global supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past several years. Economic turmoil in the U.S., Europe and Asia required third-party logistics providers and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and cut costs. The environmental pressure has been equally strong — if not stronger — among federal, state and local governments, part of a new regulatory environment that is challenging companies up and down the global supply chain. Internationally, supply chains are as long as ever, but near sourcing, is gaining momentum, especially in Mexico, as transportation and geopolitical risks increase. Amid all the changes, technology providers are rushing out new products to help companies navigate the regulatory and trade minefield.

This webcast will analyze the state of global supply chains, how 3PLs are responding to ever-growing customer needs, the outlook, and trends for 3PLs and new technology services that aim to boost supply chain efficiency. 

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large,  IHS Maritime & Trade

Speakers: TBD

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Dec 3, 2015 2:00PM EST
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Global Maritime Forecast

Uncertainty is the new normal in the global shipping market. After storming back from the 2008-09 recession in 2010, ocean carriers have spent much of the past three years fending off the dreaded “o” word — overcapacity — as shipyards delivered a slew of giant new ships. Although the growth in the shipping fleet has exceeded the growth in global trade, carriers are managing their way through the imbalance by carefully managing costs. The introduction of the big ships, in fact, offer cost efficiencies that have saved carriers millions of dollars and helped return most lines to profitability after years of losses. With optimism growing for sustained U.S. economic growth in 2016, carriers could be positioned to bring supply and demand closer to equilibrium, and help carriers regain some pricing power they lost since during the 2008-09 recession.

This webcast will analyze these crucial issues as 2015 winds down and the industry gears up for 2016. 

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large,  IHS Maritime & Trade 

Speakers: TBD

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Jun 23, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive and popular products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, the report analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S., essential information for shippers, transportation providers and third-party logistics providers. 

 

 

In this webcast, JOC Research Editor Marsha Salisbury will dissect this year’s rankings on the U.S. inbound and outbound trades and analyze the major sectors represented, the largest traders within those sectors and the factors influencing the results.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade 

Speaker: Marsha Salisbury, Research Editor, The Journal of Commerce, IHS Maritime & Trade 

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Jun 11, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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According to the Customs Modernization Act of 1993, all entities of the U.S. importing community are required to use “reasonable care” to report accurate and complete information to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) at the time of entry.  

How do you rank your organization’s own compliance program and reasonable care process?  How would CBP view your reasonable care process?

Join Amber Road and the Journal of Commerce on Thursday, June 11th at 2pm EDT to learn how to achieve reasonable care programs based on CBP guidelines and court cases.  Key takeaways include:

  • Factors that reflect a reasonable care process according to CBP
  • How to implement an import risk model based on your company’s import statistics
  • Key strategies for developing written procedures and an audit process with clearly defined checks and balances and accountability
  • Best practices for leveraging automation to  support “reasonable care” within your organization

Moderator: 

Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, IHS

Presenters:

Suzanne Richer, Director, Trade Advisory Practice, Amber Road

Dave Albanese, Director, Solutions Consulting, Amber Road

Apr 23, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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Timed to run a month after the 15th Annual JOC TPM Conference, this webcast will focus on the supply and demand of container space in the Trans-Pacific trade, the economic fundamentals driving it and what it means for intermodal rail, industrial real estate, and other segments of the supply chain. The big test for carriers this year is whether they’ll be able to manage vessel capacity in a way that limits the effect of the huge amount of new ships scheduled to be delivered. Several factors will help determine how that will play out, including the launch of new and expanded alliances, including the 2M between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., and the Ocean Three among CMA CGM, China Shipping and United Arab Shipping Co. The true measure of that test will come later this spring, when shippers and carriers wrap up annual service contracts, and when the backlog of cargo is cleared from West Coast ports after the brutal, nine-month contract talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association.

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large, JOC, IHS

Speakers:

Mario Moreno, Economist, JOC, IHS

Brian Nemeth, Director, AlixPartners

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Apr 9, 2015 2:00PM EDT
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2014 was a tough year for coast-to-coast shipping capacity for perishables & other products. Service changes, extreme weather, the closing of competitors, and less trucks on the road are just the tip of the iceberg. Yet Railex has found a way to not only survive, but also thrive in this difficult period, positioning itself for even faster growth in 2015 and beyond.

In this webcast, Railex reviews the capacity challenges - new and old - that 2014 sprung for temperature-controlled transport and with the 2015 West Coast Port Agreement recently reached, what that could mean as we move deeper into the year. It also reveals new shipping opportunities in 2015 that can be critical for streamlining your perishables supply chain.  

Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, HIS

Speaker: Christopher J. Cole, Regional Sales Manager, New England/Eastern Canada, Railex

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Mar 11, 2015 11:00AM EDT
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North American retailers have endured some of the wildest swings in recent years over the past nine months. On the positive side, the U.S. economic growth is showing consistently strong growth from quarter to quarter and sales are strong. On the downside, retail supply chains are being challenged like never before. Some of the nation’s largest ports, from Los Angeles-Long Beach in the west to New York-New Jersey in the east, have been wrestling with severe congestion that has backed up cargo movements and, in some cases, led to weeks of delays in deliveries. And that was before the situation worsened during protracted, controversial and gridlock-inducing labor negotiations between employers and West Coast dockworkers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Meanwhile, other factors are challenging the very nature of retail sales, none so much as the rapid growth in the e-commerce craze that has prompted omnichannel sales strategies among retailers and dramatic changes for ocean carriers, trucking companies, industrial real estate operators and other supply chain interests.

This webcast will analyze the opportunities and challenges retailers face in this environment, the outlook for retail imports flowing through North American ports and how the changing nature of the retail business is impacting warehousing, inventories, and industrial real estate.

Moderator: Chris Brooks, Executive Editor, JOC, IHS

Speakers:

Jonathan Gold, Vice President, Supply Chain & Customs Policy, National Retail Federation

Blaine Kelley, Senior Vice President, CBRE Global Supply Chain Group

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Feb 25, 2015 2:00PM EST
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The increasing size of container vessels, the intensity of port calls, the automation of terminal operations and the omnipresent drive to better manage bunker and stowage costs are increasing pressure on both ocean carriers and terminal operators. As carriers invest billions in new vessels, terminal operators are also heavily funding operational improvements to meet the demands of these massive new ships to ensure they can be turned around as quickly as possible.

This webcast will examine the current challenges ocean carriers and terminal operators face to become more efficient and profitable.  Speakers will address opportunities for coordination to tackle issues together around information sharing, data quality, vessel stowage and increased utilization.

Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC, IHS

Speaker(s):

Murat Koksel, Operations, U.S. East & Gulf Coast, Hamburg Süd

Rich Ceci, Vice President Information Technology at Global Container Terminal

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Feb 12, 2015 1:00PM EST
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The volatility ocean carriers, shippers, and intermediaries experienced in 2014 may have been severe, but it’s becoming more evident that such unpredictability is the new normal. 2014, of course, was marked by several industry-changing events: the collapse of the P3 Network and quick formation of the 2M, Ocean Three and expansion of the G6 alliances; West Coast longshore labor talks that start well but, by the New Year had degenerated so much that federal mediation was required; severe congestion at ports in the U.S., Europe and Asia resulting from increasing volumes, new mega-ships that put strains on manpower and equipment, and chassis and gate dislocations. As 2015 begins, questions abound: What will the final outcome of negotiations between the ILWU and employers yield and how will it impact ports and carriers? What impact will the launch of new alliances have on carrier services, ports, and shippers? With containerized trade expected to build on unexpectedly strong 2014 volumes, how will ports and terminal operators respond?

This webcast will examine the outlook for the containerized shipping market, the economic indicators playing into that and what impact the new alliances will have on service, reliability and visibility.

Moderator: Peter Leach, Editor-at-Large, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers:

Mario O. Moreno, Economist, The Journal of Commerce

Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, SeaIntel Consulting and Cyberkeel

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Dec 11, 2014 2:00PM EST
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Over the past year, a handful of less-than-truckload carriers have announced programs to introduce density-based pricing in response to a large contingent of shippers who have long demonstrated an interest. The density-based model takes a simple approach, where rates are set depending on tiers of a shipment’s density. While the LTL industry is looking hard at a migration to density-based pricing, a number of shippers have voiced reluctance, preferring to instead embrace, for now, what they know best— the National Motor Freight Traffic Classification model.

With misinformation flooding the market and fueling fears among shippers, supply chain professionals in the know are speaking out.  

Sponsored by SMC³ and Jump Start 2015, this 60-minute webinar will address:

1.     The factors driving the move to density-based pricing.

2.     How would density-based pricing change LTL?

3.     Advantages of density-based pricing.

4.     Advantages of the NMFC system.

In this webcast, we’ll provide information and answer questions to help you determine whether density-based pricing or classification is the better option for your company. 

The final 15 minutes will be reserved for a live Q&A with the audience.

Join our panel of representatives from across the U.S. supply chain as they take on the task of eliminating the misinformation and addressing the future of density-based pricing and NMFC.   

Moderator: 

Alessandra Barrett, Special Projects Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Presenters:

Joel Ringer, Chairman, Commodity Classification Standards Board, National Motor Freight Traffic Association

Brian Thompson, Vice President - Pricing & Yield Management, YRC Freight Field Resource Center

Sponsor and Registration Information 

This webcast is sponsored by SMC³, the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community, and is produced by  JOC Group Inc.. There is no fee to attend this webinar. 

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Nov 11, 2014 2:00PM EST
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The federal regulatory environment continues to change rapidly, particularly in the area of U.S. trucking. With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration continuing to seek an inventory of data-driven regulations in an effort to further increase U.S. roadway safety, many feel these new requirements place an already struggling industry on a path to higher operating costs and reduced productivity. In this 60-minute webcast, veteran transportation attorney Rob Moseley, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, will provide the necessary insight to assist U.S. supply chain professionals with better understanding and preparing for the road ahead. Sponsored by SMC³ and The Academy, the webcast will cover news and updates on:

  • FMCSA raising liability insurance limits.
  • Changes to Hours of Service (HOS).
  • Electronic logging.
  • Food safety modernization transport regulations.
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA).

The final 15 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. Don’t miss this must-attend webcast for truckers, 3PLs, and cargo owners as we explore federal trucking regulations critical to 2015. 

Speaker: Rob Moseley, Chairman, Transportation Industry Group, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP

Moderator: Alessandra Barrett, Special Project Editor, JOC Group Inc

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This webcast is sponsored by SMC³, the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community, and is produced by The Journal of Commerce.  There is no fee to attend this webcast.

Oct 8, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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With local agencies enforcing national regulations with their own emphasis and interpretations, China’s trade laws become extremely complex. In particular, many companies are turning to China Trade Management (CTM) software solutions to help them take advantage of China’s Processing Trade program, which can reduce product cost by 25 percent or more!

The Journal of Commerce, in collaboration with Amber Road, has published a new study on the ins and outs of China’s trade regulations. This one-hour webcast will examine the contents of this white paper, reviewing China’s trade landscape and addressing best practices for Chinese trade operations.

Key takeaways will include:

  • An overview of the Chinese trade regulatory environment.
  • The ins and outs of China’s Processing Trade program.
  • How to utilize a China Trade Management solution to significantly reduce duties for your company.
  • How your company can take advantage of the Processing Trade program.
  • How CTM solutions fit into your overall Global Trade Management process.

Panelists: Kae-Por Chang, Managing Director, Amber Road China, and Ty Bordner, VP, Solutions Consulting, Amber Road

Moderator:  Alessandra Barrett, Special Project Editor, Journal of Commerce

 

Oct 2, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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From China’s rising wages to higher transportation costs and increasing incidents of disruption, supply chain interests have endured monumental change over the past four years. It started with the 2008-09 recession, which forced third-party logistics providers and other supply chain interests to dramatically change their business models as retailers slashed inventories, adopted revolutionary environmental initiatives and reduced costs by any means possible. The environmental pressure has been equally strong — if not stronger — among federal, state and local governments, part of a new regulatory environment that is challenging companies up and down the global supply chain. Internationally, supply chains are as long as ever, but the debate over near-sourcing and reshoring is accelerating as fuel prices surge. Amid all the changes, technology providers are rushing out new products to help companies navigate the regulatory and trade minefield.

This webcast, timed in the aftermath of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Annual Global Conference, will analyze the state of global supply chains, how 3PLs are responding to ever-growing customer needs and the state of near-sourcing and reshoring of manufacturing in the U.S. and Mexico. 

Moderator: Peter T. Leach, Editor at Large, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers: James B. Rice Jr., Deputy Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Director, MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management Program, Director, MIT CTL Supply Chain Exchange

Richard D. Armstrong, Chairman, Armstrong & Associates

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Aug 21, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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As the United States’ neighbor to the north, Canada is inextricably linked to the U.S. economy through its bilateral and NAFTA trade partnerships. It’s a relationship that generated more than $340 billion in cross-border trade in 2013, a record for the longtime trade allies. Now, with both economies showing signs of more rapid sustained growth, that trade is poised to grow in 2014 and beyond.


Although that’s certainly welcome news for the importers, exporters, freight intermediaries and transportation providers responsible for originating or carrying that cargo, signs increasingly point to a supply chain struggling to keep up. That’s seen in various chokepoints at ports and terminals in clearing of goods, many bound for the U.S. Midwest. It’s also seen on the intermodal network, where railroads are struggling to recover from a debilitating winter that hit service levels hard.

This 75-minute webcast will feature one of the nation’s leading economists, who will examine the latest trends for the Canadian economy, including the crucial supply-demand outlook through the ongoing peak shipping season; and the head of the nation’s largest freight forwarding association, who will analyze the major issues and opportunities for cargo interests operating in Canada.

Speakers: 

Dawn Desjardins, Assistant Chief Economist, Royal Bank of Canada

Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)

Moderator: Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, JOC Group Inc.

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Jul 31, 2014 11:00AM EDT
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This webcast will analyze some of the crucial issues confronting ports and container terminal operators in clearing cargo from ship to shore, be it at the berth, in the yard or at the gate. Those challenges are only getting greater as ships increase to sizes unimaginable just a decade ago, and as ocean carriers face increasing financial pressure to meet tight schedules and to keep their vessels at sea, where they’re making money. On the landside, terminal operators and ports are coming under increasing pressure to improve productivity at their gates, where hours-long truck lines aren’t unusual during the busiest times of the day and year. How to resolve that is a point of significant contention among trucking operators and terminal operators.

Finally, the Webcast will discuss and analyze the results drawn from the JOC Port Productivity database, measuring the most efficient ports and terminal operators in terms of berth productivity for 2013.

Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, JOC Group Inc.

Speakers: 

Andrew Penfold, Project Director, Ocean Shipping Consultants

Dean Davison, Principal Consultant, Ocean Shipping Consultants

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

 

Jun 26, 2014 2:00PM EDT
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The annual Top 100 Importers and Exporters report is one of the most extensive — and popular — products The Journal of Commerce produces. Based on months of exclusive research, the report analyzes the largest global companies shipping containerized goods to and from the U.S. — essential information for shippers, transportation providers and third-party logistics providers.

In this webcast, JOC Research Editor Marsha Salisbury will dissect this year’s rankings on the U.S. inbound and outbound trades and analyze the major sectors represented, the largest traders within those sectors and the factors influencing the results.

Moderator: Peter Leach, Editor-at-Large, The Journal of Commerce, JOC Group Inc.

Speaker: Marsha Salisbury, Research Editor, The Journal of Commerce, JOC Group Inc.

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Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com

 

Jun 5, 2014 10:00AM EDT
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As the driver of global trade, the Asia-Pacific region has some of the largest container ports in the world, including the world’s three largest, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong. It also has some of the strongest and most rapidly emerging economies, from the world’s manufacturing and export giant China to South Korea, the United States’ newest free trade partner. But the dynamics of that trade are changing rapidly, as China and others develop a rapidly growing middle class. To fill that demand, once-dominant exporters increasingly are manufacturing for their home markets and relying on exports from overseas to fill the void. That is great news for North American exporters looking to break into and expand in new markets. Meanwhile, with the global economy improving, the outlook for the two largest ocean trades — the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe — is brightening, especially in the second half of the year.

This Webcast will examine that outlook and the implications for North American importers and exporters and the transportation providers that serve them.

Moderator: Peter Leach, Editor-At-Large, The Journal of Commerce

Speakers:

Richard Martin, Managing Director, IMA Asia

Mark Millar, Managing Partner, M Power Assoicates

Interested in sponsoring this webcast? For more information, please contact Tony Stein on tstein@joc.com