Asia—boosted by its powerhouses, China & India as well as the rapidly developing economies of the ASEAN 10—is now the focal point of businesses worldwide. The recent ratification of the USA-Singapore Free Trade Agreement—the first in Asia—will pave the way for other countries in the region by increasing trade facilitation through the removal of trade barriers. These factors will culminate in making Asia an essential part of the global business community.
Already, manufacturing and procurement operations are shifting towards the region as businesses poise themselves to tap on the tremendous potential that will come to fruition within the next decade. With regards to the global supply chains, the corresponding implications of this movement are far-reaching and must be addressed immediately if businesses are to succeed in the Asian environment.
With the stage now set for the next wave of phenomenal economic growth, the CLM Asia Roundtables will offer an international conference in Singapore on March 1 and 2, 2004 which will highlight the importance and intricacies of supply chain issues in Asia. By providing a lively and interactive platform, the sessions will afford luminaries and participants an outstanding opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences for a deeper understanding of the Asian supply chain.
Keynoting the event will be Roger MacFarlane, Chief Executive Officer for UTi Worldwide Inc, sharing a CEO's perspective of global supply chain management.
An array of renowned international speakers—from such companies as UPS, ExxonMobil, DHL, Freemarkets, FedEx, CAT Logistics, SAP, Venture and TNT Logistics—will address industry-specific and global issues from the view point of businesses in the US, Europe and Asia.
Chaired by professionals and academics with broad experience in Asian issues,the conference will feature three tracks: Global Perspectives—broad global issues pertaining to logistics and supply chain management in Asia-Pacific including supply chain (SC) strategies, technology integration, and trade agreements; Industry Specifics—an interactive exchange of success stories and lessons learned about logistics and SC outsourcing in Asia; and Logistics Frontiers—current trends and challenges as well as the way practices are taking shape in the face of overwhelming odds.
With today's rapid globalization, issues of great relevance to the Asian supply chain more often than not significantly impact those located throughout Europe and the Americas as well. The CLM Asia roundtables are offering an enticing invitation to come to where the supply chain begins for an in-depth exploration and discussion of topics of both common concern and mutual benefit to the global logistics community.
"Asia—Where the Supply Chain Begins…," a CLM Asia-Pacific Conference, will be held on March 1-2, 2004 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore. Registration is now on-line at http://www.clm1.org under the Seminar link.
For information regarding this or any other CLM seminar, please contact us at [email protected] or call 630-574-0985 Ext. 320.