2012 WPSF Tianjin







Speakers & Presentations


Deputy Director General Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality

Ms Shi Wei, member of CCP, started her career in June, 1988 with a master degree and economist certification. She used to be the Director of the Department of legality of Shenzhen Communication Bureau, Deputy Director General of Shenzhen Highway Bureau, Commissioner of Shenzhen Highway Bureau Commission of CCP, Secretary of Discipline Supervision Commission of Shenzhen Highway Bureau Commission of CCP, and Director General of Western Transportation Bureau of Shenzhen Transport Commission.

Ms. Shi is now the Deputy Director General of the Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Ports Administration), assisting the Director General and CCP Committee to manage port, shipping, and logistics freight administration. She is in charge of the Department of Port & Shipping Administration, the Department of Logistics Development, the Eastern Transportation Administration Bureau, the Port, Shipping and Freight Administration Bureau, Shenzhen Port Pilot Station, and the Shenzhen Branch for the Vessel Inspection Bureau of Guangdong Province, and also responsible for the supervision of the incorruptible port administration construction, industry services quality, letter & visit system, stability maintaining and production safety.

Lv Ruifeng
Executive Vice Mayor of Shenzhen

Ren Weimin
ren_weiminDeputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport

Mr. REN Weimin was born in 1966 in Beijing. Having obtained a bachelor degree from Dalian Maritime University and a master degree in maritime administration from World Maritime University, he is currently Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport of China.

Mr. REN started working in 1989 and successively served as Deputy Director and Director of the Division for Regional Affairs, and Director of the Division for International Organizations, Department of International Coopeartion. He took office as Deputy Director-General of the Department in 2009.

Mr. REN played a role in negotiations on China's accession into the World Trade Organization, and on the conclusions of several important bilateral, regional and multilateral transport treaties, such as the China-Europe Maritime Agreement, the International Road Transport Agreement within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the International Convention on the Arrest of Ships, etc.; advanced transport cooperation between China and the United States, in Central Asia, and so on; assisted Chinese companies in "going global"; promoted infrastructure connectivity with neighbouring countries; resolved legal problems in applying international maritime conventions to Hong Kong after its return to China; and participated in emergency response activities, e.g. evacuation of Chinese nationals from Libya and the search for missing MH370.

Liu Xiaohua
liu_xiaohuaDeputy Director-General of the Communications Department of Guang Dong Province

Mr. Liu Xiaohua, started his career in June, 1988 with a master degree on transport planning and management and economist certification. He used to be Director of Highway Transport Management Division of DOT, and Director of Water Transport Division in Port and Shipping Administration of DOT. During the tenure, he was further educated in California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in the United States which was set for senior management personnel in Guangdong Province, and later studied in the Party School of Guangdong Provincial Committee of CPC. Besides, he has served as Deputy Mayor of Ganzhou City in Jiangxi Province for two years.

Mr. Liu is now the Deputy Director General of the Department of Transport of Guangdong Province (DOT), in charge of the Port and Shipping Administration and the Integrated Transport Division. He is responsible for the operation management of road transportation, urban public passenger transportation, taxi, metro and rail transit, the port and shipping management, and the integrated transport coordinating work. Meanwhile, he is also the Director of Port and Shipping Administration of DOT.

Jens Meier
jens_meierCEO, Port of Hamburg

After studying computer science with a minor in economics, he started his career path at Software Design & Management AG (Ernst & Young Group), where as a member of the Management Board he was responsible for the Hamburg and Hanover subsidiaries from 1997 on.

In 2000, he became a divisional director with Systematics AG (later EDS).
From July 2002, Jens Meier was the CEO of tts Holding GmbH & Co. KG. With the sale of the tts Group to the Fiege Group, Mr Meier was invited on to the board of Fiege Holding Stiftung & Co. KG, Greven.

Jens Meier has been a Director of HPA since 1st April 2008.

Qu Jian
qu_jianVice President of China Development Institute

Mr. Qu Jian, Post-doctor in economics of Fudan University, Researcher, National Registered Consulting Engineer, graduated in Fudan University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in management, then obtained master’s degree in economics and Ph.D. in Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and Nankai University, respectively. Qu Jian started his career in September 1992 in China Development institute, in which he used to serve as deputy director of Macroeconomic Research Centre, director of Shenzhen Economic Research Center, director of Regional Development Department, and assistant to the President of CDI.

Mr. Qu Jian is now Vice-President of China Development Institute, Ministry of Commerce appointed expert, China Engineering Consulting Association Distinguished expert, government special allowance expert, and the chairman of Industry Sector, Shenzhen Decision-making & Consultation Commission.

Mr. Qu Jian’s main research areas are on regional development, foreign direct investment, and industrial planning. Mr. Qu has published over hundreds of papers and numbers of books; presided over hundreds of national, provincial and municipal research projects; provided advice to the decision-making of government at all levels; hosted the strategy study of a number of well-known multinational companies investing in China; finished more than thirty development strategy reports of listed companies and the feasibility study report of raising funds in market to investment projects; and received many domestic and foreign media interviews, often invited to participate in finance interview programs of Phoenix, CCTV and Shenzhen TV.

Li Zhongyin
zhongyin_liVice President of Sany Group, and the director of board of Sany Port Machinery Co. Ltd.

Zhongyin Li :Male, born in 1962, senior engineer, received doctor degree from China University of Geosciences, and once studied abroad in Fukui University of Technology in Japan. He was assigned to work in Hunan Jianglu Machinery Group in 1986 after having received his master’s degree, and once served as chief engineer. After joining in Sany Group in 1998, he has devoted himself successively to Sany’s development as the president of the Beijing research institute of Sany Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd, the chief manager of Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd, and at present, as the vice president of Sany Group and the director of board of Sany Port Machinery Co. Ltd.

Major performance and achievements: presided over the development and design of SR series rotary drilling rig in 2003 when he served in Beijing Sany Heavy Machine Co. Ltd, which broke the monopoly of foreign brands and dominated the domestic market share in the first position since then;won the "2009 Beijing Outstanding Entrepreneur", "National Model Worker of machinery industry" and so on;has 24 pieces of national authorization patents since 1999, and compiled the book Rotary Drilling Rig and Construction Technology.

Alan Murphy
alan_murphyCEO of SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

Alan Murphy has 8 years of experience in Container Shipping research and analysis, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research techniques, econometric modeling, and database architecture development. Alan has a degree in business economics, and joined the global Market Intelligence department of Maersk Line in 2004, coming from a position as Finance Research Analyst at Copenhagen Business School. At Maersk Line Alan was initially responsible for developing, implementing, and managing central systems for measuring and analysing customer satisfaction, vessel utilization, market developments, and internal performance. Later, as Senior Analyst of Maersk Line's Intelligence and Analysis section, Alan was responsible for global Supply/Demand modeling, long term forecasting, market and competitor analysis, and Senior Management reporting.

After leaving Maersk Line in 2010, Alan continued to support the Logistics community through ARM Consulting, helping companies automate manual processes, reduce costs and increase market reach based on actionable information. In January 2011, Alan partnered with former Maersk Line and TCC Intelligence Director, Lars Jensen, founding SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, an industry-leading analysis and consulting firm providing actionable intelligence to the global Container Shipping industry.

Vincent de Saedeleer
vincent_de_saedeleerVice President, Port of Zeebrugge Authority

Born in Bruges (Belgium) in 1951, Vincent holds a Master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Antwerp.

Prior to joining the Port Authority of Bruges-Zeebrugge he served as managing director for Care Centre N.V., managing director for Sea-To Terminal N.V and managing director for Sea-Park N.V. . He also served as Director for Sea-Tech N.V. and for the APZI (Association Port of Zeebrugge Interests).

Presently he holds the position of Vice President for the Port of Zeebrugge, serves as an advisor to the port’s short-sea shipping company PortConnect N.V., is an Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Norway, and is Director of the WC Hanze International Club.

Pedro Rodriguez Zaragoza
Tenerife Port Authority

Mr. Zaragoza is the current President of the five seaports of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.Dedicating much of his professional career to the public sector, he began in the Regional Ministry of Education as the General Manager of Planning before holding the post of General Manager of Assets and Recruitment for the Regional Ministry of Economy and Finance. He also served as Chief of staff for the President of the Canary Government and Regional Deputy Public Administrations Minister, before representing Spain in the Commission on sustainable development in the local and regional European Congress.Prior to being appointed the Port Authority President, he served as the Regional Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Canary Islands.

Denis Healy
denis_healyDeputy CEO of Port of Cork

Denis has been appointed as the TEN‐T Project Director. He was chosen because he worked on the original Strategic Development Plan (SDP) review in 2010 and all associated work streams. Denis, who joined the company in 1990 as Senior Engineer Development was appointed to the post of Manager Engineering Services in 1996.

He has acted as project manager on all port capital development projects since that time and he has first time knowledge of the Global Project and all the activities set out herein. As a member of the Port’s senior management team he has delegated authority from the Chief Executive and board to drive this project.

Denis is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Ireland, and sits on the CASP Transport Advisory Group.

José Ignacio Uriarte
jose_ignacio_uriarteGeneral Manager, Tenerife Container Terminal

Jose is the General Manager for Tenerife Container Terminal, bringing over 25 years of industry experience and deep knowledge of the maritime transport industry. He holds a Masters Degree in International Shipping and Distribution from the Plymouth Polytechnic in Devon, UK.

His career began at sea, sailing with Anders Jahre A/S and others. In 1986 he became Captain of the M/S IBF Trader, working in close collaboration with the Chartering Department of the American Company "International Brokerage & Finance". Throughout his career he has held several high-level positions where he has consistently delivered impressive results. He participated in the acquisition of Sealand and PONL when he worked for Maersk Line, reaching the position of country manager (IBETOP) while in Maersk. He was also responsible for the creation of the new agency set-up for Spain and Portugal for United Arab Shipping Company.

Wei Tangsheng
wei_tang_shengGeneral Manager of EDI Center Shenzhen

Mr. Wei Tangsheng has 20 years of experience in Logistics and IT industry, presenting insight and unique perspectives to integrated logistics services via his academic and career experience in IT and logistics industry.

Mr. Wei graduated from University of Fudan with bachelor’s degree and majored in computer and science in July 1985. He finished his Money and Banking program in Xiamen University in July 1996, as a master in economics.

Mr. Wei started his career at computer and science industry from July 1985 in Shenzhen. In 1995, he started his managerial career in Huaming Company after being appointed as the general manager.

Mr. Wei, present general manager of EDI centre Shenzhen, had made differences in Shenzhen logistics development with his lead of EDI centre Shenzhen. He is also invited as a member of “modern logistics development committee Shenzhen” for his great contribution to Shenzhen maritime logistics.

Simon Shore

simon_shoreManaging Director, Cirrus Logistics

Simon Shore is Managing Director of Cirrus Logistics a UK company providing decision support solutions to local and global corporations.
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The company supplies software and services that drive value for its customers by providing planning, simulation and modelling data at operational, tactical and strategic levels to support better business decisions. Simon studied Engineering and began his career in the semiconductor Industry where he was Chairman of the Design Review Board. He went on to focus on designing and supplying software solutions and held a number of Directorships for leading supply chain software companies delivering solutions covering international trade, warehousing and distribution. Simon brings 25 years of driving innovation and business process improvements to the supply chain and manufacturing industry.

Kieran Ring - MODERATOR

kr_welcome-150x212Chief Executive Officer Global Institute of Logistics
Email: ceo@globeinst.org

Kieran Ring began his career in the early 1980s working as an industrial engineer in the European multinational manufacturing sector. By the late 1980s he was working as a publisher in the trade, technical and scientific media where he was directly responsible for journals and magazines, which documented the rise of foreign direct investment (FDI). In 1989 he was appointed Deputy Publisher to the Paris-based Eurexpansion Group with responsibility for Ireland’s ‘Sunday Business Post’.

In 1995 he was appointed Executive Director of the European Institute of Transport, where he established the Global Logistics Forum, the forerunner to the Global Institute of Logistics. The Global Institute of Logistics was founded in New York in 2003 by Kieran Ring and the members of the Global Logistics Forum under the Chairmanship of the late Robert V. Delaney (Bob), the renowned US author and logistician. Kieran is its Chief Executive.

Kieran is also joint-Chairman, with Mr Bernard Staender of Germanischer Lloyd Certification, of the Hamburg Committee. The Committee consists of a coalition of the stakeholders in the maritime logistics industry and is working to establish a commonly agreed standard to measure efficiency in global container terminals; the container terminal quality indicator (CTQI).





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