Speakers & Presentations
Deputy Director General Transport Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tenerife Port Authority
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.
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.
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.
Managing Director, Cirrus Logistics
Chief Executive Officer Global Institute of Logistics
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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