The 10th Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference (ALMAC), jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded its live programme recently. More than 60 leaders from the logistics, maritime and aviation sectors around the world shared their insights in 35 topical sessions at the event.
ALMAC had its debut as an online event (ALMAC Online) this year and industries continued to show their support with more than 10,000 viewers from close to 60 countries and regions joining the global live streaming, including many from Hong Kong, Mainland China and nine out of 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc, along with newcomers from Austria, Brunei, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Rwanda, Slovakia and Uzbekistan and more, highlighting how the online format offered networking opportunities spanning the globe.
ALMAC Online provided several interactive channels to connect different industry players, helping to expand business connections and build opportunities. Attendees could pair up with business partners easily through one-on-one virtual meetings and exchanging business contacts.
The service created easy communication between potential business partners, generating more than 5,300 connections. ‘Insight Exchange’, ‘Meet the Experts’ and ‘Meet the Shippers’ sessions helped participants search for leading service providers of innovation technology and solutions.
In addition, representatives from key trade associations provided complimentary advisory services, covering areas such as regional supply chains under the pandemic, changing trade flows and logistics technology.
The HKTDC worked with 100 international chambers of commerce and other organisations to set up 10 sub-conference venues in areas with a low COVID-19 risk, connecting global logistics groups simultaneously. Numerous business-matching meetings and virtual round table sessions were organised for delegations from France, Germany and Italy, connecting them with industry players from Hong Kong and the mainland to capture business opportunities.