Being the largest of its kind, the ALMC is co-organised by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, brings together logistics, maritime and air cargo services providers and users, including manufacturers, traders and distributors, to exchange market intelligence and explore new business opportunities in the region. About 1,700 participants from 32 countries and regions took part in last year's conference.
The conference this year will focus on China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the development of E-commerce and big data analytics that are transforming the logistics, supply-chain management and maritime industries. One of the highlights will be the newly added Air Freight Forum where audience can gain insight on the latest cargo trends. We expect around 2,000 logistics professionals and users from all over the world to join us at this extended 2-day event. On the other hand, the ALMC Exhibition will once again be staged alongside the conference, featuring around 100 exhibitors showcasing their logistics, shipping and maritime services as well as e-logistics solutions. The “Logistics and Maritime Week” will also return with clusters of activities which participants are welcome to join.
Organiser： The Government of the Hong Kong SAR and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The fourth edition of the Forum was held on 4-5 December 2014 with great success, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than2,000 IP professionals and industry players to attend. The next edition will return on 3-4 December 2015. Stay tuned for more updates on our website!
Organiser：HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre
The critical components industry constitutes an important industrial sector of Hong Kong. It produces an extensive range of products including high precision components related to optics, mechanic, electronics, magnetic, and physical chemistry. Typical examples are LCD, PCB, magnetic head, hard disk components, micro motor, power supplier, connector, semi-conductor, lead frame and optical lens. All these components are critical to the successful development of the end-product manufacturing sectors.
There are presently over 1,000 manufacturers engaged in the local critical component manufacturing industry, employing 500,000 employees in Hong Kong and the district of Pearl River Delta. In 1998, the industry's total amount of domestic export and re-export (originated from PRC) added up to over HK$75 billions.
The development of critical component industry implies a strategic meaning to the future of the local manufacturing sector.
As a result of high cost of production, moving towards up-market and high value-added production have become the only way for industrial development, thus, a great potential in value-added ability of critical component is prompted.
There are several advantages of developing critical component industry:
1. the industry occupies only a small production area as products are in tiny size,
2. the industry will effectively enhance the value-added production as it is technology intensive and requires high degree of automation,
3. critical component will also bring a positive effect in product design and development of the local manufacturing sector, and
4. it reduces the monopoly of components by foreign countries.