Member event series on Digital China launched with Webinar with DP World Asia

On 28th May the China-Britain Business Council officially launched its member event series on Digital China. We were thrilled to be joined by Andrew Hoad, CEO and Managing Director of DP World Asia, to talk about the impact of digital technology on the supply chain industry.

Following the welcome remarks of Adriaan Commandeur, CBBC Executive Director; Mr Hoad took to the virtual floor. He provided a compelling take on the impact that E-Commerce has had in driving consumer behaviours and in turn, how DP World are developing digital initiatives to provide increased value and efficiencies in the supply chain network.

He highlighted that logistics and shipping firms are often seen as being catered to “big business” but with the rise of technology, SMEs are now given increasing access to global markets. He also talked of a revolution in supply chains given that digitalisation is driving unprecedented visibility, predictability and speed of trade.

To round off the session CBBC’s Supply Chain & Logistics Sector Lead, Alex Makino-Farrell, led a discussion on what supply chain stakeholders are facing in this evolving global marketplace; safety and security was an issue raised and as a result the means to circumvent risks.

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This webinar is part of our exciting  2020 Member Events Programme, providing a series of briefings, panel discussions and webinars, delivering an overview of Chinese government policy, followed by a deep dive into activities in key sectors. Please find more details about this here. We have designed this series to give our member ample opportunities to network, learn and engage.

We welcome our members’ active participation in shaping this programme. To provide feedback or to suggest topics of interest, please email Cathy Liu (Cathy.Liu@cbbc.org). To learn how your company can best position itself alongside China’s economic recovery from COVID-19 please click here to learn more about our China Navigator service.