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Trade Logistics Symposium 2021

International logistics and trade industry has been one of the most prominent sectors boosting Thailand's economic growth. Thailand has benefited from its superb location situated in the heart of Southeast Asia bordering key economic countries as well as exceptional infrastructure conveying Thailand the ideal logistic hub of Southeast Asia.

Nowadays the development of digital technology is the important factor in the management of logistics systems. There are effective operations of such systems, gaining competitive advantage, reducing cost and time of transportation as well as creating new services. Digital logistics is the answer to the future, which business need to move toward and significantly adapt their digital capabilities in the rise of digital transformation.

Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Thailand is organizing an annual international symposium to create a forum for useful information exchange among those in logistics industries and international trade. The event aims to gather knowledgeable and experienced keynote speakers from many countries who will share their knowledge, updated information on the current trade situation and future trends in the logistics sectors. In 2021, the trade logistics symposium will be under the theme

‘Digital Logistics: The Answer to the Future’

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26th August 2021

02:15 - 03:00 P.M.

Digital Logistics: The Answer to the Future

Mr. Jan Hoffmann

Chief, Trade Logistics Branch of UNCTAD

“Technological progress will never be as slow as today”

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03:15 - 04:00 P.M.

Key Success Factors to be the Winner in New Logistics

Mr. Herbert Vongpusanachai

Managing Director, Thailand & Head of Indochina of DHL Express

“Digitalization makes a great company better. It’s about people, technology, and how each can help the other.”

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04:15 - 05:30 P.M.

How Digital Logistics Change

the ASEAN Market

(Panel Discussion)

By Mr. Tien Long Woon

Managing Director, Thailand of FedEx Express

"Today, we’ve seen growing e-commerce, greater use of technology, and fast-changing environment. “Adaptability” is the key to help you with your customers, business, and people."

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Ms. Asaree Srisongkram

Deputy Managing Director of V. Cargo Co., Ltd.

“The Digital Logistics is a Key Differentiator to Fuel the Agility for Modern Supply Chain.”

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Mr. Tanate Piriyothinkul

Chief Commercial Officer of JWD InfoLogistics Public Co.,Ltd.

“Digital logistics is transforming regional trades within ASEAN into a new DNA with agile connectivity under the era of volatility when all organization needs to embrace and adopt.”

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27th August 2021

02:15 - 02:45 P.M.

Are you ready for a new era of logistics?

Mr. Michael Ignatiadis

Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions - Asia Pacific of JLL

“Tomorrow’s Supply Chains will need to be ever more resilient and agile serving a more decen- tralized and localized manufac- turing and resulting in an increase in demand for Logistics and Industrial real estate”

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03:00 - 03:45 P.M.

How Blockchain will Revolutionize Logistics

Mr. Chong Kok Keong

CEO of GeTS Asia Pte Ltd.

“Blockchain can improve transparency and traceability in the supply chain, and promote digitalisation of commercial processes.”

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04:00 - 04:45 P.M.

COVID-19: Logistics Challenges and Opportunities

Mr. Piset Rittapirom

Cluster Manager, Sealand A Maersk, Thailand

“Apart from bringing the most challenges, COVID-19 could also provide opportunities for logistics businesses. Let's see what these opportunities are.”

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The symposium will be conducted in English.


Organized by

Office of Service Trade Promotion, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce

Organized by

Office of Service Trade Promotion, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce

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