Important container shipping and supply chain topics will be addressed during free-to-attend conference sessions at the Intermodal Asia 2014 exhibition and conference, which takes place from 1-3 April 2014 at the Shanghai World Expo Centre.
Key speakers will tackle important issues during the high level conference sessions, held in both Mandarin and English. The conference sessions will take place in the Strategy Theatre and the Innovation Theatre.
Intermodal Asia 2014 is organised by Informa Exhibitions (the Intermodal Europe organiser) in joint partnership with China’s leading container association, the CCIA (China Container Industry Association) and will also benefit from the full support of CIMC (China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd.), which is the world’s largest container manufacturer and is also the chairman member company of the CCIA.
"The high profile conference sessions will bring together the top industry leaders to discuss topics that affect the container shipping market today" says Mr Mai Bo Liang the CCIA Chairman and President of CIMC. "There will be a focus on world economics and international trade, considering the relationships within intermodal industries and looking to the future of intermodal transport."
Conference topics will include a shippers panel addressing current and future issues for shippers, a container forum, looking at the variety of containers from smart containers to reefer containers, and also some sessions on Environmental issues and a container handling technology forum. There will also be sessions looking at port issues for intermodal transport and an intermodal rail freight forum.
On day one in the Strategy Theatre, a number of conference sessions will put the wider economic perspective and intermodal market update in the spotlight. This will be attended by shippers, shipping lines, freight forwarders, terminal managers, ports and maritime operators and supply chain, transport and logistics professionals.
Intermodal Asia 2014 takes place during Asia Shipping Week and is part of an extensive programme of events taking place during the week. Asia Shipping Week will kick off on Sunday 30th March, with the COA (Container Owners Association) Golf Day.
The Intermodal Asia 2014 exhibition will attract exhibitors and visitors from organisations that supply, use, trade or purchase containers and container suppliers of material and components. A significant number of container manufacturers will also be represented within the exhibition hall. Leading container manufacturers CIMC, Singamas, CXIC and Dong Fang are confirmed to exhibit, as well as many of the world’s leading container leasing companies including TAL, Florens and Triton.
"There has been an overwhelming level of support for Intermodal Asia already and having the full support of the CCIA and CIMC will ensure that this will truly be an industry led event" says Sophie Ahmed, Event Director. "Over 90% of the exhibition space has already been booked and it is set to be a very successful industry event."
Holding the event in Shanghai will perfectly position Intermodal Asia at the heart of the container industry – where it will be anchored for the next 3 years.