Cool Logistics Asia and Seafood Expo Asia Create Perishable Logistics Week in Hong Kong

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The organisers of Cool Logistics Asia congress and Seafood Expo Asia team up to provide their logistics customers with more business development opportunities at their forthcoming events in Hong Kong.

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Being able to work with Cool Logistics Asia allows Seafood Expo Asia to offer even more opportunity for companies to innovate and expand their businesses—further making Seafood Expo Asia’s myriad of business building opportunities second to none.

The organisers of two leading Hong Kong trade events have decided to offer perishable logistics customers more choice to do business in Asia.

The 2nd Cool Logistics Asia congress (co-located with ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA at the AsiaWorld-Expo) and 7th Seafood Expo Asia (organised by Diversified Communications at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai) take place in the week of 6-9 September 2016 in Hong Kong. Both events attract global logistics operators keen to tap into Asia’s leading market for perishable product logistics including seafood and fresh produce.

Logistics customers and exhibitors of both shows have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their clients who control significant perishable accounts across the entire (cold) chain from producer to the end consumer.

“Cool Logistics Asia has become the new focal point for global logistics operators ready to tap into Asia’s leading market for perishable products covering fruit and vegetables, flowers, meat, chocolate and of course also seafood,’’ says Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Resources.

“Working together with Seafood Expo Asia will enhance the value of a Cool Logistics Asia participation,” he adds.

“Seafood Expo Asia is an essential asset for seafood businesses looking to capitalize on Asia’s growing seafood consumption and lucrative markets,” says Terri Tsang, Show Director of Seafood Expo Asia. “By bringing together top international seafood suppliers, buyers and experts, companies that partake in the event have the tools and opportunities they need to make substantial growth. Being able to work with Cool Logistics Asia allows us to offer yet another opportunity for companies to innovate and expand their businesses even more—further making Seafood Expo Asia’s myriad of business building opportunities second to none.”

Seafood Expo Asia attracts more than 8,700 industry professionals from all over the world to create a diverse, international marketplace for those who participate, with visitors from 62 countries and exhibitors from 32 countries including 13 country pavilions.

“The exposition offers a comprehensive event program designed to enhance attendees’ experience and business growth in the Asian market,” adds Terri Tsang. The three-day event program includes networking opportunities, master class presentations, sessions and panel discussions on timely topics presented by industry experts, such as ecommerce and sustainability.

Key speakers at Cool Logistics Asia this year include: Simon Pearson, Founder and Managing Director, Simon Pearson and Associates and Li Haloun, Senior Planner of Fresh Cold Chain, from e-commerce giant JD.com. Simon Pearson has had many years experience in senior logistics and supply chain leadership roles with Asda Walmart. He will be joined by airfreight specialist Clive Lawrence, General Manager, World Food Logistics, Isabella Hu, Global Sales Division, Cosco Container Lines, Raul Saca Reefers Director at Maersk Line and Gabriel Figueroa of Shanghai-based GlobalShang International LLC.

Cool Logistics topics range from the latest initiatives for tackling food safety in China, the implications of the changing spot market for bananas and its implications on shipping patterns to the realignment of container shipping alliances and new opportunities for Less than Container Load shipments (LCL) for both fresh and frozen commodities.

One brand new topic includes a study on the impact of new widened Panama Canal as well as the Suez Canal on perishable trade flows now lapping the shores of Asia. Fresh produce trade flows originating from various Latin American countries as well as Europe are bound to affect intercontinental shipping schedules.

The 2nd Cool Logistics Asia will be held on 7 September 2016 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong (http://www.coollogisticsasia.com).

The 7th edition of Seafood Expo Asia will be held 6-8 September 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai (http://www.seafoodexpo.com/asia).
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About Seafood Expo Asia
Seafood Expo Asia is a trade event where buyers and suppliers of seafood from around the world come together to network and conduct business in the lucrative Hong Kong and Asia Pacific markets. The event’s seventh edition takes place from the 6-8 September 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, Hong Kong. SeafoodSource.com is the exposition’s official media covering industry news year-round. The exposition is produced by Diversified Communications and is co-located with Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong (http://www.seafoodexpo.com/asia).

About Seafood Expo Asia organisers: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital products, publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine and business management. The company’s global seafood portfolio of expositions and media includes Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global, Seafood Expo Asia and SeafoodSource.com. For more information on Diversified Communications: http://www.divcom.com.

About Cool Logistics Asia conference
Cool Logistics Conferences have become an internationally recognized platform for connecting perishable logistics and cold chain experts with producers and shippers of commodities that require temperature control. Cool Logistics Asia is designed as a conference with a continental reach in Asia to complement Cool Logistics Global in Europe and other regional events such as Cool Logistics Africa and Cool Logistics Americas. Co-located with the ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, the second edition of Cool Logistics Asia will revisit perishable trade and cold chain developments in Asia. Cool Logistics Asia offers sponsor opportunities that allow one-to-one access to key decision makers before, during and after the event.

About Cool Logistics Asia organisers
The event is held by Global Produce Events GmbH, organizer of ASIA FRUIT LOGISTICA, the only exhibition dedicated to the fresh produce trade for the entire Asian region, and organized in cooperation with Cool Logistics Resources Ltd., specialist business conferences organizer for the international perishable logistics and transport sectors, including Cool Logistics Global, Cool Logistics Africa and Cool Logistics Americas.
http://www.asiafruitlogistica.comhttp://www.coollogisticsresources.com

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For further information on Seafood Expo Asia, please contact:

Hong Kong:
Janet Middlemiss
JEM Worldwide Limited
Tel: +852 2857 3832
Mobile: +852 9195 7829
Email: janet(at)jemworldwide(dot)com

USA:
Jonathan Bass
Diversified Communications
Tel: +1 207 842 5563
Email: jbass(at)divcom(dot)com

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