International Leaders to Speak at the
International Forum on Logistics and Supply Chain Management
(October 11, 2010, Hong Kong) – The School of Business, E-Business Technology Institute and the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering of the University of Hong Kong will be holding an International Forum on Logistics and Supply Chain Management on October 13. World leaders in academic and the industry will gather at the Cyperport campus of the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) to exchange views on logistics and supply chain management development and its relevance to sustainable economic development for Hong Kong’s strategic positioning as a regional and international business centre.
The Guest of Honour and Keynote Speaker for the Conference are Miss Janet Wong, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR and Dr. Victor Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group respectively. Other confirmed distinguished speakers include Mr Ma Yongzhi of the Transport Committee of Shenzhen Municipality, Professor Stephen C. Graves of the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor Ellis Johnson of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dr Kenneth Tse of FBE, and Mr Tommy Lui of IDS Logistics and more.
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the forum. Details are as follows:
Date: October 13, 2010, Wednesday
Time: 09:00 – 17:30
Venue: Faculty of Business & Economics, Room 302-303, Classroom A-C, 3/F, Block B, Cyberport 4, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is a world-class logistics hub leveraging on its unique geographical position, efficient infrastructure and well-trained workforce. Supply chain visibility, risk management and networking capability for supply and customer relationship management are topics of most concern for companies to compete in today’s volatile and interconnected global economy. The Forum will shed light on some of the future strategic directions of supply chain management and its role in sustainable economic development.
For details of the forum, please visit http://iflscm.eti.hku.hk/en/index.php
Encl. run-down of the International Forum
For media registration and enquiries, please contact:
Ms. Mabel Fung
Senior Manager of Communications and Corporate Relations
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2219 4716
About the Faculty of Business and Economics
Founded in 2001 with the amalgamation of the School of Business and the School of Economics and Finance, the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) is the youngest faculty in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). FBE offers a full range of high quality degree programmes that serve different business and community needs.
As Asia’s premier international business school, the Faculty has pioneered the International MBA Programme with Fudan University in Shanghai back in 1998, and a joint degree programme – EMBA Global Asia with Columbia Business School (CBS) and London Business School (LBS) in 2008
Its MBA full time programme, offered in partnerships with CBS and LBS has a strong Asia and China focus and was ranked Asia’s no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2010.
The Faculty continues to attract top students from Hong Kong and beyond. In 2010, 48% of the entire non-local undergraduate admission of HKU comes to FBE. Three of its undergraduate programmes are ranked among the University’s top 10 programmes.
FBE is fully accredited by the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS). Its accounting and business programmes are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
For more information, please visit: www.fbe.hku.hk
About E-Business Technology Institute
The E-Business Technology Institute (ETI) of the University of Hong Kong is an independent R&D organization chartered with missions to conduct research on e-business technologies and promote technology exchange and cooperation with Hong Kong communities. ETI has won numerous government funding and corporate sponsorships since its establishment in 1999.
In collaboration with its partners in the industry and the academia, ETI is currently conducting research on projects that aim to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong’s logistics and retail industries through the use of advanced technologies such as RFID, sensors, internet and information service platforms. ETI has already developed many innovative solutions in the related area that have been successfully transferred to the community. ETI continues to work with its academic and industry partners to conduct research on information technologies most relevant to the Hong Kong communities.
For more information, please visit: www.eti.hku.hk
About Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) of The University of Hong Kong was found in 1973. Since its inception, the Department of IMSE has witnessed Hong Kong's transformation from a manufacturing oriented centre into a major international service and financial center, and in its moving towards a knowledge-based economy.
Over the years, the Department has proactively responded to these developments, and has successfully educated highly talented and competent graduates to meet the needs of society. In the past years, the Department has placed emphases on logistics and technology management to support Hong Kong's quest to become a world-class logistics and innovation center.
At the same time, the Department's Research activities are directing towards logistics engineering and technology management. Strategic research projects relating to multi-modal trans-shipment hub operations, computer-based customer relationship management in supply chains, and automated warehousing have been identifies and carried out. These new research initiatives have been built along the vision of developing Hong Kong into a leading international logistics hub, and for the opening up of a new phase of prosperity in the global economy of the new millennium.
For more information, please visit: www.hku.hk/imse/index.htm
Date: October 13, 2010, Wednesday
Time: 09:00 – 17:30 (registration starts at 8:30am)
Venue: Faculty of Business & Economics, Room 302-303, Classroom A-C, 3/F, Block B, Cyberport 4, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong