[Webinar] COVID-19 and US-China Relations: The Future of Supply Chains

September 1, 2020, 08:00-09:30

Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: HKD 120


The webinar link will be emailed to all successful registrants at 6:00PM on Monday 31st August, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the US-China trade war has brought new questions and focus on how international supply chains have formed. The last several decades have seen a focus on China being a major supplier of global goods from several industries, from electronics and apparel to PPE and antiviral drugs. The pandemic showed that the major industrialized countries like Canada, US, and EU had to rely on China - who was already dealing with the pandemic - leading to a competition of supplies.

New questions are being asked on whether globalization created this vulnerability. Should supply chains be completely re-jigged? Should just medical equipment and supplies manufacturing be relocated back to Canada? What about other critical industries? How are firms to consider their supply chains for China and for other countries? Will these developments lead to reshoring back to North America? Or will their sourcing strategies be diversified across North America, Southeast Asia, and China?

Join us on September 1st for a discussion, hosted by the Policy and Government Relations Committee, to explore the unprecedented challenges for the Global supply chain and Logistics industries during COVID-19!


Mark Slade
Managing Director for Hong Kong and Macao

Mark Slade is the Managing Director for DHL Global Forwarding Hong Kong and Macau, the freight and forwarding division of DHL, since 1 January 2017. Prior to his appointment, Mark was the Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Japan, having assumed that role in April 2011. Mark joined DHL Global Forwarding (then known as Danzas AEI), in 2002 as Director, Airfreight at the Asia Pacific regional office in Singapore. 

Prior to joining DHL Global Forwarding, Mark held various sales and management positions, where he was based in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. He was the Chairman of the Logistics and Freight Committee, European Business Council in Japan from 2011 until 2015, and he has written frequently for the Nikkei, Japan's leading business daily.

Dane Chamorro
Control Risks

Dane Chamorro is a Partner in Control Risks Asia Pacific business and has more than 25 years’ experience in the region. A former US diplomat, Dane was most recently Managing Partner for the Southeast Asia business and previously Director of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of the company’s North Asia business, encompassing Greater China, Korea and Mongolia.

Specialising in business intelligence, Dane regularly advises strategic investors and private equity firms on political and partner risks, corporate governance and high-profile business disputes.


Martha Hao
Business Consultant
Wise Ally Holdings

Ms. Martha Hao, currently the Business Consultant of Wise Ally Holdings Ltd. focusing in electronic modules and solutions for worldwide markets. Wise Ally Holdings Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wise Ally International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 9918 HK). She is also the founder of XPlatform Limited, driving digital transformation for SMEs and collaborate with strategic partners in both China and Overseas for cross industries AI-related solutions.

Ms. Martha Hao has comprehensive experiences in General Management, Strategic Planning, International Business Development, Project Management and R&D. She held a number of senior management roles and possesses wide experiences in working with both startups and MNC. She is also actively serving the industries and community in different roles and responsibilities and is currently a Chairperson of Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA),  Council Member of Internet of Things Alliances (IoTA), Industries Advisory Committee Member of HKTDC, Fellow of Asia Pacific Institute for Strategy.


Adam Janikowski
Asian Investment Banking

Adam is an experienced investment banker with a depth of international experience having worked in Canada, Hong Kong and London. As an Executive Director for CIBC covering the Asian market, Adam advises clients on complex M&A transactions, particularly in the energy, agriculture and diversified industries and has helped build CIBC’s presence in the Asian market. Adam received an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD, a B.A.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and a B.A. (Classics) from Queen’s University, Canada. 

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Cancellation Policy: Payment is non-refundable unless the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong cancels the event. If you are unable to attend, cancellations must be received in writing 72 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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