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2012 TPM Asia Conference panel to cover China's upcoming leadership change and how it relates to port and maritime policy

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The upcoming TPM Asia conference will feature a presentation by Tom Behrens-Sorenson, Co-founder and Partner, of Navisino Advisors (Beijing) Ltd. and a former senior Maersk Line executive, called: "China port and maritime policy: Where is it headed amid its leadership transition?" The presentation is timely given that later this fall China will unveil its new leadership for the next decade at the 18th Party Congress.  The presentation will address the following issues:

  • There has been some indication that the central government may choose to more tightly regulate container rates – where is it headed?
  • How is domestic container shipping evolving and how does China balance domestic versus international shipping, South China versus Shanghai/Yangtze River and the Bohai Bay?
  • How is stimulus spending impacting port development and what are the government's priorities in port development and facilitation of containerized trade?

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The TPM Asia conference will also feature the following speakers:

  • Alan McTaggart, Group Logistics Director, Techtronic Industries
  • Jon Windham, CFA, Head of Asia ex-Japan, Industrials Equity Research, Barclays Bank
  • Alfred Hofmann, Director of Asia Seafreight, Kuehne & Nagel
  • Ma Ze Hua, President, COSCO Group
  • Ng Yat Chung, Group President and Chief Executive Officer, NOL
  • Lucas Vos, Chief Commercial Officer, Maersk
  • Ian Richardson, Director, Seko Logistics 

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