Keeping the World Moving: Logistics and Infrastructure in the Global EconomyWednesday, May 2, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Pablo de La Quintana Bruggemann, Implementation Director, LLX
Eyal Ofer, Chairman, Global Holdings Inc.; Chairman, Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd.
Steven Udvar-Hazy, Chairman and CEO, Air Lease Corp.
Gerry Wang, CEO, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Seaspan Corp.
Smart logistics systems are more vital to the bottom line than ever before, whether you're an international manufacturer or a small online retailer. Today the entire global economy depends on the ease of international trade. Companies looking to establish technology centers, warehousing and distribution bases, and points of collaboration are increasingly willing to compare the advantages of operating out of Hong Kong vs. Singapore, Vancouver vs. Los Angeles, Amsterdam vs. Hamburg. For regions to realize their growth potential, it is crucial to provide the infrastructure - from rail lines to container ports - that streamlines commerce. The most modern and efficient airport hubs, in particular, are attracting clusters of firms and vendors. This panel will explore factors such as new technologies, rising fuel prices, expanded shipping routes and free trade deals.