HKTDC Webinar Recap: Blockchain in Supply Chain & Outlook 2023

With uncertain economic conditions, rising inflation, and global tensions, global supply chain disruption may linger for years. So how can we overcome it or mitigate the supply chain risk? Two supply chain and logistics experts shared their experiences and insights on utilising the latest technology like blockchain and big data to overcome those challenges. The discussion covered the following areas:

  • How blockchain can enhance global supply efficiency with –
    • Trade Finance
    • Trade Tech
    • ESG in Supply Chain
    • AI Routing, etc.
  • Supply Chain trends and forecast for 2023
  • Q&A

About the Speakers

Ivy Tse, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, FreightAmigo

Ivy Tse, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, FreightAmigo

Ivy has 15 years of regional management experience in several Fortune Global 100 companies, including ICT, cloud services & the logistics industry. Most recently held various leadership roles in program delivery, client implementations and compliance. She is also an ISO 9001 auditor, awarded as 2021 Deloitte Tech Fast Female Award Winner and a member of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council since 2021.

Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network

Bertrand Chen, CEO, Global Shipping Business Network

Bertrand Chen is the CEO of Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an independent, not-for-profit technology consortium to reimagine global trade. Bertrand oversees the consortium’s overall strategy, with a mandate to serve the best interests of the industry at large and is not influenced by any agenda and tradition.

Bertrand is passionate about unlocking business value in traditional businesses through digital transformation and data science. Prior to his role at GSBN, Bertrand served as the Group Data Scientist at CK Hutchison Holdings, a conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong, and spent a decade on Wall Street as a trader in credit and equity derivatives for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch in New York City and in Hong Kong. Today he brings this experience to breakdown silos between the global supply chain and the financial system which underpins it.

About the Moderator

Louis Chan, Principal Economist (Global Research), HKTDC

Louis Chan, Principal Economist (Global Research), HKTDC

As the head of the Global Research Team, Louis provides leadership and direction for researches on market developments in the Americas and Europe. To provide a macro view for SMEs to formulate export strategies, Louis and his team monitor and evaluate the performance, changing trends and competitiveness of Hong Kong’s trading, manufacturing and service sector, at the industry-specific levels. To facilitate SMEs’ sales efforts, they also keep a close eye on the emerging business opportunities, consumption and sourcing trends, as well as regulatory changes in the Americas, Europe and Central Asia.

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