Mr Chris Tam has been in the supply industry for 30 years. Starting as General Manager sales for Asia Expeditors International for 5 years, before he joined KLM Cargo in 2003. From 2006 to 2010 Chris was responsible for merging the cargo sales of Air France and KLM. Later also including the merge of Martinair cargo. Since 2016 Chris is overall head for Commercial, Customer Service & Operations in HKG and Southern China.
SofaSale is a well know online European design furniture retailer in Hong Kong, Part of a European furniture distribution company, with over 25 years of furniture history in the European retail market. SofaSale sources its furniture from around the globe, with a focus on production in China and Hong Kong.
Rinske arrived in Hong Kong in 2011. She has a broad international experience, having worked in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, South-Korea, China and Hong Kong.
IGC International empowers global brands to create perfect branded products. The company has a strong international network, including an office in Hong Kong, that enables it to develop, source and produce quality products for major clients.
Hans Poulis has been CEO of IGC International since 2011. He has worked in the premium and incentive industry since 1992. Hans has been chairman of the Dutch Industry Association Platform Promotional Products (PPP) and president of the European Promotional Products Association (EPPA). He is also currently Chairman of the Netherlands Hong Kong Business Association and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide on behalf of Europe.
APC, headquartered in Hong Kong, has offices in eight countries around the world. As part of Nippon Express APC can procure competitive contracts from subcontractors such as airlines, shipping lines, truck companies, courier companies and so on.
Italian born in Milan, Aldo spent almost his entire career in Logistics. Left Europe 20 years ago and since then based in Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and since 5 years in Hong Kong. Passion, ownership and attention to details are his favourite words.
Peter Pronk (60) was born in The Hague, Netherlands. He started his first company in 1983 and has been working with and later in China since 1995. In 2011 he started his own consultancy group: 1421. The 1421 Consulting Group is specialized in supporting Western companies setting up and growing their business in China. The group uses its knowledge and network to assist companies in China. The combination of Western colleagues with vast experience in China, and Chinese colleagues with strong understanding of the Western needs and desires enables 1421 to assist clients in the best possible way. Peter lives and works in Beijing, China.
Andre Woons (25) is cofounder and CTO of Nivoda, a fast growing online B2B platform for the jewellery industry. He has broad international experience, having setup and run companies in the UK, the US, India, the Netherlands and Hong Kong.
Edelman is a European leading importer of lifestyle - Christmas and garden articles being distributed to DIY, garden centres and retailers throughout Europe - 70 % of the worldwide business.
Stephane has been working in the sourcing business for the last 20 years, covering APAC. He managed his team in sourcing, supply chain, merchandising and quality going through the SARS, 2008 financial crisis and now the Covid-19. Stephane explains his role in managing the threat and highlighting the opportunities in managing the teams, vendors and other stakeholders during this challenging time.
Case Everaert is a leadership communication coach for Black Isle Global, a global consultancy with offices in London, Toronto, Sydney and Hong Kong.
Case joined Black Isle in 2008 and helps industry leaders with core aspects of message delivery and personal impact. He is a sought-after coach who works with many high-powered individuals as well as upcoming talent, either one-on-one or in small groups.