“展望2008物流行业聚会”(美国运输与物流协会会员聚会)于1月18日在墨西哥福客多餐厅成功举办,共有近四十名来自中外的物流行业人员参加。

本次活动邀请到两位物流行业专家做了简短的演讲。Bill O’Brein先生(北京夏晖食品有限公司大中华区总裁)和姜超峰先生(中国物资储运总公司常务副总经理)均对今年的奥林匹克年提出了一个积极的预期。他们预计物流行业的管理和运行将会在2008年有更好的发展,其中食品安全领域的进步将会是一个重要方面;同时,我们也必须关注利率的上升和能源的短缺都会导致成本的增加以及供应链的中断。

演讲结束后,所有来宾都享用了地道的墨西哥晚餐,并且和演讲嘉宾及其他来宾进行了互动和沟通。

下一次活动将于2008年3月20日举办,主题是“供应链的风险管理”,期待您的参与。

The first ASTL member meeting, titled “2008 China Logistics Industry Outlook” was held at El Fogoncito Mexican restaurant on Jan. 18th. Nearly 40 people from the logistics industry representing local, American and European companies attended the event to hear two industry experts speak on their expectations for this year.

The speakers Mr. Bill O’Brien, President Greater China of HAVI foods and Mr. Jiang Chaofeng, Executive Deputy General Manager of China National Materials Storage & Transportation Co presented a positive industry outlook for this Olympic year.

They expect further development in the management and use of technology in logistics. One major area of advancement will be improved food safety. At the same time, we must also pay attention to the effects of rising interest rates and shortage of fuel supply which may drive up cost and cause disruptions in the supply chain.

After the presentations, the participants enjoyed an authentic Mexican dinner. They especially enjoyed meeting other industry peers and building their business contacts.

The next members meeting will be held on Mar. 20 2008. The topic will be “Supply Chain Risk Management”.

Please check our website for details and registration.

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