Following the overwhelming success of
Shipping China 2004
TradeWinds and Mare Forum are organising a logical sequel
to the topic of “Exploring Maritime Business in
Shipping China 2005 will be held on March 3 and 4, again at the
luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in the ever bustling and lively city of
Shipping China 2005 will continue to address the development of the
maritime business in China and will offer all participants the
possibility to meet with the most influential operators, from China
and abroad, in this rapidly developing market. There are plenty of
people ready to tell you where China and shipping are today. This
conference will address the much more interesting question – what
explore major marine transportation issues which governments and
industry within and outside China must manage if benefits are to
follow the boom. How can global shipping serve China, and how will
global shipping benefit from China’s consumer and industrial growth?
The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to debate
the issues with policy makers from industry and government, as well as
to learn from the experience of others on how to do business in China.
will Chinese and international maritime industries meet the demands of
economic growth in China? Consumer demand is sucking in finished
goods, which compete for port space with raw materials feeding China’s
rapidly growing industries. At the same time, those industries are
becoming the world’s factory for almost everything, creating shipping
demand to carry China’s exports to markets all over the world. The
pressure on every type of shipping capacity and on the ports they use,
is visible. Pressure produces profit, for some, but the issue now is
how to turn a booming market into a sustainable one.
The volume of cargo will continue to grow in order to meet growing
demand. New shipping projects, together with port infrastructure
developments are designed to increase China's future shipping capacity
and to avoid port congestion. Who will be
the big players in this market?
The number of shipowners turning to China’s shipbuilding industry with
newbuilding orders continuously increases at the same pace as both the
quality of shipbuilding and the range and size of ships on offer
develops, while the quality of China’s ship-recycling industry offers
a responsible alternative to international shipping companies seeking
to dispose of obsolete tonnage.
This Forum, organized by TradeWinds and Mare Forum, will
put China and shipping into context, and give governments, shipowners,
port operators and maritime services providers the knowledge
springboard they need to keep up with where the Chinese market is
the proven and successful Mare Forum formula of short presentations by
industry leaders followed by in-depth discussions and TradeWinds’
expertise on the International Shipping Market, "Shipping China 2005"
will be an event you don’t want to miss
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Shanghai,