SCLP Event Summary - Networking Mixer for

Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals

Tuesday 20 November 2018 at The Canny Man

Over fifty industry practitioners attended our ‘Maritime Week’ Q4 networking mixer for Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals (SCLP) on Tuesday 20 November 2018.

Following on from day-one of the ALMC Conference, an international crowd gathered at The Canny Man in Wanchai for a social evening, with support from our event sponsors Indigo and Pole Star.


Guest Speaker:

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Guest speaker Dr Jonathan Beard, Head of Transportation & Logistics Asia, Arcadis gave a fascinating presentation on the topic:

“Port competition, co-operation and integration in the Greater Bay Area - what might it mean?”

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 Guest Speaker -  Dr Jonathan Beard , Head of Transportation & Logistics, Asia, Arcadis

Guest Speaker - Dr Jonathan Beard, Head of Transportation & Logistics, Asia, Arcadis

Mark, many thanks for the invitation to speak at the SCLP function on the Greater Bay Area port cluster and the impacts for competition. It was great fun and a wonderfully different way to network with new and familiar industry stakeholders
— Dr Jonathan Beard, Executive Director, Arcadis and Asia Head of Transport and Business Advisory

Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

  Mike Hill , Chief Executive Officer, indigo

Mike Hill, Chief Executive Officer, indigo

Indigo - is a market-leading warehouse management system (WMS) providing exceptional real time control, visibility and functionality.

Indigo WMS resides alongside your ERP solution - ensuring that all the data in your system is live, up-to-date and visible, throughout your entire process.

For those considering a warehouse management system, Indigo offer a free consultation service.


  Ryan Mann , Key-Account Manager, Asia Pacific, Pole Star

Ryan Mann, Key-Account Manager, Asia Pacific, Pole Star

Pole Star - protect your business and its reputation with Pole Star’s comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management tools.

Developed to meet the needs of organisations with exposures to shipping and cargoes, Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC automates complex risk management and compliance procedures in an easy-to-use web-based solution; engineered and designed in conjuntion with major international financial institutions.


The SCLP Network, convened by Mark Millar, hosts a program of industry functions which empower Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals (SCLP) with networking and learning opportunities.

Welcome to join our events are all industry practitioners working in supply chain, procurement, logistics, ports, shipping, transportation, freight forwarding, distribution, air cargo, ocean freight and maritime services.

Visit www.sclp.network

Lucky Draw Prize Winners: 

Lucky draw prizes included three bottles of Italian Red Wine kindly donated by Voglia di Vino and won by Allan Ridgway of Prince George Airport Authority, Alex Chan of the Hong Kong Sea Transport Logistics Association (HKSTLA) and Kathleen Soltis from the City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

Mark Millar presented prize winner Cliff Entrekin, Managing Director of Convergance Capital Group with a signed copy of his widely-acclaimed book Global Supply Chain Ecosystems.


Sponsor Comments:

This is the third time Indigo have sponsored the post-ALMC SCLP Networking Mixer and again it did not disappoint. The event at the excellent Canny Man venue was well attended by a variety of professionals from all walks of the Supply Chain industry, which resulted in a very fruitful and enlightening evening of conversation. Thanks again to Mark and the SCLP team for making me and my colleagues feel very welcome and appreciated.
— Mike Hill, Chief Executive Officer, Indigo Software

Guest Comments:

I very much enjoyed the SCLP Networking Mixer. The hospitality was great – the venue was nice – the food was plentiful and very tasty. I met and exchanged contact information with some enthusiastic and interesting people and listened to a knowledgeable and engaging speaker. A bonus of the event for me was winning the wine draw – you’ll be glad to know that my bottle made it safely home to Prince George, B.C., Canada. Thanks, Mark and team!
— Kathleen Soltis, City Manager, City of Prince George
Great evening and presentation
— Ken Chou, Group Commercial Director, Hutchison Port
A very informative and interesting talk by a speaker who certainly knows his subject. Glad I attended.
— Ian Muir, Executive Director, Transportation, HK Head of Ports and Marine, Asia, AECOM
This is my first time to attend SCLP Networking Mixer and I enjoyed meeting new faces in the industry. The topic from the guest speaker provided a good insight on the Greater Bay Area.
— Anthea Cheung, Manager - Commercial, Hactl
Mark, it was a great event last night! It was our first and hopefully not our last SCLP event that you put on, The speaker was very interesting and had a great sense of humour! Thanks again for putting on this event on for the ALMC 2018! See you again next year.
— Allan Ridgway, Director, Cargo Business Development, Prince George Airport Authority, Canada

Presentation Download:

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