High-Level Maritime Dialogue

Build Back Better: Shock-Resistant Supply Chains


Join the FIATA Team and its special guests for this unique Dialogue including representatives of shippers, forwarders, ocean carriers and market intelligence experts. Scroll down for speaker bios!

The event will discuss practical perspectives on changing demand trends, supply chain shifts, impact of digitalisation and sustainability. Taking stock of the current state of the maritime supply chain and with a look at the lessons learnt from the recent crisis, speakers will explore opportunities to build back better together towards shock-resistant supply chains for now, and the future. 

Find more information on the confirmed speakers below and do not forget to register for this unique event that will be convened on Teams on:

Monday 7 November, from 14:00 to 16:00 CET

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Free of charge for FIATA members, CHF10 for non-members.
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Antonella Teodoro is a Senior Consultant at MDS Transmodal, UK. She is a transport economist specialising in the global container shipping industry. She contributes data and insights to the work of UNCTAD, the World Bank, ITF-OECD and the Global Shippers Forum.

John Butler is President and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC) since August 2015 after serving as General Counsel since 2010. Earlier, as a Partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Sher & Blackwell, he advised and represented liner shipping companies and trade associations on regulatory, commercial, security, hazardous materials, environmental, contract and anti-trust issues. 

Alan Murphy is Founder and CEO of Sea-Intelligence. Alan has 19 years of experience in container shipping research and analysis, serving a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research, econometric modelling, and database architecture development. Alan previously served as a Senior Analyst at Maersk Line's Intelligence and Analysis section. 

James Hookham is the Secretary General and a Director of the Global Shippers Forum, the voice of cargo owners in international supply chains. He holds degrees in Environmental Science and safe transport of dangerous goods. Until 2020 James was Deputy Chief Executive of the Freight Transport Association (now Logistics UK) and has held numerous positions on UK, EU and global transport and logistics advisory bodies.

Moderator Jens Roemer is Regional Managing Director at a.Hartrodt. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President of FIATA. He is also the Chair of the FIATA Working Group Sea Transport, which, under his leadership, has developed highly recognised documentation and Best Practices. Jens has also held various senior management positions in Germany, Singapore and currently, Belgium. 

Andrea Tang is the International Trade and Law Officer at FIATA. She is responsible for legal matters and looks after the Federation’s policy work across the various modes of transport (air, maritime, rail, road) as well as on trade facilitation and customs. She is a qualified lawyer and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales, with a Master in International Law. 

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