Dean, Faculty of Management, Zhejiang University

Xiaobo WU, PhD

Cheung Kong Chair Prof. Ministry of Education, China

Qiushi Chair Prof. of Innovation & Strategic Management

Dean, School of Management

Director, National Institute of Innovation Management

Welcome to Zhejiang University and this Forum,

Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China in March 2015, is a prudent plan in response to some major global challenge. Promoting economic cooperation and market integration, it embraces the trend towards a multipolar world globalization and cultural diversity.

The School of Management at ZJU seeks to solicit the views and coordinate the effects of different sectors and potential contributors. In this Forum, we will explore the opportunities and address the challenges arising from the One Belt One Road initiative, especially in the areas of transport and logistics, including infrastructure development, law and policy, finance and security.

On behalf of the School of Management at ZJU, I extend my sincere appreciation to the industry organizers and the organizations support this forum. I also extend a very warm welcome to our overseas speakers, and wish you all have an inspiring forum and enjoyable stay in Hangzhou.


Dean, Faculty of Business, PolyU

Ir Prof. T.C. Edwin Cheng

IASCYS Academician, ScD, PhD

Dean, Faculty of Business

Fung Yiu King – Wing Hang Bank Professor in Business Administration

Chair Professor of Management

Welcome to the International Forum on Maritime Logistics of One Belt One Road.

China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative fosters policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration, and people-to-people bonds among 70% of the world’s population.

As an international logistics hub and a first-class maritime centre, Hong Kong will share in this “second opening” of the country, especially in the establishment of closer connection with other parts of the world. As the sole provider of comprehensive shipping and logistics education in Hong Kong and a major business school in the region, the Faculty of Business at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is collaborating with and coordinating between the government, academia and different sectors of the economy to address immediate and long-term needs for trained manpower, applied research and professional service.

This Forum focuses on shipping and logistics development and management, with special reference to OBOR.

I wish you all a rewarding participation in this Forum and a memorable stay in China.

Forum Chairs

Nan LIU (Zhejiang University, China)

Chin-Shan LU (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to extend a warm welcome and sincere greeting to all the guests, both the overseas professors and the domestic friends. Thank you for your valuable time. It is our pleasure and great honor to have you here at Zhejiang University.

This Forum is organized by Zhejiang University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), International Centre for Maritime and Logistics Management (ICMLM), and sponsored by Development Fund of Zhejiang University-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Joint Center, Height Discipline Fund of Zhejiang University.

This Forum aims to provide an interactive platform for international academics and industry practitioners to discuss the popular issues related to maritime logistics of One Belt One Road.

We also hope our students can take this opportunity to learn from our well-known experts and our faculty members can establish long-term cooperation with our friends. We wish our invited guests have a pleasant stay in Zhejiang University.

To conclude, may we wish this International Forum a great success, and we best wishes to all of you, the honorable guests!