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The second session examined trade, new markets and new business, and asked whether trade tensions between the US, China and Europe signal the end of the rules-based liberal economic order and whether there is an inherent tension between globalisation and inequality propagating the rise
of the far left and right around the world. It analysed the current state of international trade, its potential changes, and whether rhetoric matches the reality.
Chan Fan, Frank JP, Secretary for Transport and Housing, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, sought to explain the future of trade with the US and whether there will be an increasing role for the UK in the future of Hong Kong and Chinese trade policy. He discussed the development of China’s Belt and Road initiative and how shipping interests can capitalise on the opportunities that now present themselves.
Recognising the disparity in economic development within the Commonwealth member nations, the Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of The Commonwealth, spoke eloquently about how we can maximise the trading opportunities with developing nations and ensure that the globalisation project continues to work for the many and not just for the few.
Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE, Royal Navy Fleet Commander, looked at the seven maritime choke points and protecting international trade, with speci c mention of the Middle East and the many and diverse duties carried out by the Royal Navy.
Paddy Rodgers then moderated a panel discussion
that included Hisham Al Nughaimish, Vice President – Commercial and Operations at Bahri Oil and Mariella Bottiglieri, Managing Director of Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A. and Randy Chen, Vice Chairman, Wan Hai Lines.
The third session, after a networking lunch, focused on innovation and sustainability, looking at how fast shipping is changing and how the moral and regulatory
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