Title: Asia Trade Outlook Forum: How to plan for a future in flux

Date: 17 October 2019 - 9.30-11.30am

Venue:  Tower Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

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Economists and analysts will examine near term scenarios for energy and commodity markets; and the Asia container and port sectors.

Energy shipping is in flux. As 2020 approaches with all the regulatory disruption that implies, refinery diets are changing and the US is accelerating its global dominance as provider of refined products – all against a backdrop of trade tariffs, sanctions and redirected crude flows.

Meanwhile, the escalation of the trade war between China and the US is shifting trade routes and long-established assumptions about containerised trade flows, posing serious questions for transhipment super hubs like Singapore, but also affecting throughput forecasts for several of Asia’s rapid risers through the Top 100 Ports league.

China’s slowing pains further complicate forecasting. After three decades of strong growth, the world’s second largest economy has been cooling, creating both opportunity and risk for neighbouring Asian economies and all sectors of maritime trade.

Lloyd’s List’s Asia Trade Outlook Forum will bring together leading macro economists, maritime trade analysts and knowledgeable industry executives to give regional business leaders an insightful look at the year ahead, identifying economic trends locally, nationally, and internationally that will potentially impact strategic planning.

Attendees will get detailed analysis of the mid-term maritime markets, together with the opportunity to interact with our expert panellists in the kind of practical conversation required as they review their own plans for the new year – a unique opportunity making this forum one of the must-attend events on the 2019 maritime business calendar.