Are you attending the Asia Warehousing Show this April?
The 2nd Asia Warehousing Show – the region’s most popular and comprehensive exhibition for the intra-logistics industry – is just around the corner. Business Review Asia proudly announces that it is a media partner of the event.
The Asia Warehousing Show 2017 - co-located with Asia Cold Chain Show – will be held from 27th-29th April 2017 at BITEC, Bangkok and is organised by Manch Exhibitions.
The primary exhibitor focus of the event is centred on warehousing, cold storage, temperature controlling, refrigeration, supply chain, logistics, materials handling, WMS, cleaning and storage solutions.
Over 100 companies will be showcasing products and services across the supply chain.
“We have seen a tremendous response from the exhibitors who have interest in the Southeast Asia market. We are promoting this show in ASEAN countries to get the prospective buyers from all over the region”, said Kiran Mittal, Managing Director- Manch Exhibitions.
Mittal added, “With a large variety of products, solutions and technologies on display, the exhibition is particularly beneficial for decision makers from agro & food, pharmaceutical, heavy engineering, automotive, automobile, electronics and electrical, glass & paper, paint, petrochemical, cement & fertilizer, steel and many other sectors which are regular users of warehousing, materials handling, logistics and cold chain technologies.
“The show will provide visitors with unique one-stop-shop for everything required in the modern warehouse and cold storage.”
The concurrently held Material Handling Equipment Expo Asia and E-Commerce Logistics Show focuses on material handling equipment, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), strapping machines, fulfillment & distribution centers, 3PL, Courier and Delivery systems.
Sharing the conference space, the seminary on “New Business, New Markets: The Way Forward for Warehousing & Cold Chain Business” will provide insights into the various aspects of modern warehousing, logistics, cold storage and material handling.
Industry experts will lead a broad range of show floor educational sessions covering all aspects of material handling, logistics, cold storage and supply chain operations.
Warehouse Silo and Cold Storage Business Association of Thailand, Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association, Agriculture and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific, Cold Chain Association of Indonesia, Federation of Malaysia Freight Forwarders, Hong Kong Logistics Association, Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia and Hong Kong Federation of E-Commerce are wholeheartedly supporting the event.
Several delegations are expected to be part of the show from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and India.
Seo JungJin: Who is EY’s World Entrepreneur of 2021?
Seo JungJin, founder of biopharma firm Celltrion, which most recently developed an antibody treatment for COVID-19, has been named the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, becoming the first South Korean in the award’s 21-year history.
Regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates visionary and innovative leaders from across 60 countries who are transforming the world and fostering growth.
JungJin, who is now honoroary chairman of Celltrion Group, was up against a worthy cast of entrepreneurial competitors, taking the crown from among 45 award winners across 38 countries and territories.
Speaking during the virtual event, JungJin described his own interpretation of entrepreneurship as something that brings together “a group of people toward a common vision, embracing challenges as opportunities and committing oneself to contribute to the greater good”.
Why was JungJin crowned King Entrepreneur?
A South Korean native and now 63 years of age, JungJin founded biopharmaceutical firm Celltrion in 2003. In the nearly two decades since its founding, Celltrion has lived up to its goal of advancing health and welfare for all by developing ground-breaking drugs to treat autoimmune disease, various forms of cancer and, most recently, COVID-19.
The company, which JungJin started with just US$45,000 and five of his colleagues, has since growth to more than 2,1000 employees with sales permits in more than 90 countries and revenues exceeding US$1.69bn.
According to the panel, JungJin’s story is a shining example of the power of an unstoppable entrepreneur to change the world with the pandel moved by both his incredible story and his purpose-driven leadership, innovative mindset and entrepreneurial spirit.
Described by the chair of the EY judging panel Rosaleen Blair as “representing everything an unstoppable should be” from taking on the world’s biggest health care challenges to consistently creating long-term value for his company, JungJin’s story is one of incredible tenacity and perseverance that the judging panel felt most represented the entrepreneurial spirit.
“He’s taken breathtaking risks, both personal and professional, to found Celltrion and grow it into one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies,” says Stasia Mitchell, EY Global Entrepreneurship Leader. “His passion for creating affordable, life-saving health care and flair for tackling global problems has led to many treatments that have helped millions of people worldwide and was especially evident this past year through the creation of a COVID-19 antibody treatment.”
How did JungJin get there?
JungJin's entrepreneurial journey started at an early age when he worked as a taxi driver to get himself through Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea. After studying industrial engineering, he rose through the ranks of Daewoo Motor Co. before losing his job amid the carmaker’s financial troubles following the 1997 Asian economic crisis.
Following this, JungJin started collaborating with colleagues to explore business opportunities in different industries, though none delivered lasting success. The turning point came after he attended a talk hosted by renowned scholars, which inspired him to focus on the biopharmaceutical sector.
And so he founded Celltrion with just US$45,000 of his savings. The launch of Remsima, credited with being the world's first antibody biosimilar, quickly moved Celltrion up the ranks of the country's fairly underdeveloped pharmaceutical sector. Celltrion followed this success with the launch of drugs for breast cancer and lymphoma that today are being used worldwide.
With ambitions to be the world’s first in different areas, Celltrion has pioneered numerous uncharted areas to great success over the past two decades, most recently responding to the global pandemic by successfully developing an antibody treatment for COVID-19 and working to ensure a timely supply of the safe and effective treatment.
“When I first started, my vision was to help patients gain access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and thereby enhance the quality of people’s lives,” explains JungJin. “The success of Celltrion has enabled me to expand on this while finding new ways to fuel my entrepreneurial drive.”