Recap from Made in Asia 2018: Transparency is in!

The 8th edition of our annual signature sourcing symposium, Made in Asia, took place on 15 March at the Harbour Grand. With the programme devised and orchestrated by the Chamber’s Sourcing Committee, this signature event has become a reference point for the industry, providing candid insight on topics that concern all sourcing professionals.


Speakers’ presentations and video recordings are available here, and photos here !

Featuring robust debate from 14 industry leaders, our 220 participants learnt how the sector is beginning to embrace transparency to improve all aspects of the value chain from product design to the consumer satisfaction.

The last edition of Made in Asia tackled the future of the middleman in a sector shaken by the 4th industrial revolution and customers’ expectations. This edition, however, focused on the need for innovation and transparency which forces companies to review their manufacturing, how they transform themselves and, most importantly, how a transparent and compliant manufacturing process is actually good for business.

Top-level speakers shared their views, presented practical cases and advised participants on what’s coming. Since, as our speakers noted, if companies do not spontaneously embrace transparency and the tools available, legal obligations will force them to do so.

As usual, the day was organised with several breaks to enable networking opportunities between participants, and allow interactions between the audience and the speakers throughout some of the presentations.

Thank you to Mr Edward Yau Tang-wan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government who opened the event as our Guest of Honour as well as our speakers and sponsors on the day.

Thank you to our sponsors: Pivot88, AsiaInspection, BNP Paribas, HSBC, DDS Logistics, Fiducia, KPMG, YOOSourcing.