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Journey To The S(e)oul Of Korea's Logistics

Five students from School of Business (SBIZ) participated in the 7th International Logistics Case Competition in Seoul, Korea, from 26 June to 3 July 2016. An annual collaboration with Hong Kong Logistics Association since 2013, the students were led by Assoc Prof Tan Yan Weng, Head of our Logistic and Supply Chain Management, and Urban Transport Management programmes. 

The competition, which attracted undergraduates and professionals from Hong Kong, Korea and China, saw the participants visit the facilities and meet with the senior management team of the Korea logistics companies Pantos Logistics, Korean Air's Cargo Terminal, U-Freight Korea, Inc and Kerry Freight (Korea) Inc. The participants were then divided into multinational groups to identify Kerry Freight's business challenges, propose pratical solutions for them, and present their recommendations to a panel of judges that included Mr SJ Kwon, a representative from Kerry Freight. 

The participants also took time off to explore Gyeongbokgung Place, traditional houses (or hanoks), a hipsters' neighbourhood, night-shopping districts, and taste ginseng chicken soup at the renowned Tosokchon restaurant. Third-year Logistics and Supply Chain Management student, Mr Edwin Lee, shared: "This trip enabled me to interact and work with students from different backgrounds and cultures. I really appreciate the opportunity to visit the Korean companies as it gave me great insights into the country's logistics industry."

The participants at Pantos Logistics - one of the largest third-party logistics players in Asia Pacific.

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