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International Forum on Emerging extended reality and innovative technologies for smart transport and logistics

An international plenary forum about “Emerging extended reality and innovative technologies for smart transport and logistics” was held on 19 May 2022. It is the closing plenary session of the 11th International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2022, with over 380 participants, including professors, scholars, industry practitioners, staff and students, from over 10 countries have attended the forum.

The forum was organised by The Hang Seng university of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, and the School of the Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It is also co-organised by Tsinghua University, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, C Y Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies, Policy Research Institute of Global Supply Chain (PRISC), and Virtual Reality Centre (VRC).

The forum was chaired by Dr. Eugene Wong, Director of PRISC and Associate Professor of HSUHK. Six renowned speakers from the US, Singapore, Italy and Hong Kong were invited to the forum, including Dr. Michael Grives, Chief Scientist, Digital Twin Institute; Prof. Andrew Nee, Professor Emeritus of National University of Singapore; Dr. Chung Ng, Senior Vice-President, Technology Strategy and Development, HKT; Mr. Jimmy Pang, President, Supply Chain Safety and Security Association; Mr. Eric Poon, Head of Performance Enhancement, HACTL, and Dr. Graziano Terenzi, CEO, Inglobe Technologies. They have shared the latest industry development and how extended reality and innovative technologies have helped the industry to advance. Participants actively discussed and asked questions in the Q&A session. A group photo has been taken online at the end of the forum.