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JAS Northern & Central China GM Speaks to Students

By
Vivian Zhou
April 13, 2018

On the 11th of April, Mr. Bruce Ning, General Manger for Northern and Central JAS China, was invited to conduct a talk to a group of MBA students from Vlerick Business School in Belgium. Vlerick Business School is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe – ranked number one in the Benelux for executive education.

The venue was held at the JAS Shanghai office where more than 35 MBA students attended the talk. The topics covered by Mr. Ning included company introduction, snapshot at trade in China, export and import market, e-commerce market and case studies. The group was extremely interested in the topics and asked a lot of questions related to the forwarding industry. Some participants raised the question about AI and the potential role it may play as a game changer in the logistics and freight forwarding industry.

Mr. Ning concluded by saying “it is an honor for JAS to be able to share with Belgium’s best and brightest minds about how things work in the logistics business and freight forwarding’s role in global trade."

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Our people truly do make the difference, and we believe Shiva will be a great addition to the JAS legal team!

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