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Distinguished Transport Lecture Series 2016 -Challenges and Opportunities of Hong Kong's Aviation Industry

Date, time & venue 
2016-09-20;7:00pm – 8:00pm;Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong

Organized by the Institute of Transport Studies, HKU and supported by the Civil Division


Seminar Highlight

This seminar will discuss the opportunities and challenges for Hong Kong's aviation industry. Important recent developments include: 1) the 2008 global financial crisis; 2) the growth of Mainland China's aviation sector and high-speed railway network; and 3) the important infrastructure projects such as the 3rd runway at Hong Kong Airport and the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuhai Bridge. The impacts of these developments on Hong Kong’s aviation demand and supply will be examined, and the implications for management and policy will be explored. These discussions will be based on recent academic studies on Hong Kong's air cargo demand, airport pricing strategies, and hub connectivity. 



Professor Anming Zhang


Anming Zhang is a Full Professor in Operations and Logistics and holds Vancouver International Airport Authority Chair Professor in Air Transportation at Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC). He served as the Chair of the Operations and Logistics Division, Sauder School of Business (2003-2005), and as the Director of UBC’s Centre for Transport Studies (2003-2004). He has been the Vice President (Academic & Program) for the World Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) since 2006. Dr. Zhang is the recipient of the “Yokohama Special Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher” awarded at the 7th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR) in Sydney, Australia in 1995, and of the “WCTR-Society Prize”, awarded to the overall best paper of the 8th WCTR in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1998. In June 2014, he won the “Best Overall Paper Prize” at the ITEA (International Transport Economics Association) Conference on Transportation Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, France.


Dr. Zhang has published over 120 refereed journal papers in the areas of transportation, logistics, industrial organization and trade policy. He has co-authored two recent books: Globalization and Strategic Alliances: The Case of the Airline Industry, 2000, Pergamon Press, Oxford; and Air Cargo in Mainland China and Hong Kong, 2004, Ashgate, London (Chinese editions published both in Hong Kong and Mainland China).




Free of charge



Registration & Enquiries

No registration is required. For enquiries, please contact Mr Kevin Leung by phone at 90846195 or by email at



CPD Certificate

This Distinguished Transport Lecture is endorsed by the The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Civil Division as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity. Please collect your CPD Certificate at the end of the seminar.


Remarks: The talk will be conducted in English.





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