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DDG APAC Workgroup Meetings held in Singapore & Hong Kong

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Our Users Association, the DDG, recently held two APAC-based Workgroup meetings, aimed at supporting and accelerating the adoption of digital trade across the Metals, Agri and Banking sectors.

The first event took place on 22 June at the Pan Pacific Singapore, located in the city’s Central Business District, and was attended by over 70 delegates hailing from the major Mining companies, Metals Traders, Agribusiness companies and leading regional and global Banks.

essDOCS CCO, Ashley Skaanild, kicked off the meeting with an update on recent digital trade developments plus CargoDocs product news, followed by a status update on the Chinese market’s digital uptake by essDOCS VP China, Raymond Sham, who presented core usage metrics for CargoDocs digital trade solutions including ePresentation, electronic Bills of Lading (eB/Ls) and DocPrep. The presentations were followed by audience breakout sessions, where Workgroup participants were separated into four breakout streams, covering (i) digitization challenges, (ii) drivers for moving to digital trade, (iii) accelerating Banks’ adoption of digital platforms and (iv) key benefits/value-add for Banks and Corporates.

See below for video highlights from our Singapore event, plus more information on our Hong Kong session:

Our second DDG event – hosted exclusively for Bank users – took place on 26 June at Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees in Kowloon, Hong Kong, and was attended by over 60 delegates from the leading global and regional trade finance Banks. It marks our first ever Hong Kong-based event, and as with the Singapore event before it, featured updates on recent digital trade developments and key usage metrics, followed by presentations from two essDOCS Bank customers on their experience using CargoDocs. Breakout streams addressing drivers and challenges for Banks followed, closing with a presentation and discussion of key findings from the breakout sessions.

The DDG holds several events throughout the year, with more workshops added on a regular basis for APAC, Americas and Europe. If you’re an essDOCS customer and would like to attend future events, contact us at

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