Koen CARDON has been living and working in Asia for over 20 years. As a business manager for a leading marine construction company he was overlooking Port Development Projects in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. In 1996, Koen Cardon joined the Katoen Natie group to develop their business in South East Asia. Today, Katoen Natie Asia is a leading logistics company in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam with a total workforce of approximately 2,000 people. Over the last 10 years, the privately owned company invested over 300 million S$ in South East Asia and now group owns and operates five large logistics terminals in the region. He remains actively involved in some academic programs at various Business Schools and he is a regular speaker at chemical conferences to share his know how in Asia logistics. Koen Cardon is an active member of the Belgium Luxembourg Business Group ( BLBG ) where he has served as President and Vice President. He is appointed by the Belgium Minister of Foreign Affairs as Advisor in Economic Diplomacy to advice the Belgium Embassy representatives on Economic, Social and Foreign Trade relations for Singapore and the region. Koen Cardon is married with three kids and calls Singapore his home.