HEAR FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS:

BRANDY D. CHRISTIAN, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans

FABIO SANTUCCI, President, MSC

CHARLES BAKER, Director General, Port of Mariel, Cuba

NICK FAFOUTIS, Sr. VP Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, CMA CGM (America) LLC

DANIEL B. LOUGHNEY, Director of Marketing and Trade Development, Port of Lake Charles

KEITH REARDON, VP of Intermodal, CN

MICHAEL McCLELLAN, VP of Industrial Products, Norfolk Southern Corp.

ERIK HANSEN, VP of Intermodal, KCS

SHARON PERRY, VP of Logistics, Carhartt

STEVE LAMAR, Executive VP, AAFA (American Apparel and Footwear Association)

ED BASTIAN, Director, Global Sales, BBC Chartering

NICK IACOPELLA, Director of Logistics, Grove Services

BRENT BORDELON, Commercial Manager North American Operations, Sasol

 

more to come…

CONFERENCE AGENDA

DAY 1 AGENDA

TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

8:00 AM

8:00 AM -

GOLF TOURNAMENT

9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 “EMPOWERING CONNECTIONS, ADVANCING TOGETHER” Breakfast 

Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans
Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President of National Sales, IMC Companies, LLC
Erin Butler, Director, U.S. Commercial Service New Orleans

Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Roquita Coleman-Williams, Supply Chain Solutions Manager, CN
2:30 PM

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

PORT OF NEW ORLEANS TOUR

3:00 PM

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

5:30 PM

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

DAY 2 AGENDA

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

7:00 AM

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

BREAKFAST 

8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WELCOME AND KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO, Port of New Orleans
9:00 AM

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Charles Baker, President & CEO, Port of Mariel

9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:15 AM

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

B1: Shifting alliances. Carrier solvency. What does this all mean for the industry?

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor, Peerless Media LLC (Moderator);
Edward Zaninelli, President, Griffin Creek Consulting
Chas Deller, Consultant, CEO and Chairman, 10XOCEANSOLUTIONS, inc.
Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President of National Sales, IMC Companies, LLC

Tom Perdue, Chief Commercial Officer, Ports America


B2: Multi-stakeholder perspective: Market outlook for breakbulk, trade sanctions, and supply chain success strategies in moving bulk and breakbulk.

David Groves, Director, MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping LLC

Pieter Flohil, Director, Spliethoff

Edwin Bastian, Global Sales Director, BBC Chartering USA

John Foster, President, Kurt Orban Partners

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist & Chief Strategist, JLL

1:30 PM

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

GENERAL SESSION 1:  Trade policy under a Trump presidency. What does this mean for imports and exports and is TPP a goner or will it be re-energized?

Eddy Hayes, Partner, Leake and Andersson LLP

Steve Lamar, Executive Vice President, AAFA

Larry Collins, Executive Director of International Commerce, Louisiana Office of International Trade

Paul Scott Abbott, MAR, APRP, Senior Correspondent, American Journal of Transportation

2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

COFFEE BREAK

3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

GENERAL SESSION PANEL 2: The Gulf Gateway Alternative Fireside chat

Robert Landry, VP – Commercial, Operations, Port of New Orleans

Keith Reardon, Vice President Intermodal Services, CN

Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting

 

5:30 PM

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

FULTON ALLEY EXPERIENCE
Join us for the Fulton Alley Experience on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30-7:30 PM at Fulton Alley.  Just steps from the Conference hotel (downtown Marriott @ the Convention Center), Fulton Alley offers a hip new twist on delicious food, great drinks and a chance to let loose with a variety of games designed to encourage networking and perhaps a little competitive spirit. Whether you want to catch up with colleagues, make new connections, relax with outstanding food and drink or perhaps sign up for a mini speed bowling tournament, Fulton Alley has it all! We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this unique venue, visit www.fultonalley.com.

DAY 3 AGENDA

Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:00 AM

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

BREAKFAST

8:00 AM

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Michael McClellan, Vice President of Industrial Products, Norfolk Southern Corporation

 

8:45 AM

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

B3:  Export Perspective: Market, global demand and supply chain challenges and opportunities in today’s environment.

Brent Bordelon, Commercial Manager North American Operations, Sasol

Louis Rodriguez, President, TCI Packaging

Nick Fafoutis, Sr VP Sales & Chief Commercial Officer, CMA CGM (America) LLC

 

Nick Iacopella, Director of Logistics, Grove Services

 

B4:  Multi-stakeholder perspective: Powering America through traditional energy. Hear the latest from suppliers to the oil and gas industry and shale gas plays.

Matthew Goitia, CEO, Peaker Energy

Paula Waters, Vice President, Utility Sales and Development Services, Entergy Services, Inc.

James McFarland, Executive Director, Tulane Energy Institute

Daniel B. Loughney, Director of Marketing and Trade Development, Port of Lake Charles

10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 AM

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

B5:  Inland Transportation Providers: Where are investments being made in capacity, infrastructure and efficiencies? What are the current market challenges within each industry? How is each mode meeting the demands of their customers?

Erik Hansen, Vice President Intermodal, KCS
Jared Sleeth, Director of Business Development, New Orleans Public Belt
Edward Zaninelli, President, Griffin Creek Consulting
Rich Teubner, Vice President, Seacor AMH LLC

Will Connell, President, Gulf Intermodal Services, LLC

 

B6:  Industrial development driving cargo opportunities

Matthew R. Powers, CCIM, Executive Vice President Retail and eCommerce Distribution, JLL

David Kearney, President, The Kearney Companies, Inc.

Chris Bonura, Director of Industrial Development, Port of New Orleans

Chris White, Managing Director, Braid Logistics North America

12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D.

*As of 12/14/16 – subject to change

CARGO CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE

April 4-6, 2017

New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center

859 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA

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