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Register now for the 41st SC International Trade Conference.

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Please note: Dress for the sessions is casual; jackets are not required.

Draft Agenda - All events at Sweetgrass Pavilion, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 8, 2014

12:00 PM Registration & Exhibits Open

2:00 - 2:50 University, Customs and World Trade Center Charleston Update

2:50 - 4:20 State Government & Economic Development Update

4:20 - 5:00 South Carolina State Ports Update - Accelerating Success

    Jim Newsome, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority

        • Harbor Deepening
        • Panama Canal Construction Delay and Effect
        • Naval Base Terminal and ICTF Effect and Timing
        • Import/Export Balance and Importance
        • Greer Inland Port Effect

5:00 - 7:00 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

7:00 AM Registration Opens and Buffet Breakfast

7:30 Exhibits Open

8:00 - 8:15

Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Address

Welcome: Mr. Claus W. Busch, III, General Manager, AZ Charleston, 2014 Conference General Chair

8:30 to 12:00 PM TBD

12:00 PM

World Trade Luncheon

Welcome: Introduction & Announcements: Claus Busch, AZ Charleston

Recognition of Scholarship Sponsors: Cathy Smuniewski, Station Manager, OHL International

Recognition of the SCITC Board Members and Past General Chairs

Keynote Speaker: George F. Will

George F. Will is today's most widely read columnist. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974. Today it appears twice weekly in approximately 500 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011.

Mr. Will grew up in Champaign, Ill., attended Trinity College and Oxford University and received a Ph.D. from Princeton.

Mr. Will wrote a very compelling commentary in 2012 on the importance of harbor deepening, featuring an in-depth discussion on Charleston Harbor.

Stop stalling and deepen Charleston Harbor by George F. Will
January 15, 2012

Click here for his complete bio.

Introduction of 2015 Conference General Chairman

Luncheon Closing

4:00 Exhibits close

7:00 - 10:00 Evening Entertainment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

8:00 AM Buffet breakfast


Introduction of Plunkett-Stoioff Award

8:30 - 9:30 Panel: Supply Chain Mangement

9:30 - 10:30 Panel: Chassis & Container Availability - What Does the Future Hold?

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:00 International Competitiveness Landscape and Dfficiencies

11:00 - 11:30

Presentation of Scholarships

Cruise Drawing

11:30 Adjourn for afternoon activities

12:00 Golf Tournament & Tennis Tournament

7:00 - 10:00 Evening Entertainment: Wild Dunes

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