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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
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
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
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
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
11:30 Adjourn for afternoon activities
12:00 Golf Tournament & Tennis Tournament
7:00 - 10:00 Evening Entertainment: Wild Dunes