Registration is open for the 2013 SC International Trade Conference!
Reserve your room now at Wild Dunes at the discounted rate.
Save the Date for the Maritime Appreciation Party, Wednesday, September 11th, 2013!
All events at Sweetgrass Pavilion, unless otherwise noted.
Mon., September 9th, 2013
12:00 PM Registration & Exhibits Open
2:00 –2:30 South Carolina University Update:
College of Charleston: Dr. Kent Gourdin, D.B.A., Director, Global Logistics & Transportation Program, College of Charleston
Clemson University: Dr. Scott J Mason, Ph.D., Fluor Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Optimization and Logistics and Professor of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
2:30 - 4:00 Education Session 1: Bringing Business to SC
Introduction: Mac Forehand, Performance Team
Moderator: Lewis Gossett, SC Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)
Ms. Fran Jones, VP of Administration Services Division, Bridgestone Americas
Scott Barnette, Central Controller the Americas, Continental Tire
Jim Markey, VP Logistics, TBC Corp.
4:00 – 5:00 Charleston Harbor Deepening Project Update and the Post Panamax Era
James (Jim) Newsome III, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority
5:00 – 7:00 Welcome Reception
Tues., September 10th, 2013
7:00 AM Registration Opens and Buffet Breakfast
7:30 Exhibits Open
8:00-8:15 Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Address
Welcome: Ms. Stewart Bauknight, Senior Associate, Modus21, 2013 Conference General Chair
Invocation: Fr. Lenwood Williams, Director, Charleston Port & Seafarers Society, Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul
8:15-9:00 Keynote Address: The Panama Canal Expansion
Rodolfo Sabonge, Executive Vice President, Panama Canal Authority
9:00-10:00 Supply/Outlook for U.S. Trade
Introduction: Jim Newsome III, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority
Philip Damas, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
10:00-10:15 Morning Break
10:15 –11:15 Carrier/Shipper Relationship and the Economics Driving Big Ships
Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, The Journal of Commerce
Frank J. Baragona, President CMA CGM (America) LLC
Juergen Pump, Sr. VP, Hamburg Süd North America Inc.
Matt Klaren, Director of Distribution,
Northern Tool + Equipment
Bill Woodhour, Senior VP, Maersk Inc.
11:15 –12:15 The Chassis Impact on Service Carriers and The Customer
Moderator: Bill Kerrigan
John Mizerek, VP Sales, Flexi-Van
Phil Wojcik, President & CEO, Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM)
Tom Reagan, Ocean Carrier Relations, Chassis Link
Adam Bridges, VP Marketing & New Business Development, TRAC Intermodal
12:15 PM World Trade Luncheon
Welcome: Introduction & Announcements: Stewart Bauknight, Modus21
The Honorable Richard F. Cronin, Mayor, Isle of Palms, SC
Stoioff-Plunkett Award Presentation
Invocation: Father Lenwood Williams, Director, Charleston Port & Seafarers Society, Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul
Recognition of Scholarship Sponsors: Cathy Smuniewski, Station Manager, OHL International
Recognition of the SCITC Board Members and Past General Chairs
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: (TBA)
Keynote Speaker: Col. Charles Duke Jr.
(SC Hall of Fame and one of the last surviving astronauts to walk on the moon)
Introduction of 2014 Conference General Chairman
2:15 PM Exhibits open
2:15-3:00 Internet Retailing and Impact on e-Commerce Distribution Trends
Moderator: Steve Schellenberg, VP Business Development, IMS Worldwide, Inc.
Gary Simmons, President & CEO, Gerber
Diane Hartjes, VP Private Brands Operations | Customs Compliance Officer, Belk
Paul Tellefsen, CEO/COO, Positec USA
3:00 -3:15 Break
3:15 -4:00 Ports Related Inland Logistics (Rail, Truck, Transload Providers, Warehousing)
South Carolina Inland Port
Charlotte Douglas ICTF
Charleston Dual Served Rail ICTF
4:00 – 4:45 South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) Address
Jim Newsome, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority
4:00 Exhibits close
4:45 – 5:15 Presentations of Scholarships and MSC Cruise drawing
6:30 – 9:30 Evening Entertainment: Wild Dunes
SCITC Ruby Jubilee! (Cocktail attire requested)
Wednesday, September, 11, 2013
7:00 AM Buffet Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Meeting rooms available upon request for breakout sessions and optional Workshops on:
- FDA and Customs Compliance
- New Liability Rules for Shippers and Carriers: The Rotterdam Rules, Sam Hines, Partner at K&L Gates
- How to avoid the race to the bottom: Leveraging Technology to Increase Your Margins, Pete Woodhull, Modus21
- How vessel access and ports drive real-estate site location decisions, Capt. John Cameron
10:00-11:00 Exhibition Tennis Tournament
Golf Tournament – Harbor Course, Wild Dunes
Open Tennis Tournament play - Wild Dunes Club
Three tour options: TBD
7:00 PM Evening Entertainment – Maritime Appreciation Night
Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park with the East Coast Party Band!
One ticket included with Full Registration. Individual tickets available here.