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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 14, 2015

12:00 PM Registration & Exhibits Open

3:00 - 4:15 Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Hot Buttons

Moderator: Pat Fosberry, Corporate Export Transportation Manager, John S. James

  • Robert A. Fencel, Area Port Director, US Customs & Border Protection
  • Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President, OHL Trade Services
  • Geoff Powell, President, CH Powell
  • Melzie Wilson, Vice President of Compliance, Mallory Alexander International Logistics

4:15 - 5:30 Army Corps of Engineers Briefing on Charleston Post-45

5:30 - 7:30 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

7:00 AM Registration Opens and Breakfast

7:30 Exhibits Open

8:00 - 8:15 Palms Ballroom

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address

Welcome: Mr. Mac Forehand, Director, Performance Team, 2015 General Chair

8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast Keynote Address

9:00 - 9:15 TBA

9:15 - 9:45 Networking Break

9:45 - 10:30 Panama Canal Expansion Update

Jorge L. Quijano, Administrator, Panama Canal Authority

10:30 - 11:00 Container Industry Update

Philip Damas, Drewry

11:00 - 11:45 Shipper Perspective

  • Glenn Berger, Restoration Hardware
  • Garrett Chapman, VF Industries
  • Jim Carnes, MBUSI
  • Marlon Jones, International Paper

12:00 - 1:00 PM Palms Ballroom

World Trade Luncheon

Welcome: Introduction & Announcements: Mac Forehand, Performance Team

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

Recognition of the SCITC Board Members and Past General Chairs

1:00 - 2:00 PM Keynote Address

Jon Gordon, Best-Selling Author of "The Energy Bus"

2:15 - 3:00 PM Container Trucking: A Strategic Asset

Moderator: TBD

  • Hans Stig Moller, CEO, BTT
  • Clifton Parker, President, G & P Trucking
  • Dave Manning, President, Tennessee Commercial Warehouse (TCW)
  • Phil Byrd, President & CEO, Bulldog Highway Express

3:00 - 3:45 PM South Carolina Inland Port: Innovation in Intermodal Rail

Moderator: Jack Ellenberg, Sr. Vice President, Economic Development & Projects, SCPA

  • Klaus Schnede, Manager, Global Direct Procurement, Eastman Chemical
  • Paul Morin, Director, US Transportation, Adidas Group
  • Ed Elkins, Norfolk Southern

3:45 - 4:00 Break and Exhibits Close

3:00 - 3:45 PM An Industry View from the Journalists

  • Peter Tirshwell, Executive VP & Chief Content Officer, Journal of Commerce
  • Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce
  • Joe Bonney
  • Peter Leach

4:00 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks for the Day

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

8:00 AM Buffet breakfast

8:15 Introduction of Plunkett-Stoioff Award

8:30 - 9:30 Current State of the Aerospace Industry

Moderator: Lewis Gossett, President & CEO, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

  • Boeing
  • InterTech Group
  • Lockheed
  • General Electric

9:30 - 10:45 Labor Challenges and Trends

Moderator: Billy Adams, President, SC Stevedores

  • David Adam, President, USMX
  • ILA represntative

11:00 - 11:30 Presentation of Scholarships

Cruise Drawing

11:30 Adjourn for afternoon activities

12:00 Golf Tournament

12:00 - 1:00 Tennis Exhibition Match - Center Court

1:00 - 3:00 Tennis Tournament

7:00 - 10:00 Evening Entertainment at Sand Dunes Club

 
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