Planning for Shifting Trade

Planning for Shifting Trade
This popular AAPA program traditionally addresses global economic trends with key industry leaders providing their insights on shifting trade routes and the resulting impact on infrastructure needs. The program also examines the political challenges facing free trade policies and the instability in the ocean carrier industry. There will be significant changes in worldwide trade lanes in the next few years. Don't miss this one-of-a kind program geared toward meeting the needs of ports confronting this change. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Transportation Research Board, and presented in cooperation with the U.S. Maritime Administration. It will be hosted by Port Tampa Bay.

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Hotel Information:
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 874-1234
Room Rate: $219.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Monday, January 8, 2018

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***
1/30/2018 - 1/31/2018
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Dr
Tampa, FL 33607

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar Registration - Non Federal (all except federal govt)Member715.00
Seminar Registration - Non Federal (all except federal govt)Non Member715.00



Tuesday, 30 January 2018

8:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM
Learn about the impacts of rapidly changing global economic factors on international trade, financial forecasts, customer demographics and demand, together with the effects these impacts have on vessel sizes, carrier alliances and supply chain shifts. The speaker will be Dr. Walter Kemmsies, of JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure.
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
9:15 AM
What is the current view on trade policy in European Union and how might that impact the Western Hemisphere?  The speaker will be Damien Levie, Minister Counselor of the Delegation of the EU to the US.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:15 AM
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM
Hot Off the Press--Hear highlights from the January 2018 KPMG report identifying the top ten trends that will change the world of infrastructure over the next 5 years.  Piyush Mishra, USA Head of Ports, KPMG LLP will present.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Sponsored by HDR
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
12:00 PM
This session will examine the changing supply/demand balance for carriers, greater carrier consolidation and alliances, and an uncertain trade policy environment.  Ocean carriers, ports and marine terminal operators will provide their insights on these trends and other developments, as well as their impacts on the industry.  The speakers will include Bill Rooney of  Kuehne & Nagel Inc., Jeroen Brenters of ZIM USA, Steve Cernak of Port Everglades, Doug Wray of Ports America, Doug Hansen, of Ceres Terminals Incorporated, and William Friedman of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority.
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
1:15 PM
Sponsored by Ceres Terminals Incorporated
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM
Freight industry representatives will weigh in on the state of infrastructure investment and national freight policies in the Western Hemisphere.  Speakers will include Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA; Edward L. Mortimer, Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Denis Caron, President & CEO, Belledune Port Authority.
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
3:15 PM
Sponsored by Port Tampa Bay and Ports America
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
This session will discuss emerging trends in the acquisition and P3/concession markets for U.S. port assets.  Speakers will include Mike Macaluso of Port Tampa Bay, Franc Pigna of Aegir LLC Port Property Advisers and Henry W. Juan of Seabury Maritime PFRA LLC.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM
The session will include an overview of the industrial real estate market capacity, demand drivers, and logistics and supply chain trends, including implications of the growth in e-commerce.  It will also discuss what ports or regions can do in order to attract new DC activity, including the role of FTZs.  John Morris from Cushman & Wakefield will present.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
11:45 AM

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Attendee Roster

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 Ceres Terminals Incorporated (201) 974-3841  18SHIFTING
 Port Tampa Bay (813) 905-7678  18SHIFTING
 Ports America (732) 635-3899  18SHIFTING
Mr. Paul Scott AbbottAmerican Journal of TransportationFreelance Writer(706) 865-9796paulscottabbott@windstream.netABBOTT, PAUL SCOTT18SHIFTING
Mr. Arthur L. Adams, Jr.CSXHead of Marketing Services arthur_adams@csx.comADAMS, ARTHUR18SHIFTING
Ms. Mari Albertson-BonbrestHDR Engineering, Inc.Associate, Transportation Assistant Marketing Manager(361) 857-2211mari.bonbrest@hdrinc.comALBERTSON-BONBREST, MARI18SHIFTING
Mr. Raul AlfonsoPort Tampa BayExecutive VP and CCO(813) 905-5106ralfonso@tampaport.comALFONSO, RAUL18SHIFTING
Mr. A. Paul AndersonPort Tampa BayPresident & CEO(813) 905-5101panderson@tampaport.comANDERSON, A. PAUL18SHIFTING
Mr. Matthew AppicePort ManateeChief Commercial Officer(941) 722-6621mappice@portmanatee.comAPPICE, MATTHEW18SHIFTING
Mr. Kevin ArcherS&P Global - RatingsAssociate, Infrastructure(312) 233-7089kevin.archer@spglobal.comARCHER, KEVIN18SHIFTING
Ms. Virginia M. BaileyZim LineAccount Executive South Atlantic District Bailey.virginia@us.zim.comBAILEY, VIRGINIA18SHIFTING
Dr. Frances BohnsackU.S. Maritime Administration U.S. Department of TransportationSouth Atlantic Region Gateway Director(305) 530-6420frances.bohnsack@dot.govBOHNSACK, FRANCES18SHIFTING
Jeroen BrentersZIM USAVice President, South Branch brenters.jeroen@us.zim.comBRENTERS, JEROEN18SHIFTING
Mr. Scott BrotemarkleThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineMarine Board Program Director/Senior Program Officer, TRB(202) 334-2167SBrotemarkle@nas.eduBROTEMARKLE, SCOTT18SHIFTING
Mr. Jeromy S. CannonMayer Brown LLPCounsel(312) 701-7732jcannon@mayerbrown.comCANNON, JEROMY18SHIFTING
Mr. Denis CaronBelledune Port AuthorityPresident & CEO(506) 522-1200caron@portofbelledune.caCARON, DENIS18SHIFTING
Mr. Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPMPort EvergladesChief Executive/Port Director(954) 468-3516scernak@broward.orgCERNAK, STEVEN18SHIFTING
Mr. Torrey ChamblissPort Tampa BayManager, FTZ & Cargo Business Dev.(813) 905-7678tchambliss@tampaport.comCHAMBLISS, TORREY18SHIFTING
Mrs. Marcia Charles ElbournePort Authority of Trinidad & TobagoDeputy General Manager(868) 623-2901deleciam@patnt.comCHARLES ELBOURNE, MARCIA18SHIFTING
Ms. Samantha CorneliusCanaveral Port AuthoritySenior Director - Cargo Business Development(321) 783-7831scornelius@portcanaveral.comCORNELIUS, SAMANTHA18SHIFTING
Ms. Diana DaltonHalifax Port AuthorityDirector(902) 426-8222wwilson@portofhalifax.caDALTON, DIANA18SHIFTING
Mr. Scott DaviesU.S. Dept. of Transportation-MARADDirector of the Office of Ports and Waterways Planning(202) 366-0951Scott.Davies@dot.govDAVIES, SCOTT18SHIFTING
Mr. Jose DiazHall Engineering Group  Melinda.lashlee@hallenggroup.comDIAZ, JOSE18SHIFTING
Laura DiBellaFernandina Ocean Highway and Port AuthorityExec. Dir., Nassau Co. Econ Dev Bd & Port Director(904) 225-8878Laura@NassauFlorida.comDIBELLA, LAURA18SHIFTING
Mr. S. Wesley Dortch, P.E.HDR Engineering, Inc.Assoc. VP/Ports Area Business Class Mgr(813) 282-2300wes.dortch@hdrinc.comDORTCH, S. WESLEY18SHIFTING
Dr. Paula DowellCambridge Systematics, Inc.Principal(404) 460-2606pdowell@camsys.comDOWELL, PAULA18SHIFTING
Mr. James DubeaTranSystems CorporationVice President, Ports and Marine(757) 627-1112jadubea@transystems.comDUBEA, JAMES18SHIFTING
Mr. Adam EachesHall Engineering Group  Melinda.lashlee@hallenggroup.comEACHES, ADAM18SHIFTING
Ms. Aisha EcclestonJacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)Manager, SE Containerized Sales(904) 357-3070aisha.eccleston@jaxport.comECCLESTON, AISHA18SHIFTING
Mr. Rotimi EdoborSifax Stevedoring Nigeria Ltd.Stevedoring Manager011-234-1-803-502-2561rotimied@sifaxgroup.comEDOBOR, ROTIMI18SHIFTING
Mr. Jean EliePort EvergladesEnterprise Assistant Director(954) 468-0178jelie@broward.orgELIE, JEAN18SHIFTING
Mr. Wade ElliottPort Tampa BayVP of Marketing & Business Development(813) 905-5150welliott@tampaport.comELLIOTT, WADE18SHIFTING
Ms. Kate FergusonDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityDirector of Business Development(218) 727-8525kferguson@duluthport.comFERGUSON, KATE18SHIFTING
Mr. Michael FreinerHDR Engineering, Inc.Senior Project Manager(361) 857-2211Michael.Freiner@hdrinc.comFREINER, MICHAEL18SHIFTING
Mr. William D. FriedmanPort of ClevelandPresident & Chief Exec. Officer(216) 377-1339William.Friedman@portofcleveland.comFRIEDMAN, WILLIAM18SHIFTING
Mr. Stephen FryPort Tampa BayVice President of Finance(813) 905-7678sfry@tampaport.comFRY, STEPHEN18SHIFTING
Mr. Blair Garcia, PPMWSPV.P., U.S. Director - Maritime Div.(757) 466-9671blair.garcia@wsp.comGARCIA, BLAIR18SHIFTING
Ms. Sarah GarzaPort Corpus ChristiDirector of Environmental Planning & Compliance(361) 885-6163sarah@pocca.comGARZA, SARAH18SHIFTING
Ms. Jean GodwinAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesExecutive Vice President(703) 684-5700jgodwin@aapa-ports.orgGODWIN, JEAN18SHIFTING
Mr. David GutheilPort of ClevelandChief Commercial Officer(216) 241-8004david.gutheil@portofcleveland.comGUTHEIL, DAVID18SHIFTING
Mr. Jamie GwaltneyMoffatt & NicholVice President(912) 231-0044jgwaltney@moffattnichol.comGWALTNEY, JAMIE18SHIFTING
Mr. Keith W. Hall, P.E.Hall Engineering GroupPresident keith.hall@hallenggroup.comHALL, KEITH18SHIFTING
Mr. Doug HansenNYK Ports LLCDirector Strategic Planning(201) 974-3810dhansen@ceresglobal.comHANSEN, DOUG18SHIFTING
Mr. Charles Hendrick, Jr.Weeks Marine, Inc.Business Development Manager(813) 334-3254cmhendrick@weeksmarine.comHENDRICK, CHARLES18SHIFTING
Mr. Hector JacquesHalifax Port AuthorityChair(902) 426-3503wwilson@portofhalifax.caJACQUES, HECTOR18SHIFTING
Mr. Jay R. Jahangiri, REM, REA, CESM, REEWTRE Consulting, Inc.Principal Managing Director(209) 601-7048treconsulting@comcast.netJAHANGIRI, JAY18SHIFTING
Mr. Henry W. JuanSeabury Maritime PFRA LLCManaging Director hjuan@seaburysecurities.comJUAN, HENRY18SHIFTING