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, First Counselor Head of Trade and Agriculture Section, 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.  Stephen Beatty from KPMG 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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 Port Tampa Bay (813) 905-7678 1137 18SHIFTING
 Ports America (732) 635-3899 1841 18SHIFTING
 Ceres Terminals Incorporated (201) 974-3841bcashon@ceresglobal.com7367 18SHIFTING
Dr. Olayinka AfolabiSIFAX GroupChief Executive Officer rotimied@sifaxgroup.com24199AFOLABI, OLAYINKA18SHIFTING
Ms. Mari Albertson-BonbrestHDR Engineering, Inc.Associate, Transportation Assistant Marketing Manager(361) 857-2211mari.bonbrest@hdrinc.com23953ALBERTSON-BONBREST, MARI18SHIFTING
Mr. Matthew AppicePort ManateeChief Commercial Officer(941) 722-6621mappice@portmanatee.com15026APPICE, MATTHEW18SHIFTING
Ms. Virginia M. BaileyZim LineAccount Executive South Atlantic District Bailey.virginia@us.zim.com22772BAILEY, VIRGINIA18SHIFTING
Mr. Stephen BeattyKPMG LLPAmericas and India Head of Global Infrastructure, Head of Global Cities(416) 777-8334sbeatty@kpmg.ca23748BEATTY, STEPHEN18SHIFTING
Mr. Chris BonuraPort of New OrleansDirector of Marine Rail Integration(504) 528-3222bonurac@portno.com7754BONURA, CHRIS18SHIFTING
Jeroen BrentersZIM USAVice President, South Branch brenters.jeroen@us.zim.com22773BRENTERS, JEROEN18SHIFTING
Mr. Scott BrotemarkleTransportation Research Board The National AcademiesSenior Program Officer/Marine/Intermodal Freight Specialist(202) 334-2167sbrotemarkle@nas.edu1001BROTEMARKLE, SCOTT18SHIFTING
Mr. Jeromy S. CannonMayer Brown LLPCounsel(312) 701-7732jcannon@mayerbrown.com15218CANNON, JEROMY18SHIFTING
Mr. Denis CaronBelledune Port AuthorityPresident & CEO(506) 522-1200caron@portofbelledune.ca21587CARON, DENIS18SHIFTING
Mr. Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPMPort EvergladesChief Executive/Port Director(954) 468-3516scernak@broward.org1198CERNAK, STEVEN18SHIFTING
Mrs. Marcia Charles ElbournePort Authority of Trinidad & Tobago - Port of Spain  deleciam@patnt.com24174CHARLES ELBOURNE, MARCIA18SHIFTING
Samantha CorneliusCanaveral Port Authority (321) 783-7831scornelius@portcanaveral.com24173CORNELIUS, SAMANTHA18SHIFTING
Ms. Diana DaltonHalifax Port AuthorityDirector(902) 426-8222wwilson@portofhalifax.ca23641DALTON, DIANA18SHIFTING
Mr. Jonathan DanielsMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportExecutive Director & CEO(228) 865-4300jdaniels@shipmspa.com3811DANIELS, JONATHAN18SHIFTING
Laura DiBellaFernandina Ocean Highway and Port AuthorityExecutive Director, Nassau County Economic Development Board & Port Director(904) 225-8878Laura@NassauFlorida.com23885DIBELLA, LAURA18SHIFTING
Mr. S. Wesley Dortch, P.E.HDR Engineering, Inc.Assoc. VP/Ports Area Business Class Manager(813) 282-2300wes.dortch@hdrinc.com11111DORTCH, S. WESLEY18SHIFTING
Dr. Paula DowellCambridge Systematics, Inc.Principal(404) 460-2606pdowell@camsys.com6346DOWELL, PAULA18SHIFTING
Mr. James DubeaCanaveral Port AuthorityDep. Exec. Director, Govt & Strategic Partnerships(321) 783-7831jdubea@portcanaveral.com17787DUBEA, JAMES18SHIFTING
Mr. Paul DuvoisinHalifax Port AuthorityCommercial Vice President(908) 294-3384wwilson@portofhalifax.ca16000DUVOISIN, PAUL18SHIFTING
Ms. Aisha EcclestonJacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)Manager, Southeast Containerized Sales(904) 357-3070aisha.eccleston@jaxport.com14892ECCLESTON, AISHA18SHIFTING
Mr. Rotimi EdoborSifax Stevedoring Nigeria Ltd.Stevedoring Manager011-234-1-803-502-2561rotimied@sifaxgroup.com20370EDOBOR, ROTIMI18SHIFTING
Mr. Jean EliePort EvergladesEnterprise Assistant Director(954) 468-0178jelie@broward.org17219ELIE, JEAN18SHIFTING
Ms. Kate FergusonDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityDirector of Business Development(218) 727-8525kferguson@duluthport.com21444FERGUSON, KATE18SHIFTING
Michael FreinerHDR Engineering, Inc.Sr. Project Manager(361) 857-2211Michael.Freiner@hdrinc.com23972FREINER, MICHAEL18SHIFTING
Mr. William D. FriedmanCleveland-Cuyahoga County Port AuthorityPresident & Chief Executive Officer(216) 377-1339William.Friedman@portofcleveland.com14215FRIEDMAN, WILLIAM18SHIFTING
Mr. David GutheilCleveland-Cuyahoga County Port AuthorityVice President, Maritime & Logistics(216) 241-8004david.gutheil@portofcleveland.com14882GUTHEIL, DAVID18SHIFTING
Mr. Doug HansenCeres Terminals IncorporatedDirector Strategic Planning(201) 974-3810dhansen@ceresglobal.com18705HANSEN, DOUG18SHIFTING
Chuck HendrickWeeks Marine, Inc.Business Development Manager(908) 272-4010cmhendrick@weeksmarine.com24110HENDRICK, CHUCK18SHIFTING
Mr. Hector JacquesHalifax Port AuthorityDirector(902) 426-3503wwilson@portofhalifax.ca17155JACQUES, HECTOR18SHIFTING
Mr. Henry W. JuanSeabury Maritime PFRA LLCManaging Director hjuan@seaburysecurities.com23869JUAN, HENRY18SHIFTING
Dr. Kevin KellerHDR Engineering, Inc.Vice President kevin.keller@hdrinc.com23275KELLER, KEVIN18SHIFTING
Walter H. Kemmsies, Ph.D.JLL Ports Airports & Global InfrastructureManaging Director, Economist & Chief Strategist(212), WALTER18SHIFTING
Mr. Robert J. KnesalMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportPort Commissioner(228) 865-4300BOBBY.KNESAL@UTILITYPARTNERSLLC.COM17377KNESAL, ROBERT18SHIFTING
Mr. Carl LabergeSaguenay Port AuthorityGeneral Manager/CEO(418) 697-0250, x204claberge@portsaguenay.ca20288LABERGE, CARL18SHIFTING
Mr. Kevin LaffeyMassachusetts Port AuthorityDirector, Cargo Business Development(617) 946-4430klaffey@massport.com8054LAFFEY, KEVIN18SHIFTING
Mr. Damien LevieDelegation of the European Union to the United States of AmericaFirst Counselor Head of Trade and Agriculture Section damien.levie@ec.europa.eu23733LEVIE, DAMIEN18SHIFTING
Mr. Mark L. McAndrewsPort of PascagoulaPort Director(228) 762-4041mmcandrews@portofpascagoula.com4492MCANDREWS, MARK18SHIFTING
Mr. Shawn MeyerMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportDeputy Operations Director(228) 865-4300smeyer@shipmspa.com21371MEYER, SHAWN18SHIFTING
Mr. Jason MiuraPort FreeportDirector of Business & Economic Development(979) 233-2667 x4264miura@portfreeport.com21246MIURA, JASON18SHIFTING
Mr. John C. MorrisCushman & Wakefield Inc.Exec. Managing Director, Logistics & Ind. Service Line Lead for the Americas(847) 518-3218John.Morris@cushwake.com17263MORRIS, JOHN18SHIFTING
Mr. Edward L. MortimerU.S. Chamber of CommerceExecutive Director, Transportation Infrastructure(202) 659-6000EMortimer@uschamber.com5028MORTIMER, EDWARD18SHIFTING
Ken O'HollarenPort of PortlandMarine Marketing Director(503) 415-6000ken.ohollaren@portofportland.com24147O'HOLLAREN, KEN18SHIFTING
Ms. Karen OldfieldHalifax Port AuthorityPresident & CEO(902) 426-3643wwilson@portofhalifax.ca5297OLDFIELD, KAREN18SHIFTING
Mr. Barry ParkerSeatradeFreelance Journalist(516) 606-9088bdp1@conconnect.com6786PARKER, BARRY18SHIFTING
Mrs. Angie PayneA Aamerican ContainerOwner(813) 740-1911angie@a-aamerican.com15021PAYNE, ANGIE18SHIFTING
Mrs. Patricia Persad Whattley, Manager LogisticsPort Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (868) 623-2901patriciap@patnt.com24175PERSAD WHATTLEY, PATRICIA18SHIFTING