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. 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 these changes. 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.

Click here for a copy of the draft agenda.

 Elective Program 

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Hotel Information:
Westin Tampa Waterside
725 S Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 229-5000 or (800) 937-8461 or online.
Room Rate: $219.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Monday, January 4, 2019

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***

$725 Member
$895 Non-Member

1/30/2019 - 1/31/2019
Westin Tampa Waterside
725 S Harbour Island Blvd
Tampa, FL 33602

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember725.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member895.00



Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO, AAPA;  A. Paul Anderson, President & CEO, Port of Tampa Bay;  William D. Friedman, President & CEO, Port of Cleveland, AAPA Chairman of the Board
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
9:15 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.

Speaker:  Josh Hurwitz, Senior Consultant, Moffatt & Nichol, Walnut Creek, CA
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
9:45 AM
Sponsored by: Weeks Marine
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM
Trade and industry experts will rapidly changing trade policy and the potential economic impact on cargo and industries. What can ports expect? Speakers:  Edward L. Mortimer, Exec. Dir., Transp. Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Scott Sigman, Transport & Export Infrastructure Lead, Illinois Soybean Association, and Stephen Lamar, Executive Vice President, American Apparel & Footwear Association.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM
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.  Speakers will include Kevin Bourbonnais, President & CEO of Gulf Stream Marine; Jim J. Pelliccio, Vice President of Ops / President & CEO, PNCT; Karen Oldfield, President & CEO, Halifax Port Authority; Yael Bernholz-D'Angeli, Global Head of Strategic Accounts, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.; and Juan Kuryla, PPM, Port Director, PortMiami.
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
1:15 PM
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 Brian T. Pallasch, CAE, Managing Director, Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC; Bill Sullivan, Executive Vice President of Advocacy, American Trucking Associations, Arlington, VA; and Jim Tymon, COO/Director of Policy and Management, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Washington, DC.
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
3:15 PM
Co-Sponsored by Port Tampa Bay and Ports America

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM

Thursday, 31 January 2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
This session will discuss government grant opportunities as well as emerging trends in the acquisition and P3/concession markets for port assets.

Moderator:  Kevin M. Sheys, Esq., Partner, Nossaman, LLP, Washington, DC

Speakers: Lauren Kotas Brand, PPM, Associate Administrator Ports & Waterways, Maritime Administration, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Washington, DC
John Elliott, Senior Vice President, Strategic Rail Finance, Philadelphia, PA
Brian Papernik, Esq., Partner, Nossaman, LLP, Los Angeles, CA
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.  The speaker is Jason Tolliver, Vice President, Cushman & Wakefield
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
11:45 AM

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Attendee Roster

 Port Tampa Bay (813) 905-7678  19SHIFTING
 Ports America (732) 635-3899  19SHIFTING
 Weeks Marine, Inc. (908) 272-4010  19SHIFTING
Mr. Paul Scott AbbottAmerican Journal of TransportationFreelance Writer(706) 865-9796paulscottabbott@windstream.netABBOTT, PAUL SCOTT19SHIFTING
Mr. A. Paul AndersonPort Tampa BayPresident & CEO(813) 905-5101panderson@tampaport.comANDERSON, A. PAUL19SHIFTING
Ms. Yael Bernholz-D'AngeliZim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.Global Head of Strategic Accounts dangeli.yael@zim.comBERNHOLZ-D'ANGELI, YAEL19SHIFTING
Mr. Kevin BourbonnaisGulf Stream MarinePresident & CEO kevinb@gulfstreammarine.comBOURBONNAIS, KEVIN19SHIFTING
Mrs. Lauren Kotas Brand, PPMU.S. Dept. of Transportation-MARADAssociate Administrator Ports & Waterways(202) 366-7057lauren.brand@dot.govBRAND, LAUREN19SHIFTING
Mr. Scott BrotemarkleThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineMarine Board Program Director/Senior Program Officer, TRB(202) 334-2167SBrotemarkle@nas.eduBROTEMARKLE, SCOTT19SHIFTING
Mr. Paul DuvoisinHalifax Port AuthorityCommercial Vice President(902) 426-8222wwilson@portofhalifax.caDUVOISIN, PAUL19SHIFTING
Mr. John ElliottStrategic Rail FinanceSenior Vice President jelliott@strategicrail.comELLIOTT, JOHN19SHIFTING
Mr. William D. FriedmanPort of ClevelandPresident & Chief Exec. Officer(216) 377-1339William.Friedman@portofcleveland.comFRIEDMAN, WILLIAM19SHIFTING
Mr. Stephen FryPort Tampa BayVice President of Finance(813) 905-7678sfry@tampaport.comFRY, STEPHEN19SHIFTING
Ms. Jean GodwinAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesExecutive Vice President(703) 684-5700jgodwin@aapa-ports.orgGODWIN, JEAN19SHIFTING
Mr. David GutheilPort of ClevelandChief Commercial Officer(216) 241-8004david.gutheil@portofcleveland.comGUTHEIL, DAVID19SHIFTING
Ms. Aimee L. HeimPort of San DiegoGrants and Policy Manager(619) 686-6390aheim@portofsandiego.orgHEIM, AIMEE19SHIFTING
Mr. Josh HurwitzMoffatt & NicholSenior Consultant(925) 944-5411jhurwitz@moffattnichol.comHURWITZ, JOSH19SHIFTING
Mr. Hector JacquesHalifax Port AuthorityChair(902) 426-3503wwilson@portofhalifax.caJACQUES, HECTOR19SHIFTING
Mr. Juan Kuryla, PPMPortMiamiPort Director(305) 347-4844juk@miamidade.govKURYLA, JUAN19SHIFTING
Mr. Stephen LamarAmerican Apparel & Footwear AssociationExecutive Vice President slamar@aafaglobal.orgLAMAR, STEPHEN19SHIFTING
Mr. Jason MiuraPort FreeportDirector of Business & Econ Dev(979) 233-2667 X 4332miura@portfreeport.comMIURA, JASON19SHIFTING
Mr. Edward L. MortimerU.S. Chamber of CommerceExec. Dir., Transp. Infrastructure(202) 659-6000EMortimer@uschamber.comMORTIMER, EDWARD19SHIFTING
Mr. Christopher J. Moyer, Sr.SMEPresident & CEO cmoyer@smesgroup.comMOYER, CHRISTOPHER19SHIFTING
Mr. Kurt J. NagleAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesPresident(703) 684-5700knagle@aapa-ports.orgNAGLE, KURT19SHIFTING
Mr. Gary G. NelsonPort of Grays HarborExecutive Director(360) 533-9530gnelson@portgrays.orgNELSON, GARY19SHIFTING
Ms. Karen OldfieldHalifax Port AuthorityPresident & CEO(902) 426-3643wwilson@portofhalifax.caOLDFIELD, KAREN19SHIFTING
Mr. Brian T. Pallasch, CAEAmerican Society of Civil EngineersManaging Director, Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives(202) 789-7842bpallasch@asce.orgPALLASCH, BRIAN19SHIFTING
Mr. Brian Papernik, Esq.Nossaman, LLPPartner(202) 887-1400bpapernik@nossaman.comPAPERNIK, BRIAN19SHIFTING
Mr. Jim J. PelliccioPorts America/Port Newark Container TerminalVice President of Ops / President & CEO, PNCT(973) 522-2245jim.pelliccio@pnct.comPELLICCIO, JIM19SHIFTING
Mr. Jim PyburnPort EvergladesDirector of Business Development(954) 468-3521jpyburn@broward.orgPYBURN, JIM19SHIFTING
Mr. Jim QuinnPort Saint JohnPresident and Chief Executive Officer(506) 333-1440jquinn@sjport.comQUINN, JIM19SHIFTING
Mr. Dustin RinehartThe Port of VirginiaDirector, State and Local Government Affairs(757) 683-8000drinehart@portofvirginia.comRINEHART, DUSTIN19SHIFTING
Mr. Kevin M. Sheys, Esq.Nossaman, LLPPartner(202) 887-1400ksheys@nossaman.comSHEYS, KEVIN19SHIFTING
Mr. Scott SigmanIllinois Soybean AssociationTransportation & Export Infrastructure Lead sigmans@ilsoy.orgSIGMAN, SCOTT19SHIFTING
Ms. Anne SoucieHalifax Port AuthorityDirector(902) 426-8222wwilson@portofhalifax.caSOUCIE, ANNE19SHIFTING
Mr. Bill SullivanAmerican Trucking AssociationsExecutive Vice President of Advocacy bsullivan@trucking.orgSULLIVAN, BILL19SHIFTING
Mr. Jason TolliverCushman & WakefieldVice President(317) 639-0549jason.tolliver@cushwake.comTOLLIVER, JASON19SHIFTING
Mr. Jim TymonAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)Chief Operating Officer/Director of Policy and Management(202) 624-5800jtymon@aashto.orgTYMON, JIM19SHIFTING
Ms. Cathie J. VickThe Port of VirginiaChief Public Affairs Officer(757) 683-8000cvick@portofvirginia.comVICK, CATHIE19SHIFTING