Shifting Trade

Shifting Trade
This popular AAPA program focuses on global economic trends, with key industry leaders providing their insights on shifting trade patterns 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.

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1/29/2020 - 1/30/2020
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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Christopher J. Connor, President & CEO, AAPA; A. Paul Anderson, President & CEO, Port Tampa Bay
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM

Kim Reed, President & Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
8:45 AM

William Paape, Acting Associate Administrator, U.S. Maritime Administration
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
9:15 AM

Discussion Leader:
Joe Greco, Ports America

Hunter Yaw, Loadsmart; Chris Skotarczak, Container Port Group; Robert Inchausti, TEDIVO LLC

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM

Discussion Leader:
Wade Elliott, Vice President Business Development, Port Tampa Bay

John Morris, Executive Managing Director, Americas Industrial & Logistics Leader, CBRE
Carl Warren, Director, Business Development, CSX Intermodal
Jesse Kreinbrink, Vice President of Supply Chain, Rooms to Go
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Vijay Agrawal, Vice President, Americas Ports & Marine, Transportation, AECOM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Flavio Batista, Vice President of North American Sales, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
1:20 PM

Howard Posner, President, NAGA Logistics
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
1:40 PM

Dr. Ricaurte Vasquez Morales, Administrator, Panama Canal Authority
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM

Discussion Leader: 
Sage Chandler, Vice President, International Trade, Consumer Technology Association

Carlos Halasz, Customs Compliance Officer, HP Inc.
Andrew Durant, Managing Director, Samuels International Association, Inc.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM

Howard Posner, President, NAGA Logistics
Margaret Kaigh Doyle, Senior Manager, Business Development - Marine, Eagle LNG Partners
Casey Grigsby, Vice President of Programs & Planning, Florida Ports Council
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Erik Autor, President, National Association of Foreign Trade Zones
Andy Wang, Operations and Training, Hit Promotional Products
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM

Barry Worthington, Executive Director, United States Energy Association
Joel Morales, Executive Director Polyolefins, IHS Markit
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM

Rod Pickens, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Lauren Brand, National Association of Waterfront Employers
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10:45 AM

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Mr. Paul Scott Abbott Freelance Writer(706) 865-9796paulscottabbott@windstream.netABBOTT, PAUL SCOTT20SHIFTING
Mr. Vijay AgrawalAECOMVice President, Americas Ports & Marine, Transportation(305) 514-2488vijay.agrawal@aecom.comAGRAWAL, VIJAY20SHIFTING
Mr. A. Paul AndersonPort Tampa BayPresident & CEO(813) 905-5101panderson@tampaport.comANDERSON, A. PAUL20SHIFTING
Mr. Edward C. Anthes-WashburnCrowley Shipping   ANTHES-WASHBURN, EDWARD20SHIFTING
Mr. Matthew AppicePort ManateeChief Commercial Officer(941) 722-6621mappice@portmanatee.comAPPICE, MATTHEW20SHIFTING
Mr. Erik AutorNational Association of Foreign Trade ZonesPresident(202) 626-8104eautor@naftz.orgAUTOR, ERIK20SHIFTING
Dr. Davinder K. Badial, AMPEPort of Long BeachSenior Port Planner(562) 283-7150 x 7154davinder.badial@polb.comBADIAL, DAVINDER20SHIFTING
Katherine BaileyUS Army Corps of Engineers, KATHERINE20SHIFTING
Mr. Flavio BatistaWallenius Wilhelmsen LogisticsVice President Sales North America(201) 505-5148flavio.batista@2wglobal.comBATISTA, FLAVIO20SHIFTING
Mr. Basil A. Binns, IIPortMiamiAssistant Port Director, Business Development and Administration(305) 347-5503Basil.Binns@miamidade.govBINNS, BASIL20SHIFTING
Mr. Patrick Blair, P.E., S.I.Port Tampa BayDirector of Engineering(813) 905-5003pblair@tampaport.comBLAIR, PATRICK20SHIFTING
Ms. Stephanie BowmanThe Northwest Seaport AllianceCommissioner jdoremus@nwseaportalliance.comBOWMAN, STEPHANIE20SHIFTING
Ms. Lauren BrandNational Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE)  LBrand@nawe.usBRAND, LAUREN20SHIFTING
Oswaldo BravoTerracon Consultants, Inc.National Manager(602) 614-9853obravo@terracon.comBRAVO, OSWALDO20SHIFTING
Kyle Robert BresnikerUnited States Army Corps of Engineers, KYLE20SHIFTING
Ms. Jane BromeBarbados Port Inc.Manager, MarketDevelopment and Cruise Operations(246) 434-6100 x4210jbrome@barbadosport.comBROME, JANE20SHIFTING
Ms. Maria Magyar CartierPort MilwaukeeMarket Development Manager(414) 286-3511port@milwaukee.govCARTIER, MARIA20SHIFTING
Mr. Bruce E. CashonCeres Terminals IncorporatedSenior Advisor bcashon@ceresglobal.comCASHON, BRUCE20SHIFTING
Mr. Torrey ChamblissPort Tampa BayDirector, FTZ & Cargo Business Dev.(813) 905-7678tchambliss@tampaport.comCHAMBLISS, TORREY20SHIFTING
Sage ChandlerConsumer Technology AssociationVice President, International Trade schandler@cta.techCHANDLER, SAGE20SHIFTING
Mr. Evan ChapmanLegislative Director for the Office of Representative Donald McEachinDirector of Government Relations(703), EVAN20SHIFTING
Mr. Ricardo CharltonPort EvergladesDirector of Operations, Operations Division(954) 468-0218rcharlton@broward.orgCHARLTON, RICARDO20SHIFTING
Mr. Christopher "Kit" ChopeVirginia Port AuthorityVice President, Sustainability(757) 683-2152kchope@portofvirginia.comCHOPE, CHRISTOPHER "KIT"20SHIFTING
Mr. Frank ColonnaPort of Long BeachCommissioner(562) 283-7070frank.colonna@polb.comCOLONNA, FRANK20SHIFTING
Mr. Chris ConnorAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesPresident & CEO(703) 684-5700cconnor@aapa-ports.orgCONNOR, CHRIS20SHIFTING
Mr. Mario Cordero, J.D.Port of Long BeachExecutive Director(562) 283-7700mario.cordero@polb.comCORDERO, MARIO20SHIFTING
Mr. Jacob CristPort of New OrleansManager, Terminal Operations(504) 528-3316Jacob.Crist@portnola.comCRIST, JACOB20SHIFTING
Ms. Ashley DavisThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseyPort Operations Supervisor(973) 578-2159andavis@panynj.govDAVIS, ASHLEY20SHIFTING
Mr. Cary DavisAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Government Relations & General Counsel(267) 625-1551cdavis@aapa-ports.orgDAVIS, CARY20SHIFTING
Mr. David DelacPort Tampa BayCFO(813) 905-7678ddelac@tampaport.comDELAC, DAVID20SHIFTING
Rafael Díaz-BalartAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLatin American Coordinator305-389-1878rdbalart@aapa-ports.orgDIAZ-BALART, RAFAEL20SHIFTING
Mr. S. Wesley Dortch, P.E.HDR Engineering, Inc.Assoc. VP/Ports Area Business Class Mgr(813) 282-2300wes.dortch@hdrinc.comDORTCH, S. WESLEY20SHIFTING
Ms. Margaret Kaigh DoylePortVision50Founder(508) 889-7747margaretdoyle@portvision50.orgDOYLE, MARGARET20SHIFTING
Andrew DurantSamuels International Associates, Inc.  adurant@samuelsinternational.comDURANT, ANDREW20SHIFTING
Ms. Susan Shey DvonchShey-Harding Executive SearchPartner(562) 252-8516sue@shey-harding.comDVONCH, SUSAN20SHIFTING
Ms. Aisha EcclestonJacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)Manager, SE Containerized Sales(904) 357-3070aisha.eccleston@jaxport.comECCLESTON, AISHA20SHIFTING
Mr. Rotimi EdoborSifax Stevedoring Nigeria Ltd.Senior Manager / Head of Subsidiary011-234-1-803-502-2561rotimied@sifaxgroup.comEDOBOR, ROTIMI20SHIFTING
Mr. Wade ElliottPort Tampa BayVice President of Business Development(813) 905-5150welliott@tampaport.comELLIOTT, WADE20SHIFTING
Ms. Kate FergusonDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityDirector of Trade & Business Development(218) 727-8525kferguson@duluthport.comFERGUSON, KATE20SHIFTING
Mr. Michael FreinerHDR Engineering, Inc.Senior Project Manager(361) 857-2211Michael.Freiner@hdrinc.comFREINER, MICHAEL20SHIFTING
Mr. William D. FriedmanPort of ClevelandPresident & Chief Exec. Officer(216) 377-1339William.Friedman@portofcleveland.comFRIEDMAN, WILLIAM20SHIFTING
Ms. Corinne FunkhouserChassis King, Inc.Director of Operations(727) 585-1500cori@chassisking.comFUNKHOUSER, CORINNE20SHIFTING
Ms. Mallori GallimoreNaylor, LLC   GALLIMORE, MALLORI20SHIFTING
Mr. Ming GaoFlorida Department of TransportationIntermodal Systems Development Manager(813) 975-6454Ming.gao@dot.state.fl.usGAO, MING20SHIFTING
Wayne GilmoreHSBC Bank USA, N.A.SVP Senior Business Banking Manager Southeast Region(305), WAYNE20SHIFTING
Mr. Mario Ernesto GonzalezPort of Long BeachManager of Community Relations(562) 283-7718mario.gonzalez@polb.comGONZALEZ, MARIO ERNESTO20SHIFTING
Mr. Joseph M. Greco, Sr.Ports AmericaVice President of Containers joe.greco@portsamerica.comGRECO, JOSEPH20SHIFTING
Ms. Casey Erin GrigsbyFlorida Ports CouncilVice President of Programs & Planning850-222-8028 GRIGSBY, CASEY20SHIFTING