Monday, February 4, 2019

 

6:30 to 9:00 AM

Breakfast

7:30 to 2:00 PM

GFTC Registration + Delegate Assistance

7:45 to 8:00 AM

Opening of the 51st Annual GFTC
Dress is business casual

Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremony, CLIFF PYRON
Chief Commercial Officer
Georgia Ports Authority

Invocation: REVEREND BECKY ROWELL
Associate Rector
Christ Church, St. Simons Island

Presentation of the Colors:
Brunswick High School NJROTC Color Guard

National Anthem: REV. MICHAEL JENNINGS
Minister of Worship
First Baptist Church of St. Simons Island

8:00 to 8:30 AM

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS AND ISN'T CHANGING LOGISTICS?

PETER TIRSCHWELL
Senior Director for Editorial Content
IHS Maritime & Trade

8:30 to 9:00 AM

WASHINGTON DC PERSPECTIVE

SENATOR DAVID PERDUE (Invited)
United States Senate - R - GA

9:00 to 9:45 AM

CONTAINER SHIPPING'S BRIDGE YEAR TO STABILITY?

MARK SZAKONYI, Moderator
Executive Editor
JOC.com and The Journal of Commerce

UFFE OSTERGAARD
President
Hapag Lloyd America LLC

GEORGE GOLDMAN
President
Zim USA

FABIO SANTUCCI
President
Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc.

9:45 to 10:30 AM

WHAT CHALLENGES DOES THE NORTH AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY FACE IN 2019? 

GARY HURLEY, Moderator
Vice President-Sales
NYK Line, RORO Division

MARK BOUCHER
Director-Vehicle Logistics
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

GERALD "Gerry" LEE
Vice President Planning and Logistics
Subaru of America Inc.

STUART COUNTESS
Chief Administrative Officer/Vice President
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.

10:30 to 11:30 AM

GUEST SPEAKER:
VERNICE "FLYGIRLARMOUR

America's First African American Female Combat Pilot

11:30 AM to Noon

AUTOGRAPHS / BOOK SIGNING WITH
VERNICE "FLYGIRL" ARMOUR

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

LUNCH

12:30 to 5:00 PM

Networking Breakout Meetings
Various locations

6:30 to 7:15 PM

Pre-Networking Evening Reception

7:15 to 10:30 PM

Evening Event

The Georgia Foreign Trade Conference sessions and events are for registered attendees and guest, 21 and older. Delegate Badges must be worn always. Times are subject to change.