Monday, February 5, 2018

 

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 50th Annual GFTC
Dress is business casual

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

Invocation: REV. MONSIGNOR JOHN A. KENNELLY
Pastor, St. William Catholic Community

Presentation of the Colors:
Brunswick High School NJROTC Color Guard

National Anthem: REV. MICHAEL JENNINGS
Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island, Georgia

8:00 to 8:25 AM

Updates from the State of Georgia

JAMES L. ALLGOOD, JR.
Chairman, Georgia Ports Authority Board
2018 GFTC General Chairman

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL
State of Georgia

8:25 to 9:05 AM

 “Improving container shipping in 2018”

Moderator - WILLIAM (BILL) L. RALPH
Maritime Economist
R.K. Johns and Associates

GEORGE GOLDMAN
President
Zim USA

GREGORY TUTHILL
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
CMA CGM (Americas) LLC

MICHAEL J. WHITE
Head of Global Trade Digitization
A.P. Moller - Maersk

9:05 to 9:35 AM

Logistics Perspective

WILLIAM F. ROONEY
Vice President Strategic Development
Kuehne & Nagel

9:35 to 10:15 AM

"The Sky is NOT the Limit!"

GRIFF LYNCH
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority

10:15 to 11:15 AM

Featured Speaker: COMMANDER MARK KELLY
American astronaut, retired United States Navy Captain, #1 New York Times best-selling author

11:15 to 11:30 AM

Q & A with COMMANDER MARK KELLY

11:30 AM to Noon

Autographs/Photos/Book Signing with COMMANDER MARK KELLY

12:30 PM

Golf (Shotgun Start) - SEASIDE COURSE

1:00 to 5:00 PM

Networking Breakout Meetings and Tennis (Optional)
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 (GFTC) sessions and events are for registered attendees and spouse/guests (21 and older) only. Delegate Badges must be worn at all times. Times are subject to change.