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 8:30 AM

THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT!

GRIFF LYNCH
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority

8:30 TO 8:55 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

8:55 to 9:35 AM

NAVIGATING THE MIDCYCLE

DR. WALTER KEMMSIES
Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure
Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

9:35 to 10:15 AM

LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE: WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE 

WILLIAM F. ROONEY
Vice President Strategic Development
Kuehne + Nagel, LLC

10:15 to 11:15 AM

Featured Speaker: CAPTAIN 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 CAPTAIN MARK KELLY

11:30 AM to Noon

Autographs/Photos/Book Signing with CAPTAIN MARK KELLY

11:30 AM to Noon

Post Session Discussion 

Dr. Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

Griff Lynch, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

James Allgood, Jr., Chairman, Georgia Ports Authority, 2018 GFTC General Chairman

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.