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: TBA

Presentation of the Colors:
Brunswick High School NJROTC Color Guard

National Anthem: TBA

8:00 to 8:25 AM

UPDATES FROM THE STATE OF GEORGIA

JAMES L. ALLGOOD, JR.
Chairman, Georgia Ports Authority Board
2019 GFTC General Chairman

TBA
State of Georgia Official

8:25 to 8:45 am

WASHINGTON DC PERSPECTIVE

SENATOR DAVID PURDUE (Invited)
United States Senator - R-GA

8:45 to 9:25 AM

INDUSTRY LABOR/MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION

PETER TIRSCHWELL
Senior Director for Editorial Content
IHS Maritime & Trade

DAVID ADAM
Chairman/CEO
United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

ALAN ROBB
President
I.L.A. South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District

9:25 to 10:05 AM

AUTO INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE 

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

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

OEM/TBA

OEM/TBA

10:05 to 10:30 AM

 

 

GEORGIA PORTS OUTLOOK

GRIFF LYNCH
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority

10:30 to 11:15 AM

Featured Speaker: TBA

11:15 to 11:30 AM

Q & A with Featured Speaker

11:30 AM to Noon

Autographs/Photos/Book Signing with Featured Speaker

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

LUNCH FOR NON-GOLFERS 

12:30 PM

Golf (Shotgun Start) - SEASIDE COURSE

1:15 to 2:00 PM

 

 

Post Session Discussion 

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

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