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 8:15 AM

GEORGIA PORTS OUTLOOK

GRIFF LYNCH
Executive Director
Georgia Ports Authority

8:15 to 9:00 AM

CONTAINER CARRIER PERSPECTIVE

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
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc.

9:00 to 9:25 AM

BLOCKCHAINS

PETER TIRSCHWELL
Senior Director for Editorial Content
IHS Maritime & Trade

9:25 to 10:10 AM

AUTO INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE 

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.

10:10 to 10:35 AM

 

 

TARIFFS

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

10:35 to 11:15 AM

GUEST SPEAKER:
VERNICE "FLYGIRL" ARMOUR

America's First African American Female Combat Pilot

11:15 to 11:30 AM

Q & A 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.