Monday, February 6, 2017

 

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 49th Annual GFTC
Dress is business casual

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

Invocation: REV. AL CRUMPTON
Chaplain, International Seafarers' Center

Presentation of the Colors
BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL NJROCT COLOR GUARD

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

JAMES L. ALLGOOD, JR.
Chairman, Georgia Ports Authority Board
2017 GFTC General Chairman

8:00 to 8:45 AM

Keynote Address: Economic Outlook

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

8:45 to 9:15 AM

GPA Update: GRIFF LYNCH
Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

9:15 to 10:15 AM

Round Table: Challenges facing Carriers and BCOs today.

DAVID J. ARSENAULT 
President, Logistics Transformation Solutions, LLC

PHILIP DAMAS 
Director, Supply Chain Advisors, Drewry

TAN HUA JOO 
Executive Consultant, Alphaliner

PETER M. TIRSCHWELL
Senior Director, Editorial Content IHS Markit, Maritime & Trade

10:15 to 11:15 AM

Featured Speaker: MIKE ABRASHOFF
Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It’s Your Ship

11:30 to 12:15 AM

Post-Session Discussion

Participants:

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

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Lunch in various locations

12:15 PM

Golf (Shotgun Start)

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.