Speaker / Advisor Details
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Peter M. Tirschwell

Peter M. Tirschwell

Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer : JOC Group Inc.

Peter Tirschwell is Executive Vice President and Chief Content officer for the JOC Group Inc., now part of the Maritime and Trade business of IHS Inc., the global market information and analytics company. JOC Group is publisher of JOC.com , The Journal of Commerce magazine, and PIERS maritime trade data. In his role Peter is responsible for all content appearing in JOC Group publications, websites, events and other products. Over the past year he led the transformation of JOC.com into a leading global news and information product focused on container shipping. A career transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast Bureau Chief, Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Journal of Commerce daily newspaper in his 20+ year career with the company beginning in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM conference in Long Beach, Calif., one of the world’s largest shipping events, and oversees other leading JOC events such as TPM Asia, Inland Distribution and the forthcoming JOC Europe event scheduled for Hamburg in September, 2015. He led the development of the JOC Port Productivity data, the first global database of port performance able to compare ports and terminals on an apples to apples basis, on the basis of berth productivity. He writes a regular column in the Journal of Commerce covering a range of international logistics topics, speaks regularly at industry events and has been quoted in mainstream business media including the BBC, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and New York Times. IHS closed on its acquisition of JOC Group on Dec. 10, 2014. Peter lives in Brooklyn with his family and is an avid sports fan, fly fisherman and sailor.

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