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CONFERENCE DAY ONE: Monday 23rd January 2006

7:00 AM TO 9:30 AM

Breakfast will be served at The Sea Island Beach Club

8:30 AM TO NOON Conference & Special Activities Registration – Cloister Pavilion Foyer
8:30 AM TO 9:00 AM

Opening of the 39th Annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Moderator Peter Tirschwell, Vice President & Editorial Director of Commonwealth Business Media's Magazine Division
  • GFTC Chairman U.S. Senator Mack Mattingly
  • GPA Executive Director Doug J. Marchand
9:00 AM TO 9:30 AM Keynote Speaker - "Capacity and Service Challenges for North American Transportation."
Ted Prince, Senior President, Optimization Alternatives, Ltd.
9:30 AM TO 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

General Sessions

Breakout Session "A" – "Getting the Full Container Perspective... Challenges, Changes, and Options"
Peter Tirschwell,
Frank Baragona, President, CMA-CGM (America) Inc.
Tommy Stramer, President, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, Ltd. U.S.
Keith Both, Manager/Marine Operations, China Shipping Holding Co., Ltd. (North America)

Breakout Session "B" – "Getting the Full RoRo Perspective... Challenges, Changes, and Options"
William H. Kerrigan,
Moderator, Director KGI, LLC.
Barry L. Long, Manager, Vehicle Logistics, Porsche Cars of North America, Inc.
Denny Carpenter, Vehicle Logistics Manager, Ford Motor Company
Bob Barnard, Department Manager, National Imports & Domestic Logistics Mercedes-Benz

Prize Drawings (Must Be Present To Win)

11:15 AM TO 11:45 AM Pre-luncheon Reception at the Gazebo Commons
11:15 AM Golfers depart for Sea Island's Plantation and Retreat Courses.
Directions may be obtained at the registration desk. You must furnish your own transportation.
12:15 PM Shotgun Start Golf – Plantation and Retreat Courses
Boxed lunches will be served
11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM Lunch for Non-Golfers at The Beach Club
2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM St. Simons Island Historical Tour or Other Social Activity
6:30 PM TO 7:30 PM Reception – Gazebo and Gazebo Commons
7:30 PM TO 10:00 PM Dinner & Entertainment at The Cloister Pavilion
10:00 PM Until Music & Cash Bar at the Beach Club Ocean Room