Georgia Foreign Trade Conference



Tuesday, November 5

Noon to 7:00 PM Conference and Special Activities Registration.
  Present your golf teams at the registration desk upon your arrival.

Conference activities will be held at The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort unless otherwise indicated. Business Sessions will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in the Oglethorpe Auditorium. 

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

International Night Reception & Entertainment by ""Buckey and Barry"

The event is scheduled in the Grand Ballroom.

An abundance of international gourmet delights awaits you! Sample each at your leisure and feast on your favorites!

Food Stations sponsored by: Container Maintenance Corporation, Georgia Ports Authority, Stevens Shipping & Terminal Co.

Cocktail Stations sponsored by: Container Maintenance Corporation, I.L.A. Local 1414, Moran Towing of Savannah, Star Shipping, Inc.

Desert Table sponsored by: American Port Services

Entertainment sponsored by: Zim-American Israeli Shipping Co., Inc.

Admittance to conference functions, with the exception of business sessions, will be granted only to those individuals wearing GFTC badges. We are sorry but there are no exceptions.

Wednesday, November 6

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Breakfast will be served at the Grand Ballroom (D, E & F) 

Sponsored by Southern LNG, Inc 

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Opening of 36th Annual Georgia Foreign Trade Conference. (Savannah International Trade and Convention Center) H. Dudley New, Chairman 2002 GFTC. Lanport, Incorporated.

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Doug J. Marchand, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority.

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Conference and Special Activities Registration

Wednesday's Business Session Door Prizes 

Sponsored by The Hipage Co., Inc. 

9:00 AM Exhibits Open
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM Business Session I: Port Security Initiatives 
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM Business Session II: China - Opportunity versus Challenge
11:15 AM to 11:45 AM Pre-Luncheon Reception
11:15 AM Golf
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch for Non-Golfers
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Reception & 2002 GFTC Golf Tournament Pairings 
8:00 PM until Dinner & Entertainment

 Thursday, November 7

7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Breakfast
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM Business Session III: Value Added Service?
9:15 AM to 9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM Business Session IV: Distribution/Logistics Concepts
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM Pre-Luncheon Reception
11:15 AM Golf
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch for Non-Golfers 
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Oyster Roast & Cocktail Reception
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM until Entertainment


Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

Casual business attire for all conference events.


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