Tuesday, February 4, 2020

 

6:30 to 9:00 am NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

7:30 am  to 2:00 pm GFTC REGISTRATION + DELEGATE ASSISTANCE

 

8:00 to 8:05 am DAY TWO BUSINESS SESSIONS

Master of Ceremony, Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority

8:05 to 8:45 am HOW HAVE THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PANAMA CANAL PREPARED CARRIERS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND?


Dr. Ricaurte Vasquez Morales, Administrator, Panama Canal

8:45 to 9:25 am “NAVIGATING 2020’S AUTO IMPORT/EXPORT CHALLENGES.


 Moderator, Dennis Manns, Senior Automotive Adviser, InStarAGF

Irene Bloomfield, Vehicle Distribution Business and Transportation Manager, BMW of North America LLC

Stuart Countess, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

Scott Cornell, Chief Operating Officer, Glovis America Inc.

 

9:25 to 9:55 am “IS THE US ECONOMY HEADED FOR A DEEP RECESSION?”


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

 

9:55 to 10:35 am ”THE AGE OF RESINS. WHAT NOW?”


 Moderator, Peter Tirschwell, Vice President Maritime and Trade, IHS Markit

Bob Rhoades, General Manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company’s Global Supply Chain Organization

Brandan Huff, Director of Transportation and Logistics, Westlake Chemicals

Ritesh Kothari, Director of Global Operations, Tricon Energy

 

10:35 to 11:15 am “FIELD OF DREAMS”


Griff Lynch, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

11:15 to 11:30 am “COMMENTS FROM THE ILA”

Willie Seymore, Vice President, ILA Gulf & SE Atlantic District

11:30 am to Noon ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: “ROOM TO GROW? ANALYZING THE INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET.”


Moderator, Pedro Cherry, Executive Vice President, Customer Service and Operations |Georgia Power

Chris Tomasulo, Managing director, Industrial Services Group

Pat Wilson, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development

Darin Buelow, Principal | Finance & Enterprise Performance / Real Estate & Location Strategy, Deloitte Consulting LLP

 

11:30 AM to 1:00 pm Networking Luncheon

 

12:30 to 5:00 pm Networking Breakout Meetings

 

6:30 to 7:30 pm EVENING RECEPTION

 

7:30 to 9:00 pm FUN DINNER PARTY
GUEST SPEAKER: FOOTBALL LEGEND LOU HOLTZ
Dress is business casual

The Georgia Foreign Trade Conference (GFTC) sessions and events are for registered attendees and guests, 21 and older. Delegate badges must be worn at all times. Times are subject to change.