Tuesday, February 4, 2020
|6:30 to 9:00 a.m.||NETWORKING BREAKFAST
|7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.||GFTC REGISTRATION + DELEGATE ASSISTANCE
|8:00 to 8:05 a.m.||DAY TWO BUSINESS SESSIONS
Master of Ceremony, Cliff Pyron, Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority
|8:05 to 8:45 a.m.||HOW HAVE THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PANAMA CANAL PREPARED CARRIERS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND?
|8:45 to 9:25 a.m.||“NAVIGATING 2020’S AUTO IMPORT/EXPORT CHALLENGES.”
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 a.m.||“WHY AM I SO BULLISH WHEN EVERYONE IS SO BEARISH?”
Walter Kemmsies – Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
|9:55 to 10:35 a.m.||”THE AGE OF RESINS. WHAT NOW?”
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 a.m.||“FIELD OF DREAMS”
|11:15 to 11:30 a.m.||“COMMENTS FROM THE ILA”
Willie Seymore, Vice President, ILA Gulf & SE Atlantic District
|11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.||ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: “ROOM TO GROW? ANALYZING THE INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET.”
Chris Tomasulo, Managing director, Industrial Services Group
Darin Buelow, Principal | Finance & Enterprise Performance / Real Estate & Location Strategy, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Bert Brantley, Chief Operating Officer, Georgia Department of Economic Development
|11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.||Networking Luncheon
|12:30 to 5:00 p.m.||Networking Breakout Meetings
|6:30 to 7:30 p.m.||EVENING RECEPTION
|7:30 to 9:00 p.m.||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.