*The following is a current draft agenda and is subject to change. Please continue to check back for updates!


    April 29, 2019

    1:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Conference Registration Open
    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Optional Port Tour – Registration required
    6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Opening Conference Reception

    April 30, 2019

    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    General Session
    Call to Order - JAXPORT Welcome and Port Update
    8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Panel: The Political Landscape and its Impact on International Trade

    Panelists will discuss U.S. policy on key issues affecting the transportation and logistics industries, ranging from infrastructure spending to trade reform, and potential impacts on international trade.

    Ari Ashe, Journal of Commerce (Moderator)
    Virginia Thompson, Integration Point, now part of Thomson Reuters
    Jason Nichols, Tapestry
    Derek McKenny, Kuehne + Nagel
    Javier Munoz, PriceSmart

    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Panel: Where is Finished Vehicle Logistics Headed?

    Industry experts will look at how and where global auto production has shifted, and will explore changes to global demand for consumer passenger use and the cumulative impact on ocean carriers, inland transportation providers and ports.

    Dennis Manns, Nationwide Auto Services (Moderator)
    Bobby Hara, Nissan North America, Inc.
    Charles Franklin, American Honda Motor Co, Inc.
    Mark Boucher, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
    Maryclare Kenney, CSX Corp.
    David Williams, Höegh Autoliners

    11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Panel: After the Storm: Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico and the Path to Recovery

    Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017, and the island is still recovering. Panelists will provide an update on the island’s infrastructure and business recovery as well as challenges impacting trade with the U.S. mainland.


    Paul Robbins, Caribbean Shipping Co. (Moderator)
    Jose Ayala, Crowley Maritime Corp.
    Eduardo Pagan, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico
    Jacob Wegrzyn, Trailer Bridge
    Frederick Stromeyer, Bacardi


    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch and Networking
    1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Charles (Chuck) Ferry; Decorated U.S. Military Combat Veteran and President, APR Energy
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Panel: Business Disruptors and Global Innovation Trends

    Companies must anticipate and prepare for change associated with emerging technologies that are rapidly becoming part of an increasingly complex supply chain. Panelists will discuss the emergence of innovative disruptors such as artificial intelligence, cognitive analytics and blockchain technology, and their effect on consumer expectations, business models and logistics.

    David Casey, GE Transportation, a Webtec company (Moderator)
    Bill Oliver, GP Cellulose
    Brian Cristol, Turvo
    Art Singarajah, Regional Business Leader, Twill Americas
    Tommy Barnes, project44

    3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Panel: Update on Ocean Carrier Alliances

    Major ocean carrier realignments have settled, at least for now. Panelists will reflect on the recent realignments and how they are impacting shippers, ports and transportation providers – and will discuss potential changes to come.

    Dave Arsenault, Direct Chassis Link (Moderator)
    Stuart Sandlin, Hapag-Lloyd
    Maria Bodnar, Ocean Network Express
    John Janson, SANMAR
    Jeroen Brenters, ZIM USA

    4:45 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Closing Remarks and Adjourn
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Cocktail Reception
    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Conference Dinner - Casino Night & ‘70s Bash!

    May 1, 2019

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Golf tournament at Dye’s Valley Course – Check In and Breakfast
    TPC Clubhouse (110 Championship Way)
    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Golf tournament – Shotgun Start
    Sponsored by Marine Repair Services Container Maintenance Corporation
    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Optional Port Tour – Registration required
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Golf tournament – Players’ Lunch and Awards