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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
8:45 am Official Welcome and Opening Remarks (East Hall)
9:00 am

2014 – 2015 Outlook for the Air Cargo and Sea Cargo Industries in the Americas (East Hall)

Topic:
The panelists will present their views of current trends in trade, the supply chain and transportation, as well as their visions, strategies and forecasts for the growth of the air cargo and sea cargo industries in the Western Hemisphere for the next two years. This is urgent information you need to know as you formulate your business strategy and position your company for success. Coming from highly respected industry leaders, the members of the panel will provide their unique perspectives on urgent topics such as:

  • Will the next two years be profitable for the growth of cargo?
  • Traditional air shippers are shifting more of their shipments to ocean—a continuing reality?
  • Freight rate volatility—will there be stabilization?
  • Will trade with Latin America continue strong growth or face challenges over the next few years? Rough seas and headwinds or smoother sailing for the near future?

Moderator:

  • Richard Roffman, Publisher, LatinTradeReport.com, Founding Publisher, Latin Trade, Latin CEO and South Florida CEO Magazines; Co-host, nationally syndicated radio talk show "Made in America."

Speakers:

10:30 am Coffee & Refreshments (East Hall) Accenture
11:00 am

Update on Airports, Seaports and the Panama Canal Improvements and Expansion Projects: Impact on the Flow and Growth of Trade in the Americas (East Hall)

Topic
: The panelists will present their views on how improvements and expansion projects will benefit and stimulate the flow and growth of trade with the Americas. They will discuss the following issues:

  • Anticipated impact of the expansion of the Panama Canal on the flow of trade;
  • Benefits that the current improvement projects will bring to the flow and growth of trade;
  • The Americas trade with East Asia will undergo a shift from Pacific Ports to Atlantic Ports; and
  • The necessity of other canal projects in Central America.

Moderator:

  • Eric Andrews, President, Mission Cargo Management and Program Chairman, Air Cargo and SeaCargo Americas Congress

Speakers:

  • Enrique Carvajales, Commercial Vice President, Port of Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Luis Eleta, Strategic Planning Manager, Tocumen Intl. Airport, Panama
  • Chris Mangos, Director - Marketing Division, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
  • Eric Olafson, Manager of Intergovernmental Affairs and Cargo Development Department, PortMiami
  • Caio Cavalcanti Ramos, Vice President, Suape Port & Industrial Complex, Brazil
12 Noon Exhibition Hall Opens (West Hall)
12:30

Luncheon (International Ballroom/Hotel)

Topic: "International Trade: Impact on Cargo Growth and Port Development "

The FMC's proposed changes to ocean transportation intermediary (OTI) regulations will improve regulatory effectiveness, improve transparency, streamline processes, and reduce regulatory burdens. Its continued partnership with CBP to ensure security at the nation's ports and enhancing efficiency in the trades through the use of asset sharing authority will also be discussed. To obtain the support of communities for cargo growth and port development, modernization of ports will be discussed to handle the increasing flow of cargo efficiently. The FMC will continue to support the international ocean transportation industry to become more sustainable and reduce the environmental impact on surrounding port areas.

Speaker:

4:00 pm Townhall Meeting: (East Hall)
“What’s Next in Cargo Security?”

The panel will address the latest regulations, potential problems and security challenges shippers, logistics companies and the international transportation industry are confronting, as well as what regulations they anticipate might be in the making. There will be a discussion of case studies in "real time" mode providing actual concerns and solutions to this most important topic.

Topics to be covered in this panel discussion include:

  • What are the latest regulations that will greatly affect shipments? Looking out for the next two years—what new regulations are being discussed…and which ones will become law? What's the best way to stay current on regulations affecting your industry?
  • As technology improves what are potential threats to cargo security? What can companies do to protect the integrity of shipments and minimize losses? What is the latest in technology for the industry? What programs or hardware is recommended for shippers and carriers?
  • How can compliance be a major cost overrun for your shipment? What can a shipper do to mitigate any compliance issues? Current? Future?
  • Criminal activity is getting smarter. How can the carriers and shippers work to battle: theft, fraud, embezzlement and lost cargo? Who's out there to protect the industry? How do you recognize the "bad guy"?
  • "Real time" case studies from the experts.

Moderator:

  • Richard Roffman, Publisher, LatinTradeReport.com, Founding Publisher, Latin Trade, Latin CEO and South Florida CEO Magazines; Co-host, nationally syndicated radio talk show "Made in America."

Speakers:

  • Douglas Brittin, Secretary General of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Former Division Director, Air Cargo, TSA
  • Mark Hatfield, Federal Security Director, Department of Homeland Security
  • Ed Petow, Law Enforcement Liaison, FreightWatch International USA
  • Mark A. Tierney, Vice President, Corporate Security, Maersk Line
5:30 -
7:00 pm
Reception (West Hall)
7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes (West Hall)
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013
9:00 am  Logistics Challenges 2014 – 2015(East Hall)

Topic: The panel of leading supply chain executives and logistics experts will present their views regardingthe following topics:

  • Compliance with local and international governmental regulations;
  • Seamless cold chain service for perishables;
  • Best practices for shippers in Latin America; and
  • Efficiencies and cost concerns in the logistics chain.

 Moderator:

Speakers:

10:30 am Coffee & Refreshments (East Hall) Accenture
10:30 am Exhibit Hall Opens (West Hall)
11:00 am  Update on Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC)-- Air and Sea Cargo Progress (East Hall)

Topic: The BRICS are distinguished by their large, fast growing economies and significant influence on regional and global affairs. All 5 are G-20 members. As of 2013, the BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people with a combined nominal GDP of US $14.8 trillion and an estimated US $4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. In March, during the 5th BRICS summit held in South Africa, the members agreed to create a global financial institution to rival IMF by 2014. However, as members of developing or newly industrialized countries, the BRICS still have to deal with several issues in their infrastructure and logistics areas in order to be truly competitive. In this panel, logistics executives of the BRIC nations will provide their perspectives on the progress on improvements of infrastructures and regulatory processes and the growth of air and sea cargo in their respective nations.

The panelists will discuss the following issues:

  • New trade opportunities with the Americas;
  • Effectively addressing regulatory barriers;
  • Airport, seaport, highway and rail infrastructures;
  • Balancing the impact of trade growth on the environment; and
  • Availability of qualified workforce.

Moderator:

  • Lenny Feldman, Lenny Feldman, Managing Partner, Miami Office, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg PA

Speakers:

  • Brazil: Antonio Miguel Marques, President, Concessionary of GRU Airport
  • Russia: Tatyana Arslanova, Vice President, Strategic Management and Marketing, Volga Dnepr Group and Senior Vice President, AirBridgeCargo Airlines
  • India: Lisa Victoria Waller, Director, BDG International (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • China: Rainy Zhao, Chairwoman, Xiamen Uni Logistics
12:30 p.m.

Luncheon (International Ballroom/Hotel)

Topic: "Big Picture Thinking on the Future of the Brokers & Forwarders from 30,000 Feet"

Regulatory processes, legislative initiatives, technological innovation, educational programs, security demands, port developments, insurance requirements and environmental concerns, are but a few of the influences affecting the business plans and service delivery strategies of today's customs brokers and freight forwarders on both a local and national level. With nearly 30 years of experience, Geoff Powell is eminently qualified to explain how the customs brokers and freight forwarders transportation logistics world operates today and how it may operate tomorrow, as a vital link throughout the international trade arena.

Speaker:

  • Geoffrey Powell, Vice President, National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America and President, C. H. Powell
5:30 pm Exhibit Hall Closes (West Hall)
 
Friday, November 8, 2013
10:00 am Exhibit Hall Opens (West Hall)
1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Closes (West Hall)
   
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