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Brian C. Abbott
Brian C. Abbott
Founder, World AVSEC
Brian C. Abbott
Founder, World AVSEC

Brian C.

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Dina M. Amato
Dina M. Amato
Center Director, Miami Field Office U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Dina M. Amato
Center Director, Miami Field Office U.S. Customs & Border Protection

As the Center Director (CD), Dina Amato is responsible for all aspects of Center management including ensuring that the Center develops and maintains its industry expertise and provides assistance related to financial matters, commodity issues, industry analysis, industry accoun

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Eric Andrews
Eric Andrews
President, EMO 24 LLC & Program Chair, Air Cargo Intl. Congress
Eric Andrews
President, EMO 24 LLC & Program Chair, Air Cargo Intl. Congress

Eric Andrews is President of EMO 24 LLC a trade and logistics consultancy firm.  He began his commercial aviation career with Pan American World Airways in 1969.

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Olivier Bijaoui
President and Owner, OB Invest
Olivier Bijaoui
President and Owner, OB Invest

Prior to becoming President of OB Invest, Bijaoui was Executive Chairman, President and CEO of WFS and Vice President for VINCI Airports.

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Solomon Cai Chenyu
Chairman, Globelink China Investment Limited
Solomon Cai Chenyu
Chairman, Globelink China Investment Limited

Globelink China Investment Limited is dedicated to globalizing Chinese businesses by providing supply chain and financial services.

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Edward De Reyes
Edward De Reyes
CEO, Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc.
Edward De Reyes
CEO, Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc.

Ed de Reyes founded Sabrewing Aircraft Company in 2016 with Oliver Garrow - the designer of Sabrewing’s aircraft. Sabrewing was founded to design the world’s first electric VTOL heavy-lift cargo aircraft. De Reyes’ experience in aircraft design, test and certification goes back 42 years.

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Michael Eichenberg
Michael Eichenberg
CEO/Founder, FreightSnap
Michael Eichenberg
CEO/Founder, FreightSnap

Michael Eichenberg is the CEO / Founder of FreightSnap LLC, a Kansas City based company that supplies freight dimensioning solutions to the logistics industry.

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Eric Hare
Eric Hare
President & CEO Global K9 Protection Group
Eric Hare
President & CEO Global K9 Protection Group

As president and CEO of Global K9 Protection Group, Eric Hare provides reliable and sustainable solutions driven by K9 Analytics.

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Mark Erickson
Mark Erickson
Senior Business Development Director, Reverse Logistics Association
Mark Erickson
Senior Business Development Director, Reverse Logistics Association

Mark Erickson had a 35+ year career selling consumer electronic products where he specialized in both brick & mortar and eCommerce national account retailers.

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Adalberto Febeliano
Adalberto Febeliano
Vice-President of Air Operations, MODERN Logistics
Adalberto Febeliano
Vice-President of Air Operations, MODERN Logistics

Adalberto Febeliano is Vice-President of Air Operations at MODERN Logistics, where he is responsible for flight safety, flight operations, aircraft maintenance and operations security.

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Gustavo Figueiredo
Gustavo Figueiredo
CEO, GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport
Gustavo Figueiredo
CEO, GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport

Gustavo Figueiredo, CEO of GRU Airport – São Paulo International Airport,  is also an executive of the Invepar Group since 2011, where he was Executive of Business Development and Director of Implementation on GRU Airport.  He has been CEO since 2016.

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Brandon Fried
Brandon Fried
Executive Director, Airforwarders Association
Brandon Fried
Executive Director, Airforwarders Association

In November 2005 Brandon Fried was appointed to serve as the new executive director of the Airforwarders Association.

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Charlotte Gallogly
Charlotte Gallogly
President, World Trade Center Miami, Inc.
Charlotte Gallogly
President, World Trade Center Miami, Inc.

Ms. Gallogly serves as President of the World Trade Center Miami, Inc. (WTCM), which is Miami’s oldest global trade organization and a recipient of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s “E” Award for excellence in the delivery of export services.

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Brian Glick
Brian Glick
Founder & CEO Chain.io
Brian Glick
Founder & CEO Chain.io

Brian Glick has made a career of simplifying complex supply chain and trade compliance IT challenges.

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Daniel Grimes
Daniel Grimes
COO, iTN Worldwide
Daniel Grimes
COO, iTN Worldwide

Daniel Grimes has lived and worked in Latin America for 25 years, having held various senior executive roles in the Global Logistics industry. Currently he is COO of iTN Worldwide (an Amerijet Holdings company) and was previously Vice President Americas & the Caribbean for UTi Worldwide.

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Vicken L. Karjian
Vicken L. Karjian
President & CEO, Amerijet International Airlines
Vicken L. Karjian
President & CEO, Amerijet International Airlines

Vicken L. Karjian is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Amerijet International Airlines, a leading cargo airline serving the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

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David Loeser
David Loeser
Senior Director of Product Strategy, Accuity
David Loeser
Senior Director of Product Strategy, Accuity

Dave Loeser is Senior Director of Product Strategy for Accuity. In this capacity, his responsibilities range from designing sprint-level user stories to managing product teams focused on multi-year strategic initiatives.

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Gary E. Lupinacci
Gary E. Lupinacci
VP Security & Gov. Compliance, Worldwide Flight Services
Gary E. Lupinacci
VP Security & Gov. Compliance, Worldwide Flight Services

Gary Lupinacci joined WFS in April 2014 after a long career in both the private and the public sector with TSA.  His current responsibilities at WFS are oversight of security, government relations for the cargo, passenger, ramp & mail operations.

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Matthieu Merchadou
Matthieu Merchadou
Executive Director, Florida Blockchain Foundation
Matthieu Merchadou
Executive Director, Florida Blockchain Foundation

Matthieu Merchadou currently holds the position of executive director of the Florida Blockchain Foundation an organization promoting blockchain as an infrastructure layer for companies in Florida.

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Roberto Munoz
Roberto Munoz
Miami Market President and Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Executive, Capital Bank
Roberto Munoz
Miami Market President and Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Executive, Capital Bank

Roberto R. Muñoz brings more than 35 years of financial experience to his leadership role as Miami Market President and Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Executive at Capital Bank, a $40 billion division of Memphis-based First Horizon National Corporation.

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Dimitrios “Jimmy” Nares
Dimitrios “Jimmy” Nares
Section Chief of Aviation Marketing, Miami Dade Aviation
Dimitrios “Jimmy” Nares
Section Chief of Aviation Marketing, Miami Dade Aviation

Dimitrios “Jimmy” Nares is the Section Chief of Aviation Marketing for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD), which operates Miami International Airport (MIA).

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Mirja Nissen
Mirja Nissen
Managing Director eCommerce, WCA
Mirja Nissen
Managing Director eCommerce, WCA

Mirja Nissen has been working in the transport and logistics industry for over 20 years. She started her career at Lufthansa German Airlines, holding different management positions within their Cargo division in Chicago, IL.

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Ivan Pereira
Ivan Pereira
Network Planning, Product & Revenue Manager, Modern Logistics
Ivan Pereira
Network Planning, Product & Revenue Manager, Modern Logistics

Ivan Pereira joined Modern in 2015 and his duties include revenue management, market intelligence and network planning. Pereira has been working in the Brazilian aviation market for the last ten years. Prior to Modern, he worked at Azul Linhas Aéreas business development and IT departments.

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Emir Pineda
Emir Pineda
Mgr. Aviation Trade & Logistics, Mktg. Div. Miami-Dade Aviation
Emir Pineda
Mgr. Aviation Trade & Logistics, Mktg. Div. Miami-Dade Aviation

Emir Pineda is the Manager Aviation Trade & Logistics for the Marketing Division of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, which operates Miami International Airport (MIA). His duties include marketing, trade analysis, logistics and facilities expansion and air service/route development.

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Ted Poplawski
Ted Poplawski
Division of Import Operations Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, US Food & Drug Administration
Ted Poplawski
Division of Import Operations Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, US Food & Drug Administration

Ted Poplawski is the Special Assistant to the Director in the Division of Import Operations at FDA, which provides support for all aspects of FDA’s import operations, including investigation and enforcement activities, interagency collaboration, IT systems development, and

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Filipe Pereira dos Reis
Filipe Pereira dos Reis
Regional Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The Americas, IATA
Filipe Pereira dos Reis
Regional Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The Americas, IATA

With more than 25 years’ experience in the civil aviation sector, dos Reis started his career as a trainee at Lufthansa German Airlines.

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Jesus David Rodriguez
Jesus David Rodriguez
Co-CEO, Magaya
Jesus David Rodriguez
Co-CEO, Magaya

As is the case with many entrepreneurs Rodriguez has played several roles in his work at Magaya. He started with the development of the first releases of the software and their implementation then moved to scaling the business to deliver a high-quality software service to more customers.

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Richard Roffman
Richard Roffman
Publisher Coral Gables Magazine & Radio Co-Host, “Made in America.”
Richard Roffman
Publisher Coral Gables Magazine & Radio Co-Host, “Made in America.”

Richard Roffman is a 30-year veteran publisher with extensive national and international experience. He is the founding publisher of CubaTradeReport.com and LatinTradeReport.com and Coral Gables Magazine.

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Albert Saphir
Albert Saphir
Principal, ABS Consulting
Albert Saphir
Principal, ABS Consulting

Albert Saphir is a senior trade compliance and international logistics supply chain consultant with over 30 years of management experience in international and domestic logistics, transportation management, supply chain security and import-export operations and compliance.  He has worked for mult

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Kurt Schosinsky
Kurt Schosinsky
Managing Director, Avianca Cargo
Kurt Schosinsky
Managing Director, Avianca Cargo

Avianca Cargo is the brand that represents the cargo transportation business aboard aircraft of the integrated passenger air carriers comprising Avianca Holdings, as well as on cargo aircraft.

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Kemisha D. Sherrell
Kemisha D. Sherrell
Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations, Miami International Airport
Kemisha D. Sherrell
Assistant Port Director, Trade Operations, Miami International Airport

As Assistant Port Director for Trade Operations at the Miami International Airport (MIA) since 2017, Kemisha D.

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Jaime Silva
Jaime Silva
VP Business Development, International Bonded Courier
Jaime Silva
VP Business Development, International Bonded Courier

Jaime Silva is the Vice President of Business Development for International Bonded Courier (IBC), a 40 years global company leader on international courier and small package delivery.

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Lester Sola
Lester Sola
Director and CEO, Miami Dade Aviation Department
Lester Sola
Director and CEO, Miami Dade Aviation Department

Lester Sola is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

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Jessica Tyler
Jessica Tyler
Vice President, Strategy and Development Cargo Division, American Airlines
Jessica Tyler
Vice President, Strategy and Development Cargo Division, American Airlines

As VP for Strategy and Development, Jessica Tyler supports teams that are focused on the future; specifically how we plan and invest in the right technology, processes and partnerships to best serve our customers.

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Lionel van der Walt
Lionel van der Walt
President & CEO The Americas, PayCargo LLC
Lionel van der Walt
President & CEO The Americas, PayCargo LLC

Lionel van der Walt, a veteran of the air cargo Industry with more than 20 years of international executive leadership experience, was recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) The Americas at PayCargo LLC.

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