TPM 2012 Speaker Presentations


Monday March 5, 2012

Opening Keynote Speaker
Capt. Wei Jiafu, Chairman, Cosco Group. Presentation - Speech

Container market outlook for 2012: further into the abyss or an unexpected recovery?
Martin Dixon, Research Manager, Container Freight Rate Insight
Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement
Mario Moreno, Economist, The Journal of Commerce/PIERS
Janet Lewis, Head of Asia Shipping Research, Macquarie Capital Securities Ltd., Hong Kong

Mega ships and their growing global impact: an outlook and assessment
Otto Schacht, Global Head of Seafreight, Kuehne + Nagel
Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis
Timothy O'Connell, Senior Director, Trade and Marketing North America, Maersk Line

Luncheon with Address
The Honorable Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Export-1: The export Market: Growth and Logistics; Carrier service; Equipment availability; Transloading
Klaus Schnede , Manager, Marine-Air-Facilities Procurement, Eastman Chemical Company
Ed Zaninelli, Vice President Westbound Trans-Pacific Trade, OOCL (USA) Inc.
Daniel L Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, RF International & Ocean World Lines Inc.

Container holds and other import regulation: how to cope and how can the process be improved?
Brenda B. Smith, Executive Director, Trade Policy and Programs, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Domenic Veneziano, Director, Import Operations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Ted Sherman, Director, Global Trade Services, Target Corp.

Export -2: Regulatory constraints to exports and how to fix them
Michael Symonanis, Regional Head of Execution, North America, Louis Dreyfus Commodities
Joshua Bloomfield, Global Materials Manager, Caterpillar
Donna Lemm, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mallory Group

China: major economic, sourcing and logistics changes within the overwhelmingly dominant source of U.S. container goods
Moderator: Peter J. Levesque, Chief Commercial Officer, Modern Terminals Ltd.
Dr. Hu Jianhua, Managing Director, China Merchants Holdings
Charlie Wellins, Vice President, Supply Chain Solutions, Asia Pacific, CEVA Logistics



Tuesday March 6, 2012

Opening Address
Christopher Lee, Founder & Managing Partner, Highstar Capital

East Coast ports: the Race is on to be Panama Canal-ready. Which ports will be?
Rick Larrabee, Port Commerce Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Jerry Bridges, Executive Director, Port of Virginia
Curtis Foltz, Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority
James Newsome III, President and CEO, South Carolina Ports Authority

Chassis: Change is happening, but where are carriers and the industry headed?
Steve Rubin, Principal, Inter Pro Advisory LLC
Mike Wilson, Senior Vice President of North America, Hamburg Sud
Gene Seroka, President-Americas APL Ltd.
Ken Kellaway, Executive Vice President, RoadLink
Terry Bunch, Director of Logistics and Customer Service at Rayonier Corp.

Using freight rate indices in service contracts- a way to finally manage price volatility?
Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement
Jean Philippe Thenoz, Senior Vice President, North America Lines, CMA CGM
Bill Rooney, Vice President Trans-Pacific Sea Freight, Kuehne + Nagel
Bjorn Vang Jensen, Vice President of Global Logistics, Electrolux

India, Mexico and Vietnam: Logistics challenges at sourcing alternatives to China
Thiagarajan "TJ" Sridhar, President, Quantum Strategic Advisors, Inc.
Michael Them Rasmussen, General Director, Cai Mep International Terminal Co., Ltd.
Anne Landstrom, Principal Advisor, Commercial Group, Moffatt & Nichol

India, Mexico and Vietnam: Logistics challenges at sourcing alternatives to China
Dean Tracy, Director, Import Logistics, Lowes
Bruce Wargo, President, PierPass Inc.
John Kaiser, Vice President and General Manager-Intermodal Union Pacific Railroad


Cool Cargoes Track

The U.S. reefer market: an overview
Mario Moreno, Economist, The Journal of Commerce/PIERS

Slowing Service: Ultra-slow steaming hits perishable shippers
Howard Posner, General Manager, Seatrade USA
William C. Duggan, Vice President, Refrigerated Services, Maersk Line North America

Reefer equipment management: Reefer box shortage and chassis/gen-set rentals
Bill Aboudi, President AB Trucking

Food safety and best practices: Planning an FDA-proof international container cold chain
Moderator: Erika Tarr, Program Director, Specialty Crop Council
Benjamin England, President, FDAImports.com
Jim Percival, Vice President-Compliance, Damco USA Inc.
Tom Vogel, Director of Food Safety, American Council for Food Safety and Quality

Transport technology goes intermodal: Sustainability the new mantra for rail, truck, air carriers
Marc Lundberg, Vice President/General Manager Team and Refrigerated SBU, U.S. Xpress, Inc.
Patrick Boss, Director of Public Affairs, Cold Train - Rail Logistics
Chris Connell, President, Commodity Forwarders
Jeff Siewert, Vice President Operations, Interra International



Wednesday March 8, 2012

Enhancing Collaboration through Performance Measurements
Milan Vaclavik, Director of Product Management, Emerging Products, Inttra


How effective integrated electronic payment tools can improve your organization's efficiency.
George Reyes, PayCargo
Christopher Courts, PayCargo

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