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3-Day Agenda

Maritime Mixer

Wednesday, May 9th

Maritime Mixer

Location: Spirit of Norfolk (directions)
333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Boarding at: Otter Berth at Town Point Park, Norfolk
Time: Boarding 4:30 PM, Cruise 5:30–6:30 PM, Disembark 7:15 PM
Description: A celebration of our industry, our port, and good old-fashioned camaraderie! Admission includes 2 Drink Tickets and Heavy Hors d ’Oeuvres.
Hosted By:
Propellerclub Virginia Maritime Association

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Early Bird Tickets: $50 (before April 30) | Regular Rate: $60
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International Trade Symposium

Thursday, May 10th

VMA Symposium

Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel (directions)
235 E. Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Theme: "Trends and Disruptors in Global Logistics"
Description: The East Coast’s premier conference addressing the topics most affecting port operations and cargo logistics. The Symposium is hosted by The Virginia Maritime Association and American Shipper.

7:00 AM Symposium Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening & Welcoming Remarks
8:10 AM Keynote Introduction
8:15 AM Opening Keynote: “E-Commerce & Logistics Disruptors”
8:45 AM Panel 1: “Securing Reliability in your Trucking Services”
10:00 AM Networking Coffee Break
10:30 AM Panel 2: “Demurrage, Detention & Delays; Seeking Solutions”
12:00 PM "Luncheon Keynote: Having Data Isn’t Enough: How The Port of Virginia Acts On Data to Drive Growth, Service, & Efficiency"
1:30 PM Panel 3: “Trends in Exporting”

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Annual Maritime Banquet

Thursday, May 10th


Annual Maritime Banquet

Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott Ballroom (directions)
333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Time: Reception begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner Program Begins at 7:00 PM
Description: You are invited to attend the 98th Annual Maritime Banquet, which draws in over 900 industry professionals and maritime community members, for networking, fine dining, awards, and words from a keynote speaker (to be announced soon). The banquet has a history of selling out, so reserve your seats and/or tables soon!
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Annual Maritime Golf Outing

Friday, May 11th


Annual Maritime Golf Outing at the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course

Location: Bay Creek Resort & Club
1 Marina Village Circle, Cape Charles, VA 23310
Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration, 9:15 Shotgun Start
Description: Enjoy a day golfing Bay Creek's 2 Signature® Golf Courses, the Arnold Palmer and the Jack Nicklaus.

“I don’t know if you could pick a better spot, better terrain, for a golf course than this. It’s remarkable to be out here… I could play this golf course every day and love it…it’s just perfect.” –Arnold Palmer

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