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VMA Southern Chapter Forum on the International Supply Chain
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VMA Southern Chapter Forum on the International Supply Chain

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
11:30 AM Forum; 5:00 PM Reception
Where: Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
150 Slayton Ave
Danville, Virginia  25450
United States
Contact: Ashley McLeod
(757) 622-2639

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Forum On The International Supply Chain  & VMA2020 Reception  October 2, 2019  |  Danville, VA   $55 - Entire Day Tickets* Includes Luncheon, Forum, & Reception $25 - Reception Only Tickets *VMA Members save $10 on Entire Day Tickets

VMA's Southern Chapter invites you to attend the Forum on the International Supply Chain and explore the Piedmont region as an economic machine. Hear from experts discussing challenges, solutions, and incentives impacting the international supply chain.


Following the forum, the Virginia Maritime Association will be hosting a VMA2020 reception, honoring the approaching 100th anniversary of the organization.


October 2, 2019

Institute for Advanced Learning & Research
150 Slayton Ave
Danville, VA 25450


Panels & Speakers

11:30 AM

Registration & Networking

12:00 PM  

Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Todd Haymore
Managing Director of Hunton Andrews Kurth
Former Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

1:15 PM

"Water, Rail, & Air"

  • Port of Virginia - Russ Held, Vice President- Economic Development
  • FedEx - Jon Yost, Regional Sales Manager -  International
  • CV International - Bill Smith,Vice President, Business Development & Sales
  • Norfolk Southern - Jeff Cline, Industrial Development Manager
  • Virginia Maritime Association - David White, Executive Vice President, (Moderator)
2:35 PM

"Over the Road"

  • ARC Transit - Gary Winstead, CEO 
  • Lightning Transportation - Mike Rankin, President
  • Old Dominion Freight Lines - Steve Hartsell, Vice President of Field Sales
  • XPO Intermodal - Marguerite Frier, Vice President Northeast (Moderator)
3:50 PM

"Logistics & Its Stakeholders"

  • Home Meridian International - Davis Lee, Director of Logistics, 
  • JTI - Virginia Lawson, Export & Shipping Coordinator
  • Supply Resources International - Rick Barker, President
  • Livingston International - Katie Carney, Director, US Brokerage, Foreign Trade Zone
  • VEDP | International Trade - Lindsey Bertozzi, Assistant Vice President International Trade
  • Port of Virginia - Chris Gullickson, Director of Economic Development (Moderator)
5:00 PM

"VMA2020 Reception"

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Virginia Maritime Association and a new century of Maritime Industry Growth!

Learn more about VMA2020 events at




Sponsorships Are Available!

Please contact Ashley McLeod for more information.

Thank you to our Current Sponsors!


Thank you to our Anchor Members



Virginia Maritime Association
236 E. Plume Street Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-622-2639
Fax: 757-622-6302