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7:00 Symposium Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 Opening & Welcoming Remarks

8:10 Morning Keynote - "The New Port of Virginia" 
- The board chairman and the interim executive director of the Virginia Port Authority will discuss the changes underway at the 6th largest container port in the nation and what these changes will mean for the operations and strategic direction of the port.
      William Fralin, Jr. - Chairman, Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners (Bio)
      • Rodney Oliver - Interim Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority (Bio)

8:45 "The Big Ship Paradigm-Be Careful What You Wish For" - The mega ships are coming but only a few ports will be ready to receive them. But what's the rest of the story when ships will discharge and load three times the number of containers they do today? The panel will address questions related to how marine terminals, Customs, truckers, beneficial cargo owners, and others in the supply chain will maintain cargo velocity.
      • Thomas Capozzi (Panel Moderator) - Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing,
         Virginia International Terminals
      • Dr. Jonathan Beard - Managing Director, GHK (Hong Kong) Ltd. (Bio)
      • Mark Jensen - Sr. Manager, U.S. Import Operations, Target (Bio)
      • Steven Rubin - Principal, IntroPro Advisory (Bio)
      • Tommy White - Director of Transportation Eastern Region,
        California Cartage Company
10:15 Break

"Competing in a World of Corruption" - The panel will discuss the latest trends in anti-corruption compliance and enforcement. Speakers will address the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act, and other anti-corruption laws; and how shippers and their service providers can remain competitive internationally while mitigating the risks of non-compliance.
      Evelyn Suarez (Panel Moderator) - Partner, Williams Mullen (Bio)
      Jim Barratt - Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance (Bio)
      Charles Connolly - Chief, Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit,
        U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia
      • Hank Selby - Manager, International Logistics and Compliance,
        Reynolds Packaging Group

      Alexandra Wrage - President, TRACE International (Bio)

12:00 Luncheon Keynote - "Container Trade Flows & Trade Lane Changes"
- Presenters will discuss economic booms and busts of U.S. trading partners, the resulting new sourcing and demands patterns, and implications for international trade over East Coast ports.
      • Hayes Howard - CEO, BlueWater Reporting

1:30 "Are You Ready for This? - Port Disruption Planning & Recovery" -
From super storm Sandy to potential labor actions, the supply chain has been dealt many challenges recently
. The panel will discuss real world examples of the effects of these events to those in the transportation network and winning strategies for managing future disruptions.      

      Russell Held (Panel Moderator) - Deputy Executive Director, Development,
         Virginia Port Authority
      Christopher Burns - President and CEO, USI Insurance Services LLC (Bio)
      Ward Chaplin - Sr. Director Supply Chain Management,
        Southern Wines and Spirits of America, Inc.

      Brian Kobza - Industry Relations, Ocean Carrier, Labor, Auto, & Rail,
        Port Authority of  NY/NJ
      Thomas Lorenzo - Ocean Transportation Manager, Lowe's Companies, Inc.
      Jock Menzies - President, American Logistics Aid Network
      • Joseph Ruddy - President & CEO, Virginia International Terminals




7:00 93rd Annual Maritime Banquet Speaker:

          Mark Schweitzer, Managing Director of Intermodal and International Container Freight, Archer Daniels Midland (Bio)

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A special room rate of $119 is being offered to all attendees who make their reservation before
April 26, 2013 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott hotel. Reservations made after April 26 will be on a rate and availability only basis. In order to get this special rate, please be sure to call 1-800-874-0264 or 757-627-4200 before April 26, 2013 and reference Group Code Virginia Maritime Association or register on-line at and reference Group Code VMAVMAA

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