VMA International Trade Symposium 3 Day Schedule - Virginia Maritime Association

The East Coast’s premier conference for ports, logistics, and trade


3-Day Schedule
For VMA's 17th Annual International Trade Symposium

Plan Your Conference

VMA's Symposium brings to you carefully crafted programming, focusing on the most current industry topics and issues.

Plan out and save your custom schedule using VMA's mobile app (content to be made available in 2020)! Be ready for the conference and download the app now!

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VMA's 16th Annual International Trade Symposium
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00 AM Registration
1:00 PM Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Networking Break
2:20 PM The Global Impact of Trade Policies
4:30 PM Maritime Mixer on the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship. More Information.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening Remarks and Morning Keynote
9:00 AM Networking Break
9:20 AM Diversified Cargo
  • Part 1) Containerized
  • Part 2) Non-containerized
10:20 AM Networking Break
10:40 AM Panel - Pending Topic
11:40 PM Luncheon with Keynote
12:55 PM Simultaneous Break-Out Sessions
  1. Workforce Needs
  2. Supply Chain Technology
1:55 PM Networking Break
2:15 PM Closing Keynote (Motivational Speaker)
3:00 PM Closing Remarks
6:00 PM Pre-Banquet Reception
7:00 PM 100th Annual Maritime Banquet - Dinner Program
More Information.
9:00 PM VMA2020 Anniversary After Party
Friday, May 15, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Golf Outing.
More Information


100th Maritime Banquet

The 100th Annual Maritime Banquet will be followed by the VMA's 100th Anniversary After Party...the grand finale to the VMA2020 celebration series. Learn more about the VMA2020 statewide events, history, and sponsorship at www.VAmaritime.com/VMA2020.

Please note, that VMA2020 sponsors recieve different benefits than Symposium & Banquet sponsors.

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Global Level Sponsors

Norfolk Southern Port of  Virginia

Industry Level Sponsors

Virginia Deptartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Hosted By

Virginia Maritime

Have a Question? Contact us!


Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association

(757) 628-2663

Monica Neira

Monica Neira

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
MetroGroup Maritime

(212) 224-9611

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