VMA's International Trade Symposium - Speakers and Panelists

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

 

Confirmed 2020 Speakers and Panelists

We are proud to announce the following confirmed speakers and panelists for the 17th Annual International Trade Symposium! More presenters will be added to the program in the upcoming weeks, so please check back later for updates.

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Speakers

Wednesday Opening Speaker

"The Global Impact of Trade Policies"


Antony Phillipson
Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner and Consul General of NY

Thursday Morning Speaker

"The International Trade Plan"


H. Michael Ligon
Vice President,
Corporate Affairs,
Universal Corporation


Luncheon Speaker

“Virginia as a Gateway to the US and to the World”


John Reinhart
CEO and Executive Director,
The Virginia Port Authority



Closing Speaker

Motivational Keynote


Cal Fussman
New York Times bestselling author, longtime Esquire writer, and corporate consultant


Confirmed Panelists


Changing the Rules: Trade Policies in a New Decade


- MODERATOR-

Evelyn Suarez
Principal
The Suarez Firm
Suarez firm

Michael Anderson
Vice President
Trade & Industry Affairs

The Corn Refiners Association
CRA

Tomas Baert
Head of Section for
Trade & Agriculture

Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.
European Union

Christine McDaniel
Senior Research Fellow,
Mercatus Center

George Mason University
George Mason University

Yuri Unno
Director for International Trade Policy
Toyota Motor North America
Toyota Motor North America

 


Diversified Cargo: Inside and Outside the Box

Additional Panelists to be announced soon.

- MODERATOR-

Bryan Walhberg
Director Key Account Development
Kuehne + Nagel
Kuehne + Nagel

Containerized Group

Colby Eymann
Senior Manager, Grain and Feed Export Group
The Scoular Company
Scoular Company

Containerized Group

Chad Plants
Newell CCS Division, Senior Manager, Trade & Customs Compliance
Newell Rubbermaid
Rubbermaid

Non-Containerized Group

Milind Balaji
Project Cargo BCO
Georgia- Pacific

Non-Containerized Group

Alain May
General Manager Global - Transportation Process
Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

lieberr

Non-Containerized Group

Kevin Cook, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
Executive Advisor
GTT North America
GTT

Non-Containerized Group

Hayes Framme
Government Relations and Communications Manager
Orsted
Orsted

Non-Containerized Group

Walter Fischer
Global Logistics Manager, Heavy and Over Dimensional, Power and Gas Services
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Orsted

 


Breakout Option A - The Workforce Crisis

Panelists to be announced soon.

 


Breakout Option B - Breaking Down Blockchain

Additional Panelists to be announced soon.


Stan Chen
Founder and President
RecycleGo
Orsted

Jordan Sorensen
Co-Founder and CTO
ChainGo Tech S.L.
ChainGoTech

 


Supply Chain Technology

- MODERATOR-

Thomas Sproat
Senior Director Network Development
TradeLens Maersk GTD
Tradelens Maersk

Kaitlyn Glancy
SVP and General Manager of Northeast
Flexport
FlexPort

Mark Higgins
Director
Motor Carrier Experience

Virginia Port Authority
Virginia Port Authority

Bobby Napiltonia
Chief Revenue Officer
NEXT Trucking
NEXT Trucking

Sanjeev Sahni
Director, International Supply Chain
Wayfair
WayFair

Hosted By


Virginia Maritime

Have a Question? Contact us!

Jennifer

Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association

jennifer@vamaritime.com
(757) 628-2663

Monica Neira

Monica Neira

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
MetroGroup Maritime

mneira@metrogroupevents.com
(212) 224-9611

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