Trade Symposium Attendees
Maritime Banquet Guests
3 Days
of Industry Discussion
& Networking Events

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


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4/16 - Luncheon Keynote Speakers to Address "Demurrage and Detention"

Kate Ballengee, Esq.
Metro Group Maritime

Peter Friedmann
Executive Director
AgTC Agriculture Transportation Coalition

4/9 - Banquet Keynote Speaker Announced

The Honorable
Michael A. Khouri

Federal Maritime Commission

4/3 - Morning Keynote Speaker to discuss "Sustaining Stability"

Tom D. Capozzi
Chief Sales Officer
Virginia International Terminals

3/7 - Speakers announced for panel, "Reservations Systems"

Marguerite Frier
Regional Vice President
XPO Logistics

Julia Pasternack

Mark Bartmann
Sr Director
Seafreight Drayage Solutions- NA

Kuehne + Nagel Inc.

Kevin Price
Sr. Vice President of Operations
Virginia Port Authority

2/6 - Speakers announced for panel, "Tariffs and Supply Chain"

Scott Robbins,
Vice President, US Brokerage,
Livingston International

David Feinstein,
Director, Global Trade and New Market Access,
Tesla Automotive

Leonard Fleisig,
Partner, Maritime and International Trade Practice Groups
Willcox & Savage, P.C.

Lisa Gelsomino,
Avalon Risk Management

12/8 - Registration is now open: book now!

11/8 - VMA's Symposium will be held May 8-10, 2019. Make sure to subscribe for announcements about speakers, registration, panel topics, hotel deals, and more!

11/8 - We are now accepting sponsorships: View Sponsor Packages

Hosted By

Virginia Maritime American Shipper

Networking Events

The VMA Symposium includes 3 networking events (below) and a networking lounge.

The Main Networking Events are the 99th Annual Maritime Banquet, the Maritime Mixer cruise (co-hosted with the Propeller Club of Norfolk), and the Golf Outing at Bay Creek Resort and Club. Click the images below to learn more!

The Networking Lounge, located across from the fourth floor ballroom, includes charging ports, snacks, and accomodations for attending professionals who need a place to check into their work.

Maritime Mixer Annual Maritime Banquet Golf Outing

Symposium Panels

May 9th at 9:45 AM Tariffs and Their Impact on Global Supply Chains
May 9th at 11:00 AM Disruptive Technology
May 9th at 1:30 PM Reservation Systems


Become a Sponsor Today!

We are accepting sponsorships for the upcoming Symposium. Please contact hhoward@shippers.com to get started. For more information, view the sponsorship page.

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VMA Symposium Sponsors

Have a Question? Contact us!


Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association

(757) 628-2663

Howard Hayes

Hayes H Howard

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
American Shipper

(904) 355-2601

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