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VMA Symposium Takes on “Trends & Disruptors in Global Logistics

Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (0 Comments)

NORFOLK, VA. Hundreds of logistics, trade, and maritime professionals will attend the Virginia Maritime Association’s (VMA) 15th Annual International Trade Symposium, three days of programs are scheduled  for May 9-11 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.

The International Trade Symposium is
the East Coast’s premier conference addressing the topics most affecting port operations and cargo logistics.

This year, 20+ panelists will address “Trends and Disruptors in Global Logistics,” featuring keynote speakers Pete Mento, Vice President Global Trade and Managed Services, Crane Worldwide, and John Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority.

A full agenda can be viewed at
The Symposium is co-hosted with American Shipper.

In the evening following the panels, the 98th Annual Maritime Banquet, the Symposium’s most popular networking event, will draw in nearly 1,000 guests who will hear from banquet speaker, The Honorable Ralph Northam, 73rd Governor of Virginia.  

The Annual Banquet also serves as the setting to award the annual VMA Port Champion and Distinguished Service Awards.

The Symposium program also includes a Maritime Mixer, networking cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk, Wednesday May 9, hosted with the Norfolk Propeller Club, and a Maritime Golf Outing at Bay Creek Resort & Club the morning of Friday May 11.

For additional details, or information on attending the events, Please Contact: Ashley McLeod


Thank you to our Anchor Members



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