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Tuesday, 14 September, 2021

Opening Day

8:00

Registration and Exhibitor Setup

17:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception - Hosted by Jacksonville Port Authority

  • Take in views of the lagoon pool and golf course at the American Gator Clubhouse
  • Network with delegates from across the supply chain 
  • Enjoy a fun evening with drinks and canapés

18:00

Registration closes

20:00

Exhibitor setup ends

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021

Day 1

7:30

Registration and exhibit hall opens

8:30

Alan Bog

Commercial Director Asia and IFPTA President

Euroports

Welcome remarks

8:45

Global macroeconomic outlook

  • Recovery from COVID-recession, status and outlook
  • Expected economic and political headwinds and tailwinds over the next 12 months.
  • Impact of the economic outlook on supply chains and trade flows
9:15

Moderator

Green House Gases – The Future of Emission Requirements for Ocean Carriers

  • Pressure to act upon the Paris Agreement to decarbonize operations.
  • IMO’s Green House Gas reduction strategy
  • Implementation from 2023 onwards.  What are the fuel alternatives?
10:00

Moderator

Milind Balaji

Director of Global Distribution and Services

Georgia Pacific

Panelists

Nick Fafoutis

Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer

CMA CGM

Ocean Carrier Panel Discussion

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in Shipping and Shipping Finance.
  • Impact of Giant Container Vessels on order to be delivered during the next 2 years.
  • Seafarer Welfare.  The Neptune Declaration.
10:45

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:15

Panelists

Alan Bog

Commercial Director Asia and IFPTA President

Euroports

Tony Champion

Commercial Director- International Pulp

Central National-Gottesman Asia (CNG)

CNG Interview in Exhibition hall

Interviewer: Alan Bog

Interviewee: Tony Champion 

12:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Panelists

Tom Mutz

Vice President, Global Business Development

Penn Warehousing & Distribution

Rail - State of the industry

  • Will we see more Industry consolidations and mergers?
  • What is the future of Intermodal?
  • How has COVID impacted the Rail Sector (staffing and equipment)
  • How Rail is integrating their services in the U.S. Port Terminals

 

14:45

Moderator

Alan Bog

Commercial Director Asia and IFPTA President

Euroports

Chen Feng

General Director of Marketing and Sales Center

Cosco

Cosco Interview in Exhibition Hall

15:30

Cocktail reception

 

Enjoy a cocktail reception and network with your fellow attendees within the exhibit hall.

 

17:30

Close of Day One

Thursday, 16 September, 2021

Day 2

8:00

Registration and exhibit hall opens

9:00

Moderator

Panelists

Innovation and Technological Advances

  • Innovations in cargo handling equipment
  • Warehouse Management technology advancements
  • Inventory control
9:45

Moderator

Kelly Williams

Vice President, Terminals and Stevedoring

Western Stevedoring

Panelists

Targe Bock

Supply Chain Management, EMEA & APAC

Suzano

Pulp producers panel

  • What future improvements can be made with the forest products supply chain?
  • Qualities forest products producers are looking for in business partners.
  • What learnings has your organization taken away from the COVID-19 pandemic?
10:30

Coffee and Tea Networking Break

11:00

Interview in Exhibition Hall

11:30

Exhibitor Forums

12:00

Networking Lunch

12:00

IFPTA Members Only Lunch

14:00

Panelists

Tom Mutz

Vice President, Global Business Development

Penn Warehousing & Distribution

Jen Edwards

Director of Sales & Agency Relations

The Evans Network

Michael Hagen

Dedicated Business Development Manager

Werner Enterprises

Trucking - Today and Tomorrow

  • Driver shortages and the impact on operational costs (i.e. bonuses and pay scales)
  • The driving forces behind Chassis equipment issues
  • The impact of BREXIT on road transport throughout Europe

 

14:45

Moderator

Rick Schiappacasse

Director Forest Products and Specialty Cargo Sales

Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport)

Panelists

Ports and Terminals Panel

  • Recent Expansions for Forestry products
  • Port Expansions Planned
  • How is the lumber market being handled?
15:30

Event Concludes