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Thursday | Marriott Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA
Registration & Continental Breakfast | 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Opening Remarks | 9:30 - 9:45 AM
Navigating the Distribution Maze & Achieving Global Trade Solutions | 9:45 - 10:45 AM
Ever wonder about the logistics involved in ordering an item online and receiving it in two days or less? FedEx Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Ms. Cindy Allen, has the answers. Since 1971, FedEx has been revolutionizing the way products get from A to B. By integrating air & ocean freight forwarding, customs brokerage, trade & customs advisory services, and other value-add services, FedEx Trade Networks is making sure shipments get through customs to customers—no issues, no surprises.
SPEAKER: CINDY ALLEN
Advancements in Transportation Technology: Modernizing & Challenging Trade | 11 AM - 12 PM
Rapid technology developments breed enthusiasm and promise while also necessitating industry preparedness and foresight. As we rely increasingly on technology—such as computer systems and GPS—to more effectively and efficiently transport goods, we must anticipate inherent vulnerabilities in those systems and protect against them. Learn about the status of autonomous vessels, advancements that facilitate intermodal trade, expansion of the global trade platform, and the need for cybersecurity measures in light of the alarming number of cyberattacks by criminals and state actors.
MODERATOR: Stephen Hanemann, Kean Miller LLP
PANELISTS: Chris Allard of Metal Shark, Kevin Gray of GlobeNet LLC, Courtney Richard of Anchor 36 Trucking & Logistics
The First 75 Years of the WTCNO and the Bretton Woods Trading System: Past as Prelude to Our Trade Future | 12 - 1:15 PM
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the post-World War II Bretton Woods international economic system. Global trade has flourished under multilateral rules of economic non-discrimination, expanding into non-traditional areas like trade in services and the digital economy. Yet, many industries and workers remain marginalized without receiving the benefits of trade liberalization. Our keynote speaker will provide an entertaining detailed overview of U.S. trade politics, beginning with the foundation of our system after World War II and ending with our current trade standoffs with China and others.
SPEAKER: C. DONALD JOHNSON
University of Georgia
Sponsorship and Speaking Opportunities
Would you like to place your brand at the center of it all? Sponsor one of our major events to be highlighted in the check-in area, at a corporate table with your guests, or even as a speaker on your area of expertise. Raise the bar – build awareness among Louisiana’s international business community.
Contact Meaghan McCormack to discuss upcoming sponsorship opportunities.