One day conference with a breakfast in the morning, then four sessions ending with a cocktail reception.

08.00 – 09.00: Registration and coffee

09.00 – 09.10: Keynote address: James White, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration

09.10 – 10.15: State of the Industry
An overview of where our industry is going.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group

Brandon Mason, Senior Analyst, Americas Leader, PwC Autofacts, PwC

Paul Jaenichen, Maritime Administrator, U.S Department of Transportation

10.15 – 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 – 12.15: Connections
Looking at the transportation side – ports infrastructure, multimodal links.

Moderator: Bill Kerrigan, Finished Vehicle Logistics, AIAG

Christine Krathwohl, Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Board, Jack Cooper Holdings

Matty Appice, Director of International Sales, Port of Manatee

Richard Powers, Director, Sales and Marketing, Port of Baltimore

12.15 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.15: Services
Looking at the systems and value added services.

Moderator: Christopher Ludwig, Editor, Automotive Logistics group

Jim Harrington, Port Operations and Vehicle Logistics Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Jim Goldsmith, Vehicle Processing and Distribution Department Head, BMW of North America

Don Asdell, CEO, GAPS

Peter Daly, Manager Business Development and Sales, Vascor

15.15 – 16.00: Coffee break

16.00 – 17.15: 2020 Vision
VIP session discussing the future of imports and exports in North America, and the impact on and importance of vehicle logistics.

Moderator: Louis Yiakoumi, Publisher, Automotive Logistics group

Dennis Manns, VP, Logistics, American Honda

Scott Goodwin, Senior Manager, Transportation, Volkswagen of America

Scott Pollard, Manager, Vehicle Logistics, Nissan North America

17.30: 'Happy Hour' at the World of Beers

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