Ports and Terminals Luncheon

    One of our premier educational events for our members and the public, the Ports and Terminals Luncheon presents nationally recognized industry experts in a format that encourages questions and lively debate.

    Read Logistics Management's coverage and American Shipper's coverage of our Ports and Terminals event on June 27, featuring the leaders of the Ports of Long Beach and Oakland. And the News Releasefrom the Port of Oakland.

    On June 27, 2018, join us for "California Ports: Confronting Challenges, Gearing for Growth."
    Featuring the executive directors of the ports of Oakland and Long Beach, California.

    More than 40 percent of the total containerized cargo entering the United States arrives at California ports and almost 30 percent of the nation’s exports flow through ports in the Golden State.Port activities employ more than 500,000 people in California and generate an estimated $9 billion in state and local tax revenue annually. Nationwide, nearly 3 million jobs are linked to California’s public ports.*

    Port Executive Directors Chris Lytle of Oakland, and Mario Cordero of Long Beach will discuss and debate the future of two of our most important trade gateways. Join your maritime, logistics, and trade colleagues to find out what it means for California's economy, our nation's prosperity, and your business success. Mr. John McLaurin, president of the PMSA, will serve as moderator.

    To promote candid conversation and the opportunity for spirited discussion between port executive directors and guests, there is a strict attendance cap. Reserve early!

    WHEN: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 starting at 11:30 am

    WHERE: Scott’s Seafood Restaurant at Jack London Square in Oakland

    COST: $65 per Person/$625 per Table of Ten. Corporate Sponsorships at $100

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    Previous Ports and Terminals Luncheon speakers include:

    • Chris Koch, president and CEO of the World Shipping Council
    • Rodolfo Sabonge, vice president of the Panama Canal Authority
    • Walter Kemmsies, world-renown agro-economist at Moffatt & Nichol
    • John Hummer, director of the Northern California region for MARAD
    • James McKenna, president of the Pacific Maritime Association
    • Bill Mongelluzzo, senior editor of The Journal of Commerce


    *Source: California Association of Port Authorities