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.

    "Growing A Global Gateway: Trade, Technology, and Sustainability at the Port of Los Angeles"

    On June 25, 2019, we featured Michael DiBernardo, deputy director of marketing and customer relations of the largest port in the nation, the Port of Los Angeles. 

    POLA is the largest port in the United States and the Western Hemisphere. Mr. DiBernardo shared the port's vision for making this thriving seaport a global model for responsible growth. He also updated us on how shifting trade patterns, progressive security measures, and upcoming environmental regulations will affect cargo flow. This was a lively, informative, and interactive (and sold out!) event and an opportunity to network with your industry colleagues.

    Previous Ports and Terminals Luncheon speakers include:

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