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June 6th Luncheon

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John Hark
Director of Chartering, North America with FH Bertling




The Next Generation of Houston's Logistics Leaders
The annual scholarship awards luncheon is ITMA's most important event of the year. It is the culmination of each year's fundraising efforts and honors the best and brightest future logistics leaders from our area universities. Many students have come back to ITMA to let us know how instrumental the scholarship and mentor programs were to the successful completion of their studies. 
John Hark will speak about the three Ts that allow us as professionals to give back and assist these future members of our industry. There are many avenues in which to get involved and send the elevator back down. We all have something to give back. He will also address the scholarship winners directly with a discussion on the importance of their networks, how to best utilize their remaining time in school, and what they should be doing to proactively prepare for their entry into this great industry of ours.
We look forward to seeing you on June 6th. 

About John
John has been in the Houston maritime industry for more than 25 years and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration. He started with FH Bertling in 2002 as Director of North America Vessel Operations. After moving to Bertling’s logistics division, he held various management roles within the North and South America regions. He has recently returned to Bertling’s ship owning & operating division as Director of Chartering for North America.

In addition to his position with Bertling, he has been an Adjunct Professor with Texas A&M University since 2002. Prior to joining Bertling, he was with Enron Industrial Markets as a Supply Chain Manager, was with Argosy Shipping/BBC Chartering & Logistic, and was Branch Manager for the international NVOCC Damco Maritime.

John is the current President of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, chairs advisory councils for Lone Star College and Houston Community College, is a member of the Galveston College Advisory Committee, sits on the Board of the Port Houston Partners in Maritime Education program and is a past President and past Scholarship Director for ITMA. 



WHERE: Sheraton North at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F Kennedy Blvd,
Houston, TX 77032  

DATE: June 6th, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 


PRE-PAY (until Friday, Jun 1): BEST VALUE!
Members - USD $35
Nonmembers - USD $45

Members - USD $40.00
Nonmembers - USD $50.00

LATE RATE/WALK-INS (starting Saturday, Jun 2):
Members/Nonmembers - USD $55 

$25.00 for Educators 
$15.00 for Students 



Additional parking can be found on the street behind the Sheraton as well as at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Reservation Type / Payment Amount

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Early registration price available through the Friday before the event.
Price starting the Saturday before the event:
  ITMA Visitor / Non-Member after Payment Deadline ($55.00)

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Start Time: 11:30 am
End Time: 1:00 pm

Date: June 6, 2018

Registration Information

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