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September 5th Luncheon

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Kardian Photo Kardian-PhotoSPEAKER

Gary Kardian
Director, Office of Service & Contracts, Bureau of Trade Analysis with the Federal Maritime Commission



Revised Regulations on NVOCC Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) and NVOCC Service Arrangements (NSAs). Co-Loading.





Gary spent the first 30+ years of his career working for liner carriers representing Atlantic Container Line, Costa Line, Spanish Line, Mitsui O.S.K., Hoegh Autoliners, Great White Fleet and Yang Ming Marine Transport. He handled various management positions including Import Manager, Traffic Manager, Operations, General Manager, Sales Manager and Assistant Vice President.  Gary has extensive experience in service contracting and tariffs.   He has conducted various presentations on FMC regulations, NVO Negotiated Rate Arrangements (NRAs) and service contract enhancements.

Gary joined the Federal Maritime Commission in 2009 as Director, Office of Service Contracts & Tariffs. He graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore, B.S. in Accounting.


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

DATE: September 5th, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 


PRE-PAY (until Friday, Aug 31): BEST VALUE!
Members - USD $35
Nonmembers - USD $45

Members - USD $40.00
Nonmembers - USD $50.00

LATE RATE/WALK-INS (starting Saturday, Sept 1):
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.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


Luncheon reservations will be billed unless cancelled at least 3 business days before the event.

No refunds are available for educational workshop reservations, but ITMA credits will be issued if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the event.

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Valid and current student or educator ID required to qualify for reduced rates.

For further information or questions, please visit www.itmahouston.org or contact ITMA's Hospitality Director at