Speaker History

 

2017

January 11th  -  Roger Guenther  - Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
Topic: An infrastructure update from the Executive Director: Deepening and widening of the Port, global trade, impact of Panama Canal.

February 1st - Alex Azparrent - Global Director of Logistics Operations, Fluor
Topic: Capital Efficiency and the importance of human resources, systems, and data analytics. How can we help our industry become more efficient by incorporating methods used in other industries?

March 1st - James Hall JD, LCB - Director of Logistics, Nabors Industries LLC
Topic: Supply Chain Management and Trade Compliance

April 5th - Panel Discussion
Jeffrey Farrington - Vice President with ELDSolutions
Lance Mutschink - General Manager at Pinch Group of Companies
Alan Riddick - DOT Manager, TNT Crane and Rigging
Topic: Truckers, Brokers and Shippers:  Are you getting prepared  for the Dept. of Transportation’s 2017 deadline on Electronic Log Devices (ELD’s) for all truck drivers? 
The regulation that will dramatically change the trucking industry that exists today.

May 3rd - Marian Ladner, Managing Partner for Ladner & Associates PC
Topic: Legal Issues in an Era of increased Compliance Enforcement

June 7th - John Vogt, President of WWBC LLC and Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Business MBA Program for the University of Houston
Topic: Most Important Investment in Logistics: Yourself!

August 2nd - Russell H. CarterBusiness Development Manager with Turner Industries Group
Topic: Leading Change: Breaking Down Barriers and Building Connections

2016

September 7th - Delfina Govia - Managing Director of Govia & Associates and a Partner in Veritas Total Solutions
Topic: Demystifying the Big Oil & Gas Picture

August 3rd - Lieutenant Junior Grade Andrew Cole and Ms. Donna Lemm - Vice President of Global Sales Mallory Alexander International Logistics
Topic: An update on SOLAS

June 1st - Judge Ed Emmett
Topic: The importance of logistics in our fast growing local economy.

May 4th - Tony Gregory - Dept. of Homeland Security Trade Enforcement Group
Topic: Current Focus of HSI Trade Fraud Investigations.

March 2nd - Jake Swanson - CB&I Oil and Gas. Regional Logistics Manager, Americas
Topic: The global EPC project market and how the younger generation can prepare for a career in logistics.

February 3rd – Gregory W Dorth - Manager, International Space Station External Integration Office
Topic: The Changing Transportation Needs and Approach Of The International Space Station

January 6th  -  Gregory Gowans - Director of Logistics & Expediting, CH2M
Topic: 2016: Challenges and Opportunities for Engineering, Procurement & Construction Companies

 

2015

November 4th - Patrick Poole, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Igloo Products Group   
Topic: Opportunities and Challenges in an All Water Ocean Freight Service

October 14th - Grant Goldsmith, Vice President of Avalon Risk Management   
The Logistics Risk Manager's Guide to reducing liability, avoiding claims and ensuring profit

September 2nd - Adam Sinko, Houston Area Representative, Federal Maritime Commission
Topic: Navigating the FMC Regulations with a focus on OTIs

August 5th – Capt. Bill Diehl, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), President of the Greater Houston Port Bureau
Topic: Port Forecast for regional ports.

June 3rd - Judge Ed Emmett
Topic: The importance of logistics in our fast growing local economy.

May 6th – Timothy Kenny, Director of Engineering at Worldwide Aeros Corp.
Topic: Energizing Logistics: Delivering Supply Chain Innovation Through Buoyancy Technology Advancement.

March 4th - Keith Meyer, CEO, LNG America LLC.
Topic: Use of LNG as a marine and high horsepower fuel, and the logistical challenges in moving gas into the Mobile fuel arena.

February 4th -  Jeff Davis, Managing Director of Operations for the Port of Houston Authority
Topic: 2015 Maritime Cargo Outlook

January 7th - Ted Wooten, President of North America and Executive Vice President for Archer Well Company, Inc.
Topic: Rough Seas in 2015: Logistical challenges in the oil and gas industry

 

2014

November 5th - Scott Anderson, Special Agent
Topic: Export Compliance & Procedures

October 8th - Ted Poe, US Congressman 
Topic: A Perspective on Maritime Commerce

September 3rd - Glenn Carlson, Executive Port Director/CEO of Port Freeport
Topic: Port Freeport and Surrounding Market Developments

August 6th - Porter Randle, Sales and Marketing Representative for Canal Barging New Orleans
Topic: How inland waterways and barging support the Gulf Coast projects market

June 4th - Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Topic: Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon | The importance of logistics in our fast growing local economy

May 7th - Capt. Michael Morris, Presiding Officer of the Houston Pilots
Topic: Safety, Efficiency Help Houston Pilots Teach The Way In Navigation

March 5th - Mr. Robert Ambrite, Vice President of Hanjin Logistics NVOCC Division
Topic: How major NVOCC's are following the steamship model in the name of cost savings

February 5th - Ms. Phyllis Saathoff, Deputy Executive Director, Corporate Affairs for The Port Of Houston Authority
Topic: Regional and Global Changes: What Does it Mean for Ports?

January 8th - Mr. Robert Sappio, President and CEO of Rickmers America
Topic: Trends in the Breakbulk Shipping Industry

 

2013

November 6th - Thomas Damsgaard of Spliethoff Americas Houston office
Topic: Operational Risks in Commercial Shipping

October 2nd - Jason Tieman, Director of Maritime Operations for PortVision
Topic: Leveraging asset position data to optimize logistic resources

September 4th - John Newcaster, Vice President of Distribution and Logistics for Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI)
Topic: Where do shippers want to be and how do they get there? What makes a a service provider "best in class" status?

August 7th - Dana K. Martin, Attorney with Hill Rivkins LLP
Topic: Good(s) Relationships: We Really Do Need Each Other

May 1st  - Chris Haycroft, Partner at L&R/Midland Marine
Topic: Impact of Fracking on the Domestic Crude Transportation Market

March 6th - Mr. Rick Shannon, President of Atlantic RO-RO Carriers
Topic: Compliance & Technology: From the days of the shredder to today's world of tech

February 6th - Capt. Dave Scruton, 3D Marine and Thomas O. Deen, Attorney at Spencer Craine Hubbage & Healy
Topic: Alternative Conflict Resolution of Contracts - Arbitration

 

2012

November 7th - Dennis Mottola, Corporate Manager of Traffic & Logistics and Manager of Bechtel Global Logistics
Topic: A View Into the Global EPC Market

October 3rd - Special Agent Tim Barden, Counter- Proliferation Investigations Unit Homeland Security Investigations
Topic: A Partnership to Protect America

September 5th - Captain Larry Wheatley, Houston Pilots
Topic: The Houston Pilots: The In's and Out's of the Houston Ship Channel

 

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