Agenda

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Preliminary Agenda October 14 – 17, 2019

Monday, Oct. 14 (Columbus Day)

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration – Lafitte Foyer

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration & Welcome Reception  – Garden Courtyard 

 

Tuesday, Oct. 15

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration – Lafitte Foyer

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. International Board Luncheon  – Orleans Room A

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks, First Port President’s Meeting  - D. H. Holmes Room

2:45 p.m. Break – D. H. Holmes Foyer

3:00 p.m. Port Roundtable Session  – D. H. Holmes Room

3:00 p.m. Women’s Propeller Club Meeting  – Orleans Room A

6:00 p.m. President’s Reception – Arnaud’s Restaurant

  • Speaker:  LT Governor Billy Nungesser, Invited
  • Conference Chair Bobby Landry, Port of New Orleans COO

 

Wednesday, Oct. 16
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration – Lafitte Foyer

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast –Lafitte Rooms  

8:30 a.m. Propeller Club Regional Meetings
  • Orleans Room A,
  • Orleans Room B, D. H.
  • Holmes Room C, Atrium Courtyard

8:30 a.m. Student Port Meetings & Maritime Career Opportunities  – The Board Room

9:45 – 11:45 a.m. Conference Session 1 – Future Ports  – D. H. Holmes AB

This panel will discuss the future disruptions affecting ports and how they see the opportunities associated with:

  • Global Trade Dynamics: Tariffs, Treaties and -- still – more goods are moving.
  • Is the Water Really Rising? Environmental planning
  • Cruise Ships, and more cruise ships: How to balance tourism and trade
  • How many TEU’s is too many? Planning for the increasing size of vessels
Moderated by Marc Hebert –Partner, Jones-Walker
  • Proposed Panel:
  • Panama Canal Authority
  • Ports of Virginia
  • Port of Seattle/Tacoma
  • Port of New Orleans 
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon  – Lafitte Rooms
  • Keynote Speaker: U.S. Coast Guard Commandant – Admiral Karl Schultz
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Conference Session 2 - Future Fuels  – D. H. Holmes AB

This panel will discuss IMO2020 requirements, the rapid growth globally of LNG as fuel and explore alternative sources of propulsion.

Moderated by -- Niels Aalund – West Gulf Maritime
  • Tony Odak , COO, J.W. Stone – IMO2020 - #KnowYourSupplier
  • Chad Verret, CEO – Q-LNG – LNG Bunkering and availability for the future 
  • ABS – Alternate Fuel Specialist – CONFIRMED, but exact speaker TBD
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Port Presidents Meeting  

5:30 p.m. Bus Pick up

6:00 p.m. Reception & Dinner - Port of New Orleans
  • Welcome Remarks from Conference Chair, Bobby Landry, COO Port of New Orleans

 

Thursday, Oct. 17
7:30 – 12:00 a.m. Registration – Lafitte Foyer

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast –Lafitte Rooms

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Conference Session 3 – Future Crews  – D. H. Holmes AB

This panel will discuss the future requirements of the workplace and answer:
  • Do we have enough crewmembers through 2040?
  • What skills will future Mariners need?
  • There’s an elephant in the room. . . Autonomy: Do our future mariners need to be computer programmers?
Moderator: Tammy Lobaugh, Director Physical Plant & Marine Terminal Operations at Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Maritime Head Hunter – Flagship (Invited)
  • Other Maritime Academy – Dr Stevenson
  • SIU- Augie Tellez  (Invited) 
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Second Port Presidents meeting & International Board Meeting   – Orleans Rooms

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon   – Lafitte Rooms
Keynote speaker: The Honorable Mark H. Buzby (RADM USN, Retired) Maritime Administrator

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Conference Session 4 – Infrastructure & Navigation  – D. H. Holmes AB

Moderator: Sean Duffy, Executive Director – Big River Coalition
  • Corps of Engineers
  • River Pilots Associations, Captain Michael Miller, President Associated Branch Pilots
  • NOAA Representative or Dredging Contractor
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Garden Courtyard 

7:00 – 10:30 p.m. Gala Dinner – Lafitte Rooms