Northeast Cargo Symposium to focus on today's hot topics in trade and transportation
"How Trade Disputes Are Changing the Logistics World" is theme of Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) event, Nov. 6 in Providence, R.I.
The Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) will present its 18th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium (NECS) on November 6, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Graduate Hotel in Providence, R.I. With a theme of "How Trade Disputes Are Changing the Logistics World," attendees are sure to gain valuable, real-world information from industry experts, policymakers, and their peers.
The full-day program will include an update on trade-related developments in Washington by CONECT's Washington Counsel, Peter Friedmann, and a keynote presentation on the current state and future prospects for U.S.-China trade negotiations by one of Washington's most seasoned China trade experts, Amy P. Celico, Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group, the global strategy firm founded and led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. Few people are better positioned to speak on those topics: Her previous positions include Senior Director for China Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Deputy Director of the Office of the Chinese Economic Area at the U.S. Department of Commerce; and Vice Consul for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, among others.
Other sessions will focus on the challenges and impact of shifting sourcing from China to alternative locations; what's new in transportation technology and how it will change transportation operations; how U.S. seaports are competing for shippers' future business; and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) initiatives and their impact on importers.
In addition to Celico and Friedmann, confirmed speakers include:
• Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
• Amy Elmore, Director of International Logistics, Bob's Discount Furniture
• Barb Secor, Senior Director Global Trade Compliance, Thermo Fisher Scientific
• Steve Banker, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group
• Ted Prince, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Cool Express
• Geoff Powell, Chairman, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, and President, C.H. Powell Co.
• Josh Brogan, Vice President, A.T. Kearney
• Annette Mueller, Senior Commercial Manager North America, TradeLens
• Celeste Catano, Global Product Manager, BluJay Solutions
• Gary Barraco, Senior Product Marketing Manager, E2open (formerly Amber Road)
• Jim Brennan, Partner, Capstan Consulting
• Jack Daniels, President and CEO, EastBridge Strategic Sourcing
• Sri Laxmana, Vice President, Global Ocean Services, C.H. Robinson
This is a "must attend" event for anyone doing business with China or involved in international trade and transportation, whether shippers, carriers, or service providers. For more information on program topics and to register for this valuable one-day conference, go to www.conect.org and click on "Events."
The Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) is a non-profit, member-based business association for companies involved in international trade and/or transportation. Incorporated in 1991, CONECT now serves over 1,200 members representing over 300 U.S. companies and organizations, including major importers, exporters, and related service providers.
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Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT)