PRELIMINARY AGENDA

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Business Casual Attire suggested

9:00a

Registration – Azalea Foyer – Conference Center

11:30a

WELCOMING REMARKS & HOUSEKEEPING – AZALEA SALON
Keith Guidroz, Jr., President IFFCBANO

12:00p

Keynote Luncheon – Azalea C-F – Conference Center
Sponsored by: Louisiana Maritime International Chamber of Commerce

State of Trade in 2021: COVID19, CONGESTION, SKY HIGH RATES, POLICY
Introduction by: Kristi App, J. W. Allen & Co.
Todd Rives, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer-Port of New Orleans

1:15p – 2:00p

Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Business from an Invisible yet crippling threat – Azalea C-F
Moderator: TBA
Speaker: Christie Brush, Avalon Risk Management (Insurance)
Speaker: Cyber Liability – Speaker invited

2:00p

Break – Azalea Foyer
Sponsored by: Red River Waterway Commission

2:15p – 3:15p

U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Introduction by: Merlin Hymel, CBP (retired)
Terri Edwards, New Orleans Area Port Director, Customs and Border Protection
And Mark Choina, Assistant Area Port Director – Tactical and Trade

The Perilous State of the Supply Chain: Is this the Moment of Change?
Introduction by: Norman Romagosa, Diversified Foods, Inc.
Speakers TBD:
Exporter – Ergon & Intralox (Invited)

3:30p – 4:00p

IFFCBANO GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – AZALEA SALON
Regular & Associate Members please plan to attend this important meeting.

7:00p – 9:00p

Registration and Welcome Reception Sponsored by: Roanoke Trade Services, Inc.

The Experience (Golf Course) networking Event
Weather Backup – Azalea Salon A-B

Sponsored by: New Orleans Terminal
Refreshments Sponsored by: IFFCBANO
Registration Gift Sponsored by: Dupuy Group
Room Keys Sponsored by: Hancock Whitney Bank
Audio Visual Sponsored by: Port of South Louisiana
Wi-Fi Sponsored by: Boasso America

Sponsors:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021

Business Casual Attire suggested

8:15a – 9:00a

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – AZALEA FOYER
Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: IFFCBANO

9:00a – 9:15a

Welcoming Remarks & Housekeeping – Azalea Ballroom – Conference
Keith Guidroz, Jr., President IFFCBANO

9:15a – 10:15a

2021: How do we effectively manage an increasingly congested and accident prone supply chain? Azalea C-F
Moderator: Lori Louviere, Port of New Orleans

Suggested Speakers:

  • IMC – Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President of National Sales
  • Roanoke Trade – Jennifer Armstrong, Marine Manager
  • Seacor AMH, LLC – Richard Teubner, Vice President

Prior to Break

Triumph Over Kid Cancer Update – Norman Romagosa, Diversified Foods, Inc.

10:15a – 10:30a

BREAK – Azalea Foyer – Conference Center
Sponsored by: IFFCBANO

10:30a – 11:00a

Incoterms 2020
Introduction by: Kristi App, Vice President, J. W. Allen & Co.
Speaker: Stephen Hanemann, Partner – Kean Miller, LLP.

11:00a – 11:30a

Networking Lunch – Azalea ballroom
Sponsored by: Avalon Risk Management

11:30a – 12:30p

State of the Region: Where Does the Gulf Region Stand to Benefit from the Cataclysmic Shifts of 2020-2021
Introduction by: Kristi App, Vice President, J. W. Allen & Co.
Speaker: Michael Hecht, President & CEO, GNO, Inc.

12:30p – 12:45p

Closing Remarks – Keith Guidroz, Jr., President IFFCBANO

12:45p – 1:15p

Attitude Adjustment Break – Azalea Foyer
Sponsored by: Kean Miller, LLP

Networking
Audio Visual Sponsored by: MSC and Wi-Fi Sponsored by: IFFCBANO

6:00p – 7:00p

Reception –Beachside Room – Conference Center
Sponsored by: Associated Branch Pilots

7:00p

Award Banquet – Grand Ballroom North – Conference Center
Guest of Honor: Todd Rives, Vice President Commercial for Port of New Orleans
Sponsored by: Port of New Orleans

A Toast to our Award Recipients Sponsored by:

Award of Excellence – Dupuy Group – Mr. Allan Colley
Introduction by: Janet Colley-Morse, Dupuy Group

Honorary Life Member – Merlin Hymel, Customs & Border Protection (retired)
Introduction by: Keith Guidroz, Jr., Gilscot Guidroz, International

8:00p – 11:00p

After Party –Grand Ballroom North – Conference Center
Refreshments Sponsored by: IFFCBANO
Entertainment: The Witness Band
Sponsored by: Dole Ocean Cargo Express
“Draw Down” Giveaway – Sponsored by: TCI Trucking & Warehousing

Backup Sessions

ZOOMING INTO A NEW WORKPLACE AND WORKFORCE: Has the lockdown changed office culture forever?

  • Adams & Reese
  • JEDCO (webinar)

MS River update:

  • Dredging
  • Import tax credit
  • Container on Barge
  • Intermodal

Reception/Banquet Attire: Gentlemen should wear suits and ladies suitable evening attire

SPONSORS
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