Opening Lunch and Speaker, co-sponsored by Becker, Blank Rome Government Relations and Cozen O'Connor
Political Briefing on 2022 Midterm Election Results
Omar FrancoDave JansenStephen PeranichAnthony Bedell

NAWE members will be provided an analysis of the results of the 2022 Midterm election, be updated on changes in the leadership of the chambers of Congress and key committees of interest to our industry and informed of potential implications upon federal policies and program funding levels in the upcoming 118th Congress.

  • Omar Franco (Senior Director of Becker)

    Omar Franco

    Senior Director of Becker
  • Dave Jansen (Senior Advisor at Blank Rome Government Relations)

    Dave Jansen

    Senior Advisor at Blank Rome Government Relations
  • Stephen Peranich (Principal at Blank Rome Government Relations)

    Stephen Peranich

    Principal at Blank Rome Government Relations
  • Anthony Bedell (Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director of Becker)

    Anthony Bedell

    Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director of Becker
Investment Outlook in Marine Terminal Operators
Steve Rothberg
  • Steve Rothberg (Partner at Mercator International LLC)

    Steve Rothberg

    Partner at Mercator International LLC

    Mr. Rothberg will review the extent of the major transactions that infrastructure investment funds (such as Macquarie Infrastructure Partners Fund, EQT Infrastructure, etc.) have executed in the North American port domain over the past decade (or so) and how the involvement of these funds has impacted capacity levels and service levels in those relevant ports.

    He will briefly discuss the high-level requirements that North America’s ports have for improvements and additions in major infrastructure over the next decade to meet capacity and service demands.

    The role that the infrastructure investments funds could potentially play in the next decade to help the industry meet those demands will also be discussed.

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Afternoon Break, sponsored by Ports America
Ensuring Terminal Resiliency through Cybersecurity Awareness
CDR Kerry Feltner, USCG

In our increasingly connected world, cybersecurity has become a primary business concern. During this session, experts will address the evolving types of cyber threats and how to develop an effective cyber resilience strategy.

  • CDR Kerry Feltner, USCG (Director of Current Operations at Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBER))

    CDR Kerry Feltner, USCG

    Director of Current Operations at Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBER)
Evening Reception at the Mayflower
Thursday Breakfast, sponsored by Signal
Update from NAWE's Public Relations Firm
Colleen Moffitt

Colleen is the Founding Partner of NAWE's PR firm, Communiqué PR. She is also a co-author of Strategic Public Relations: 10 Principles to Harness the Power of PR and is a frequent speaker on the topics of public relations, social media and the changing media landscape.

Colleen will provide us with a brief update on the communications and public relations efforts on behalf of NAWE.

  • Colleen Moffitt (Founding Partner at Communiqué PR)

    Colleen Moffitt

    Founding Partner at Communiqué PR
Remarks from The Honorable Louis E. Sola, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Please join us for brief remarks from The Honorable Louis E. Sola, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission.

  • The Honorable Louis E. Sola (Commissioner at Federal Maritime Commission)

    The Honorable Louis E. Sola

    Commissioner at Federal Maritime Commission
Workforce Shortages and Industry Needs
Shashi Kumar

Dr. Kumar will discuss ashore and afloat workforce development policies for the United States maritime sector, and the implementation of those policies.

  • Shashi Kumar (Deputy Associate Administrator and National Coordinator for Maritime Education and Training at Maritime Administration)

    Shashi Kumar

    Deputy Associate Administrator and National Coordinator for Maritime Education and Training at Maritime Administration
Strategies to Achieve Emissions Reductions
David Gully

As NAWE sets up our new Committee on Environment, Energy and Equipment, we will kick off the discussions with an Annual Meeting panel to discuss strategies to achieve emissions reductions. Panelists will include government representatives as well as a terminal and equipment provider.

  • David Gully (Regional Sales Manager at Taylor Machine Works, Inc.)

    David Gully

    Regional Sales Manager at Taylor Machine Works, Inc.
Morning Break, sponsored by USMX
Update on the Global Economic Outlook and Trade Trends
Paul Bingham

What will shape port cargo demand in 2023 and beyond? This presentation will review developments in the global economy and forecasts from economists at S&P Global Market Intelligence. Recent trends in US commodity trade tracked by S&P Global will be analyzed from the perspective of implications for US ports.

  • Paul Bingham (Director, Economics and Country Risk | Transportation Consulting of S&P Global Market Intelligence)

    Paul Bingham

    Director, Economics and Country Risk | Transportation Consulting of S&P Global Market Intelligence
Update and Open Dialogue on FMC OSRA Rulemaking Process
Jeff VogelThe Honorable Carl W. Bentzel

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 2022) brought about the first sweeping change to Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) regulatory authority in nearly four decades. We will provide NAWE members with an update to the FMC's efforts to implement its OSRA 2022 authorities through the rulemaking process, as well as provide insights on NAWE's strategy to mitigate the risks to marine terminal operators arising from the Commission's efforts.

We will also discuss the associated challenges that have arisen from OSRA 2022, including numerous federally-mandated data collection efforts aimed at ocean carriers and marine terminal operators, and a notable increase in demurrage and detention enforcement actions and reparations claims.

  • Jeff Vogel (Member at Cozen O'Connor)

    Jeff Vogel

    Member at Cozen O'Connor
  • The Honorable Carl W. Bentzel (Commissioner at Federal Maritime Commission)

    The Honorable Carl W. Bentzel

    Commissioner at Federal Maritime Commission
Lunch, sponsored by Georgia Ports Authority
Effective Crisis Communication Strategies, Tactics, And Techniques, sponsored by TraPac
Edward Segal

It’s not a matter of IF a company or organization will have a crisis, but WHEN. In this lively interactive session, nationally known crisis communication expert Edward Segal shares his advice on how, when, and why to communicate effectively with the media, public, and others about any crisis.

  • Edward Segal (Owner at Edward Segal Communications)

    Edward Segal

    Owner at Edward Segal Communications