Port of New Orleans
Welcome to the 2018 International Trade Symposium hosted by IFFCBANO. We are happy to have you here with us at the beautiful Marriott Grand Hotel for our 40th year!
Our program committee has worked tirelessly to put together another fantastic program focusing on solutions for the ever changing transportation industry. The goal of the International Trade Symposium is to provide quality industry education along with networking in a relaxed environment. We recognize that the success of our symposium relies on the support from our registrants and sponsors. On behalf of the symposium committee, officers, and directors, we sincerely appreciate your participation and support.
Here are a few things to remember when you arrive. The Grand Hotel is undergoing a major transformation and is attempting to keep disruptions to a minimum; therefore all general sessions and networking events will be held in the conference center. Join us in the Beachside Room for Thursday’s welcome reception and registration.
We are pleased to congratulate J. W. Allen & Co. as our 2018 Award of Excellence recipient and will recognize them during the award banquet Friday evening. Keeping the general session topic in mind “To Infinity and Beyond: Logistics of Space Travel, we will host an Out of This World galactic themed after party with music provided by The Witness Band! So put on your favorite space suit or alien costume and prepare to blast off for a good time.
Remember, your symposium badge is required to attend all general sessions & events.
We hope you find the symposium enjoyable and beneficial to your organization and look forward to connecting with you.
Welcome to this year’s International Trade Symposium and thank you for attending. Always a great time to be back at the beautiful Marriott Grand Hotel. We are excited to have everyone with us as we explore this year’s theme Solutions for the Ever Changing Transportation Industry. Our panels will take us through different areas of our Industry that are changing and focus on how we can adapt to these changes.
On Saturday we will have a party that is sure to be “Out of this world”, as we dance to the great music of Witness. We hope everyone enjoys the exciting events of this year’s Symposium that our committee has put together for you.
Thank you again for attending and we hope you find the symposium to be an enjoyable time and we look forward to spending time with everyone over the next couple of days.
Symposium Committee Chair