AGENDA

Casual Attire Suggested

THURSDAY, MAY 17TH

6:30 – 8:30p

REGISTRATION & WELCOME RECEPTION – Beachside Room – Conference Center
Reception Sponsored by: Roanoke Trade

Registration Gift Sponsored by: New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
Room Keys Sponsored by: Hancock & Whitney Banks
E-Program Sponsored by: IFFCBANO

Sponsors:
Business Casual Attire suggested

FRIDAY, MAY 18TH

8:15 – 9:00a

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

9:00 – 9:15a

WELCOMING REMARKS & HOUSEKEEPING – AZALEA SALON C – F
Cole Trosclair, President IFFCBANO
WI-FI SPONSORED BY: Boasso America
AUDIO VISUAL SPONSORED BY: Mediterranean Shipping Co.

9:15 – 10:15a

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND: THE LOGISTICS OF SPACE TRAVEL
Introduction: Heidi Gibert, Lead Expediter, Missionary Expediters
Keith Hefner, Director of NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility

Prior to Break

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

10:15 – 10:30a

BREAK – AZALEA FOYER
Sponsored by: Port of South Louisiana

10:30 – 11:30a

CHANGE IS GOOD?
Moderator – Norman Romagosa, Diversified Foods, Inc.

Mark Choina, Assistant Port Director Tactical & Trade, U. S. Customs & Border
Protection
Tammy Urban, Supervisory Entry Specialist, Base Metals, U. S. Customs & Border Protection
Donna Lemm, Executive Vice President, IMC Companies
Scott Posey, Director Communications Team, AMNS Calvert

11:30a – 12:30p

FUTURE OF PORTS: ADAPTING FOR CARGO GROWTH AND INDUSTRY CHANGES
Moderator – Jeff Louis, President, TCI Trucking & Warehousing
Robert Landry, Vice-President Commercial – Port of New Orleans
Paul Aucoin, Executive Director – Port of South Louisiana
Kellie Owens, Manager, Syngenta Crop Protection

12:30p – 12:45p

CLOSING REMARKS – Cole Trosclair, President IFFCBANO

6:30 – 7:30p

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECEPTION – BEACHSIDE ROOM & FOYER (CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsored by: Associated Branch Pilots

7:30 – 9:30p

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE BANQUET – AZALEA BALLROOM
Sponsored by: Port of New Orleans
A Toast to our Award Recipient J. W. Allen & Co.
Sponsored by: Dupuy Storage & Forwarding

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

Casual Attire Suggested

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH

8:15 – 9:00a

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – AZALEA FOYER
Sponsored by: IFFCBANO

9:00 – 9:05a

WELCOMING REMARKS & HOUSEKEEPING – Azalea Salon C-F
Cole Trosclair, President, IFFCBANO
Wi-Fi Sponsored by: The Kearney Companies
Audio Visual Sponsored by: Alabama State Port Authority

9:15 – 10:00a

STATE OF FREIGHT IN LOUISIANA
Introduction: Cole Callihan, Attorney, Adams & Reese
Tommy Clark, Commissioner, Office of Multimodal Commerce, Louisiana Department of Transportation Development

10:00 – 10:45a

THE CHANGING WORKPLACE (WORKPLACE SENSITIVITY, SITUATIONAL AWARENESS)
Moderator: Dr. Bethany Stich, UNO Transportation Institute
Joey Comeaux, CEO/Founder, Coversix Training Academy, LLC
Bethany Stich/Carol Short, UNO Transportation Institute
Diana Surprenant, Partner, Adams & Reese

10:45 – 11:15a

“Attitude Adjustment” BREAK – AZALEA FOYER
Sponsored by: Red River Waterway Commission

11:15a – 12:15a

POLICIES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPORTERS & EXPORTERS
Moderator: Janine Mansour, Commercial Director, Port of New Orleans

Eddy Hayes, Partner, Leake Andersson, LLP
Manoj Desai, U. S. Commercial Service Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, New Orleans
Administration – U.S. Department of Commerce

12:15p – 12:30p

CLOSING REMARKS – Cole Trosclair, IFFCBANO President

12:30 – 12:45p

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

7:00 – 8:30p

BUFFET DINNER
SPONSORED BY: Avalon Risk Management

7:00 – 10:00p

OUT OF THIS WORLD PARTY & DINNER – Magnolia 4 (Conference Center) – Casual Attire
REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY: New Orleans Terminal
ENTERTAINMENT provided by The Witness Band
Sponsored by: Dole Ocean Cargo Express
“DRAW DOWN” GIVEAWAY – Sponsored by: TCI Trucking & Warehousing

Sponsors:
Casual Attire

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH

8:00 – 10:00a

BREAKFAST BUFFET – Azalea Ballroom (purchase tickets at registration desk)
Sponsored by: Louisiana Maritime International Chamber of Commerce

NCBFAA Members: 6.5 CCS/CES total points have been approved for the 2018 Symposium. Points will be credited to your account after the event. Remember to provide your account code for credit.

SPONSORS
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