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Conference Agenda

In partnership with our 2021 Steering Committee and our stakeholders and sponsors, we are proud to present our conference agenda. Over the course of three days, there will be valuable content on industry trends and innovations. Be sure to register today.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

 7:30 a.m. Americas Networking Breakfast
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8:45 a.m.  Welcome Remarks & Conference Opening

                    Ivan Barrios, President & CEO, World Trade Center Miami
                    Virginia Sanchez, Chairman, World Trade Center Miami
                    Ralph Cutié, Interim Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department

9:00 a.m.  Call to Order
                    Christine Richard, Senior Director of Marketing, Amerijet International Airlines, Program Co-Chair

9:00 a.m. Trade Trends in the Americas (East Hall)
                 Panelists will present their views on current trends in trade, especially the effects of e-commerce on the supply chain and                       transportation, as well as, their visions, strategies and forecasts for the growth of the air cargo and supply chain logistics in                     the Western Hemisphere for the next two years. The panelists will provide forecasts on several trade markets.


                 Moderator:
                   John Price, President, Americas Market Intelligence (AMI)
                   Speakers:
                   Jonathan Mellink, Commercial Manager, Seabury Cargo
                   Tim Strauss, CEO, Amerijet International
                   Jon Olin, VP, Americas Region, DHL Express

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10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

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10:30 a.m. The Complexities Behind COVID19 Vaccine Distribution - How The Pandemic Placed Logistics On The World Stage                     (East Hall)

                   Industry experts will share their views on how business and operational practices have changed in the short and long term,                     and how logistics is really everyone’s business.

                     Moderator:
                     Leandro Moreira, SVP, Corporate Development, Yourway Biopharma Services and Chairman, Health Technologies                                                           Distribution Alliance 
                     Speakers:
                     Eric J. Wilson, Chief Commercial Officer, Amerijet International Airlines
                     Barry Conlon, Founder and CEO, Overhaul Group
                     Nathan de Valck, Head, Cargo Product and Network Development, Brussels Airport and Chairman, Pharma Aero
                     Roger Samways, VP, American Airlines Cargo
                     Dr. Nicolette Louissaint, Executive Director, Healthcare Ready

                             Click here for speaker bios               

12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

5:30 pm.    Reception on Show Floor

7:00 p.m.   Exhibit Hall Closes

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

8:00 am     Americas Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.   Call to Order
                   Christine Richard, Senior Director of Marketing, Amerijet International Airlines, Program Co-Chair

9:00 a.m.   Supply Chain Logistics: Trends to Watch (East Hall)

                   Innovations, technology and solutions in the supply chain.

                     Moderator:
                     Emir Pineda, Section Chief, Passenger, Trade & Logistics Development, Marketing Division, Miami-Dade County Aviation Department (C)
                     Speakers:
                     Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics
                     Michael Zahra, President & CEO, Drone Delivery Canada 
                     Lionel Van der Walt, Global Chief Commercial Officer, PayCargo

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10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. Sustainability of the Supply Chain: Global Best Practices (East Hall)
                   In supply chain, logistics and transportation, ‘going green’ has become a major topic, including the innovations,                                         technologies and solutions that many companies are implementing in their operations to not just reduce but establish goals                     for accomplishing zero carbon footprint in all modes of transportation.

                     Moderator:
                     Dr. Michael Tari, Partner and Senior Developer, Sustainability Partners
                     Speakers:
                     Celine Hourcade, Founder and Managing Director, Change Horizon
                     Jorge Carbajal, General Manager, Jet Pro, Inc.
                     Liana Presser, Partnerships and Business Planning, American Airlines

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12:00 p.m. State of the Ports Luncheon

12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

7:00 p.m.   Exhibit Hall Closes

Thursday, October 28, 2021

8:00 am     Americas Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.   Call to Order
                   Chris Mangos, Chairman, Supply Chain Americas and Air Cargo Americas & Director, Marketing Division,                                                                          Miami International Airport

9:00 a.m.   The Last Mile: With E-commerce Rapid Growth Fueled by the Pandemic – What are Leading Companies Doing to                         Keep Up And Also Develop Sustainable Platforms (East Hall)

                     While customers want shipping that's free, fast and reliable, it also happens to be the most expensive and time-consuming                     part of the entire end-to-end delivery process. In this panel we will explore the various ways in which companies are                                 dealing with this phenomenon.

                     Moderator:
                     Francisco X. Santeiro, Consultant, CLADEC
                     Speakers:
                     Mirja Nissen, Director of eCommerce Solutions, International Bonded Couriers                                                                                                                     Cathy Roberson, President, Logistics Trends and Insights                                                                                                                                                     Nabil Malouli, VP Global ECommerce Lead, DHL Supply Chain 
                     Jaime Basagoitia, General Manager, Trans Express, Inc. 

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10:15 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. The Past, Present & Future of Trade Policy - Is the Pendulum Shifting?

                   Different administrations typically mean changes in trade policy, but with issues such as trade remedies/China, forced                             labor, e-commerce, health/safety and facilitation remaining at the forefront, the shift actually may be more subtle than                               suspected.
                     

                     Moderator:
                     Lenny Feldman, Senior Member, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
                     Speakers:
                     The Hon. Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary & CBP Commissioner                                                                                                                           Maria Luisa Boyce, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS

 

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12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens


5:00 p.m.   Exhibit Hall Closes

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