2002 Agenda

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Please note: Dress for the sessions is casual; jackets are not required.


Monday, May 20, 2002

1:00 PM Registration & Exhibits Open
3:00 PM Tennis Tournament, College of Charleston
6:00 PM Welcome Reception, Palmetto Garden Room and Courtyard, Charleston Place Hotel

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

7:00 AM Registration Opens
7:15 AM Buffet Breakfast, Charleston Place Hotel
8:00 AM Invocation
8:00 AM Opening Ceremony, Charleston Place Hotel
8:00 AM Presentation of the Colors
8:00 AM Welcome to Charleston Address
The Honorable Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor of Charleston
8:15 AM Breakfast Speaker: “The State of the Nation & the Impact to the Industry”, Charleston Place Hotel
Mr. Hal Creel, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission
8:45 AM Exhibits Open, Riviera Theatre
9:00 AM Session I: “U.S. Customs Update”, Riviera Theatre
Mr. John Fee, Attorney
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Session II: “Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Being Prepared for the Future”, Riviera Theatre
Dr. Bernard J. “Bud” La Londe, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
12:00 PM World Trade Luncheon – “Global Challenges, Global Strategies”, Charleston Place Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Harry J. Wamboldt, VP Operations, Mikasa
2:15 PM Session III: Panel Discussion – “Opportunities & Obstacles – Doing Business in China”, Riviera Theatre
Panel Moderator – Mr. Rick Wen, V.P., North American Sales, Orient Overseas Container Line Limited, San Ramon, CA
Mr. Bill Turbeville, Manager, Transportation Pricing & Operations, Michelin N.A.
Panelist – Mr. Charles Stith, Sales Manager for the Far East, Harsco Track Technologies
Panelist – Ms. Jo Douglas, Quoizel Lighting
Panelist – Mr. John Ling, International Trade Manager, Asia & the Pacific Rim, South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia, SC
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Session IV: Power Protocol – Going Global, Riviera Theatre
Ms. Cynthia R. (Cindy) Grosso, Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette™
4:30 PM Adjourn for the Day – Exhibit Breakdown
6:30 PM “High Rollin’ on the Battery”, 50 East Bay Street

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

7:15 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:15 AM Breakfast Speaker and Panel Discussion: “Doing Business in Mexico – A Marketing and Logistical Perpective”, Charleston Place Hotel
Breakfast Speaker & Panel Moderator: Mr. James R. (Jim) Giermanski, Professor & Director, International Business Studies, Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
Panelist – Mr. César A. Mijares, International Sales Manager, Harsco Track Technologies – West Columbia, SC
Panelist – Mr. Kenneth M. Price, Export Director, International Paper – Greenville, SC
Panelist – Mr. Marcelo Benitez, Director General, Exportrack Holding S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, Mexico
Mr. Fernando S. Rodriguez, Senior Mexican Custom House Broker, Multilogik., S.C., Monterrey, Mexico
Mr. Paco Robles, Manager of International & Domestic Logistics, KoSa Corp. – Charlotte, NC
10:00 AM Adjourn for the Day
12:00 PM Golf Tournament, Patriot’s Point Golf Links
12:30 PM Harbor Cruise, Leave from the South Carolina Aquarium
7:00 PM “Beach Bash” Finale – Conference Closes, Citadel Beach House, Isle of Palms, SC

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