2010 Agenda

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


The 2010 37th Annual Conference was filled with education, executive level presenters, and networking opportunities. 

Click here for 2010 booklet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

10:00 – 12:00 AM  Tennis Tournament – Wild Dunes Tennis Center – Isle of Palms, SC

11:00 AM  Registration & Exhibits Open – Grand Hall, Charleston Place Hotel

1:30 – 2:45 Education Session – Magnolia Ballroom

Customs and Compliance – A New Decade

Moderator: Pam Zaresk, former Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Charleston, SC

Speakers: 

  • How to respond to a Customs’ Request for Information (CF28) – James Rogers, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
  • Customs Compliance – Imports and 10+2 – Michael Silva, Vice President, Panalpina, Inc.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Robert Fencel, Area Port Director, Charleston, SC

3:15 – 4:45   Education Session– Magnolia Ballroom 

International Finance Techniques

Moderator: Ron Reighter, Vice President Global Trade Solutions, SunTrust Bank 

Speakers:

5:00 – 7:00 Welcome Reception – Grand Hall, Charleston Place Hotel

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

7:00 AM Registration Opens

7:15 Buffet Breakfast – Live Oak Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel

7:50 Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Address

Welcome:  Mark Condon, PIERS – UBM Global Trade and 2010 Conference General Chairman – Charleston, SC

Invocation: Fr. Lenwood Williams, Director, Charleston Port & Seafarers Society, Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul

Presentation of the Colors: US Air Force Honor Guard 

Patriotic Songs: William Purcell (vocals), Bill Purcell (piano)
 

9:15  Business Session 1

International Trade Best Practices

Moderator: Hayes Howard, CEO American Shipper

Speakers:

8:30  Exhibits Open – Live Oak Ballroom

9:45  Break

10:00 Business Session 2

The Renewable Economy

Moderator: Mitchell Bohannon, President/CEO, Thomas & Hutton

Speakers:

11:30 Break – Exhibits open – Live Oak, Cypress and Dogwood Ballrooms

12:30

World Trade Luncheon
Magnolia Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel


Introduction & Announcements:
 Mark Condon

WELCOME: The Honorable Joseph P. Riley Jr., Mayor, City of Charleston 

Invocation: Fr. Lenwood Williams, Director, Charleston Port & Seafarers Society, Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul

Introduction of the SCITC Board Members and past General Chairman

Presentation of International Trade Scholarships:  Cathy Smuniewski, Scholarship Chair, Panalpina, Inc.

State of South Carolina Business Update: Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Randall Booker, President and CEO, TICO Terminals

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

James I. (Jim) Newsome, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina State Ports Authority

Introduction of 2011 Conference General Chairman, Bill Turbeville, President, Oceans International, LLC

Luncheon Closing 

2:30 – 4:30 PM Business Session 3 – Magnolia Ballroom

The Next Big Deal In Distribution
(Website)

ModeratorPaul McClintock, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, South Carolina State Ports Authority

Speakers:

  • Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone Services – Brandi Hanback, Managing Director
  • JAFZA Americas – Drue Fitzgerald, Manager – Business Development and Planning
  • TBC Corporation (Tire Kingdom), Jim Markey, Vice President – Logistics

5:00 PM Exhibits Close

7:00 – 10:30 PM Evening Entertainment

Location: South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor

Silent Auction for the benefit of Student Scholarships – ends at 8:30

Dress Casual, buses leave the Charleston Place horse circle starting at 6:30 to 7:30. Buses return at 9:00 with last bus at 10:30

Thursday, June 3, 2010

8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet- Live Oak Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel

8:45 AM Automobile Panel 

The New Age of the Auto Industry

Moderator: Lewis Gossett, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)

Speakers:

Drawing for choice of an 11 or 7-day Caribbean Cruise will take place – Courtesy of MSC CRUISES and Mediterranean Shipping Company – http://www.mscgva.com/ and http://www.msccruises.com/page.asp?y=fleet,main

Must be present to win – only registered conference attendees.

11:00 AM ADJOURN FOR OPTIONAL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

12:00 PM   Golf Tournament – Patriots Point Links, Mount Pleasant, SC

6:30 – 10:00 PM Evening Entertainment

Location: Sand Dunes Club, Sullivan’s Island

Dress: Casual 

Buses leave the Charleston Place horse circle starting at 5:30 to 7:30. Buses return at 9:00 with last bus at 10:00.


2009 Speaker Biographies and Attendee List 

Click here to see photos and presentations from past conferences. 

Click here to view last year’s Program.

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