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2015 Symposium Program

Three Masts for a Stronger California

The Infrastructure, the Environment, and the Economy of the Maritime Community

 

Legislative Chair: Senator Ricardo Lara, California State Senate, 33rd District

 

 
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
9:00 - 10:15 AM
Informational Briefing (Capitol Rotunda)

Container Perspective

Mark Erickson, Senior Projects Administrator, Port of Oakland - VIEW PRESENTATION

David Arian, Commission Vice President, Port of Los Angeles

Rich Dines, Commissioner, Port of Long Beach - VIEW PRESENTATION

Non Container Perspective

Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director, Port of Hueneme - VIEW PRESENTATION

Mark Tollini, Senior Deputy Port Director, Port of Stockton - VIEW PRESENTATION

Real Estate Perspective

Monique Moyer, Executive Director, Port of San Francisco - VIEW PRESENTATION

Karen Weymann, Special Projects Principal, Port of San Diego - VIEW PRESENTATION

Port Partner Perspective

Mike Jacob, Vice President & General Counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association - VIEW PRESENTATION

 
12:30 - 1:45 PM
Registration
 
1:45 - 2:00 pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks

David Hull, Co-Chair, California Maritime Leadership Symposium

 

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Panel 1 - The Voyage

How California 'greened' the maritime transportation system while maintaining its leadership role in the industry.

Moderator:

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (ret.), Former Chair of Assembly Transportation Committee and Chair of the Select Committee on Ports

Panelists:

Amy Zimpfer, Associate Director, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - VIEW PRESENTATION

Susan Bransen, Chief Deputy Director, California Transportation Commission - VIEW PRESENTATION

Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles - VIEW PRESENTATION

 

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Chewing the Fat: Networking Break

 

 
3:30 - 4:00 pm
Keynote Address

Brian P. Kelly, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

 

4:00 - 5:00 pm
Panel 2- A Sail-Plan

The California Freight Mobility Plan - framework for investment in California's goods movement transportation system.

Moderator:

Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair, Assembly Transportation Committee

Panelists:

Mike Rodriguez, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

Mike Jacob, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association - VIEW PRESENTATION

Kome Ajise, Chief Deputy Director, California Department of Transportation - VIEW PRESENTATION

 

5:00 - 5:05 pm
The Yardarm: Closing Remarks

Congressman Alan Lowenthal, 47th Congressional District of California (VIDEO)

 
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Symposium Honoree Reception

Capitol Building Lower Rotunda

 

Gary L. Gregory Lifetime Achievement Award

Norman Fassler-Katz, Executive Director, California Marine & Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council (CALMITSAC)

 

2015 Honoree of Merit

Captain Tom Jacobsen, President, Jacobsen Pilot Service

 

wednesday, February 25th, 2015
 
7:30 - 8:00 Am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 - 8:20 Am
Opening Keynote

Controller Betty T. Yee, State of California

 
8:20 - 9:15 Am
Panel 3 - Veering Windward

The Sustainable Freight Strategy - moving toward a low carbon transportation future.

Moderator:

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, 70th Assembly District, Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

Panelists:

Chris Shimoda, Director of Policy, California Trucking Association - VIEW PRESENTATION

Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director, Southern California Association of Governments - VIEW PRESENTATION

Cynthia Marvin, Division Chief, California Air Resources Board - VIEW PRESENTATION

 
9:15 - 10:15 Am
Panel 4 - Adding More Sail

Creating California jobs and maritime-related economic development in the global marketplace.

Moderator:

Senator Jerry Hill, Chair, Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee

Panelists:

Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute - VIEW PRESENTATION

Jason Hodge, Port Commissioner, Port of Hueneme - VIEW PRESENTATION

Billie Greer, President, Southern California Leadership Council - VIEW PRESENTATION

 

10:15 - 10:30 Am
Hank for Hank: Networking Break
 
10:30 - 11:30 am
Panel 5 - Anchor's Aweigh

California: Challenges and opportunities at the cross road of the globe.

Moderator:

Senator Jim Beall, Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing

Panelists:

Christian G. Yuhas, Patrolman, Oakland Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association

Jock O'Connell, International Trade Adviser, Beacon Economics

Mark Hirzel, President, Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. - VIEW PRESENTATION

Doug Drummond, President, Port of Long Beach Harbor Commission - VIEW PRESENTATION

 
11:30 am - 12:00 Pm
Keynote Address

Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board

 

12:00 - 12:15 pm
The Pipe Down: Closing Remarks & Event Conclusion

 

 

- fair winds and following seas -