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2014 Symposium Program


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
9:00 - 10:30 am

Maritime Transportation Informational Briefing

Moderator:

Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District, California State Senate

 

Panelists:

Andre Boutros, Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

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Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer, California State Lands Commission

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Ben DeAlba, Asst. Secretary for Rail and Ports, California State Transportation Agency

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Richard Corey, Executive Officer, California Air Resources Board

 
1:30 - 1:45 pm

Conference Commences

Conference Call to Order and Keynote Speaker Introduction

 

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Keynote Address

Leslie Blakey, Executive Director, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC)

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2:30 - 3:30 pm

Container Port Competition: An Overview
Panama Canal vs. Suez Canal, Near shoring of manufacturing, Canada’s freight model

Moderator:

Peter Dailey, Maritime Director, Port of San Francisco

 

Panelists:

Daniel S. Smith, Principal, The Tioga Group Inc.

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Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco

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Richard D. Steinke, Director, Marine Terminals, Moffat & Nichol

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3:30 - 3:45 pm

Networking Break

 

3:45 - 4:45 pm

Intermodal Logistics: A Game Changer for All Parties
District court ruling, hours of work, street turns ’matchbacks’ impact on congestion and pollution, CARB Rules for Trucks and Vessels

Moderator: Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor, The Journal of Commerce

Panelists:

Vic LaRosa, President, Total Transportation Systems Inc. (TTSI)

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David Arsenault, Vice President, Hyundai Merchant Marine

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Fran Inman, Senior Vice President, Majestic Realty Co., Commissioner, California Transportation Commission

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4:45 - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

David Hull, Co-Chair, California Maritime Leadership Symposium

 

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Symposium Honoree Reception

Capitol Building Lower Rotunda

Gary L. Gregory Lifetime Achievement Award & 2014 Honoree of Merit Presentations

 

Thursday, February 20th
 
7:30 - 8:00 Am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 - 8:15 Am

Conference Call to Order and Keynote Speaker Introduction

 

8:15 - 8:45 Am

Morning Keynote Address

Betty T. Yee, Member, State Board of Equalization, First District

 

8:45 - 9:45 Am

Maritime Oil Transportation

Moderator: Gary L. Gregory, Gregory Maritime Consulting

Panelists:

Anil Mathur, Chief Executive Officer, Alaska Tanker Company

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Lynn M. Muench, Senior Vice President, Regional Advocacy, The American Waterways Operators

 

Thomas Cullen, Administrator, Office of Spill Prevention and Response, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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9:45 - 10:00 Am

Networking Break

 

10:00 - 11:00 Am

The Maritime Workforce of the Future: Maritime Careers for California's Women and Youth

Moderator: Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, 70th District, California State Assembly, Chair, Assembly Committee on Transportation

Panelists:

Susan E. Anderson Wise, Harbor Commissioner, Port of Long Beach

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Dr. Jane Pacht Brickman, Projessor, Humanities, United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Laura Y. Kovary, Chief, Marine Facilities Division, California State Lands Commission

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11:00 AM - 12:00 Pm

Industry Updates

National Freight Advisory Committee, M-580 marine highway, Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness, California Freight Advisory Committee, Harbor maintenance tax

Moderator: Assemblyman Travis Allen, 72nd District, California State Assembly

Panelists:

Kristin Decas, Port CEO & Executive Director, Port of Hueneme

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Juan M. Acosta, Regional AVP, State Government Affairs, BNSF Railways

 

David Hull, Executive Director, California Maritime Infrastructure Authority

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Jeff Wingfield, Director, Environmental, Government and Public Affairs, Port of Stockton

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12:00 - 1:30 Pm

Luncheon

Introduction

Captain Paul "Chip" N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

 

Keynote

Majority Leader Toni Atkins, 78th District, California State Assembly

 

1:30 - 2:30 Pm

Maritime Trends and Strategic Initiatives

Moderator:

William Lyte, Business Development Manager, Burns & McDonnell

Panelists:

Douglas J. Sereno, Director of Program Management, Port of Long Beach

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Captain John Holmes, Maritime Consultant

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Captain Paul "Chip" N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration

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Erik Stokes, Manager, Energy Department and Market Facilitation Office, California Energy Commission

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2:30 - 3:00 Pm

Networking Break

 

3:00- 4:00 Pm

State of the State - An Overview: California's Port System in the Global Economy

Supply chain costs, Value of ports to California’s economy, Exports, Inland Empire, California Ports & Agriculture

Moderator: Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, 66th District, California State Assembly

Panelists:

James Earp, Executive Director, California Alliance for Jobs

 

 

Mike Jacob, Vice President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

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J. Christopher Lytle, Executive Director & CEO, Port of Oakland

 

4:00 Pm

Closing Remarks / Event Concludes