2019 Symposium Program

Trade in 2019

Navigating Tariffs, Technology and Jobs in the Marketplace

Tuesday     February 19, 2019

10:00 am

11:30 am

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Capitol Briefing / Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement


Legislative and Administrative Meetings

Ports Day Reception & Celebration Achievement Awards

Wednesday     February 20, 2019

8:00 am

9:00 am

9:05 am

9:30 am


10:45 am

11:15 am


12:30 pm

1:30 pm

2:00 pm


3:15 pm

3:45 pm


5:00 pm


5:30 pm

Registration Opens


Morning Keynote Address

  • Gavin Newsom, Governor of California*

Panel: Tariffs and Trade Wars

  • Moderator: Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities

  • Bruce Stenslie, President and CEO, Economic Development Collaborative

  • Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles

  • Mike Jacob, Vice President & General Counsel, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association

Networking Break

Panel: Energy Policy and Electrification of the Waterfront

  • Moderator: Dr. Eleanor Kirtley, West Coast Program Manager, Green Marine

  • Drew Bohan, Executive Director, California Energy Commission (CEC)

  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)

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

  • Renee Moilanen, Manager of Air Quality Practices, Port of Long Beach

Lunch & Networking Break

Afternoon Keynote Address

  • Fiona Ma, CPA, California State Treasurer*

Panel: Projects and Partners

  • Moderator: Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, District 60, California State Assembly*

  • LaDonna DiCamillo, Regional AVP Government Affairs, BNSF Railway Company

  • Jennifer Lucchesi, Executive Officer, California State Lands Commission (CSLC)

  • Job Nelson, Assistant Vice President-External Relations, Port of San Diego

  • Jason Hodge, Commissioner, Port of Hueneme

Networking Break

Panel: The State of Freight Transportation: Bricks-and-Mortar Meets Digital Infrastructure on the Waterfront

  • Moderator: Senator Jim Beall, District 15, California State Senate*

  • Brian Annis, Secretary, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)*

  • Tess Lengyel, Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Policy, Alameda County Transportation Commission

  • Eugene D. Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles

  • Fran Inman, Chair, California Transportation Commission; Senior Vice President, Majestic Realty Co.*

Achievement Awards & Closing Remarks

  • Awardee: Senator Jim Beall, District 15, California State Senate*

  • Awardee: Assemblymember Jim Frazier, District 11, California State Assembly*


*Indicates invited speaker