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2nd Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference

The Texas Gulf Coast is destined to become “gateway to North America.” And, Harris County, the third largest county in the United States, and surrounding counties, must take steps now to fulfill that destiny. The Port of Houston and other Texas ports will need efficient transportation and adequate infrastructure to meet the growing demands. In addition to building infrastructure and improving the overall transportation network, our region must build relationships with current and future trading partners. The first year’s conference focused on our neighbor and economic partner, Mexico. The 2010 conference will highlight Brazil, a country destined for the top tier among global economies and a natural trading partner with Harris County.

January 24-26, 2010 @ The Hilton of the Americas

If you have a specific interest in trade with Brazil, the future of our region, or a general interest in international transportation and logistics, this conference is for you.
Remember to register before the January 20th deadline to receive a printed name badge and a welcome bag.
Register Online Here

Key topics on Monday, January 25

Focus on Brazil

The Panel includes:
Paulo Protasio, President Associacao Nacional dos Usarios do Transporte (ANUT); National Association of Users of Cargo Transportation
Ed Bastian, Director of Global Sales, BBC Chartering USA
Kevin D. Schroeder, Managing Partner, Portal Commerce and Logistics
Jose Candido Senna, Executive Director Sao Paulo Committee of Users of Cargo Transport & Project Manager Export Sao Paulo and Port 24 Hours
Andre Clary Juliano, Director, Camargo Cornea

Challenges Facing International Transportation: Economy, Legal and Environmental

The Panel includes:
Jeff Moseley, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
Jim Crane, Chairman, Crane Worldwide Logistics
Robert Voltmann, President and CEO, Transportation Intermediaries
Garry Mansell, President, Trade Extensions

Major Regional Developments

The Panel includes:
Moderator – Harris County Judge Ed Emmett
Mark Ellis, Chairman, Gulf Coast Rail District
Eric Potts, Interim Director of Aviation, Houston Airports
James T. Edmonds, Chairman, The Port of Houston Authority

Key topics on Tuesday, January 26

Who are the Players in International Trade?

The Panel includes:
Robert Voltmann, President and CEO, Transportation Intermediaries
Theodore Prince, Principal, T. Prince & Associates, LLC
Duaine A. Priestly, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, Houston

The Last Mile – A Focus on the Best Practices for the International Trade
Community and Trucking Industry To Work Closely Together

The Panel includes:
Brian Fielkow, President, Jetco Delivery
Steve Hawks, President, Hawks Logistics
Jeff Joachim, President, World Trade Distribution
John Esparza, President, Texas Motor Transportation Association

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