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Half-day Seminar-Member

Panama Canal Update: Changing Inland Transportation Flows

A joint Traffic Club of Chicago and CSCMP Chicago Roundtable Event
Half-Day seminar, Thursday, March 20, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

How will the expansion of the Panama Canal impact global business, trade lanes, and infrastructure investments? Speakers and panelists will include professionals who have worked on the Panama Canal project, representatives from PortMiami and the Florida East Coast Railway, and shippers who plan to use the new canal facilities to deliver freight to the Midwest.

Program
8:00 a.m. Registration, Networking, Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote
by Bill Johnson, Port Director, PortMiami
As director of one of the nation’s top container cargo ports Johnson launched an ambitious capital development program at PortMiami with more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements now underway. The projects include: construction of a Port tunnel in conjunction with the Florida State Department of Transportation; the re-introduction of on-dock freight rail with Florida East Coast Railway; and the deepening of the Port’s channel to -50 feet to accommodate the new generation of larger, container cargo vessels.

9:30 a.m. Plenary Session—“The New Panama Canal”

10:30 a.m. Panel Session
Moderator: Jim Hertwig, president, Florida East Coast Railway
Panelists will include Panama Canal shippers, 3PLs, and logistics customers

12:30 p.m. Luncheon Keynote—“Beyond the Expansion: Next Steps for the Panama Canal Authority”
by Kevin Keller, vice president and senior professional associate with HDR Engineering, Inc.
Keller has assisted the Panama Canal Authority as client manager for its Program Management Advisory and Related Services contract. He has nearly 30 years of management, planning, environmental, and engineering experience in the transportation and freight logistics sector.

Location
Wojcik Center, Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, Illinois

Cost
Members and their guests $75 per person

Non-members $85 per person
Reservations
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• Online payment for individuals and groups (link, below)
• Phone the Club Office at 630-529-1333
• E-mail staff@trfclub-chicago.org

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