Light refreshments available in Harvard Hall Foyer
5:15pm in Harvard Hall
Introduction by Symposium Chair, David Katzman, CH Powell Co. 1:00pm
The Day After the Presidential Election What the Results Mean for Trade and
CONECTs Washington, DCbased Federal Affairs Counsel.
The Intermodal Supply
Chain: Are the Links Breaking?
Panel Moderator: Bob Leadbetter, Alliance Shippers
Steve Rand, CSX, VP of International Sales/Marketing
will offer a
frank assessment of current intermodal rail service for New England importers
and exporters, including cargo movement through West Coast gateway ports, across
the country to New England.
Rick Wen, OOCL,
VP of Business
intermodalism from an ocean carriers perspective
Executive Director, the Waterfront Coalition will
provide an inside
look as to the causes and solutions for port capacity and congestion challenges.
Tom Schick, Assistant General Counsel, Distribution & Security, American
will describe shippers' needs for increased rail competition and improved rail
Ken Kellaway, Founder/CCO, RoadLink, USA,
the critical trucking component of the intermodal puzzle.
Break in Harvard Hall Foyer: 3:30pm 3:45pm
Compliance & Security: Whats New, Whats Working? 3:45pm 5:15pm
Panel Moderator: Bob Kenneally, FedEx Trade Networks
Jim Frederick, Mgr.
Customs & Trade, LL Bean -
Customs security initiatives/requirements and Self Assessment vs. Focused
Assessment from the NE importers perspective
Ed Moriarty, CBP C-TPAT
on the validation process
Esq., Trade Counsel, Intral Corporation
on Export Compliance
Bonni Tischler, Pinkerton Security
Operation Safe Commerce and the Smart Container initiative
SIGNING: 5:15 5:45pm Harvard Hall Foyer
by Keynote Dinner Speaker,
author Dr. Stephen E. Flynn.
America the Vulnerable: How Our Government is Failing to Protect Us from
Cocktail Reception &
Networking, Keynote Dinner 5:30pm 9:00pm
Cocktails & Networking Hour 5:30 6:30pm
Retire upstairs to the Massachusetts Room where cocktails and hors doeuvres
will be served, giving dinner attendees an opportunity to meet and greet
speakers and special guests.
6:30 9:00pm Harvard Hall
Dinner Chairperson, Bob Leadbetter, Alliance Shippers
Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Phil Spayd, Global Trade Systems, Inc.
Featuring CONECTs keynote speaker, Stephen E. Flynn, Ph.D, top selling
author of the book, America the Vulnerable: How Our Government is Failing to
Protect Us from Terrorism.
Having appeared on virtually
every television network, Dr. Flynn is widely recognized as the leading advocate
for dramatically increased security measures in the international cargo supply
chain. America the Vulnerable is currently the New York Times top seller
on the subject of international cargo security. Dr. Flynn is a dynamic,
forceful and often controversial speaker, retired U.S. Coast Guard Commander, a
lecturer at the U.S. War College, and a Senior Fellow at the Council for Foreign
to print out the attached Sponsor Form and fax to CONECT. All
registrations paid by October 20th will be eligible to win a $100
gift certificate to the Capital Grille. Winner will be named at end of
business, October 20, 2004.
accepting a limited number of sponsors for this event. All Sponsors
banners will be displayed in Harvard Hall. All sponsors will be
acknowledged through signage and in symposium materials packet. Costs
are listed below:
literature at registration table: $650
literature, sole break sponsor: $1,000
literature, joint dinner sponsor: $1,500
literature, sole cocktail reception sponsor:
here to print out the attached Sponsor Form and fax to CONECT.
Overnight rooms are available at the Harvard Club for a discounted rate of
$159. Please call the club at 617-536-1260 or 1-800-957-6667 and ask for the
CONECT block rate. Rooms must be booked before October 20, 2004.