FuturePorts' Annual "Strong Ports=Strong California" Conference

We had interesting discussions of important topics facing Southern California's Good Movement Industry by experts from the Ports, government and regulatory agencies, community, and businesses in finding ways to reach common ground on issues affecting us all. We discussed how we can work together to ensure California's success for a healthy economy and environment!



8:00 a.m.  - Welcome Remarks

Elizabeth Warren, Executive Director, FuturePorts

Frances Keeler, President, Board of Directors, FuturePorts

Hon. Lena Gonzalez, Council Member, Long Beach District 1


8:15 - 8:45 a.m. - Morning Speakers

Dave Arian, Vice President, Harbor Commission, Port of Los Angeles

Lou Anne Bynum, Vice President, Harbor Commission, Port of Long Beach

Michael Galvin, Director of Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate, Port of Los Angeles

 Presentation on Ports O' Call Redevelopment

Galvin Presentation

Duane L. Kenagy, P.E., Capital Programs Exec., Port of Long Beach

Presentation on Gerald Desmond Bridge

Kenagy Presentation



 8:45 - 10:00 a.m. - PANEL ONE: Ready and Steady for the Next Wave of Mega-Ships

We heard from the Ports, MTOs, and other industry experts about the lessons learned from the Benjamin Franklin and other mega-ship calls at the San Pedro Bay Ports, and how they avoid congestion and keep cargo moving, and what we can expect to see in the future.

Moderator: John Ochs, Senior Director, APM Terminals, Ltd.

Ochs Presentation

Michael DiBernardo, Dep. Exec. Dir., Marketing and Customer Relations, Port of Los Angeles
Don Snyder, Director of Business Development, Port of Long Beach
Robert Olvera, Jr., President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union - Local 13

Bryan Brandes, Director, West Coast Operations, CMA CGM America LLC


 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. - PANEL TWO: Preparing for Growth in a Sustainable Environment

An in-depth discussion on how we will continue to meet or exceed environmental goals set by regulatory agencies, in order to sustain growth at our ports while simultaneously greening our industry and managing risk.

Moderator: Lee Kindberg, Director, Environment & Sustainability, Maersk Line
Richard D. Cameron, Managing Dir. of Planning and Environmental Affairs, Port of Long Beach
Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Port of Los Angeles

Henry Hogo, Asst. Deputy Exec. Officer, South Coast Air Quality Management District

Cynthia Marvin, Chief, Transportation and Toxics Division, California Air Resources Board


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Networking Break and Book Signing

Edward Humes, Author

Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation


Luncheon Program

12:00 p.m.

Edward Humes, Author

Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation


12:30 p.m.

George Minter, Regional VP of External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, SoCalGas; Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Kleinhenz, Economist and Executive Director of Research

Beacon Economics, LLC

"Beyond the Headlines: Outlook for the Nation, California, and the Region"

Kleinhenz Presentation


1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - PANEL 3: Navigating the Political Waters 

All politics are local, so we learned from those in the trenches on how to successfully collaborate with the decision makers in appointed and elected offices, locally, as well as in Sacramento and D.C.

Moderator: Alex Cherin, Senior Vice President, Englander, Knabe & Allen

Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director, Port of Hueneme
LaDonna DiCamillo, Regional AVP Government Affairs, BNSF Railway Company

James C. Hankla, Sr. Vice President, Governmental Relations, PsomasFMG LLC

Fran Inman, Sr. Vice President, Majestic Realty Co. and Co-chair, California Transportation Commission


2:45 - 3:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Peter Philips, President, Philips Publishing Group



For more information, contact Elizabeth Warren at ewarren@futureports.org or 310.982.1323

or visit our website at www.futureports.org.




Sponsor Presentation




APICS-Inland Empire Chapter ● Bay Planning Coalition ● BizFed-Los Angeles County Business Federation California Marine Affairs & Navigation Conference ● California Metals Coalition ● CESMI-Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Maritime Industry ● Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce ● Harbor City/Harbor Gateway Chamber of Commerce ● Inland Empire Economic Partnership ● Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce ● Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce ● Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association ● Mobility 21 ● Pacific Merchant Marine Council-NLUS ● Professional Environmental Management Association ● Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach ● San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership ● San Pedro Chamber of Commerce ● SNAME Southwest ● VerdeXchange ● Wilmington Chamber of Commerce ● Young Professionals in Energy - Los Angeles 


Time and Date: 
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802