FuturePorts 2017 Annual Conference

It’s been a decade since the game-changing Clean Air Action Plan was implemented, with industry, labor and environmental stewards working together to produce a greener goods movement industry.This year’s Annual “Strong Ports=Strong California” Conference will focus on the trends in energy, port operations and efficiency that are disrupting historical business models and setting the course for a competitive future. Join us and learn how these changes will affect your future!

Interested in Sponsoring? Sponsorships are still available! Download our sponsorship packet here

FuturePorts Members: $115
Non-Members Regular Registration: $165
Walk-in/Day of Event Registration: $175
Walk-in Registration must be paid with credit card or check at the door.
Gov't/Nonprofit Regular Rate: $95
Contact [email protected] for Gov't/Nonprofit Discount Code

(Subject to Change)

8:00 a.m.  WELCOME REMARKS                              
Elizabeth Warren, Executive Director, FuturePorts
Frances Keeler, President, Board of Directors, FuturePorts

8:15-8:45 a.m.  MORNING SPEAKERS
Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach
Hon. Patrick O'Donnell, Assembly Member, 70th District

8:45-10:00 a.m. PANEL ONE: Nothing Moves Without Energy               
Which energy resources will be employed to fuel transportation and goods movement activities in the future, and how will this be disrupted by emerging sources? Are there one or more solutions to meet state regulations, and how will the transition be funded?
Moderator: Frances Keeler, Clyde & Co
Caroline Choi, Southern California Edison
George Minter, SoCalGas
Wayne Nastri, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Ash Corson, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

10:00-11:15 a.m. PANEL TWO: When Efficiency Results in/Leads to Increased Productivity   
A multitude of pilot projects are being tested in the South Land to evaluate which will most efficiently address air quality, “through-put”, and the rush of mega ships. Are semi-autonomous vehicles really ready for deployment, and how will the eHighway and catenary trucks reduce congestion? We’ll discuss technology and its effect on productivity.
Moderator: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach
Lisa Anderson, LMA Consulting Group
B.J. Patterson, Pacific Mountain Logistics, LLC
Matt Hanson, Caltrans, Division of Research, Innovation and System Information
C.J. Nord, The Institute for Supply Management

11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 p.m.: LUNCH SERVED
Special Presentation to CSULB Center of International Trade & Transportation in Recognition of their 20th Anniversary

12:30 -1:30 p.m. LUNCHEON PROGRAM                      
Luncheon Speaker: Hon. Janice Rutherford, Supervisor, San Bernardino County, Second District                 
Keynote Speaker: Kurt Nagle, CEO, American Association of Port Authorities

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.  PANEL THREE: The Barracuda Barrel is Launched!
Three companies will present their technological solutions to a panel of expert “barracudas” who will evaluate their potential to address the challenges facing the industry today.        

Introduction: Kat Janowicz, 3C0TECH, Inc
Moderator: Erik Neandross
, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Chris Cannon
, Port of Los Angeles

Heather Tomley, Port of Long Beach
Gary Gaukler, Claremont College/Drucker School of Management
Joe Hower, Ramboll ENVIRON
John Shearer, DarkLight See presentation
John Bryan, EPC Power See presentation
Steve Kochan, ComFreight
See presentation

2:45 - 3:00 p.m. WRAP UP       
David Arsenault, Logistics Transformation Solutions, LLC



Thank you to our sponsors! For sponsorship information, please contact 310.982.1323, [email protected] or download our sponsorship packet here

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 We also would like to recognize our Partnering Organizations: APICS Inland Empire Chapter • Bay Planning Coalition • Braid Theory • California Marine & Navigation Conference • California Metals Coalition • Cleantech Open • Foreign Trade Association • Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce • Inland Empire Economic Partnership • Institute for Supply Management-Los Angeles Chapter • International Warehouse Logistics Association • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce • Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association • Los Angeles Gateway Chamber of Commerce • Mobility 21 • Professional Environmental Management Association • Propeller Club of Los Angeles/Long Beach • Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce •  San Diego Port Tenants Association • San Pedro Chamber of Commerce • South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce • Young Professionals in Energy - Los Angeles

Time and Date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802