2007 Agenda

Register now for the 2015 SC International Trade Conference.

Please note: Dress for the sessions is casual; jackets are not required.

The 34th Annual Conference will be filled with education, executive level presenters, and networking opportunities.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

10:00 AM – 12:00 Charleston Port Tour – Wando Terminal – Special Registration Required

10:00 – 12:00 Tennis Tournament – Family Circle Tennis Center – Daniel Island

12:00 Registration & Exhibits Open – Riviera Theatre

2:00 to 4:00 PM – Education Session – Riviera Theatre

“Customs, Security and Risk Management”

Moderator: Ron Reighter – Vice President, Global Trade Solutions for SunTrust Bank 

Ron Reighter is Vice President, Global Trade Solutions for Sun Trust Bank, and has over 30 years experience in international logistics and supply chain management. He holds an MBA from Syracuse University and spent the first part of his career with Sea-Land Service, the premier ocean carrier, working in pricing, sales, marketing and logistics, including six years living in Asia .

CBP Today – Trade Issues In A Port Security Environment:
Pamela Zaresk – Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Area Port Director Zaresk began her Federal career in 1971 as a staff assistant for the Committee on House Administration in the U.S. House of Representatives. She chose to move to the U.S. Customs Service in the New York Region in 1974 where she was a personnel specialist and the first Labor Relations Specialist in the New York Region.

Cargo Liability Limitations
Colin Barrett – President, Barrett Transportation Consultants and Q&A column writer for Traffic World

Since 1979 Mr. Barrett has been president of the consulting firm he founded, Barrett Transportation Consultants. He got his start in the transportation industry in 1964 as associate editor of Traffic World magazine, and subsequently held positions as editor in chief of Transportation & Distribution Management magazine; chief of the representation and economics branch of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Transportation; and vice president-governmental affairs of the Transportation Association of America.

Managing the Risk of Global Shipping:
Greg Kritz – Regional Vice President, Roanoke Trade Services  (Florida, Caribbean & The Americas)

With 26 years experience, Greg is an insurance broker for Roanoke Trade (Miami, FL). Since 1989, he has specialized in cargo insurance, marketing, training/education and sales support. Greg’s responsibilities include management of the Florida, Caribbean and Latin America operations and sales throughout the Southeast Division.

Cargo Security: 
Dr. James Giermanski – Director of the Centre of Global Commerce, Belmont Abbey College, Inventor of the “Smart Container”

A former Regents Professor at Texas A&M International University, Dr. Jim Giermanski is now Professor of International Business and Director of Centre for Global Commerce at Belmont Abbey College . He has been chosen as the International Educator of the Year by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators and has been appointed to the graduate faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

6:00 PM – Welcome Reception – Market Street Circle, Charleston Place Hotel

Wednesday May 30th

7:00 AM Registration Opens – Riviera Theatre

7:15 – Buffet Breakfast – Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel

7:50 – Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Address

Welcome: Jo Douglas – Controller, Quoizel, Inc. – 2007 Conference General Chairman – Charleston, SC

Presentation of the Colors: 
U.S. Air Force Military Color Guard
 – Charleston Air Force Base 

Patriotic Song: Robert Dickson

Welcome: The Honorable Mayor Joseph Riley, City of Charleston

Welcome: The Honorable Joe E. Taylor, Jr.
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce

Keynote Speaker Introduction:
Mark Lattanzio – 
City President, SunTrust BankCharleston, SC

Keynote Speaker: Gregory L. Miller – Chief Economist, SunTrust BankAtlanta, GA

Gregory Miller is First Vice President and Chief Economist with SunTrust Bank, Inc. He completed his undergraduate and graduate Economics degrees at Florida State University and has been a practicing economist, forecaster, and teacher for over 20 years.

8:45 – Exhibits Open – Riviera Theatre

9:15 – Business Session 1 – Riviera Theatre

“Third Party Logistics Providers – Trends in the Industry”

Moderator: Hayes H. Howard – Publisher, American Shipper 

Speakers: Michael Connor – Logistics Sr. Manager, World Wide Procurement, Dell, Inc.Pflugerville, TX

Klaus Schnede – Manager, Marine Procurement, Eastman Chemical Co.Kingsport, TN

Edward Zaninelli – Vice President Transpacific Westbound Trade, OOCLSan Ramon, CA 

Mr. Edward Zaninelli is currently the Vice President of the Transpacific Westbound Trade headquartered in San Ramon, California. With 30 years in the Transportation Industry, Ed started out in trucking industry, followed by 14 years with Sealand Services, 5 years with Nedlloyd USA and now 14 years with OOCL (USA) Inc.

Jeffery G. Lee – Managing Director – North America, Vanguard LogisticsCarson, CA

As of November 2006, Jeff is the Regional Managing Director of North America for Naca Logistics Group. In this role he has authority over all aspects of the operations and 600+ staff. Responsibilities include all budgeting, strategic planning, procurement management, and sales of all brands; Brennan International, Conterm Consolidation Services, Direct Container Line, Inc, and Vanguard Logistics.

10:30 Break

10:45 – Business Session 2 – Riviera Theatre

“Best Practices from the Top Shippers” 

Moderator: William Armbruster – Editor, Shipping DigestNewark, NJ


Mike Barr – Associate Director, Global Physical Distribution, Procter & Gamble (Past Chairman NIT League), Cincinnati, OH 

Mr. Barr is the Associate Director of Procter & Gamble’s Global Physical Distribution organization and the Global Process Owner for the Company’s Cross-Border sourcing and operations. He is based in P&G’s corporate headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Click here for his entire bio. 

Gary Blattenbauer – The Boeing Company, Senior Manager – 787 Global Logistics, The Boeing CompanyCharleston, SC

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Paul Campbell – Consultant and former President, Alcoa Primary Metals
Charleston, SC

12:00 Noon World Trade Luncheon – Cypress Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel

Introduction & Announcements: 
Jo Douglas – Controller, Quoizel, Inc. – 2007 Conference General Chairman – Charleston, SC


Invocation: Rev. Willis T. Goodwin – President, Charleston Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

Presentation of International Trade Scholarships: Mr. Byron Miller – Director, Public Relations, South Carolina State Ports Authority
– Charleston, SC

Welcoming Remarks: 
Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr. – 
President & CEO, South Carolina State Ports Authority and former chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities 
– Charleston, SC

Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr. joined the Ports Authority in 1985 as manager of business analysis and later served as the Authority’s director of planning and development. The Ports Authority’s Board unanimously selected him as President & CEO in mid-1996. Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Groseclose spent six years with Rockwell International, where he rose to the position of manager of financial analysis in the company’s automotive operations. 

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Introduction of Keynote Speaker: 
Mr. Vince Marino
 – President, Container Maintenance Corp. – Mt. Pleasant, SC

Keynote Speaker
Tommy Lasorda

“I figure wherever I am, that’s the place to be.”  Tommy Lasorda

After a brief career as a left-handed pitcher, Tommy Lasorda became one of the most enthusiastic and successful managers in baseball history. Known for his fondness of pasta and pitching, the jovial Lasorda led the Dodgers to eight division titles and two World Championships in 21 seasons as manager. After his retirement, he became a Dodgers executive, and his association with the club has spanned seven decades. He also managed the United States to its first-ever gold medal in baseball at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. 

Source: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Introduction of 2007 Conference General Chairman

Luncheon Closing

2:30 – 4:00 Business Session 3 – Riviera Theater

“Seven Habits of Highly Successful Supply Chains”

Speaker: Jim Tompkins – CEO and Founder, Tompkins Associates, the leader in total supply chain consulting and integration.

Jim has written or contributed to more than 25 books, with more than 500 published articles to his credit.

Click here for his entire bio.

*Immediately following presentation, there will be a book signing of Tompkins’ book 
Bold Leadership for Organizational Acceleration.
 A free copy will be provided to all session attendees.

4:00 PM Adjourn for the day

7:00 –11:00 PM Evening Entertainment, The Legare-Waring House at Charles Towne Landing, featuring “Sneakers”

Thursday May 31st

7:15 AM Breakfast Buffet – Riviera Ballroom

7:45 AM

Introduction of Morning Keynote Speaker: David Popowski, Esq. – Attorney at Law and S.C. International Trade Conference Board of Directors

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Philip Lader, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James, United Kingdom, Chm., WPP Group, and Partner, Nelson Mullins Law Firm

Philip Lader, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, is Chairman of WPP Group, the worldwide advertising/communications firm which includes J. Walter Thompson, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Global, Burson-Marsteller, and Hill & Knowlton, with 98,000 people and 2,000 offices in 106 countries.

9:00 AM Business Session 3 – Riviera Theater

“Vietnam – The Next Emerging Trading Partner”

Moderator: Mark Condon – Vice President, Trade Center Development CorporationCharleston, SC


Sheena Tuyet Nguyen – ACM Vietnam – General Director; 21st Century Intl Development Company – Chairman Executive Assistant/Project Advisor; Saigon WTC – Managing Director, Vietnam

Ms. Nguyen’s background is in the property development sector.  She is currently General Director for ACM Vietnam and Executive Assistant to Chairman for 21st Century Intl Development Company.  Under these companies, she has gained insight and first hand experience on Vietnam growth, its accomplishments and hurdles, accession into the WTO in January 2007 and its quest for further developments integration.  As Founder of the Saigon World Trade Center, her vision and intention is to bring Vietnam’s economy to the frontline through the sound services of the Saigon WTC and its strategic Partners.


Nguyen Duy Khien – Head of Trade Office, Vietnam EmbassyWashington DC

Mr. Nguyen Duy Khien is currently serving as the Commercial Counselor and Head of Trade Office attached to Vietnam Embassy in Washington D.C. Prior the current position, Mr. Khien worked as Deputy Director General of Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency – a governmental organization under the Ministry of Trade for two years, Deputy Secretary General of Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry for ten years, and Export Manager of a Vietnamese corporation specializing in international trade for three years.

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Jonathan L. Moreno – Chief Operating Officer, Center for Global Strategies, Ltd.
Columbia, SC 

Jonathan L. Moreno spent the last eleven years leading and developing for profit and not-for-profit corporations. His educational background includes a degree in International Studies, with emphasis in both diplomacy and international business development. He is also active in the creation and management of real estate and small-business holdings. Currently, Jonathan is serving as the Chief Operating Officer for the Center for Global Strategies, Ltd. (CGS). In this role, he provides leadership for CGS’s organizational development and assists in the strategy for international business and bridge-building efforts. 

Marshall Copeland – President, Quaker Chemical Co, Columbia, SC 

Marshall Copeland graduated from high school in 1968, and then attended Midlands Technical College . In 1969 he was drafted into the United States Army, left college and served in Vietnam for most of 1969 to early 1970. Upon returning to Columbia , S.C. he went to work in his family-owned business Quaker Chemical Company, Inc. 

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Closing Remarks: 
Jo Douglas – Controller, Quoizel, Inc. and 2007 Conference General Chairman – Charleston, SC

Drawing for choice of an 11 or 7-day Caribbean Cruise will take place – Courtesy of Mediterranean Cruise Lines USA and Mediterranean Shipping Company

10:30 AM Adjourn for the day

12:00 PM Golf Tournament – Patriots Point Links, Mount Pleasant, SC

10:30 AM- 3:00 PM Open to join the sights and sounds of SPOLETO USA www.spoletousa.org

6:30 – 10:00 PM Evening Entertainment – Sand Dunes Club, Sullivan’s Island with Permanent Vacation

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