2010 Agenda

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

The 2010 37th Annual Conference was filled with education, executive level presenters, and networking opportunities. 

Click here for 2010 booklet.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

10:00 – 12:00 AM  Tennis Tournament – Wild Dunes Tennis Center – Isle of Palms, SC

11:00 AM  Registration & Exhibits Open – Grand Hall, Charleston Place Hotel

1:30 – 2:45 Education Session – Magnolia Ballroom

Customs and Compliance – A New Decade

Moderator: Pam Zaresk, former Area Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Charleston, SC


  • How to respond to a Customs’ Request for Information (CF28) – James Rogers, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC
  • Customs Compliance – Imports and 10+2 – Michael Silva, Vice President, Panalpina, Inc.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Robert Fencel, Area Port Director, Charleston, SC

3:15 – 4:45   Education Session– Magnolia Ballroom 

International Finance Techniques

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


5:00 – 7:00 Welcome Reception – Grand Hall, Charleston Place Hotel

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

7:00 AM Registration Opens

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

7:50 Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Address

Welcome:  Mark Condon, PIERS – UBM Global Trade and 2010 Conference General Chairman – Charleston, SC

Invocation: Fr. Lenwood Williams, Director, Charleston Port & Seafarers Society, Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul

Presentation of the Colors: US Air Force Honor Guard 

Patriotic Songs: William Purcell (vocals), Bill Purcell (piano)

9:15  Business Session 1

International Trade Best Practices

Moderator: Hayes Howard, CEO American Shipper


8:30  Exhibits Open – Live Oak Ballroom

9:45  Break

10:00 Business Session 2

The Renewable Economy

Moderator: Mitchell Bohannon, President/CEO, Thomas & Hutton


11:30 Break – Exhibits open – Live Oak, Cypress and Dogwood Ballrooms


World Trade Luncheon
Magnolia Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel

Introduction & Announcements:
 Mark Condon

WELCOME: The Honorable Joseph P. Riley Jr., Mayor, City of Charleston 

Invocation: Fr. Lenwood Williams, Director, Charleston Port & Seafarers Society, Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul

Introduction of the SCITC Board Members and past General Chairman

Presentation of International Trade Scholarships:  Cathy Smuniewski, Scholarship Chair, Panalpina, Inc.

State of South Carolina Business Update: Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Randall Booker, President and CEO, TICO Terminals


James I. (Jim) Newsome, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina State Ports Authority

Introduction of 2011 Conference General Chairman, Bill Turbeville, President, Oceans International, LLC

Luncheon Closing 

2:30 – 4:30 PM Business Session 3 – Magnolia Ballroom

The Next Big Deal In Distribution

ModeratorPaul McClintock, SVP and Chief Commercial Officer, South Carolina State Ports Authority


  • Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone Services – Brandi Hanback, Managing Director
  • JAFZA Americas – Drue Fitzgerald, Manager – Business Development and Planning
  • TBC Corporation (Tire Kingdom), Jim Markey, Vice President – Logistics

5:00 PM Exhibits Close

7:00 – 10:30 PM Evening Entertainment

Location: South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Harbor

Silent Auction for the benefit of Student Scholarships – ends at 8:30

Dress Casual, buses leave the Charleston Place horse circle starting at 6:30 to 7:30. Buses return at 9:00 with last bus at 10:30

Thursday, June 3, 2010

8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet- Live Oak Ballroom, Charleston Place Hotel

8:45 AM Automobile Panel 

The New Age of the Auto Industry

Moderator: Lewis Gossett, South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)


Drawing for choice of an 11 or 7-day Caribbean Cruise will take place – Courtesy of MSC CRUISES and Mediterranean Shipping Company – http://www.mscgva.com/ and http://www.msccruises.com/page.asp?y=fleet,main

Must be present to win – only registered conference attendees.


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

6:30 – 10:00 PM Evening Entertainment

Location: Sand Dunes Club, Sullivan’s Island

Dress: Casual 

Buses leave the Charleston Place horse circle starting at 5:30 to 7:30. Buses return at 9:00 with last bus at 10:00.

2009 Speaker Biographies and Attendee List 

Click here to see photos and presentations from past conferences. 

Click here to view last year’s Program.

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