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Third Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference

The Third Annual Harris County International Trade & Transportation Conference will begin January 30th and continue through February 1st.  This years conference will be focused on current topics relating to trade between India and North America.  The overall issue to be discussed will be “Making the Gateway of North America Work!”
For a list of current speakers and to register for the event click here.
Agenda Includes:
Sunday, January 30th – Opening Reception at India House
Monday, January 31st – Topic Sessions including:
  • Port of Houston Report
  • Ocean Carriers:
    • What does it take to get more service to Houston/Harris County?
    • Far East to Panama Canal to Houston/Harris County direct service, When?
  • Rail Carrier Overview:
    • When and how Houston/Harris County becomes an origination point for containerized cargo?
    • What are the plans for the Houston/Harris County market?
    • HGAC Freight Mobility Report
    • How we can incorporate all water Houston/Harris County to go inland?
  • IMC – Third Party Logistics
  • India Focus

Tuesday, February 1st – Topic Sessions including:

  • Air Cargo
  • Trucking Issues
    • Congestion, Air Quality, Independent Drivers, Port Requirement, Clean Truck Program
  • Shippers
    • What choices do we have in getting conktainer service to Houston/Harris County?
    • What we, as shippers, will need to go all-water to Houston/Harris County?
    • How does Panama Canal affect a logistics supply chain?
    • What can Port, Railroad, and Truckers do better?
    • How we can incorporate all water Houston/Harris County to go inland?
  • Keynote Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Senior V.P. of Strategy for the Journal of Commerce – West Coast, Gulf Coast, East Coast Ports.
    • What does the future look like?
  • Final Question & Answer