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february 23-24, 2022
portmiami

what is trade summit of the americas?

trade summit of the americas is a convening of the greatest minds in international trade.

We are reinvigorating the “trade conference,” with practical, actionable conversations and thoughtful presentations on not only the current state of affairs in international trade, but also pondering what the future might hold for our industry.

who will be there?

trade summit of the americas will convene hundreds of regulators, trade compliance professionals, service providers, and infrastructure players, both domestic and international, to evoke conversations around the most important issues for global trade. 

Decision-makers and future creators alike will be joining us, either in-person in Miami, FL, or online in a virtual setting.

why attend trade summit of the americas?

Be at the forefront of trade policy

We’ll host conversations around the latest changes in international trade policy, as well as some of the changes we are anticipating in the near future

Become more resilient in your business

Learn about trade infrastructure updates, including route changes, port improvements, and other key factors to efficient supply chains

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Connect with colleagues from around the globe

The Trade Summit of the Americas gathers top trade professionals from Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Get New Ideas

Our speakers will highlight what is to come in the future of international trade and how we can best prepare for it

what will we talk about?

trade policy

Hear from top trade professionals and regulators as they discuss top policy themes such as free trade, forced labor, ecommerce oversight, and the 21st century customs framework.

trade infrastructure

With cargo congestion and shortages dominating headlines over the past year, these conversations around nearshoring, trucking and equipment challenges, condensed routes, and more are sure to give you practical insights for planning your business strategy moving forward.

trade technology

We’ll talk with industry leaders to understand the practical side of cutting-edge technologies and how we can leverage tools like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain to move goods safely and efficiently.

the speakers

John Abisch

John Abisch

VP, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Crowley

Jim Anzalone

Jim Anzalone

President, Compliance Assurance

Dana Baiocco

Dana Baiocco

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Robert Barcelo

Robert Barcelo

Sr. Manager, Business Development, Port Everglades

Carl Bentzel

Carl Bentzel

Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

*invited

Philip Blumenthal

Philip Blumenthal

Chief Transformation Officer, ECU Worldwide

Megan Conyers

Megan Conyers

Executive Vice President, FCBF

Fermin Cuza

Fermin Cuza

President, World BASC Organization

Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels

CEO and Port Director, Port Everglades

Ralph De La Rosa

Ralph De La Rosa

President, Imperial Freight

Lenny Feldman

Lenny Feldman

Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Janet Fields

Janet Fields

Director, Risk Management, John S. James

Rickey Fitzgerald

Rickey Fitzgerald

Manager, Freight and Multimodal Operations, FDOT

*invited

Manuel Garza

Manuel Garza

Director, CTPAT, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

*invited

Gary Goldfarb

Gary Goldfarb

Chief Strategy Officer, Interport Group of Companies

Susie Hoeger

Susie Hoeger

Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance & Policy, Abbott

Amy Magnus

Amy Magnus

Director, Customs Affairs and Compliance, A.N. Deringer

Alix Miller

Alix Miller

President and CEO, Florida Trucking Association

T. James Min II

T. James Min II

Partner, LimNexus LLP

Javier Muñoz

Javier Muñoz

Director, US Customs and Trade Compliance, Pricesmart

Peter Quinter, Esq.

Peter Quinter, Esq.

Chair, US Customs and International Trade Law Group, GrayRobinson P.A.

Bill Ramia

Bill Ramia

VP, Customs Brokerage, Averitt Express

Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens

Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens

President, RFC Logistics

Gabriel Rodriguez, LCB, CCS

Gabriel Rodriguez, LCB, CCS

President, A Customs Brokerage

Michelle Schulz

Michelle Schulz

Shareholder, Polsinelli

Brenda Smith

Brenda Smith

Global Director, Government Outreach, Expeditors

Louis Sola

Louis Sola

Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Deborah Stern

Deborah Stern

Member, Import & Export Practice Group, Standler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Miles Varghese

Miles Varghese

Founder & CEO, Cargologik

Kimberly Wakeman, LCB, CCS

Kimberly Wakeman, LCB, CCS

Vice President, Regional Operations & Government Affairs, Avalon Risk Management

Omari S. Wooden

Omari S. Wooden

Assistant Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

Federico "Kiko" Zuniga

Federico "Kiko" Zuniga

Executive Director, NCBFAA Educational Institute

the schedule

feb 23

8:00 am
Welcome + Keynote

 

9:00 am
Panel: Logistics Reality Check – Balancing Supply with Demand

Ocean carrier leadership share their perspective of the recent imbalance between carrier capacity and shipper loads impacting services and routes as well as what’s in store for the future.

 

10:00 am
Panel: Trade Transparency – Decentralizing the Disruption
  • Karyl Fowler, CEO, Transmute
  • Donna Mullins, VP, Kale Info Solutions Inc. (USA)
  • Gary Goldfarb, Chief Strategy Officer, Interport Logistics

 

11:00 am
Panel: Click + Ship – Digital Freight Forwarding
  • Jesus David Rodriguez, Chief Strategy Officer + Co-Founder, Magaya
  • Philip Blumenthal, Chief Transportation Officer, ECU Worldwide
  • Miles Varghese, CEO + Co-Founder, Cargologik
  • MODERATOR: Martyn Van Hoegen, Qwyk

 

12:00 pm
Conversation: Making the Case for Collaboration – Supply Chain Security & Compliance through Partnership Programs
  • Manuel Garza, Director, CTPAT, CBP
  • Fermin Cuza, President, World BASC Organization
  • MODERATOR: Lenny Feldman, Esq., Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

 

1:00 pm
Panel: Crisis Logistics and Compliance – Expecting the Unexpected

The global pandemic has underscored the relevance of a scalable, malleable supply chain. What steps can your enterprise take today to accommodate the urgent needs of tomorrow’s next crisis?

 

2:00 pm
Panel: Detention, Demurrage & Drayage – Confronting Last Mile Challenges
  • Alix Miller, PhD, President + CEO, Florida Trucking Association
  • Rickey Fitzgerald, Manager, Freight and Multimodal Operations, FDOT
  • Bill Ramia, VP, Customs Brokerage, Averitt Express
  • Alex Thomson, Commercial Director, Florida International Terminal
  • MODERATOR: Robert Barcelo, Cargo Development Manager, Port Everglades
3:00 pm
Panel: The Power of Your People – Education and Resources for a Modern Team
  • Kimberly Wakeman, VP, Regional Operations + Government Affairs, Avalon Risk Management
  • Javier Muñoz, Director, US Customs + Trade Compliance, Pricesmart
  • Federico “Kiko” Zuniga, Executive Director, NCBFAA Education Institute
  • Jan Fields, CCS, CES, Director of Risk Management, John S. James
  • MODERATOR: Megan Conyers, Executive Vice President, FCBF
4:00 pm
Panel: e-Commerce – Is Product Safety & Security Keeping Pace with the Cargo Flow?
  • Dana Baiocco, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Susie Hoeger, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Abbott Laboratories
  • Peter Quinter, Esq., Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • MODERATOR: Amy Magnus, Director of Customs Affairs + Compliance, A.N. Deringer

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