The Greater Tacoma Convention Center will serve as the site of the 30th annual Agricultural Transportation Coalition Meeting June 12-15, and the agenda is packed with sessions addressing some of the produce industry’s most pressing transportation issues – including a shortage of trucks and drivers (and related topics), port situations and rail service.
The event is billed as “The Largest Annual Gathering of Ag Shippers Sourcing and Delivering to Foreign Markets,” and speakers will include Jeremy Nixon, CEO of the new ocean carrier ONE as well as plus SSA and PortsAmerica terminal operators, trucking and rail executives, port authorities from West, East and Gulf coasts, a leading international trade economist and more.
A full speakers list as of early March indicated that Jeremy Nixon will be joined at the convention by Paul Devine, President North America, OOCL; Ed DeNike, Exec. VP Stevedore Services of America; Peter Ford, Chief Strategy Officer, PortsAmerica; Peter Friedmann, Executive Director, AgTC; David Arsenault, DCLI, former President NA Hyundai; BNSF Senior Leadership; Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka; Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero; Ken Kellaway, President, RoadOne; James Farrell, VP Logistics, Distribution & Transportation, PepsiCo; Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Chief Strategist and “the Economist that all other economists listen to”, JLL; Stephen Neel, Ph.D, Senior Technical Director, Global Cold Chain Alliance; and shipping leaders from cheese/dairy, wine, hay, grain and feed and seafood.
For registration and a look at the full agenda and activities, visit https://agtrans.org/events/.
In addition to the focused programming, the two days in Tacoma will feature leisure and industry tours, a boat cruise of Puget Sound, golfing at Chamber’s Bay and excellent networking opportunities.
While the event is open to the public, two sessions are limited to AgTC members.