Panel Outline & Agenda Announced for Upcoming "Rebuilding America & Creating Jobs: A Maritime Forum"

Published Sep 7, 2011 4:58 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Maritime Executive will host a national Maritime Forum, "Rebuilding America and Creating Jobs," in Baltimore on October 12 & 13, 2011, the beginning of a national campaign to jumpstart the American economy that will continue throughout 2012 and right up to Election Day in November. 

Rebuilding America & Creating Jobs – A Maritime Forum will be a 2 day forum with four panels of discussion:

Master of Ceremonies: John Graykowski, Principal, Maritime Industry Consultants, & former Deputy and Acting Administrator of MARAD

Opportunities & Feasibility:  Why Short Sea Shipping Makes Sense Now.

Moderator: H. Clayton Cook Jr., Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP

Jonathan Kaskin, Director, Strategic Mobility and Combat, Logistics Division, US Navy
John Reeve, President, Reeve & Associates
Marygrace Parker, Freight, Mobility, Safety & Security Coordinator, I-95 Corridor Coalition
Henry Marcus, Professor, Mechanical Engineering - Marine Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Requirements & Realities:  Do we have the resources to make America’s Marine Highway a reality? What are the major challenges?

Moderator: Charlie Papavizas, Partner, Winston and Strawn LLP

Percy Pyne, Chairman & Founding Partner, American Feeder Lines
Roger Bohnert, Deputy Associate Administrator, Intermodal System Development, MARAD
Eric Deans, Director of Shipping and Policy Research, Maritime Authority of Jamaica
Matt Paxton, President, Shipbuilders Council of America

Fleet & Infrastructure:  Who will build the next generation of Jones Act vessels and related infrastructure?  Where will the funding come from?

Moderator: Mike Roberts, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Crowley Maritime Corporation

Tom Allegretti, President & CEO, The American Waterways Operators
Mike Toohey, Chairman & President, Inland Waterways Council
H. Clayton Cook, Jr., Counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP
Richard Marler, CEO, Signal International

Public Opinion, Government Policy & Maritime Education:  Public/private partnerships are the key to nurturing job creation and economic renewal.

Moderator: Jack O’Connell, Senior Editor, The Maritime Executive Magazine

John Cullather, Former Staff Director, House Subcommittee on USCG & Maritime Transportation 
Glen Paine, Executive Director, MITAGS
Mike Jewel, President, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association


Schedule of Events 

Wednesday October 12, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Panel 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Panel 2
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner

Thursday October 13, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Panel 3
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel 4

*Schedule is subject to change. 


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To take part in this important initiative, please join us in Baltimore on October 12 & 13, 2011 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Instititue.


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