Development Conference Agenda

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Opportunities Conference
August 21st – 23rd, 2018
Grand Hotel Point Clear, Alabama

Agenda

(Times and speakers are subject to change.)

Tuesday, August 21st

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Inland Rivers Ports & Terminals – Southeast Rivers Basin Meeting (Optional Event)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Registration Opens – North Ballroom Foyer

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Council Chairman’s Reception – North Ballroom Patio Host – the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council

Dinner on your Own

Wednesday, August 22nd
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast Buffet – Sponsored by Yellow Creek Port, Mississippi Grand Ballroom North Foyer

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM – Opening of the Conference – Mr. Dale Pierce, Vice Chairman TTWDA Mr. Stephen Surles, Chairman TTWDC & Mr. Mitch Mays, Administrator

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM – Comments & Introduction of speakers – Mr. Robert Dexter Executive Director, Yellow Creek Port Authority Ms. Erica York and Ms. Nicole Kaeding – Tariff Impacts on the US Economy, The Tax Foundation, Washington D.C.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Dr. Janaina Siegler – Taking the Plunge: Making a Modal Shift, Assistant Professor, Lacy School of Business – Butler University

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM – Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Congressional Update – The Honorable Robert Aderholt & The Honorable Bradley Byrne

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch on Your Own

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council Business Meeting and Board Meeting and User’s Board Meeting

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Ms. Kim Russo – Director of the America’s Great Loop Cruiser’s Association

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Break

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Mr. Tim Thomas – Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM – Mr. Jim Murphy – US Maritime Administration

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Col. Sebastian Joly – Commander, Mobile District

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Reception and Silent Auction

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Dinner – Grand Ballroom South Foyer

Thursday, August 23rd
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – US Army Corps of Engineers Update: Mr. Wynne Fuller – Chief of Operations Division, Mobile District, Mr. Justin Murphree – Operations Manager, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway,  Mr. Adam Walker – Project Manager, Nashville District

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – US Coast Guard Update – Capt. Rob McLellan – Commander, Mobile Sector

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Port of Mobile Update: Mr. Frank Fogarty – Alabama State Port Authority

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM – Barging 101 – Containers on Barge: Capt. John Farmer – SEO for NAVCAL

12:00 PM – 36th Annual TTW Development Opportunities Conference Adjourned

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 PM – 4-man Golf Scramble – Lakewood Club, Dogwood Course

6:00 PM – Reception & Seafood Buffet