TTW Conference Agenda

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Conference
August 27th – 29th, 2019
Grand Hotel Marriott
Point Clear, Alabama

Agenda

Tuesday, August 27th

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

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Council Chairman’s Reception – North Ballroom Patio
                                           Host – the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council
                                           (Shorts and polo shirts acceptable)

Dinner on your Own

Wednesday, August 28th

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM           Breakfast Buffet – Sponsored by Yellow Creek Port, Mississippi
                                            Grand Ballroom North Foyer

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM           Mr. Kevin Stafford, Chairman TTWDC and Mr. Mitch Mays, Administrator TTWDA

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM           Opening of the Conference – The Honorable Matt Bevin, Chairman TTWDA
                                            Introduced by the Honorable Kenny Imes, Vice Chair TTWDA

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM         Dr. Loren Scott – Professor of Economics, LSU, retired
                                            Introduced by Mr. Robert Dexter, Executive Director, Yellow Creek Port Authority

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM      Break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM      The Honorable Robert Aderholt – Congressional Update

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM      Mr. Eddie Belk – Chief of Integration and Programs, HQ USACE
                                           USACE Update and Future Priorities

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 – 2:00 PM          Major General Dianna Holland, Commander – South Atlantic Division, USACE

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Ms. Emily Walz – SOS International
                                           China Belt & Road Initiative – How the U.S. Should Respond

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM          Break

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM          Ms. Mandy Gunasekara – Energy45
                                           Policy on Inland Waterways

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM          Mr. Timothy Pickering – US Dept. of Transportation MARAD

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM          Mr. Joseph Snowden and Mr. David Clark – City of Mobile Waterfront
                                           Coordinator
                                           Bringing Riverboat Cruises to the Tenn-Tom

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Reception and Silent Auction – Grand Ballroom South

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

Thursday, August 29th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM          Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM          The Honorable Bradley Byrne, US House of Representatives

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM        Dr. John Christy – Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM      Break

10:15 AM – 11:30 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 & Mr. Jaime James – USACE Nashville District

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM     US Coast Guard Update
                                          Capt. LaDonn A. Allen – Commander, Coast Guard Sector Mobile

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