TTW Conference Agenda

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Our conference is scheduled for August 11 - 13 at the Grand Hotel Marriott in Point Clear, Alabama.

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Conference
August 11th – 13th, 2021
Grand Hotel Marriott
Point Clear, Alabama

*Times and events subject to change

Tuesday, August 10

Golfer’s Arrive

 

Wednesday, August 11

10:00 AM – 4-Man Golf Scramble – Lakewood Golf Club, Azalea Golf Course
     Mr. Will Sanders, Tournament Coordinator

Proceeds from the Tenn-Tom Golf Tournament benefits:

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

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

Dinner on your own

Thursday, August 12

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM – Welcome – Mr. Mitch Mays, Administrator TTWDA and Mr. Josh Tubbs, Chairman, TTWDC

8:40 AM – 9:40 AM – Dr. Rob Spalding – BG USAF (retired) – Sr. Fellow Hudson Institute
     Author of Stealth War – How China Took Over While America’s Elite Slept

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM – Mr. John Driscoll – President & CEO, Alabama State Port Authority
     Port of Mobile Update

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM – Congressional Panel
     The Honorable Robert Aderholt – Alabama, US House of Representatives
     The Honorable Jerry Carl – Alabama, US House of Representatives
     The Honorable Trent Kelly – Mississippi, US House of Representatives

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Mr. Michael Randle – Owner & Publisher, Southern Business & Development
     The Southern Economy

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

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Council Business Meeting

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Mr. Chad Chancellor – NextMove Group
     The Site Selection Process

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Break

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM – The Honorable Kay Ivey – Governor, State of Alabama and Chair for the TTWDA 
     Introduced by Mrs. Martha Stokes, Vice Chair TTWDA

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM – Mrs. Tami Reist – Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism Association 
     Tourism as Economic Development

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

Silent Auction benefits:

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – 39th Annual Tenn-Tom Waterway Conference Dinner – Grand Ballroom

 

Friday, August 13

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Mr. Jason Burt – Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency
     Ports and Waterways Cybersecurity Threats

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – US Army Corps of Engineers Update
     Col. Jeremy Chapman – Commander USACE Mobile District
     Mr. Nelson Sanchez – Chief of Operations Division, Mobile District
     Mr. Justin Murphree – Operations Manager, Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
     Mr. Anthony Perkins – Operations Manager, Black Warrior Tombigbee
     Lt. Col. Joe Sahl – Commander USACE Nashville District

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Break

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM – Capt. LaDonn Allen – Commander, USCG Mobile Sector
     USCG Update

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Dr. Johnathan Pote & Dr. Charlie Wax – Mississippi State

12:00 PM – 39th Annual Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Conference Adjourned