This workshop explores the dynamics and inter-relationships between transportation infrastructure and goods movement, with a particular focus on the intermodal connections that link ports with freeways, mainline railroads and deep-draft water highways. Participants will hear about compelling new economic development opportunities, export initiatives and infrastructure funding and policy reform efforts that are being developed and implemented by Western Hemisphere port authorities, municipalities, and state/provincial and federal governments. The workshop will also address methods to connect with potential new investment partners, create jobs and win over community residents and groups who may be dubious about plans to acquire new and/or develop existing port property.
06/27/2013 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director, American Association of Port Authorities Kristin Decas, Executive Director, Port Hueneme, and Chair, AAPA Maritime Economic Development Committee Anthony G. Ianello, Executive Director, Illinois International Port District, The Port of Chicago
06/27/2013 Solving Port Infrastructure Investment and Connectivity Needs
Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Chicago, IL
Paul Bloom, Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
06/27/2013 Bolstering Business by Better Understanding Port Customers
Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director, American Association of Port Authorities
Mary R. Brooks, Ph.D., William A. Black Chair of Commerce, Dalhousie University
Nina Malone, Director, Business Analysis and Strategy, Virginia Port Authority
06/27/2013 Ideas and Opportunities for Port Business Expansion
Edward C. Anthes-Washburn, Deputy Port Director, Port of New Bedford