Managing Director

Kyriacos Panayides

AAL Shipping

Vice President, Sales, North America

Flavio Batista

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean

Vice President, Business Development

Brent Berg

Thorco Projects

Vice President, Global Oil Markets, Scenarios, and Integrated Services

Jim Burkhard

IHS Markit

Director, Logistics and Export Compliance

Kathy Canaan


President and CEO

Brandy Christian

Port of New Orleans

Materials Manager

Chris Doyle


General Manager, Logistics

Robert Drew

Tata International

Vice President, Labor Relations

Chelsea Egmon

West Gulf Maritime Association


Anders Hyrup

SAL Heavy Lift

Executive Director, Global Economics

Sara Johnson

IHS Markit

Senior Vice President

Benjamin Liewald

Fracht FWO USA


Elizabeth Lowe


Global Logistics Consultant

Dennis Mottola

Senior Editor, Project and Heavy-Lift Shipping, JOC, Maritime & Trade

Janet Nodar

IHS Markit

Senior Analyst, Multipurpose and Breakbulk Shipping

Susan Oatway

Drewry Maritime Research

Head of Research

Yorck Niclas Prehm

Toepfer Transport

Logistics Manager, Global Procurement Center Americas

Brittany Smith

Linde Engineering Americas

Corporate Manager, Global Logistics

Stephen Spoljaric


Vice President, Maritime & Trade

Peter Tirschwell

IHS Markit

Manager, OG&C Functional Logistics

Andrew Young