Flavio Batista

Vice President, Sales, North America

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean

Brent Berg

Vice President, Business Development

Thorco Projects

Jeniffer Boukal

Supply Base Manager, Global Logistics

Deere & Company

Jeniffer Boukal is the supply base manager for Global Logistics in charge of Ocean, Drayage, Freight Forwarding, and Air at John Deere, a global agricultural, construction, forestry, and commercial equipment manufacturer. She is responsible for the Deere global sourcing functions for internal and external customers to their contracted ocean carriers, drayage carriers, and Freight Forwarding suppliers. Boukal joined Deere & Company in February 2007 and has held multiple positions within JDAS, WWL, and IM&S. Some of her experiences include Pilot, GIS, Engineering, IT, Metrics, North American Transportation, Drayage, International Transportation, Global Strategic Sourcing, and Leading Global Cross Functional Teams. Prior to working for Deere, Boukal worked for J2 Aviation and Walmart. Boukal graduated from Daniel Webster College with an MBA, Southern Illinois University with a BS and AS in Global Business Management and Aviation, University of Wisconsin Madison with a BS and AS in Audio and Electrical Engineering.

Peter Bouwhuis


Noelle Burke

Vice President, Project Management, Energy


Jim Burkhard

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

IHS Markit

Kathy Canaan

Director, Logistics and Export Compliance


Brandy Christian

President and CEO

Port of New Orleans

Karen Clarke

Corporate Vice President, Oil and Gas

deugro (USA)

Adolpf Colacco

Founder and CEO


Chris Doyle

Materials Manager


Robert Drew

General Manager, Logistics

Tata International

Amanda Eglinton

Associate Director, Economics and Country Risk

IHS Markit

W. Talon Felts

Logistics Manager


David Ferebee

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Lone Star Transportation

Jeromy Hofmeister

Logistics Manager

Vogt Power International

Anders Hyrup


SAL Heavy Lift

Sara Johnson

Executive Director, Global Economics

IHS Markit

Merritt Lane

President and CEO

Canal Barge

Benjamin Liewald

Senior Vice President

Fracht FWO USA

Elizabeth Lowe



Rafael McDonald

Director, Power, Gas, Coal, and Renewables

IHS Markit

Dennis Mottola

Global Logistics Consultant

Janet Nodar

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

IHS Markit

Susan Oatway

Senior Analyst, Multipurpose and Breakbulk Shipping

Drewry Maritime Research

Kyriacos Panayides

Managing Director

AAL Shipping

Charlie Papavizas


Winston & Strawn

Marco Poisler

Chief Operating Officer, Global Energy & Capital Projects

UTC Overseas

Yorck Niclas Prehm

Head of Research

Toepfer Transport

Brian Putallaz

Senior Commodity Manager


Joye Runfola

Logistics Principle, Americas

Air Liquide USA

Frank Schroder

Director, Corporate Supply Chain and Compliance, CB&I Storage Tank Solutions


Richard Seeg



Brittany Smith

Logistics Manager, Global Procurement Center Americas

Linde Engineering Americas

Stephen Spoljaric

Corporate Manager, Global Logistics


Will Terrill

President and CEO

US Ocean

Peter Tirschwell

Vice President, Maritime & Trade

IHS Markit

Peter Tirschwell is vice president of Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, publisher of The Journal of Commerce, JOC.com, Dredging & Port Construction, Safety at Sea, PIERS maritime trade data, and JOC events such as TPM. In his expanded role within IHS Markit, he is responsible for all editorial content appearing in Maritime & Trade media and events. A career transportation journalist, Tirschwell has been a reporter, West Coast bureau chief, editor-in-chief, and publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 20-plus-year career with the company, which began in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity project, the first global database of port performance. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerc

Jeff Uecker

Global Supply Chain Manager

Goldwind Americas

Andrew Young

Manager, OG&C Functional Logistics