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february 23-24, 2022
portmiami

what is trade summit of the americas?

trade summit of the americas is a convening of the greatest minds in international trade.

We are reinvigorating the “trade conference,” with practical, actionable conversations and thoughtful presentations on not only the current state of affairs in international trade, but also pondering what the future might hold for our industry.

who will be there?

trade summit of the americas will convene hundreds of regulators, trade compliance professionals, service providers, and infrastructure players, both domestic and international, to evoke conversations around the most important issues for global trade. 

Decision-makers and future creators alike will be joining us, either in-person in Miami, FL, or online in a virtual setting.

why attend trade summit of the americas?

Be at the forefront of trade policy

We’ll host conversations around the latest changes in international trade policy, as well as some of the changes we are anticipating in the near future

Become more resilient in your business

Learn about trade infrastructure updates, including route changes, port improvements, and other key factors to efficient supply chains

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Connect with colleagues from around the globe

The Trade Summit of the Americas gathers top trade professionals from Canada, the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Get New Ideas

Our speakers will highlight what is to come in the future of international trade and how we can best prepare for it

what will we talk about?

trade policy

Hear from top trade professionals and regulators as they discuss top policy themes such as free trade, forced labor, ecommerce oversight, and the 21st century customs framework.

trade infrastructure

With cargo congestion and shortages dominating headlines over the past year, these conversations around nearshoring, trucking and equipment challenges, condensed routes, and more are sure to give you practical insights for planning your business strategy moving forward.

trade technology

We’ll talk with industry leaders to understand the practical side of cutting-edge technologies and how we can leverage tools like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain to move goods safely and efficiently.

the speakers

John Abisch

John Abisch

VP, Global Supply Chain Solutions, Crowley

Alice Ancona

Alice Ancona

COO, World Trade Center Miami

Jim Anzalone

Jim Anzalone

President, Compliance Assurance

Dana Baiocco

Dana Baiocco

Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Robert Barcelo

Robert Barcelo

Sr. Manager, Business Development, Port Everglades

Philip Blumenthal

Philip Blumenthal

Chief Transformation Officer, ECU Worldwide

Denise Calle, Esq.

Denise Calle, Esq.

Benjamin England & Associates, LLC

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

President, mkmarin trade services

Felix Carver

Felix Carver

Global Logistics Manager, World Central Kitchen

Megan Conyers

Megan Conyers

Executive Vice President, FCBF

Fermin Cuza

Fermin Cuza

President, World BASC Organization

Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels

CEO and Port Director, Port Everglades

Ralph De La Rosa

Ralph De La Rosa

President, Imperial Freight

Lenny Feldman

Lenny Feldman

Senior Partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Janet Fields

Janet Fields

Director, Risk Management, John S. James

Karyl Fowler

Karyl Fowler

CEO, Transmute

Manuel Garza

Manuel Garza

Director, CTPAT, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Daniel Gazitua

Daniel Gazitua

Director, Global Logistics, Newtimes Group America Corp.

Gary Goldfarb

Gary Goldfarb

Chief Strategy Officer, Interport Group of Companies

Jose "JD" Gonzalez

Jose "JD" Gonzalez

Vice President, NCBFAA

Susie Hoeger

Susie Hoeger

Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance & Policy, Abbott

Lourdes Leon

Lourdes Leon

Founder, Atlantic Overseas Express

John Leonard

John Leonard

Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, CBP

Daniella Levine Cava

Daniella Levine Cava

Mayor, Miami Dade County

Amy Magnus

Amy Magnus

Director, Customs Affairs and Compliance, A.N. Deringer

Manny Mencia

Manny Mencia

Principal, MAM International Consultants

Alix Miller

Alix Miller

President and CEO, Florida Trucking Association

T. James Min II

T. James Min II

Partner, LimNexus LLP

Javier Muñoz

Javier Muñoz

Director, US Customs and Trade Compliance, Pricesmart

Bill Ramia

Bill Ramia

VP, Customs Brokerage, Averitt Express

Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens

Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens

President, RFC Logistics

Gabriel Rodriguez, LCB, CCS

Gabriel Rodriguez, LCB, CCS

President, A Customs Brokerage

Deborah Stern

Deborah Stern

Member, Import & Export Practice Group, Standler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

Michelle Schulz

Michelle Schulz

Shareholder, Polsinelli

Louis Sola

Louis Sola

Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Tim Strauss

Tim Strauss

CEO, Amerijet

Federico "Kiko" Zuniga

Federico "Kiko" Zuniga

Executive Director, NCBFAA Educational Institute

Martyn Verhaegen

Martyn Verhaegen

CTO Digital Forwarding, Magaya Corp

Miles Varghese

Miles Varghese

Founder & CEO, Cargologik

TJ Villamil

TJ Villamil

SVP, International Trade + Development, Enterprise Florida

Kimberly Wakeman, LCB, CCS

Kimberly Wakeman, LCB, CCS

Vice President, Regional Operations & Government Affairs, Avalon Risk Management

the schedule

feb 23

7:00 am
Registration + Breakfast

 

8:00 am
Welcome + Opening Remarks
  • PortMiami Interim Director Hydi Webb
  • Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
  • MIA Director Ralph Cutié

 

8:45 am
Panel: Logistics Reality Check – Balancing Supply with Demand

Ocean carrier leadership share their perspective of the recent imbalance between carrier capacity and shipper loads impacting services and routes as well as what’s in store for the future.

 

9:30 am
Panel: Trade Transparency – Decentralizing the Disruption
  • Karyl Fowler, CEO, Transmute
  • Donna Mullins, VP, Kale Info Solutions Inc. (USA)
  • Jose Luis Canavesi, Director, Veconinter
  • Moderator: Pam Simon, Conference Chair, Connectiv

 

10:15 am
Coffee Break Sponsored by MIA

 

10:45 am
Panel: Click + Ship – Digital Freight Forwarding

International freight forwarding is digitizing at an accelerated rate. Hear how shippers are shopping online to book freight and the technology available to offer such services, and how traditional forwarders can take advantage of these trends.

  • Jesus David Rodriguez, Chief Strategy Officer + Co-Founder, Magaya
  • Philip Blumenthal, Chief Transportation Officer, ECU Worldwide
  • Miles Varghese, CEO + Co-Founder, Cargologik
  • Moderator: Martyn Verhaegen, CTO Digital Forwarding, Magaya

 

11:30 am
Conversation: Making the Case for Collaboration – Supply Chain Security & Compliance through Partnership Programs
  • Manuel Garza, Director, CTPAT, CBP
  • Fermin Cuza, President, World BASC Organization
  • Moderator: Lenny Feldman, Esq., Senior Partner, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

 

1:15 pm
Panel: Crisis Logistics and Compliance – Expecting the Unexpected

The global pandemic has underscored the relevance of a scalable, malleable supply chain. What steps can your enterprise take today to accommodate the urgent needs of tomorrow’s next crisis?

  • Tim Strauss, CEO, Amerijet
  • Lourdes Leon, Founder, Atlantic Overseas Express
  • Felix Carver, Director, Global Logistics, World Central Kitchen
  • Moderator: Jennifer Robertson-Ahrens, President, RFC Logistics

 

2:00 pm
Panel: Detention, Demurrage & Drayage – Confronting Last Mile Challenges
  • Alix Miller, PhD, President + CEO, Florida Trucking Association
  • Bill Ramia, VP, Customs Brokerage, Averitt Express
  • Alex Thomson, Commercial Director, Florida International Terminal
  • Moderator: Robert Barcelo, Cargo Development Manager, Port Everglades
2:45 pm
Panel: The Power of Your People – Education and Resources for a Modern Team
  • Kimberly Wakeman, VP, Regional Operations + Government Affairs, Avalon Risk Management
  • Javier Muñoz, Director, US Customs + Trade Compliance, Pricesmart
  • Federico “Kiko” Zuniga, Executive Director, NCBFAA Education Institute
  • Jan Fields, CCS, CES, Director of Risk Management, John S. James
  • Moderator: Megan Conyers, Executive Vice President, FCBF
4:00 pm
Panel: e-Commerce – Is Product Safety & Security Keeping Pace with the Cargo Flow?
  • Dana Baiocco, Commissioner, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Susie Hoeger, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Abbott Laboratories
  • Denise Calle, Esq., Benjamin L. England & Associates, LLC
  • Moderator: Amy Magnus, Director of Customs Affairs + Compliance, A.N. Deringer

feb 24

7:00 am
Registration + Breakfast

 

7:45 am
Opening Remarks
  • TJ Villamil, SVP, International Trade + Development, Enterprise Florida

 

8:00 am
Conversation with the FMC: More than a Band-Aid: Solving Congestion for the Long Term

National Shipping Advisory Council Member and FCBF President Gabriel Rodriguez sits down with FMC Commissioner Louis Sola to discuss current initiatives and learn what the Commission has in store for the near future to help relieve congestion and anticipate increased cargo flows in the region.

 

9:00 am
Panel: Supply Chain Agility: Is Nearshoring the Answer?
  • Jonathan Daniels, CEO + Port Director, Port Everglades
  • Kim Campbell, Founder, mk marin group
  • Manny Mencia, Principal, MAM International Consultants
  • Moderator: Alice Ancona, COO, World Trade Center Miami

 

9:45 am
Panel: Heading Out: Addressing Export Compliance Before it’s too Late
  • Joe Cortez, President, International Trade Advisors
  • Michelle Shulz, Shareholder, Polsinelli, LLP
  • Moderator: Jim Anzalone, Compliance Assurance LLC

 

10:15 am
Coffee Break

 

10:45 am
Panel: Customs Modernization: New Policies. New Laws. New Realities
  • John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, CBP
  • Cindy Allen, VP, Regulatory Affairs + Compliance, FedEx Trade Networks
  • JD Gonzalez, Vice President, NCBFAA
  • Moderator: Ralph De La Rosa, President, Imperial Freight Brokers

 

11:30 am
Panel: Forced Labor: You’re Only as Strong as your Weakest Link

Global traders must dig deep into their supply chain to ensure forced labor is not present. In this discussion, experts share what steps companies and their logistics partners are taking to avoid cargo delays and detentions to keep cargo moving.

  • Mahmood Hassan, Assistant Director, National Threat Analysis – East, CBP
  • Daniel Gazitua, LCB, Director, Global Logistics, Newtimes Group America Corp
  • T. James Min II, Shareholder, LimNexus LLP
  • Moderator: Deb Stern, Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

 

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