Speakers


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CARL W. BENTZEL

Commissioner
Federal Maritime Commission

Jay Berman

Assistant Director, Homeland Security and Justice
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Christina R. Billingsley

Senior Program Manager, Community Engagement
Port of Seattle

PABLO BOWEN-BOBENRIETH

Associate Partner & Business Development Manager Americas
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH


TIMOTHY BROWN

Managing Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology

DR. MARIA BURNS

Program Director TLIM and Director of Education BTI
University of Houston

  RICH BYRNES

Chief Infrastructure Officer
Port Houston

RIC Campo

Chairman of the Port Commission
Port of Houston Authority


ADJ. PROF. (CAPT.) ANUJ CHOPRA

Co-founder & CEO
ESGPlus LLC

KEVIN M. CLEMENT

Executive Director, 2023 Port of the Future Conference
College of Technology
University of Houston

MATTHEW COSTELLO

CEO
Voyager Portal

DAVID CUMMINS

Executive Director, President and CEO
Blue Sky Maritime Coalition


Duane Davis

Section Chief, Port Security Grant Program
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA

Mark Dubina

Vice President, Security
Port Tampa Bay

JEFFREY DECOUX

Chairman
Autonomy Institute

MARK R. DUPONT

MARSEC ADaPT Program Manager
Executive Director
National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy


JORGE DURAN

Chief of the Secretariat
Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP), Organization of American States (OAS)

EMILY A. FEDERER

Sustainability Manager
Port of New Orleans

CHRIS FISHER

Port Director and CEO
Port of Beaumont

KENNETH FRISCHE

Global Director of Cybersecurity Services and Risk Management
1898 and Co.


Dorothe Görtz

Terminal Planning Expert
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH

Alfred B. Henson, PhD 

Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston

BRIAN P. HILL

Director, Western Gulf Gateway
U.S. Maritime Administration
Dept. of Transportation

Laurent Huenaerts

General Manager, North America
Unifly


IRFAN KHAN

Assistant Professor
Texas A&M University at Galveston

MARGARET A. KIDD

Program Director/Instructional Associate Professor, Supply Chain & Logistics
University of Houston

GINO J. LIM, PH.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering
University of Houston

 General Stephen R. Lyons (U.S. Army, Retired)  

Port and Supply Chain Envoy
White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force


HEATHER MACLEOD

Director, Homeland Security and Justice
U.S. Government Accountability Office

JOHN D. MCCOWN

Author and Container Shipping Expert

BARBARA MELVIN

President & CEO
South Carolina Ports

BENOIT MONTREUIL

Professor
Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology


CAPT. ABHISHEK NAIR

Director of Business Development
PortXchange

JON NASS

Executive Director & CEO
Mississippi State Port Authority

NARENDRA PAL, PHD

Director of Hydrogen Technology
Hornblower Group Inc

Colin Nelson

Senior Sales Executive, Certified Port Executive
WAV Systems, Innovative Signal Analysis Inc.


CHENDHIL PERIASAMY, PH.D.

Vice President, Energy Transition
Air Liquide

BRETT A. PHANEUF

President
Submergence Group LLC

MARCO POISLER

Chief Operating Officer – Global Energy & Capital Projects
UTC Overseas, Inc.

MAARTEN POORT

General Manager, Shipping and Maritime Americas
Shell


GEORGE REEVES

Cybersecurity Advisor
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

STEVE RIBUFFO

Director
Port of Alaska

CHRISTOPH SCHOPPMANN

Head of Terminal Planning and Logistics – Intermodal
Deputy Business Development Manager Americas
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH

TRAVIS SHEEHAN

Lead for City Solutions, North America
Shell New Energies


JIAN (JASON) SHI, PH.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Houston

DR. ALOK VERMA

Department Head and Professor
Texas A&M University – Galveston

CHRIS WATERSON

General Manager
Waterson Terminal Services, LLC

CHELSEA C. WHITE III

Schneider National Chair of Transportation & Logistics
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology