Conference

The Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council hosted the 35th Annual World Trade & Transport Conference on February 22 - 24, 2017. The conference was held at the Omni Royal Orleans in the New Orleans French Quarter.

Panelists discussed various topics including river statistics, port updates and commodities.

The Mardi Gras Fete was again held at the Red Fish Grill  this year with a return of the oyster bar, lollipop lamb chops, seafood buffet and chocolate bread pudding.  Need we say more?

We especially thank our generous sponsors who make this event possible.

 

 

 

2017 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, February 22

10 am – 3 pm

Audubon Park Golf Tournament

3 – 6:30 pm

Registration at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel Lobby

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception at the Omni Royal Orleans Esplanade Complex-Lobby area

Thursday, February 23

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 am

Welcome Remarks & Introduction

8:15 – 9:00 am

USGC River Operations & Washington Update

9:00 – 10:30 am

Commodities Panel

10:30 – 10:45 am     Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Coal Panel-Market Dynamics

12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 pm Coal Panel-Utilities
2:45 – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00  – 4:15 pm

Transportation panel

4:15 – 5:00 pm

Economic Outlook

5:00 pm     Closing Remarks
   

6:00 – 9:30 pm

"Mardi Gras Fête" @ Red Fish Grill located at 115 Bourbon Street

 
 Saturday, February 25

10 am to 4 pm

Parade Party at New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Company located at 4141 St. Charles Avenue



GOLD SPONSORS
Ingram
Impala
East Side River Transportation
American Commercial Barge Lines
SAI Gulf
Associated Terminals LLC
Associated Branch Pilots

SILVER SPONSORS
T. Parker Host
Blue Water Shipping
The Celtic Group
Kinder Morgan
Watco Companies
Cooper Consolidated
Savage
Coastal Cargo
Nord-Sud Shipping, Inc.
United Bulk Terminals
Biehl
General Maritime Transportation Services, Inc.
Sabine Surveyors, LTD
MG Transport Services

COPPER SPONSORS
Matrix PDM / River Consulting
Argus
Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District
Jones Walker
Whitney Bank
Maritime & Commodity Services LLC
SCF Marine
Robert B. Miller & Associates
Marquette Transportation Company
Marine Inspection


MEDIA SPONSORS
Argus
Dry Cargo International
International Bulk Journal
Platts
RPG
Workboat


EXHIBITORS
Anvil Attachments
Intregra Group
University of New Orleans