Agenda

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World Trade & Transport Conference
MVTTC / The Coal Institute
Program Agenda – February 8, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome Remarks
Billy Fitzpatrick – Chairman, MVTTC
8:15 – 9:00 USCG River Operations & Infrastructure Update
Captain Wayne Arguin – USCG Captain of the Port
Sean Duffy – Executive Director, Big River Coalition
Edward Belk, Jr. – U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
James Adams – Jones Walker
0900 – 1030 Commodities Panel
Moderator – Ken Eriksen – Sr. Vice President, Informa Economics
Grain – Mike Steenhoek – Soy Transportation Coalition
Steel – John Foster – Kurt Orban Partners & AIIS Chairman
Coal – John Lowell – Doyle Trading Consultants
Fertilizer – David Asbridge – NPK Fertilizer Advisory Service
1030 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1215 Coal Panel
Moderator – Jim Thompson – IHS Markit Coal 
Frank Costanzo – Tennessee Valley Authority
John Ohlson – Southern Company
Michael Shinn – South Carolina Electric & Gas
Bill McNally – Oklahoma Gas & Electric
12:15-1:30  Lunch
1:30- 2:15 Living Lands & Waters Presentation
Chad Pregracke – Founder and President – Living Lands & Waters
2:15 -3:15 Transportation Panel
Moderator – Ken Eriksen  
Rail – Brian Smalley – National Steel
Rail – Heather Anckner – Rockwood Steel
Barge – Mark Stoppel – American Commercial Barge Line
Ocean – Eddie Poe- Pasternak, Baum & Co., Inc.
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:00 Economic Outlook
Patrick Ryan – Principle & Founder, Mining for Facts
4:00 Closing Remarks & Adjournment

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