Agenda

World Trade & Transport Conference
Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council / The Coal Institute
February 23, 2017   New Orleans, La.
Program Agenda
7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome Remarks
Billy Fitzpatrick – Chairman, MVTTC
Donnie Peake – President, The Coal Institute
8:15 – 9:00 am USCG River Operations & Washington Update
Captain Wayne Arguin – USCG Captain of the Port, Sector New Orleans
Sean Duffy – Executive Director, Big River Coalition
John Jaskot – Partner, Jones Walker Law Firm
9:00 – 10:30 am Commodities Panel
Moderator – Ken Eriksen – Sr. Vice President, Informa Economics
Grain – John Williams – President, Zen Noh Grain
Steel – David Stickler – CEO, Big River Steel
Coal/Coke – Patrick Panzarino – VP Coal Trading, TRAMMO
Fertilizer – Blake Hurtik – Editor, Argus Media Fertilzer
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Coal Panel – Market Dynamics
Moderator – Joshua Herzing – CEO, Eco Solution Distributing
Ed Bengier – Director of Iron Making Raw Materials, US Steel
Josh McCall – Fundamental Analytics Director, BP North American Gas & Power
Mike Nasi – Partner, Jackson Walker, LLP
12:15 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:45 pm Coal Panel – Utilities
Moderator – Joshua Herzing – CEO, Eco Solution Distributing
Rob Hardman – Vice President Fuel Supply, Dynegy
Tris Swindle – Principal Buyer, Southern Company
Rob Horton – Vice President of Power Production, Hoosier Energy
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:15 pm Transportation Panel
Moderator – Ken Eriksen – Sr. Vice President, Informa Economics
Barge – Chuck Arnold – Vice President Dry Cargo Sales, Ingram Barge Line
Ocean – Robin Masters – Vice President, Simpson, Spence, Young
Rail – Joseph Frye-Vice President, FMR Transportation Solutions
4:15 – 15:00 pm Economic Outlook
Patrick Ryan – Principle & Founder, Mining for Facts
5:00 pm Closing Remarks & Adjournment