2018 FTDC Agenda



Sunday at 6:00 pm: Cocktail Reception at the Hotel (Sponsored by RCS)

Day 1—Monday, October 22: TRANSIT AND TRADE

7:30 am — Registration Open, Breakfast and Exhibits (Sponsored by Apex Logistics)

8:30 am — Welcome and Kickstarting FTDC 2018

8:40 am — The Current State of the Maritime Industry

  • John McLaurin, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA)

9:10 am — Future Ports in Practice: Optimization, Transit Speeds, Labor Contracts, Pier Pass, Terminals, Chassis, Challenges, and Innovations

9:40 am — Future of the Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Co-Founder & CEO, Shipz Inc. and Host of Let’s Talk Supply Chain
  • Jorie Ramsaur, Southern California Roundtable President, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • Irina Rosca, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, SKLZ
  • Moderated by Matt Priest, President and CEO, FDRA

10:25 am — Future of Air Freight

  • Tony GlassVice President, Global Business Development, EFL
  • Phil Marlowe, President, Acuitive Solutions
  • Moderated by Quinn O’Rourke, Director, Compliance & Logistics, LaCrosse Footwear

10:45 am — BREAK, Exhibits and Raffles (Sponsored by The Northwest Seaport Alliance)

11:15 am — Future of Footwear Packaging in an E-Commerce World

  • Rick Hawley, Product Development Manager, BillerudKorsnas

 11:35 am — Future of Returns and Replenishment in an E-Commerce World

 11:55 am — Managing Supply Chains in an E-Commerce World

12:30 pm — LUNCH and Exhibits (Sponsored by Port of Long Beach)

1:45 pm — Supply Chain Innovation and Visibility in Realtime: A Case Study

2:15 pm — Future of the Chinese Supply Chain

2:45 pm — BREAK, Exhibits and Raffles (Sponsored by Port of Los Angeles)

3:15 pm —  Pivotal Footwear Trade Update: Global Tour of Trade Initiatives

3:30 pm — Footwear FTZs in Focus

  • Jeff McCauley, Vice President, Global Accounts, Integration Point

4:00 pm — Navigating Treacherous Trade Waters

4:30 pm — End of Day Summary and Raffles

5:30 pm — Cocktail Reception at the Hotel (Sponsored by EFL)

Day 2—Tuesday, October 23: COMPLIANCE AND CUSTOMS

7:30 am — Registration Open, Breakfast and Exhibits (Sponsored by Stoel Rives and Charter Brokerage)

8:30 am —  Critical Footwear Customs Updates with CBP — General Center Updates, Enforcement Within the AFT, C-TPAT, In-bonds, and More

10:00 am — BREAK, Exhibits and Raffles (Sponsored by Geodis)

10:30 am — A Footwear Compliance Conversation with: 

11:00 am — Digitization’s Effects on Supply Chains and Customs Classifications Featuring a Live Demo of Material Exchange and Duty Notations in 3D CADs

11:30 am — Customs Brief: Duty Drawback 

  • Brian London, Vice President of Duty Drawback, Charter Brokerage, LLC 

12:00 pm — Footwear Classification Jeopardy Featuring Your Favorite Footwear Classification Professionals

  • Sara Bowersox, KEEN Footwear
  • Zach Parsons, Import Specialist, NIKE
  • Kevin Bruning, Import Compliance Manager, Clarks
  • Ed Foster, Director of Global Logistics & Customs Compliance, Cole Haan

12:30 pm — LUNCH and Exhibits (Sponsored by Farrow)

1:30 pm — Emerging Issues: Footwear Growth and Customs Review: A Review of the Top Shoes Imported by HTS Subheading and Most Troublesome HTS Line Classification Missteps

2:00 pm — Tariff Engineering 101 and Pertinent Ruling Reviews – Gain the Real Tricks to the Trade

2:45 pm — BRIEF BREAK – Bring up Samples! (Sponsored by BillerudKorsnäs)

3:00 pm — Interactive Shoe Sample Review

4:00 pm — END Program and Final Raffles

5:00 – 8:00 pm — Brews & Shoes at the Hotel

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