2018 FTDC Program



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

Matt Priest, President and CEO, FDRA
Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

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

Brian Hill, Program Manager, GE Transportation
Ken Uriu, Port of Long Beach
Chris Chase, Port of Los Angeles
Steve Balaski, Northwest Seaport Alliance
Moderated by Jeff Solomon, SG Footwear

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

Michael Levinson, Senior Director, Quality Corrections & Inspections

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

Kerry Rasmussen, Manager, Major Accounts, Farrow

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

Jeff Dougherty, Director of Materials, Wolverine Worldwide
Curtis Howes, President, Valmarc Corporation
Brian Anderton, Vice President of Implementation & Services, Valmarc Corporation

2:15 pm — Future of the Chinese Supply Chain

Matt Priest, President and CEO, FDRA
Andy Polk, Senior Vice President, FDRA

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

Thomas Crockett, Director, Government Relations, FDRA
Matt Priest, President and CEO, FDRA

3:30 pm — Footwear FTZs in Focus

Jeff McCauley, Vice President, Global Accounts, Integration Point

4:00 pm — Navigating Treacherous Trade Waters

Irina VaysfeldTrade & Customs Practice Principal, KPMG

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

James Snider, Assistant Director, Apparel, Footwear & Textile (AFT) Center, CBP
Crystal Morgan, Supervisory Import Specialist, CBP
Wayne Hooper, Supervisory CBP Officer, CBP

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

10:30 am — A Footwear Compliance Conversation with: 

Bao Vu, Attorney, Stoel Rives
Matt PriestPresident and CEO, FDRA

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

Andy Polk, Senior Vice President, FDRA
Chris Hillyer, Innovation Director and Designer, Deckers Brands

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, Global Compliance Manager, 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)

Click here to access FTDC Customs Document Center. 

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

John Pellegrini, FDRA Customs Counsel, McGuire Woods

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

John Pellegrini, FDRA Customs Counsel, McGuire Woods

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

3:00 pm — Interactive Shoe Sample Review

John Pellegrini, FDRA Customs Counsel, McGuire Woods
Aliya Grosfeld, Laboratory Director, Tariff Solutions

4:00 pm — END Program and Final Raffles

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

A Special Thanks To Our Generous Sponsors!