FMC Events

The following is a list of events and speaking engagements attended by FMC Commissioners and FMC Staff

Date and Location Description

11/29/2016 to 12/2/2016

Merida, Mexico

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

AAPA XXV Latin American Congress of Ports

Chairman Cordero will participate in a roundtable discussion exploring the "Agenda of Latin America Ports for the Next 25 Years" as part of the annual Congress of Ports organized by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA).


Cancun, Mexico

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

TOC Americas 2016 Conference

Chairman Cordero will deliver the keynote address at the TOC Americas 2016 conference. TOC Americas is an annual regional supply chain and logistics conference. This year’s event takes place October 11th-13th.


Chicago, IL

Commission Staff Speaking Event

Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference

The Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Services, Rebecca A. Fenneman, will speak to the Health and Personal Care Logistics Conference at its Fall meeting on regulatory issues related to logistics infrastructure, port congestion, demurrage/detention, force majeure, and other issues.


Washington, DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

NCBFFA Government Affairs Conference

Chairman Cordero will address the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association at its Government Affairs Conference in Washington, DC on September 12, 2016. During the session, Chairman Cordero will brief the audience about the work of the Commission and trends in the industry since last year’s conference.


Monroe Township, NJ

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Bi-State Motor Carriers, Inc. 2016 Malcom McLean Award

Chairman Cordero will be honored by the Bi-State Motor Carriers with the "Malcom McLean Award" on August 2, 2016. The award is dedicated in memory of Malcom McLean, the visionary who invented shipping containerization and revolutionized the international freight industry. It is the highest honor bestowed by the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers.


Laurel, MD

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Conference on Cyber-Security Threats to the Marine Transportation System

Commissioner Dye will be making a presentation to a conference on potential cyber- risks to ports, vessels and offshore facilities being held at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.


Arlington, VA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee

Commissioner Dye will be participating on a panel to discuss the FMC’s supply chain innovation team initiative.


Washington, DC

Commission Event

4th Annual Port Environmental Initiatives Forum

This year’s discussion will focus on how cutting edge technologies in port design and management are being envisioned to enhance economic and environmental efficiencies at ports.


Norfolk, Virginia

Commission Staff Speaking Engagement

Virginia Maritime Association 2016 International Trade Symposium

Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero will participate in a panel discussion at the Virginia Maritime Association’s 2016 Symposium that will explore "Ocean Carrier Mergers & Acquisitions". This portion of the program is scheduled to take place on May 12, 2016 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott beginning at 10:30 am. More information about the event can be found at:


Miami, FL

Commission Staff Speaking Engagement

Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association

Deputy Director, Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Jennifer M. Gartlan, Deputy Director, Bureau of Certification and Licensing Clifford Johnson and South Florida Area Representative Andrew Margolis will be speaking.


Lombard, Illinois

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

IANA Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting

Commissioner William P. Doyle will speak during the General Session’s "Federal Partner Updates".


Oakland, California

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Women in Logistics

"Are you ready for SOLAS"—A Luncheon Discussion Hosted by Women in Logistics (WIL) and the Warehouse Education & Research Council (WERC).

Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero will participate in a panel discussion exploring how business and operations may change under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendments that require shippers provide ocean carriers the Verified Gross Mass of a container before it can be loaded aboard a vessel. The event will take place on Monday, May 2, 2016 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant in Oakland, California. More information about the event can be found at:


Washington, DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

ATA Leadership Meeting

Commissioner William P. Doyle will speak to the Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC) on current FMC activities.


Tucson, AZ

Commission Staff Speaking Engagement

NCBFAA Annual Conference 2016

Deputy Director, BCL, Cliff Johnson is a panelist speaking about the Commission’s Final Rule (Docket 13-05) regarding Ocean Transportation Intermediaries.

Conference Schedule


Newport, RI

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

20th Annual Conect Northeast Trade & Transportation Conference

Chairman Cordero will be the luncheon speaker at an event commemorating the Association’s 25th year in existence.


Seattle, Washington

Commission Staff Speaking Engagement

Lower Columbia Transportation Association

Managing Director Vern Hill will be speaking.


London, United Kingdom

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

18th Annual Global Liner Shipping Conference

Commissioner William P. Doyle will participate in a panel discussion on the impacts of carrier alliances.


New York, NY

Commission Staff Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section Spring Conference

Deputy Director, Office of Consumer Affairs and Dispute Resolution Jennifer M. Gartlan will be speaking on a panel entitled "Managing the Evolving Needs of Parties in Government Mediation: Mediation is the New Formal."

Event Agenda


New York, NY

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Gemini Shippers Group Annual Meeting

Chairman Cordero will be speaking before the Gemini Shippers Group, a not-for-profit organization consisting of importers and exporters of various products.


Carteret, New Jersey

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

NJMTA Annual Forum & Expo

Commissioner William P. Doyle will speak to NJMTA members during a session on " Port Congestion and Related Issues".


Washington, DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Exporters Competitive Maritime Council

Commissioner Rebecca Dye is scheduled to address the Exporters Competitive Maritime Council at 8:30 AM, at MARAD’s Office, concerning the FMC Supply Chain Innovation Teams that will be developing commercial solutions to supply chain challenges and related port congestion concerns.


Washington, DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Transportation Institute, University Of Denver

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will be speaking to the Board of the University of Denver’s Transportation Institute, at their meeting in Washington D.C., about the FMC Supply Chain Innovation Teams.


Austin, TX

Commission Staff Speaking Engagement

Moving Fraud Conference Houston

Area Representative Adam Sinko will give a presentation concerning moving fraud.

Event Link


Vallejo, CA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Women on the Water (WOW) Conference

Chairman Cordero will address cadets at the Women on the Water (WOW) conference at the California State University Maritime Academy


Long Beach, CA

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

American Society of Civil Engineers/Coasts, Oceans, Ports, Rivers Institute Group (COPRI)

Chairman Cordero will speak on sustainability and port productivity


Washington, DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Testimony before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation, United States House of Representatives on the Fiscal Year 2017 US Federal Maritime Commission Budget Request


Baltimore, MD

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

Roundtable Discussion on 21st Century Ports

Chairman Cordero is participating in a White House roundtable discussion. The roundtable will bring together shippers, manufacturers, retailers, organized labor, and port operators from around the country to discuss the future of U.S. ports and their integration into a robust national freight system.


New York, New York

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association 99th Annual dinner

Chairman Cordero will be honored as Person of the Year at the annual dinner.


Washington, DC

Commissioner Speaking Engagement

TRB Freight Day Panel

Chairman Cordero is moderating the panel which will discuss changing port operational practices from the perspective of both the port authority and the industry stakeholders that are experiencing the issues associated with mega-ship calls and vessel alliances. Panelists from the Ports of Long Beach, Oakland, and Virginia will share solutions that are working to address the on-going business and operational challenges.

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