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FMC Upcoming Events

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

April 2021

Commissioner Dye to Speak to Home Furnishings Association Working Group Meeting

April 21, 2021 | | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak at the Home Furnishings Association Government Affairs Team Meeting.  Her remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern).  There is no charge, but attendance is limited to members.  For more information please see:

https://myhfa.org/category/policy-matters/

 

Commissioner Dye Speaking to ISRI Annual Convention

April 28, 2021 | | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak to attendees of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) Annual Convention and Exposition.  Her remarks will address the topic “Disruption at the Ports: Congestion to Container Shortages” and will take place from 2:45-3:30 p.m. (Eastern).  The event is open to those who are registered to attend the ISRI Annual Convention and Exposition, which runs from April 20-22, 2021 and April 27-29, 2021.  For more information on the event, including instructions on how to register and costs, please see:

https://isri2021.org/

 

May 2021

Commissioner Bentzel to Provide Regulatory Update to IANA

May 5, 2021 | | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will participate in a “Regulatory Partner Update” panel discussion being held as part of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Business Meeting.  The panel featuring Commissioner Bentzel is set to begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, May 5th.  The event is open to the public, but there is a cost to attend.  For further information on the event, including a schedule, fees, and how to register, please visit:

https://businessmtg.intermodal.org/

Commissioner Dye Speaking to American Home Furnishings Alliance’s Board

May 12, 2021 | | Online

Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye will speak at the American Home Furnishing Alliance’s (AHFA) Board of Directors Meeting where she will discuss supply chain issues and provide an update on activities regarding her Fact Finding 29 investigation.  The meeting is closed to the public.  For more information on the AHFA, please see their website at:

https://www.ahfa.us/

 

Chairman Maffei to Address Foreign Trade Association

May 27, 2021 | | Online

Chairman Daniel B. Maffei will address the Foreign Trade Association as part of that organization’s “2021 Maritime Trade & Compliance Seminar” programming.  The event will take place 1:00-4:15 p.m. (Eastern) on Thursday, May 27, 2021 and is open to the public, though there is a fee to attend.  Additional information about the seminar, its costs, and instructions on how to register, please visit:

https://foreigntradeassociation.com/upcomingevents

 

Past Events

January 2021

Commissioner Bentzel to Appear as Guest on Trucking Focused Radio Show

January 26, 2021 | Road Dog Trucking Network Sirius XM Radio

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will be a guest on the “Land Line Now” show where he will discuss with host Mark Reddig a variety of public policy issues related to ocean shipping, trucking, and freight transportation. Commissioner Bentzel will also answer calls from listeners. A subscription to Sirius XM is required to listen to the show.

February 2021

Commissioner Bentzel to Address Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)

February 5, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will speak to IANA’s annual Intermodal Operations Committee meeting where he will provide an update on FMC activities and his work as a Commissioner. The event at 1:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern) and is limited to IANA members who can register to attend at the following link:

 

Commissioner Bentzel to Address AAPA on “Port Management & Logistics Challenges—Detention & Demurrage”

February 24, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will speak about Commission efforts to address detention and demurrage charges during his keynote address to the Association of American Port Authorities’ (AAPA) Communications, Administration & Legal Issues Seminar.  Commissioner Bentzel is scheduled to speak from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.  The AAPA seminar runs from February 22-26, 2021.  For additional information about the program, costs to attend, and how to register, please see:

https://my.aapa-ports.org/Public/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=21COMADMLG

Commissioner Dye Speaks on ABA Panel Exploring Value of Military Veterans in Private to Legal Profession

February 25, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will join a panel discussion hosted by the ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee that focuses on the unique attributes veterans bring to the public and private legal sectors.

Commissioner Dye will speak about how her service in the Coast Guard broadened her legal horizons and the opportunities available to her as a young attorney.  She will also discuss how her experiences as a military officer better prepared her for a career in public service.

https://sites-communications.joneswalker.com/10/1678/landing-pages/aba-tips-admiralty-committee-zoom-webinar-02.25.asp

March 2021

Commissioner Maffei Addresses Marine Transportation System Innovative Science and Technology Conference

March 15, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Dan Maffei will speak at the Sixth Biennial Marine Transportation System Innovative Science and Technology Conference: Advancing the Marine Transportation System through Automation and Autonomous Technologies: Trends, Applications and Challenges on Monday, March 15th.

From the Transportation Research Board of the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS):

Convened by Transportation Research Board, the Sixth Biennial Marine Transportation System Innovation Science and Technology Conference will be held on March 15 – 17, 2021 online. In partnership with the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS), the conference will showcase current and emerging innovative science and technologies related to maritime transportation. The theme will be “Advancing the Marine Transportation System through Automation and Autonomous Technologies: Trends, Applications, and Challenges.”

Participants from government, industry, and academia will examine the rapidly evolving applications of autonomous and automated technologies. Through engaged discussion and debate with noted thought leaders, directed panelists, and leading scientists and engineers, we will explore the direction, technical challenges, enabling technologies, and potential hurdles to successfully navigate the future of the marine transportation system.

Information about the meeting, including schedule, how to register, and costs, can be found at: https://trb.secure-platform.com/a/page/marinetransport

Commissioner Dye Addresses NITL Transportation Summit

March 17, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak on the topic of “Ocean Transportation: Trends, Predictions, and Opportunities” as part of the National Industrial Transportation League’s (NITL) 2021 Transportation Summit.  Commissioner Dye’s remarks will take place from 12:45-1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Mary 17, 2021.  The event is not limited to NITL members, but there is a charge to attend.  For more information on the Summit, other speakers, and how to register, see:

https://www.nitl.org/events/annual-conference/

 

Commissioner Bentzel Participating in Webinar on US Maritime Policy

March 18, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will participate as a panelist for a discussion hosted by the European Maritime Law Organisation on the topic of “U.S. Maritime Policy under The Biden Administration: Continuity or Change?”. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) and is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. For more information about the event and registration details please see:

https://www.emlo.org/programme/

Commissioner Bentzel to Speak at 2021 NIT League Transportation Summit

March 18, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will speak to the National Industrial League’s (NITL) Ocean Transportation Committee Meeting, taking place as part of that organization’s Transportation Summit.  He will speak at approximately 11:30 a.m. (Eastern).  The event is not limited to NITL members, but there is a charge to attend.  For more information on the Summit, other speakers, and how to register, see:

https://www.nitl.org/events/annual-conference/

Commissioner Dye to Address FIATA

March 23, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak to the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) a part of that organization’s “FIATA Week” programming.  Attendance at this event is limited to  FIATA members.  For more information on FIATA, please see:

https://fiata.com/

Commissioner Bentzel to Speak on Detention & Demurrage

March 30, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will speak on the topic of “Demurrage and Detention and Managing Port Operations” during an online session hosted by Shipping and Freight Resource.  The event will begin at 2:00 p.m.  The event is free of charge, but registration is required.  Registration details can be found at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CeNuSmTiQrSmUZymkwgO3A

April 2021

Chairman Maffei Featured Guest on “The Road Dog” Radio Show

April 10, 2021 | SiriusXM Radio Channel 146

Chairman Daniel Maffei will be a featured guest on “The Road Dog” radio show where he will be interviewed by host Dan Ronan.  Their conversation will first air on Saturday, April 10 from 1:00-1:30 p.m. (Eastern) and will be repeated on Sunday, April 11 from 12:00-12:30 p.m.  A subscription to SiriusXM is required.  For information on the show:

Chairman Khouri to Address Los Angeles & Long Beach Propeller Club

April 13, 2021 | Online

Chairman Michael Khouri will address the Propeller Club of the United States Port of Los Angeles & Long Beach.  The event will take place from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern).  The event is open to non-members of the Propeller Club, but there is a fee to attend.  Information on the event, including instructions on how to register, can be found at:

https://www.propellerclublalb.org/calendar/

Commissioner Dye to Address NAWE Annual General Meeting

April 13, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak at the National Association of Waterfront Employers (NAWE) Annual General Meeting.  Her remarks will begin at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) and attendance is limited to NAWE members.  For more information on the event, please visit:

www.nawe.us

Commissioner Bentzel to Speak at Event Focusing on COVID & Vaccines

April 15, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Carl Bentzel will speak at CoolLogistics’ seminar examining “Containerisation’s Role in Global Vaccine Logistics”. In his remarks, Commissioner Bentzel will address the importance of vaccinating the maritime workforce and the impacts of COVID on ports and the supply chain. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required to attend. More information about the event, including other speakers and instructions to register, can be found at:

https://coollogisticsresources.com/conferences-and-events/containing_covid_seminar/

Commissioner Dye to Speak to Home Furnishings Association Working Group Meeting

April 21, 2021 | Online

Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak at the Home Furnishings Association Government Affairs Team Meeting.  Her remarks will begin at 4:00 p.m. (Eastern).  There is no charge, but attendance is limited to members.  For more information please see:

https://myhfa.org/category/policy-matters/