Monday, 20 May 2019

All sessions will take place on Level 4  unless otherwise indicated 

3:00 — 6:30 PM


Location: Texan Ballroom Foyer

3:00 — 5:00 PM

Shipper Roundtable
By Reservation Only, for BCOs

Location: Galveston, Level 2

Roundtable Leader

Mark Szakonyi


Executive Editor,
and The Journal of Commerce,
Maritime & Trade,
IHS Markit

This exclusive, shipper-only discussion facilitated by the JOC senior editorial team will bring together beneficial cargo owners in an off-the-record meeting to exchange ideas and potential solutions to the numerous challenges confronting supply chain stakeholders. Among the topics of discussion will be port and terminal efficiency; the impact of ocean carrier consolidation; the pending low-sulfur fuel mandate and other regulatory requirements; the role of technology in the supply chain; and market trends.

For more information, please contact Mina Patel at

Sponsored by:

5:00 — 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception

Location: Texan Ballroom Foyer

STATEMENT OF JOC CONFERENCE EDITORIAL POLICY: All JOC conference programs are developed independently by the JOC editorial team based on input from a wide variety of industry experts and the editors' own industry knowledge, contacts and experience. The editorial team determines session topics and extends all speaker invitations based entirely on the goal of providing highly relevant content for conference attendees. Certain sponsors may give welcoming remarks or introduce certain sessions, but if a sponsor appears as a bona-fide speaker it will be because of an editorial invitation, not as a benefit of sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits do not include speaking on a program.