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TOC Americas is back again for 2020 – this time as an unmissable virtual conference and online networking event dedicated to the ports and terminals of the region, from 27-29 October 2020.
It has been a considerable length of time since the industry has had an opportunity like this to re-engage after the considerable challenges caused by this year’s pandemic, and this week sees the region’s cargo owners, 3PLs, ocean carriers, land transport providers, port authorities, terminal operators and more gather for a user experience quite unlike anything witnessed before.
What’s on the agenda?
COVID-19 has shone a very public spotlight on the vital role played by ports, shipping, land transport and logistics providers to keep world trade flowing and supply chains of all types functioning across borders. Nowhere more so than in the Americas, home to the world's largest economy and to major Latin trading nations who play a significant role, especially in the global supply of food.
So, how should the Americas’ maritime trade and supply chain community plan to move forward during what the OECD describes as "a fragile, risky and uncertain" recovery in its September 2020 outlook? What can be done to bolster resilience to further shocks as the world attempts to exit from mass lockdown whilst witnessing fresh spikes in many regions?
TOC Americas will be addressing these questions head on, and has in place an agenda featuring over 10 hours of live content with the chance for Q&As, covering:
Attendees will hear from key executives from across the Americas' maritime supply chain. From the container shipping world, TOC Americas has confirmed Robbert van Trooijen, SVP & Head of Latin America & Caribbean at A.P. Moller – Maersk; Howard Finkel, Executive Vice President, COSCO Container Lines; and Erik Alarcon, LAWC Operation Manager for ONE Ocean Network Express.
From the ports and terminal sector, speakers include top executives from US port clusters including Long Beach, Savannah, Port Everglades and South Carolina together with international terminal operators including Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), part of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, with facilities across North, Central and South America as part of its global portfolio.
Also featuring in an unmissable one-to-one conversation will be Ilya Espino de Marotta - Deputy Administrator at the Panama Canal – an organisation for whom many experts had feared would suffer heavily during the pandemic, but have instead defied expectations and are now hopeful of meeting budgetary expectations for 2020.
The region’s leading showcase of port solutions & innovation is at your fingertips…
As well as the host of market-leading content on offer, TOC Americas Virtual Expo plays host to over 25 exhibiting companies in an exciting new virtual showfloor, demonstrating everything from out of the box LED lighting to machine-based learning and recognition technology.
Whilst in-person events aren’t taking place, this will be the definitive meeting place for the region’s port & terminal industry, including:
The countdown is now on to 3 days of unmissable content and more
“TOC Americas Virtual Conference & Expo will provide our customers with a user experience quite unlike anything we have produced to date,” says Event Director Paul Holloway. ”The event will offer much more than just webinars, with a host of networking , exhibition, social and matchmaking options to ensure participants get the most ROI on their time spent with us. As always at TOC, the quality of content and networking is fundamental and will be upheld despite the change of format.”
Find out more about TOC Americas Virtual Expo:
During these challenging times, join us online, as we bring you the industry's leading voices direct to your own home or office, in defiance of the lost opportunities caused by this year’s pandemic.