14th Annual Waterways Symposium presentations, November 8-10, 2017

Macroeconomic Environment: Where is it Going and What Does it Look Like Getting There?

Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics IEG 


Political Recap

Roger Bernard, Policy Analyst, Informa Economics IEG 


1920s vs. 21st Century Technology: L&D 52-53 and Olmsted

Marty Hettel, Chairman, Inland Waterways Users Board

David Dale, Programs Director, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 


Luncheon Speaker:

Wynne Fuller, Chief of Operations, Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


What’s Moving on the Waterways? The Commodities Panel

Moderator: Ken Eriksen, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics IEG 

Cement: Rob Innis, Director, Transportation Operations, LafargeHolcim

Grain: Ross Edwards, Vice President, Transportation, Gavilon

Steel/Raw Materials: Jim Scharner, Director of Transportation, David J. Joseph Company 

Aggregate Materials: Edmund Redd, Vice President & General Manager, Southern Gulf Coast Division, Vulcan Materials 


Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages

Dr. Craig Philip, Research Professor, Vanderbilt University


Port-Side View: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nation’s Ports

Brandy Christian, President/CEO, Port of New Orleans

Judith Adams, Vice President, Marketing, Alabama State Port Authority

Jim Walker, Director of Navigation Policy and Legislation, American Association of Port Authorities


Creating Inland Innovation Utilizing Container on Vessel (COV)

Robert McCormack, Executive Member, American Patriot Holdings LLC