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Houston Global Freight Summit 2021 Day 1 — Rebound and Resilience of the Global Supply Chain

Houston Global Freight Summit 2021 Day 1 — Rebound and Resilience of the Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters, both natural and man-made, have made clear the need for a resilient global supply chain. The global supply chain is the world’s circulatory system and determines the overall economic health of nations and the world — future prosperity depends upon the efficient flow of freight. To address the latest developments and vulnerabilities in the international freight system, the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Port Houston are co-hosting the first Houston Global Freight Summit. The event will be held virtually across two days and will feature over a dozen speakers — including key executives of ports, shippers, ocean carriers, railroads, trucking firms and fuel suppliers. Experts in resilience, transportation policy and the environment will also describe their research, giving special attention to infrastructure improvements.

The first day of the summit will focus on what is needed for a robust rebound from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Speakers will also consider how to make the global supply chain more resilient — what are the weak links that must be strengthened?

For a detailed agenda and to register for the summit, please scroll down. Click here for information on day two.

The Global Freight Summit is organized by Ed Emmett, Baker Institute fellow in energy and transportation policy, and is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies and Port Houston. Follow @CES_Baker_Inst on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerFreight.


Registration

To register, click on any session in the engagement hub and enter your details. To attend other sessions, please select the items you are interested in and click “sign me up.” You will not need to enter your details again.

After registering for your chosen sessions, you will receive a confirmation email one day before the summit with details about how to access each webinar.


Agenda — Day 1
 

9:00 a.m.

 

 

Welcome

Ed Emmett
Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute 

Roger Guenther
Executive Director, Port Houston

9:15 a.m.

 

 

Panel I: The Post-COVID Freight Network

Moderated by: Ed Emmett, Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Sherry Harriman
Senior Vice President, Logistics & Supply Chain, Academy Sports + Outdoors

Michelle Michot Foss, Ph.D.
Fellow in Energy, Minerals and Materials, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Bill Williams
International Vice-President, South Atlantic Gulf Coast District, International Longshoremen’s Association

10:15 a.m.

 

 

Panel II: Technology for Resilience and Efficiency

Moderated by: Ed Emmett, Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute

Stephen Flynn, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute; Professor of Political Science, Northeastern's School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs

Charles Thompson
Chief Information Officer, Port Houston

Curtis D. Spencer
President, IMS Worldwide, Inc.

11:15 a.m.

 

 

Armchair Discussion: Moving Freight Requires Infrastructure

The Honorable Brian Babin
U.S. Representative, Texas, District 36;
Member, United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

11:45 a.m.

 

 

Closing Remarks

Ed Emmett
Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute 

 

 

When?

Tue, May 18, 2021
9 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

Online webinar