Sunday, 03 March 2019

8:30 AM

Location: Pelican Hill Golf Club

Registration for this tournament begins at 7:30am.

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9:30 AM — 4:30 PM

Location: Rainbow Pier, Long Beach Beach Downtown Marina

Now in its second year, this event will consist of on-the-water team building, networking, and racing using Catalina 37 sailboats operated by experienced crews. Screen reader support enabled.

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11:00 AM — 7:00 PM


Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Lobby

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Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom

Introduction to International Logistics

12:00 — 3:00 PM

Course Leader

Vice President,
Supply Chain Management,
Lakeshore Learning Materials

For those working on logistics teams at retail, manufacturing, consumer product, agribusiness, energy, or other companies, this mini-course on will introduce you to key issues you’re likely to encounter in your role and offer guidance on how to approach them in order to achieve positive outcomes for your organization. Taught by Daniel Gardner, a longtime logistics educator and vice president of supply chain at Lakeshore Learning Materials, this three hour course is designed for those new in logistics roles focused on both imports and exports, as well as those who would like a brief refresher on key concepts discussed in an up-to-date context given changes to the logistics environment in recent years. Among the topics to be covered will be:

  • Asia inbound logistics models: buyers consolidation versus trans-load.

  • How to approach annual tendering, including how much volume to contract versus holding back for the spot market.

  • Whether to go carrier direct or via an NVO or what the balance should be.

  • Air cargo as a supplement for an ocean program.

  • Managing carrier relationships: how to be a “shipper of choice.”

  • Store-door versus merchant haulage for drayage, when to consider one approach over the other.

  • Getting to hinterland locations via truck or rail.

  • How to decide on West Coast versus East (or Gulf coast) routings.

  • Serving the internal customer: how to manage internal stakeholder relationships with the c-suite, merchandisers.

  • How to make the right logistics technology decisions. Screen reader support enabled.

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom

Shipper Briefing

3:00 — 4:00 PM

Briefing Leader

Director and Operational Head, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors

Briefing Leader

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

By Reservation Only for Shippers.


A special, off-the-record discussion and review of the issues dominating today's containerized ocean shipping industry.

3:00 — 4:30 PM

Long Beach Port Tour

Location: Dock #9, outside Parker’s Lighthouse, Shoreline Village

The Port of Long Beach cordially invites TPM attendees to join a 90-minute harbor cruise that will tour many of the port facilities. The cruise will depart from Dock #9, just outside of Parker’s Lighthouse in Shoreline Village in downtown Long Beach and will last approximately 90 minutes. The tour will offer a close-up look at the many container terminals, on-dock rail yards, and diverse mix of cargo that makes the Port of Long Beach a world leader in goods movement. TPM attendees may use this opportunity to discuss with port representatives how the current and future challenges of trade growth are being handled at the Port of Long Beach.

4:00 — 5:00 PM

Orientation Leaders

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Beacon Ballroom

TPM 2019: An Orientation

Director, Programming,
JOC Events,
Maritime & Trade,

JOC Events,
Maritime & Trade,

IHS Markit

How can you get the most out of TPM 2019? In this brief introductory session open to new and veteran TPM attendees, members of the JOC editorial and event operations teams will provide a roadmap of the four-day event, providing details about what topics will be covered, how to obtain information you may be looking for, networking events, and generally how to maximize your experience in Long Beach.

5:00 — 7:00 PM

Hospitality Reception

Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Pool Deck

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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.