WERC Conference Examines Seaport Infrastructure

By SCMR Staff
January 27, 2014 - SCMR Editorial

When the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) stages its annual conference in Chicago April 27 – 30, 2014, seaport infrastructure will be top of mind, say organizers.

“U.S. Port Update: Investing in the Future” will feature a panel of three industry leaders from the East Coast, Gulf, and West Coast discussing their relative challenges and opportunities.

The current line-up includes:

* Tim Van Wormer, Marine Planning and Development Manager for the Port of Portland

*Russell Held, Director of Economic Development, The Port of Virginia

* Reggie Gray, President of the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce

SCMR’s executive editor, Patrick Burnson, moderates the hour-long session, and will follow up with a post-conference report.

For more details: http://www.werc.org/



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About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review. Patrick covers international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. Contact Patrick Burnson

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