Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, will be the venue for this year's Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) Northeast Cargo Symposium. The program, which takes place Nov. 3, kicks off with transportation consultant Ted Prince, a former ocean carrier exec who's best known for his thought-provoking, often controversial analyses of maritime and intermodal transportation developments.
The luncheon keynote speaker will be Dan Kraft, CEO of International Forest Products, a major exporter from the region and also the primary business of Patriots' owner Robert Kraft and his family. The younger Kraft will speak on trade-related subjects, including current issues affecting exporters. Other sessions include a discussion of cargo security issues and an update on ocean shipping developments, featuring Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina State Port Authority, and Greg Tuthill, a senior vice president with NYK Line.
Given the location, it's no surprise that the program will conclude with a "post-game wrap-up analysis" provided by CONECT's Washington counsel (and DCV Thought Leader) Peter Friedmann.
You need not be a New Englander to attend—CONECT's events draw participants from across the country. For more details or to register, go to www.conect.org, or call (508) 481-0424.