Join us October 30th-November 1st, 2023, for the 2nd annual Houston International Maritime Conference hosted by Port Houston.

Enjoy networking and informational sessions on topics like import and export container trade, steel cargo, terminal fluidity, sustainability, and the next generation of the logistics workforce. Attend alongside decision-makers from BCOs, ocean carriers, NVOCCs, freight forwarders, trucking companies, and more, and learn about current trends, the future of the maritime industry, and preparing for future growth.

Tickets are now available, use code HoustonMaritime for the early bird discounted rate, expiring August 31, 2023.

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Featured Speakers

Chart a course to success with our roster of distinguished conference speakers from the maritime industry who will share their in-depth knowledge and valuable insights on important issues and current trends.

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Carl Bentzel


Federal Maritime Commission
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Dustin Aaron

Chief Operating Officer

Gulf Winds International
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Lori Brownell

Director, Channel Improvement

Port Houston
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Richard Chriss


American Metals Supply Chain Institute
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Eloy Cortez

Representative, South and Gulf Coast District

International Longshoreman's Association

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Conference Agenda & Schedule

Design your conference experience by choosing from various keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking events that cover crucial topics and trends in the maritime industry.

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Sponsorships with the 2023 Houston International Maritime Conference place your company in a position of influence and enables you to build and strengthen your relationships, visibility, and reputation with major industry partners.

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Special Thanks to our Advisory Committee Members


Roger Guenther
Executive Director
Port Houston

J.J. Plunket
Chief Operating Officer/Port Agent
Houston Pilots Association

John Hark
Regional Director, North America
Bertling Logistics

Eloy Cortez
Representative, South and Gulf Coast District
International Longshoreman’s Association

Andy Powell
Commercial Director
G2 Ocean US, Inc.

Shaun Leone
Sunburst Truck Lines

Giancarlo Morgera
Executive Vice President of Export Liner Services
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.

Will Connell
Gulf Intermodal Services, LLC.

Dave Morgan
President and CEO
Cooper/Ports America

Anthony Fullbrook
OEC Group