HIMC 2024 Agenda

November 6 – 8, 2024 – Hilton Americas, Downtown Houston


Our comprehensive schedule of events features an exciting lineup of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and networking opportunities designed to inform and inspire attendees and to help them stay ahead of the latest trends and developments in the industry.

With a focus on the future of shipping, our conference is the perfect platform to learn from experts, network with peers, and explore innovative solutions to the maritime industry’s challenges. So take a look at our agenda and schedule, and get ready to chart a course for success at the HIMC24!

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Wednesday, November 6, 2024

8:00 AM – 2:30 PM  Golf Outing 
8:00 AM – Registration & Driving Range
9:00 AM – Shotgun Start
2:30 PM – Awards Presentation
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Happy Hour Cocktail Reception, Holman Draft Hall

Thursday, November 7, 2024

7:15 AM Breakfast and Registration, 2nd Floor Outside Ballroom of the Americas, Hilton Americas Downtown
8:10 AM Opening Remarks
8:20 AM Economist
8:50 AM Houston: The Natural Export Gateway
9:40 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM Diversifying Sourcing: Shifting to Emerging Markets
10:50 AM Innovation and Safety on the Houston Ship Channel
11:40 AM Lunch
12:40 PM Waterside Chat
1:10 PM Gateway to Growth: Leveraging Port Houston’s Cargo Base for Success 
2:00 PM Cold Chain is Hot in Houston
2:50 PM Networking Break
3:10 PM Project Cargo: Looking at Trends, Solutions and Services that Ensure the Smooth Flow of Project Cargo and Steel
4:00 PM Landside Fluidity – Solutions for Keeping the Cargo Moving from Dock to Door
5:00 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Evening Reception at the Hilton Americas Houston

Friday, November 8, 2024

7:15 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome with Emcee 
8:40 AM Going Green: Sustainability Solutions for the Future of Shipping
9:30 AM Networking Break
10:40 AM Importer insight – Reinventing Business as Global Economy Continues to Grow
11:10 AM Ocean Carrier Alliance Evolution
12:00 PM Closing