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April 23-25, 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA

IRPT Annual Conference

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Itinerary/Agenda

Monday – April 22nd

10:00 am | Exhibitor Move-In Opens
1:00 pm   | IRPT Board Meeting
5:30 pm   | Welcome Reception and Port Tour

Tuesday – April 23

8:00 am   | Exhibition Hall Opens

8:00 am   | AASHTO Council of Water Transportation Meeting

10:30 am | General Membership Meeting

12:00 pm | Kickoff Luncheon

1:30 pm   | Inland Port/Terminal Grant Program
Introduction
Path Forward

2:15 pm   | All About Infrastructure
Priorities to Rebuild
408 Permitting
From the Users Board

4:00 pm   | Innovative Technology to Increase Efficiencies

Dinner on your own

Wednesday – April 24

7:30 am   | Breakfast

8:30 am   | Federal Programs and Benefits (funding and assistance)

9:45 am   | FBI: Infrastructure Security

10:45 am | Regulatory Charges, Decisions and Rulemaking

11:25 am | Institute of Water Resources: Memorandum and more

12:00 pm | Keynote Luncheon

1:30 pm   | Market Needs (Challenges and Opportunities)/Commodities Discussion
Agriculture/Forestry
Chemical
Energy
Steel

3:30 pm   | Anticpated Growth of the Cruise Industry
Industry Outlook and Attracting Lines
Port Priorities and Infrastructure Needs (docking/services)

5:30 pm   | Oyster Reception

Thursday – April 25

**************Shipper’s Day****************
7:30 am   | Breakfast

8:30 am   | Case Study: Port of Greater Baton Rouge
Challenges and Opportunities
Business Development

9:30 am   | Member Team Building Offers Benefits to Shippers

10:30 am | Spotlight on Inland Ports (Capabilities and Connectivity)

11:15 am | Using Foreign Trade and Opportunity Zones

12:00 pm | End of Conference