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IRPT Annual Conference – October 18-20, Biloxi Mississippi

October 19

TUESDAY: October 19, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                      Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                      Exhibition Hall opens

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    General Membership Meeting & Basin Breakout Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                  Networking Break                                 

10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.       Legislative Update
Introduction: Chad Cailteux, 5R Enterprises and IRPT Director
PIDP Efforts, Application Rate and Path Forward:
Inland River Transportation Caucus: 
Aimee Andres, Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals
117th Congress Infrastructure Package: John Anderson, Van Scoyoc Associates
Earmarks and what they mean for Marine TransportationJames Kearns, Jones Walker  

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.       Keynote Luncheon & Welcome
Moderator: Anthony Gex, IRPT President
Sponsor Welcome: Port Bienville, Hancock County, Mississippi
Senator Roger Wicker
Governor Tate Reeves (invited)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           Federal Agency Update
WRDA Implementation Priorities from NWC Navigation Caucus
 
Dredging, Emerging Harbors and Low Use Rivers
IRPT’s WRDA 2022 Priorities: Dede Smith, Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals
Update U.S. Army Corps:
 Patrick Chambers as Chief of Operations, Mississippi Valley Division
Introduction and Update Maritime Administration: Vince Mantero, Maritime Administration

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.            Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.           Strengthening Communications and Emergency Response (Panel Discussion)
Real world examples and Special Presentation: Dede Smith, IRPT
USCG Response to Bridge and Appurtenance Hits / Flood Recovery Efforts (safety): Lt. Paz, U.S. Coast Guard
Emergency Response Team efforts: Fred Taylor, Chairman, Arkansas River (priority transit and cargo)
USACE Response and responsibilities during emergency scenarios: Jared C. Gartman, USACE MVD,
Panel Q & A

5:00 p.m.                           Bus pick up at Hotel
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Reception and Dinner at Point Cadet

 

Register for Conference here.

 

Book your hotel room here.

By Phone
1-888-946-2847, extension 1
Reference group code “S210273.”

For more information about Conference and to view the entire Agenda, visit the IRPT Conference Page.

Details

Date:
October 19
Website:
https://www.irpt.net/conference/

Venue

IP Casino Resort Spa
850 Bayview Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530 United States
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