Port NOLA: Envisioning Bold Growth
Brandy D. Christian
President & CEO, Port of New Orleans
Welcoming Address


Assessing Our Nation’s Infrastructure –
Past, Present, and Future
Charles Brittingham
Senior Vice President/
Cassidy & Associates
General Session One

An Economic Trade Update
Bill Ralph
President & Maritime Economist
RK Johns & Associates
General Session One

Moving on Up – Mississippi River Projects Outlook for 2018
Paul Scott Abbott
Senior Correspondent
American Journal of Transportation
General Session Two

Inland Rivers, Ports, & Terminals, Inc.
Aimee Andres
AMPE, Executive Director
Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc.
General Session Two

Versabar – The Power of Engineering, Delivered
Brian Freese
Rigging Engineer
Versabar, Inc.
General Session Two

Fracht, USA
Reinder Schilsky
VP Project Development
Fracht FWO Inc.
General Session Two

AIIS Steel Challenges in 2018 and Beyond
John D. Foster President
Kurt Orban Partners Chairman
American Institute for
International Steel (AIIS)
General Session Four