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    • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Event Via Zoom
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    A Presentation with USCG Captain Rebecca Ore

    Wednesday, May 18, 2022

    11:45 AM - 12:00 PM • Zoom Networking Session
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Keynote

    The first fifteen minutes of this webinar will be spent in networking session breakout rooms.

    Registration
    Member: $25 / 
    Non-Member: $40

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    Speaker

    Captain Rebecca E. Ore, USCG LA Sector Commander

    Captain Ore assumed the duties of Captain of the Port and Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach in May 2020, where she guides a team of over 550 active duty, reserve and civilian personnel conducting federal maritime safety and security, defense and law enforcement operations throughout the central California coastal region. Her career spans the formulation, funding, implementation, and management of maritime safety and security policies and programs at local, regional and national levels.

    Prior to joining Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, Captain Ore was a National Security Affairs Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She previously worked with maritime communities in the Pacific Northwest, the Port of New York and New Jersey, and Louisiana Gulf Coast to lead safety and security operations, develop response plans for contingencies, and respond to disasters including Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She coordinated multi-agency safety and security operations for the 2004 Republican National Convention and United Nations General Assembly, the Athos 1 oil spill in the Delaware Bay, and Super Bowl XLIV in 2015.

    The first among the United States Sea Services, Rebecca will represent the United States in the 2020 Halifax International Security Forum Peace With Women Fellowship. Her policy work includes Director for Maritime Security and Arctic Region Policy at the National Security Council, Program Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget, fellow on the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security and analyst in Coast Guard’s Office of Budget and Programs.

    She is certified in the National Incident Management System for management of large-scale, multi-jurisdiction incidents. She is a graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and holds a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

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    • Monday, May 23, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Keesal Young & Logan
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    A Discussion with Congressman Alan Lowenthal, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Member

    Monday, May 23, 2022 In-Person at Keesal Young & Logan

    Registration
    Member: $35 / 
    Non-Member: $50

    Meeting Location
    Keesal Young & Logan
    400 Oceangate, #1400
    Long Beach, CA 90802

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    Speaker
    US Congressman Alan Lowenthal

    During his two-decade tenure as a city council member and California legislator, Congressman Alan Lowenthal's dedication to common-sense bipartisan solutions earned him a reputation among his colleagues and constituents as one of the most respected and effective legislators in both Long Beach and Sacramento.

    Born March 8, 1941, Congressman Alan Lowenthal was raised in the Queens Borough of New York City. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, he moved to Long Beach, California in 1969 where he taught Community Psychology at California State University, Long Beach until 1998.

    Congressman Lowenthal successfully ran for Long Beach City Council in 1992, where he served for six years. He then continued his leadership in Sacramento, first serving three terms as a State Assembly member, then two terms as a State Senator.

    As a city council member, and then as a state legislator, the Congressman fought against the then-commonplace private and public sector belief that environmental protections and economic success at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles were mutually exclusive. His landmark environmental legislative efforts helped lead the two adjacent ports becoming the cleanest and greenest ports in the world, while remaining the busiest and most successful container ports in the Western Hemisphere. The green business model advocated by the Congressman instituted by the two ports has become a role model for ports throughout the world.

    While a State Assembly member, and as a founding member of the Assembly's Bipartisan Caucus, he paved the way for creation of California’s first ever independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, which took the power of redistricting out of the hands of politicians and gave it back to the people.

    In addition, the Congressman led legislative efforts to revamp the state's K-12 and higher education systems. He championed the College Promise Partnership Act to help K-12 students better transition to college. The passage of his Student Success Act also helped higher education students by introducing significant reforms to the state community college system that focused on increasing graduation and transfer rates.

    Congressman Lowenthal is currently the U.S. House Representative of California's newlycreated 47th Congressional District, which includes portions of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Garden Grove, Westminster, Stanton, and Buena Park.

    Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to the event to receive a refund or to avoid being billed. Your payment for this event is not deductible as a contribution or gift under Federal Income Tax Laws, but is most likely deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.

    • Tuesday, June 07, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hotel Maya
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    A Discussion with Mario Cordero

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 In-Person at the Hotel Maya

    Registration
    Member: $70 / 
    Non-Member: $85

    Meeting Location
    Hotel Maya
    700 Queensway Dr
    Long Beach, CA 90802

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    Speaker

    Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

    Mario Cordero, an international maritime industry leader, Long Beach resident and attorney, is Executive Director of the Port of Long Beach, California, named to the post by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, effective May 15, 2017. Beginning in 2003, Mr. Cordero served as a member, vice president and president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners for eight years, before resigning to accept President Barack Obama’s appointment to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in 2011. He served on the FMC until May 2017 and was FMC Chairman from April 2013 to January 2017. As Executive Director, Mr. Cordero reports to the Board and leads the Port’s Harbor Department staff of more than 500 with an annual budget of $775 million.

    Mr. Cordero has practiced law for more than 30 years, specializing in workers’ compensation cases. He holds a law degree from the University of Santa Clara, and a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from California State University, Long Beach. He taught Political Science at Long Beach City College, served on the City of Long Beach Community Development Commission, and was Vice Chair of the Long Beach Ethics Task Force.

    Mario and Gloria Cordero reside in Long Beach and have two children, Celine, an attorney, and Mario Andres, an educator.

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    • Thursday, June 23, 2022
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Event Via Zoom
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    Marine Exchange of Southern California

    with Captain J. Kipling (Kip) Louttit

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

    11:45 AM - 12:00 PM • Zoom Networking Session
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Keynote

    The first fifteen minutes of this webinar will be spent in networking session breakout rooms.

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    Member: $25 / 
    Non-Member: $40

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    Speaker

    Captain J. Kipling (Kip) Louttit

    Captain Kip Louttit was appointed as the Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California in January 2013. A graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, he served in the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for 30 years prior to retiring with the rank of Captain. Captain Louttit’s experience includes 10 years at sea in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Bering, Mediterranean, and Caribbean Seas. He had six years in command of three Coast Guard cutters and two years as commanding officer of USCG Integrated Support Command in San Pedro, CA. Following retirement from the Coast Guard, Captain Louttit worked for two consulting firms on Coast Guard and Pentagon work.

    Captain Louttit leads a staff of 20 civilians and a Coast Guard detail of six active-duty Operations Specialists with an annual budget of $3.8 million. The Marine Exchange of Southern California, a non-profit organization first established in 1923, is unique among the nation’s Vessel Traffic Services in having a public/private partnership with the Coast Guard. The Marine Exchange continuously works to promote a safe, secure, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound maritime transportation system.

    Captain Louttit was a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds master’s degrees from MIT and Golden Gate University. He is an avid and active sailor with extensive experience in offshore races. He has been a speaker at the U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar in Annapolis since 2008 and actively crews in racing and cruising sailboats offshore as navigator and bowman. Captain Louttit sailed in the Newport/Bermuda race twice, once as a cadet watch captain in 1978 and again as safety officer in 1986. He crewed in the Annapolis to Bermuda race 4 times including finishing first in class and winning the Navigator’s Trophy in 2006, and 4 Annapolis to Newport races. He crewed for the delivery of a sailboat from Los Angeles to Seattle with 11 nights at sea in 2018, delivered sailboats twice from Florida to Annapolis, and sailed in inshore races and cruising adventures in since 1967.

    Captain Louttit is current President of MISNA (Maritime Information Services of North America), which is the umbrella organization to which the dozen Marine Exchanges in the United and Canada belong. He and his family live in Rancho Palos Verdes where he serves in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, mentor of a FIRST FRC High School Robot Team, and as an Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, where he enjoys leading Scouts on outdoor and volunteer community service activities.

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    • Thursday, July 21, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
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    A Discussion with Gene Seroka

    Thursday, July 21, 2022 In-Person

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    Non-Member: $85

    Meeting Location
    TBD

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    Speaker
    Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles

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    • Thursday, August 25, 2022


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    • Thursday, September 22, 2022


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Past events

Wednesday, May 04, 2022 A Discussion with Heather Tomley and Tim Demoss on the CAAP and New Clean Truck Fund
Thursday, April 28, 2022 A Discussion with Bill Mongelluzzo
Thursday, April 07, 2022 A Discussion with Matson's CEO, Matt Cox
Thursday, March 31, 2022 Propeller Club of Northern California: What to Expect from Ocean Carriers in 2022
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Billions in Federal Funding for Ports: How to Position Yourself for Success
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 *UPDATED SPEAKER* A Discussion with FMC Commissioner Bentzel
Thursday, February 24, 2022 The Facts About Port Trucking with Matt Schrap
Thursday, February 03, 2022 A Perspective on Port Operations with Kristin Decas, Port Director and CEO, Port Of Hueneme
Thursday, January 13, 2022 State of the Industry, a Year Like No Other, and What Is Ahead for 2022
Thursday, December 16, 2021 Annual Holiday Lunch
Thursday, December 02, 2021 Will There Be a Holiday Season This Year? See What National Retail Federation Says
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Dr. Noel Hacegaba
Thursday, October 28, 2021 A Discussion About the ILWU Contract, the Vessel Backlog, and the Prospects of a 24/7 Port
Thursday, September 16, 2021 The International Seafarers Center of Long Beach-Los Angeles 2021 Maritime Industry Salute Dinner
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 In-Person Wine and Cheese Networking Event
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 PCNC Presents: Railroads & West Coast Ports
Thursday, August 26, 2021 2021 Harbor Cruise and Scholarship Award Ceremony
Thursday, July 29, 2021 News and Views from LA Councilman Joe Buscaino, Focusing on the San Pedro Bay Complex
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Port of Los Angeles Update and Vision
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Zero and Near Zero Emission Large Truck Update - Where We Are Now and Where Will We Be in the Future
Wednesday, June 02, 2021 Port Update, Forecast, and Vision from Mario Cordero, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach
Thursday, May 20, 2021 The Shipping Industry in a Post-Pandemic World – A World Shipping Council Perspective
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Legislative Trucking Update - CA Trucking Association
Thursday, April 22, 2021 Leading Successfully in Our Remote New World
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 A Discussion with Former FMC Chairman Khouri
Thursday, March 25, 2021 TPM 2021 Update from Bill Mongelluzzo
Thursday, March 11, 2021 Trading with the World: Past, Present, & Future Markets for the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Port of Oakland Director of Maritime Bryan Brandes
Thursday, February 18, 2021 State of the Industry, A Year Like No Other, and What is Ahead for 2021
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 A Discussion with Assemblymember O’Donnell
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Annual General Meeting and Virtual Holiday Get Together
Thursday, December 03, 2020 Chassis Markets in a Season of Change with Bill Shea
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Noel Hacegaba
Thursday, October 22, 2020 A Discussion with USCG LA Sector Commander Ore
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 The Current and Projected Climate of Retail Sales and its Effects on the Ports of LA and LB
Monday, September 28, 2020 A Discussion with Executive Project Engineer Duane Kenagy on the Completion of The Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project
Thursday, September 17, 2020 PMSA's John McLaurin
Thursday, September 03, 2020 Looking Through a Changing Economic Environment with Walter Kemmsies
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 A Discussion on Current Affairs with POLA Executive Director Gene Seroka
Friday, May 22, 2020 National Maritime Day 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Year in Review and Industry Trends
Friday, March 13, 2020 USCG IMO2020 Enforcement Program
Thursday, February 13, 2020 2020 Future Trends in the Port of Long Beach with POLB Director Mario Cordero - February 13, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 A Discussion with USCG Lt. Beal, Commanding Officer of the CGC Terrell Horne
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Annual Holiday Lunch
Monday, November 18, 2019 Peter Lindsey Presents The New IMO 2020 Rule for Low-Sulfur Fuel Ship Standards
Friday, November 15, 2019 A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Noel Hacegaba
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Politics, Competitiveness, and Regulations in the Maritime Industry
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Industry Event: Smart Port of the Future - Economy, Environment, Technology, and Workforce - Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Port Governmental Update and Legislative Climate
Thursday, August 22, 2019 2019 Harbor Cruise
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Update on the Port of Los Angeles with Gene Seroka, Executive Director - Port of Los Angeles
Thursday, May 16, 2019 Seafood Feast
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 FBI Special Agent Boeing Shih Presenting on Cyber Security Threats
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Pier Pass 2.0 Workshop with John Cushing
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 A Discussion with Ed De Nike, President SSA Containers - March 6, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Peter Lindsey Presents How The New IMO 2020 Fuel Requirements Will Significantly Impact All Industry Stakeholders
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 State of the Industry
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Annual Holiday Lunch
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A Discussion on Politics, Competitiveness, and Regulations in the Maritime Industry
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Changing Trade Policy Impacts on the Economic and Trade Outlook
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Toyota Project PORTAL
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Port Update on Tariffs and Peak Season
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Harbor Cruise
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Joint Port Legislative Update
Thursday, May 17, 2018 31st Annual Seafood Feast
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Meet the New Captain of the Port
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Conversation with Gene Seroka Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Jones Act Presentation
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 State of the Industry
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Annual Holiday Lunch
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Economic and Trade Outlook, the World, the US and San Pedro Bay Ports
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Enhancing End-to-End Container Visibility Through Technology
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 CAAP 2017 and Its Impact on the Trade Community
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Lunch & Learn: Challenges Facing the Shipping Industry - A World Shipping Council Perspective
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