Maritime Event

Jun 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM
International Port of Indiana, Burns Harbor
6625 S. Boundary Drive
Portage, IN 46368
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Business briefings focusing on aspects of the regional maritime industry and its economic value will highlight a half-day seminar and tour of the International Port of Indiana, Burns Harbor, Portage, Indiana, a short drive from downtown Chicago, on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Organized by the Central Asian Productivity Research Center, in cooperation with the Northwest Indiana World Trade Alliance, registration will begin at 9:30 AM and presentations begin at 10:00 AM.

Yuri Hoffman, event chair and co-chair for the CAPRC’s maritime committee, will offer the opening remarks; Professor Colleen Hickman, CAPRC secretary and president of the NWIWA, will extend the official welcome; and Professor Harry Lepinske, CAPRC chair, will discuss the “Maritime Industry and The Silk Road”

Ian Hurt, port director, will discuss the “International Port of Indiana And Its Economic Value”’; Captain Shahid Naseer, a master mariner, and president of Shaars International, Rockford, Illinois, will speak about “The Changing Maritime Industry”; followed by Curt Felch, vice president, International Trade Services, will focus on “The Value Of Using Foreign Trade Zones”.

A bus tour will follow the seminar and the day will end with a light lunch.

Registration: members, $20; non-members $25.

For registration mail checks with a business card, to:

5220 Ellington
Western Springs, Illinois 60558

For more information:

PH: 708-246-5556


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