FMC Upcoming Events
The following is a list of events and speaking engagements attended by FMC Commissioners and FMC Staff
Chairman Maffei Speaking to Virginia Maritime Association
October 4, 2023 | | Norfolk, VA
Chairman Daniel Maffei will address the “VMA 2023 International Trade Symposium” during a fireside chat entitled “Reliability through Regulatory Compliance & Rulemaking”. The symposium is being hosted by the Virginia Maritime Association. Additional details about the event, including registration and costs, can be found on the VMA website.
Chairman Maffei Giving Keynote at WESCCON 2023
October 27, 2023 | | Rancho Mirage, CA
Chairman Daniel Maffei will provide the breakfast keynote address at “WESCCON 2023”, the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders (PCC). Information on registration and cost to attend can be found on the PCC website.
Chairman Maffei Speaking at Bistate Motor Carriers Event
January 10, 2023 | Newark, New Jersey
Chairman Daniel Maffei will address the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers at their January meeting where he will speak about the Federal Maritime Commission 2023 agenda. The event is open only to members of the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers.
Commissioner Dye Meeting with Harbor Truckers
January 14, 2023 | Palm Springs, CA
Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye will meet with the Board of the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) to address the industry outlook for 2023, and how it will shape the agenda of the Federal Maritime Commission for the coming year. Topics Commissioner Dye will discuss include implementing recommendations from Fact Finding Investigation 29 Final Report, and an effort to address “bottleneck” issues at the ports created by current industry practices concerning container return, early return dates for containers, and merchant haulage. The meeting is closed to the public.
Commissioner Louis Sola Speaking at Pyrotechnics Association Conference
February 23, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
Commissioner Louis Sola will speak during the Regulatory Review session of the American Pyrotechnics Association’s (APA) “APA Winter Education Conference” where he will discuss the topics of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 as well as demurrage and detention. More information about event is available on the APA’s website.
Chairman Maffei & Commissioner Bentzel Speaking at TPM23
February 27, 2023 | Long Beach, CA
Chairman Daniel Maffei and Commissioner Carl Bentzel will speak at TPM23. Chairman Maffei will speak at a session entitled “Delivering on OSRA 2022’s Promises: A Townhall Discussion With FMC Chairman Daniel Maffei” and Commissioner Bentzel will speak at the “What’s Next for the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative: Resetting the Post-Pandemic Supply Chain With New Data Requirements” segment of the program. More information on TPM23 can be found on the event’s website.
Chairman Maffei to Address DC Propeller Club
March 15, 2023 | Washington, DC
Chairman Daniel Maffei will deliver remarks at a Propeller Club of Washington DC luncheon taking place at the Phoenix Park Hotel. The event is open to the public, but there is a fee to attend. Information about fees and registration is available on the event website.
Commissioner Max M. Vekich Speaking at Transportation Go! Conference
March 16, 2023 | Omaha, NE
Commissioner Max M. Vekich will speak during Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance’s (SSGA) annual 2023 Transportation Go! Conference where he will discuss OSRA 2022 implementation and ways in which the Commission is able to further address supply chain challenges.
Commissioner Vekich Speaking to Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
March 20, 2023 | Washington D.C.
Commissioner Max Vekich will be speaking to the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association (PNWA) during its “Mission to Washington” program on March 20, 2023 on the topics of OSRA 2022 implementation and ways the Commission is able to further address supply chain challenges, with a particular focus on the challenges affecting the Pacific Northwest.
Commissioner Sola to Address Seatrade Global Cruise Conference
March 27, 2023 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
Commissioner Louis Sola will participate on a panel during the Seatrade Global Cruise Conference 2023. Schedule and registration information is available on the event registration page.
Commissioner Dye Addressing AAPA Event
March 29, 2023 | Washington, DC
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak at the Association of American Port Authorities (AAPA) Legislative Summit. The event takes place March 27-30, more information is available on the AAPA website.
Commissioner Vekich to Address International Wood Products Association Annual Convention
March 30, 2023 | Savannah, Georgia
Commissioner Max Vekich will address the International Wood Products Association’s 67th Annual World of Wood Convention at a session entitled “Trade in Motion” where he will address implementation of OSRA 2022 and provide an update of FMC activities. For more information, please see the IWPA website.
Commissioner Vekich Participating on Panel at CONECT’s 27th Annual Trade & Transportation Conference
April 12, 2023 | Newport, Rhode Island
Commissioner Max Vekich will participate on a panel entitled “FMC Update—Ocean Transportation, the Latest on OSRA22, the Data Sharing Initiative—What it Will Mena for Your Business” at the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade’s (CONECT) 27th Annual Trade & Transportation Conference. His remarks will also address the FMC’s ongoing enforcement efforts. More information can be found on the convention webpage.
Chairman Maffei Speaking at WISTA Conference
May 12, 2023 | Washington, DC
Chairman Daniel Maffei will speak to the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) at a session entitled “Overview of Ocean Regulatory Transport—Federal Maritime Commission” as part of the group’s 2023 Conference agenda.
Chairman Maffei to Address Baltimore Port Alliance
May 19, 2023 | Baltimore, MD
Chairman Daniel Maffei will provide remarks the May meeting of the Baltimore Port Alliance that will take place at the offices of the Association of Maryland Pilots.
Commissioner Dye to Keynote 27th Annual EMLO Conference
May 23, 2023 | London, UK
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will provide the keynote speech at the 27th Annual European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO) Conference. Information about the event, including costs to attend, can be found on the EMLO website.
Two FMC Sessions Featured at Agricultural Transportation Coalition Annual Meeting
June 13, 2023 | Tacoma, Washington
Commissioner Max Vekich and Federal Maritime Commission Managing Director Lucille Marvin will address separate sessions of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) 35th Annual Meeting. Ms. Marvin will speak on June 14 and address “FMC Implementing OSRA: New Rules for Detention & Demurrage, Investigations, Enforcement, Charge Complaints and Options for Shippers Seeking Relief”. Commissioner Vekich will lead a working lunch on June 15 exploring the topic of “Federal Maritime Commission Looking Ahead”. This event is being held in person. It is open to non-members of the AgTC, but there is a fee to attend. The full program and registration information can be found on the AgTC website.
Commissioner Dye Speaking to Agricultural Shippers about Supply Chain Bottlenecks Initiative
July 28, 2023 | Virtual
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak to the Agricultural Transportation Coalition (AgTC) about her new “Addressing Supply Chain Bottlenecks” initiative. The workshop conversation will take place virtually and attendance is limited to members of AgTC. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (PACIFIC)/1:00 p.m. (EASTERN).
Commissioner Dye Speaking to Two Shippers’ Groups about Supply Chain Bottlenecks Initiative
August 1, 2023 | Virtual
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will address two different shippers’ groups on the topic of her new “Addressing Supply Chain Bottlenecks” initiative. She will speak to the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade at 10:00 a.m. (EASTERN) and the Pacific Coast Council at 1:00 p.m. (EASTERN). Both conversations will take place virtually and attendance is limited to organization members. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. (PACIFIC)/1:00 p.m. (EASTERN).
Commissioner Dye Speaking to NRF about Supply Chain Bottlenecks Initiative
August 8, 2023 | Virtual
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will discuss her new “Addressing Supply Chain Bottlenecks” during a call with the National Retail Federation’s Strategic Supply Chain Council. Attendance is limited to organization members.
Commissioner Bentzel Discussing MTDI
August 17, 2023 | Virtual
Commissioner Carl Bentzel will be the featured speaker during a webinar hosted by flexport exploring the topic of “Logistics Rewired: Discussing the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative”. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. More information is available on the flexport website.