FMC Upcoming Events
The following is a list of events and speaking engagements attended by FMC Commissioners and FMC Staff
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Public Commission Meeting
January 15, 2020 | Washington D.C.
The Commission has voted to hold a meeting on Wednesday, January 15.
Commissioner Bentzel Radio Interview with Transport Topics
May 16, 2020 |
Transport Topics Radio
Chairman Khouri Speaks to NCBFAA Government Affairs and Annual Conference
September 14, 2020 | Online
Chairman Michael A. Khouri will address attendees of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America Government Affairs and Annual Conference, providing an update on the activities of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The Chairman’s discussion will take place from 11:00-11:45 a.m. Additional details regarding this event, including cost, can be found on NCBFAA website. Please note, this conference is being held exclusively online.
Commissioner Bentzel to Address Tulane Maritime Law Society
September 17, 2020 | Online
Commissioner Carl Bentzel will discuss the maritime law industry during an online presentation hosted by the Tulane Maritime Law Society.
The event takes place at 6:00 p.m. (EST) and is open to the public. There is no charge to attend and registration is not required.
Commissioners Dye, Maffei, and Bentzel to Address National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America
September 23, 2020 | Online
The Commissioners will participate in a panel titled: A Conversation with the FMC.
The event takes place at 11:00am. Please contact NCBFAA for additional details.
Chairman Khouri Participating in Global Maritime Forum Virtual High-Level Meeting
October 7, 2020 | Online
Chairman Michael Khouri will attend the “Virtual High-Level Meeting” of the Global Maritime Forum. In addition to attending plenary sessions, he will be a participant in two Working Groups: “Closing the Competitiveness Gap” and “New Societal Demands”.
The Virtual High-Level Meeting replaces the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit and spreads meetings and events over the course of one week instead of two-days.
Attendance is by invitation only.
Additional details about the event can be found at:
Chairman Khouri Speaks to NITL
October 20, 2020 | Online
Chairman Khouri will address members of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) where he will discuss current priorities and initiatives of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The event takes place from 2:00-2:30 p.m. (EDT).
For more information regarding the event, including how to register for it, please check the NITL website.
Commissioner Bentzel Speaks to Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
October 22, 2020 | Online
Commissioner Carl Bentzel will participate in the upcoming meeting of U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC), speaking on the topic of “Inland Waterways”.
The Commissioner is scheduled to make his presentation from 1:05 p.m. to 1:35 p.m.
The event is open to the public, with the exception of the “Administrative Session”, and there is no charge to attend.
More information about the ACSCC, and instructions on registering for the October Meeting, can be found at:
Commissioner Dye to Address WESCCON
October 23, 2020 | Online
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will address the 37th Annual Western Cargo Conference (WESCCON) meeting of the Pacific Coast Council of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Associations (PCC) where she has been invited to speak on the topic “Can the Federal Government Intervene to Improve the Supply Chain”. In her remarks, Commissioner Dye will discuss the economic imperative of improving port efficiencies, the necessity of making continued progress in improving the detention and demurrage practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators, and the urgent need for ocean carrier executives to actively engage with U.S. port, marine terminal, and trucker executives to solve pressing port challenges.
More information about the PCC WESCCON, including draft agenda, how to register, and costs to attend can be found at:
Commissioner Maffei to Participate in Global Liner Shipping Conference
November 2, 2020 | Online
Commissioner Maffei will participate in a panel titled: Time for change? Trust, Transparency, & the future of the BAF.
The conference will be live-streamed and available for On Demand viewing afterward. More information can be found on the conference website: https://informaconnect.com/global-liner-shipping/.
Commissioner Dye Speaks to NRF Strategic Supply Chain Council
November 10, 2020 |
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak to the Strategic Supply Chain Council (SSCC), a committee of the National Retail Federation.
The topics Commissioner Dye will cover include port congestion and the urgent need for increased marine terminal efficiencies. The Commissioner will also use the opportunity to discuss with SSCC her concerns about the apparent lack of ocean carrier compliance with the FMC Interpretive Rule on Detention & Demurrage practices.
This meeting is open only to members of the SSCC.
Commissioner Dye Provides Keynote to Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) 19th Annual Northeast Cargo Symposium (NECS)
November 10, 2020 | Online
Commissioner Rebecca Dye will speak at CONECT’s 20th NECS about her Fact Finding 29 Investigation of COVID-19 related impacts to the freight delivery system, the need to address the detention and demurrage practices of ocean carriers and marine terminal operators, and other issues before the Federal Maritime Commission.
More information about the event, including the full agenda, how to register, and costs to participate can be found at:
Commissioner Sola Panelist for Port Houston Appreciation Day Discussion
November 12, 2020 | Online
Commissioner Louis Sola will serve as a panelist on the “State of the Ports” discussion hosted by Houston, TX-based East End Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Lori Ann LaRocco of CNBC.
The discussion will take place online. It is open to the public and free of charge. Details about other speakers and how to register to view the conversation can be found at: