WTCI State of the Ports attracts major exporters and companies providing services through the Port of Baltimore and BWI Airport. This event offers prime networking opportunities with members of the port community and WTCI members, founders, and Board of Directors.

Event Highlights

  • Get the latest updates and future developments at Maryland’s Ports directly from Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn
  • Raise your glass and toast the life of Congresswoman Helen Bentley,  as we remember all she did for Maryland and the Port of Baltimore
  • Sample wines from around the world at the embassy wine tasting


3:30 Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Green Ports
Port Security and Technology

4:30 International Reception
5:30 WTCI Highlights and Tribute-Toast to Helen Bentley

Deb Kielty, President, World Trade Center Institute
Harold Adams, Chairman Emeritus, RTKL; President, HLA, LLC

5:45 State of the Ports Address

Pete Rahn, Maryland Secretary of Transportation

6:00 Embassy Wine Tasting
6:45 Raffle

Date/ Location

December 6, 4:30-7:00PM

21st Floor
World Trade Center Baltimore
401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Featured Wines

Embassy of Bulgaria


Coat of Arms Brazil


Vinicola Salton


Distributors Lanterna
Maryland Seal


Maryland Wine
Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Peru Embassy


Georgia Embassy


Arms of Coat Argentina


Breakout Sessions

Port Security and Technology

Being able to move the billions of dollars worth of cargo through the Port of Baltimore each year efficiently and securely is challenging. The Port’s continued growth in many ways is predicated on new technologies which enhance the efficiency of the port while meeting the needs to maintain adequate security levels. Learn what companies are doing to meet these challenges and what opportunities exist in this exciting market.


Green Ports

Global and local environmental issues have become major factors into the operations of ports around the world. Situated on the world’s largest estuary, the Port of Baltimore has to balance its role as an economic engine while minimizing its impact on our state’s greatest natural asset. Learn what the Port, its carriers, and supporting companies are doing to lessen their environmental impact and the opportunities that exist in the pursuit of greening port operations.



Thomas Regnante

Maryland Market Executive

JP Morgan Chase

Devon Dodson

Senior Advisor

Maryland Department of Environment
Brian Boso

Brian Boso

Chief Technology Officer

Smiths Detection
Mike Derby

Michael Derby

General Manager

Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Kassel, Tim Canton Services

Tim Kassel

Vice President

Canton Ports Services

Terry Neimeyer

Chief Executive Officer


Lee Connor


Revised individual pdf

Barbara McMahon

Manager of Safety, Environment & Risk Management



State of the Ports Sponsors