2018 State of the Ports – Maryland State of the Ports

The Maryland
State of the Ports
World Trade Center Institute

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.


3:30 Breakout Session
4:30 Embassy Wine Tasting
5:30 WTCI Highlights
5:45 State of the Ports Address
6:00 International Reception and Embassy Wine Tasting Continues
6:45 Raffle

Date/ Location

September 26, 4:30PM-7:00PM (3:30PM Breakout Session)

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

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Breakout Sessions

Offshore Wind 2.0: Where Are We Now?

By developing offshore wind energy in Maryland, our State will have the ability to secure an energy resource that has the power to create economic growth and reduce carbon emissions. This session will provide insights into the offshore wind industry including the lifecycle of developing an offshore wind farm, international perspective and lessons learned from UKs offshore wind industry, and local environmental and economic impacts of an offshore wind farm.



Tom Regnante
Executive Director & Maryland Market Executive


Jon Murchison


Ken Kurz

Port Automation & Cyber Security: Risks and Considerations

Global import export hubs and ports around the world see the future of their operations in automation. Although the positive impacts of automation for port systems and terminals is vast, it opens the industry up to the possibility of cyber security threats. This session will address the best possible methods of cyber security protection and defense strategies as they relate to automated port systems, and based on models all over the world.



Joy Weber
Development Manager


Kerry Doyle
Chief Commercial Officer


Joe Tirone
Partner and US Energy Sector Leader


Chris Towner
Partner and UK Energy Leader


Josh Cohen
Director of Communications and Outreach, Maryland State Director



Coop Partners:
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce, British-American Business Association, Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee, Baltimore Rotterdam Sister City Committee, Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center, Business Network for Offshore Wind, BWI Business Partnership, Connecting Cultures, Maryland Department of Commerce.