2019 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.

Event Highlights

  • Get the latest updates and future developments at Maryland’s Ports directly from Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn
  • Attend one of the two breakout sessions:
    -Offshore Wind 2.0: Where are we now?
    -Port Automation & Cyber Security
  • Network with members of the port community and the region’s top leaders
  • Sample wines from around the world at the embassy wine tasting


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, 4:30-7:00PM

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

Breakout Sessions

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.



Tom Regnante

Executive Director & Maryland Market Executive


Jon Murchison



Ken Kurz


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



Chris Towner

Partner and UK Energy Leader


Josh Cohen

Director of Communications and Outreach, Maryland State Director


Joy Weber

Development Manager


Kerry Doyle

Chief Commercial Officer


Joe Tirone

Partner and US Energy Sector Leader

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