World Trade Center Alaska


The Trade is Transportation Seminar
"Alaska Transportation and Logistics Update"


On Wednesday, 7 November 2007, World Trade Center Alaska held The Trade is Transportation Seminar at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. This special event featured 12 speakers representing some of the state’s major transportation infrastructure facilities as well as representatives of transportation and logistics firms. In addition, presentations were also made by organizations involved with development of Alaska’s transportation capacity.

As a state that relies on exports for a significant portion of its overall economy, the ability to efficiently ship goods around the state and around the world is of great importance to both current export operations and to the viability of potential new projects that will generate export activities.

Featured Presenters included:

Keynote Speaker:


Mead Treadwell
, Chair - U.S. Arctic Research Commission - "The Arctic - New Crossroads of Transportation and Communications".

Mort Plumb, Director - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Jesse VanderZanden, Manager - Fairbanks International Airport
Aves Thompson, Executive Director - Alaska Trucking Association
Steve Silverstein, Vice President, Market, Sales and Service - Alaska Railroad Corporation
Dale Shaw, Senior Manager - FedEx Express
Peter Nieuwland, International Manager, Alaska Division - United Parcel Service
Oliver Hedgepeth, Associate Professor, Logistics - University of Alaska Anchorage
Steve Ribuffo, Deputy Director - Port of Anchorage
Steve Denton, Vice President, Usibelli Coal Mine - Seward Coal Terminal
Dennis Mitchell, Regional Manager Alaska, Lynden International - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Alaska Roundtable
Rick Pollock, Vice President, Global Projects - Lynden International
Betsy Bacon, Director, Cargo Operations - Alaska Airlines
Marc Van Dongen, Port Director - Port MacKenzie