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WTCAK's 5th Annual Trade is Transportation Seminar was held at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel on October 6, 2011.
In one place and at one time 15 speakers from leading transportation organizations spoke about the current events in their organizations and important issues in contemporary logistics. About 70 business and government leaders attended this event. We would like to thank everyone, who attended and supported the seminar, for another successful event.

Please see below links to download the presentations.

Opening remarks made by: Marc Luiken 
Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Hamilton 
Director of Business Development for the Prince Rupert Port Authority 

Topic: "Prince Rupert Developments Create Opportunities for Alaska"

Bio:   After finishing graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, Andrew worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Financial Advisory Services, in the Valuation and Strategy Group. He moved to management positions in strategic planning and business development for MEC - a Canadian retailer and Vancity Savings Credit Union. Prior to joining the Port Authority, he was General Manager and Vice President of Bensen Manufacturing, furniture design, manufacturer and exporter.

Andrew joined the Prince Rupert Port Authority in 2006 and is responsible for strategic planning; the assessment of new business opportunities and his focus has been on supply chain, logistics and the development of innovative new terminals facilities for containerized and bulk cargo.


Featured Presenters:

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Alaska Railroad Corporation - Christopher Aadnesen, President & CEO

Alaska Trucking Association - Aves Thompson, Executive Director

Carlile Transportation Systems -  Suzanne Fairbanks, Logistics and Business Development Manager

Fairbanks International Airport - Jesse VanderZanden, Airport Manager

FedEx - Jim Peters, Aircraft Ramp Operations Manager, Anchorage

Lynden International –  Rick Pollock, Vice President-Global Projects

Port of Anchorage - Steve Ribuffo, Deputy Director

Port MacKenzie - Marc Van Dongen, Port Director

Samson Tug & Barge - Cory Baggen, Vice President

State of Alaska Department of Transportation - Steven Hatter, Deputy Commissioner, Aviation

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport - John Parrott, Airport Manager

University of Alaska Anchorage - Dr. Philip Price, Professor of Logistics

UPS - Peter Nieuwland, Air Gateway Manager

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