Symposium to offer networking opportunities, insight into international trade
04.02.2014 | By Rob Vanya
International commerce is booming in the Houston area, and speakers at the San Jacinto College International Business and Logistics Symposium will provide updates on current and future issues and information about opportunities for companies involved in international trade and logistics industries. Photo provided by the Port of Houston Authority.
San Jacinto College will host the seventh annual International Business and Logistics and Supply Chain Symposium offering students, educators, and area business people networking opportunities.
The event will take place in the Monument Room of the Slovacek Student Center located on the San Jacinto College North Campus, on Tuesday, April 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes lunch. The North Campus is located at 5800 Uvalde Road in the North Channel area.
Keynote speaker Josh Jungwirth, regional vice president of Houston Crane Worldwide Logistics, will discuss various aspects of international business and the state of the logistics industry in the region. John A. Moseley, general manager of trade development for the Port of Houston Authority, is also scheduled to make a presentation.
Additional commentary will be provided by San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, and Margaret Kidd, San Jacinto College interim International Business and Logistics instructor who also serves as project director of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.
An estimated 150 international business and logistics leaders, including executives, officers, directors, and employees from major companies in the greater Houston area are scheduled to attend the meeting.
Symposium speakers will provide updates on current and future issues and information about opportunities for companies involved in international trade and maritime industries. Attendees will also learn about San Jacinto College’s efforts to train students in logistics through the College’s International Business and Logistics program, and through TAACCT grant certificate courses.
San Jacinto College industry partners being recognized at the symposium include Fiesta, Foreign Trade Export Packing, Gulf Winds, San Jacinto Barge Repair, and Santini Export Packing.
For registration details and other information, please contact Margaret Kidd at 281-998-6150 extension 7380, or by email at IBUS.Symposium@scjd.edu. Online registration is also available at www.sanjac.edu/IBUS-Symposium.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.