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CEO | APM Terminals Japan

Sakura Kuma is the CEO of APM Terminals Japan, one of the very few female CEOs in the port community. Prior to joining APM Terminals in Feb 2021, Sakura Kuma held several leadership positions within marketing and sales, new business...

Operations Supervisor | Port Everglades

A proud graduate of State University of New York Maritime College, Anna holds both a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and a Master of Science in International Transportation Management. She sailed for several years aboard tugs as a Second...

Leadership and Life Mentor | Captain Helle

Helle Andsbjerg is an independent mentor and facilitator within life, mindset and leadership development. After 30 years as captain, surveyor and superintendent, she got tired of seeing people stressed and disillusioned due to ineffective leadership in our industry and decided...

Senior Research Advisor | RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

President | LogOn Media Strategies

Jillian Tobias is the President of LogOn Media Strategies, a marketing and communications firm specializing in the maritime and nonprofit sectors.

Independent business owner | GIGS by Lena G

Lena Gothberg owns a freelance business known as GIGS by Lena G. She works in moderating, recruiting, websites, interviewing, seminars, marketing, twittering and thinking outside the box. She is also the Host & Producer of the Shipping Podcast @Shippingpodcast where...

President & CEO | International Chamber of Shipping of America

Kathy Metcalf is and has been the president and CEO of International chamber of shipping for 6 years. Before that she was the Director of Maritime affairs for almost 18 years.

Partner | Blank Rome, LLP

Jeanne is a partner Blank Rome’s Washington, DC office, and Vice Practice Group Leader of the Maritime and International Trade Practice Group. Jeanne focuses her practice on maritime and environmental law for domestic and international clients. She regularly counsels owners...

Ship Agent | ERSHIP

Consuelo Rivero is a ship agent at Ership and has been for the past 28 years. She is also a member of WISTA Spain where she has served as the WISTA International general secretary for 6 years. She has also...