Jerry Nagel Education Day

10 October 2019 • GRBCC, 3rd Floor, Room 361

8:30 - 11:15 Jerry Nagel Education Day Sessions
12:00 - 2:00 Greg Gowans Eduation Day Tours
Students and those new to the breakbulk and project cargo workforce—shippers, carriers, forwarders and others—are encouraged to attend the Jerry Nagel Education Day to learn industry fundamentals from working executives. Participants will also learn what it takes to organize and execute a large project and receive career advice from past Education Day attendees who secured positions in the industry.

Over a decade ago, Jerry Nagel, then the president of ocean carrier Rickmers Line, USA, was committed to the idea that education was essential for students and individuals, and crucial to the future of the breakbulk and project cargo industry. A Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Nagel worked with Breakbulk to create what today is known as Jerry Nagel Education Day. Over the years, several thousand students and new employees have participated in the program.

Following the morning session, Education Day participants are invited to join the Greg Gowans Guided Tours of the exhibition floor led by members of the Exporters Competitive Maritime Council (ECMC), beginning at noon.


08:00 - 08:30
Networking Coffee
08:30 – 08:45
Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies
: Tania Smith, Logistics, S&B Engineers and Constructors Ltd.
08:45 - 09:15
Session I
Keynote: The World of Breakbulk

Though nearly invisible to the average citizen, the world of project cargo and breakbulk contributes a great deal to everyday life. A logistics career can be challenging and exciting, involving travel and large-scale problem solving. An experienced executive will provide students an overview and insight into the breakbulk and project cargo industry.

Mac Sullivan, Technology and Digital Promotion Manager, NNR Global Logistics USA.INC
09:15 - 09:45
Session II
Industry Spotlight: Breakbulk and Project Cargo

How does history improve your career prospects?  With knowledge of the Maritime business over time, you will demonstrate a deeper understanding of the maritime business. Our representative from the Houston Maritime Museum shows us key elements of Maritime history stationed right here in Houston.

Leslie Bowlin, Museum Director, Houston Maritime Museum
09:45 - 10:00
Networking Break
10:00 - 10:45
Session III
Case Study: See what it takes to conduct a project move through a real-world example - presented by the people who made it happen

Fulcrum project. Biofuel production from municipal solid waste. Innovation on renewals!

Javier Lopez Oliver, Senior Logistics Manager, Abengoa
Alessandro Tomada, Managing Director, Altius S.A., Italy
Jane E. Sorensen, Vice President, Operations & Compliance, RAM International​
10:45 - 11:15
Session IV
Insights on Education and a Look to the Future

A new industry practitioner will recount "If I knew then what I know now" moments from her academic and early career and pass on insights to students.

Lacenia Calloway, Project Coordinator, deugro Group
11:15 - 12:00 
Lunch Break
12:00 - 14:00
Greg Gowans Student Tours
Exhibition Hall Floor. Meet and regroup in Halls D & E foyer
Hosted by: Exporters Competitive Maritime Council (ECMC)


Price includes access to the two-day exhibition, Main Stage conference sessions, Tech & Innovation Hub sessions on Oct. 9-10. Register by selecting your option below and add the workshop at checkout. 

If you have already registered for Breakbulk Americas, you can add the workshop by logging into the registration portal with your name and badge number. Your original ticket price will be deducted from the workshop price at checkout.