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Cargo Security Summit
Tackling Supply Chain Vulnerabilities with Industry Capabilities & Government Programs

12 November, 2012 - 14 November, 2012, Arlington, VA, United States

The ultimate goal with cargo security is to guarantee that goods are transported from point A to point B without pause or damage. It intrinsically links the various transportation modes in the supply chain, from intermodal freight to air cargo, in their drive for profitability and efficiency.

This security process involves:

  • Asset Tracking
  • Security Equipment
  • Container and Shipping Locks
  • Canines, Scanners, Cameras, etc
  • IT management systems

In this era of complex global commerce, the decisions set forth by our government undoubtedly impact the commercial supply chain. Accordingly, We bring you the only event in the United States that delivers topical information on cargo security policy, tracking technology and logistics guidance.

Join us today! to learn from industry leaders about their complex supply chains and apply their lessons learned to your own systems. Get front and center with policy officials to understand upcoming changes being planned by the CBP, TSA and other federal agencies that could affect your business and give them feedback on what industry can accomplish.

Major Topics of Discussion Include:

  • Policy changes set forth by TSA and CBP that affect export/import criteria for shippers and cargo operators: 100% cargo screening, known shippers program, C-TPAT, and the US/EU trade agreement
  • Numerous in-depth case studies that cover: Leading manufacturers supply chain management (commercial and defense), end-to-end shipping processes, and safe methodology from cargo operators
  • An overview on security measures and risks within intermodal freight, air cargo and maritime shipping

Who You Will Meet:

Our security and logistics events are a great hub of military personnel, vendors, and academia who aim to streamline and secure the supply chain process. You will have the opportunity to interact and network with senior level professionals from the following areas from both the government and private industry:

  • Aviation Security Manager
  • Security Director
  • Program/Project/Product Manager
  • Technology Director
  • Security Officer
  • Training Director
  • Federal Security Director
  • Director of Customs Compliance
  • Import/Export Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Federal Transportation Security
  • Shipping Industry
  • Technology Development
  • Capabilities Development
  • Port Security

Venue & Accommodation

Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway , Arlington, Virginia, 22209, United States

Just 4 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and within 3 blocks of the DC Metro system, the Key Bridge Marriott hotel is perfect for vacations or business trips. Guestrooms with panoramic views of the nation's capital and hallmark Marriott service make this Arlington, VA hotel a favorite destination. This newly renovated hotel in Arlington, VA is conveniently located minutes from the Rosslyn Metro station, allowing guests easy access to some of the city's most famous landmarks including the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Kennedy Center and Georgetown. Located on the top floor, the newly renovated Capital View Ballroom is the perfect location for Arlington wedding receptions and meetings. Just 5 minutes from the Key Bridge, the Key Bridge Marriott is the perfect choice among Georgetown hotels.

GROUP RATE: $209 plus 10% occupancy tax per night (single & double occupancy)

Please identify you are part of the IDGA Cargo Security group to ensure the special rate, based on availability. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event, based on availability. Book your room prior to October 22, 2012.


The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Dan Stajcar, Director, Container Security, CBP
  • Robert DeCamp, Director, Regulatory Affairs and Consulting, A.N. Deringer Inc.
  • Lennis Fludd, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Security, Department of Transportation
  • Thomas Friedman, Branch Manager; Indirect Air Carrier, All Cargo Carrier, Certified Cargo Screening Program, TSA
  • John Hiles, Director, Global Transport, UniGroup Worldwide Inc.
  • William Quade, Associate Administrator for Enforcement and Program Delivery, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • David Cohen, Executive Director, Cargo Intelligence, Security, and Logistics Association (CISLA)
  • Brad Elrod, Director, Global Conveyance Security, Pfizer Global Logistics Compliance
  • John Sammon, Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Policy, TSA
  • Marc Rossi, Branch Chief, Certified Cargo Screening Program
  • Chris Kennally, Deputy Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security
  • Bruce Davidson, Director, Office of the SAFETY ACT Implementation
  • Lieutenant Russell Amacher USCG, Acting Branch Chief of Cargo Security, US Coast Guard Headquarters
  • Jared Palmer, Director of Security, AFN, LLC
  • Charles Forsaith, Associate Director Corporate Security, Purdue Pharma
  • Johnie Wood, Vice President, Corporate Security & Audits, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
  • Liz Shaver, Director, Cargo Services, Airlines for America


Event details

12 November, 2012
14 November, 2012
Key Bridge Marriott
United States


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