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6th Annual Critical Commodities Conference

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • New Orleans - Hilton Riverside


You are cordially invited to participate in one of the most dynamic trade and transportation industry conferences, the 6th Annual Critical Commodities Conference (C.C.C.). The Critical Commodities Conference will be held in New Orleans, a great American city and hub for international trade and logistics, on  April 15-17, 2014 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel.

Conference participants will have access to international suppliers of key commodities, including Agricultural Products, Iron & Steel, Chemicals, Forest Products and Energy. In addition to fantastic networking opportunities, attendees will be able to discuss key trade and transportation issues with the best and brightest in the industry. 


Attendees include exporters and importers from a wide variety of industries, shipping lines, logistics and service providers, port authorities, railroads, trucking companies and barge lines, all who share the common goal of growing new business.


Topics of Discussion

What's new with Iron & Steel, Agribusiness, Chemicals, Energy, and non-ferrous Metals?  In the wake of the tsunami, will countries migrate from nuclear power to Coal-fired utility plants?  Will that maintain the surge in U.S. Export Coal?  Will the mammoth presence of coal, disrupt the dry-cargo barge industry?  Is the U.S.A. building enough barges to increase capacity commensurate with surging exports?  Are any commodities ailing? Are other world suppliers of commodities winning the price battle versus U.S. produced goods?   This is the reality of the present capital-crunch Market.  We will take a look at the Geographical reality of hemispheric sourcing, which is changing how people ship, and their ports of choice.   We'll also have excellent panel discussions on Piracy at Sea, Dredging and other hot-button topics.


We have Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities, and Registration is very reasonable, especially compared to many other conferences of this type. The Hilton Riverside has over 1,000 rooms, and is a delightful venue which offers views of the Mississippi River and proximity to the world-famous French Quarter. Visit www.criticalcommoditiesconference.com for more details.


Come see us in New Orleans in April, 2014!

If you have questions (attendance, exhibits, golf, etc.), please contact Southern Sails of Louisiana

Jimmy Baldwin,
email | phone: (504) 588-2981

Brigitte Keiser
, email | phone: (504) 588-2982

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