Events

2022 Maryland State of the Ports

Annual update on the engines that power global business in the Mid-Atlantic

Events

December 7th | World Trade Center Baltimore

Maryland is home to two of the largest transportation and trade hubs in the United States – the Port of Baltimore and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Once a year, people from throughout the Mid-Atlantic come together to hear about the current challenges the Maryland ports are facing, as well as the major infrastructure projects and other solutions being implemented.

The event is called State of the Ports and it is hosted by the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), Ports America Chesapeake, and the Maryland Department of Transportation. The 13th annual State of the Ports will be held on December 7, 2022, from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. The State of the Ports Address will also be simulcast on LinkedIn Live. Please click here for info about last year's event. 

Agenda

3:30 p.m. - Registration Opens

4:00 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: Increasing Shipping, Decreasing Environmental Impact

Today’s global business economy relies more and more on ships and ports to transport goods. But transportation is one of the fastest-growing causes of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities and its impact is projected to increase between 50 and 250 percent by 2050. Our panel of transportation experts will discuss how we can leverage data, metrics, and policies to drastically decrease the transportation industry’s impact on the environment.

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Breakout Session 2: Modern Supply Chains: Distributed and Redundant?

Covid-19 continues to disrupt supply chain logistics, impacting businesses and consumers daily. To adapt, many companies are implementing structural changes, either by broadening sourcing strategies or embracing regional networks. Hear from seasoned supply chain executives about their ongoing efforts to overcome disruptions, mitigate risk, and build resilience in their operations.

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5:00 p.m. - Networking Reception

6:00 p.m. - State of the Ports Address

During the State of the Ports Address attendees will hear about the latest developments directly from those tasked with leading several of the key economic drivers of our region.

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6:30 p.m. - Networking Reception

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships start at $1,500 and are the best way to show your support for the leaders and companies making our ports some of the best in the nation. To inquire about sponsorship, contact Senior Director of Programs and Series Kristin Lewis or view our sponsor document here.

Signature Sponsor

$5,000

  • Exclusive sponsor of VIP networking reception
  • Opportunity to request post-event introductions to speakers, moderators, sponsors, and guests
  • Opportunity to speak at or moderate a breakout session and help WTCI choose panel speakers
  • Pre- and post-event list of attendees (upon request)
  • Your business’ port industry-related highlight shared by Co-CEO during program
  • Social media post related to your business and the port industry
  • Display table (upon request)
  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend
  • Eight free tickets to the event
Breakout Session Sponsor

$4,000

  • Opportunity to speak at or moderate a breakout session and help WTCI choose panel speakers
  • Pre- and post-event list of attendees (upon request)
  • Your business’ port industry-related highlight shared by Co-CEO during program
  • Social media post related to your business and the port industry
  • Display table (upon request)
  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend
  • Six free tickets to the event
Gold Sponsor

$3,000

  • Pre- and post-event list of attendees (upon request)
  • Your business’ port industry-related highlight shared by Co-CEO during program
  • Social media post related to your business and the port industry
  • Display table (upon request)
  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend
  • Six free tickets to the event

 

Silver Sponsor

$1,500

  • Inclusion in relevant earned media pitches
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend
  • Four free tickets to the event

Sponsors

Co-Host

Signature

Breakout

Gold

Silver