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Maryland State of the Ports & Embassy Wine Tasting

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Once a year, leaders from the Mid-Atlantic come together to learn about the challenges and opportunities at Maryland's ports. 

  • Sample wines from around the world at the embassy hosted wine-tasting
  • Learn about key challenges impacting international trade at our breakout sessions
  • Network with the influential leaders driving economic growth in our region
  • Hear the State of the Ports address directly from Maryland's Secretary of Transportation

December 6th | 3:30 - 7 pm
World Trade Center Baltimore

SOLD OUT

Agenda

(Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)

4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Navigating the Complexities of Global Supply Chains

Navigating the Complexities of Global Supply Chains

The supply chain, something that most people have taken for granted, continues to have its moment for all the wrong reasons. The last few years have shown that moving goods and products from point A to B is never as simple as it sounds. No industry has been immune, as supply chain disruptions have led to inflation, product shortages, and other problems.                                                                                                                                                                           

Featuring:

Harnessing Maryland's Wind Energy Opportunities

Harnessing Maryland's Wind Energy Opportunities

Wind power is one of the fastest-growing and most effective sources of electricity in the United States. According to Bloomberg, offshore wind capacity will grow 10-fold by 2035. As Maryland eyes opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint and grow its economy, the Port of Baltimore could be ground zero in achieving both - by making the state the home for offshore wind energy on the East Coast. With a new administration embracing this opportunity, how can Maryland businesses be a part of this historic opportunity?

Featuring:

5:00 p.m.

Embassy-Hosted Wine Tasting

Prepare to embark on a delectable journey as we present a remarkable selection of international wines thoughtfully curated by participating embassies:

6:00 p.m.

State of the Ports Address

Mark Schmidt, Vice President & General Manager of Ports America Chesapeake will introduce Maryland's Transportation Secretary, Paul Wiedefeld, who will share the latest updates straight from the helm.

Raffle

Following the State of the Ports Address, attendees will have the chance to win fantastic prizes, including:

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VIP ticket package to Journey's 50th-anniversary tour at CFG Bank Arena on February 18th provided by the Oak View Group.

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A pair of tickets from Southwest Airlines anywhere Southwest flies within the continential United States.

Wine

 
A wine basket from Bonner Wines and assorted bottles from around the world donated by our Embassy wine hosts.

6:30 p.m.

Reception Continues

 

 

 

About the State of the Ports & Embassy Wine Tasting

The Port of Baltimore and Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport are the economic drivers of our region. Once a year, the Secretary of Transportation addresses the current status of Maryland's ports, including the significant upgrades to infrastructure projects and other exciting solutions.

2022 State of the Ports

The 2022 State of the Ports was held at the World Trade Center in Baltimore on December 7th. It featured two break out sessions in addition to the State of the Ports Address which was delivered by Bill Doyle, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration and Jim Walsh the CFO of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. for more information about last year's event visit the event website.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn about sponsorship, contact Jeremy Rosendale or download our sponsor information packet.

Signature Sponsor Opportunity

$5,500

  • 8 Tickets to the event
  • Opportunity to request post-event introductions to speakers, moderators, sponsors and guests
  • Exclusive Sponser of VIP networking reception
  • Opportunity to speak at or moderate a breakout session to and help WTCI choose panel speakers
  • Pre- and post-event list of attendees (upon request)
  • Display table (upon request)
  • Premium seating
  • 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
Breakout Session Sponsor Opportunity

$4,000 (SOLD OUT)

  • 6 Tickets to the event
  • Opportunity to speak at or moderate a breakout session to and help WTCI choose panel speakers
  • Pre- and post-event list of attendees (upon request)
  • Display table (upon request)
  • Premium seating
  • 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
Gold Sponsor Opportunity

$3,000

  • 6 Tickets to the event
  • Pre- and post-event list of attendees (upon request)
  • Display table (upon request)
  • Premium seating
  • 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
Silver Sponsor Opportunity

$1,500

  • 4 Tickets to the event
  • 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

2023 Sponsors

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