Tuesday, September 22, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Charlotte Marriott SouthPark
2200 Rexford Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

                    $30 CWTA Members
                $40 Non-Members

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Questions regarding registration, please contact our chapter executive, Tera Robinson, at (704) 998-5276

Cancellations: please contact Tera Robinson with your cancellation.  Refund requests will be honored  through Monday, Setpember 14, 2015. 




Tera Robinson
Charlotte World Trade Association

The Interview:  

Paul Cozza, CEO of the North Carolina State Ports Authority and Chris Wiliam of Carolina Business Review.

Please join us for an informative dialogue on the North Carolina Ports Authority's role, business model, and plans for the future. 

Paul J. Cozza was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina State Ports Authority in April 2014.

Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Cozza served as the President of The CSL Group, a marine dry bulk logistics company and the world's largest owner and operator of self-unloading vessels. He also served in several executive roles for The Maersk Group, to include Senior Vice-President for Maersk Line, Limited and the Vice President for Network Planning.

In addition to his experience with the world’s largest container line, Mr. Cozza has more than a decade of experience with Sea-Land Service, Inc. and CSX Corporation.  He was the Vice President for Terminal Operations and General Manager, Europe with Sea-Land as well as the Marketing Director, Asia and Americas Container Services.

For 25 years Chris William has been an executive in the Private Client Group at Wells Fargo and Moderator and Executive Producer for the long-running, syndicated PBS television program CAROLINA BUSINESS REVIEW, which is seen each week in 22 markets throughout North & South Carolina. As a finance professional as well as broadcast moderator, he has been uniquely qualified to observe and comment on business and industry for more than 2 decades.

Mr. William is also the host and co-founder of The Forum for Corporate Conscience. An organization of nearly 150 CEO's that discussed issues around corporate sustainability, ethics and values. In addition, he is the founder of creative round-table IF: INNOVATION 
FIRST. He participates annually in, and authors numerous business and industry panels and conferences across the Carolinas.