AmCham Logistics & Supply Chain Committee Meeting – October
For AmCham Members Only
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Several trends are shaping market shifts. US importers are increasingly looking to shift sourcing away from China and toward alternatives such as India and Vietnam. The population of the U.S. Southeast has grown by 9% since 2012, adding 6.5 million people and increasing consumer demand. This trend has also resulted in manufacturing shifting to the Southeast, with major brands establishing a presence. Equally important, more global supply chains have shifted from the U.S. West Coast to the U.S. East Coast, with East Coast ports now handling 54% of the nation’s global trade.
|9:00 AM||Welcome note, introduction of all participants|
|9:10 AM||Speaker: Mr. Flavio Batista, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Georgia Ports Authority
Topic: Market shifts
|9:50 AM||Update from Bradley LaLonde, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam HCMC & Da Nang|
|10:00 AM||Adjourn Meeting|
Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Georgia Ports Authority
Flavio Batista serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Georgia Ports Authority, an 1,800-person strong state authority which owns and operates strategic port terminals on the East Coast, serving as a global gateway for international trade and investment.
In his new role at the GPA, Flavio directs trade, business development, and sales efforts toward beneficial cargo owners. His passion for finding end-to-end solutions for customers, combined with more than two decades of maritime industry experience, drives his work promoting Georgia Ports.
Flavio joins the GPA from Wallenius Wilhelmsen, an ocean carrier with a legacy of developing sustainable shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment, and specialized cargo.
There, he served as senior vice president and head of Americas sales, leading ocean and logistics commercial development and customer relations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Latin America. He previously served at WWL as executive vice president and head of commercial activities for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and as vice president in São Paulo, Brazil, responsible for South America.
Flavio earned a Bachelor of International Business Administration at Bandeirante University in São Paulo, and a Master of Business Administration at The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.