Welcome to the 2017 International Trade Symposium hosted by IFFCBANO. We are so glad to have you here with us at the beautiful Marriott Grand Hotel for our 39th year!

IFFCBANO’s program committee has worked tirelessly to put together another fantastic program focusing on supply chain efficiency, cybersecurity, and carrier alliances. Our Thursday evening welcome reception will kick off our Symposium. On Friday we will be inducting our new slate of officers and directors for 2017-2019 as well as bestowing Norman Romagosa with our Honorary Life Member Award. On Saturday evening, we will host a Back to the Beach party with music provided by the band Witness! So wear your flip flops and Beachwear and prepare to have a great time. The goal of the International Trade Symposium is to provide quality industry education complemented by peer to peer networking and we feel the 2017 Symposium will accomplish all that and more.

The ultimate success of our symposium relies on the support from our registrants and sponsors. On behalf of the symposium committee, officers, and directors, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation to all of you for your participation and support!

Remember, your symposium badge is required to attend all general sessions & events.

We hope you find the symposium enjoyable and beneficial to your organization and look forward to spending time with you.

Welcome and thank you for joining us!

Kristiann App

Symposium President

Kristiann App

Thank you once again for attending our International Trade Symposium! Ensuring your Supply Chain is not a Chain of Fools – gotta love that theme! In today’s world of global trade, it is vital to everyone involved in the transaction to be as efficient as ever! How can you watch the bottom line and provide the highest level of customer service at the same time? And Security? Protecting against the reality of Cyber Security is real and here. These are just some of the topics our experts will explore over the next couple of days.

I welcome my co-chair, Stacy Stubbs, into the fun this year! Stacy has provided fresh ideas and a different prospective to our Annual event! I love it! I have been chairing this committee for many years and have enjoyed it tremendously. I love having her on board and, as always, welcome and encourage all to share their talents with us to help make this association the best resource for our members. Without the support of our volunteers, we simply cannot succeed. Our members are the most generous people with their time and talents and I truly appreciate it!


Sandy Fazier & Stacy Stubbs

Symposium Committee Chairs

Sandy Frazier

Stacy Stubbs



Port of New Orleans


Avalon Risk Management
Louisiana Maritime International Chamber of Commerce
Louisiana River Port Pilots Association
Roanoke Trade


Boasso America
Diversified Foods, Inc.
Dole Ocean Cargo Express
Dupuy Storage & Forwarding Corp.
Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa
Hancock & Whitney Banks
The Kearney Companies
Mediterranean Shipping Co.
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad
New Orleans Terminal
Port of South Louisiana
Red River Waterway Commission
TCI Trucking & Warehousing
YeeHaw Media


DA Marine Fumigation
Descartes Systems, USA
Gulf Coast Intermodal
Industrial Transportation
Larsen Intermodal
Missionary Expediters
New Orleans Board of Trade
Triple G Express

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Kristiann App – President
Cole Trosclair – Vice President
Sandra C. Frazier – Past President’s Council


Melissa Clancey
Janet Colley-Morse
Donna Lemm
Jeffrey Louis
Michael Ludwick
Rick Ricouard
Stacy Stubbs


Gerald T. Becnel, Jr.


Cathy Vienne


Sandra C. Frazier
Stacy Stubbs


Kristiann App
Christie Brush
Janet Colley-Morse
John Hyatt
Ana Menes
Norman Romagosa
Stacy Stubbs
Cathy Vienne


Norman Romagosa

Vice President
Diversified Foods, Inc.

The Honorary Life Member award is presented bi-annually to a person who has distinguished themselves by outstanding contributions, vision, leadership and dedication as demonstrated during their career in the promotion of international trade in the Gulf Coast region. Join us for the celebration!

Friday, June 2nd

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Beachside Room (Conference Center)
7:30 p.m. Award and Installation Banquet – Magnolia 4 (Conference Center)

Remarks by Brandy Christian, President Port of New Orleans
Individual Tickets can be purchased at the Registration Table.

Toast to the Honoree Sponsored by

Banquet Sponsored by

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