The keynote address at the WEDA’s Dredging Summit and Expo ‘18 will be presented by John Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. The summit will be held in Norfolk, Virginia, June 25 to 28 at the Hilton Norfolk.
Reinhart is responsible for business development and growth, strategic marketing, finance and operations at the Virginia International Gateway, Newport News Marine Terminal, Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Richmond Marine Terminal and the Virginia Inland Port. Prior to starting his tenure with the ports in 2014, Reinhart worked for Maersk Line, Limited, for 23 years including 14 years as the organization’s CEO.
Reinhart serves on multiple regional boards including the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Board, Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, Hampton Roads Business Roundtable, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Regional Board and Nauticus Foundation. His awards and honors include: 2017 Hampton Roads Business Hall of Fame, Virginia Business Magazine’s 2016 Business Person of the Year, 2015 Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement, 2014 Colgate W. Darden, Jr. Scouter Citizen of the Year, 2009 Seafarer’s International House, Outstanding Friend of the Seafarer and the 2007 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award.
To see more of what this year’s conference will include, a list of accepted abstracts can be viewed here.
To register for the event, visit www.dredging-expo.com