What does the global economic picture look like for the supply chain in 2013?

  • January 17, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Cerruti Cellars, Oakland Jack London Square


  • For Members of CSCMP
  • Sponsor/Speaker Tickets
  • Full table of 8 @ $60.00 ($480.00 Total)
    Requires 8 Registrations

Registration is closed
2012 saw Europe in a clear recession, China’s growth slowing and the US economy at a crawl - Will 2013 be another volatile year for the economy and international trade? Join us for a unique evening event featuring renowned economist - Dr. Walter Kemmsies with Moffitt & Nichol and a major agricultural shipper John Slinkard with Sun-Maid Growers as they provide their experience in 2012 and give us their perspective and forecast on where the global economy will be in 2013. Be informed as you learn about the trends that could impact your business.


Dr. Walter Kemmsies

Dr. Walter Kemmsies

Chief Economist, Moffatt & Nichol

Moffatt & Nichol was founded in 1945 to provide design engineering services to the evolving global maritime infrastructure industry. Today, Moffatt & Nichol’s practice has expanded to support the larger demands of the goods/freight movement industry. Today, the firm is recognized as a leading global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape our rivers, harbors and coastlines and an innovator in the transportation complexities associated with the movement of freight.

Dr. Walter Kemmsies is Moffatt & Nichol’s Chief Economist, where he pioneered development of container volume forecasts by trade lane, utilizing a blend of regional economic data with the identified market reach of U.S. ports. Since joining Moffatt & Nichol, Dr. Kemmsies has worked on numerous strategic business development plans for North, Central and South American ports and has worked with a number of confidential clients on high-profile transactions and terminal-operator expansion decisions.

Dr. Kemmsies is a seasoned economist with a global perspective, having lived in Europe and Latin America and traveled extensively throughout Asia. Prior to joining Moffatt & Nichol, Dr. Kemmsies was the European Strategist at JP Morgan, London, which he joined after heading Global Industry Strategy for UBS, where he covered 72 industries on a worldwide basis. He is also an External Director on the board of an investment fund, a NYSE-registered financial analyst and a member of the National Association of Business Economists. Dr. Kemmsies frequently speaks at major industry conferences in the US and abroad, is a regular columnist for American Shipper, has published academic research and participates in the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Professional Forecasters.

John Slinkard

John Slinkard

Vice President – Customer & Supply Chain Services, Sun-Maid Growers of California

Sun-Maid Growers of California is an American cooperative of raisin growers headquartered in Kingsburg, California, which is the largest raisin and dried fruit processor in the world.

Celebrating its 100th Anniversary - Sun-Maid Growers of CaliforniaSun Maid is the world’s largest producer and processor of raisins and other premium quality dried fruits. Sun-Maid’s raisin sales of over $360 million and 200 million pounds annually are approximately half “Sun-Maid” retail consumer products and half ingredient products for such items as cereals, breads, and a variety of other food products. Located in Kingsburg, California in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley’s raisin producing district, Sun-Maid products are distributed throughout the United States and in more than 50 countries.

John Slinkard is Sun-Maid’s Vice President of Customer & Supply Chain Services where he has held this position for the past 7 years. John has spent 34 years with Sun-Maid and has held a multitude of positions, including: Human Resources Manager, Shipping Manager, Purchasing Agent and Demand Management Planner.

His education includes degrees in Human Resources and Supply Chain Management.

Event Time - Thursday, January 17th 2013
  • 5:30 PM - Registration and Networking
  • 7:30 PM - Program speaker plus Q&A
  • 8:45 PM - Program ends
Event Location:

Cerruti Cellars
Oakland Jack London Square
100 Webster Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 550-2900

  • Wine Tasting
  • Food and Appetizers
  • Coffee and Deserts
Event Pricing:
  • CSCMP Members - $55.00
  • General Admission - $65.00
  • Full Table of 8 - $480.00 (8 @ $60.00)
  • Students - $25.00
  • Pay at the Door - $75.00

Event Chair:

Clement Chin
CSCMP SF Roundtable Event Board

Silicon Valley Innovator Level Sponsors:

Global Supply Chain Logistics

Lean and Green SCM Level Sponsors: 

ALOM: The Strategic Link in Your Supply Chain  

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