DOING WHAT MATTERS Partnerships Showcase Academic, Business Collaboration
Summit Panel of Industry Leaders, CSU Maritime Tour Much Valued by Chinese Delegation
Today, the Global Trade & Logistics Deputy Sector Navigators (DSNs) for the ‘Doing What Matters’ initiative from the SF Interior East Bay & Far North CA Region, hosted a visiting delegation from China at the Port of Oakland, as part of an ongoing effort to build and strengthen relationships and collaboration within and between the academic and business communities and companies involved in global trade.
The Port of Oakland is a strategic industry partner of the ‘Doing What Matters’ initiative and working with Deputy Sector Navigator Petural ‘PJ’ Shelton to structure an array of programs for the region from internships and apprenticeships at its growing Port and intermodal facilities to hosting events such as this to foster development of key relationships.
Twenty delegates representing China, the City of Wuhan Education Bureau, Wuhan Business University, and Jianghan University met with leaders of the College of Alameda, Port of Oakland, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and California State University Maritime (CSUM) and other regionally headquartered businesses serving on the Cluster Leadership team led by Ms. Shelton, for Doing What Matters Global Trade & Logistics. Highlighting the morning event at the Oakland Boardroom was a dynamic panel of industry leaders including:
- John Swinnerton, Dreisbach Enterprise
- Mike Hannigan, Give Something Back, and
- Dexter Vizinau, CyberTran International, Inc
Honored guests, participants and panelists discussed, with a great deal of audience participation facilitated by DSN Petural ‘PJ’ Shelton, Supply Chain and Logistics as it is today for their respective companies and how they feel it will evolve in the years to come.
Following the exchange of information on best practices and current initiatives in regional logistics and global supply chain management, the group enjoyed a lunch hosted by CSU Maritime, a complete tour of their campus and a tour of their training vessel, the Golden Bear. Many delegates shared that these tours and the candid exchange of information in both sessions were absolutely highlights and the best value of their entire mission from China.