Upcoming events

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chickasaw Country Club
    • 69

    Join us for our September luncheon featuring guest speaker:

    Brian Rogers

    EPICenter Logistics Accelerator Lead

    Brian Rogers joined EPIcenter in Memphis, TN, in March 2017 as the first full time lead of the EPIcenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator.  His career spans twenty years of new venture development in roles as Six Sigma process and quality engineer, attorney, trainer, consultant, investor, entrepreneur, and program manager.  His industry engagements include the semiconductor, electronics, chemicals, bioscience, healthcare, academic, and government sectors.  Since 2011 he has been involved in initiatives in the academic and government sectors, aimed at increasing economic and educational attainment.  He is active in two new business growth investment (Angel) funds.

    EPIcenter was launched in 2014 by the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle to “serve as the single front door and single point of accountability for entrepreneurs in Memphis”.  The Logistics Innovation Accelerator is one of six new business accelerator tracks available to new ventures in Memphis, operated in close partnership with Start Co. and Memphis Bioworks.  The accelerators are generally aligned with regional economic strengths and needs, particularly focused on technology-led ventures, such as those built around medical devices or software.


    Additional details regarding Brian Rogers’s career:

    Prior to joining EPIcenter, Brian was the founding Deputy Director of the Office of Skills Development Division in the Arkansas Department of Career Education, one of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s five Workforce Cabinet agencies.  The Office of Skills Development was created by legislation in 2015 and administered $45MM in state education and training funds that supported apprenticeship, high school vocational, and special workforce development education and training grant programs.

    Brian started his career as a Six Sigma Process Engineer at Texas Instruments, Inc.  He was in the Austin, Houston, and Dallas markets for over 15 years, during which he completed law school and spent years in private business and intellectual property law practice as a licensed patent attorney.  Ultimately he was hired full time by one of his clients, Scott & White Healthcare (now Baylor Scott & White Health), a billion dollar research hospital system, as the managing attorney for research and the first intellectual property and technology commercialization manager.  In this role he structured and negotiated hundreds of agreements related to research and development, including licenses, and was primarily responsible for representing the system’s interests in multiple startup companies. 




    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Peabody Memphis Hotel

    66th Annual Port of New Orleans Night

    The Memphis Peabody Hotel

     October 11, 2017

    Come join the Memphis World Trade Club for the 66th Annual Port of New Orleans Night at the Peabody Memphis Hotel! Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m., and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. 

    This event registration is for PORT NIGHT ONLY.

    For our registering members - remember you can bring as many guests as you'd like. Tables will seat 10 people and will display company name. You must purchase a table to participate in the table decoration contest.  For information at table assignments, contact Eddie Fuchs @ 901-288-6232 or eddie.fuchs@dunavant.com.


    Contact Natalie Tribble with any questions.


    Payment Details: Remember that it is a requirement to be a MWTC member to purchase tickets or tables to Port Night only. Pay on-line with Visa/MC through Paypal or from your checking account with Paypal.

    Pay by check ahead of time by sending payment to: 

    Memphis World Trade Club 

    P.O. Box 240021 

    Memphis, TN 38124-0021. 

    The date of the postmark governs the registration price. Registration for the event constitutes your agreement to pay. Payments are non-refundable. To become a member of the MWTC - or if you have any trouble registering for the event - contact Natalie Tribble at Natalie@memphisworldtradeclub.com

    Check-in Required: All Port Night registrants will receive a name tag prior to or at registration. Please check-in at our registration table for table assignment and to resolve any payment issues.

    Event Location: Port Night of New Orleans Night | The Peabody Hotel Memphis

    Address: 149 Union Avenue, Memphis TN 38103  

    Directions: Located in Downtown Memphis, the Peabody is two blocks from the "Mighty Mississippi" and catty- cornered across the street from the Red Birds Autozone Stadium.

    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chickasaw Country Club
    • 80

    Join us for our November luncheon featuring guest speaker:

    Mark Troughton

    Georgia Port Authority 




    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chickasaw Country Club
    • 80

    Join us for our January luncheon featuring guest speaker:

    Cynthia D. Allen (Cindy)

    Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance

    FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. 

    In her role as the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, Cindy is responsible for ensuring that FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. remains compliant with all current laws and regulations that govern the business on a global basis. She and her team with the various operational entities within the company to ensure that policies, practices and training reflect the highest standards. Cindy is also responsible for representing and advocating FedEx Trade Networks interests to governmental agencies and authorities around the world.

    Cindy has been actively involved in the international trade industry on a consistent basis for 30 years and has held various positions in the import and export operations, consulting, compliance and automation arenas. Previously she served at the Executive Director of the ACE Business Office at Customs and Border Protection. She has also served as the Vice President at several private sector firms before venturing out to start Trade Force Multiplier, a consulting firm focusing on international trade before taking her current position.

    In 2008, Cindy testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee in opposition of 100% TSA screening requirements. Cindy is a current member of the DHS Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), an active member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), the International Compliance Professional’s Association (ICPA), and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), and the Express Association of America (EAA). Cindy has been a frequent speaker at customs compliance seminars, roundtables and conferences for many associations while in both the private sector and government employment.

    A licensed customs broker since 1990, Cindy is also a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) and Certified Export Specialist (CES) through the NCBFAA. 




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