Upcoming events

    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chickasaw Country Club
    • 76

    Join us for our November luncheon featuring guest speaker:

    Mark Troughton 

    Global Accounts Executive – Georgia Ports Authority

    As Global Accounts Executive for the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), Mr. Troughton is responsible for calling on the top accounts in the following commodity segments: forest products, kaolin clay, iron & steel, wood products, crude rubber, cotton, and grain. He provides directions and policy recommendations surrounding GPA initiatives relevant to sales and operations in those markets.

    Prior to this assignment, Mr. Troughton served as the GPA's General Manager of Cargo Sales. During his 23-year tenure with the Authority, he has worked various sales management positions within the Trade Development Division, helping to contribute to two decades of continued growth.

    With more than 37 years of experience in the maritime and transportation industry, Mr. Troughton's previous work experience includes: Vice President of Sales, Peeples Industries; Regional Manager, Gulf & Atlantic Maritime Services; Vice President, Hub Shipping; and Operations, Strachan Shipping Company.

    Mr. Troughton's professional affiliations include: Propeller Club of Savannah, Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, Savannah Traffic Club, and a member of both the International Forest Products Transport Association and the American Cotton Shippers Association.

    Mr. Troughton and his wife Lynn have two children and one grandchild. They attend the Isle of Hope United Methodist Church and are active in numerous civic and charity organizations.

    Mr. Troughton attended Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia.




    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Cotton Museum
    • 100

    Join us for the annual MWTC Christmas Party!

    December 7, 2017
    from 6pm - 9pm

    The Cotton Museum

    65 Union Avenue · Memphis, Tennessee 38103

    We'll have a rockin' party once again with many raffle prizes, door prizes, live music and dancing, Left/Right/Center, and great food and drinks. You won't want to miss our last event of 2017! 

    • 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. 




    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Peabody Memphis Hotel

    67th Annual Port of New Orleans Night

    The Memphis Peabody Hotel

     November 8, 2018

    Come join the Memphis World Trade Club for the 67th 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.

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