Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • New Orleans
    Registration is closed

    2018 Port Tour

    Dear MWTC members and guests:

    The Biennial “Port of New Orleans Tour” presented by the Memphis World Trade Club will be from September 21st through 23rd (Fri-Sun) 2018.

    This exciting and educational tour is developed especially for Mid-America exporters, importers, freight forwarders, steamship lines, and other related international companies and their employees. You do not have to be a member of the MWTC to participate.

    The itinerary will include a tour of the Port of New Orleans container terminals and break-bulk facilities, viewing of steamship vessels in port, and a tour of the sea port commodity facilities. We also have gracious sponsors which have agreed to provide a wonderful New Orleans reception and dinner as they have in the past.

    Participants will have free time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Historic French Quarter and the surrounding area after program hours.

    The MWTC group will travel by way of Motor Coach (bus) from Memphis to New Orleans on September 21st and stay in an up-scale Marriott Hotel near the heart of the French Quarter District.  Returning to Memphis on September 23rd.  

    Please access the link below and complete your credit card payment or mail in a deposit payable to the address below to hold your limited space seating:  

    Memphis World Trade Club     

    PO Box 240021         Memphis, TN 38124

    The deposit is $115 per person. This deposit is used to reserve seating and off set the cost of the motor coach and events. The deposit payment is required whether the bus travel is utilized or not. Each party will be responsible for their hotel room charges upon check out.  As usual the MWTC is holding a block of rooms for this program at the Marriott Hotel.

    Please let us know if you plan to ride the bus with us to New Orleans on your registration form.

    Come show your support for our major partner in International Trade and see the new port facilities and ships at the Port of New Orleans.


    2018  MWTC Port of New Orleans Expedition

    Sept. 21st thru Sept. 23rd, 2018


    Friday-Sept. 21st  (10:00AM) Leave Memphis on Coach/Bus . Arrive New Orleans at approximately 5:00 PM.   More details to follow.  

    Hotel accommodations (2 nights) – Marriott Hotel at 555 Canal St. - the French Quarter

    Saturday-Sept. 22nd  (9:30AM – 2:00PM) Ocean port and ocean terminal facilities tour and luncheon.  Tour of New Orleans Port Headquraters.

    Dinner to follow by sponsor. 

    Sunday-Sept. 23rd (12:00PM) depart New Orleans for Memphis (arrival 7:00PM).

    This tour is brought to you by the MWTC and the Port of New Orleans.

    *** All addresses and time schedule details will be provided after registration.***

    Questions??  – Please contact the following:

    Natalie Tribble – Executive Director – Memphis World Trade Club 


    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chickasaw Country Club
    • 90

    Join us for our October luncheon featuring guest speaker:

    Mark Kendall

    Ocean Network Express Na Inc.

    Mark Kendall joins ONE as the Director of Sales – Southern Region for Ocean Network Express (ONE), Mark is based in Atlanta, GA.  Mark is a proven senior executive with over 30 years of professional experience in the Ocean carrier and Logistics industry.  Mark has built a successful track record of contributing consistent value both internally and externally for the companies he has worked for and customers he has built long term relationships with.  Mark began his career with Atlantic Container Line in their equipment operations department where he learned equipment/rail and truck operations and fell in love with the industry.  After several years on the operations side of the business Mark moved to the commercial side of the business and joined Mitsui Consolidation Company in Jersey City, New Jersey.  After several successful years with Mitsui Consolidation, Mark joined SeaLand working in both New Jersey and Atlanta.  In 1999 SeaLand was acquired by Maersk Line and Mark was given responsibility for global accounts with Maersk Logistics.  In 2009 Mark joined MOL in Atlanta and moved to Chicago in 2014 to assume the role of Assistant Vice President of Sales for the Central United States.  Mark is married to his wife Rose of 24 years, and has three children Bianca, Dalton and Madisyn. 




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

    67th Annual Port of New Orleans Night

    The Memphis Peabody Hotel

     November 15, 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.

    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Chickasaw Country Club
    • 100

    Join us for our January luncheon featuring guest speaker:

    Richard W. Smith

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    FedEx Trade Networks, Inc. 

    Richard W. Smith is President and CEO of FedEx Trade Networks, Inc., a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation based in Memphis, Tenn., U.S. He is responsible for ensuring that FedEx Trade Networks, an international integrated freight forwarder, delivers tailored solutions to guide businesses of all sizes and continues being a leading provider of global transportation services, value-added logistics solutions, and comprehensive customs brokerage services.

    Growing up alongside the company in Memphis, Tennessee, Richard developed a deep passion and understanding of the valuable role logistics serves in connecting people and goods and creating economic growth. In 2010, he was voted one of Memphis’ “Top 40 Under 40” by the Memphis Business Journal.

    Richard joined FedEx Services in 2005 as a Senior Solutions Analyst. In 2007 he became a Manager at FedEx SupplyChain Solutions. He was promoted to Managing Director of Life Sciences & Specialty Services at FedEx Express in 2009 and was named Vice President of Global Trade Services in April 2014. Most recently he held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Trade and Specialty Services.

    Richard earned his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. He serves on the following Boards: The Greater Memphis Chamber and its Chairman’s Circle, Launch Tennessee and the Coalition of Services Industries. 





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