August 2nd Luncheon

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August 2nd Luncheon

Topic: TBA

 

Secure a reserved table at our next luncheon today!  With the purchase of eight tickets, your company will be guaranteed a table reservation for the best seats in the room.  (First-come, first-served.)

Luncheon registration closes at 5:00 pm central time the Monday before the luncheon.
Walk-ins are on a first come, first serve basis.  No space is guaranteed if you are not registered.
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Timeline

11:30 AM – Registration & Networking
12:00 PM – Lunch
12:20 PM – Speaker starts
01:00 PM – Luncheon concluded

Venue

Regency Hyatt Hotel – IAH
425 N Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, TX 77060

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Contact

For questions, please contact our hospitality director before the day of the luncheon.

Cancellation Policy

Luncheon reservations will be billed unless cancelled at least 3 business days before the event.

Our Speaker

Lalit Raina – Supervisory Trade Specialist, Civilian Agencies, Office of Cargo & Commercial Sealift, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Lalit Raina supervises the Office of Cargo & Commercial Sealift’s Civilian Agency Team. His office encompasses the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) predominant mission of strengthening the U.S. Merchant Marine by providing business opportunities to American carriers. In his leadership role, Mr. Raina and his staff are responsible for compelling government-wide compliance with laws mandating the use of American vessels under federal contracts and grant awards where ocean transport is required. His team specializes in civilian federal agencies, providing those agencies and their contractors with logistical support in identifying available U.S. merchant vessels, thus facilitating their compliance with the 1954 Cargo Preference Act.

Mr. Raina serves in numerous other capacities, including in support of efforts to prevent undue foreign influence over the Nation’s global supply chains through engagement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. To this end, Mr. Raina leverages his 30 years of transportation experience to inform Committee decisions on whether to permit transactions whereby U.S. transportation assets would fall under the control of a foreign entity.

After graduating as an Electrical Engineer, Mr. Raina developed an extensive background in the international freight forwarding, logistics, and supply chain management fields. His experience in global logistics stems from leadership roles with project shippers, 3rd party logistics providers, non-vessel operating common carriers, and ocean transportation intermediaries operating across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He joined the Maritime Administration in 2013 as a Trade Specialist and was promoted in 2018 to supervise the Civilian Agency Team.

Mr. Raina lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

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Individual Membership

$50 /year

  • 12 month membership
  • Reduced luncheon and event pricing for individual and one guest
  • Access to luncheon speaker presentation when available
  • Access to member-only events
  • Access to member directory**
  • Listing in member directory**
  • Access to job board**
  • Post resume for consideration by potential employer**

**coming soon

Not included in membership:

  • All employees of the organization enjoy the membership benefits
  • Reserve table(s) for luncheons
  • Option to sponsor luncheons and banners
  • Option to add your logo to the member directory**
  • Post job openings on job board**
  • View resumes posted by potential candidates**

Corporate Membership

$200 /year

  • 12 month membership
  • All employees of the organization enjoy the membership benefits
  • Reduced luncheon and event pricing for all employees and guests
  • Reserve table(s) for luncheons
  • Access to luncheon speaker presentation when available
  • Option to sponsor luncheons and banners
  • Access to member-only events
  • Access to member directory**
  • Listing in the member directory incl. up to 5 representatives**
  • Option to add your logo to member directory**
  • Post job openings on job board**
  • View resumes posted by potential candidates**

**coming soon

Job Seeker

complimentary

  • 3 month membership
  • Option to renew for 3 more months
  • Reduced luncheon and event pricing (one ticket)
  • Access to member-only events
  • Access to member directory**
  • Access to job board**
  • Post resume for consideration by potential employer**

**coming soon

Not included in membership:

  • All employees of the organization enjoy the membership benefits
  • Reserve table(s) for luncheons
  • Access to luncheon speaker presentation when available
  • Option to sponsor luncheons and banners
  • Listing in member directory**
  • Option to add your logo to the member directory**
  • Post job openings on job board**
  • View resumes posted by potential candidates**

Student

complimentary

  • Membership until June of the following year
  • Reduced luncheon and event pricing (one ticket)
  • Access to member-only events
  • Access to member directory**
  • Access to job board**
  • Post resume for consideration by potential employer**

**coming soon

Not included in membership:

  • All employees of the organization enjoy the membership benefits
  • Reserve table(s) for luncheons
  • Access to luncheon speaker presentation when available
  • Option to sponsor luncheons and banners
  • Listing in member directory**
  • Option to add your logo to the member directory**
  • Post job openings on job board**
  • View resumes posted by potential candidates**

Educator

complimentary

  • Membership until June of the following year
  • Reduced luncheon and event pricing (one ticket)
  • Access to member-only events
  • Access to member directory**
  • Access to job board**

**coming soon

Not included in membership:

  • All employees of the organization enjoy the membership benefits
  • Reserve table(s) for luncheons
  • Access to luncheon speaker presentation when available
  • Option to sponsor luncheons and banners
  • Listing in member directory**
  • Option to add your logo to the member directory**
  • Post resume for consideration by potential employer**
  • Post job openings on job board**
  • View resumes posted by potential candidates**

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