2019 Alabama Global Supply Chain and Logistics Summit

Tuesday, November 12 & Wednesday, November 13
The Battle House Hotel | Mobile, Alabama


There’s a lot that goes into being Made in Alabama – and even more that comes out of it.
Supplies, materials, personnel, and products make their way
to and from Alabama every
day by land, sea and air; connecting Alabama industries seamlessly to the rest of the nation and the globe.

On behalf of the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 8th annual Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit. The Summit will bring together industry experts and government leaders to address future trends, infrastructure updates; impacts to Alabama’s global supply chain network.


Summit Outline

Tuesday, November 12                                                                                                 

1:00 to 5:00 pm                             Summit Registration

The Battle House Hotel Lobby


1:00 to 5:00 pm                             Exhibitor Setup

The Battle House Hotel Moonlight Foyer


3:00 to 4:30 pm                              Optional Tour of Alabama State Docks & APM Terminals Mobile

**Pre-registration required; space is limited.


5:00 to 6:30 pm                             Opening Reception

The Steeple


Wednesday, November 13                                                                                                          

8:00 to 3:00 pm                             Summit Programming

                                                         The Battle House Hotel Moonlight Foyer & Ballroom


3:30 pm                                          Optional Tour of Airbus Final Assembly Line

**Pre-registration required; space is limited.


All summit activities are business casual. Breakfast and lunch are included in Wednesday’s programming.

**Tour availability is based on first come, first served upon registering for the Summit.


Featured Topics

Coming Soon



Featured Tours

Tour the Alabama State Port Authority

Alabama’s deep-water seaport, at the Port of Mobile, is located just 32 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and handled more than 58 million tons of cargo in 2018.  The full-service public seaport terminals are owned by the Alabama State Port Authority and are served by major ocean carriers transiting today’s global trade lanes. The Port Authority’s container intermodal investments top $550 million making it one of the fastest growth container ports in North America. The terminal and its companion container intermodal rail facility serve primarily goods for the automotive, agribusiness, aviation, metals, chemicals and retail/distribution industries.  With over $1.2 billion invested to date in public port facilities, the Port of Mobile ranks as the second largest steel port in the nation, while maintaining a large market position in export of metallurgical coal and forest products.


Investment and expansion continue as the Port Authority and its partner construct an Automotive Logistics (RO/RO) Terminal that will serve a growing Southeast U.S. automotive industry.  The Port Authority is also developing a logistics park at the container intermodal complex to serve value-added, distribution and light manufacturing projects dependent upon first-class container intermodal investments.

Details to be provided after completing registration.



Tour APM Terminals Mobile

APM Terminals Mobile is a 115-acre, deep-sea container terminal at the Port of Mobile. The state-of-the-art container terminal is adjacent to an intermodal rail facility that provides direct and efficient transfer of containers between vessel and rail. Operating since 2008, APM Terminals Mobile offers an improved option in the US Gulf for reaching Midwest markets as well as Alabama and neighboring states.


With a draft of 13.7m, a turning basin to accommodate vessels of up to 1,300 feet in length, and equipped with Super Post Panamax Ship to Shore Cranes with a maximum reach of 22 container rows, the terminal can handle vessels up to 14,000 TEU capacity. This meets the new “Panamax” limit of the expanded Panama Canal locks. The terminal has expansion capacity to handle more than 1.3 million TEUs annually (currently 650,000 TEU).

Details to be provided after completing registration.



Tour the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility

In 2015, Airbus opened an A320 Family jetliner final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama – officially called the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility. The new assembly line, which is the company’s first U.S.-based production facility, facilitates assembly of A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. Assembly began in 2015 – with first delivery of a Mobile-assembled aircraft in 2016.


The company’s location in Mobile also includes a final assembly line for the single-aisle A220 aircraft, producing jetliners destined for U.S. customers. Airbus officially began manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. in August 2019, targeting to be producing between 40 and 50 of these aircraft per year by the middle of the following decade.

Details to be provided after completing registration.


Opening Reception

The Steeple

251 St Francis Street

Mobile, Alabama 36602



The Steeple is a 5-minute walk from the Battle House Hotel. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Business casual.





Become an Exhibitor

What is the cost to exhibit?

The cost to exhibit is $350. This marketing opportunity offers a cost-effective way to reach potential customers through exhibiting and networking. It provides a perfect platform to connect with qualified decision-makers and build brand recognition. The exhibitor package includes:

  • Two (2) Complimentary Summit Registrations
  • One (1) 6′ x 6′ Exhibitor Table
  • Marketing in the Summit Program
  • Promotion on the Summit Webpage
  • Exhibitor Space Available on November 13


Who exhibits?

  • Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers
  • International Service Providers i.e. Banks, Law Firms, etc.
  • Private Business Sector
  • Third Party Logistics Providers

Who will attend?

  • Alabama’s Domestic & International Business
  • Regional Economic Developers
  • State & Local Government Officials
  • International Service Providers

If you would like to exhibit, click HERE for the form or email Kayley Shepard or call 251-431-8629. Space is limited.





The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa

26 N Royal Street

Mobile, Alabama 36602

Phone: 251-338-2000


Room Rate: $149.00 USD

Booking Deadline: Friday, October 11

Reserve Today





Register online here. For questions, contact Kayley Shepard at 251-431-8629.

Registration Fee: $135.00

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 6

Airbus Tour Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 30

Premier Sponsor

Summit Supporting Sponsors

Summit Reception Sponsors