Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist of IHS Markit and author of Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates (McGraw-Hill). Directing the entire economic forecasting process at IHS Markit, he is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other emerging markets.
Behravesh and his team were awarded the 2017 Lawrence R. Klein Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy Award. They have also been ranked as top forecasters by Consensus Economics, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
As the chief economics spokesperson at IHS Markit, Behravesh is quoted extensively in the media on such topics as the outlook for the U.S. and global economies, exchange rates, the budget deficit, the trade deficit, globalization, country risk, and sovereign debt crises.
Dr. Behravesh is a featured speaker at many of the top global conferences each year, including IHS Markit CERAWeek and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Behravesh holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania (where Nobel Laureate Lawrence R. Klein was his dissertation advisor), and a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lived in Europe and the Middle East, and is fluent in several languages. He travels extensively to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Chris Brooks is executive editor of JOC Events at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit. He oversees editorial content in The Journal of Commerce magazine and programming for the JOC's six annual conferences and multiple webinars. He also works closely with the online team focusing on JOC.com. A 30-year company veteran, Brooks' career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting and managing numerous websites. He also oversees the magazine's 100-plus special reports a year, including the Annual Review and Outlook and Top 100 Importers and Exporters issues. He holds a bachelor's in journalism from Lock Haven University.
Bill Cassidy is senior editor of trucking for the JOC within Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit. He joined the publication in 2009, after 13 years at Traffic World magazine where he served as executive editor, managing editor, and associate editor. Based in Washington, DC, Cassidy has been reporting on trucking since 1984, when he joined Fleet Owner magazine in New York. He also has covered logistics management and supply chain technology, the rail and maritime industries, Congress, and federal agencies. Cassidy speaks regularly to industry groups, is a regular participant on Sirius XM Radio's "Road Dog Trucking" program, and chairs the programming committee for the annual JOC Inland Distribution Conference.
Prior founding Eskesen Advisory, Thomas Eskesen worked for the AP Moller-Maersk organization for nearly 30 years. He spent nine years in Asia and three years in the United States before starting Maersk Line's e-commerce division in 1999. This lead to INTTRA.com, which he founded. Between 2006 and 2015, he was in charge of Maersk's refrigerated cargo division and was part of Maersk Lines Global Leadership Team. He has attended senior management courses at Insead, Harvard Business School, IMD, and Columbia Business School.
Thomas Eskesen chaired the Global Cool Logistics event in 2016 and 2017.
Dan Gardner is vice president of supply chain management for Lakeshore Learning Materials, a US importer of educational products and classroom furniture. He is also co-founder of the supply chain consulting firm, Trade Facilitators Inc. Prior to his current endeavors, Gardner worked for 23 years in the 3PL field.
A native of Boston, Gardner is a multi-award-winning professor of supply chain, is the author of four books on global trade, and is a licensed customs broker in the US.
Neil Glynn is the Head of the European Transport team at Credit Suisse, covering European Airlines and Logistics, and Global Transport Sector Coordinator. He was voted #3 Transport analyst in Europe in the 2018 Extel Survey. Before joining Credit Suisse in 2009, Neil covered the Airline sector for NCB Stockbrokers, held the role of Credit Officer at CIT Aerospace International and worked in Financial Control and Corporate Banking at AIB Group. Neil is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a CFA Charterholder and holds a BA in Accounting & Finance from Dublin City University.
Lars Jensen is CEO and Partner of SeaIntelligence Consulting, focused on providing expert assistance in strategic decision making, analysis and forecasting in the container shipping sector.
Lars Jensen is author of the books "Liner Shipping 2025" focusing on the changes to come in the industry as well as "Culture Shock in Maersk Line" outlining the changes in the world's largest container line over the past 15 years.
Lars Jensen is co-founder of LinerGrid providing advanced tools to optimize network design for container carriers and boardmember of the New York Shipping Exchange.
Lars Jensen is CEO and founder of CyberKeel, focusing on cybersecurity in the maritime industry and co-founder of LinerGame providing innovative training and teambuilding for shipping lines.
Lars Jensen has 17 years of experience from inside the container shipping industry including 9 years with Maersk Line.
Lars Jensen holds a Ph.D. degree in complex mathematical analysis in physics.
Eric Johnson is the JOC's Senior Editor, Technology, where he leads coverage and analysis of technology's impact on global logistics and trade. Johnson regularly reports on how shippers, carriers across all modes, and logistics companies use software, as well as new concepts impacting core freight transportation processes like procurement, execution, visibility, and payment. Johnson is a regular presenter and moderator at industry events and webinars. Prior to joining the JOC in May 2018, Johnson spent 13 years with American Shipper in a variety of roles, most recently covering logistics technology and leading the production of a series of benchmark studies on the logistics industry. Johnson has a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Wisconsin and a master's in international business from the University of Leeds, UK. He has lived and worked in Southern California, the UK, and India, and now resides in the Washington, DC, area.
Based in Long Beach, California, Bill Mongelluzzo is senior editor for the trans-Pacific at JOC within Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit. Bill joined The Journal of Commerce in 1980 as New Orleans correspondent. He moved to Long Beach in 1985 and opened the Los Angeles-Long Beach bureau. He served as maritime editor of The Journal of Commerce in New York in 1992-93 before returning to Southern California. Bill began his journalism career in 1972 as a reporter with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He is a native of Chicago and has a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Missouri and a master's in history from the University of New Orleans. Bill speaks regularly to industry groups and serves leading roles on the programming committees for the JOC's TPM, Inland Distribution and Port Performance North America conferences.
Turloch Mooney is a well-known Asia-based supply chain journalist. He was co-founder and managing director for Supply Chain Asia publication based in Shanghai. He previously held posts at the International Air Transport Association as chief editor and secretary for the Global Compliance User Group. He holds a master's in international studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, with specialization in international law and international trade. Mooney's coverage of global ports for the entire Maritime & Trade division of IHS Markit, includes port congestion, the impact of mega-ships, productivity, hinterland access, and relevant supply chain issues. It appears on JOC.com, in The Journal of Commerce magazine and sister publications IHS Fairplay and Fairplay.com, He also chairs the programming committee for the JOC's annual TPM Asia Conference in Shenzhen, China.
Hugh Morley joined the JOC in 2016 from the Bergen (New Jersey) Record and covers ports in the U.S. Northeast and Mexico, including the terminals, unions, port authorities and shipping associations. He also reports on the trans-Atlantic trade. A journalist for 25 years, Hugh has written on business for 15 years, reporting on a range of topics from government oversight to corporate legal battles and the fierce interstate competition for jobs and investment. He holds a bachelor's in management and operational research from the University of Leeds and a master's in management and global business from Rutgers University.
John Motley, is the founder, president, and CEO of LOG-NET. Since developing the initial computer program that serves as the cornerstone of the company's well-respected global supply chain execution application, he has lead LOG-NET's global growth as a leading provider of logistics technology to third-party logistics providers, importers and exporters. Today LOG-NET systems manage the detailed movement of over one million intermodal containers per year. This represents almost 10% of the US import trade. LOG-NET is one of the world's largest processors of ocean carrier electronic messages.
Prior to founding LOG-NET in 1991, he worked for American President Lines (APL) for ine years in container freight operations, equipment management, intermodal operations, logistics, and sales. Mr. Motley holds an undergraduate degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He also holds an MBA in Information Systems from New York University.
Mr. Motley served nine years as a Naval Reserve officer with the Maritime Reserve and Military Sealift Command. He facilitates the development of global standards for logistics e-commerce and business practices as a member of several industry and technical associations including; the Data Interchange Standards Association of ANSI X12, the Council of Logistics Management, the International Mass Retailers Association, the National Retail Federation, the American Trucking Association, ebXML, the American Purchasing and Inventory Control Society and the National Industrial Transportation League.
Mark Szakonyi leads the JOC editorial team, consisting of a global team of journalists and researchers covering the container shipping industry. His analysis and work have been quoted in general news media including the BBC, The Economist, PBS Nightly Business Report, NPR, Al Jazeera International, South China Morning Post and USA Today. He is a sought-after speaker who helps plan and moderate JOC events, leads JOC's shipper round tables, and chairs JOC's Canada Trade Conference.
Peter Tirschwell is senior director of content at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, publisher of The Journal of Commerce, JOC.com, IHS Fairplay, Dredging & Port Construction, Safety at Sea, PIERS maritime trade data, and JOC events such as TPM. In his expanded role within IHS Markit, he is responsible for all editorial content appearing in IHS Maritime & Trade media and events. A career transportation journalist, Tirschwell has been a reporter, West Coast bureau chief, editor-in-chief, and publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 20-plus-year career with the company, which began in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity project, the first global database of port performance. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce.
Jennifer Woods is the Director of Maritime Events for IHS Markit, and has held various roles within the company since 2010. In her present role, she oversees the attendee marketing, sponsorship fulfillment and event operations for JOC and Maritime Events. A graduate of Queens College, Jennifer began her marketing career in 2000 and worked for various publishing and media companies prior to joining IHS Markit. Jennifer Woods is based in New York City.