The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Regional Plan Association, hosted a hybrid event on the opportunities presented by the region’s ports. The event covered the rich economic history of the region’s ports, a vision for the future of ports, and the connection between regional ports and economic development opportunities. The discussion was intended for researchers and leaders in civic and community groups, nonprofits, government, and the private sector.
See the agenda for timing of specific conference segments.
September 8, 2023
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM EDT
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
44 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10045
This hybrid event was open to the public.
This event was open to the media. All remarks were on the record and the event was recorded, with the recording to be made available afterwards. For media inquiries, please contact Ellen Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|9:00am-9:15am||Opening Remarks (00:10 in video)
Tom Wright, President & CEO, Regional Plan Association
Kevin J. O’Toole, Chairman, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Rick Cotton, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
|9:15am-9:30am||A Look at the Past (12:25 in video)
Dr. Kenneth Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor Emeritus of History, Columbia University
|9:30am-10:30am||Panel: Current Economic Conditions (33:35 in video)
Moderator: Linda Goldberg, Financial Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Simon Fuchs, Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
John Murnane, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Anne Strauss-Wieder, Director of Freight Planning for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
|10:30am-10:45am||Break & Coffee
|10:45am-11:40am||Panel: A Look at the Future: The Role of Ports in Economic Development (1:26:56 in video)
Moderator: Tiffany-Ann Taylor, Vice President, Transportation, Regional Plan Association
Andrew Kimball, President & CEO, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Beth Rooney, Director, Ports, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Tim Sullivan, CEO, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
|11:40am-11:45am||Closing Remarks (2:16:07 in video)
Andrew Haughwout, Interim Head of Research & Statistics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York