Join us for an exclusive networking event to promote the St. Lawrence Seaway, organized by Phaff Export Marketing. This event is initiated by the Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) and offers a unique opportunity to explore the possibility that the St. Lawrence Seaway creates for international trade and logistics. Engage with experts from the maritime and trade sectors to discuss the potential of the St. Lawrence Seaway for your business or organization.

The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS)

The GLS aims to support the U.S. intermodal and international transportation system. They do this by managing and improving a safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly deep-water waterway in collaboration with their Canadian partner. Additionally, they work to stimulate trade through the Great Lakes Seaway system.

The Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA)

The SSGA is dedicated to promoting and exporting U.S. specialty soybeans and grains. They support global trade partners with valuable information, quality products, and innovative logistical solutions.

Event Details

Date: September 4, 2024
Location: RDM Rotterdam
Heijplaatstraat 17
3089 JB Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Please note: There is no registration fee for this event.


13:45 - 14:00: Reception
14:00 - 15:00: Welcome by Eric Wenberg, Executive Director, Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance
Followed by short presentations of:

  • Allison L. Dane Camden, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multimodal Freight Infrastructure & Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Adam Tindall-Schlicht, Administrator, Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS), U.S. Department of Transportation

15:00 - 17:00: Networking reception

About the Event

This networking event offers a unique opportunity to learn about the St. Lawrence Seaway and connect with industry professionals. The St. Lawrence Seaway is a critical waterway system that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, playing a vital role in international trade and commerce.

Program Highlights

  • Informative presentations on the St. Lawrence Seaway's importance and opportunities
  • Networking reception to foster connections with industry peers
  • Chance to engage with experts in international trade and maritime logistics

Why Attend?

  • Gain insights into the strategic importance of the St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Explore potential business opportunities related to this vital trade route
  • Expand your professional network within the maritime and trade sectors


To attend this event, please submit the form below.

For more information, contact Anouk Dijkgraaf of Phaff Export Marketing at or +31 6 8118 2635.

We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting event!