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November 17, 2015

CONECT Young Professionals (CYP)

How do I join the group?

Visit this page and click "Request Membership."  If you have any questions on the group, contact CYP Chairperson, Matthew Bock of Middleton Shrull & Bock, LLC


Why the CYP Group was Formed

CONECT leaders fully realize that the organizations’ younger members will eventually become its new board members, and the more they learn now about CONECT and the trade and transportation industry, the stronger and more effective the future CONECT organization will be. To that end, the CONECT Young Professionals (CYP) was formed in the summer of 2012.


What are the CYP Goals?

This sub-group of CONECT members (under 34 years of age) has a main goal, which is to create varied opportunities for CYPs to learn from each other, and build a strong and viable network of up-and-coming trade and transportation professionals within CONECT. Such opportunities currently include: 

  • A convivial and casual CYP annual meeting in September
  • Industry facility tours
  • Community volunteer days
  • Outreach at college career programs
  • Special breakout sessions at annual CONECT events
  • Invitations to speak on “Young Professional Voices”, a “Talking Logistics” series with young professionals providing their perspective on supply chain and logistics trend

Who Can Join the CYP Group?

All CONECT members under the age of 34 are eligible and encouraged to join the CYP group at no extra cost. CYP benefits include admission to all CYP events, and discounted registrations at most other CONECT events. (CYPs who turn 34 years old may remain in the group and attend CYP events, but will not be eligible for CYP discounts to CONECT events)

The professions of the CYP group are as diverse as those of CONECT’s general membership. Current CYPs include importers, exporters, supply chain managers, intermodal transportation operators and sales representatives, logisticians, port managers, trade lawyers, compliance professionals, and more.

Click here to see the current CYP committee. All eligible CONECT members are invited to join this group in order to promote an understanding of all aspects of the international trade industry, and to join a network of your peers. 


Not under the age of 34? Please help us by forwarding this message to your younger colleagues or bringing them by the CYP booth at this year's T&T in Newport!

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