Spring Conference

Spring Conference
Come to the U.S. capital for one of AAPA’s two premiere annual meetings. New trends in the maritime industry of relevance to all Western Hemisphere ports will be highlighted. In addition, sessions on April 6th will primarily focus on US policy issues.

For a PDF copy of the agenda, click here.

Click here for the Tuesday meeting room grid
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Hotel Information: HOTEL SOLD OUT

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
Phone: (202) 898-9000
Room Rate: $337.00 single/double
 
Try these nearby alternatives (AAPA does not have a room block):
Embassy Suites: (202) 739-2001 (.2 miles/350 meters from Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel)
Grand Hyatt: (202) 582-1234 (.25 miles/420 meters from Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel)
Marriott Marquis: (202) 824-9200 (.17 miles/280 meters from Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel)


We appreciate the support of our sponsors:

   
           
   

America: Keep it Moving Reception - Platinum Sponsors:
        
       

America: Keep it Moving Reception - Silver Sponsors:

       

            

          

America: Keep it Moving Reception - Bronze Sponsors:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  

         

            

     

     
When
4/4/2017 - 4/6/2017
Where
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
U.S. RegistrationMember775.00
U.S. RegistrationNon Member995.00
Non - U.S. RegistrationMember575.00
Non - U.S. RegistrationNon Member575.00

Program

   

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

 
(please see meeting room grid)
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
(located at Congressional Registration – Ballroom Level)
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
(Meeting Room 16)
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM
(Meeting Room 7)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
(Meeting Room 15)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
(Meeting Room 16)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
For U.S. corporate members only. (Meeting Room 10 & 11)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
Award Recipient and Speaker: The Honorable Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives. Sponsored by WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. (Renaissance West – Ballroom Level)
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM
The speakers will address rapidly changing trade policy and environmental, macro-economic and political pressures on the transport supply chain and infrastructure investment decisions.  What can ports expect?  Speakers will include Bill Lane, Former Caterpillar Director of Global Government Affairs and Chairman Emeritus of the US Global Leadership Coalition, and Andrew Penfold, Director Global Maritime, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, London, UK. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2:00 PM
(Congressional Ballroom Foyer– Ballroom Level)
Time
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM
How can ports utilize technology to position themselves as leaders? Technology can be an important tool in increasing port productivity, ensuring public accountability, tracking environmental progress and communicating with tenants and customers.  Presenters will include Daniel Dagenais, Vice President, Operations, Montréal Port Authority, Nyariana Maiko, CIO, Director of Information Management, Port of Long Beach, and Diegane Dione, North America Connected Logistics Offering Lead, Accenture - Digital Practice IOT. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 PM
(Meeting Room 16)
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM
Hosted by the Port of Long Beach, 2017 AAPA Annual Convention Host, the reception will take place in Mixx, located in the main lobby of the hotel.
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

 
(Meeting Room 7)
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM
Sponsored by Boyden Executive Search and Saul Ewing LLP. (Congressional Ballroom Foyer– Ballroom Level)
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
(Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
9:00 AM
Setting a port’s course to prepare for the future, while maintaining the necessary flexibility to adapt to continuous changes in the steamship and terminal operating industries, trade routes, vessel sizes and deployments, energy and commodity markets, to name just a few.  Speakers will include Amy S. Miller, Port of Pensacola, J. Christopher Lytle, Executive Director, Port of Oakland, John Wolfe, CEO, The Northwest Seaports Alliance, and Patrick Robitaille, Vice President, Port Business Dev., Québec Port Authority. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM
Sponsored by Hall Engineering Group. (Congressional Ballroom Foyer– Ballroom Level)
Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM
Speakers will include A. Paul Anderson, President & CEO, Port Tampa Bay, Ing. Victor Julio Gonzalez-Riascos, Gerente General, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura, and Jason Giffen, Assistant Vice President, Planning & Green Port, Port of San Diego. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Speaker: The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation. (Renaissance West – Ballroom Level)
Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM
Speaker: Hon. Garret Graves (R-LA), Chairman, House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, United States House of Representatives. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Speaker:  Sarah Froman, Policy Analyst, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Washington, DC (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM
Sponsored by MTS Group. (Congressional Ballroom Foyer– Ballroom Level)
Time
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM
Speaker (invited): Hon. Thomas R. Carper (D-DE), Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, AAPA 2011 Port Person of the Year. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM
The speakers will address trade policy changes that could take place with the new Administration from the perspective of key port users, both importers and exporters, as well as ways to craft a message that can be heard.  Presenters will include Susan Monteverde, Vice President of Government Relations, AAPA, Peter Friedmann, Executive Director, Agriculture Transportation Coalition, Jonathan Gold, V.P., Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation, Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Don Meyer, President, Westfourth Communications. (Congressional Ballroom A/B – Ballroom Level)
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM
The reception will take place on Capitol Hill at the Rayburn House Office Building. Sponsored by: Port Everglades, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, Port of Long Beach, Port of Pascagoula, Jones Walker, Massport, Port of Los Angeles, Ports of Indiana, The Port of Virginia, Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc., Rick Maldonado & Associates Inc., FBB Federal Relations, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Van Scoyoc Associates, Port of Cleveland, Cassidy & Associates, Twenty First Century Group. (2167 Rayburn House Office Building) The bus will depart promptly at 5:00 p.m. and return after the event.
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM

Thursday, 06 April 2017

 
AAPA Government Relations staff will arrange a series of meetings with Members of Congress and Department/Agency staff. Attendance is open to all for U.S. corporate members, but space at individual meetings may be limited.
Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

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 Hall Engineering Group   21775 17SPRING
 WSP (860) 659-0444 x139 2267 17SPRING
 MTS Group   23106 17SPRING
 Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (202) 333-8800 4467 17SPRING
Mr. Joseph Accardo, Jr.Ports Association of LouisianaExecutive Director(985) 817-0238joeaccardo@comcast.net1956ACCARDO, JOSEPH17SPRING
Mr. Russell AdiseDepartment of Commerce - International Trade Administration Transport and Security Specialist(202) 482-5086Russell.Adise@trade.gov10108ADISE, RUSSELL17SPRING
Mr. Manuel Almira, PPMPort of Palm BeachExecutive Director(561) 383-4131malmira@portofpalmbeach.com6516ALMIRA, MANUEL17SPRING
Mr. A. Paul AndersonPort Tampa BayPresident & CEO(813) 905-5101panderson@tampaport.com14956ANDERSON, A. PAUL17SPRING
Mr. J. David Anderton, II, AICP, PPMPort EvergladesAssistant Port Director(954) 468-0144danderton@broward.org6193ANDERTON, J. DAVID17SPRING
Mr. Edward C. Anthes-WashburnPort of New BedfordExecutive Director(508) 961-3000ewashburn@newbedford-ma.gov13751ANTHES-WASHBURN, EDWARD17SPRING
Mr. Richard AschierisPort of StocktonPort Director(209) 946-0246raschieris@stocktonport.com3956ASCHIERIS, RICHARD17SPRING
Ms. Samara AshleyPort of Long BeachDirector of Government Affairs(562) 283-7780samara.ashley@polb.com10423ASHLEY, SAMARA17SPRING
Mr. Paul AucoinPort of South LouisianaExecutive Director(985) 653-0798paucoin@portsl.com17375AUCOIN, PAUL17SPRING
Ms. Anne D. AylwardU.S. DOT, Volpe Natl Transportation Systems Center Director(617) 494-2191anne.aylward@dot.gov1724AYLWARD, ANNE17SPRING
Mr. Robert C. BlackburnPort of Davisville/ Quonset Development Corp Port Director(401) 295-0044rblackburn@qdcri.com3454BLACKBURN, ROBERT17SPRING
Mr. Donald J. Brinkman, Jr., PPMLake Charles Harbor and Terminal DistrictDirector of Eng., Maintenance and Dev.(337) 493-3526dbrinkman@portlc.com10986BRINKMAN, DONALD17SPRING
Ms. M. Kathleen BroadwaterEcoLogix Group Inc.Principal(410) 216-6006kbroadwater@ecologixgroup.com1410BROADWATER, M.17SPRING
Ms. Joanne M.S. BrownPort Authority of GuamGeneral Manager(671) 477-5931, x303jbrown@portguam.com17808BROWN, JOANNE17SPRING
Mr. Grady T. BryantGahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.President(813) 831-4408gbryant@gba-inc.com2803BRYANT, GRADY17SPRING
Ms. Christa BrzozowskiDHS Office of PolicyDeputy Asst. Secretary, Trade & Transport(202) 282-8254christa.brzozowski1@dhs.gov15055BRZOZOWSKI, CHRISTA17SPRING
Mr. John BurnsPort of Coos BayChief Executive Officer(541) 267-7678jburns@portofcoosbay.com21360BURNS, JOHN17SPRING
Mr. Andy BurtIndustry DiveSenior Editor aburt@industrydive.com23037BURT, ANDY17SPRING
Mrs. Lou Anne BynumPort of Long BeachCommissioner(562) 283-7060Louanne.Bynum@polb.com18805BYNUM, LOU ANNE17SPRING
Mr. Andrew H. Cairns, PE, D.PE, PMPMott MacDonaldPorts Practice Leader(646) 217-1448andrew.cairns@mottmac.com21655CAIRNS, ANDREW17SPRING
Mr. Oscar A. CalvoPort Authority of GuamBoard of Directors Acting Chairman(671) 477-5931 (x310-303)cgcandoleta@portguam.com23026CALVO, OSCAR17SPRING
Mr. Richard D. CameronPort of Long BeachManaging Dir., Planning & Env'l Affairs (562) 283-7050rick.cameron@polb.com9832CAMERON, RICHARD17SPRING
Ms. Molly Campbell, PPMThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseyDirector(212) 435-4202mccampbell@panynj.gov4724CAMPBELL, MOLLY17SPRING
Ms. Barbara CanalesPort Corpus ChristiPort Commissioner(361) 882-5633sherry@pocca.com22338CANALES, BARBARA17SPRING
Ms. Marisela Caraballo DiRuggieroPort of Los AngelesDirector of Legislative Affairs(310) 732-3505mcaraballo@portla.org7136CARABALLO DIRUGGIERO, MARISELA17SPRING
Ms. Patricia Cardenas, PPMPort Corpus ChristiDirector of Communications(361) 885-6124patricia@pocca.com1421CARDENAS, PATRICIA17SPRING
Hon. Thomas R. CarperUnited States SenateU.S. Senator - D-DE(202) 224-2441emily_spain@Carper.Senate.gov19181CARPER, THOMAS17SPRING
Mr. Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPMPort EvergladesChief Executive/Port Director(954) 468-3516scernak@broward.org1198CERNAK, STEVEN17SPRING
Mr. Spencer ChambersPort HoustonDirector, Government Relations(713) 670-2830schambers@poha.com11372CHAMBERS, SPENCER17SPRING
Hon. Elaine ChaoU.S. Department of TransportationSecretary Elaine.Chao@dot.gov22934CHAO, ELAINE17SPRING
Mr. Chett ChiassonPort FourchonExecutive Director(985) 632-6701chettc@portfourchon.com8931CHIASSON, CHETT17SPRING
Mr. Charles ClowdisIHS MarkitManaging Director-Global Transport(781) 301-9120charles.clowdis@ihs.com11734CLOWDIS, CHARLES17SPRING
Mr. Vanta E. Coda, IIDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityExecutive Director(218) 727-8525vcoda@duluthport.com18185CODA, VANTA17SPRING
Mr. Noel ComeauxTioga GroupTransportation Specialist(703) 926-4618ncomeaux@tiogagroup.com4541COMEAUX, NOEL17SPRING
Mr. Richard CooperPorts of IndianaChief Executive Officer(317) 232-9200rcooper@portsofindiana.com5181COOPER, RICHARD17SPRING
Ms. Paula Copeland, BA, MA, PPMPort Saint JohnManager, Corp. Comm. & Governance(506) 650-5288pcopeland@sjport.com2306COPELAND, PAULA17SPRING
Jessie CrepeauYardi Systems, Inc.Senior Project Manager(805) 699-2040jessie.crepeau@yardi.com23030CREPEAU, JESSIE17SPRING
Mr. Robert CummingsPhilaPortDep. Director, Gov.& Public Affairs(215) 423-3254rcummings@philaport.com19157CUMMINGS, ROBERT17SPRING
Mr. Daniel DagenaisMontréal Port AuthorityVice President, Operations(514) 283-7026dagenaisd@port-montreal.com11182DAGENAIS, DANIEL17SPRING
Ms. Megan DalyAlbany Port District CommissionDirector of Economic Development & Procurement (518) 463-8763MDaly@portofalbany.us19609DALY, MEGAN17SPRING
Mr. Jonathan DanielsMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportExecutive Director & CEO(228) 865-4300jdaniels@shipmspa.com3811DANIELS, JONATHAN17SPRING
Sr. Gonzalo Davagnino V.Empresa Portuaria ValparaísoGerente General011-56-32-244-8811gdavagnino@puertovalparaiso.cl19662DAVAGNINO V., GONZALO17SPRING
Mr. Jade DavisCleveland-Cuyahoga County Port AuthorityVice President, External Affairs(216) 241-8004Jade.Davis@portofcleveland.com21076DAVIS, JADE17SPRING
Mr. Matt DavisPort of OaklandDirector of Government Affairs(510) 627-1430mdavis@portoakland.com8267DAVIS, MATT17SPRING
Ms. Kristin DecasPort of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor DistrictCEO & Port Director(805) 488-3677kdecas@portofhueneme.org10188DECAS, KRISTIN17SPRING
Mr. Nick DemericeThe Northwest Seaport AllianceDirector ndemerice@nwseaportalliance.com22382DEMERICE, NICK17SPRING