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.

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

 
Time
8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
8:00 AM
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
(U.S. corporate members only)
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.
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.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
2:00 PM
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, Director of Information Management, Port of Long Beach, and Diegane Dione, North America Connected Logistics Offering Lead, Accenture - Digital Practice IOT.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 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

 
Time
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM
Sponsored by Boyden Executive Search and Saul Ewing LLP.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 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.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
9:30 AM
Sponsored by Hall Engineering Group.
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.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Speaker: The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation.
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
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Speaker:  Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Asst. Secretary, Trade & Transport Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM
Sponsored by MTS Group.
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
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
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.
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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