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:

Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
Phone: (202) 898-9000
Room Rate: $337.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: March 12, 2017

We appreciate the support of our 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
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.  Speakers will include Daniel Dagenais, Vice President, Operations, Montréal Port Authority.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Time
6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
6:15 PM

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

 
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 and J. Christopher Lytle, Executive Director, Port of Oakland.
Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
9:45 AM
Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM
Speakers will include A. Paul Anderson, President & CEO, Port Tampa Bay and Ing. Victor Julio Gonzalez-Riascos, Gerente General, Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Buenaventura S.A., COLOMBIA
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM
With a new President, many new faces in town, and much discussion surrounding issues like infrastructure, U.S. competitiveness, and trade policy, what is the outlook for ports and port industry priorities?
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM
Time
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM
The FAST Act includes a National Multimodal Freight Policy as well as a National Highway Freight program. How is the FAST Act being implemented at the federal, state and MPO levels and what does that mean for ports?
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3:00 PM
Sponsored by: Port Everglades, The Northwest Seaport Alliance, Port of Long Beach, Port of Pascagoula, Jones Walker, Ports of Indiana, The Port of Virginia, Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc., Rick Maldonado & Associates Inc.
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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