Capital Projects Seminar

Capital Projects Seminar
Hosted by the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), AAPA’s 2018 Capital Projects Seminar is designed to reward port economic development professionals with new knowledge, skills, ideas and resources to research, plan, develop and market new land/facility improvements and other capital projects. This seminar will provide different perspectives on bringing projects to fruition, as well as innovative ideas for marketing and promotion to attract new tenants, customers, funding partners and community goodwill.

Click here for a PDF of the draft agenda.

 Elective Program

Hotel Information:
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 622-6664
Room Rate: $149.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***
5/8/2018 - 5/9/2018
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
777 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, VA 23510

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember1025.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1200.00



Tuesday, 08 May 2018

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:30 AM
Every project needs a plan and every plan needs research to back it up, whether it’s an asphalt overlay, acquisition of additional real estate, or a major terminal development. Hear from noted planning and research experts on best practices for success, and a few bad practices that can have seriously negative consequences. Speaker: Richard Steinke, Moffatt & Nichol and Thomas A. Ward, WSP.
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM
8:45 AM
What’s happening on issues related to port real estate acquisition and development? What’s true in the U.S. isn’t necessary the same elsewhere. In this session, hear from recognized experts on industrial property purchasing, expansion, leasing and sales, both in the U.S. and beyond. Speakers include: Adam Mullen, CBRE / Public Institutions and Education Solutions Group and Mark Levy, JLL.
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM
From community objections, to environmental challenges and encroaching gentrification, ports have their hands full in trying to build-out their operations, expand their cargo base and attract new customers in their effort to remain competitive. Session panelists will discuss examples of projects in which they’ve faced what seemed like insurmountable obstacles, then found solutions that got them back on track. Speakers include: Scott Shepard, CCIM, Canaveral Port Authority.
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM
By their nature, most ports are multimodal industrial complexes that may not be considered “neighborhood-friendly,” especially in large urban environments. But some ports have broken this mold by offering retail, commercial, entertainment and other options that are both profitable and seen as an asset to the people who live and work in the community. Hear examples from several successful ports that have found the key to ingratiating themselves to their community’s residents.
3:30 PM - 5:15 PM
3:30 PM

Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Say your port needs to mitigate for wetlands development, find a new disposal site for dredge material, add solar panels to help reduce fossil fuel pollution or clean up a former brownfield property. While these projects can be expensive, they may also become cash-flow generators when completed. Learn from ports that have successfully turned environmental projects into new lines of business. Speakers include: Richard Cameron,  Port of Long Beach and Nicholas LaPointe, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority.
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
8:30 AM
To maintain and grow their market share, ports must be competitive, both internationally and domestically. But the high costs of developing and maintaining first-rate infrastructure can complicate a port’s meeting its goals. Learn from ports that have forged reciprocal cooperation and partnership agreements how joining forces and combining resources are helping them embark on new capital projects to overcome some of their competitive challenges.
10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
10:15 AM
A surge in private capital investment includes many P3s, in which public-sector partners work with private companies to share the risks and responsibilities of delivering infrastructure projects. When the private sector allies with state and local leaders to address their growing infrastructure needs, they bring to the table capital, specialized project expertise, and cost-saving ideas and innovations.
1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
1:15 PM
You’ve successfully planned, researched and developed your project, but you aren’t finished! You still may need to attract tenants, customers, funding partners, community support and favorable news stories. After learning what’s worked well at other ports in terms of marketing, promotion and awareness programs that have helped them reach their financial, social acceptability and sustainability goals, you’ll work with an (up to) eight-member team to create a promotions plan of your own. Facilitators include:  Shannon McLeod, WSP and Cathie Vick, Virginia Port Authority
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
3:15 PM

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Attendee Roster

Mr. Richard D. CameronPort of Long BeachManaging Dir., Planning & Env'l Affairs(562) 283-7050rick.cameron@polb.com9832CAMERON, RICHARD18CAPITAL
Ms. Jayme MorrisU.S Dept of Homeland Security - CBPDirector, Portfolio Branch jayme.morris@dhs.gov21628MORRIS, JAYME18CAPITAL
Mr. Scott Shepard, CCIMCanaveral Port AuthorityDirector - Real Estate(321) 783-7831 x261sshepard@portcanaveral.com22013SHEPARD, SCOTT18CAPITAL
Mr. Erik StrombergLamar University Center for Advances in Port MgmtExecutive Director(409) 880-7114rstromberg@lamar.edu3444STROMBERG, ERIK18CAPITAL
Mr. Nick VandenheiligenbergPort EvergladesSr. Trade Analyst, Business Development(954) 468-0171nvandenheiligenberg@broward.org17227VANDENHEILIGENBERG, NICK18CAPITAL