Spring Conference

Spring Conference
One of AAPA's two annual membership meetings, the Spring Conference is held each year in Washington, DC, and features general sessions as well as committee and board meetings. Sessions focus on current trends in the maritime industry of relevance to all Western Hemisphere ports and US policy issues.


Click here for a PDF of the draft agenda.




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Hotel Information:
Westin Washington DC City Center Hotel
1400 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 429-1700
Room Rate: $299.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***
When
3/20/2018 - 3/21/2018
Where
Westin Washington DC City Center
1400 M St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
U.S. RegistrationMember795.00
U.S. RegistrationNon Member1025.00
Non - U.S. RegistrationMember595.00

Program

   

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

 
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
Time
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM
The Administration has criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) as bad trade deals that have cost American jobs and has withdrawn from the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade pact with 11 other countries covering 40% of global GDP.  Trade and industry experts will talk about popular views on trade as well as the potential economic impact of these new trade policies on U.S. jobs and industries.  What can ports expect? Speakers: Bruce Stokes, Pew Research Center; Yuri Unno, Toyota Motor North America and Julia Hughes, U.S. Fashion Industry Association.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM
3:45 PM
4:15 PM
Hosted by the Port of Valparaiso 2018 AAPA Annual Convention Host
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

 
Sponsored by Odgers Berndtson and Saul Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM
Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM

Thursday, 22 March 2018

 
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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Attendee Roster

RegistrantOrganizationTitlePhoneEmail
 Odgers Berndtson (202) 536-5168tim.mcnamara@odgersberndtson.com1827 18SPRING
 Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (202) 333-8800 4467 18SPRING
Mr. Mikkel AndersenDHI Water & Environment, Inc.  cama@dhigroup.com24166ANDERSEN, MIKKEL18SPRING
Mr. Matthew J. AntonelliSaul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLPAssociate(202) 295-6608Matt.Antonelli@saul.com18535ANTONELLI, MATTHEW18SPRING
Mr. Frederick L. Aschauer, Jr.Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (850) 222-5702faschauer@llw-law.com23963ASCHAUER, FREDERICK18SPRING
Mr. Robert C. BlackburnPort of Davisville/ Quonset Development Corp Port Director(401) 295-0044rblackburn@qdcri.com3454BLACKBURN, ROBERT18SPRING
Mr. William G. BrodyProvport Inc.General Counsel(401) 781-4717wgbesq@aol.com14165BRODY, WILLIAM18SPRING
Mr. Denis CaronBelledune Port AuthorityPresident & CEO(506) 522-1200caron@portofbelledune.ca21587CARON, DENIS18SPRING
Ms. Susan Shey DvonchShey-Harding Executive SearchPartner(562) 252-8516sue@shey-harding.com14120DVONCH, SUSAN18SPRING
Mr. Jason EvertJohnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc.Senior Ecologist(904) 476-9571jevert@jmt.com18314EVERT, JASON18SPRING
Mr. Nigel GraingerOffspring International Ltd  ngrainger@sci-chain.com24182GRAINGER, NIGEL18SPRING
Mr. Keith W. Hall, P.E.Hall Engineering GroupPresident keith.hall@hallenggroup.com11227HALL, KEITH18SPRING
Mr. Doug HansenCeres Terminals IncorporatedDirector Strategic Planning(201) 974-3810dhansen@ceresglobal.com18705HANSEN, DOUG18SPRING
Mr. Paul M. Heylman, Esq.Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLPPartner(202) 342-3422Paul.Heylman@saul.com4468HEYLMAN, PAUL18SPRING
Rory HunteriCON InfrastructureInvestment Professional(201) 744-3522rory.hunter@iconinfrastructure.com24184HUNTER, RORY18SPRING
Ms. Melinda LashleeHall Engineering GroupMarketing Coordinator(813) 374-2121Melinda.lashlee@hallenggroup.com22171LASHLEE, MELINDA18SPRING
Mr. Keith LeavittPort of PortlandChief Commercial Officer(503) 415-6046keith.leavitt@portofportland.com11823LEAVITT, KEITH18SPRING
Ms. Nancy E. LehrJohnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Inc.Coastal Structural Engineer(410) 316-2326nlehr@jmt.com22052LEHR, NANCY18SPRING
Ms. Callie MaherDHI Water & Environment, Inc.  cama@dhigroup.com24165MAHER, CALLIE18SPRING
Mr. Andrew SinclairVirginia Port AuthorityDirector, Federal Government Affairs(757) 683-2129asinclair@PortofVirginia.com19138SINCLAIR, ANDREW18SPRING
Mr. Jim ThorntonEcology and Environment, Inc.Senior Consultant(503) 248-5600jthornton@ene.com18416THORNTON, JIM18SPRING