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.

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program agenda.

We appreciate the support of our sponsors:

               
                               

Hotel information:
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 582-1234
Room Rate: $345.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: EXTENDED to Friday, March 1, 2019

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***


Registration pricing:

$845 U.S. Member
$645 Non-U.S. Member
$1075 Non-Member

When
3/19/2019 - 3/21/2019
Where
Grand Hyatt Washington 1000 H St NW Washington, DC 20001

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
U.S. RegistrationMember845.00
U.S. RegistrationNon Member1075.00
Non - U.S. RegistrationMember645.00
Non - U.S. RegistrationNon Member645.00

Program

   

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

 
Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

Topic: Digital Transformation within Ports of the Western Hemisphere.  Speaker:  Nadia Hewett, Lead for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, San Francisco, CA (Declaration B – Declaration Level 1B).
Time
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
8:30 AM

(Cabin John Room – Constitution Level 3B)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

(Arlington Room – Constitution Level 3B)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

(Declaration A – Declaration Level 1B)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

(U.S. Corporate Members Only) (Tiber Creek AB – Declaration Level 1B)
Time
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

John Butler, President and CEO of the World Shipping Council, will deliver a keynote presentation on challenges facing international container carriers, including IMO 2020 fuel standards, greenhouse gas emissions and economic regulation. (Constitution B / Corridor B - Level 3B)

Sponsored by WSP

Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM

This thought-provoking presentation will address shifting demographics, geopolitical tensions, advancing technology and technological disruption, shifting resources and demand for the basics (food, water and energy), and institutional decay.  Ports need to consider how will these drivers of change could affect macroeconomic growth, the cost of capital, and stability/shifts in demand and production.  Speaker: Erik Peterson, Partner and Managing Director, Global Business Policy Council, A.T. Kearney, Arlington, VA  (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Sponsored by Mott MacDonald   (Constitution A Foyer –Level 3B)


Time
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
3:15 PM

Establishing and maintaining institutional credibility is critical for public ports to achieve support for their missions and projects. This session will examine ethics and accountability in the public sector and how to maintain social capital at a historic lowpoint of trust for institutions. In addition to being an expert on legislative advocay and association leadership, our speaker Dr. David Rehr is the former President & CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and President of the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

(Declaration A – Declaration Level 1B)
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM

Hosted by the Port of Virginia , 2019 AAPA Annual Convention Host  (Grand Foyer)

Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

 
Time
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM

(Constitution A Foyer – Level 3B)
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

Access to a qualified and well trained workforce is critical to international competitiveness and success all along the logistics chain.  Hear about efforts being undertaken by AAPA and a variety of partners on workforce development.  Moderator: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, PPM, Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations, Port of Long Beach, Chairman, AAPA Professional Development Board.  Speakers: Kenneth Evans, President, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas; and Thomas O'Brien, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Center for International Trade and Transportation, California State University, Long Beach (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
9:00 AM

Sponsored by SAP Concur  (Constitution A Foyer – Level 3B)

Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM

Hear the results of a recently concluded national economic impact study followed by a discussion of how to communicate your value to your local community and decisionmakers.  Speakers: John C. Martin, Ph.D., President, Martin Associates; Don Meyer, President, Westfourth Communications; Jay Stecher, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, The Port of Virginia (Constitution A – Level 3B)
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM

Speaker: Hon. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC (Constitution B / Corridor B - Level 3B).
Time
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
12:15 PM

Speakers:  Hon. Michael Khouri, Chairman, and Hon. Rebecca Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
1:45 PM

Speaker:  RDML Tim  Gallaudet, Ph.D. USN Ret. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
2:15 PM

Sponsored by Innovative Signal Analysis, Inc.  (Constitution A Foyer – Level 3B)

Time
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM

Speakers will include Helena Zyblikewycz, Staff Director, House Transportation& Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; Murphie Barrett, Minority Staff Director, House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit; Doug Disrud, Clerk, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD and Related Agencies; and Andrew Neely, Professional Staff Member, Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM

Speakers:  John G. Murphy, Senior Vice President for International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC; Linda Dempsey, Vice President, International Economic Affairs Policy, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC; and Tim Pataki, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison (Constitution A – Level 3B).
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 21 March 2019

 
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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 Metal Shark Boats  cwegener@metalsharkboats.com 19SPRING
 Mott MacDonald (240) 361-3000  19SPRING
 SAP Concur (202) 312-3500tina.grace@sap.com 19SPRING
 Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP (202) 333-8800  19SPRING
 WSP (860) 659-0444 x139  19SPRING
Mr. A. Paul AndersonPort Tampa BayPresident & CEO(813) 905-5101panderson@tampaport.comANDERSON, A. PAUL19SPRING
Mr. Edward C. Anthes-WashburnPort of New BedfordExecutive Director(508) 961-3000ewashburn@newbedford-ma.govANTHES-WASHBURN, EDWARD19SPRING
Mr. Paul AucoinPort of South LouisianaExecutive Director(985) 653-0798paucoin@portsl.comAUCOIN, PAUL19SPRING
Mr. Glen BachmanPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 388-0625glenb@portofeverett.comBACHMAN, GLEN19SPRING
Mr. Ramiro BarbaPort of Texas City c/o Texas City Terminal Railway Co.Executive Port Director(409) 945-4461rbarba@tctrr.comBARBA, RAMIRO19SPRING
Ms. Murphie BarrettHouse Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and TransitMinority Staff Director(202) 225-6715murphie.barrett@mail.house.govBARRETT, MURPHIE19SPRING
Mr. Basil A. Binns, IIPortMiamiAssistant Director(305) 347-5503Basil.Binns@miamidade.govBINNS, BASIL19SPRING
Mr. Robert C. BlackburnPort of Davisville/ Quonset Development CorpPort Director(401) 295-0044rblackburn@quonset.comBLACKBURN, ROBERT19SPRING
Ms. Elizabeth BoniniPennsylvania Department of TransportationDirector of the Office of PennPorts and Rail(717) 720-7448ebonini@pa.govBONINI, ELIZABETH19SPRING
Mrs. Kathryn BradleyGT USA Wilmington, LLCHead of Strategic Communications302-354-4096kbradley@gulftainer.comBRADLEY, KATHRYN19SPRING
Ms. M. Kathleen BroadwaterEcoLogix Group Inc. 410-491-0295kbroadwater@ecologixgroup.comBROADWATER, M.19SPRING
Mr. Grady T. BryantGahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.President(813) 831-4408gbryant@gba-inc.comBRYANT, GRADY19SPRING
Mr. John W. ButlerWorld Shipping CouncilPresident & CEO(202) 589-0106jbutler@worldshipping.orgBUTLER, JOHN19SPRING
Mr. Andrew H. Cairns, PE, D.PE, PMPMott MacDonaldPorts Practice Leader(646) 217-1448andrew.cairns@mottmac.comCAIRNS, ANDREW19SPRING
Mr. Andrew CameronAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesCommunications and Membership Assistant(703) 684-5700acameron@aapa-ports.orgCAMERON, ANDREW19SPRING
Mr. Richard D. CameronPort of Long BeachDeputy Executive Director of Planning and Development(562) 283-7050rick.cameron@polb.comCAMERON, RICHARD19SPRING
Mr. Daniel CampbellYardi Systems, Inc.Vice President, Govt Services(805) 699-2040Daniel.Campbell@yardi.comCAMPBELL, DANIEL19SPRING
Ms. Marisela Caraballo DiRuggieroPort of Los AngelesDirector of Legislative Affairs(310) 732-3505mcaraballo@portla.orgCARABALLO DIRUGGIERO, MARISELA19SPRING
Mr. Eric CaseyGT USA Wilmington, LLCCEO  CASEY, ERIC19SPRING
Mr. Spencer ChambersPort HoustonDirector, Government Relations(713) 670-2606schambers@poha.comCHAMBERS, SPENCER19SPRING
Mr. Chett ChiassonPort FourchonExecutive Director(985) 632-6701chettc@portfourchon.comCHIASSON, CHETT19SPRING
Mrs. Sadé ChickPort of BeaumontManager of Corporate Affairs(409) 835-5367sc@pobtx.comCHICK, SADE19SPRING
Mr. Vanta E. Coda, IIPorts of IndianaChief Executive Officer(800) 232-7678vcoda@portsofindiana.comCODA, VANTA19SPRING
Mr. John ComeauxPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictCommissioner(409) 983-2011sandra@portpa.comCOMEAUX, JOHN19SPRING
Ms. Paula Copeland, BA, MA, PPMPort Saint JohnDirector, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility(506) 650-5288pcopeland@sjport.comCOPELAND, PAULA19SPRING
Mr. Mario Cordero, J.D.Port of Long BeachExecutive Director(562) 437-0041stacey.rebaza@polb.comCORDERO, MARIO19SPRING
Mr. Jade DavisPort of ClevelandVice President, External Affairs(216) 241-8004Jade.Davis@portofcleveland.comDAVIS, JADE19SPRING
Ms. Kristin DecasPort of Hueneme/Oxnard Harbor DistrictCEO & Port Director(805) 488-3677scruz@portofh.orgDECAS, KRISTIN19SPRING
Ms. Deborah DeLucaDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityExecutive Director(218) 727-8525ddeluca@duluthport.comDELUCA, DEBORAH19SPRING
Ms. Linda DempseyNational Association of ManufacturersVice President, Int'l Economic Affairs Policy ldempsey@nam.orgDEMPSEY, LINDA19SPRING
Mr. R. Steve DialDial Cordy and Associates Inc.President(910) 251-9790sdial@dialcordy.comDIAL, R. STEVE19SPRING
Sr. Rafael Díaz-BalartAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLatin American Coordinator305-389-1878rdbalart@aapa-ports.orgDIAZ-BALART, RAFAEL19SPRING
Ms. Cynthia DíezCardiso, Ltda.Gerente Traductor Oficial011-506-2280-4373cardisodiez@racsa.co.crDIEZ, CYNTHIA19SPRING
Mr. Douglas DisrudHouse Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, HUD and Related AgenciesClerk doug.disrud@mail.house.comDISRUD, DOUGLAS19SPRING
Mr. Richard A. DodgePort of Redwood CityPort Commissioner(650) 306-4150rdodge@redwoodcityport.comDODGE, RICHARD19SPRING
Ms. Margaret Kaigh DoyleEagle LNG PartnersSr. Manager, Business Development, Marine margaretdoyle@eaglelng.comDOYLE, MARGARET19SPRING
Ms. Susan Shey DvonchShey-Harding Executive SearchPartner(562) 252-8516sue@shey-harding.comDVONCH, SUSAN19SPRING
Hon. Rebecca DyeFederal Maritime CommissionCommissioner(202) 523-5715rdye@fmc.govDYE, REBECCA19SPRING
Mr. Aaron E. Ellis, APR, Fellow PRSAAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Public Affairs(703) 706-4714aellis@aapa-ports.orgELLIS, AARON19SPRING
Mr. David EmersonPort Saint John (506) 636-4869demerson@sjport.comEMERSON, DAVID19SPRING
Mr. Dewey EnglishInnovative Signal AnalysisSenior Sales Executive(214) 697-4382dewey.english@signal-analysis.comENGLISH, DEWEY19SPRING
Kenneth Evans, Ph.D.Lamar University President kevans4@lamar.eduEVANS, KENNETH19SPRING
Mr. David C. FisherPort of BeaumontPort Director & CEO(409) 835-5367dcf@pobtx.comFISHER, DAVID19SPRING
Mr. William D. FriedmanPort of ClevelandPresident & Chief Exec. Officer(216) 377-1339William.Friedman@portofcleveland.comFRIEDMAN, WILLIAM19SPRING
Ms. Sarah FromanEPA Office of Transportation and Air QualityPolicy Analyst froman.sarah@epa.govFROMAN, SARAH19SPRING