AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo

AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo

AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo will allow CFO or administration officers, port planning professionals, or other senior port executives the opportunity to learn more about the complex issues relating to port finance. Topics will include new approaches in port financing, state funding and innovations in sourcing public port funding, impact of environmental issues on port facility financing, capital planning and investment, trends in tax-exempt financing for ports, risk management and insurance, bankruptcy, bond issues, and credit and collections issues.

AAPA Anywhere: Finance Seminar & Expo will deliver timely, relevant content from experts, exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues and educational opportunities from industry solution providers. From November 9-13, registered participants will be able to access pre-recorded content, participate in live Q&A sessions with presenters, exchange private messages with colleagues through an event app and meet with exhibitors in virtual, informal small groups. 
The event will give exhibitors the opportunity to connect with potential customers.

Click here for a copy of the agenda

This seminar is offered in partnership with: 

 Thanks to AAPA's Fleet Premier Sponsor 

Elective Program   

Your registration includes the following:

Seminar Attendee Registration Seminar Exhibitor Package
  • Timely, relevant content from the experts
  • Exclusive networking and interaction with colleagues
  • Education opportunities from industry solution providers
  • Access to pre-recorded presentations
  • Participate in live Q&A with speakers
  • Exchange private messages with colleagues through the event app
  • Meet with exhibitors via 1:1 prescheduled Zoom appointments
  • Company logo and description listed on event app
  • Link to company website on event app
  • 2-3 minute video or presentation preceding speaker pre-recorded presentation
  • Dedicated Calendly link to set up appointments with attendees
  • Connect with potential customers via 1:1 prescheduled Zoom appointments
  • Exchange private messages with colleagues through the event app
Early Bird Member Rate: $250 (deadline September 30)
Regular Member Rate: $350

Early Bird PPM Member Rate: $240 (deadline September 30)
Regular PPM Member Rate: $320

Early Bird Non-Member Rate: $300 (deadline September 30)
Regular Non-Member Rate: $400

No Refund/Cancellation Policy for Registrations
Once paid, registration fees for seminars and other events are non-refundable. If a registrant desires to cancel his or her attendance at a seminar or event, the registration fee associated with the cancellation is transferable in the form of a credit in the dollar amount of the registration fee. This credit may be used by any staff person of the registrant’s organization and may be applied to the registration fee associated with another seminar or event hosted by AAPA, including the AAPA Annual Convention. The credit associated with the cancellation must be used at a seminar or event within one (1) year from the original seminar or event date.

To use a credit to pay for your registration fee, please select Pay Later when you register and type "use credit" without the quotes into the PO field.  Your credit will be processed and an updated email confirmation will be sent from Katie Miller by email at kmiller@aapa-ports.org.  Please contact Katie if you have any questions about your remaining credit.  Credits do not work as a payment method online.
11/9/2020 - 11/13/2020

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar Exhibitor PackageMember400.00
Seminar Exhibitor PackageNon Member500.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationMember350.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationNon Member400.00
Seminar Attendee RegistrationStaff0.00



Monday, 09 November 2020

Insurance Risk Management Update: Insurance Marketplace Update
Cindi J. Heffernan, CPCU, Vice President, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
Ed Henderson, Senior Director, Finance & Administration, PhilaPort

Insurance Risk Management Update: Asset Valuation as a Risk Management Tool in Insurance and Claim Negotiations
M. Shane Sumrall, Attorney, McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc.
Patrick Collins, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC

MARAD Update on Port Financing and Discretionary Grant Opportunities and Pitfalls
Travis Black, Supervisory Transportation Industry Analyst, U.S. Department of Transportation-MARAD

Cindi J. Heffernan, CPCU, McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc.
Ed Henderson, Finance & Administration, PhilaPort
M. Shane Sumrall, McGriff, Seibels & Williams Inc.
Patrick Collins, Duff & Phelps, LLC
Travis Black, U.S. Department of Transportation-MARAD

Moderated by: Kristin Butler, SAP Concur

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Rising Tide: Responding to Ransomware Attacks Working Session
Leading cyber security experts Bryan Hurd and Sergio Kopelev will host a practical working session to dissect the surge in these highly disruptive attacks, the prevalence of steeper ransom demands, and the practical steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim and effectively respond.
Speakers: Bryan Hurd, Vice President, Stroz Friedberg (an AON Company)
Sergio Kopelev, V.P. Engagement Mgt., Stroz Friedberg (an AON Company)

We all face a myriad and sundry number of challenges on a daily and long-term basis eg, looking to control costs, enhance overall financial performance, etc.  While some can be benchmarked against other ports, most these days cannot because this makes a major assumption – that ‘other ports’ are doing it right.  In short lets re-think how things are done.
Speaker: Franc J Pigna, Aegir Port Property Advisors 

Financing Port Infrastructure
A roundtable discussion on the range of issues related to infrastructure development that include: attracting capital, bond market conditions, tax exempt etc. 
Speakers: Cynthia Weed, Partner, K & L Gates
John Elliott, Senior Vice President, Strategic Rail Finance
Mary Francoeur, Managing Director, PFM Financial Advisors LLC


Bryan Hurd, Stroz Friedberg (an AON Company)
Sergio Kopelev, Stroz Friedberg (an AON Company)
Franc J Pigna, Aegir Port Property Advisors
Cynthia Weed, K & L Gates
John Elliott, Strategic Rail Finance
Mary Francoeur, PFM Financial Advisors LLC

Moderated by: Charlene, Wilcox, SAP Concur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 12 November 2020

A Review of Insurance Claims in the Covid Era
Speaker: Bob Horkovich, Partner, Anderson Kill

Briefing on Possible Covid Relief Policy
Speaker: Evan Chapman, Director of Government Relations, AAPA 

A Consultant’s Outlook for 2020-21
Speaker: Walter Kemmsies, Industry Consultant

Ratings & Developing Infrastructure
Speaker: Kevin Archer, Associate Director, Infrastructure, S & P Global Ratings

Bob Horkovick, Anderson Kill
Evan Chapman, AAPA
Walter Kemmsies, Industry Consultant
Kevin Archer, S & P Global Ratings

Moderated by:
Charlene, Wilcox, SAP Concur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

Friday, 13 November 2020

Credit Rating Overview
Stacey Mawson, Director, Infrastructure & Project Finance, FitchRatings
Emma Griffith, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure & Project Finance, FitchRatings

Port Finance Professionals Roundtable
Speakers: Bob DeAngelis, VP/CFO, Port of San Diego
Wonza Spann-Nicholas, Director, Finance, Maryland Port Administration
Delphine Prevost, Manager/Administration & Finance, Port of Oakland

Stacey Mawson, FitchRatings
Emma Griffith, FitchRatings
Bob DeAngelis, Port of San Diego
Wonza Spann-Nicholas, Maryland Port Administration
Delphine Prevost, Port of Oakland

Moderated by: Kristin Butler, SAP Concur
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

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Mr. Joe AbstonPort of PascagoulaManager, Finance(228) 762-4041jabston@portofpascagoula.comABSTON, JOE20FINANCE
Mr. Ikponmwosa AlileThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseySupv. Financial Analyst(973) 690-3480ialile@panynj.govALILE, IKPONMWOSA20FINANCE
Mr. Kevin ArcherS&P Global - RatingsAssociate Director, Infrastructure(415) 371-5031kevin.archer@spglobal.comARCHER, KEVIN20FINANCE
Ms. Julie BarelasAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesGrant Coordinator(703) 684-5700jbarelas@aapa-ports.orgBARELAS, JULIE20FINANCE
Mr. Brandon BergeronPort of BeaumontDirector of Engineering(409) 835-5367bmb@pobtx.comBERGERON, BRANDON20FINANCE
Mr. Travis BlackU.S. Dept. of Transportation-MARADSupervisory Transportation Industry Analyst(202) 366-9087travis.black@dot.govBLACK, TRAVIS20FINANCE
Ms. Lisa BristolPort Tampa BayFinance Manager(813) 905-5177lbristol@tampaport.comBRISTOL, LISA20FINANCE
Dean Brownwebcastcloud  dbrown@webcastcloud.com.auBROWN, DEAN20FINANCE
Ms. Kristin ButlerSAP ConcurDirector, Business Development(202) 312-3500kristin.butler@sap.comBUTLER, KRISTIN20FINANCE
Mr. Evan ChapmanLegislative Director for the Office of Representative Donald McEachinDirector of Government Relations(703) 684-5700evan.chapman@mail.house.govCHAPMAN, EVAN20FINANCE
Mr. Ricardo CharltonPort EvergladesDirector of Operations, Operations Division(954) 468-0218rcharlton@broward.orgCHARLTON, RICARDO20FINANCE
Ms. Christie CoatsPort of New OrleansDirector of Real Estate(504) 528-3320Christie.Coats@portnola.comCOATS, CHRISTIE20FINANCE
Patrick CollinsDuff & Phelps, LLC  patrick.collins@duffandphelps.comCOLLINS, PATRICK20FINANCE
Mr. Chris ConnorAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesPresident & CEO(703) 684-5700cconnor@aapa-ports.orgCONNOR, CHRIS20FINANCE
Mr. Brian CoxPort of South LouisianaDirector of Operations(985) 652-9278 X1110bcox@portsl.comCOX, BRIAN20FINANCE
Mr. Cary DavisAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Government Relations & General Counsel(267) 625-1551cdavis@aapa-ports.orgDAVIS, CARY20FINANCE
Mr. Robert DeAngelisPort of San DiegoVice President/Chief Financial Officer(619) 686-6200rdeangelis@portofsandiego.orgDEANGELIS, ROBERT20FINANCE
Mr. David DelacPort Tampa BayCFO(813) 905-7678ddelac@tampaport.comDELAC, DAVID20FINANCE
Rafael Díaz-BalartAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLatin American Coordinator305-389-1878rdbalart@aapa-ports.orgDIAZ-BALART, RAFAEL20FINANCE
Sra. Zulma Patricia DinelliPR PORTS LLCDirectora, Representante de AAPA en América Latina+54 93416405282zulma.dinelli@prports.comDINELLI, ZULMA PATRICIA20FINANCE
Ms. Margaret Kaigh DoylePortVision50Founder(508) 889-7747margaretdoyle@portvision50.orgDOYLE, MARGARET20FINANCE
Mr. John ElliottStrategic Rail FinanceSenior Vice President jelliott@strategicrail.comELLIOTT, JOHN20FINANCE
Mr. Aaron E. Ellis, APR, Fellow PRSAAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Public Affairs(703) 706-4714 ELLIS, AARON20FINANCE
Mr. Mike FolkersPort of Grays HarborDirector of Finance and Administration(360) 533-9528mfolkers@portgrays.orgFOLKERS, MIKE20FINANCE
Ms. Mary FrancoeurPFM Financial Advisors LLCManaging Director(646) 561-0711francoeurm@pfm.comFRANCOEUR, MARY20FINANCE
Ms. Emma GriffithFitch RatingsDirector(212) 908-9124emma.griffith@fitchratings.comGRIFFITH, EMMA20FINANCE
Renita M. GrossAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Event Planning and Data Operations(703) 706-4701rgross@aapa-ports.orgGROSS, RENITA20FINANCE
Mr. Drew Heaphy, PPMSt. Bernard Port, Harbor & Terminal DistrictExecutive Director(504) 277-8418dheaphy@stbernardport.comHEAPHY, DREW20FINANCE
Ms. Cindi J. Heffernan, CPCU  (206) 669-6289cindi.heffernan@mclarens.comHEFFERNAN, CINDI20FINANCE
Mr. Edward G. HendersonPhilaPortSenior Director - Finance and Administration(215) 426-2600ehenderson@philaport.comHENDERSON, EDWARD20FINANCE
Mr. Robert M. Horkovich, Esq.Anderson KillManaging Shareholder(212) 278-1322rhorkovich@andersonkill.comHORKOVICH, ROBERT20FINANCE
Mr. Tom Hranac Asst. Director of Membership Services & Latin Am Facilitator(703) 706-4708 HRANAC, TOM20FINANCE
Bryan HurdStroz FriedbergVice President, Head of Office, Seattle bryan.hurd@strozfriedberg.comHURD, BRYAN20FINANCE
Licda. Luz Alicia Iturbe De Garay Representante de AAPA en México luzaliciaidg@aapalatam.comITURBE DE GARAY, LUZ ALICIA20FINANCE
Maranda Jones-AndersonAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesDirector of Finance and Grants Management(703) 684-5700mjones-anderson@aapa-ports.orgJONES-ANDERSON, MARANDA20FINANCE
Mr. Ram Kancharla, PPMPort Tampa BayVice President, Planning & Dev.(813) 313-7527rkancharla@tampaport.comKANCHARLA, RAM20FINANCE
Mr. Walter H. Kemmsies, Ph.D. Managing Director, Economist & Chief Strategist  KEMMSIES, WALTER20FINANCE
Ms. Raquel KibritSternaCEO, Representante da AAPA no Brasil rkibrit@aapalatam.comKIBRIT, RAQUEL20FINANCE
Ms. Emily KingSAP ConcurSenior Manager, Marketing – Public Sector(703) 506-7699emily.king@concur.comKING, EMILY20FINANCE
Sergio KopelevStroz FriedbergVP Engagement Management sergio.kopelev@strozfriedberg.comKOPELEV, SERGIO20FINANCE
Mrs. Lisa LefeberPort of EverettCEO/Executive Director(360) 739-2505lisal@portofeverett.comLEFEBER, LISA20FINANCE
Ms. Mary Beth Long Vice President of Marketing & Workforce Development(703) 706-4707mlong@aapa-ports.orgLONG, MARY BETH20FINANCE
Ing. Aldo MartinezAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesLatin American Associate+52-722-247-5136membresia@aapa-ports.orgMARTINEZ, ALDO20FINANCE
Ms. Meredith MartinoAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesVice President of Member Engagement(703) 706-4707 MARTINO, MEREDITH20FINANCE
Stacey MawsonFitch RatingsDirector, Infrastructure & Project Finance(212) 908-9124stacey.mawson@fitchratings.comMAWSON, STACEY20FINANCE
Mr. Robert McDonaldPort of Harlingen AuthorityCFO(956) 423-0283robert@portofharlingen.comMCDONALD, ROBERT20FINANCE
Mr. Derek MillerAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesGovernment Relations Manager(703) 684-5700dmiller@aapa-ports.orgMILLER, DEREK20FINANCE
Mr. Tracy MillsPort of BeaumontDirector of Finance & Risk Management(409) 835-5367tm@pobtx.comMILLS, TRACY20FINANCE
Ms. Barbara NelsonVirginia Port AuthorityVP, Government Affairs/Transportation Policy bnelson@PortofVirginia.comNELSON, BARBARA20FINANCE
Mr. Edward L. O'Connell Director of Membership Services(703) 706-4709elocon4805@gmail.comO'CONNELL, EDWARD20FINANCE