Spring Conference

Spring Conference
Come to the nation’s capital for one of AAPA’s two premiere annual meetings. Hear from D.C. lawmakers and port industry thought leaders about trends in the maritime industry of relevance to all Western Hemisphere ports. One half-day on March 18 will focus primarily on U.S. policy issues.


Click here for a PDF version of the draft agenda.

Thanks to our sponsors:



Thanks to our table-top exhibitors:


Hotel Information:

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 582-1234
Room Rate: $355.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: February 24th, 2020

Member: $850 US/$650 non-US
Non-Member: $1100 

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.

3/17/2020 - 3/19/2020
Grand Hyatt Washington 1000 H St NW Washington, DC 20001 UNITED STATES

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
RegistrationNon Member1100.00



Tuesday, 17 March 2020

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

(U.S. corporate members only)
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
10:45 AM

"Competing on the Basis of Supply Chain Excellence"
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM

2:15 PM

4:30 PM

Reception for AAPA's 2020 Annual Convention & Expo (Quebec City, QC, Canada, Sept. 13-16)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

10:30 AM

Predictions for the 2020 U.S. Elections
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
12:15 PM

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
1:45 PM

2:15 PM

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM

Federal Advocacy for Seaports
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM

5:30 PM

Thursday, 19 March 2020

meetings with Members of Congress and Department/Agency staff.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

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Attendee Roster

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Leila AfasToyota  leila.afas@toyota.comAFAS, LEILA20SPRING
Mike AllenAxios  katy@lauthorities.comALLEN, MIKE20SPRING
Mr. Paul AucoinPort of South LouisianaExecutive Director(985) 652-9278paucoin@portsl.comAUCOIN, PAUL20SPRING
Amber AvilesPort of Los AngelesLegislative Representative(310) 732-7678aaviles2@portla.orgAVILES, AMBER20SPRING
Mr. Glen BachmanPort of EverettCommissioner(425) 388-0625glenb@portofeverett.comBACHMAN, GLEN20SPRING
Christopher BaldwinBJ's Wholesale ClubPresident & CEO chrisbaldwin@emailtest.comBALDWIN, CHRISTOPHER20SPRING
Mr. Ramiro BarbaPort of Texas City c/o Texas City Terminal Railway Co.Executive Port Director(409) 945-4461rbarba@tctrr.comBARBA, RAMIRO20SPRING
Adam J. Beauchamp Board Member(804) 245-2548abeauchamp@compas.com.coBEAUCHAMP, ADAM20SPRING
Oswaldo BravoTerracon Consultants, Inc.National Manager(602) 614-9853obravo@terracon.comBRAVO, OSWALDO20SPRING
Mr. William G. BrodyProvport Inc.General Counsel(401) 781-4717wgbesq@aol.comBRODY, WILLIAM20SPRING
Mr. Andrew H. Cairns, PE, D.PE, PMPMott MacDonaldPorts Practice Leader(646) 217-1448andrew.cairns@mottmac.comCAIRNS, ANDREW20SPRING
Mr. Richard D. CameronPort of Long BeachDeputy Executive Director of Planning and Development(562) 283-7050rick.cameron@polb.comCAMERON, RICHARD20SPRING
Mr. Zachary CanodyThe Port of VirginiaDirector, Engineering757) 683-9902zcanody@portofvirginia.comCANODY, ZACHARY20SPRING
Mr. Spencer ChambersPort HoustonDirector, Government Relations(713) 670-2606schambers@poha.comCHAMBERS, SPENCER20SPRING
Mr. Chett ChiassonGreater Lafourche Port Commission (Port Fourchon, LA)Executive Director(985) 632-6701chettc@portfourchon.comCHIASSON, CHETT20SPRING
Sam ChoPort of SeattleCommissioner(206) 787-3000ward.p@portseattle.orgCHO, SAM20SPRING
Ms. Brandy D. ChristianPort of New OrleansChief Executive Officer(504) 528-3203Brandy.Christian@portnola.comCHRISTIAN, BRANDY20SPRING
Ms. Jennifer CohenPort of Los AngelesDirector of Policy and Legislative Affairs(310) 732-7678jcohen@portla.orgCOHEN, JENNIFER20SPRING
Mr. John ComeauxPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictCommissioner(409) 983-2011sandra@portpa.comCOMEAUX, JOHN20SPRING
Mr. John ConnorCavotec USA, Inc.Americas Regional Sales Director(704) 873-3009john.connor@cavotec.comCONNOR, JOHN20SPRING
Mr. Robert CordsTerracon Consultants, Inc.Senior Vice President(904) 900-6460rmcords@terracon.comCORDS, ROBERT20SPRING
Mr. Jonathan DanielsMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportExecutive Director & CEO(228) 865-4300jdaniels@shipmspa.comDANIELS, JONATHAN20SPRING
Mr. Jade DavisPort of ClevelandVice President, External Affairs(216) 241-8004Jade.Davis@portofcleveland.comDAVIS, JADE20SPRING
Ms. Deborah DeLucaDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityExecutive Director(218) 727-8525ddeluca@duluthport.comDELUCA, DEBORAH20SPRING
Jorge DuranOrganization of American StatesChief of the Inter-American Committee on Ports Secretariat jduran@oas.orgDURAN, JORGE20SPRING
Mrs. Genevieve FletcherEmbassy of Canada  genevieve.fletcher@international.gc.caFLETCHER, GENEVIEVE20SPRING
Mr. Matt FloydPort Tampa Bay (813) 905-7678mfloyd@tampaport.comFLOYD, MATT20SPRING
Mr. Blair Garcia, PPMWSPV.P., U.S. Director - Maritime Div.(757) 466-9671blair.garcia@wsp.comGARCIA, BLAIR20SPRING
Mr. Rodney Gisclair, Sr.Greater Lafourche Port Commission (Port Fourchon, LA)Port Commissioner(985) 632-6701rodneyg@portfourchon.comGISCLAIR, RODNEY20SPRING
Mr. Jonathan E. GoldNational Retail FederationV.P., Supply Chain and Customs Policy(202) 626-8193goldj@nrf.comGOLD, JONATHAN20SPRING
Mr. Matt Gresham, PPMPort of New OrleansDirector of External Affairs(504) 528-3255Matt.Gresham@portnola.comGRESHAM, MATT20SPRING
Mr. Roger D. GuentherPort HoustonExecutive Director(281) 291-6077rguenther@poha.comGUENTHER, ROGER20SPRING
Ms. Jennifer GuthrieMaryland Port AdministrationLegislative Manager(410) 385-4484jguthrie1@marylandports.comGUTHRIE, JENNIFER20SPRING
Mr. Sean Hanrahan, LL.B.St. John's Port AuthorityPresident & CEO(709) 738-4780shanrahan@sjpa.comHANRAHAN, SEAN20SPRING
Mr. Richard J. Hendrick, Sr.Albany Port District CommissionChief Executive Officer(518) 463-8763rhendrick@portofalbany.usHENDRICK, RICHARD20SPRING
Amber HerlockerJ.S. Held, LLCDirector, Business Development aherlocker@jsheld.comHERLOCKER, AMBER20SPRING
Mr. Clay HollisPort Tampa BayChief of Staff(813) 905-7678chollis@tampaport.comHOLLIS, CLAY20SPRING
Mr. Darren HonakerTMEIC Corp.Commercial Manager(540) 283-2250darren.honaker@tmeic.comHONAKER, DARREN20SPRING
Mr. Joe G. Javellana, IIIPort Authority of GuamPlanner IV(671) 477-5931 x389jgjavellana@portguam.comJAVELLANA, JOE20SPRING
Ms. Jarra Kaczwara, PPMCEMEX (561) 820-8406jarra.kaczwara@cemex.comKACZWARA, JARRA20SPRING
Mrs. Lisa KeenanPort Saint JohnChair, Board of Directors(506) 636-5377knelson@sjport.comKEENAN, LISA20SPRING
Mr. Jack KeirPort Saint JohnBoard Member(506) 636-4869 KEIR, JACK20SPRING
Mr. Larry Kelley, PPMPort of Port Arthur Navigation DistrictExecutive Director & CEO(409) 983-2011larry@portpa.comKELLEY, LARRY20SPRING
Ms. Norma KrayemHolland & KnightPartner(202) 457-5206norma.krayem@hklaw.comKRAYEM, NORMA20SPRING
Mr. Juan Kuryla, PPMPortMiamiPort Director(305) 347-4844juk@miamidade.govKURYLA, JUAN20SPRING
Stavros Lambrinidis   stavros.lambrinids@eeas.europa.euLAMBRINIDIS, STAVROS20SPRING
Mr. Errol A. LaRueMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportGov't & Legal Affairs Manager(228) 865-4300elarue@shipmspa.comLARUE, ERROL20SPRING
Ms. Marie-Sophie LeblancQuébec Port AuthorityAnalyst, Business Development nancy.tremblay@portquebec.caLEBLANC, MARIE-SOPHIE20SPRING
Mrs. Lisa LefeberPort of EverettCEO/Executive Director(425) 259-3164alexism@portofeverett.comLEFEBER, LISA20SPRING
Geneviève LemaireQuébec Port AuthorityVice President Head of Finance(418) 648-3558Geneviève.lemaire@portquebec.caLEMAIRE, GENEVIÈVE20SPRING