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

Ms. Amber AvilesPort of Los AngelesLegislative Representative(310) 732-7678aaviles2@portla.orgAVILES, AMBER20SPRING
Mr. Sam ChoThe Northwest Seaport AllianceCommissioner jdoremus@nwseaportalliance.comCHO, SAM20SPRING
Ms. Jennifer CohenPort of Los AngelesDirector of Policy and Legislative Affairs(310) 732-7678jcohen@portla.orgCOHEN, JENNIFER20SPRING
Ms. Deborah DeLucaDuluth Seaway Port AuthorityExecutive Director(218) 727-8525 Ext. 5427ddeluca@duluthport.comDELUCA, DEBORAH20SPRING
Mr. Dewey EnglishInnovative Signal AnalysisSenior Sales Executive(214) 697-4382dewey.english@signal-analysis.comENGLISH, DEWEY20SPRING
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. Joseph A. RiccioPort of Davisville/ Quonset Development CorpPort Director(401) 295-0044 x237Jriccio@quonset.comRICCIO, JOSEPH20SPRING
Mr. Clay SandidgeP2S Inc.Senior Project Manager(562) 497-2999clay.sandidge@p2sinc.comSANDIDGE, CLAY20SPRING