ASSOCIATION OF PACIFIC PORTS

APP Spring Seminar
"Navigating Toward Success: Executive Leadership Strategies"

Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center

4/27/16 Update: Click here to download the Agenda!

Register today for our special seminar in Portland focused on improving leadership strategies for elected or appointed commissioners as well as managerial staff serving Pacific ports of all sizes. Find out how to harness the greatest strengths that you, your team, and ultimately your port as an organization can provide. Learn how the combination of strategic thinking and leadership can help find new opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and advancement between your port and your community. We've assembled a diverse and exciting lineup of expert guest speakers for this event. 

There will also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues - all in beautiful Portland, Oregon! The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the airport terminal conference center -- so you can easily fly in and out of Portland that same day.

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Early Bird Registration Begins for
103rd Annual Conference

Early Bird registration has also opened up for our July 10-13 Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Hueneme, California USA

Register by May 10th for a chance to wine one of two Amazon.com gift cards!

Don’t miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and economic trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you.  Hear firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, learn what’s new at other ports, and much more! Don't miss this opportunity to learn and enjoy plentiful networking with your Pacific port colleagues! 

Our room block is at a very affordable hotel within walking distance of the Port. Because of the close proximity, our plenary sessions will be held in the Port's Commission Room.  

Attendees will enjoy informative tours of the Port of Hueneme, Naval Base Ventura County, Auto Processing Centers, Chiquita, Mission Produce, as well as the Maritime Museum.  

See you in Port Hueneme, California!

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WRAPPING UP APP'S 2016 WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII

APP's 2016 Winter Conference
January 13-15, 2016
Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Big Island, Hawaii

APP's 2016 Winter Conference on the Big Island in Hawaii was packed full of informative presentations on data security, grant programs, infrastructure rehabilitation, crane technology, realizing the value of organizations, and much more. Attendees enjoyed the new location, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, and had plenty of time to network and learn what's new at Pacific ports. A special thanks to our sponsors, guest speakers, and attendees!

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Click here to download the official 2016 APP Winter Conference program.

 

 

 

APP'S FALL PORT FUNDING SEMINAR IN SAN FRANCISCO

APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes"
Monday, November 16, 2015
San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott
San Francisco, California USA

APP's seminar that focused on port funding was highly successful. Attendees learned about funding opportunities and obstacles facing Pacific ports, port finance channels, and advanced grant writing strategies. There was also plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues. A special thanks to the expert guest speakers and our sponsor, Port of Hueneme, California USA. Click here for PowerPoint presentations. Click here for photos. Click here for more information.

APP Welcomes Newest Associate Member, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP!

APP is pleased to welcome its newest associate member: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP. This law firm offers comprehensive legal services, regulatory compliance advice, and advocacy before administrative agencies and courts regarding all aspects of: commercial litigation; insurance coverage and claims handling; employment and labor relations; real estate an land use; eminent domain; natural resources, endangered species act compliance, environmental regulation, and contaminated site clean-up; emergency response; municipal bonding, tax, and financing. Welcome to APP, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP!

 

EXPERIENCE THE BENEFITS OF APP MEMBERSHIP

If you are a port or port-related business and haven't yet joined APP, the time to do so is now! An action that will strengthen your organization's marketing, business development and future success with ports and port-related businesses in North America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands, APP membership offers major discounts on event registrations. APP Port Members are able to find out what's happening at other Pacific ports, network with colleagues, learn about timely port industry issues and economic trends, and much more! APP Associate Members (port-related businesses) may directly network with Pacific port leaders at events such as our upcoming Winter Conference in Hawaii.

Member details are promoted on our website, membership directory, and newsletters. These opportunities will enable you to better connect with Pacific ports. Click here to join APP as a port member or associate member. 

 

Wrapping Up APP's 102nd Annual Conference

August 16-19, 2015
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

APP’s 102nd Annual Conference in amazing Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 16-19 was a resounding success. Special thanks to our host and sponsor, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, and sponsors Port of Hueneme, Port of Stockton, Port of Long Beach, Port of Longview, Port of St. Helens, Port of Benton, and ALX Technology. 

Delegates took home valuable information to benefit their organizations. In addition to informative presentations, delegates and companions enjoyed a tour of the Kao Ming Container Terminal and a boat tour of the Port of Kaohsiung. Numerous networking opportunities included tours of the Hongmaogang Cultural Park, Kaohsiung City, Buddha Memorial Center, and a tour of Tainan City. 

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APP's Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar 

"PORT POLITICS: FINDING COMMON GROUND BETWEEN
PORTS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES"

Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA

Our spring seminar focused on political issues facing Pacific ports. Attendees learned how to find common ground with surrounding communities on numerous hot topics, how to effectively communicate port benefits to communities, and found out the most effective avenues for constituents' voices to be heard. There was also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues. Thanks to our sponsors Port of Portland, Port of St. Helens, and ALX Technology for making this seminar such a success!

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APP's 2015 Winter Conference

APP's 2015 Winter Conference
January 14-16, 2015
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Kauai Marriott Resort


APP's recent 2015 Winter Conference was full of valuable information, great networking opportunities, and important updates for Pacific ports -- all on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. A special thanks to our sponsors, attendees, and Hawaii Harbors Division.

Click here to download the Winter Conference program.

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Learn about APP's first century of forming partnerships to discuss port issues throughout the Pacific.

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