APP's 103rd Annual Conference: A memorable and inspiring voyage


APP's 103rd Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Hueneme, California USA, was a huge success! Thanks to the Port of Hueneme, all sponsors, guest speakers, and attendees for making this such a memorable event. 

Attendees learned from incredible speakers such as U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen, Los Angeles-Long Beach Coast Guard Sector Commander Capt. Charlene Downey, Naval Base Ventura County Commander Capt. Chris Janke, and many more. APP members learned the latest happenings at other ports and enjoyed plenty of fun networking opportunities.

This year's conference marked the first time that the majority of events took place at the host port itself rather than the conference hotel. Special thanks to the Port of Hueneme for generously sharing their amazing facilities and for all their hard work in making the 103rd Annual Conference a success.

Attendees enjoyed informative tours of the Port of Hueneme, Auto Processing Centers, Chiquita, Mission Produce, Limoneira Ranch, RA Atmore & Sons, and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.  

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Friday, April 29, 2016
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center

Hosted and Sponsored by the Port of Portland

Our April 29th Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar in Portland focused on improving leadership strategies for elected or appointed commissioners as well as managerial staff serving Pacific ports of all sizes. Attendees learned how to harness the strengths in themselves, their teams, and their organizations can provide. Our diverse lineup of expert guest speakers discussed how the combination of strategic thinking and leadership can help find new opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and advancement between ports and your communities. A special thanks to our host & sponsor, Port of Portland, and to all of our outstanding guest speakers and attendees!

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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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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!



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 


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.

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