APP’s 2019 Winter Conference

2019 Winter Conference
January 23-25, 2019
Westin Maui Hotel
Maui, Hawaii

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Firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, learn what's new at other ports, and network with colleagues -- all on beautiful Maui, Hawaii, a central location for APP members. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations on port security, public private partnerships, the latest on port litigation cases, sustainability issues, engineering, technological advancements, and much more!

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Mark Your Calendar for APP’s
106th Annual Conference

2019 Annual Conference
July 14-17, 2019
The Residence Inn by Marriott, Portland Downtown/Pearl District
Portland, Oregon

Our Annual Conference will be held in Oregon and is hosted by the Port of Columbia County, formerly named the Port of St. Helens.

The conference hotel will be in downtown Portland, Oregon in the Pearl District.

There will be plentiful educational information and networking. We hope you will join us for a unique tour of the Columbia County port district via a ride in historic rail cars. The tour will continue via the water as we pass by several other ports.

The event page with all the details, sponsorship information, and registration links will be posted soon.

Stay tuned!


2018 Fall Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar: "Port PR: Optimizing Your Communications Toolkit to Better Engage Your Community"
Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Conference Center

Our generous seminar sponsor

Our generous seminar sponsor

Filled with valuable content, APP’s special seminar, "Port PR: Optimizing Your Communications Toolkit to Better Engage Your Community," took place on Thursday, November 29th at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Conference Center.

Seminar attendees enjoyed multiple presentations and discussions pertaining to methods of fine tuning ports' messages.

Our expert speakers promoted ways to assist ports to effectively communicate with their community. Also discussed was the concept of reaching out to local youth and their families to promote knowledge of the industry, as well as training interns to expand their interest and understanding of the maritime field.

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Building partnerships at APP's 105th Annual Conference in Stockton

"Building Partnerships Throughout the Pacific"

APP's 105th Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Stockton on July 15-18, was our largest membership meeting of the year. The four-day-long conference featured timely presentations, panel discussions, an informative boat tour of the Port of Stockton, and numerous social networking opportunities for Pacific port professionals and others in the marine transportation industry.

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Click here to view or download the 105th Annual Conference program. 

Wrapping up APP's spring intermodal seminar

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Our recent seminar, "Intermodal Infrastructure: Connecting Future Freight through Forward-Thinking," on May 24th at the Portland International Airport conference center discussed efficient rail connections, intermodal project feasibility, trucking and industrial area improvements, freight master planning, disaster preparedness/safety considerations, and how to complete these important projects that benefit ports and surrounding communities.  Click here for presentations. Click here for photos. 


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

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