Registration is Open for APP's 102nd Annual Conference

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

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Please join us for APP’s 102nd Annual Conference in beautiful Kaohsiung, Taiwan hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation at the amazing
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel on August 16-19, 2015.
Take home valuable information on timely port industry issues and economic trends. There will be plentiful networking time to learn what's new and build stronger partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues.

Your companion is welcome to join you in Kaohsiung to experience the unique splendor and hospitality of Taiwan. You and your companion will enjoy tours of culturally-relevant and scenic locations. APP delegates may bring one companion at no extra cost!

Our conference venue, the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, towers over Kaohsiung International Harbor offering breathtaking views, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and plenty of nearby attractions. For more information on visiting Taiwan, please visit the websites for the Taiwan Tourism Board and the Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau

Delegates and Companions will enjoy a tour of the Kao Ming Container Terminal and a boat tour of the Port of Kaohsiung. Numerous networking opportunities will also include a Welcome Reception and Dinner on Sunday, tours of the Hongmaogang Cultural Park, Kaohsiung City, Buddha Memorial Center, and a tour of Tainan City, including the Old Tait & Co. Merchant House. Delegates will also enjoy the Opening Ceremonies which include a native Taiwanese show. Companions will have excursions to the Ten-Drum Cultural Creative Park at the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery and a special tour of the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Stations.

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Wrapping up our 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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Wrapping Up APP's Port Land Use Seminar

APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs"
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Courtyard Marriott San Diego Old Town
San Diego, California USA

Our recent Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar, "Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs," was packed full of valuable information on land use and real estate issues facing Pacific ports. With ports of all sizes controlling real estate near municipalities, attendees learned how to balance their port’s traditional trade and transportation needs with the modern pressures of the surrounding community’s needs and adjoining land uses, how to maximize the value of port real estate, how to properly develop and manage properties, and when it makes sense to work with municipalities for revenue generation of non-traditional port uses for both short and long term.

Attendees also learned what's new at other ports and networked with colleagues!

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A special thanks to our expert speakers for the seminar:

  • Randa Coniglio, Executive Vice President of Operations, Port of San Diego, California USA
  • Rachel Vandenberg, VP, National Director, Ports and Intermodal, Dewberry
  • Jack Hedge, Director of Real Estate, Port of Los Angeles, California USA
  • Joel Valenzuela, Executive VP of Operations, Port of San Diego, California USA
  • Lisa Loftus-Otway, Research Engineer/Scientist, University of Texas at Austin Center for Transportation Research
  • Kim B. Puzey, General Manager, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
  • The Seminar will also featured an open forum for attendees to discuss land use and real estate issues with their Pacific port colleagues

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. 


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Learn About APP's Unique History

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

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