|The Pacific Current ||July 1, 2011|
|There's still time to register
for APP's 98th Annual Conference
in Long Beach, California USA on July 17-20, 2011
Read below for details about the special harbor
tour, companion activities, networking options, and
newly-confirmed expert speakers.
You'll also find below new photos & PowerPoint presentations from our recent Communications & Community Relations Seminar in Portland, Oregon.
|ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN LONG BEACH: GREAT SPEAKERS, TOURS, NETWORKING & MORE! |
Click here to Register for APP's 98th Annual Conference, hosted by the Port of Long Beach, California, USA on July 17-20, 2011.
Take home timely and useful information from expert speakers to benefit your port/business. Key
issues at this year's Conference include: Balancing the
Economy & Environment at Ports; Managing Employee Benefit
Costs; Greener Ships, Trucks, and Harbors; Achieving Strong Port Bond
Ratings; Treating Harbor Stormwater; Optimizing Technology for
Efficiency; Accessing Ferry & Cruise Vessels; Protecting
Waterfronts for Marine Uses; Port Leadership Succession Planning;
and Developing New Cargoes & Customers; and Strengthening Port
Here are three more examples of confirmed outstanding Annual Conference speakers:
Capt. Manfred Aschemeyer, Marketing & Business Development Consultant
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
Manny graduated from
the California Maritime Academy with honors in 1963.
He went to sea as a licensed merchant marine officer, rising from
Third Mate to Master (Captain) in five years. He's served as
Port Captain/Operations Manager, Freight Traffic Manager, Fleet
Manager, and District Director for several major steamship companies;
he's been Vice President of sales, marketing and public affairs for one
of the largest stevedoring and terminal operating contractors in
America; and he recently retired as Executive Director at the Marine
Exchange for Southern California after 15 years of service.
He was responsible for monitoring and facilitating all ship
traffic in the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, Santa
Monica Bay, Santa Catalina Island, and Oxnard Harbor (Port
Hueneme). He established the first -- and only - private sector
VTS in the USA. He started up a maritime
consulting service - "Cap'n Manny & Associates", and is actively
serving in that capacity for several firms.
Capt. Bruce Clark, Director of Maritime Security, California Maritime Academy
Bruce Clark has served as Director of Maritime Security at the
California Maritime Academy since July 2005. He previously served
nine years as Vice President for Operations at CEI MARITIME, a
subsidiary of Chow Engineering Inc. in Oakland. Bruce's civilian
experience includes over 25 years as an engineering professional with
an emphasis on engineering and construction design/build, structural
infrastructure and environmental remediation and mitigation projects
throughout the U.S. His 26 years of active duty and
reserve military experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, while
jointly attached to the U.S. Navy for 8 years, includes field level,
senior supervisory, command, and command staff assignments in marine
safety, environmental protection, and port security/harbor defense
missions both inside and outside of the continental
U.S. Bruce serves as the instructor for the CMA Facility
Security Officer and Vessel Security Officer courses.
Dennis Ciocca, Senior Vice President, Stern Brothers & Co.
Dennis Ciocca joined
Stern Brothers & Co. in 2010, bringing more than 40 years
experience providing financial services to public agencies.
Prior to joining Stern Brothers, he worked with a broad array
of governmental issuers including the states of California, Hawaii, New
Mexico, and Oregon. He has structured redevelopment agency
financing for the cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and
San Jose, California as well as Portland, Oregon. Recently,
Dennis' public financing activities have been directed to economic
development/public-private partnership issues.
During 2001-07, he raised more than $50 million for the Port of
Stockton for renovation and upgrading of maritime
infrastructure. In 2006, he completed a three-phase financing for
the Hawthorne Redevelopment Agency that helped construct a new Los
Angeles Air Force Base, which is the national headquarters of the
Air Force Space and Missile Systems Division. Dennis is a
graduate of Oregon State University (BS) and the University of Oregon
Plentiful networking time at the Annual Conference will enable you to build deeper partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues.
Your companion is welcome to join you at no extra cost to experience beautiful southern California, enjoy delicious meals, take an informative tour of Long Beach Command & Control Center, and a special boat tour of Long Beach Harbor. During
plenary sessions, your companion will enjoy special tours of local
attractions (please scroll down for more details).
The Hilton Long Beach Hotel & Executive Meeting Center,
overlooking the Harbor, has state-of-the-art conference facilities
and all modern amenities including fine dining, a fitness center and
pool, and wireless Internet access. Located in the heart of Long
Beach, this Conference venue is only a 25-minute drive from Los Angeles
International (LAX), 15 minutes from Long Beach (LGB), and 30
minutes from John Wayne/Orange County (SNA) Airports. Enjoy
APP's pre-negotiated discounted room rates of just $139 per night.
Click here to register or for additional details including the Conference schedule and registration travel instructions.
A special thanks to our generous Annual Conference sponsors so far:
|COMPANIONS ARE WELCOME AT CONFERENCE|
is welcome to join you at the APP Annual Conference at no extra charge
for golf on Sunday morning, wonderful meals throughout the conference,
and Tuesday's tours of the Long Beach Harbor and Command & Control
Center (all with APP delegates).
In addition to these events, we have planned free special companion tours just for them. Monday will feature a tour of the Queen Mary, and on Wednesday companions will enjoy tours of two historic ranchos: Los Alamitos and Los Cerritos.
Click here to register yourself and your companion. Remember, each delegate is welcome to bring one companion at no additional charge!
|JULY CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE|
In addition to the confirmed sponsors listed above, we have Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities still available for you! Our valued Conference Sponsors receive recognition with:
- Logos on the Conference Poster & in the Conference Program.
- Recognition in all newsletters and mailings prior to and following Annual Conference.
- Verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored.
- Option to include information or promotional items in Conference bags.
of $1,000 USD and higher also receive podium time to speak to the
attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.
Sponsorship options are available in the online registration form and by clicking here. Please feel free to contact APP staff for more information.
|APP BOARD APPROVES NEW LIFE MEMBERS|
The APP Board of Directors recently approved two new APP Life Members: Larry Aikins (right), long-time commissioner for the Port of Redwood City, California USA; and Captain Ray Fosse (left), long-time commissioner for the Oxnard Harbor District/Port of Hueneme, California USA.
APP Life Members are
affiliates of member ports who actively participated in APP for at
least 10 years (or for the period of incumbency permitted by local
law) who have become disassociated with their respective port; or any
Past President of APP upon becoming disassociated with their respective
port. Life Members are not required to pay membership fees and
may participate in all APP events.
Congratulations, Larry and Ray!
|WRAPPING UP SPRING COMMUNICATIONS SEMINAR|
recently completed our APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar, "Effective
Communications & Community Relations for Pacific Ports," at
Portland International Airport in Oregon USA. Click here for photos. A special thanks to our guest speakers for providing such informative presentations on these timely topics:
- PERSPECTIVES FROM REPORTERS COVERING PORTS: WHAT WORKS & WHAT DOESN'T:
James Mayer, Reporter, The Oregonian newspaper, Portland, Oregon
& Erik Olson, Reporter, The Daily News newspaper, Longview,
- DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TOOLS IN YOUR TOOLKIT? DELIVERING YOUR PROJECT MESSAGES TO A DIVERSE AUDIENCE: Carolyn Casey, Communications Manager, Port of Bellingham, Washington USA
- COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY WITH COMMUNITIES: Duncan Wilson, Communications & Governmental Affairs Director, Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
- KEEPING YOUR PORT'S PUBLIC MESSAGE POSITIVE: Elise Hamner, Communications Manager, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, Oregon USA
- BEYOND WORDS: A CARTOONIST'S PERSPECTIVE ON COMMUNICATIONS: Jack Ohman, Nationally-Syndicated Editorial Cartoonist & Author
- BRANCHING OUT: SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR PORTS: Cheryl Bledsoe, Emergency Manager, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, Vancouver, WA
- REACHING OUT: NEW WAYS TO CONNECT YOUR PORT & COMMUNITY: Brooke Berglund, Community Affairs Outreach Manager, Port of Portland, Oregon USA
outstanding seminar speakers educated attendees about new ways to
effectively communicate with their ports' media, customers, tenants,
elected officials, neighbors, and community; the latest in social media
tools for ports; and ways to improve their ports' community
involvement. A special thanks to ALX Technology for co-sponsoring this informative seminar.
Click here for photos & PowerPoint presentations from the Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar.
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|CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS|
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JULY 17-20, 2011
APP 98th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Long Beach
Hilton Long Beach Hotel
Long Beach, California USA
JANUARY 12-13, 2012 -- date now confirmed!
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Marriott Ihilani Resort
Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
|Please feel free to contact your APP staff with your questions, concerns, or requests: |
Dave Hunt, Executive Director:
Lisa Pomasl, Deputy Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager: