|The Pacific Current
|December 22, 2009
In less than four weeks,
the APP Mid-Year
Conference will convene in Hawaii on January 14-15,
2010. Discounted rooms starting at just $119 are
at the amazing Marriott Ihilani Resort!
See below for the latest
info about speakers, networking, social events, golf,
companion tours, hotel details, etc.
|LEARN, NETWORK, AND RECREATE
AT HAWAII CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 14-15, 2010
January 14-15, 2010
Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
Confirm your plans now to learn timely information from economists
and port industry leaders that you can bring back to benefit your
own port -- while networking with Pacific port colleagues at APP's
Mid-Year Conference in beautiful
Hawaii! Discounted Conference
rooms starting at only $119 per night are still available, and it's not too
late to register.
Two more examples of the outstanding leaders
we've confirmed to speak at the Mid-Year Conference:
LTC Jon J. Chytka, District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Col. Chytka took command of the U.S.
Army Corps of Enginners
Honolulu District in July 2008. He previously
served as Chief of Master Plans and Environment for
the Pacific. He has served in Korea, Kansas, Mexico,
Australia, East Timor, Germany, Romania, and Iraq. He also taught at
Chytka earned a Bachelors Degree in
Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and a Masters Degree in Engineering
Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He is a
graduate of the Army Command and
General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the Engineer
Officer Basic and Advanced courses
at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Mike Formby, Deputy Director for
Hawaii Department of Transportation
Michael Formby assumed his current
position in 2007. He was formerly the president and
treasurer of Frame, Formby and O'Kane, where he served as a senior
trial attorney. His practice focused on maritime law and included
Hawai'i-based companies that provide shipping, cargo, marine
transportation, and dredging services, as well as passenger cruise
lines and other harbor users.
Formby began his legal career in
the 1980's working as a contracting officer for the U.S. Air
Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts and Hickam
Air Force Base in Hawaii. He has been an Adjunct Professor
of Admiralty Law at the University of Hawai'i since 1998. He also
taught Business Law at Hawai'i Pacific University.
These and other incredible speakers will inform and inspire you.
Fly into Honolulu
International Airport -- which is easily accessible from all
airports in North America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
Our Conference venue, the Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
is a gorgeous facility featuring world-class golf, breathtaking views,
incredible food, state of the art conference facilities, a relaxing
spa, and a beautiful beach. We
have negotiated incredibly affordable room rates, starting at only $119
|SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: PARADISE COVE LUAU
During the January 14-15, 2010
Mid-Year Conference, you and your companion are invited to join us on Friday
evening for the highly respected Luau Show at Paradise Cove.
A tropical Mai Tai greeting and live Hawaiian music will set the
festive mood of the evening. Casually stroll through the Hawaiian
Village and learn arts & crafts such as making a traditional lei or
a temporary Polynesian tattoo. Test your skills at Hawaiian games such
as 'O'o ihe (Spear throwing), 'Ulu maika
(Rolling stone disks) and Moa pahe'e (Dart
Experience the Shower of Flowers and Hukilau on the Beach, where you
will learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawai'i. Witness the
pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and the time-honored techniques
of underground oven cooking at the Imu Ceremony.
We will finish the evening with a feast, a spectacular Hawaiian sunset
and award-winning performers to entertain and amaze you with an
unforgettable display of songs and dances of Hawai'i and Polynesia.
|APP PEOPLE: BELLINGHAM ELECTION RESULTS
In last month's Port
of Bellingham (Washington USA) election, veteran Commissioner
Scott Walker (right) was re-elected in district
1. Walker was raised in Montana and served as a Marine
in Vietnam. He moved to Whatcom County in 1985 and
has served on the Port Commission since 1991. An ARCO
employee for 28 years, he retired in 2002.
Political newcomer Mike
(left) won the election for district 2. McAuley,
38, is green builder, former Marine, and
longtime community activist. A
resident, he came to Whatcom County as a graduate student over a
decade ago to study at Western Washington University, publishing a
thesis on growth management in Whatcom County. He has an
extensive academic background in urban studies and environmental
McAuley succeeds Commissioner
Doug Smith (right), who served on the Port of Bellingham
Commission for 16 years. Smith was born and raised in
Whatcom County. After "retiring" from Anvil Corporation in 1990,
Doug began Com-Steel, a design-construct steel building firm he sold
several years ago.
Thank you for your faithful service, Commissioner Smith --
and congratulations, Commissioner Walker and Commissioner-elect
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UPCOMING APP EVENTS
|Please save these
dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and
APP Mid-Year Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Ihilani Resort & Spa, Kapolei, O
APP Spring Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Seattle, Washington or
Vancouver, British Columbia
APP 97th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Umatilla
Skamania Lodge (Fly into Portland)
Columbia River - Oregon/Washington USA
APP 98th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Long Beach
Long Beach, California USA
feel free to contact your APP staff with your
questions, concerns, or requests:
Dave Hunt, Executive
Pomasl, Deputy Director:
Wright, Operations Manager: