|The Pacific Current||June 9, 2010|
|The early registration discount for APP's Annual Conference ends this Friday, June 11th. Join
us on July 18-21, 2010 at the magnificent Skamania Lodge in the
stunning Columbia River Gorge (near Portland, Oregon USA). To save $100, you must register by this Friday, June 11th. |
read below for the latest information on confirmed speakers, companion
tours, networking opportunities, and special features. You can't
afford to miss this conference!
|EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT ENDS FRIDAY, MORE EXPERT SPEAKERS CONFIRMED|
Register today for APP's 97th Annual Conference hosted by the Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA at the gorgeous Skamania Lodge on July 18-21, 2010! Located in Stevenson, Washington, in the heart of the amazing Columbia River Gorge, Skamania Lodge is less than one hour from Portland International Airport (PDX).
Click here to register now and receive the early registration price (saving you $100). The early registration discount expires this Friday, June 11th.
At the Annual Conference, you will be briefed about key port industry issues, projects, and trends
by excellent speakers. Their experience and insights can be
brought back to benefit your own port or business. Here are three more examples of the outstanding leaders we've confirmed to speak at the APP Annual Conference:
Ken O'Hollaren, Executive Director, Port of Longview, Washington USA
O'Hollaren has served as Executive Director of the Port of
Longview, Washington USA since 1988. Ken joined the Port in
1980 as Assistant Operations Manager, later becoming the assistant to
the Executive Director. Prior to joining the Port, Ken
worked as Operations Manager for Overseas Shipping Company and
Evergreen Line in Portland.
Ken is the immediate past Chairman
of the Board of the American Association of Port Authorities, a trade
association of public ports located throughout the western
hemisphere. He is also Chairman of the Columbia River
Channel Coalition, a multi-state coalition of ports, businesses, labor
unions, and agricultural groups that has successfully promoted
Columbia River channel deepening.
Ken earned his
BA from the University of Oregon in Political Science and Latin
American Studies in 1977, and an MBA from the University of Portland in
John Turner, Port of Umatilla Commissioner & College President
Turner retired from the U.S. Marine Corps as a Colonel after 28 years
of service, including time as President of the Marine Corps War College
in Quantico, Virginia. John commanded infantry units,
participated in combat operations in Kuwait, served as professor of
naval science at the University of Nebraska, worked on the NATO staff
in Belgium, and was an executive fellow at the Massachusetts Institute
retirement from the Marine Corps in 2003, John joined Blue Mountain
Community College as Executive Vice President and Provost. In
2005, he was appointed President of the College. John was also
subsequently elected as a Commissioner for the Port of
Umatilla, Oregon USA. He recently returned from a trade mission
to several countries in Asia.
earned a Master's degree in International Relations from Catholic
University of America and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S.
Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Vice President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
has served as Vice President for Business Development of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company since 2006. He joined GLDD in 1988 as an Area
Engineer in its Staten Island Division Office.
began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Galveston,
Texas and Los Angeles, California, and then with Connolly Pacific
Company in Long Beach, California, USA. He earned a B.S. in Ocean
Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1979. Bill is
currently the Chairman of the Western Dredging Association and is a
board member of several industry trade associations.
Use plentiful networking time at the Annual Conference to renew and build new partnerships with Pacific port colleagues. Bring your companion to experience the unique splendor of the Pacific Northwest.
You'll also have the chance to visit the magnificentMultnomah Falls and a special boat tour aboard the historic Sternwheeler Rose to get up-close tours of the Port of Vancouver, Washington and the Port of Portland, Oregon,
including a wonderful dinner on board the vessel! Additional
special tours are being planned for your companion during plenary
sessions (see article below).
overlooking the majestic Columbia River Gorge, has all modern amenities
including fine dining, a fitness center and pool, and wireless Internet
access. We will play golf at Skamania's award-winning golf
course. We'll be a short distance from nearby sightseeing and
recreation opportunities. Discounted hotel room rates for the
Annual Conference are just $149 (Forest View) or $179 (River View) per
Click here to register today for APP's 97th Annual Conference on July 18-21, 2010.
A special thanks to our generous Annual Conference sponsors so far:
|COMPANIONS ARE WELCOME AT CONFERENCE |
|Your companion is welcome to join you at the APP Annual Conference at no extra charge for golf on Sunday morning, wonderful meals throughout the conference,
Tuesday's Eastern Oregon tour, and Wednesday's sunset dinner cruise
(all with APP delegates). In addition to these events, we have a special companion tour planned for Monday, July 19th that will include sightseeing, shopping, and lunch in historic Hood River, Oregon as well as a scenic drive that will include stops at local award-winning wineries.|
Remember, each delegate is welcome to bring one companion at no additional charge!
|MORE 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 the 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.
|APP PEOPLE: WOODLAND NAMES NEW DIRECTOR |
The Port of Woodland, Washington USA
recently welcomed Nelson Holmberg as their new executive
director. Holmberg replaced Erica Rainford, who will return to
private sector employment after leading the Port for two years.
previously served as communications manager for the Port of Vancouver,
Washington USA for three years, in addition to previous employment at The Columbian and The Oregonian newspapers, and Koopman Ostbo Marketing Communications.
Congratulations, Nelson! Best wishes in your new ventures, Erica!
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|CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS|
|Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JULY 18-21, 2010APP 97th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Umatilla
Skamania Lodge (Fly into Portland Airport)
Columbia River - Oregon/Washington USA
APP Fall Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
Seattle, Washington USA
JANUARY 13-14, 2011APP Mid-Year ConferenceHosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Ihilani Resort & Spa
JULY 17-20, 2011 -- DATE JUST CONFIRMED!
APP 98th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Long Beach
Long Beach, California USA
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: