Time is running out to register for APP's Winter Conference. Only
a few discounted hotel rooms are left in our room block, which expires
tomorrow. The Marriott Ihilani Resort hotel is otherwise
sold out during our conference.
speakers, timely port issues, quality networking time, special
harbor tours, and a beautiful setting await you at the Winter
Thursday & Friday, January 12-13, 2012
Marriott Ihilani Resort
Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
Excellent speakers will equip you with useful information about port
disaster planning & recovery; new trade agreements with
Korea, Colombia & Panama; clean energy initiatives; port
security changes; cruise industry trends; global economic forecasts;
Chinese trade opportunities; successful port governance; and more!
Here are four examples of our outstanding confirmed guest speakers:
Rear Admiral Charles W. Ray, Commander, Fourteenth District, U.S. Coast Guard
Charles Ray became District Commander of the Fourteenth Coast
Guard District in 2010. His first flag assignment was
serving as Military Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Homeland
Security. After earning his wings in 1983, he has served at
six Coast Guard Air Stations from Alaska to the Caribbean and
as Director of the Training and Advisory Mission in Iraq.
Admiral Ray graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and earned
Master's Degrees in Industrial Administration from Purdue
University and in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial
College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.
Manfred J. Zapka, Sustainable Design & Consulting LLC
Zapka received his PhD in ocean engineering from the University of
Hawaii with a dissertation about ocean energy conversion. Dr.
Zapka has worked for international engineering and technology
companies. His specialty is infrastructure development, with an
emphasis on sustainable systems design and analysis. He is a
principal of Sustainable Design & Consulting, LLC and is a
sustainability adviser and adjunct lecturer at the University of Hawaii
Jan Halfner, International Pacific Research Center, University of Hawaii
Halfner serves with the International Pacific Research Center
of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at
the University of Hawaii. He earned his degree in
meteorology from Charles University in Prague and completed his
PhD studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Between
1996 and 1999, he was a postdoctoral fellow at
the Cooperative Institute for Research in the
Atmosphere at Colorado State University. His work has
encompassed satellite data processing and analysis and numerical
modeling on a regional and global scale. He will address
ways to prepare for and mitigate disasters.
Edward Thomas, President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
Thomas is President of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
and Chair of the Hazards Sub-Committee of the American Bar
Association. He is a former board Member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. He retired
from the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management
Agency after nearly 35 years of leadership on disaster mitigation,
preparedness, and response. He worked on about 200 disasters and emergencies serving as the Federal Coordinating Officer dozens of times. Ed
is currently employed by the Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Engineering
Corporation, working to develop partnerships to better map natural
and man-made hazards.
You'll also experience special tours of Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor and Honolulu Harbor to see working port facilities in action. We'll also enjoy a
historical tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona, a traditional luau at Germaine's, and golf at Ko Olina Golf Club -- providing fun and excellent networking opportunities with your Pacific port
Your companion is welcome to join you in Hawaii and participate at no cost in all of the meals and events listed above -- plus a special tour of the amazing Bishop Museum set up especially for companions. The Bishop Museum
has exciting new exhibits on the Cultures of Polynesia,
Stories of Hawai'i Immigrants, and a journey through the different
realms of Hawai'i. After touring the museum, companions will be
treated to a special lunch at Mini Garden Orient Cuisine restaurant.