APP Member testimonials

“Membership in APP and participation in their conferences and seminars since 2010 has had a direct, positive impact on our company’s business with ports.  Our involvement has led to several executive level port searches for our firm and referrals from port commissioners and staff that have been invaluable to us.”
            Sue Dvonch, Partner, Shey-Harding Executive Search


“Two of our commissioners attended APP conferences in the last several years, and reported back that the conferences were useful in terms of educating commissioners about the port industry, as well as establishing a network of contacts.”
            Randa Coniglio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Port of San Diego, California


“APP is an association for Pacific area ports who share similar operations experiences and challenges. Their conferences provide a platform to port members and related industry companies to share their ideas, exchange port news, activities, as well as discuss new trends and challenges for ports.

The four major international commercial ports of Taiwan (Ports of Keelung, Taichung, Kaohsiung, and Hualien) have respectively become APP members and by participating in the association’s conferences, we are able to exchange experiences and establish a friendly bond with other members. After TIPC was established, we decided to keep all the memberships and continue our involvement. In 2015, TIPC thus had the opportunity to host APP’s 102nd Annual Conference in Kaohsiung, which was a very successful session. During those four days, we effectively enhanced the visibility of the Port of Kaohsiung and promote TIPC’s vision for our ports.”
            Tai-Hsin Lee, Past President, Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd.


“For more than 100 years, the Association of Pacific Ports has fostered high-level gatherings of port leaders from around the Pacific to discuss and exchange timely best practices and forward-thinking strategies for the utmost in port governance."
            Doug Drummond, Harbor Commissioner, Port of Long Beach, California