APP's 99th Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2012
Co-Hosted by Port Authority of Guam
& RMI Ports Authority -- in GUAM
"Pacific Blue Continent Connections"
Registration is open for APP's 99th Annual Conference co-hosted by the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ports Authority and Port Authority of Guam at the Guam Marriott Resort on July 18-21, 2012.
A unique blend of Spanish, Micronesia, Asian, and western cultures
combined with a tropical climate and unique activities -- Guam is
a destination not to be missed!
As a special incentive to register early, register by May 15th to be entered into a special drawing. You could be one of two lucky winners to receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card!
Book your flight to Guam now!
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines:
Take home valuable
and timely information that will benefit your port or business.
Network with Pacific port colleagues to learn what's new and build
is also welcome to join you in Guam to experience the exciting
activities of the Conference, Island, and special companion tours at no
cost. In addition
to Conference events, you and your companion will enjoy delicious meals
and informative tours of harbors and nearby attractions.
Annual Conference will include a visit to scenic Two Lovers
Point, entertainment by Inetnon Gef Pago Cultural Dance Group, a tour
of Angel Santos Latte Stone Park, and shopping at Chamorro
The Guam Marriott Resort
overlooking the Pacific Ocean, has state-of-the-art conference
facilities and all modern amenities including fine dining, a fitness
center, and pool. We'll be a short distance from sightseeing and
recreation opportunities. Enjoy APP's pre-negotiated discounted
room rates of just $145 per night for ocean view rooms including
complimentary Internet and parking.
Join us for the Welcome Dinner Reception
at the Latte of Freedom, a 65-foot tall, latte stone-shaped concrete
structure. The Latte of Freedom opened in 2010 after 35
years of planning. "Just as the Statue of Liberty lights
America's gateway of freedom and opportunity on its eastern shores,
this gift would be America's western beacon to those who yearned for
the promise of opportunity that is America," Guam Governor Bordallo
Both the Marshall Islands and Guam have annual Liberation Day celebrations
to commemorate freedom from Japan's occupation during World War
II. Our Annual Conference is scheduled to coincide with
Guam's festivities on July 21st. The Port Authority of Guam has
invited delegates and companions to join their staff and
families to watch the parade and enjoy lunch in a private area on port property. We will then depart via boat for tours of both commercial and recreational harbors followed by some cultural sightseeing. It should be a day to remember!
Under our Annual Conference theme "Pacific Blue Continent Connections," you'll hear from expert speakers including:
Executive Director of the Port of Longview, Washington
USA since 1988. Prior to joining the Port of
Longview in 1980, Ken worked as Operations Manager for Overseas
Shipping Company and Evergreen Line. Ken is a past AAPA
Chairman as well as President of the Columbia River Channel
Coalition, a multi-state coalition of ports and
industry that successfully deepened the Columbia River navigation
channel. He earned his BA from the University of Oregon
in Political Science and Latin American Studies and his
MBA from the University of Portland.
Ken and other expert speakers will cover timely Pacific Port issues:
- Port Security throughout the Pacific
- Modernizing Stevedore Operations
- Expanding Trade with a Changing China
- Investing in Port Infrastructure
- Managing Military Partnerships with Ports
- Navigating through Coal Exports/Imports
- Maximizing Renewable Energy Benefits
- Effective Commission/Board Governance
- Building Stronger Wharves
- Expanding & Updating Cruise Terminals
- Restructuring Taiwan Ports
- Adequate Port Insurance Coverage
- Deploying Successful Port Leadership
Thank you to Conference co-sponsors Moffatt & Nichol and Matson Navigation!
Click here for additional Annual Conference sponsorship opportunities.
Click here to register online! Register by May 15th to be entered into the gift card drawing!