The Pacific Current June 25, 2014

Your $100 Early Registration discount ends today
for our 101st Annual Conference in Longview, Washington on July 20-23.

Click here to register now!

Our discounted hotel room block also ends soon, so book your room at the Red Lion as soon as possible.

Read on about Annual Conference speakers, sponsorships, and social activities.
Early Registration Ends Today for Annual Conference
Sponsorship Opportunities at Annual Conference
Companion Activities at Annual Conference
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APP's 101st Annual Conference
July 20-23, 2014
Hosted by Port of Longview, Washington USA
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
Kelso, Washington

Early registration ends at the end of the day today, June 25th for APP's 101st Annual Conference hosted by the Port of Longview at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center on July 20-23, 2014. Take action now by registering today.


Our discounted hotel room block also expires soon, so be sure to book your room now to guarantee your spot at this amazing event!

Learn from expert speakers about timely port issues and trends and enjoy plentiful networking time to learn what's new and build stronger partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues.
Be sure to register by the end of the today, June 25th to receive the $100 registration discount!

This year's conference features an array of outstanding guest speakers to inform and inspire you:
  • Peter Friedmann, Government Relations, Lindsay Hart, Washington, D.C.
  • Capt. Robert Loken, Director of Port Infrastructure Development, US DOT Maritime Administration
  • Anne Landstrom, Principal Advisor, Moffatt & Nichol
  • Paul Sorensen, Principal, BST Associates
  • Mike Hogan, Environmental Analyst, Port of Bellingham
  • Paul Sclafani, Technical Lead, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Tina Teed, Environmental Lead, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Brian Mannelly, Ports & Marine Senior Planner, AECOM
  • Jeannie Beckett, Principal, The Beckett Group
  • Dick Ford, Former Director of the Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center
  • Larry Patella, Executive Director, Western Dredging Association
  • Shannon Kinsella, Waterfront Director, Reid Middleton
  • Tyler Kimberley, President, IMCO Construction
  • Mark Rocha, Senior Projects Manager, IMCO Construction
  • Taiwan International Ports Corporation, LLC
  • Bernie Dumas, CEO, Nanaimo Port Authority (invited)
  • Bill Hanson, VP, US Business Development, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (invited)

In addition to informative presentations, the 101st Annual
Conference will also include tours of the Ports of Longview and St. Helens, a visit to amazing Mount St. Helens volcano, ceremonial festivities by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, golf at Three Rivers Golf Course, and a minor league baseball game with APP leaders throwing out the ceremonial first pitch! The trip to Mount St. Helens volcano will include special presentations to learn how the Columbia River region's maritime industry dealt with the aftermath of the eruption in 1980. Don't miss this unique opportunity!

Your companion is also welcome to join you in Washington to experience the exciting activities of the Conference, surrounding area, and special companion tours at no cost. Scroll down for more details!

The Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center in Kelso, Washington is located 40 miles north of Portland International Airport (PDX). Renting a car is recommended, but please contact APP staff if interested in shuttle service. It has excellent conference facilities and all modern amenities including 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 $85 per night including complimentary breakfast, internet and parking.

Book your flight to Portland now! 
We have special discount codes with United Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Please visit our online registration page below for more information.  
Click here to register online! Register by June 25th for the early registration discount.
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Get valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!


Act now to reserve one of these opportunities: 

$2,000   Dinner at Baseball Field for Delegates and Companions - 7/22
$1,500   Mount St. Helens Tour Transportation - 7/23
$1,500   Mount St. Helens Tour Lunch for Everyone  - 7/23
$1,500   Closing Dinner Bar for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$1,000   Luncheon at Hotel for Delegates - 7/22
$1,000   Baseball Game Transportation for Delegates and Companions - 7/22
$1,000   Tours of Port of Longview & Port of St. Helens - Transportation for Everyone - 7/21
$   750   Golf Networking Outing Transportation and Box Lunches - 7/20
$   750   Companion Tour to Zojo Coffee Roasters, Historic Walking Tour, and Lunch - 7/22
$   750   Afternoon Networking Break for Delegates - 7/22
$   500   Monday Dinner Entertainment for Delegates and Companions - 7/21


We would like to extend a special thank you to this year's host and sponsor, the Port of Longview!


  Thank you to our confirmed sponsors so far:

Closing Dinner for Everyone, 7/23 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF ST. HELENS
Welcome Reception Hors d'oeuvres for Everyone, 7/20 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF STOCKTON
Barbecue Lunch at Port of Longview for Everyone, 7/21 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF LONGVIEW

Baseball Tickets for Everyone, 7/22 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF LONGVIEW  

Welcome Reception Entertainment for Everyone, 7/20 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF REDWOOD CITY 

Morning Networking Break for Delegates, 7/21 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF HUENEME

Morning Networking Break for Delegates, 7/22 - SPONSORED BY PORT OF BENTON
Opening Ceremonial Festivities for Delegates, 7/21 - SPONSORED BY ALX TECHNOLOGY

Conference Bags, Mugs, Black Bears Autographed Baseballs - SPONSORED BY PORT OF LONGVIEW  


Our valued sponsors receive logos on the conference poster & in the conference program, recognition in all newsletters and conference mailings, and the option to include information or promotional items in conference bags and verbal recognition at the event being sponsored. Sponsorships of $1,000 receive a complimentary exhibitor table, if so desired. Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher receive a complimentary exhibitor table and/or podium time to speak to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.

Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868. 

  Your companion is welcome to join you at the APP Annual Conference for golf on Sunday morning (nominal green fee applies), wonderful meals throughout the conference, Monday's tours of the Port of Longview and Port of St. Helens with lunch, and Wednesday's tour of Mount St. Helens (all with APP delegates).

In addition to these events, we have planned free special companion tours just for them. Tuesday will feature a visit to Zojo Coffee Roasters for an up-close look at how coffee is produced and roasted, followed by a historical walking tour of downtown Longview featuring the Civic Circle, the famed Nutty Narrows squirrel bridge, and the restored Shay logging locomotive. Lunch will follow at the nearby Olde Creekside Cafe.

On Wednesday's trip to Mount St. Helens, during the delegate plenary session in the morning, companions will travel to the
Mount St. Helens Forest Learning Center to walk through a lifelike forest and experience the Eruption Chamber. Companions will learn about forest recovery, reforestation and conservation of forest resources.
Remember, each delegate is welcome to bring one companion at no additional charge!
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Mark your calendars for APP's Winter Conference, held at the amazing Kauai Marriott Resort on January 15-16, 2015.

Stay tuned for more details!


Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:  
JULY 20-23, 2014
APP 101st Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Longview
Longview, Washington USA  



JANUARY 15-16, 2015
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division

Kauai, Hawaii   



Kaohsiung Logo JULY 2015 
APP 102nd Annual Conference 
Hosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
HuenemeLogo JULY 2016
APP 103rd Annual Conference
ted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California USA



Your 2013-14 Association of Pacific Ports Executive Committee:  

President: Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington USA
First Vice President: Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Second Vice President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Third Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California USA
Past President: Richard "Dick" Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California USA

Regional Representatives:
Kuo-Ming Chang, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Susan Wise, Port of Long Beach, California USA
Shelly Gibson, Port Authority of Guam, Guam
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA

At Large Representative:



Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:


APP New Logo Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:  


Brian Wright, Operations Manager: 


Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant  


Telephone: 503.653.5868

Fax: 503.654.8259