|The Pacific Current ||May 21, 2014|
You aren't too late to qualify for the Early Bird Registration Drawing! Everyone that registers by the end of today is entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon gift cards! Scroll down for details about Annual Conference speakers, subjects, sponsors, and social activities for our exciting Annual Conference in Washington on
July 20-23, 2014.
Read on about Ron Coale's life, our newest APP associate member, and more!
REGISTER TODAY FOR APP'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
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.
APP's 101st Annual Conference
July 20-23, 2014
Hosted by Port of Longview, Washington USA
Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center
There is still time to be entered into the Amazon gift card drawing for APP's exciting 101st Annual Conference at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, hosted by the Port of Longview, Washington USA.
"Early Bird" registrations are being accepted through the end of today, May 21st,
and will be automatically entered for a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon.com gift cards!Click here to register online now!
Your companion is also welcome to join you in Washington to
experience the exciting activities of the Conference, surrounding area,
and a special companion tour at no cost.
Here are three examples of confirmed outstanding guest speakers:
Anne Landstrom, Commercial Group Principal Advisor, Moffatt & Nichol
brings over 30 years of direct experience as a senior manager in
logistics and inland transportation capability. She retains extensive
experience in supply chain planning and management, intermodal and
trans-load logistics, ocean transportation, international freight
forwarding, customs brokerage, trade consulting, as well as all aspects
of logistics and cargo goods movement. Her previous experience in the
ocean transportation and logistics industry for Hapag-Lloyd, APL, UPS
Supply Chain Solutions and DHL included working extensively with retail
and consumer goods importers; exporters of agricultural cargo and
forest products; refrigerated perishable product exporters and
importers; solving transportation and supply chain cost issues
throughout North America. Over the past six years Anne has worked as a
consultant, currently at Moffatt & Nichol, working on projects
involving market and economic feasibility studies to support investment
in transportation infrastructure and logistics related industrial real
estate. These projects involve analyzing cargo goods movement for both
seaports and hinterland cargo markets in the U.S. Northeast, Southeast,
Midwest and California as well as in Mexico. She currently plays a lead
role in Moffatt & Nichol's development and provision of specialized
logistics related analysis.
Paul Sorensen, Principal, BST Associates
Sorensen is a principal with BST Associates, which was founded in 1986
as an economic research and strategic planning group that specializes
in economic and financial evaluations of port and transportation
projects. Paul focuses on market research, strategic planning, demand
forecasting, benefit/cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis,
economic impact assessment, life cycle cost analysis, financial
planning (including bond feasibility studies), rate/tariff assessments,
sensitivity analysis, and project risk assessment.
Mike Hogan, Environmental Analyst, Port of Bellingham
Mike is an Environmental Analyst/Government Relations Specialist at the Port of
who has helped develop plans for a 227-acre redevelopment project on
Bellingham's central waterfront as a member of the Port's waterfront
redevelopment team. Mike studied chemistry and political science at the
University of Utah and received a Masters in Public Health at the
University of California at Berkeley. Hogan has been working on
legislative affairs, environmental cleanup, contaminated property
redevelopment, and salmon restoration projects since starting at the
Port in 2004.
These and other expert speakers will cover timely Pacific port issues:
- Effective Port Leadership Solutions
- Keeping Ports Safe and Secure
- Managing Energy Projects at Pacific Ports
- Expanding Exports at Ports of All Sizes
- Smart Infrastructure Investments
- Waterfront Redevelopment Challenges and Opportunities
- Cruise Terminal Upgrades
- Modernizing Recreational Harbors
- Mount St. Helens Eruption and its Effect on Columbia River Commerce
- Much more!
addition to informative presentations, the 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!
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.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Get valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!
Act now to reserve one of these opportunities:
$2,500 Closing Dinner for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$2,000 Welcome Reception Hors d'oeuvres for Everyone - 7/20
$2,000 Monday Dinner Banquet for Delegates and Companions - 7/21
$2,000 Dinner at Baseball Field for Delegates and Companions - 7/22
$1,500 Mount St. Helens Tour Transportation for Delegates and Companions - 7/23
$1,500 Mount St. Helens Tour Lunch for Delegates and Companions - 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, Activities, and Lunch - 7/22
$ 750 Morning Networking Break for Delegates - 7/21
$ 750 Morning Networking Break for Delegates - 7/22
$ 750 Afternoon Networking Break for Delegates - 7/22
$ 500 Opening Ceremonial Festivities for Delegates - 7/21
$ 500 Welcome Reception Entertainment for Delegates and Companions - 7/20
$ 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:
Thank you, Port of Longview, for your generous sponsorship of:
Barbecue Lunch for Delegates and Companions at the Port - 7/21
Baseball Tickets for Delegates and Companions - 7/22
Conference Bags, Conference Mugs, and Cowlitz Black Bears Autographed Baseballs
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.
|STOCKTON'S RON COALE PASSES AWAY|
Longtime Port of Stockton, California USA
Commissioner and APP Life Member Ron Coale
passed away on April 17, 2014 at the age of 81. He was appointed by the
Stockton City Council to the Stockton Port District Board of Port
Commissioners in 1991 and served proudly in that position until March
2013. Ron served as Chairman of the Stockton Port Commission in 1995,
2000 and 2008. He played an active role in securing Rough and Ready
Island from the United States Navy in 2000, allowing the Port of
Stockton to become the third largest port and the largest inland port
in terms of acreage in California, as well as being the second busiest
inland port on the west coast.Click here
to read more about Ron's life in the Stockton Record. We appreciate Ron's long and faithful years of port service and active involvement in APP. He'll be missed!
|NEW APP ASSOCIATE MEMBER|
|We're excited to announce APP's new Associate Member: IMCO General Construction, Inc.|
A family corporation established in 1978,
IMCO is a heavy civil general contractor offering construction services
in the energy/industrial, marine infrastructure, transportation and
water/wastewater market sectors. They have the ability to self-perform
generally 80% of the work on projects and cater to both public and
private sector clients. It was founded on the principles of hard work, quality, and commitment.
For more information, please visit www.imcoconstruction.com
Welcome to APP, IMCO General Construction!
|HAWAII VENUE CONFIRMED FOR 2015|
Our Winter Conference will be held at the Kauai Marriott Resort on January 15-16, 2015. Be sure to mark your calendars!
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JULY 20-23, 2014
APP 101st Annual ConferenceHosted by Port of LongviewLongview, Washington USA
JANUARY 15-16, 2015
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted 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
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:
Richard Wilson, Port of Anchorage, Alaska USA
Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:
Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:
Brian Wright, Operations Manager:
Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant