APP FLY-IN, FLY-OUT SEMINAR
"Port Politics: Finding Common Ground Between
Ports and Surrounding Communities"
Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA
It's not too late to join us for
APP's timely seminar on political issues facing Pacific ports. Find
common ground with surrounding communities on vital economic growth as
well as safety. Learn how to effectively communicate your port's
benefits to communities during times of controversial projects. Find
out the most effective avenues for your constituents' voices to be
There will also
be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with
colleagues - all in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
Who Should Attend:
- Port Commissioners
- Port Community/Public/Government Relations, Planning, and Administrative Staff
- Port-related Businesses
- Pat McCormick, Partner, AM:PM PR -
Discussing effective listening, messaging, and the rapidly changing
communications channels connecting ports and the communities they serve
- John Horvick, Vice President & Political Director, DHM Research - Discussing voter attitudes on port issues and how to develop methods for navigating hot topics
- Dave Van Rensburg, Ports & Harbors Practice Leader,
Hatch Mott MacDonald - Finding common ground between ports, communities, and government entities from an engineering firm's perspective
- Molly Harbarger, Reporter, the Oregonian - Discussing how a newsroom works, how port stories are chosen, and an overview of good and bad source relationships
- Brooke Berglund, Community Affairs Tour & Outreach Manager, Port of Portland - Discussing outreach and communication from a port's perspective
- Todd Chase, Principal and Economist, FCS Group - Discussing the economic benefits of Pacific ports in terms that the public and decision-makers can understand
Share with others:
Know someone else who'd like to go? Perhaps a community or government relations staff member at your port? Forward this invitation to a colleague!
The seminar takes place right inside the PDX Airport Conference Center -
so you can fly in and out the same day. If you're driving, the Port of Portland will validate your parking.
Continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and networking opportunities with Pacific port colleagues are included.
Located on PDX's main terminal
mezzanine level above the Oregon Market, the Conference Center is
easily accessible from all airline gates. Look for the stairs by the
clock tower.Parking Information:Click here
for more information on parking. If you're driving, the Port of Portland will validate your parking.
Public Transportation Information:
Much of Portland, including downtown, is accessible from the airport via the MAX light rail network. Please visit www.TriMet.org
Who Should Attend:
Port Community/Public/Government Relations, Planning,
and Administrative Staff
APP Member: $275, Non-Member: $375
- $250 Bronze
- $500 Silver
- $1000 Gold
Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:
- Logos on the Seminar Poster & in the Seminar Program
- Recognition in all newsletters and Seminar mailings prior to and after the Seminar
- Option to include information or promotional items in Seminar bags and verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
of $1,000 and higher also receive 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.
Special Thanks to our Seminar Sponsors:
Save the dates for APP's Annual Conference in Taiwan
Please join us for APP's 102nd Annual Conference in beautiful
Kaohsiung, Taiwan hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation at
the amazing Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
on August 16-19, 2015.
Online registration will begin following the May 28th seminar!
home valuable information that will benefit your port or business.
There will be plentiful networking time to learn what's new and build
stronger partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues. Your companion
is welcome to join you in Kaohsiung to experience the unique splendor
and hospitality of Taiwan. In addition to Conference events, you and
your companion will enjoy tours of culturally-relevant and scenic
conference venue, the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, towers over Kaohsiung
International Harbor offering a breathtaking view, state-of-the-art
conference facilities, and plenty of nearby attractions.
Stay tuned to www.PacificPorts.org for updated information on registration, travel information, guest speakers, and more.
|Your APP 2014-15 Executive Committee: |
President: Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
First Vice President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Second Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California USA
Third Vice President: Claire Poumele, American Samoa Dept. of Port Administration, American Samoa
Past President: Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington USA
Kuo-Ming Chang, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan
Dick Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California USA
Tracy Egoscue, Port of Long Beach, California USA
Timothy Kernaghan, Port Authority of Guam, Guam
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
At Large Representative:
Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon 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