"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


Please join us for a 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 heard. 


There will also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues - all in beautiful Portland, Oregon!


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Guest Speakers:
  • Pat McCormick, Partner, AM:PM PR
  • John Horvick, Vice President & Political Director, DHM Research
  • Dave Van Rensburg, Ports & Harbors Practice Leader,
    Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Molly Harbarger, Reporter, the Oregonian
  • Brooke Berglund, Community Affairs Tour & Outreach Manager,
    Port of Portland
  • Todd Chase, Principal and Economist, FCS Group
  • Lise Glancy, Regional Government Relations Manager,
    Port of Portland (invited)
Additional speakers to be announced!
The seminar takes place right inside the PDX Airport Conference Center -
so you can fly in and out the same day.

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.

Public Transportation Information:
Much of Portland, including downtown, is accessible from the airport via the MAX light rail network. Please visit

Who Should Attend:

  • Port Commissioners
  • Port Community/Public/Government Relations, Planning,
    Administrative Staff
  • Port-related Businesses

    Early Registration Rates:

    APP Member: $225, Non-Member: $325

    Early registration ends May 7, 2015!
    After May 7, registration rates increase by $50.


    Available Sponsorships:
    • $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
    • Sponsorships 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:
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    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

    Regional Representatives:

    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

    Telephone: 503.653.5868
    Fax: 503.654.8259


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