|The Pacific Current ||December 23, 2014|
Happy Holidays from the Association of Pacific Ports!
Register today for our January 14-16, 2015 Winter Conference at the amazing Kauai Marriott Resort!
below for more Conference details including the full lineup of guest
speakers, networking activities, companion activities, sponsorship
opportunities and more! Also read on for news on Nanaimo Port
|FULL SPEAKER LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR|
WINTER CONFERENCE IN HAWAII
APP's 2015 Winter Conference
January 14-16, 2015
Kauai Marriott Resort
miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and
economic trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with
informative presentations. Hear firsthand perspectives from key port
industry leaders, learn what's new at other ports, and network with
colleagues -- all on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, a central
location for APP members. This year's conference has been extended into
a three-day event!
Once again, this year's conference will be held at the amazing Marriott Kauai Resort, an oceanfront retreat situated on a relaxing cove.
We have secured a discounted room rate for conference attendees, which
includes free parking, internet, and complimentary airport shuttle
service. You'll find additional information and the hotel room
block link on our conference event page (link above).
Here are four more examples of outstanding confirmed speakers:
Crescent Moegling, Northwest & Pacific Islands Navigation Manager,
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Based out of Seattle, Washington, Crescent's NOAA region includes Washington, Oregon and the Pacific Islands. She has
worked supporting NOAA's charting mission since 1998. Her career began
as a field hydrographer aboard the NOAA Ship Whiting. She later managed
hydrographic survey contracts and data archive at headquarters, then
later led a team of physical scientists at the Pacific Hydrographic
Branch. Her expertise in all aspects of nautical chartings brings a
unique technical perspective to stakeholders in her region. Crescent
holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from University of Maryland
College Park, a Master's Certificate in Project Management from George
Washington University and is a 2006 Graduate of the Center for Creative
Leadership's Leadership Development Program. Crescent will discuss important progress and changes in NOAA's navigation work relating to ports.
Jeet Manhas, Chairman, Board of Directors,
Nanaimo Port Authority, British Columbia, Canada
has served as a Director of the Nanaimo Port Authority since 2010. In
addition to being a prominent Nanaimo businessman, a former Nanaimo
City Councillor and a former Director of the Regional District of
Nanaimo, Chairman Manhas also sits on the Board of the Vancouver Island
University Foundation and is a Past President of the Oceanside Rotary
Club. Jeet will discuss NPA's efforts to increase container business and improve its maritime infrastructure.
Eric Winters, Rail Group Manager,
T.Y. Lin International
Eric has more than 20 years of experience in program management,
project management, design and the construction of railroad and civil
engineering projects involving mainline, siding, yards and industry
tracks including bulk loading/unloading and intermodal facilities.
Along with his private and public engineering background, Eric also has
special expertise in CADD drafting, plan set preparation, and technical
and specification writing. He has excellent working relationships
with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), Union Pacific
Railroad (UPRR), San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), San
Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG), the Ports of Long
Beach, Portland, and Grays Harbor, and numerous other cities and
agencies in Oregon and Washington. Eric graduated from Oregon
State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil
Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of
California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho and has been a member of the
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA)
since 1997. Eric's presentation will focus on the future of rail infrastructure at ports.
Greg Wirtz, President,
Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada
In his role as CLIA-NWC president, Greg heads a Vancouver-based team
that undertakes government and industry relations on behalf of the
member cruise lines, and advances partnerships in communities involved
with cruise tourism development. He guides the development of economic
and environmental initiatives related to the cruise industry. He also
oversees passenger security operations for the cruise lines operating
in Vancouver. An industry veteran, Greg Wirtz brings more than 20
years experience in marketing, planning and trade development to
CLIA-NWC. Prior to joining the Association he led the marketing and
cruise operations for Port Metro Vancouver, Canada's largest cruise
home port. Greg will talk about how ports can increase cruise business and new trends in the industry.
These highlighted speakers will join the the following outstanding guests to educate Winter Conference attendees:
Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas, Commander, United States Coast Guard District Fourteen
--The Admiral will address current security challenges facing Pacific ports
Richard Price, Program Manager, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
will review lessons learned in Washington state regarding new
stormwater permitting and how this relates to upcoming regulations in
Jim Lyon, CEO, LYON Associates
--Jim will make an eye-opening presentation on sea level rise, its effect on island communities, and what's being done about it
Tom Spear, Owner & Partner, Schrader Co. Sales
--Tom will educate how ports can restore and protect existing wood, concrete and steel piles
Jim Reed, Principal, Cardno TEC
--Jim's presentation will focus on why and how ports should prioritize infrastructure investments
Eric Wareham, Aquatic and Government Relations Director, Western Wood Preservers Institute
will address new U.S. federal and state restrictions regarding the
usage of preserved wood and what this means for Pacific ports
Ken Schoolland, Associate Professor of Economics, Hawaii Pacific University (invited)
--Professor Schoolland will offer his controversial views on the Jones Act
Brigadier General Jeffrey Milhorn, Commanding General, Pacific Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (invited)
--The General will discuss key projects and partnership opportunities between the Corps and Pacific ports
addition to informative presentations, the Winter Conference will also
include an optional tour of Nawiliwili Harbor to see working port
facilities in action. Plentiful networking opportunities at this year's conference will also include optional golf at Kauai Lagoons (RSVP
and additional fees apply). Due to high demand, our chartered fishing
trip is already full! Please contact APP staff to be added to a waiting
list if interested.
At the conclusion of the conference, we will be giving away door prizes including a Lady Washington model replica!
This amazing natural wood model is a replica of the ship that became
the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North
America in 1788. The door prize has been generously donated by the
will also enjoy warm weather and excellent meals. Your companion is
welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals and a special
companion tour with lunch on Friday. Scroll down for more
See you in Hawaii!
|SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN FOR WINTER CONFERENCE|
Promote your organization while helping support APP!
Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:
- Logos on the Conference Poster & in the Conference Program
- Recognition in all newsletters and Conference mailings prior to and after the Conference
- Verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
- Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher also receive podium time to say a few words to the attendees at the
event being sponsored, if so desired.
We have numerous fantastic sponsorship opportunities to choose from:
$3,000 - Welcome Reception, Dinner, and Bar for Everyone, 1/14 - Sponsored by Port of Stockton
$2,000 - Closing Dinner for Everyone, 1/16 - Sponsored by Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
$2,000 - Fishing Networking Outing, 1/14 - Sponsored by EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
$1,500 - Luncheon for Delegates, 1/15 - Sponsored by Lyon Associates
$1,500 - Luncheon for Delegates, 1/16 - Sponsored by Matson Navigation Company
$1,000 - Welcome Reception Entertainment for Everyone, 1/14
$1,000 - Closing Dinner Entertainment for Everyone, 1/16 - Sponsored by Port of Hueneme
$1,000 - Breakfast for Everyone, 1/15 - Sponsored by Port of St. Helens
$1,000 - Breakfast for Everyone, 1/16
$1,000 - Bar at Closing Dinner for Everyone, 1/16
$1,000 - Golf Networking Outing, 1/14
$ 750 - Companion Tour and Lunch, 1/16
$ 500 - Morning Networking Break & Refreshments for Delegates, 1/15 - Sponsored by Reid Middleton
$ 500 - Morning Networking Break & Refreshments for Delegates, 1/16
$ 500 - Afternoon Networking Break & Refreshments for Delegates, 1/16
Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.
A special thanks to our confirmed sponsors so far:
|OPTIONAL NETWORKING ACTIVITIES & COMPANION TOURS AT WINTER CONFERENCE|
In addition to the
informative and exciting activities that are scheduled for the January
14-16th Winter Conference at the Kauai Marriott Resort, delegates and
companions can enjoy other optional activities.
The chartered fishing trip is full (please contact APP staff to be
added to a waiting list if interested), but space remains for the
optional golf networking outing ($100 fee per player applies, RSVP
required) on Wednesday, January 14th. It will be held at the amazing
Kiele Course at Kauai Lagoons. The course sits in a secluded southwest
corner of the island of Kauai, conveniently located on-site at the
Marriott Resort. Once at the course, players will discover that the
famed Kiele has a sense of style uniquely its own. Its fairways weave
through mango and guava tree forests, along imposing ocean cliffs and
promontories high above the harbor, among some forty acres of fresh
water lagoons. It is said that when legendary golfer and architect Jack
Nicklaus first created the original Kiele Course in the late 1980s, the
terrain lent itself so well to his vision that he made but a single
change to his original design. In 2011, Jack Nicklaus was again called
upon, this time to redesign Kiele's back nine. Included in the redesign
is a new ocean hole that is now the centerpiece of what is the longest
stretch of continuous ocean holes of any course in Hawaii: four
fabulous holes providing over 1/2 mile of unobstructed oceanfront golf.
Click here for more information on Kauai Lagoons Golf Club.
Companions will have the option on Friday, January 16th of a special tour with lunch of the Kauai Museum. Located in a lava rock structure in Lihue,
the Kauai Museum features amazing collections from the artisans of
Kauai and Niihau (a small eastern island part of Kauai county).
Companions will learn about the geological formation of the Hawaiian
Islands, early Native Hawaiian life, Captain Cook's arrival on Kauai's
shores in Waimea and the
Hawaiian Monarchy. The museum also features galleries showcasing the
work of multi-cultural artists, sculptors and craftsmen.
Click here for more information on the Kauai Museum!
|APP PEOPLE: NANAIMO APPOINTS BOARD MEMBERS, PREPARES FOR HELICOPTER CHARTER SERVICES|
The Nanaimo Port Authority, British Columbia, Canada recently welcomed three new members of the Board of Directors: Donna Hais, Moira Jenkins, and Chris Badger.
Hais, a former Greater
Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce chairwoman, and Jenkins, a commercial
banker, have been appointed for three-year terms. Badger, recently
retired after serving as Chief Operating Officer at Port Metro
Vancouver, was appointed for two years.
In other news at NPA, a
helicopter charter service between NPA and Vancouver harbour is
expected to start in early 2015. Richmond, British Columbia-based
Helijet, which currently provides medical transportation services and
offers charters between Victoria, Vancouver International Airport, and
Vancouver Harbour, will begin service in Nanaimo once clearance comes
from Transport Canada.
Congratulations, Nanaimo Port Authority and new members of the Board!
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
JANUARY 14-16, 2015
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Kauai Marriott Resort
Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport (PDX) Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA
AUGUST 16-19, 2015
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California USA
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