|The Pacific Current ||December 10, 2014|
Early registration rates end Monday, December 15th for our January 14-16, 2015 Winter Conference at the amazing Kauai Marriott Resort!
below for more details on newly announced Winter Conference guest
speakers including Admiral Cari B. Thomas of the U.S. Coast Guard,
networking activities, companion activities, sponsorships and
|COAST GUARD ADMIRAL THOMAS TO ADDRESS WINTER CONFERENCE ATTENDEES, EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY|
APP's 2015 Winter Conference
January 14-16, 2015
Kauai Marriott Resort
APP's 101st Annual Conference
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!
Early registration rates (saving you $100) end on Monday, January 15th. Register now!
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 examples of outstanding confirmed speakers:Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas, Commander
U.S. Coast Guard District Fourteen
Rear Admiral Thomas assumed duties as Commander, Fourteenth Coast Guard
District in May 2013. The area of responsibility spans over 12.2
million square miles and includes the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, American
Samoa and activities in Saipan, Singapore and Japan. This encompasses a
region nearly three times the size of the continental United States.
Prior to reporting District Fourteen, Rear Admiral Thomas was the
Assistant Commandant of Response Policy, where she oversaw the
development of Coast Guard response doctrine and policy guidance. As
part of these duties, she led or participated in U.S. delegations
negotiating treaties for Arctic search and rescue and oil spill
responses as well as overseeing a number of other international
agreements that encompassed fisheries enforcement in the Western and
Southern Pacific, oil spill responses in the Caribbean and Arctic and
counterdrug operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. A 1984
graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Thomas served
on cutters VIGOROUS, VALIANT, commanded MANITOU, and served extensively
in other operation assignments. Rear Admiral Thomas graduated with
distinction from the Naval War College with a Masters of Arts in
National Security and Strategic Studies, and has completed Harvard's
National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. She also holds a Master of
Science in Educational Leadership from Troy State University and a
Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Coast Guard
Academy. She is currently the Chair, Board of Directors of the Sea
Services Leadership Association and has served on other non-profit
boards as a member. Her awards include the Legion of Merit, five
Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, the
Department of State Superior Honor Award among many other personal,
unit and campaign awards. She earned permanent cutterman status in
1994. At the APP Winter Conference, the Admiral will address current security issues facing Pacific Ports. Richard Price, Program ManagerEA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
is a Professional Engineer with more than 25 years experience in
program management, storm water permit compliance, low impact and
sustainable design, environmental monitoring and training, stream and
wetland reinstatement, surface and subsurface computer modeling, site
remediation design, and irrigation system development. He has
experience in the complete progression of project development and
implementation. Richard has lived and worked in Nepal and the
former Soviet Union where, in addition to his environmental consulting
experience, he worked to construct irrigation systems and economically
and environmentally sustainable housing, water supply, and sanitation
facilities for refugees. Richard will give a presentation on the new stormwater permitting issues affecting Pacific ports. Tom Spear, Partner and Owner
Schrader Company Sales LLC
in the Seattle, Washington area, the Schrader Co represents
manufacturers of marine infrastructure systems for all of the Western
States including Alaska and of course Hawaii. From composite
piles, HDPE timbers, UHMW, complete fendering systems, to protection
and restoration systems, the Schrader Company works closely with
not only the engineering community that specialize in waterfront
practices, but also the general contractor community that build
their designs. Tom will speak specifically on the subject of the restoration and protection of existing wood, concrete or steel piles.Jim Lyon, CEO, LYON Associates
in 1961, LYON is a family-owned multi-discipline consultancy,
headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. LYON's work includes infrastructure
improvement projects, roads and highways, utilities, institutional
facilities and housing developments. LYON's eight international offices
provide a significant geographic reach, but our ongoing emphasis
remains serving the unique needs and conditions of island-based work.
LYON provides quality civil engineering planning and design services
for governmental, institutional, military, commercial and private
sector clients in Hawaii, the Pacific and worldwide. Recent projects
include large military housing subdivisions, maintenance facilities for
a rail system, port and airport improvements, reservoir feasibility
analyses, ADA improvements for bus stops and construction phase
services for large infrastructure projects. Jim will be discussing sea level rise in island communities.
In 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
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.
Attendees 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 information.
A special thanks to our confirmed sponsors so far:
|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
$ 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 Grove Farm Homestead and Sugar Plantation Museum. Sugar
cane was the chief agricultural industry on Kauai for over 150 years.
Providing one of the last authentic experiences of Kauai's sugar cane
heritage, Grove Farm continues today in its arrangement and operation
as it did as a developing center of a 19th century Hawaii sugar
plantation. Acquired in 1864 by George N. Wilcox, the son of missionary
teachers, Grove Farm is a beautifully preserved one hundred acre
homestead in the center of Lihue that includes the original plantation
main house, owner's cottage, guest cottage, old office, as well as
other resident and plantation workers' housing camp. The ongoing active
household and farm with its animals, gardens, banana patches and
pastures, maintain the same cleaning and agricultural schedules and
practices that were established in the 1870's. The tour will
cover the historic grounds, buildings, and the collections contained
within, as well as a historic photo collection, oral histories of
former plantation workers, ledgers of plantation workers and their pay
scales, a collection of Hawaiian artifacts, and much more.
Click here for more information on Grove Farm.
|THANKS TO RENEWING APP MEMBERS|
Thanks to the following members for recently renewing their APP membership dues!
Cardno TEC Inc.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Hugh Wood Inc.
Matson Navigation Company
Moffatt & Nichol
Pedersen Planning Consultants
Ropner Ins. Services, Ltd.
Saipan Shipping Company, Inc.
Schrader Co. Sales, LLC
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Truk Transportation Co.
Western Wood Preservers Institute
Port Alberni Port Authority
Port of Hueneme
Port of Long Beach
Port of Redwood City
Port of Richmond
Port of San Diego
Port of Skagit County
Port of Stockton
RMI Port Authority
Thanks for your continued support of APP!
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