|The Pacific Current ||July 1, 2015|
The time is now
to register for our August 16-19 Annual Conference, hosted by Taiwan
International Ports Corporation in amazing Kaohsiung, Taiwan! Early
registration ends 7/10. Scroll down for more details.
In APP People news,
the Port of St. Helens is welcoming two new commissioners, the Port of
San Diego just named Randa Coniglio as its new President & CEO, and
longtime APP participant Ray Fosse passed away at 76. Read below for
EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS 7/10 FOR AUGUST 16-19 ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN TAIWAN
AUGUST 16-19, 2015
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
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.
Be sure to register by Friday, July 10th for early registration rates, saving $100!
Take home valuable information on timely port industry issues and
economic trends. There will be plentiful networking time to learn
what's new and build stronger partnerships with your Pacific port
Your companion is welcome to join you in Kaohsiung
to experience the unique splendor and hospitality of Taiwan. You and
your companion will enjoy tours of culturally-relevant and scenic
locations. APP delegates may bring one companion at no extra cost!
Our conference venue, the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
towers over Kaohsiung International Harbor offering breathtaking views,
state-of-the-art conference facilities, and plenty of nearby
attractions. For more information on visiting Taiwan, please visit the
websites for the Taiwan Tourism Board and the Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau.
Delegates and Companions will enjoy a tour of the Kao Ming
Container Terminal and a boat tour of the Port of Kaohsiung. Plentiful
networking opportunities also include a Welcome Reception and Dinner on
Sunday, tours of the Hongmaogang Cultural Park, Kaohsiung City, Buddha
Memorial Center, and a tour of Tainan City, including the Old Tait
& Co. Merchant House. Delegates will also enjoy the Opening
Ceremonies which include a native Taiwanese show.
Companions will have excursions to the Ten-Drum Cultural Creative Park
at the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery, and a special tour of the Kaohsiung
Rapid Transit Stations: Formosa Boulevard, Central Park, and Kaohsiung
Main Public Library. Please take the following actions to reserve your spot at APP's 102nd Annual Conference:
- Register online (Register by July 10 for early registration rates)
- Reserve your hotel room (see below for instructions)
- Book your flight: Make your travel arrangements to Kaohsiung. We recommend checking with a qualified travel agent.
Confirmed Guest Speakers:
- Dan Allen, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol
- Jim Pedersen, Principal Planner, Pedersen Planning Consultants
- Dallin Brooks, Executive Director, Western Wood Preservers Institute
- Feng-Ming Tsai, Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University
- Kazuyoshi Shimada, Director, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line
- Yoshinari Matsushima, Naha Port Authority, Japan
- Wang Zhi-Cheng, General Manager, Union-Tech Engineering Consultants Co.
- Shiau-Yun Lu, Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University
- Kai-Ming Yen, Senior Engineer, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
- Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
- Additional speakers to be announced!
- Port Planning and Engineering
- Cruise Terminals
- Asian Cruise Market
- Trends of Pacific Ports
- Challenges of Increasing Container ship Sizes
- Port Strategies for the Future of Terminal Development and Automation
- The Experience of Planning and Engineering of the 7th Container Center in Kaohsiung
- Taiwan Ports Import Eco Port Certification
- Green Energies and LNG-Powered Ships
- Redevelopment of Older Port Properties and Urban Planning
- Dynamic Development of Ports
- Much more!
Conference Venue Information:
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
266 Cheng-Kung 1st Rd.
Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan
reserve your room at the discounted conference room rate, please
download the PDF Room Reservation Form found on the event website and
follow instructions to email as an attachment to the hotel.
The hotel is only a 20-minute taxi ride from the Kaohsiung International Airport.
Discounted Room Rates & Options:
pre-negotiated room rates start at only NT$3100 (approximately $100 US
Dollars). Choices range from single-occupancy king to family-occupancy
doubles. Your room fee includes complimentary breakfasts,
welcome drink and fruit, free internet service, use of health club
facilities (gym, pool, and sauna), and free parking. Click here to visit the hotel's website.
Golf Networking Outing:
You are invited to attend an optional golf networking outing on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the amazing Hsin Yi Golf Club. This year's golf is complimentary, courtesy of TIPC!
will gather at 5:30 a.m. Space is limited so be sure to register
early! Golfers will receive 18 holes of golf, club rental, golf
cart, and a meal. Golfing is restricted to conference delegates
and their companions.
Conference Registration Rates:APP Members: $695*APP Non-Members: $895*
*Rates above are Early Registration Rates and increase by $100 after July 10, 2015. Register today!
Get valuable exposure for your business or port and simultaneously help support APP programs!
- Platinum - $4,000
- Gold - $3,000
- Silver - $2,000
- Bronze - $1,000
- Copper - $500
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
- Option to include information or promotional items in Conference bags and verbal recognition at the Conference
- Podium time, if desired (for Silver level and above).
Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.
Special thanks to our 102nd Annual Conference Sponsors:
PORT OF SAN DIEGO APPOINTS RANDA CONIGLIO AS
The Board of Commissioners for the San Diego Unified Port District
recently appointed Randa Coniglio as its new President and CEO at its
June 11th meeting. Coniglio was selected as the top candidate after a
rigorous nationwide executive search that began last December. The
appointment made her the first woman CEO in the Port's 52-year history.
Coniglio speaking at APP's recent land use seminar
Coniglio previously served as the Port's
Executive Vice President of Operations, overseeing the departments of
Real Estate, Maritime, Environmental and Land Use Management, Strategy
and Business Development, Government and Community Relations, and
Marketing and Communications.
Coniglio was hired in 2000 by the
Port District after a 13-year private sector career in real estate
development and real estate portfolio management. During her tenure at
the Port, she has been promoted six times, having started in the Real
Estate Department as a Senior Asset Manager.
"Randa is a
focused, diligent and highly creative leader who consistently delivers
strong outcomes," explained Port Chairman Dan Malcolm. "This, combined
with her track record in gaining the trust of stakeholders, achieving
consensus and maintaining long-term, mutually beneficial relationships
truly set her apart as the best candidate for this position."
Congratulations, Randa and the Port of San Diego!
NEW COMMISSIONERS ELECTED AT PORT OF ST. HELENS
In Oregon's May special election, voters elected two new commissioners at the Port of St. Helens, along with re-electing incumbent Mike Avent, to fill out the five-member board with Chris Iverson and Terry Luttrell.
candidates ran for the three open positions. Newcomers Paulette
Lichatowich and Larry Ericksen will be sworn in on July 8th.
Lichatowich served on the Columbia County Planning Commission for eight years and has a background in research consulting and nonprofit work. Ericksen runs a photography studio in nearby Scappoose.
Lichatowich and Ericksen replaced longtime commissioners Colleen DeShazer and Robert Keyser, who served for 16 and 11 years, respectively.
Commissioners Avent, Lichatowich, Ericksen! Thanks for your many years
of dedicated service, Commissioners DeShazer and Keyser.
HUENEME'S RAY FOSSE PASSES AWAY
Ray reading his poem at APP's
100th Anniversary Gala.
Fosse, who served for 20 years as a commissioner for the Oxnard Harbor
District and was a longtime APP participant and Executive Committee
member, passed away on April 16. He was 76.
served as APP President in 2000-2001 and will always be remembered for
his sense of humor, including his legendary poems at the conclusion of
to read more on Ray's life in the spring issue of the Port of Hueneme's e-newsletter, Dock Talk.
Thanks, Ray, for your long and faithful port service and active APP involvement. You'll be missed!
CALENDAR: UPCOMING APP EVENTS
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
August 16-19, 2015
102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
APP Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
Seattle, Washington USAJanuary 13-16, 2016
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
Big Island, Hawaii
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