The Pacific Current November 24, 2015
Registration is open for our Winter Conference at our new location on the amazing Big Island in Hawaii! Be sure to register early to enter the drawing for an gift card. 
See below for details.
And read on for a wrap-up of our recent port funding seminar in San Francisco. 
Registration Opens for Winter Conference in Hawaii
Sponsorship Opportunities at Winter Conference
Wrapping Up APP's Port Funding Seminar
Upcoming APP Events
APP's 2016 Winter Conference 
January 13-15, 2016
Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Please join us in Hawaii for APP's 2016 Winter Conference. We couldn't be more excited for this year's new location, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, located on the incredible Big Island!

Don't miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and economic trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations on port industry and economic trends. Learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues -- all on the beautiful Big Island, Hawaii, a central location for APP members.

This year's conference will feature a proper Big Island welcome luau! Please join us on Wednesday evening for classic Polynesian entertainment featuring live music, traditional dances of the South Pacific, and a delectable selection of contemporary and Hawaiian food with a full open bar. The venue will be onsite at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. As we need to purchase the luau tickets in advance, RSVP is required.

We've secured a discounted room rate at the Marriott starting at just $189 plus tax. Your companion is welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals, a special companion tour with lunch on Friday, and golf or fishing on Wednesday morning (RSVP and extra fee required). Look for the link during online registration to reserve your hotel room. 

Early registration rates are only $595 for APP members if you sign up by December 12.

Register by Friday, December 4th to be entered into a drawing to win one of two Amazon $50 gift cards!

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 desired. 
We have the following sponsorship opportunities to choose from:

Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868. 
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APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
"Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and
Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes"

Monday, November 16, 2015
San Francisco Airport Waterfront Marriott
San Francisco, California USA
Our recent seminar in San Francisco, "Paying for Progress: Obtaining, Developing, and Managing Grants for Pacific Ports of All Sizes," was packed full of information on funding issues facing Pacific Ports. Attendees learned about funding opportunities and challenges, advanced grant writing strategies, and port finance options when grants aren't available

A special thanks to our sponsor, Port of Hueneme, all attendees, and our expert guest speakers:
  • John Hummer, Director of Northern California Gateway, MARAD
  • Jose Ometeotl, Consultant Willdan Financial Services
  • Andrew Ciocca, Vice President, Stern Brothers
  • Jeannie Beckett, Principal, The Beckett Group
  • Daniel Elroi, President & CEO, NorthSouth GIS LLC
  • Dona Toteva Lacayo, Business Development Manager, Port of Hueneme, California
Click here for PowerPoint presentations.

Click here for photos. 

Special thanks to our Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar sponsor:

Port of Hueneme
Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:  

January 13-16, 2016  HawaiiDOT
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort
Big Island, Hawaii

April/May 2016
Portland International Airport Conference CenterAPP Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
Portland, Oregon USA

July 10-13, 2016
103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California

Your 2015-16 APP Executive Committee:

Mary Anne Rooney, President - Port of Hueneme, California USA
Claire Poumele, First Vice President - American Samoa Port Authority
Elizabeth Blanchard, Second Vice President - Port of Stockton, California USA
Patrick Trapp, Third Vice President - Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
Tai-Hsin Lee, Past President - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.

Regional Representatives: 
Dick Dodge - Port of Redwood City, California USA
Doug Drummond - Port of Long Beach, California USA
Timothy Kernaghan - Port Authority of Guam
Bob Bagaason - Port of Longview, Washington USA
Robert Larson - Port of Benton, Washington USA
Representative - Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan

At-Large Representatives:
Kim B. Puzey - Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
Randa Coniglio - Port of San Diego, California USA

Contact APP:

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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