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2007 AAPA Annual Convention

September 30, 2007
Norfolk, VA

This week-long convention, hosted by the Virginia Port Authority, included technical and policy committee meetings, business sessions and social events allowing port professionals and others in the marine transportation industry to exchange views.


  • Committee Meetings as Called
  • Caucusus and Delegation Meetings
  • U.S. Legislative Policy Council Meeting
  • Executive Committee Meeting

The World Economy and the Shift of Manufacturing

  • Ted Fishman, Bestselling Author of How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World

Keynote Address

Growth in Ship Sizes - Where will it lead?

  • Dan Allen, Vice President, Moffatt and Nichol
  • John Vickerman, Principal, TranSystems

Freight Mobility

  • Rick Holcomb, General Counsel & Sr. VP Law and Regulatory Affairs, American Trucking Associations
  • Rick Gabrielson, Sr. Manager Import Transportation, Target Corporation
  • Jeff Heller, International Sales & Marketing, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Environmental Challenges from Cargo Growth

  • Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr., President & CEO, South Carolina State Ports Authority
  • Richard Steinke, Executive Director, Port of Long Beach
  • H. Thomas Kornegay, P.E., PPM®, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
  • R. Adm. Richard M. Larrabee (USCG-ret.), Director, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Port Sustainability

  • Aston A. Hinds, PMP, Environmental Affairs Manager, Port of Houston Authority
  • James Hunn, VP, Maritime Policy & Compliance, Carnival Corporation

Innovative Approaches to Port Challenges

Communications Awards
Rod Koon, Director, Communications, Port of Tacoma

Environmental Awards
Richard Wainio, Port Director & CEO, Tampa Port Authority

Information Technology Awards
Jim Nicoll, Manager, Systems, Halifax Port Authority

Facilities Engineering Awards
Deborah Keller, Director of Port Development, Port of New Orleans

Luncheon Program: Chairman's Address and Signing of MOU with Association of Canadian Port Authorities

  • Dominic J. Taddeo, PPM® , President & CEO, Montréal Port Authority