Skip to content

2008 AAPA Commissioners Seminar

April 16, 2008
Savannah, Georgia

The Special Seminar for Members of Port Authority Governing Boards and Commissions ("Commissioners Seminar") is a two-and-one-half day seminar which covers the latest issues in the port industry, port management, personal liability and ethics considerations, and planning. This comprehensive program explores the unique duties and responsibilities of governing board members and allows participants to share valuable information. Port directors are encouraged to accompany their commissioners to this seminar.

Timely Public Port Governing Board and Management Considerations

A lively, interactive opening session highlighting current topics.

An Update on Key Issues Impacting Ports

Up to the minute information on what's happening of importance to ports.

  • Kurt Nagle, AAPA

Predicting the Future – What Does It Portend for Your Port?

A look ahead at trends in trade, vessel design, port infrastructure and their impact on your port, as well as the impact of the Panama Canal expansion on trade routes.

Panama Canal Expansion

What will it mean to your port?  What plans are being made to take advantage of it?

Current Legal and Liability Issues for Ports and You, the Governing Board Member

What you should know as a Board Member about port legal issues and your personal exposure.

Board – Management Relations – A Critical Factor in Your Port’s Success

Hear from fellow Board Members and executive directors on how to make this critical relationship effective.

Private Equity and Public-Private Partnerships

A timely discussion of current trends, potential benefits and pitfalls and lessons learned.

  • David L. Alexander, Port Attorney, Port of Oakland
  • Jeffrey D. Holt,Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co