FOR RELEASE - August 27, 2008
Contact: Aaron Ellis, email@example.com
American Association of Port Authorities
Phone: (202) 792-4033
Serving as the convention's special guest speaker will be James Bradley, noted author of the New York Times' #1 best-seller, "Flags of Our Fathers," from which the Clint Eastwood-directed movie of the same name was released in late 2006. The title of Mr. Bradley's inspirational presentation is, "Doing the Impossible."
Kurt Nagle, AAPA's president and CEO, remarked that the location of this year's Port of Anchorage-hosted convention conjures up images of an urban oasis surrounded by rugged wilderness, bountiful wildlife, glacier-fed rivers and mesmerizing Native Alaskan culture.
"Convention participants," said Mr. Nagle, "are in for a true ‘Alaska experience' while taking part in a comprehensive business program with some of the seaport industry's top leaders discussing challenges ranging from port expansion, project financing and freight mobility, to new environmental and security measures at cruise ports."
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m., Mr. Nagle, together with AAPA's chairman of the board and chair-elect, will hold an informal media briefing in the convention center's 2nd floor K'enakatnu Executive Boardroom to discuss seaport industry issues and answer questions.
The convention will conclude with a members-only annual meeting and installation of new officers for the Association's upcoming year, including appointment of Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., as Chairman of the Board for 2008-2009.
Additional information about AAPA's 97th Annual Convention and Exhibition, including the business program agenda and media registration, is available at http://www.aapa2008.com/.
|WHO:||American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)|
|WHAT:||97th Annual Convention & Exhibition|
|WHEN: ||Sunday, Sept. 21 - Thursday, Sept. 25|
|WHERE: ||The new Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center in downtown Anchorage|
|MEDIA:||Register for media access to open meetings (Sept. 23-25) at http://www.aapa2008.com/ An informal media briefing will be held from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the K'enakatnu Executive Boardroom (2nd Fl. level)|