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News Release
FOR RELEASE - November 26, 2008
Contact: Aaron Ellis,

American Association of Port Authorities
Phone: (202) 792-4033

AAPA Sets 2009 Education & Training Program Agenda

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has slated 15 maritime industry education and training programs for 2009, including its XVIII Annual Latin American Congress of Ports at Margarita Island, Venezuela, in late May or early June, and its 98th Annual Convention at Galveston, Texas, Oct. 25-29.  The full list, including specific program agendas, can be accessed by clicking on the "Programs & Events" tab at /.

Program Title

2009 Date


Shifting International Trade Routes
(co-hosted by the U.S. Maritime Administration)
Jan. 15-16Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel
Tampa, Fla.
Latin American and Caribbean Executive Management ConferenceFeb. 3-5Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel & Marina
Miami, Fla.
Cruise Seminar

Feb. 18-20

El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel
Mazatlán, México
Spring ConferenceMarch 23-24Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington, D.C.
Port Administration and Legal Issues SeminarApril 15-17Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Baltimore, Md.
Executive Management Conference May 4-8Saddlebrook Resort
Wesley Chapel (near Tampa), Fla.
Special Seminar for Members of Port Authority Governing Board and CommissionsMay 19-21Marriott Boston Long Wharf
Boston, Mass.
XVIII Latin American Congress of PortsTo Be AnnouncedMargarita Island, Venezuela
Port Operations, Safety and Information Technology Seminar June 10-12Renaissance Seattle Hotel
Seattle, Wash.
Public Relations Seminar June 23-25Detroit Marriott Renaissance Ctr.
Detroit, Mich.
Special Seminar for Public Port Authority Port Directors July 10-11To Be Announced
Port Security Seminar and Expo July 22-24The West Oaks
Houston, Texas
Marine Terminal Management Training Sept. 21-25Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
Long Beach, Calif.
AAPA 98th Annual ConventionOct. 25-29

The San Luis Resort
Galveston, Texas

Facilities Engineering Seminar & Expo Nov. 17-19Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC

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