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News Release
FOR RELEASE - May 28, 2009
Contact: Aaron Ellis,

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

AAPA's Port Security Seminar & Expo Set For July 22-24

Top Government, Port Security Professionals To Meet In Houston

In a world where economic, political and cultural differences mesh with concerns over terrorism and other criminal activities, security continues to be one of the highest priorities for the seaport industry.  Protecting the people and goods that move across our water borders is part of the essential function performed by government officials, sworn law enforcement officers and port security professionals who help safeguard our seaports.

To bring together these diverse experts in a forum packed with in-depth discussions, hands-on activities and the latest in regulatory updates, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) will hold its 13th Port Security Seminar and Exhibition, in Houston, Texas, July 22-24, 2009.  The seminar, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority, will also feature a day-long exhibition on July 23 to showcase the latest security trends, technologies and products in the seaport industry.

"Port security continues to be one of top concerns for our member ports, both here in the U.S. and throughout the hemisphere," said Kurt Nagle, AAPA's president and CEO.  "This seminar will bring together key government officials, port leaders, sworn officers, terminal operators and private-sector security experts to share their knowledge and discuss best industry practices with their colleagues."

More information about AAPA's 13th Port Security Seminar and Exposition is available at / (click on the "Programs & Events" tab) or by calling AAPA's Ed O'Connell at 703-684-5700.

WHO:American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
WHAT:13th AAPA Port Security Seminar & Exposition
WHEN:July 22-24, 2009 (Day 1, 8:30am - 5:00pm; Day 2, 8:45am - 5:15pm; Day 3, 8:30am-12:30pm, with optional afternoon NASA Johnson Space Center tour)
WHERE: The Westin Oaks, 5011 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056; tel: (713) 960-8100
MEDIA:Credentialed journalists interested in covering this conference for media purposes are asked to contact Aaron Ellis,, to obtain a media pass.

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