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News Release
FOR RELEASE - March 1, 2013
Contact: Aaron Ellis,
(703) 684-5700

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

AAPA Program To Focus On Port Technology Innovations, Challenges

May 14-16 seminar in Jacksonville, Fla., geared for port IT, legal & security professionals

The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 Port Technology Seminar and Vendor Gallery in Jacksonville, Fla., May 14-16, will not only showcase what’s new in high-tech port operations and management, but will also feature some of the more prickly challenges, such as thwarting cyber threats and governing use of fast-changing mechanical and digital technology.

“Today’s modern seaports incorporate all manner of fascinating new technology, equipment and applications to keep cargo and passengers moving safely and efficiently, and to ensure smooth operations,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and CEO. “However, nearly every innovation comes with challenges that must be addressed, policies that must be created, threats that must be overcome and lessons that need to be shared. This program will focus on many of the issues revolving around technological change and provide valuable ‘lessons learned’ from a host of industry experts across the IT spectrum.”

Session topics include titles such as, “IT Strategic Planning and Governance, Auditing & Controls,” “Mobility: Management, Apps & Policies,” “Cyber Security” and “Prognosticating the Future of IT Trends at Seaports.”

For more information about AAPA’s 2013 Port Technology Seminar and Vendor Gallery program and agenda, click here.  The program is being hosted by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).

WHO:   American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
WHAT:   Port Technology Seminar, hosted by the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
WHEN: Business programs run 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14; from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15; and from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 16.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
MEDIA: Credentialed journalists interested in covering the 2013 Port Technology Seminar and Vendor Gallery business agenda for media purposes are asked to contact Aaron Ellis,, to obtain a media pass.

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