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News Release
FOR RELEASE - September 10, 2014
Contact: Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director,
(703) 684-5700

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

AAPA Slates 2015 Calendar of Seminars & Conferences

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)—the trade association representing seaports throughout the Western Hemisphere—has slated 11 maritime industry programs for 2015, including its eighth annual Shifting International Trade Routes workshop in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 29-30; its annual Spring Conference in Washington, D.C., April 20-21; and its Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 4-8, being held in Miami, Fla., and hosted by PortMiami.

New for 2015, AAPA will feature two hot-button seminar topics that are trending in the seaport industry. First is its Maritime Economic Development Energy Projects Seminar, Feb. 24-25 in Pensacola, Fla., that will focus on the movement, storage, distribution and use of energy products, components and systems at ports. Second is its Cybersecurity Seminar, March 11-12 in Savannah, Ga., that will examine ways in which cyberspace security threats impact port operations and will address emerging cybersecurity issues, regulation of cybersecurity plans, and availability of government funds to deter and handle cyber incidents at ports.

For the balance of 2014, AAPA is also featuring its first-ever Energy & Environment Seminar, Sept. 16-18 in Chicago, Ill., and its 25th annual Marine Terminal Management Training program, Oct. 6-10 in Philadelphia, Pa., while the Port of Houston Authority will host AAPA’s 103rd Annual Convention and Expo, Nov. 9-13 in Houston, Tex.

The full schedule of AAPA’s 2015 programs can be accessed by clicking here, while the AAPA Annual Convention schedule can be accessed by clicking here.  

Program Title 2015 Dates  Location
Shifting International Trade Routes  Jan. 29-30  Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
 Tampa, FL

Cruise Seminar

 Feb. 10-12

 Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six
 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Maritime Economic Development
Energy Projects Seminar
 Feb. 24-25  Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
 Pensacola, FL
Cybersecurity Seminar  March 11-12  Andaz Savannah Hotel (a Hyatt property)
 Savannah, GA 
Port Administration and Legal Issues Seminar  April 7-9  New Orleans Marriott
 New Orleans, LA
AAPA Spring Conference  April 20-21  The Mayflower Renaissance Wash. DC Hotel
 Washington, D.C
Executive Management Conference  May 4-8  Rancho Bernardo
 San Diego, CA
Commissioners Seminar
 June 16-18  Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
 Halifax, NS, Canada
Port Security Seminar & Exhibition
 July 22-24

 The Westin Crystal City
 Arlington, VA

Marine Terminal Management
Training Program
 Sept. 14-18
 Hyatt Regency Long Beach
 Long Beach, CA 
104th Annual AAPA Convention
and Exposition

 Oct. 11-14

 Intercontinental Miami
 Miami, FL

Please include the above programs in your printed and on-line calendar of events.

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