FOR RELEASE - September 15, 2015
Contact: Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director, email@example.com
American Association of Port Authorities
Phone: (202) 792-4033
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)— the recognized and coordinated voice of seaports in the Americas—has slated eight maritime industry programs for 2016, including the popular Shifting International Trade Routes forum in Tampa, FL, Jan. 21-22; the association’s annual Spring Conference in Washington, DC, April 5-6; and its 105th Annual Convention and Exposition, Oct. 23-27, in New Orleans, LA, which is being hosted by the Port of New Orleans.
Two brand-new programs scheduled for 2016 will address timely topics relevant to seaports of all sizes and types. AAPA´s Infrastructure Development and Financing Seminar, March 9-10 in San Diego, CA, will help ports overcome the myriad challenges they face when undertaking facility enhancement or renovation projects. The Cargo Optimization Seminar, June 7-8 in Jersey City, NJ, will feature a dual-track program segmented by cargo type. One track will be for ports that specialize in handling containerized goods with a program titled Terminal Productivity and Congestion, focused on increasing the velocity of containers through a port. The other track will be for ports that specialize in handling non-containerized cargo, with a program titled Community Relations and Port Diversification, focused on obtaining broad community acceptance and approval for a port’s operations.
Further information about all of the 2016 AAPA education and training programs is now available on the AAPA website.
|Program Title||2016 Dates||Location|
|Shifting International Trade Routes||Jan. 21-22||Le Méridien Tampa
|Commissioners Seminar||Feb. 9-11||West Palm Beach Marriott
West Palm Beach, FL
|Infrastructure Development and Financing Seminar||March 9-10||Marriott San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, CA
|AAPA Spring Conference||April 5-6||
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
|Cargo Optimization Seminar||June 7-8||
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
|Port Security and IT Seminar and Exposition||July 20-22||
The Westin Crystal City
|Energy and Environment Seminar||Sept. 14-15||
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
|105th Annual AAPA Convention and Exposition||Oct. 23-27||
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Please include the above programs in your printed and on-line calendar of events.