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News Release
FOR RELEASE - September 15, 2015
Contact: Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director,
(703) 684-5700

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

AAPA Announces 2016 Calendar of Seminars & Conferences

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
Tampa, FL
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
Washington, DC

Cargo Optimization Seminar June 7-8

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Jersey City, NJ

Port Security and IT Seminar and Exposition July 20-22

The Westin Crystal City
Arlington, VA

Energy and Environment Seminar Sept. 14-15

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Vancouver, BC, Canada

105th Annual AAPA Convention and Exposition Oct. 23-27

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA

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

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