The theme of this year's Executive Management Conference is Leading Your Seaport to Prosperity. The challenges facing port leaders today-including the economic downturn, trade fluctuations, enhanced security, and competing stakeholder interests-call for a new level of leadership capability. Not only do port leaders need to think more strategically about the challenges they face to identify innovative solutions, they also need to be resilient in coping with and leading change.
AAPA's Executive Management Conference, offered since 1969, is designed to address timely port leadership issues and trends. Byron Hanke, PPM®, retired Executive Director of the Port of Vancouver, USA, has brought together a host of experienced port executive directors, senior line department managers, and other maritime industry professionals to share the essentials of port leadership and management. Discover solutions to today's most pressing port challenges!
Session Topics Include:
- Strategic leadership: a model for ports in times of economic crisis
- Planning for future transportation realities
- A port's institutional setting and the implications for port managers
- Port development and operational strategies in a changing world
- Port leadership in the new normalcy
05/04/2009 Welcoming Remarks/Orientation
Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
Byron Hanke, PPM®, Conference Coordinator
Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
05/04/2009 Port Management – Part One
A Review of the Port’s Institutional Setting & the Implications for Port Managers