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Spring Conference

March 20, 2006
Washington, D.C.

Travel to the U.S. capital and the historic Willard Inter-Continental Hotel for AAPA’s second-largest meeting of the year. This gathering of port professionals from throughout the hemisphere is held each year in Washington, DC, and features general sessions and workshops as well as committee and board meetings. Current trends in the maritime industry of relevance to all Western Hemisphere ports will be discussed. Special sessions on legislative issues and their impacts on ports are of particular interest to U.S. members. The annual “Washington People” reception and luncheon, anticipated for its outstanding speaker, brings together more than 300 legislators, federal agency staff, Congressional staffers, local maritime professionals, and AAPA members. This is the Association’s annual “thank you” luncheon for its Washington, DC, friends and affiliates.

Partnering on Infrastructure Development to Meet Hemispheric Growth

Rail Initiatives to Facilitate Goods Movement

Keynote Address on the Framework for a National Freight Policy

Annual “Washington People” Luncheon

  • The Honorable Susan M. Collins (R-ME), U.S. Senate, AAPA 2006 Port Person of the Year (to view transcript of speech click here.