APP               Association of Pacific Ports
15 Winter Conference
                     January 14-16, 2015
                    Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii


Thursday January 14, 2015
Friday January 16, 2015

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Marriott Kauai Resort
3610 Rice Street
Lihue, Hawaii 96766 
Phone: 800-220-2925  /  877-622-3140

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Hotel Sleeping Block


APP's room block expires on Monday, December 15, 2014 so please book your room early. To book your room after this date, please contact the hotel directly.  If you have any questions, please contact APP staff for assistance.

Hotel's cancellation policy: Cancellations within 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night's room and tax charges.



Ground Transportation:

If you wish to rent a car, we suggest you use a site such as Kayak to aid in your search. 

Free overnight parking is included with your room at the Marriott Resort (part of the resort fee) and there is also a complimentary airport shuttle. Please contact the hotel directly to arrange your shuttle pickup.

Feel free to contact APP Staff with any questions.

Deep Sea Fishing and Golf Networking Outings:


Association of Pacific Ports

Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director
Brian Wright
, Operations Manager
Kersten Green, Administrative Asst.

P.O. Box 903
Clackamas, Oregon 97015 USA

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Conference Information:


Please click on the links below to REGISTER for the Conference and to RESERVE your hotel room.

Don't miss this chance to discover more about timely port industry issues and economic trends. Incredible speakers will inform and inspire you with informative presentations. Hear firsthand perspectives from key port industry leaders, learn what's new at other ports, and network with colleagues -- all on the beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii. This year's conference has been extended to three days!

Your companion is welcome to join APP delegates at no extra cost for meals, a special companion tour with lunch on Friday, and golf or fishing on Wednesday morning (RSVP and extra fee required).

Our venue, the Marriott Kauai Resort, is an affordable ocean front retreat situated on a relaxing cove.

Register today!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Rear Admiral Cari B. Thomas, Commander, United States Coast Guard District Fourteen
  • Jeet Manhas, Chairman, Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Crescent Moegling, Northwest & Pacific Islands Navigation Manager, National Oceanic Atmospheric Adminstration
  • Richard Price, Program Manager, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
  • Jim Lyon, CEO, LYON Associates
  • Tom Spear, Owner & Partner, Schrader Co. Sales
  • Richard Tremaglio, Principal, Cardno
  • Eric Wareham, Aquatic and Government Relations Director, Western Wood Preservers Institute
  • Greg Wirtz, President, Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada
  • Eric Winters, Rail Group Manager, T.Y. Lin International
  • More to be announced!

Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
6:15 am - Optional Deep Sea Fishing & Networking Outing (RSVP & Extra Fee Required)
7:00 am - Optional Golf & Networking Outing (RSVP & Extra Fee Required)
12:30-4:30 pm - Conference Check-In/Registration (outside Puna Ballroom)
2:00-3:00 pm - Walking Tour to Nawil
iwili Harbor (Delegates & Companions)
4:00-6:00 pm - APP Executive Committee Meeting
6:30-8:00 pm - Welcome Reception, Dinner, Bar, and Entertainment (Delegates & Companions)

Thursday, January 15, 2015 
8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast in Puna Ballroom A&B (Delegates & Companions)
9:00-10:30 am - Plenary Sessions in Puna Ballroom C&D (Delegates)
10:30-10:45 am - Morning Networking Break
10:45-11:45 am - Plenary Sessions
12:00-1:15 pm - Lunch and Networking in Puna A&B (Delegates)
Free Time the remainder of the day (Delegates & Companions)
Dinner on your own

Friday, January 16, 2015
8:00-9:00 am - Breakfast in Puna Ballroom A&B (Delegates & Companions)
9:00-10:30 am - Open Forum/Port Reports in Puna Ballroom C&D (Delegates)                       
9:30 am - Companions depart for Tour and Lunch
10:30 - 10:45 am - Networking and Refreshments
10:45 - 11:45 am - Plenary Sessions
12:00-1:15 pm - Lunch and Networking in Puna Ballroom A&B (Delegates)
1:15-3:15 pm - Plenary Sessions in Puna Ballroom C&D
3:15 - 3:30 pm - Networking and Refreshments
3:30 pm - APP Full Board of Directors Meeting (at least one delegate from each port needs to attend)
4:30-6:00 pm - Free Time
6:30-8:00 pm - Dinner Buffet, Upcoming Events Preview, and Door Prizes in Puna Ballroom A&B (Delegates & Companions)
8:00 pm - Conference Adjourns


We accept credit card payments through PayPal! 
You may also pay by cash, check, or traveler's checks.

EARLY Conference Registration Rates:
Register by December 15, 2014 to receive these great rates!
Member Rate:  $495 USD
Non-Member Rate:  $695 USD
Rates increase by $100 on December 16, 2014



Cancellations are accepted and fully refunded if made on or before December 15, 2014. 
Substitutions in personnel are accepted until January 14, 2015.

Please contact us with any questions about this policy.


Exhibitor Tables:



Thank you to our sponsors:


Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:  

  • Logos on the Conference Poster & in the Conference Program
  • Recognition in all newsletters and Conference mailings prior to and after the Conference
  • Verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
  • Sponsorships of $1,500 and higher also receive podium time to say a few words to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.

We have numerous fantastic sponsorship opportunities to choose from:

  • $3,000 - Welcome Reception, Dinner, and Bar for Everyone - 1/14 - Sponsored by Port of Stockton 
  • $2,000 - Closing Dinner for Everyone - 1/16 - Sponsored by Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
  • $2,000 - Fishing Networking Outing - 1/14 - Sponsored by EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
  • $1,500 - Luncheon for Delegates - 1/15 - Sponsored by Lyon Associates 
  • $1,500 - Luncheon for Delegates - 1/16 - Sponsored by Matson Inc.
  • $1,000 - Welcome Reception Entertainment for Everyone - 1/14 - Sponsored by Port of Hueneme
  • $1,000 - Closing Dinner Entertainment for Everyone - 1/16
  • $1,000 - Breakfast for Everyone - 1/15 - Sponsored by Port of St. Helens 
  • $1,000 - Breakfast for Everyone - 1/16
  • $1,000 - Bar at Closing Dinner for Everyone - 1/16
  • $1,000 - Golf Networking Outing - 1/14
  • $   750 - Companion Tour and Lunch - 1/16                                                                                                        
  • $   500 - Morning Networking Break & Refreshments for Delegates - 1/15 - Sponsored by Reid Middleton
  • $   500 - Morning Networking Break & Refreshments for Delegates - 1/16 - Sponsored by ALX Technology 
  • $   500 - Afternoon Networking Break & Refreshments for Delegates - 1/16 
  • Ship Model of the Lady Washington Door Prize - Donated by Western Wood Preservers Institute

Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.