APP 2015 Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar

"Port Politics: Finding Common Ground Between Ports and Surrounding Communities"

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          Thursday, May 28, 2015
                9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
            Portland, Oregon, USA


Thursday, May 28, 2015
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Portland Int'l Airport Conference Center
7200 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97218 USA

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Parking Information:
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Early Conference Registration Rates:

APP Members: $225
APP Non-Members: $325
Rates above are early registration rates
and increase by $50
after May 7, 2015.

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

Cancellations are accepted and
fully refunded if made on or
before May 21, 2015. 
Substitutions in personnel are accepted
until May 28, 2015.

Please contact us with any questions.

Nearby Hotel Options:

Hilton Gardin Inn: (503) 255-8600
Holiday Inn Express: (503) 251-9991
Aloft Portland Airport: (503) 200-5678
Hyatt Place: (503) 288-2808 


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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Please join us for a timely seminar on political issues facing Pacific ports. Find common ground with surrounding communities on vital economic growth as well as safety. Learn how to communicate your port’s benefits to communities during times of controversial projects. Find out the most effective avenues for your constituents’ voices to be heard. There will also be plentiful time to learn what's new at other ports and network with colleagues - all in beautiful Portland, Oregon!

The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. -- right in the airport terminal conference center -- so you can easily fly in and out of Portland that same day.

Seminar Schedule:

Guest Speakers:

  • Pat McCormick, Partner, AM:PM PR
  • Molly Harbarger, Reporter, the Oregonian
  • Dave Van Rensburg, Ports & Harbors Practice Leader, Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • John Horvick, Vice President & Political Director, DHM Research
  • Brooke Berglund, Community Affairs Tour & Outreach Mgr., Port of Portland
  • Todd Chase, Principal and Economist, FCS Group
  • Lise Glancy, Regional Government Relations Manager, Port of Portland
  • Keith Leavitt, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Portland


Available Sponsorships:
  • $250 Bronze
  • $500 Silver 
  • $1000 Gold

Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:  

  • Logos on the Seminar Poster & in the Seminar Program
  • Recognition in all newsletters and Seminar mailings prior to and after the Seminar
  • Option to include information or promotional items in Seminar bags and verbal recognition at the specific event being sponsored
  • Sponsorships of $1,000 and higher also receive podium time to speak to the attendees at the event being sponsored, if so desired.

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

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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