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Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.

Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Kaohsiung, Taiwan ROC

 August 16-19, 2015


Sunday, August 16, 2015 -
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Association of Pacific Ports

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

P.O. Box 903
Clackamas, Oregon 97015 USA

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Topics and Speakers:

(Subject to change)


  • Susumu Naruse, Secretary General, International Association of Ports and Harbors
  • Kazuyoshi Shimada, Director, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line
  • Freddie Hsu, Director, Princess Cruises Taiwan
  • Wayne Liu, Deputy Director-General, Tourism Bureau, M.O.T.C.
  • Naokata Kano, Manager, Port of KOBE
  • Feng-Ming Tsai, Assistant Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University
  • Dr. Chin-Shan Lu, Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Jim Pedersen, Principal Planner, Pedersen Planning Consultants
  • Zhi-Cheng Wang, General Manager, Union-Tech Engineering Consultants Co.
  • Dan Allen, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol
  • Shiau-Yun Lu, Associate Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University
  • Kai-Ming Yen, Senior Engineer, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
  • Andy Jones, Industrial/Export Sales Manager, Conrad Forest Products/Representative, Western Wood Preservers Institute
  • Yu-Chuan Wang, Chief Engineer, Port of Kaohsiung
  • Felix Pangelinan, Deputy General Manager, Operations & Maintenance, Port Authority of Guam 


  • Challenges facing Global Ports
  • Asia Cruise Market (panel)
  • Developing Cruise Industry in Taiwan: Progress and Challenges
  • The Dynamics and Challenges in Container Shipping
  • Master Planning for Smaller Pacific Island Ports
  • Development Plan of the Seventh Container Terminal, Port of Kaohsiung
  • Current Trends in the Development of “Green” Ports
  • The EcoPorts Certification Process in Taiwan
  • The trends of the LNG powered vessels
  • Preserved Wood for Marine Use
  • Port Authority of Guam Modernization
  • Much more!

Conference Schedule:

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Breakfast Buffet is part of your hotel room rate and is available starting at 6:30 a.m. 
                      (43nd Floor, Harbor Restaurant)
5:30 a.m.      Optional Golf Networking Outing at Hsin Yi Golf Club
                      - Complimentary courtesy of TIPC
                      - RSVP required as space is limited (Delegates & Companions)
1:00-5 p.m.   Check In / Registration (15th Floor)
2:00 p.m.       Executive Committee Meeting (15th Floor Elite Room)   
6:00 p.m.       Welcome Reception, Dinner and Entertainment (Delegates & Companions
                      (9th Floor, Golden Treasure Hall)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Breakfast Buffet is part of your hotel room rate and is available starting at 6:30 a.m.
                      (43nd Floor, Harbor Restaurant)
8:50 a.m.       Companions depart for Companion Tour and Lunch:
                      Ten-Drum Cultural Park at Ciaotou Sugar Refinery
9:00 a.m.       Delegates Check In / Registration (9th Floor, Golden Phoenix Hall)
9:40 a.m.       Opening Ceremony and Festivities (Delegates) (9th Floor, Golden Phoenix Hall)
10:20 a.m.     Morning Networking Break and Refreshments (Delegates)      
10:40 a.m.     
Plenary Sessions: (Delegates) (9th Floor, Golden Phoenix Hall)
12:30 p.m.     Luncheon (Delegates) (10th Floor, Cantonese Jade Restaurant)
1:50 p.m.       Plenary Sessions: (Delegates) (15th Floor, Exhibition Hall)
2:30 p.m.       Companions Return to Hotel for Free Time 
2:30 p.m.       Free Time (Delegates)
port tour theme 3:00 p.m.       Tours of Port of Kaoshiung:  
                      Port Tour via TIPC Yacht,
                      Kao Ming Container Terminal,
                      and Hongmaogang Cultural Park
                      followed by Dinner at Hongmaogang
                      Revolving Restuarant 
                      (Delegates & Companions)
8:30 p.m.       Return to hotel 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Breakfast Buffet is part of your hotel room rate and is available starting at 6:30 a.m.
                      (43nd Floor, Harbor Restaurant)
8:50 a.m.       Companions depart for Companion Tour and Lunch: 
                      Tours of Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Stations: Formosa Boulevard, Central Park, 
                      and Kaohsiung Main Public Library

9:00 a.m.       
Plenary Sessions: (Delegates) (15th Floor, Exhibition Hall)
10:20 a.m.     
Morning Networking Break and Refreshments (Delegates)    
10:40 a.m.     Plenary Session: (Delegates)                      
12:00 p.m.     Luncheon (Delegates) (11th Floor, Pool Side Cafe)
1:30 p.m.       Plenary Sessions: (Delegates) (15th Floor, Exhibition Hall)
2:00 p.m.       Companions Return to Hotel for Free Time
2:30 p.m.       APP Full Board of Directors Meeting (at least one representative from 
                      each port to attend) (15th Floor, Exhibition Hall)
3:00 p.m.       Free Time
3:30 p.m.       Tours of Kaohsiung City: This will likely be either the Kaohsiung Museum of
                      History or Visiting Taiwan Yacht Manufacturing Company)
(Delegates & Companions)
                      (meet in hotel lobby)
6:00 p.m.       Return to Hotel for Free Time (Delegates & Companions)
6:30 p.m.       Dinner, Entertainment, and Upcoming Events Preview (9th Floor, Golden Treasure                           Hall) 
                      (Delegates & Companions)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Breakfast Buffet is part of your hotel room rate and is available starting at 6:30 a.m.
                      (43nd Floor, Harbor Restaurant)
8:30 a.m.       Gather in Lobby for a Taiwanese Historic Trading and Cultural Tour
                      in Kaohsiung and Tainan (Buddha Memorial Center, Anping Tree House,
                      Old Tait & Company Merchant House, Anping Old Street, and Chih Kan Tower)
                      including Lunch and Dinner (Delegates & Companions
8:30 p.m.       Return to Hotel and Conference Adjournment (Delegates & Companions)