APP 2016 Fall Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar

"Rail Transportation at Ports: Staying on Track for Safety, Efficiency, and Sustainability"

Hosted and Sponsored by

November 3, 2016
Portland, Oregon 



Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00 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:
Click here for more information on parking. If you drive, we'll validate your parking at PDX, compliments of the Port of Portland.

Early Conference Registration Rates:

APP Members: $275
APP Non-Members: $375
Rates above are early registration rates
and increase by $50 after October 6, 2016.

Cancellations are accepted and fully refunded if made on or before October 20, 2016.

Substitutions in personnel are accepted until November 3, 2016.

Please contact us with any questions.

Nearby Hotel Options:

Hilton Garden Inn: (503) 255-8600

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

We suggest visiting or for more options.


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 special seminar to learn about utilizing the most effective rail connections with Class 1 rail carriers, shortline regional railroads, project feasibility, safety/disaster preparedness, and how ports can better partner with railroad companies. 

You 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 9:00 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:

  • Johan Hellman, Executive Director, Government Affairs, BNSF Railway Company
  • Aaron Hunt, Director of Corporate Communications, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Phil Healy, Senior Transportation Planner at Port of Portland, Port of Portland
  • Kurt Reichelt, VP, Rail Program Manager, HDR
  • Chad Hawkins,  Hazmat Rail Coordinator, Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
  • Richard Price, Program Manager, Program Manager at EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC 
  • Fred Jacquot, Director of Port Development & Rail Operations Manager, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay



Thank you to our generous sponsors! 

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  HDR logo

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.