Conference Schedule:

July 13th Update: CLICK HERE to download a PDF program for the 104th Annual Conference!

Friday - July 14, 2017
Flights arrive late at night

Saturday & Sunday - July 15-16, 2017
Free Time

Bottled waters throughout the conference are sponsored by G.H.C. Reid & Company

Monday - July 17, 2017
6:00am Optional Networking Events in the morning (Choice of Deep Sea Fishing, Golfing, or Boat Tour of the Island) - These events are complimentary; however, as space is limited, advance reservations are required
Fishing Networking Outing sponsored by Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP

12:30-3:30pm - Conference Registration at the hotel
1:00-3:00pm - Executive Committee Meeting at the hotel
4:45-9:00pm - Welcome Dinner, Bar, and Entertainment for everyone at the Don't Drink the Water Restaurant Welcome Dinner sponsored by Port of Stockton

Tuesday - July 18, 2017
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast for everyone at Lee Auditorium
8:30am - Conference Registration
9:00am - Companions depart for tour and lunch Tour sponsored by Hamburg Sud
9:00am - Welcome Ceremony (Companions welcome)
10:15am - Plenary Sessions 
10:50am - Networking & Refreshments Break Break sponsored by Commonwealth Ports Authority
11:00am - Plenary Sessions
12:00-1:30pm - Luncheon for delegates 
1:30pm - APP Vision Statement / Facilitated Discussion
4:30pm - Free Time
5:00-9:00pm - Dinner and Bar for everyone at the Governor's House (tentative)

Wednesday - July 19, 2017
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast for everyone at Lee Auditorium
9:00am - Companions depart for tour (lunch will be with the delegates)
9:00am - Pleneary Sessions
10:45am - Networking & Refreshments Break
11:00am - Plenary Sessions
12:00pm - Delegates and Companions depart hotel to Luncheon and Fellowship at the Two Dollar Beach BBQ
Luncheon sponsored by McConnell Dowell
4:30pm - Free Time and Dinner on your own

Thursday - July 20, 2017
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast for everyone at Lee Auditorium
9:00am - Companions depart for tour (lunch and port/canneries tours will be with the delegates)
9:00am - Open Forum (Member Ports' Reports)
10:35am - Networking & Refreshments Break
10:45am - Plenary Session
12:00pm - Luncheon for everyone at Lee Auditorium Luncheon sponsored by Matson, Inc.
1:00pm - APP Full Board of Directors Meeting (one representative from each member port required)
1:30pm - Free Time
2:00pm - Delegates and Companions depart hotel for Tours of Port and Canneries
4:30pm - Delegates and Companions depart hotel for the Closing Dinner, Bar, Entertainment, Upcoming Events Preview, and Door Prizes at the Moana-o-Sina Restaurant
Closing Dinner, Bar, and Entertainment sponsored by PPG Consultants
Lady Washington Ship Model door prize sponsored by Western Wood Preservers Institute
9:00pm - Annual Conference Adjournment
10:00pm - Arrive at hotel

Friday - July 21, 2017
Flights depart in the evening 



  • Richard Mitchell, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
  • George Lerner, Director of Homeland Security, Port of Stockton, California
  • Greg Chu, General Manager, Matson South Pacific, Matson, Inc.
  • Rory McBride, Sales Manager, Liebherr Port Equipment
  • ‘Etikeni Samani, Risk & Compliance Manager, Ports Authority Tonga
  • Charles Stinnett, Managing Director, Majuro Stevedore & Terminal Co., Inc. (invited)
  • Joe Tiobech, Director, Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority (invited)
  • Honorable Aumua Amata Radewagen, Congresswoman (invited)
  • Captain Michael C. Long, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (invited)
  • Captain William R. Marhoffer, Incident Management & Preparation Advisor (invited)
  • Mr. Taotasi Archie Soliai, Chamber of Commerce Chairman (invited)
  • Ms. Isabel Hudson, Hamburg Sud Country Manager (invited)
  • Mr. David Vaeafe, Visitor's Bureau Director (invited)
  • Mr. Ameko Pato, ASEPA Director (invited)
  • Mr. William Sword, Pacific Energy Country Manager (invited)
  • More to be announced!