APP 2018 Fall Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar

 "Port PR: Optimizing Your
Communications Toolkit to
Better Engage Your Community"

Seattle Tacoma Airport

November 29, 2018
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Conference Center
Seattle, Washington 




Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM

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Seattle-Tacoma International
Airport Conference Center

17801 International Blvd, Room 6012M
Seattle, WA 98168 USA

Conference center rooms are located INSIDE the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, pre-security, on the mezzanine level at the south end of the airport, directly above checkpoint #1. There are stairs or elevators to the mezzanine level, and you will enter the reception area through double glass doors.

    Seattle Tacoma Airport Map  
Driving Directions

Validated Parking Information:
Park in General Parking (floors 3, 5-8 ONLY) at the South end of the Airport Garage near the yellow or green elevators (rows N-U). Walk across skybridge #1, between the yellow and green elevator banks, to the Main Terminal. Take the escalator or elevator up to the Ticketing Level. The stairs and elevator to the Mezzanine Level are directly behind the International ticketing counters. Enter the reception area through the double glass doors on the left.

Early Conference Registration Rates:

APP Members: $325
APP Non-Members: $525
Rates increase by $50
after November 23, 2018

Cancellations are accepted and fully refunded if made on or before November 16, 2018.

Substitutions in personnel are accepted until November 29, 2018. 

Please contact us with any questions.


Association of Pacific Ports

Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director
Brian Wright, Deputy Director
Kersten Green, Administrative Coordinator

P.O. Box 903
Clackamas, Oregon 97015 USA

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Please join us for a special seminar, "Port PR: Optimizing Your Communications Toolkit to Better Engage Your Community," on Thursday, November 29th at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Conference Center. 

Learn about:

  • Fine tuning your port's messages to effectively communicate with your community
  • Make news that works for you
  • Getting government to understand your port's priorities
  • Navigating the choppy waters of public opinion and controversial port projects
  • Much more!

You will also have plentiful time to learn what is new at other ports and to network with colleagues - all in beautiful Seattle, Washington!

The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m. -- right in the airport terminal conference center -- so you can easily fly in and out of Seattle that same day. 


Seminar Schedule:

9:00 AM Check-In, Contential Breakfast, Networking
Sponsored by Quinn Thomas

10:00 AM Seminar Overview and Self Introductions

10:15 AM Landing Your Port’s Values
Doug Badger, Managing Partner, Quinn Thomas &
Zach Knowling, Vice President, Quinn Thomas

10:45 AM  Open Forum - Audience Discussion

11:15 AM Networking & Refreshments Break

11:30 AM Advocating for the Working Waterfront
Greg Greenway, Executive Director, Seaport Industrial Association

12:00 PM Networking Lunch

 1:00 PM Connecting to Our Communities
Nick Demerice, Director of Public Affairs, Northwest Seaport Alliance
and Port of Tacoma

1:30 PM Leveraging Career Connected Learning to Build a Diverse Talent Pipeline for Port Related Industries
Whitney Moore, Coordinator, Youth Maritime Collaborative, Seattle Maritime Academy & 
Amberine Wilson, HR Outreach Program Manager, Port of Seattle 

2:15 PM Door Prizes & Announcements


Thank you to our seminar sponsor:


Additional sponsorships are available:
$1000 Breakfast Sponsorship
$2000 Lunch Sponsorship

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.