Conference Schedule:

Sunday - July 14, 2019
5:15am – Depart hotel for Optional Golf Networking Outing at Wildwood Golf Course 
- Sponsored by Midstream Lighting
8:00am – Depart hotel for Optional Kayaking Outing
- Sponsored by Scappoose Bay Kayaking/Next Adventure
NOTE: Optional tour attendees will be back at the hotel no later than noon.
- Transportation to Sunday Outings is sponsored by Port of Long Beach
1:00-4:00pm - Conference Registration/Check-in at the hotel 
1:30-3:30pm - Executive Committee Meeting at the hotel (Boardroom)
6:00-6:30pm - Beer & Wine Bar and Networking
6:30-6:45pm - Welcome Remarks by Oregon Senator Betsy Johnson
6:45-8:00pm - Welcome Dinner, Beer & Wine Bar, and Entertainment by Acoustic Flash Mob, "Columbia County's Singalong Band", for everyone in the hotel courtyard
Meal sponsored by Port of Stockton
Entertainment sponsored by Port of Benton
- Bar sponsored by Port of Skagit

Monday - July 15, 2019
8:30am - Conference Registration
9:30am-2:00pm - Companions’ Tour: depart lobby for the International Rose Test Garden - Washington Park, Portland Japanese Garden, and lunch at Papa Haydn NW Restaurant
- Sponsored by Port of Nanaimo

9:00am - Welcome Ceremony (with Color Guard), Call to Order, and Self-Introductions 
9:30am - Plenary Session
10:00am - Plenary Session
10:45am - Networking & Refreshments Break - Sponsored by Pohnpei Port Authority
11:00am - Plenary Session
11:30am - Plenary Session
12:15pm - Luncheon for delegates in the hotel courtyard
1:15pm - Plenary Session
1:45pm - Plenary Session
2:15pm - Networking & Refreshments Break - Sponsored by Port of Umatilla
2:30pm - Plenary Session
3:00pm  - Plenary Session
3:30pm - Free Time and Dinner on your own

Tuesday - July 16, 2019

10:15am - Meet in Courtyard
10:30am - Depart Hotel for all day tour of Port District via Rail and Dinner Cruise advance reservations are required
- Bus Transportation sponsored by Yardi
- Beer & Wine Bar at Picnic Lunch sponsored by SSA Marine
- Rail Tour sponsored by P&W Railroad
- Dinner aboard the Willamette Star Yacht sponsored by Global Partners
- Beer & Wine Bar aboard the Willamette Star Yact sponsored by Columbia River Steamship Operators Association (CRSOA)

7:30pm - Return to Hotel

Wednesday - July 17, 2019
10:00am-3:00pm Companions’ Tour: depart lobby for Street Car ride to Powell’s Book Store,
Lan Su Chinese Garden, Voodoo Doughnuts, Shopping, and Lunch) 
- Sponsored by Port of Hueneme

9:00am - Open Forum (Member Ports' Reports)
10:15am - Networking & Refreshments Break Sponsored by Portland General Electric  
10:45am - Plenary Session
11:15am - Plenary Session
11:45am - Luncheon for delegates in hotel courtyard
12:45pm - Plenary Session
1:15pm - Plenary Session
1:45pm - Networking & Refreshments Break - Sponsored by Port of San Diego  
2:00pm - APP Full Board of Directors Meeting (one representative from each member port required)
3:00pm - Free Time

6:00pm - Delegates and Companions meet for Upcoming Events Preview and Door Prizes in the ballroom - Lady Washington Ship Model sponsored by Western Wood Preservers Institute
6:30pm - Beer & Wine Bar and Networking
7:00pm - Closing Dinner, Beer & Wine Bar, and Magic by Craig Martin entertainment for everyone in the hotel courtyard
Entertainment sponsored by Port of Pago Pago, American Samoa Department of Port Administration
Meal sponsored by Port of Columbia County
- Bar sponsored by Port of Redwood City

8:30pm - Conference adjourns


You'll hear from these expert speakers:
  • Senator Betsy Johnson, Oregon State Senate
  • Ken O’Hollaren, Marine Marketing Director, Port of Portland
  • Travis Black, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning, Port Infrastructure Development Program Team Lead, MARAD
  • Ross Dunning, Civil Engineer, Kennedy/Jenks
  • Captain Jeremy Smith, Captain of the Port, U.S.C.G. District 13
  • Kate Mickelson, Executive Director, Columbia River Steamship Operators’ Association
  • Lou Ann Bynum, Harbor Commission Vice President, Port of Long Beach
  • Byron Talbot, Regional Manager, Nordco – Shuttlewagon 
  • Eric Slocombe, Director of Engineering, Nordco – Shuttlewagon
  • Rory McBride, Global Sales, Midstream Lighting
  • Mike Peters, Chief Commercial Officer, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and
    Portland & Western Railroad
  • Frank Nichols, Portland District Regulatory Project Manager, USACE 
  • William Abadie, Seattle District Regulatory Branch Chief, USACE
  • Thomas Maddison, Seaport Manager, RMI Ports Authority 
  • Kristin Meira, Executive Director, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
  • Captain Jeremy Smith, Captain of the Port, U.S.C.G. District 13
  • Eric Slifka, President, CEO, and Director, Global Partners LP
  • Sarah Pautzke, Marine Scientist, Lynker Technologies