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At night, Norfolk shines with life. The prosperity generated by being the third busiest port on the East Coast is being directed toward revitalizing the city, making it even more attractive to inhabitants and visitors alike.


 
 

September 30th - October 4th

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AS OF 5:00 PM, EST, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, ON-LINE REGISTRATION WILL BE SHUT DOWN. YOU MUST REGISTER AT THE EVENT. NO PHONE, E-MAIL OR FAX RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Rooms are completely sold out at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel. The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel is located across the street and connected via an aerial walkway.There are some rooms available, but not for the entire length of the conference. Call direct (757) 622-6664. The Marriott Courtyard is completely sold out for all nights. The Tazewell Inn and Suites, about a third of a mile from the Convention does have rooms. Call direct at (757) 623-6200.

The Portsmouth Renaissance has rooms available on Monday and Tuesday. You can either take the ferry and walk to the Marriott, very manageable or you can drive-takes about 6 minutes. One half block from the Renaissance is the Glencoe Inn, (757) 397-8128.

Welcome to the official website of the 96th Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities! Here, you will find a schedule of business and social events that will make up the convention, details for the spouse/guest tours, and links to the registration and exhibits websites. You can also get a glimpse of the lovely and lively city of Norfolk, home of this year’s convention. Additional links to its attractions and those of surrounding cities have been provided for your pleasure.

The Virginia Port Authority is not overseeing the exhibits for the convention. Click on the "EXHIBTS" link to contact Yvonne Berry with the Journal of Commerce.

If you have questions regarding the convention, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call 1-800-446-8098. Our staff will be able to answer your questions.


   
 
     
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