Sunday, September 30
12:30 – 6:00 p.m. AAPA Registration Desk Open
Marriott Hotel – Third Floor
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception at Half Moon Cruise Terminal
"Welcome to Norfolk"

The City of Norfolk and the Virginia Port Authority welcome you to the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center. The Center overlooks the picturesque Hampton Roads waterfront. Enjoy food and beverages. Dress is casual.

Monday, October 1
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. AAPA Registration Desk Open
Marriott Hotel – Third Floor
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Committee Meetings as Called
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Regional Caucuses
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Caribbean Ports Delegation Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Latin American Ports Delegation Meeting
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Canadian Ports Delegation Meeting
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. U.S. Legislative Policy Council
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings as Called
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reception at Nauticus - The National Maritime Center
Join your host the Virginia Port Authority at Nauticus-The National Maritime Center. Nauticus is a spectacular maritime-themed science center featuring hands-on exhibits, interactive theaters, aquaria, and digital high-definition films. Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages.
Dress is business casual/casual.
Tuesday, October 2
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. AAPA Registration Desk Open
Marriott Hotel - Third Floor
7:30-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast -- Grand Opening of Exhibition
8:00-8:45 a.m. Resolutions Committee Meeting
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies - First Floor Ballroom

Kurt J. Nagle
American Association of Port AuthoritiesAlexandria, V

Jerry A. Bridges
Executive Director
Port Authority


Capt. Allen O. Domaas, PPM®
President and CEO
Fraser River Port Authority
New Westminster, BC
AAPA Chairman of the Board

J. Robert Bray, PPM®
Executive Director Emeritus
Virginia Port Authority


United States
Warren D. McCrimmon
Seaport Director
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Chairman, AAPA US Delegation


Bill Mills
President and CEO
Nanaimo Port Authority
Vice-Chairman, AAPA Canadian Delegation

Latin American
Agustín Díaz
Managing Director
Curaçao Ports Authority
Chairman, AAPA Latin American

Capt. Anthony J. Allens
Port Controller
Nassau Port Authority
Chairman, AAPA Caribbean Delegation

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break (Exhibit Area) Third Floor
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

The World Economy and the Shift of Manufacturing
This session will take a look at the phenomenal growth in outsourcing that has driven manufacturing to locate in China and the Pacific Rim.  Participants will analyze this trend and forecast how long outsourcing and the shift of the world’s manufacturing base will continue to drive the growth in the shipping industry.  Can this trend continue, or will we reach a balance?

Ted Fishman
Bestselling Author – How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World
China, Inc.

11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Pre-Luncheon Refreshments (Exhibit Area) Third Floor
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Luncheon Program: Keynote Address

Agustín Díaz
Managing Director
Curaçao Ports Authority

His Excellency
Martin Torrijos Espino
Republic of Panama
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Growth in Ship Sizes– Where Will it Lead?
T he significant growth in trade has lead to the development of larger and larger  ships, which continues to drive the need for improvements and advancements on the marine terminal construction and operation side.  Participants in this session will take a look at the future growth of container, non-container and cruise ships, routing of the largest ships and what effect the expansion of the Panama Canal will have on the future routings.  Panelists will analyze the impacts of this growth in cargo and provide a look at how this growth will be sustained.

J. Robert Bray, PPM®Executive Director Emeritus

Virginia Port Authorit y

John Vickerman
Norfolk, VA

Ian Cairns
Sr. VP Terminal Operations
Secaucus, NJ

Dan Allen
Vice President
Moffatt and Nichol
Long Beach, CA

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. 2006-07 Board of Directors meeting
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. "North to Alaska" Reception
Sponsored by the Port of Anchorage (2008 AAPA Convention Host) at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel.
Join us for a fun filled evening showcasing Alaska! The evening begins with a 10-minute ferry ride from Norfolk Waterside to the Renaissance Hotel on the paddlewheel, Carrie B. Experience a snapshot of Alaska's culinary cuisine, diverse culture, abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.
(Casual Dress - indoor and outdoor event)
Wednesday, October 3
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. AAPA Registration Desk Open
Marriott Hotel - Third Floor
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Area)  Third Floor
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Freight Mobility
This session will take a look at the impact of the growth of the container shipping industry and its impact on freight movement in the Hemisphere.  The need to move goods from the manufacturing base in the Pacific Rim to western markets has created a huge growth in the logistics industry from trucking to distribution facilities and third party logistics suppliers.  This expansion has lead to the need for additional infrastructure and new business practices.

Pierce Homer
Secretary of Transportation
Commonwealth of Virginia

Rick Gabrielson
Sr. Manager Import Transportation
Target Corporation
Minneapolis, MN

Jeff Heller
International Sales & Marketing
Norfolk Southern Corporation

Rick Holcomb
General Counsel & Sr. Vice President Law
  and Regulatory Affairs,
American Trucking Associations

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break (Exhibit Area)  Third Floor
10:30 a.m. – Noon

 Environmental Challenges from Cargo Growth
This timely session will discuss the environmental challenges associated with the growth in cargo volumes. Participants will present port case studies on addressing environmental issues related to port infrastructure development on the land- and waterside, as well as in terminal operations.

Discussion Leader:
Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Port of Los Angeles

Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr.
President & CEO
South Carolina State Ports Authority

H. Thomas Kornegay, P.E., PPM®
Executive Director
Port of Houston Authority

R. Adm. Richard M. Larrabee
Director, Port Commerce Department
The Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey

Richard Steinke
Executive Director
Port of Long Beach

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Pre-Luncheon Refreshments
12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Luncheon Program:  Highlighting AAPA Awards

Armand J. Reixach
Executive Port Director
Port Freeport

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Buses board and depart for Jamestown
Experience the story of America’s beginnings at Jamestown Settlement and the Yorktown Victory Center. Through film, artifact-filled galleries and outdoor living history, these museums engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation’s history. Buses depart from the Convention headquarters at 3:00 p.m. Food and beverages located throughout the Jamestown Celebration Center. Dress is casual, comfortable shoes highly recommended. The grounds have brickwork paths and gravel. Fashion heels for the ladies not recommended.
Thursday, October 4
7:30 a.m. – Noon AAPA Registration Desk Open
Marriott Hotel - Third Floor
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast (Exhibit Area)  Third Floor
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Port Sustainability
The session will feature a report from the AAPA Sustainability Task Force as well as presentations on how to balance and address the elements of port sustainability, including environment, economics, social responsibility, operational efficiency, and security.

Capt. Allen O. Domaas, PPM®
President and CEO
Fraser River Port Authority
New Westminster, BC

Aston A. Hinds, PMP
Environmental Affairs Manager
Port of Houston Authority

James Hunn
VP, Maritime Policy & Compliance
Carnival Corporation
Miami, FL

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break (Exhibit Area) Third Floor
10:30 a.m. – Noon

Innovative Approaches to Port Challenges
This session will feature a roundtable discussion highlighting best practices and lessons learned from award winning port projects and activities in the areas of communications, environmental management, information technology, and facilities engineering.

Kenneth B. O'Hollaren
Executive Director
Port of Longview
AAPA Chairman of the Board-Elect

Communications Awards
Rod Koon
Senior Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Port of Tacoma

Environmental Awards
Richard Wainio
Port Director & CEO
Tampa Port Authority

Information Technology Awards
Jim Nicoll
Manager, Systems
Halifax Port Authority

Facilities Engineering Awards
Gary LaGrange
President & CEO
Port of New Orleans


Noon – 1:00 p.m. Pre-Luncheon Refreshments (Exhibit Area) Exhibit Area
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Luncheon Program:  Chairman’s Address and Signing of   
   Memorandum of Understanding with Association of Canadian Port

Dominic J. Taddeo, PPM®
President & CEO
Montréal Port Authority

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Annual Membership Meeting and Installation of Officers
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. 2007-2008 Board of Directors Meeting
Evening Chairman’s Gala and Reception
Thursday evening’s Gala and Reception concludes your week of celebration hosted by the Virginia Port Authority. Entertainment will be provided by a world-class Virginia native.
Friday, October 
8:30 a.m. AAPA Golf Tournament Contact Rodney Oliver at the Port of Virginia for details.