Special Events

Annual Convention & Expo
exhibit hall reception

Exhibit Hall Reception

Monday, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Colorado AB

Colorful Colorado Happy Hour

Tuesday, 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Colorado Pre-Function & Balcony

Opening Ceremonies

Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Join us as we open the business program of the 112th Annual Convention. AAPA Chairman Paul Anderson, CEO of Port Tampa Bay, will offer welcome remarks and insight into the state of the port industry.

lighthouse awards

Lighthouse Awards

Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

AAPA Chairman of the Board Paul Anderson and AAPA President and CEO Cary Davis will present the annual Lighthouse Awards, recognizing Awards of Excellence in AAPA’s communications, environmental improvement, facilities engineering and information technology awards programs.

port industry social

Port Industry Social

Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Dry Dock Brewing Company

Women Leadership in the Port Industry

Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hear from Deborah DeLuca, Executive Director, Duluth Seaway Port Authority; Lisa Lefeber, CEO & Executive Director, Port of Everett; and Julianna Marler, CEO, Port of Vancouver USA; in Conversation with Shannon McLeod, Sr. Director Membership Services, AAPA.

State of the Maritime Industry

Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Featuring Matthew Leech, President & CEO, Ports America; Lasse Petterson, President & CEO, GLDD; Leo Huisman, Regional Managing Director, Americas, APM Terminals; in Conversation with Bethann Rooney, Port Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.