Ports Conclude Productive, Informative, and Inspiring 112th Annual Convention

AAPA recently wrapped up the 112th Annual Convention & Expo at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado. Over three days, AAPA hosted more than 60 exhibitors, 650 attendees, and 71 ports from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

During the annual convention, AAPA’s Board of Directors selected Paul Matthews, CEO of the Port of South Louisiana, as a new at-large member for a two-year term of service in addition to the re-election of the rest of the board. AAPA also honored its 2023 Lighthouse Awards recipients, acknowledging 27 ports for their inspiring projects across four disciplines. In addition, 12 individuals graduated from the Port Professional Manager (PPM) Program. The PPM program is a comprehensive port and supply chain education curriculum that has certified more than 100 professionals since 1995.

Thank you to the many speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees for supporting this year’s convention and making it a huge success. AAPA looks forward to hosting the maritime industry for the 2024 Annual Convention in Boston, and other premier port industry events throughout the year.