A Historic Gathering at This Year’s Legislative Summit

AAPA is excited to highlight a stellar lineup of keynote speakers for the 2024 Legislative Summit, in anticipation of the event next week. This year, we are making history with an unprecedented number of Members of Congress participating, emphasizing the summit’s critical importance and the industry’s commitment to shaping the future of our ports and maritime policy.

Distinguished Keynote Speakers Uniting for Change

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and co-founder of the Senate Climate Action Task Force and the Senate Oceans Caucus. Senator Whitehouse is a champion in combatting the climate crisis and strengthening environmental protections.
  • Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, brings his expertise in environmental protection and infrastructure resilience, highlighting the imperative of sustainable development in our industry.
  • Congressman Robert Garcia (D-CA) and Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX), Co-chairs of the Congressional PORTS Caucus, will offer insights into bipartisan efforts to bolster port advancements and underscore the significance of ports in the national economy.
  • Peter Levesque, President & CEO of CMA CGM America LLC, will articulate the industry’s perspective on innovation, efficiency, and the competitive global marketplace.
  • Rob Portman, former U.S. Senator (OH), will host a fireside chat with Lasse Petterson, CEO of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock.
  • Allison Dane Camden, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multimodal Freight Infrastructure & Policy, and Janet McCabe, Deputy Administrator of the EPA, will also grace us with their expertise, addressing multimodal freight challenges and environmental stewardship.

This lineup represents a historic convergence of leaders from government, industry, and advocacy groups, all committed to advancing the interests and impact of ports on a global scale. Their collective expertise and vision for the future will undoubtedly ignite meaningful discussions and pave the way for innovative solutions.

Register now to secure your place at this landmark event.