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AAPA’s Meredith Martino Takes Position as Executive Director of Women in Government

After 17 years of dedicated service to AAPA, Meredith Martino, Vice President of Membership and Sponsorship is moving on to a new position as the Executive Director of the Women in Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) – a not-for-profit organization supporting state legislators. WIG is comprised of women state legislators and provides leadership opportunities, expert forums and educational resources to help ...

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Port Security Seminar, July 14-16, to Spotlight Cyber, Trafficking, Unmanned Aircraft Threats

Experts from federal agencies, intelligence and nonprofit sectors will be briefing attendees at the 2021 AAPA Security Seminar and Expo, July 14-16, on threats facing the maritime industry. Briefings will include the dangers posed by both state and non-state actors and will explain targeting methods, anticipated trends and mitigation methods. High level panelists will also discuss the importance of creating port ...

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AAPA Lighthouse Awards Deadline Extended to June 4

AAPA’s Annual Awards – the port industry’s foremost recognition program – are designed to highlight premier best practices throughout the Western Hemisphere. Just as AAPA has refreshed its brand to reflect a new era, the association’s awards have been reimagined as well. Renamed the AAPA Lighthouse Awards, our goal is to recognize the best port programs and projects that stand ...

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Webinar on Complying With USCG Cyber Regulations, July 1

AAPA and ABS Group will co-host a webinar Thursday, July 1, at 12:00 p.m. EDT on How to Comply with Approaching U.S. Coast Guard Cybersecurity Regulations. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 that addresses cybersecurity regulations becomes effective September 30, 2021. In this webinar, ABS Group will provide leading Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity practices that will ...

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AAPA’s Chris Connor Featured on Supply Chain Podcast

AAPA’s President and CEO Chris Connor discusses port infrastructure needs and other topics with Jeff Berman, host of Logistics Management’s podcast series, in an interview that aired May 16 on the Supply Chain 24/7 Podcast channel. In the interview, Connor shares insights about AAPA’s advocacy for port infrastructure investment, the association’s letter to President Biden on the American Jobs Plan, as well as ...

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Cyber Intelligence Expert Jason Atwell to Speak at Port Security Seminar, July 14-16

Jason Atwell, Senior Manager of Government and Mandiant Threat Intelligence with FireEye, Inc., will give an exclusive briefing at the AAPA Security Seminar and Expo, July 14-16, on What’s Happening Now in Cyber Security and What Does the Future Hold? In his presentation, Atwell will share his expert insights on the current cybersecurity threat landscape and provide guidance on how ports can ...

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Register for the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar, June 21-25

   Join industry colleagues for the AAPA Anywhere: Cruise Seminar on June 21-25 to network and learn about the latest best practices, updates and challenges in an ever changing cruise market. Attendees who register before May 31 will receive the Early Bird rate. Act fast and secure your spot now.Key upcoming AAPA events provide additional opportunities to learn and exchange ideas while forging ...

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ACCELerate Consortium Meeting: May 27

The ACCELerate Apprenticeship Partnership Consortium (AAPC) will hold a meeting on the AAPA apprenticeship program for grant partners and interested parties on Thursday, May 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. Anyone interested in learning more about the process of building out a workforce development program that includes apprenticeships is encouraged to join. Contact Julie Barelas for more information.

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Webinar on Operational Technology Cybersecurity, June 15

Join AAPA and Industrial Defender for a webinar titled How to Navigate Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity in Port Environments on June 15 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Increasing digitalization and connectivity in ports has exposed critical safety and operational systems to new cyber threats. With systems such as cranes, video cameras, and physical access controls now being connected to the organization’s network infrastructure, ...

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AAPA President & CEO Addresses Congress on Port Infrastructure Needs

AAPA’s President and CEO Chris Connor testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports on May 12. During the hearing on Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness, Connor urged the Subcommittee leaders to support robust federal investment for port infrastructure projects to ensure the U.S. supply chain remains strong and ...

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