The 2014 AAPA Convention includes technical and policy committee meetings, business sessions and social networking opportunities for port professionals and others in the marine transportation industry. Nearly 1,000 attendees from throughout the Americas will be in attendance with a particular skew to senior and executive management personnel from port authorities and suppliers to the port and marine industries.
The 2014 AAPA Convention is hosted by the Port of Houston Authority.
The AAPA Annual Convention and Expo is recognized as the premiere gathering of the seaport industry. If your customer targets include seaports and marine terminal operators, exhibiting at the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention will provide you direct access to the top decision maker - port commissioners and senior level port professional staff from throughout the Western Hemisphere. We understand that in today's competitive economic climate, strategic and cost-effective marketing has never been more necessary. AAPA is here to guide you and insure your successful expo experience, from exhibit sales through to exhibit floor coordination.
The Annual Convention and Expo, which is held every fall in a port city, is AAPA's largest membership meeting of the year. It includes technical and policy committee meetings, business sessions and social events allowing port professionals and stakeholders in the marine transportation industry to exchange views and expand business contacts. The Expo is an integral part of the convention program providing opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas. During the business program, breakfasts, breaks and pre-luncheon networking events are all held in the AAPA Exhibit Hall. In addition, exhibitors are welcome to attend business sessions.
Founded in 1912, the American Association of Port Authorities is a trade association which represents more than 130 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. In addition, Association members include more than 300 sustaining and associate members - firms and individuals with an interest in the seaports of the Western Hemisphere. AAPA is dedicated to serving deep draft public ports by enhancing port management professionalism, and advocating issues critical to public seaports.