Join us for the 108th Annual APP Conference!

We are excited to invite you to the Northern Mariana Islands for the next APP Conference! Planning is now underway and we look forward to a program that balances professional development with networking and familiarization tours of Saipan and surrounding areas. Keep checking back here as we continue to post new agenda items!

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Networking Opportunities
Panel Sessions
Keynote Speakers

Northern Mariana Islands feature video

The Northern Mariana Islands -- Saipan, Tinian, and Rota -- provides a perfect setting for the APP's 108th Annual Conference. Called "America's best kept secret," visitors will experience magnificent beaches, crystal clear waters, world class diving and golfing, and a rich history that will be front and center as we enjoy the hospitality of our Commonwealth Ports Authority colleagues.

Visit the Marianas Visitors Authority

Sharing best practices

The APP has always made sharing best practices a priority for the Conference agenda and this year is no exception. In addition to activity updates from your peers, you'll hear from industry leaders and experts about issues that matter most to you.

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Sharing best practices


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7:00 am - 1:00 pm Off-site

LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort is a premier golf destination in the Pacific located in the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. A 36 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman that offers not only the best quality of golf course, but also the best scenery of natural beauty and ocean spectacle.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sponsored by Bank of Guam

7:30 am - 9:00 am

7:30 am - 3:00 pm

9:00 am - 9:10 am

9:10 am - 9:30 am

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Gus Hein, Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region, U.S. Maritime Administration will lead a panel session discussing the priorities for the port community and the role MARAD plays in assisting ports to achieve these goals.

Gus Hein Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region
U.S. Maritime Administration
10:30 am - 10:40 am

10:40 am - 11:10 am

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

A 10-minute presentation outlining the services and capabilities of our sponsors.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Sponsored by Mobil Oil

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

A 10-minute presentation outlining the services and capabilities of our sponsor.

3:20 pm - 5:00 pm

Polish up your two-minute elevator pitch! This networking reception is specifically designed to ensure all Associate Members and port suppliers are given the opportunity to develop relationships with Port Members and representatives.

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Co-sponsored by Port of Hueneme

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome remarks from APP President Bobby Olvera Jr. in addition to a video from the Port of Hueneme.

9:10 am - 9:40 am

Port Members provide activity updates.

9:40 am - 9:50 pm

A 10-minute presentation outlining the services and capabilities of our sponsor.

9:50 am - 10:30 am

11:00 am - 11:45 am

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sponsored by RNV Construction

1:09 pm - 4:00 pm

A tour of Commonwealth Port Authority’s operations.

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Co-sponsored by Saipan Stevedoring, Saipan Shipping and the Port of Long Beach.

10:30 pm - 11:00 am

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Sponsored by GHD Inc.

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Following from Tuesday’s Port Activity Update, the remainder of Port Members provide updates.

10:10 am - 10:40 am

10:40 am - 11:20 am

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:10 pm

A 10-minute presentation featuring the services and capabilities of our sponsor.

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm

Sponsored by Hofschneider Engineering

1:10 pm - 1:50 pm

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm

A 10-minute presentation highlighting services and capabilities of our sponsor.

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

9:30 pm - 10:10 pm

Hyatt Regency Saipan

Saipan, Mariana Islands, USA

Experience the true essence of Saipan's paradise whilst enjoying the comforts of home at Hyatt Regency Saipan Hotel. Enjoy panoramic views of the hotel's lush, tropical gardens while witnessing the breathtaking sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Our hotel on Saipan is conveniently located in the centre of the island's shopping and entertainment district, just a 30-minute drive from Saipan International Airport.