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Join us for the experience of a lifetime! The APP's 110th Annual Conference, hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation features the theme: "Sustainability".

Networking Opportunities
Field Trips

Taiwan International Ports: Preview of APP 110th Annual Conference

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Informative and engaging sessions balanced with networking and fun! Please note: as we finalize our agenda, some changes in times may be necessary. Please check back often!
8:00 am - 8:00 am

We’re very excited to be able to offer the following experiences for APP Conference companions. All excursions have translators and escorts for your assistance. Sunday, August 11, 2024 9:00 am — Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum (all conference attendees) followed by lunch at the Hi-Lai Vegetarian Restaurant. Return to hotel following lunch. 5:30 pm — […]

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Off-site

Join us as we visit the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum, renown for its amazing architecture and  statues, including the 40-meter (131 feet) statue of the Fo Guang Big Buddha, the world’s largest copper-cast Buddha statue. The Museum hosts collections such as the Buddha’s tooth relic, the Great Compassion Mantra Caisons, the Big Bell and […]

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Off-site

Following our tour of the Buddha Museum, guests will enjoy the fare at the Hi-Lai Vegetarian Restaurant that offers the integration of Chinese and Western cooking methods, exquisite Hong Kong-style dim sum, special vegetarian dishes and creative dishes. With simple Zen style as the main tone of the space, the open kitchen clearly displays the […]

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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm Off-site

Opened in March 2023, the Kaohsiung Cruise Terminal is a modern architectural marvel. Shaped like a whale, the terminal has become a landmark for Kaohsiung and is big enough for the world’s largest cruise ships. Attendees will be welcomed to the APP’s 110th Annual Conference by Mr. Hsien-Yi Lee, Chairman, Taiwan International Ports Corporation and […]

6:30 am - 9:00 am

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Dr. Noel Hacegaba Deputy Executive Director, Administration and Operations
Port of Long Beach

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Once again, we lean on Gus Hein to lead a panel session which will identify and discuss key issues relevant to ports. Panel member details to follow…

Gus Hein Mid-Pacific Gateway Director
U.S. Maritime Administration

Port attendees provide a three-to-five minute update on activities and issues within their jurisdictions.

David Bolduc President
Green Marine
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Off-site

Kaohsiung Port Depot 410 comprises four repurposed warehouses, each with its own style. Warehouse 7 is for ladies’ fashion; Warehouse 8 is for gatherings and dining; Warehouse 9 focuses on sports and fashion; while Warehouse 10 houses a special exhibition of photographs of Kaohsiung’s harbor. Visitors can experience the historical textures of the port through […]

6:30 am - 9:00 am

Yen Chun Chuang, Supervisor, Ports Business Department, Taiwan International Ports Corporation will provide introductory remarks for Tuesday’s session which focus on TIPC’s operations and initiatives.

In response to the trend of digital transformation in international port industries, TIPC has initiated the “Trans-SMART 2.0⁺ Plan” to promote smart port development. This presentation will share the application of digital technologies in enhancing maritime safety, improving vehicle traffic efficiency, strengthening cargo transportation security, and achieving sustainable operations. It will also showcase the implementation […]

Shu-Hui Tsai Senior Director, Planning & Development Department
Taiwan International Ports Corporation

As climate change and environmental issues become increasingly severe, sustainable development has been considered as a crucial challenge for the enterprises in the world. TIPC, as an international port operator, will share the way how to carry out carbon reduction, friendly to the ecological environment and ESG practices upon on our port operations experience through […]

Wen-Ying Chang Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustainable Development Executive Office
Taiwan International Ports Corporation

Mr. Huang will share the global trends of new energy for ports and ships, the overview of Taiwan’s new energy industry, and the development opportunities and applications of green energy industry for ports, such as offshore wind power, solar photovoltaics, hydrogen energy and other pioneering energy technologies.

Tiger Huang Senior Director, Port Business Department Investment Department
Taiwan International Ports Corporation

Jing-Rong Wang Executive Vice President
Taiwan International Ports Corporation
11:50 am - 1:30 pm

Representatives from Evergreen Shipping will provide an overview of sustainable shipping initiatives.

Two very significant agreements will be signed at the APP Annual Conference. The Port of Kaohsiung and the Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority as well as the Port of Kaohsiung and the Port of Long Beach will enter into a Sister Port Agreements in this signing ceremony.

2:30 pm - 6:30 pm Off-site

Attendees will be taken on a guided tour of Container Terminal 7

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Off-site

The 26th-floor restaurant, located in Tai Urban Resort,  features the master chef’s exquisite main courses prepared with a fusion of international flavors and carefully selected seasonal ingredients. This culinary approach combines aesthetic concepts with a dedication to culinary arts to provide your taste buds with the utmost indulgence.

6:30 am - 9:00 am

All are welcome!

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This panel session provides an update on U.S. naval and air force infrastructure upgrades on Guam (with Port Authority of Guam General Manager Rory Respicio) and the Northern Mariana Islands (with Port of Saipan Manager / CNMI Harbor Master Jerra Cing).

Rory J. Respicio General Manager
Port Authority of Guam

In addition to a farewell from TIPC, attendees will be treated to a preview of the 111th Annual Conference in Umatilla Oregon in 2025.

The Venue...

InterContinental Hotel Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The InterContinental Kaohsiung is an award-winning hotel known for its delivery of unparalleled service and the creation of unforgettable memories. Positioned as an innovative smart luxury hotel, it offers 253 rooms in the brand's classic Art Deco style, with numerous amenities and luxury experiences.

Testimonials from past conferences