Join us in Hawaii for the APP Winter Conference!

We are excited to invite you to Honolulu, Hawaii for the APP Winter Conference! In addition to a full agenda covering topics on risk management, port modernization, sustainable asset management and much more, we have an abundance of networking opportunities as well as an on-site tour of Pasha's Pier 51 Terminal (with construction of Pasha's new Kapalama Container Terminal visible across the harbor).

3
Days
9
Networking Opportunities
12
Presentations
1
Field Trip!

Agenda

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

Sponsored by SSA Marine, Burns McDonnell, and Lynker Created by golf course design specialist Ted Robinson in 1985, Waikele Country Club is located about 30 minutes from Oahu’s famous Waikiki Beach. Waikele Country Club offers a true country club experience to the public including a clubhouse, restaurant, driving range, and practice greens. The soft Bermuda […]

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Iolani 1

Association business.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Honolulu 2-3

Pick up your delegate bag and on-site agenda!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Honolulu 1

Sponsored by Schrader Co. Sales LLC, MCM Marine & Civil Maintenance , and BBK Attorneys at Law Your first opportunity to meet and greet old and new friends, colleagues and peers.

6:30 am - 8:30 am Honolulu 1

Sponsored by Port of Stockton

7:30 am - 5:00 pm Honolulu 2-3

Pick up your delegate bag and on-site agenda!

8:00 am - 8:10 am Honolulu 2-3

Bobby Olvera Jr. Vice President, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners
Port of Long Beach
8:10 am - 8:30 am Honolulu 2-3

As a long-time participant in APP activities — and a dear friend to many — the APP is organizing a special tribute to Mr. King, Director of the American Samoa Department of Port Administration, who recently passed away. Plans include eulogies from Tumua Matuu, Deputy Director, ASDPA; Sarah Pautzke, Lynker; and others plus a short […]

8:30 am - 9:15 pm Honolulu 2-3

Guided by values of professionalism, progressive leadership, commercial stewardship, corporate citizenship, and strategic innovation, FPCL’s Board of Directors and Senior Management have committed to a vision of being “the Smart, Green Gateway for trade in the Pacific region”. Hear from FPCL’s senior executives on how the Port is implementing an award-winning strategy to realize this […]

Roshan Abeyesundere Chief Financial Officer
Fiji Ports Corporation Limited
Vajira Piyasena Chief Executive Officer
Fiji Ports Corporation Limited
9:15 am - 10:00 am Honolulu 2-3

This presentation introduces OCIANA, an intuitive web-accessed platform that provides both security and logistics optimization, backed by AI and global satellite data. Several ports, pilotages and vessel operators contributed directly to OCIANA’s growing suite of capabilities. This will include a live demonstration.

Robert Marshy Chief Technology Officer
GSTS
9:45 am - 3:00 pm Off-site

Duration: 5 hours, including lunch… Guests are asked to be in the lobby of the Kalia Tower (part of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort – a good gathering point is just outside of the Starbucks) no later than 9:45 am. From there, it is a five-minute walk to the pick up site (ABC Store – […]

10:00 am - 10:20 am Honolulu Lanai

Sponsored by Port of Columbia County

10:20 am - 11:00 am Honolulu 2-3

In Saipan, Konrad Mech spoke about trends affecting ports, and the similarities and differences that influence management decisions of each unique Pacific Port.  That presentation concluded with a tool kit to help port managers make great decisions about their infrastructure.  In this presentation, Konrad expands on the trends that place competing demands on budgets and […]

Konrad Mech, CD, P.Eng., PMP, BEng, BA, MBA Sales Director, Coasts, Ports and Inland Waterways
Kongsberg Maritime Canada Ltd.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Honolulu 2-3

John will give an update on the status of recently completed, on-going, and planned work for the Port of Alaska Modernization Program. He will also outline seismic resiliency considerations that are being advanced with the program.

John Daley Engineering Manager, Port of Alaska Modernization Program
Port of Alaska
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Honolulu 1

Sponsored by Matson

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Honolulu 2-3

Addressing issues of sustainability, data management, fuel, climate innovation, communications, physical and cyber security are critical in maintaining efficient, cost-effective goods flow and preventing some of the supply chain challenges that the world has experienced over the last few years. This session outlines an Implementation Framework with new state-of-the-art technologies for deployment within a given […]

Margaret A. McGregor CEO
Technovation Solutions (a Partner of NEC)
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Honolulu 2-3

Facing prevailing winds of change, uncertainty and opportunity, Pacific Ports need not only new technology and infrastructure investments but also an effective legal strategy to meet numerous challenges. Alan k. Goldstein’s “Ports, Courts and Torts” introduces the importance of sound legal planning through a brief survey of selected topics.

Alan K. Goldstein Law Office of Alan K. Goldstein
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Honolulu Lanai

Sponsored by American Samoa Department of Port Administration

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Honolulu 2-3

Blane McGuiness Executive Manager - Engineering
Marine & Civil Maintenance Pty Ltd
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Honolulu 2-3

With his 360-degree knowledge and expertise in the shipping industry, Mr. Knezevic is securing a bright future for the Port Alberni Port Authority by the further development of the existing marine cluster through partnerships with the ship building and repair industry to create a floating dry dock in the Port Alberni Inlet, and through the […]

Zoran Knezevic President & CEO
Port Alberni Port Authority
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm Honolulu 2-3

4:10 pm - 4:20 pm Honolulu 2-3

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Honolulu 2-3

Presentation will provide an overview on the on-going Program supporting the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island Ports. Purpose: Identify and assess the efficacy of alternate port concepts, restoration, hub and spoke, and critical lifelines supporting operations.  The goal of the RRAP is to generate greater understanding and action […]

James Cruz Protective Security Advisor
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
Kelly Wilson Senior Critical Infrastructure Analyst
Idaho National Laboratory
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Village Green

Sponsored by  The Pasha Group and Port of Long Beach With support from Port of Umatilla and RMI Ports Authority APP attendees will enjoy their dinner on the Village Green, an outdoor setting amid tropical gardens, waterfalls and a Koi pond. Scheduled entertainment includes the Hawaiian Duo singing group, a performance from Hula dancers as […]

6:30 am - 8:30 am Honolulu 1

Sponsored by Port of Redwood City

8:15 am - 8:45 am Honolulu 2-3

Jeannie Beckett provides tips and tricks on steps to prepare a grant for success. We will also get insights into how to move from Award announcement to Obligation / Grant Contract to Construction to completion.

Jeannie Beckett Principal
The Beckett Group
8:45 am - 9:30 pm Honolulu 2-3

With the growing need for harbor and channel deepening and widening projects, the ability to establish reliable revenue streams to fund improvements is becoming increasingly important. Federal law (33 USC section 2236) provides authority for establishing fees for such purposes, and a recent published decision helps demonstrate how this authority may be used. This presentation […]

Lowry Crook Partner, Environmental Law & Natural Resources
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Lutfi Kharuf Partner, Special Districts and Public Finance
Best Best & Krieger LLP
Ruben Duran Managing Partner
Best Best & Krieger LLP
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Off-site

Duration: 1 hour plus travel time… Guests are asked to meet at the Grand Islander Tower (indoor loading area on the ground floor) at 9:00 am. A return shuttle will bring you back following the boat tour. If adventure is what you seek, join this daily boat tour. Enjoy the beauty of Hawaii’s South Shore […]

9:30 am - 10:10 am Honolulu 2-3

Richard Price, P.E., CSM, CISEC, ENV SP Senior Engineer and Port Program Manager
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
10:10 am - 10:30 pm Honolulu Lanai

Sponsored by Port of Skagit and GSTS

10:30 am - 11:10 am Honolulu 2-3

Sarah Pautzke Scientist
Lynker
11:10 am - 11:50 am Honolulu 2-3

11:50 am - 12:35 pm Honolulu 2-3

Edward F. Washburn Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations
Pasha Hawaii
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm Honolulu 1

Sponsored by Young Brothers

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Off-site

Attendees will visit The Pasha Group’s Pier 51 Terminal as well as the new Kapalama Container Terminal, currently under construction.

Meet our amazing speakers

Roshan Abeyesundere
Chief Financial Officer Fiji Ports Corporation Limited
Jeannie Beckett
Principal The Beckett Group
Lowry Crook
Partner, Environmental Law & Natural Resources Best Best & Krieger LLP
James Cruz
Protective Security Advisor Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
John Daley
Engineering Manager, Port of Alaska Modernization Program Port of Alaska
Ruben Duran
Managing Partner Best Best & Krieger LLP
Alan K. Goldstein
Law Office of Alan K. Goldstein
Lutfi Kharuf
Partner, Special Districts and Public Finance Best Best & Krieger LLP
Zoran Knezevic
President & CEO Port Alberni Port Authority
Robert Marshy
Chief Technology Officer GSTS
Margaret A. McGregor
CEO Technovation Solutions (a Partner of NEC)
Blane McGuiness
Executive Manager - Engineering Marine & Civil Maintenance Pty Ltd
Konrad Mech, CD, P.Eng., PMP, BEng, BA, MBA
Sales Director, Coasts, Ports and Inland Waterways Kongsberg Maritime Canada Ltd.
Bobby Olvera Jr.
Vice President, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners Port of Long Beach
Sarah Pautzke
Scientist Lynker
Vajira Piyasena
Chief Executive Officer Fiji Ports Corporation Limited
Richard Price, P.E., CSM, CISEC, ENV SP
Senior Engineer and Port Program Manager EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC
Edward F. Washburn
Senior Vice President, Fleet Operations Pasha Hawaii
Kelly Wilson
Senior Critical Infrastructure Analyst Idaho National Laboratory

Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

Escape to a tropical hideaway at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Located on the widest stretch of beach, our 22-acre paradise features the best pools and waterslides in Waikiki, as well as the only saltwater lagoon. Dive into local culture with daily activities and our on-site luau and discover a picture-perfect stay in Honolulu.