Join us in Long Beach, California!
We are very excited to invite you to Long Beach, California where our host, the Port of Long Beach, will be providing a first-hand look at operations as well as insights into key issues that affect all ports. With six container terminals, five liquid bulk terminals, and over $2.3 billion in planned capital improvements, POLB experiences will be of benefit for all.
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Golf: Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course
Located just south of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California, Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course is the premier course in the area. Voted “Readers’ Choice Best” by the Press-Telegram Long Beach, this 6,909-yard par 72 championship course is owned by The City of Long Beach and designed by leading golf course architect Cal Olson. […]
Special Field Trip! La Brea Tar Pits
Sponsored by the Port of Umatilla As a special treat and thanks to the sponsorship of the Port of Umatilla, we’re organizing a trip to La Brea Tar Pits! Guests will first enjoy the Titans of the Ice Age — a 3D adventure film, narrated by Christopher Plummer, that takes guests on a tour of […]
Sign in and collect your delegate bag as well as a special welcome gift bag from the Port of Long Beach.
Executive Committee Meeting
Welcome Reception: Harbor Sunset Tour
Departing from the Hotel Maya dock, APP Conference guests will enjoy water-side views of Long Beach Harbor — the first opportunity to see Port of Long Beach operations in action.
Open early and staffed for the duration of the conference to assist attendees.
Companion Program: Monday
Session #1: MARAD Town Hall
Networking / Refreshment Break #2
Session #2: Port Member Updates
Traditionally held during the APP Annual General Meeting, we’ve moved this session to the first day so that activities and issues raised can resonate throughout the entire conference. Port Members should be ready to provide a five-minute update for their jurisdiction.
Session #3: M5 Marine Highway
Spanning from northern Washington to southern California, the M5 Marine Highway provides an alternative to land-side transportation services to reduce congestion and greenhouse gases. Transporting goods by barge or ship along the navigable waters of the U.S. west coast is proving to be eight times more efficient than tractor-trailers and double what is achievable by […]
Networking / Refreshment Break #2
Session #4: Taiwan's experience: Offshore Wind Projects
Cost Effective Digitization for Small Ports: The Fiji Experience
Business-to-Business Networking Reception
Polish off your two-minute elevator speech! This “speed-dating-style” reception provides a fun way for Port Members to meet Associate Members and learn about the products and services they represent.
Session #5: Education and Workforce
Learn about the Port of Long Beach’s education outreach programs and events as well as partnerships, workforce pipeline, and training center.
Session #6: Security
A review of Port of Long Beach’s security efforts under water, on water, on land, and in the sky. The session will include cybersecurity in addition to drone technology to provide air-visual security.
Networking / Refreshments #3
Session #7: Environment
The Port of Long Beach focus continues with a look at how the Port supports efforts to protect and sustain its environment, including community grant programs, microgrid development, and biodiversity studies.
Session #8: The Future
Port of Long Beach initiatives, such as ZEERO (Zero Emissions, Energy Resilient Operations Program), Pier W and Pier B developments.
Port of Long Beach Operations Tour
Dinner at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Conference Host Port of Long Beach and Southern California’s largest Aquarium are rolling out the red carpet for APP Conference Guests! What better way to pay homage to the Pacific Ocean than to enjoy dinner at a gathering place that celebrates the diversity of one of the most important oceans on the planet. Guests will […]
APP Annual General Meeting
Companion Program: Wednesday
Session #9: FEMA's Distribution Management Overview and Importance of Pacific Ports
The scope, scale, and pace of disasters since 2017, and our responses to those events, continue to reinforce the fact that the nation has great capabilities and capacities to respond even in the worst circumstances. The challenge is getting the right capability, to the right place, at the right time with the right enabling information […]
Networking / Refreshment Break #4
Session #10: Next Generation Technologies: Supply Chain Digitization and Green Solutions
Session #12: Kongsberg Discovery's BerthWatch
Kongsberg Discovery has developed BerthWatchTM to provide real-time continuous soundings in vessel berths. Current practice is to conduct periodic hydrographic surveys, then apply a factor of safety for under keel clearance. This provides no information about the rate of siltation or shoaling between surveys – which is economically sub-optimal. BerthWatch provides all stakeholders real-time data […]
Session #13: Weather Awareness
Closing Ceremony / Preview of 2024 Annual Conference
Meet our amazing speakers
Hotel MayaLong Beach, California
Hotel Maya – a Doubletree by Hilton is a full-scale resort featuring a Latin American-inspired 199 room property with a distinctive Southern California combination of spectacular, oceanfront views amidst 14 acres of lush, tropical gardens dotted with 500 palm trees in a modern, open-air setting. Located across Queensway Bay in Downtown Long Beach, Hotel Maya provides the perfect vacation. Arrive by car or enjoy the seasonal water taxi that stops at the private dock. There's a complimentary downtown shuttle for shopping at The Pike Outlets, strolling Historic Pine Avenue, sightseeing at Shoreline Village or visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Testimonials from past conferences
Rob MarshyChief Technical Officer, GSTS
Great conference! Super glad to have been there.
Kevin WareCommissioner, Port of Skagit
…one of the best organized APP conferences I have attended…
Philip BirdExecutive Manager - Operations, Marine and Civil Maintenance
Terrific conference. An engaging and collaborative atmosphere. Lots of Ports which was great to see, and we took a lot out of it.