Reconnecting and Building Anew

Whether reconnecting with old friends and colleagues, or building new relationships, the APP Conference provides the perfect opportunity. Our program provides many opportunities to network, share best practices, and learn about the current issues and trends for ports today.

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4
Days
17
Networking Opportunities
6
Panel Sessions
6
Keynote Speakers

The Port of San Diego welcomes you!

The Port of San Diego champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment along 34 miles of San Diego Bay, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront.

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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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6:00 am - 12:30 pm Off-site

A half-day excursion (6:00 am to 12:30 pm) on board one of Seaforth Sportfishing’s vessels that range in size from 65 to 85 feet. Fishing ranges from La Jolla south to Imperial Beach, giving you a good view of the California coastline as well as good fishing. During October and the winter months, Calico Bass […]

8:00 am - 3:00 pm Off-site

Watch for upcoming confirmed details.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Bayview Ballroom

Check-in…get your badge.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Hospitality A

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunset Terrace

7:30 am - 8:30 am Bayview Terrace

8:30 am - 8:45 am Bayview Ballroom

8:45 am - 9:30 am Bayview Ballroom

Bruce Lambert Gateway Director, Pacific Northwest & Alaska
U.S. Maritime Administration
Gus Hein Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region
U.S. Maritime Administration
9:30 am - 10:15 am Bayview Ballroom

Strategic Planning vs Business Planning Most ports create an annual operating budget that is shaped from the port’s “business plan”, that in turn, is intended to reflect the port’s multi-year “strategic plan”.  However, in the annual rush to complete the “planning process”, the strategic direction of an organization can often become blurred, or even misplaced, […]

Don Krusel Industry Leader
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Off-site

Details to follow…

10:15 am - 10:30 am Bayview Foyer

10:30 am - 11:30 am Bayview Ballroom

Travis Black Team Lead, Port Development and Intermodal Planning
Office of Ports and Waterways Planning, U.S. Maritime Administration
Wade Morefield Office of Ports & Waterways Planning, U.S. Maritime Administration
11:30 am - 11:45 am Bayview Ballroom

Kris English Chief Innovation Officer
PortLink
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Bayview Terrace

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Bayview Terrace

Frank Colonna President, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners
Port of Long Beach
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Bayview Ballroom

Duane Kenagy, PE Capital Programs Executive
Port of Long Beach
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Bayview Foyer

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Bayview Ballroom

Lynker’s Sarah Pautzke and Zach Hughes, Salus Resources Inc. are joined by Theresa Stevens, US Army Corps of Engineers to assist in taking the mystery out of the Environmental Permitting Process. Stevens’ presentation — USACE Regulatory 101, Nuts and Bolts — will be a great road map through the Corps’ regulatory permit process, provide relevant […]

Sarah Pautzke Scientist
Lynker
Theresa Stevens Senior Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Division, Los Angeles District
Zachary Hughes President
Salus Resources
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Bayview Terrace

8:00 am - 9:00 am Bayview Terrace

9:00 am - 9:40 am Bayview Ballroom

Jane McIvor Executive Director
Association of Pacific Ports
9:40 am - 10:20 am Bayview Ballroom

Katie Miller, Director, Human Resources & Administrative Services, Port of Stockton will provide insights into current issues related to human resources and the pandemic.

Katie Miller Director, Human Resources & Administrative Services
Port of Stockton
10:00 am - 3:00 pm Off-site

Details to follow…

10:20 am - 10:40 am Bayview Foyer

10:40 am - 12:00 pm Bayview Ballroom

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

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

Sponsored by our host, the Port of San Diego, conference attendees will enjoy this tour of the harbor aboard the M/V High Spirits, a 1929-built, beautifully restored classic Trumpy motor yacht. At 112 feet long, the High Spirits features large, picturesque windows throughout with climate controlled passenger salons and an open-air deck with comfortable seating […]

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Bayview Terrace

8:00 am - 9:00 am Bayview Terrace

9:00 am - 9:30 am Bayview Ballroom

Jane McIvor Executive Director
Association of Pacific Ports
9:30 am - 11:00 am Bayview Ballroom

Kate Quigley Natural Resource Economist
Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Lauren Knapp, Ph.D. Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
11:00 am - 11:15 am Bayview Foyer

11:15 am - 12:30 pm Bayview Ballroom

Evgeny Vdovin Chief Executive Officer
PortLink
Kris English Chief Innovation Officer
PortLink
Yoss Leclerc President
International Harbour Masters Association
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Bayview Terrace

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Bayview Ballroom

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Bayview Ballroom

Meet our amazing speakers

Travis Black
Team Lead, Port Development and Intermodal Planning Office of Ports and Waterways Planning, U.S. Maritime Administration
Frank Colonna
President, Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners Port of Long Beach
Kris English
Chief Innovation Officer PortLink
Gus Hein
Gateway Director, Mid-Pacific Region U.S. Maritime Administration
Zachary Hughes
President Salus Resources
Duane Kenagy, PE
Capital Programs Executive Port of Long Beach
Lauren Knapp, Ph.D.
Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Don Krusel
Industry Leader
Bruce Lambert
Gateway Director, Pacific Northwest & Alaska U.S. Maritime Administration
Yoss Leclerc
President International Harbour Masters Association
Jane McIvor
Executive Director Association of Pacific Ports
Katie Miller
Director, Human Resources & Administrative Services Port of Stockton
Wade Morefield
Office of Ports & Waterways Planning, U.S. Maritime Administration
Sarah Pautzke
Scientist Lynker
Kate Quigley
Natural Resource Economist Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Theresa Stevens
Senior Project Manager U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Division, Los Angeles District
Joe Stuyvesant
President and CEO Port of San Diego
Evgeny Vdovin
Chief Executive Officer PortLink

InterContinental Hotel, San Diego

California, U.S.

Modern luxury and sophisticated elegance intertwine to bring together the best of the city and the bay. A beautiful waterfront retreat, InterContinental® San Diego welcomes you to indulge in exquisite guest rooms featuring coastal decor and breathtaking views. Located minutes from the San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego International Airport, your every need will be met with warm Southern California charm at this luxury hotel in downtown San Diego.