The Association of Pacific Ports — Pacific Current Newsletter for October 14, 2014: Discount Ends Thursday for 11/6 Land Use Seminar, Full Speaker Lineup Announced

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 14, 2014
The Pacific Current  October 14, 2014
Early Registration ends this Thursday, October 16 for ourFly-in Fly-out Seminar, “Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs,” onThursday, November 6th in sunny San Diego, California.

Register now to receive the $50 early registration discount.


See below for the full lineup of incredible guest speakers and additional event details.

Early Registration Ends Thursday for 11/6 Seminar, Full Speaker Lineup Announced
APP Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar
“Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs”
Thursday, November 6, 2014
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Courtyard Marriott San Diego Old Town

San Diego, California USA


Click here to register!


Early Registration ends this Thursday, October 16th for our upcoming November 6th Fly-In, Fly-Out Seminar, “Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs.”

Register now to secure the $50 early registration discount. Registration is only $195 for APP members and $295 for nonmembers if you register by THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th! We also have a discounted room rate at the hotel if you’d like to stay in San Diego for the weekend.

Click here to register!

Our timely seminar will focus on land use and real estate issuesfacing Pacific ports. With ports of all sizes controlling real estate near municipalities, find out how to balance your port’s traditional trade and transportation needs with the modern pressures of surrounding communities’ needs and adjoining land uses. Learn how to maximize the value of port real estate, properly develop and manage properties, and when it makes sense to work with municipalities for revenue generation of non-traditional port uses for both short and long term. 

Hear firsthand perspectives from key port leaders and industry experts, learn what’s new at other ports, and network with colleagues — all in sunny San Diego, California!


Here is the full lineup of excellent confirmed speakers for the seminar:

  • Randa Coniglio, Executive Vice President of Operations, Port of San Diego, California USADiscussing the diverse real estate portfolio (including non-traditional port land uses) at the evolving Port of San Diego
  • Rachel Vandenberg, VP, National Director, Ports and Intermodal, DewberryDiscussing how to build community support for port land uses and attracting private investment in port-owned properties
  • Jack Hedge, Director of Real Estate, Port of Los AngelesDiscussing challenges & opportunities from the large real estate portfolio at the Port of Los Angeles
  • Joel Valenzuela, Executive VP of Operations, Port of San Diego, California USADiscussing the preservation of cargo services during land use transitions at the Port of San Diego
  • Lisa Loftus-Otway, Research Engineer/Scientist, University of Texas at Austin Center for Transportation ResearchDiscussing land use conflicts surrounding ports & communities and how to solve them
  • Kim B. Puzey, General Manager, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USADiscussing land use and real estate issues at rural ports
  • Alissa Shay, Manager, Satsop Business Park, Port of Grays Harbor (invited)Discussing the Satsop Business Park, a unique collaboration of land use between the Port of Grays Harbor and surrounding communities

The seminar begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Old Town San Diego, conveniently located near the San Diego International Airport (complimentary shuttle service provided), so you can easily fly in and out of San Diego that same day. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Registration is only $195 for APP members if you sign up by October 16!


Click here to register today!  

Please save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP conferences and seminars:
Fly-in Fly-out Seminar
“Land Use at Pacific Ports: Balancing Trade, Industrial, and Community Needs” 

Courtyard Marriott Old Town San Diego

San Diego, California USA
Click here to register!



JANUARY 14-16, 2015
APP Winter Conference
Hosted by Hawaii Harbors Division
Kauai, Hawaii



Kaohsiung LogoSEPTEMBER 2015
APP 102nd Annual Conference
Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
HuenemeLogoJULY 2016

APP 103rd Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Hueneme
Port Hueneme, California USA

Your APP 2014-15 Executive Committee:


President: Tai-Hsin Lee, Taiwan International Ports Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan
First Vice President: Mary Anne Rooney, Port of Hueneme, California USA
Second Vice President: Elizabeth Blanchard, Port of Stockton, California USA
Third Vice President: Claire Poumele, American Samoa Dept. of Port Administration, American Samoa
Past President: Bob Bagaason, Port of Longview, Washington USA

Regional Representatives:
Kuo-Ming Chang, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan

Dick Dodge, Port of Redwood City, California USA

Tracy Egoscue, Port of Long Beach, California USA

Timothy Kernaghan, Port Authority of Guam, Guam
Robert Larson, Port of Benton, Washington USA
Kim B. Puzey, Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA
At Large Representative:

Patrick Trapp, Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA



Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests:


Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:


Brian Wright, Operations Manager:


Kersten Green, Administrative Assistant


Telephone: 503.653.5868

Fax: 503.654.8259




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