Registration Opens for Annual Conference in Taiwan, Fly-In Seminar Wrap-Up


“Finding Sustainable Solutions for
Pacific Rim Ports of the Future”

August 16-19, 2015

Hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Click here for more information and online registration!


Please join us for APP’s 102nd Annual Conference in beautiful Kaohsiung, Taiwan hosted by Taiwan International Ports Corporation at the amazing Grand Hi-Lai Hotel on August 16-19, 2015.
Take home valuable information on timely port industry issues and economic trends. There will be plentiful networking time to learn what’s new and build stronger partnerships with your Pacific port colleagues.

Your companion is welcome to join you in Kaohsiung to experience the unique splendor and hospitality of Taiwan. You and your companion will enjoy tours of culturally-relevant and scenic locations. APP delegates may bring one companion at no extra cost!
Our conference venue, the Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, towers over Kaohsiung International Harbor offering breathtaking views, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and plenty of nearby attractions. For more information on visiting Taiwan, please visit the websites for the Taiwan Tourism Board and the Kaohsiung Tourism Bureau.

Delegates and Companions will enjoy a tour of the Kao Ming Container Terminal and a boat tour of the Port of Kaohsiung. Plentiful networking opportunities also include a Welcome Reception and Dinner on Sunday, tours of the Hongmaogang Cultural Park, Kaohsiung City, Buddha Memorial Center, and a tour of Tainan City, including the Old Tait & Co. Merchant House. Delegates will also enjoy the Opening Ceremonies which include a native Taiwanese show.

In addition, Companions will have excursions to the Ten-Drum Cultural Creative Park at the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery, and a special tour of the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Stations: Formosa Boulevard, Central Park, and Kaohsiung Main Public Library.

Please take the following actions to reserve your spot at
APP’s 102nd Annual Conference:

  • Register online
  • Reserve your hotel room (see below for instructions)
  • Book your flight to Kaohsiung!


Click here for more information and online registration!

Confirmed Guest Speakers:

  • Dan Allen, Vice President, Moffatt & Nichol
  • Jim Pedersen, Principal Planner, Pedersen Planning Consultants
  • Dallin Brooks, Executive Director, Western Wood Preservers Institute
  • Feng-Ming Tsai, Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University
  • Kazuyoshi Shimada, Director, Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line
  • Yoshinari Matsushima, Naha Port Authority, Japan
  • Wang Zhi-Cheng, General Manager, Union-Tech Engineering Consultants Co.
  • Shiau-Yun Lu, Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University
  • Kai-Ming Yen, Senior Engineer, CSBC Corporation, Taiwan
  • Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.
  • Additional speakers to be announced!


    • Port Planning and Engineering
    • Cruise Terminals
    • Asian Cruise Market
    • Trends of Pacific Ports
    • Challenges of Increasing Container ship Sizes
    • Port Strategies for the Future of Terminal Development and Automation
    • The Experience of Planning and Engineering of the 7th Container Center in Kaohsiung
    • Taiwan Ports Import Eco Port Certification
    • Green Energies and LNG-Powered Ships
    • Redevelopment of Older Port Properties and Urban Planning
    • Dynamic Development of Ports
    • Much more!

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Conference Venue Information:

Grand Hi-Lai Hotel

266 Cheng-Kung 1st Rd.
Kaohsiung 801, Taiwan ROC

To reserve your room at the discounted conference room rate, please download the PDF Room Reservation Form found on the event website (also can be downloaded here) and follow instructions to email as an attachment to the hotel.

The hotel is only a 20-minute taxi ride from the Kaohsiung International Airport.

Discounted Room Rates & Options:

APP’s pre-negotiated room rates start at only NT$3100 (approximately $110 US Dollars). Choices range from single-occupancy king to family-occupancy doubles. Your Room Fee Includes:

Free breakfasts, welcome drink and fruit, free internet service, free use of health club facilities (gym, pool, and sauna), and free parking.

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Golf Networking Outing:

You are invited to attend an optional golf networking outing on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the amazing Hsin Yi Golf Club.

Golfers will gather at 5:30 a.m. Space is limited so be sure to register early!

Golfers will receive 18 holes of golf, club rental (if necessary), golf cart, and a meal.

Golfing is restricted to conference delegates and their companions.

Registration Rates:

APP Members: $695

APP Non-Members: $895

Rates above are Early Registration Rates and increase by $100 after July 10, 2015.

Available Sponsorships:

  • Platinum – $4,000
  • Gold – $3,000
  • Silver – $2,000
  • Bronze – $1,000
  • Copper – $500

Our valued sponsors receive recognition with:

  • Logos on the Conference Poster & in the Conference Program
  • Recognition in all newsletters and Conference mailings prior to and after the Conference
  • Option to include information or promotional items in Conference bags and verbal recognition at the Conference

Sponsorships can be confirmed during online registration or by calling us at (503) 653-5868.

Special Thanks to our
102nd Annual Conference Sponsors:

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Wrapping up APP’s Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar



Our May 28th fly-in, fly-out seminar at the Portland International Airport focused on political issues facing Pacific ports. Attendees learned how to find common ground with surrounding communities on numerous hot topics, how to effectively communicate port benefits to communities, and found out the most effective avenues for constituents’ voices to be heard. There was also be plentiful time to learn what’s new at other ports and network with colleagues. Thanks to our guest speakers and sponsors Port of Portland, Port of St. Helens, and ALX Technology for making this seminar such a success!

Click here to view a PDF of the agenda.

Click here to view a PDF of the agenda.

Click here for PowerPoint presentations.

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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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