Association of Pacific Ports – Registration opens for intermodal seminar & Annual Conference, Yardi Systems joins APP

April 12, 2018 
Registration is now open for APP’s intermodal seminar in Portland (May 24) and 105th Annual Conference in Stockton (July 15-18)! See below for details on both events. 

Also included in this issue is information on our newest associate member, Yardi Systems, Inc.!
Registration opens for spring seminar in Portland
APP’s 2018 Spring Seminar:
“Intermodal Infrastructure:

Connecting Future Freight through Forward-Thinking”

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Portland International Airport Conference Center
Register today to join us for a special seminar, “Intermodal Infrastructure: Connecting Future Freight through Forward-Thinking,” on Thursday, May 24th at the Portland International Airport Conference Center. Continental Breakfast, sponsored by BNSF, and lunch, sponsored by HDR, Inc. are included.
Learn about:

  • Efficient rail connections
  • Project feasibility
  • Trucking and industrial area improvements
  • Freight master planning
  • Disaster preparedness/safety considerations
  • How to complete these important projects that benefit ports and surrounding communities
You’ll hear from these expert speakers:
  • Jeff Krug, Director of Marine Operations, Port of Portland
  • Kurt Reichelt, VP, Rail Program Manager, HDR, Inc.
  • Johan Hellman, Executive Director of State Gov. Affairs, BNSF Railway
  • Phil Healy, Senior Transportation Planner, Port of Portland
  • Aaron Hunt, Director, Public Affairs, OR/WA, Union Pacific Railroad (invited)
  • More to be announced!
You will also have plentiful time to learn what is new at other ports and to network with colleagues – all in beautiful Portland, Oregon!
Registration is only $325 for APP Members if you sign up by May 4th. 
The seminar begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. — right in the airport terminal conference center — so you can easily fly in and out of Portland that same day.
Registration opens for 105th Annual Conference in Stockton
Yardi Systems, Inc. joins APP
APP welcomes its newest Associate Member, Yardi Systems, Inc.!  
Yardi Systems is the property management software leader for real estate clients worldwide. Yardi provides integrated property management software and investment management solutions for all real estate verticals allowing owners, managers, investors and other stakeholders access to information specific to their needs. Manage your land and buildings and provide outstanding tenant service with an affordable software solution that lets you focus on maximizing economic and social benefits for the communities served by your port.
For more information, please visit their website at or contact Marketing Associate Ryan Fitzgerald at or (
805) 699-2040. 
Welcome to APP, Yardi Systems, Inc.!
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2017-18 APP Executive Committee
President Elizabeth Blanchard
Port of Stockton, California USA
First Vice President Mike Avent
Port of St. Helens, Oregon USA
Second Vice President Ian Marr
Nanaimo Port Authority, British 
   Columbia Canada
Third Vice President Lou Anne Bynum 

Port of Long Beach, California USA

Past President Claire Poumele

American Samoa Department of

Port Administration

Regional Representatives
Patricia Botsford-Martin – Port of Skagit, Washington USA

Randa Coniglio – Port of San Diego, California USA

Dick Dodge – Port of Redwood City, California USA

Tien-Kuei Kuo – Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd., Taiwan

Robert Larson – Port of Benton, Washington USA

Maria Taitano – Port Authority of Guam

At-Large Representative
Kim B. Puzey – Port of Umatilla, Oregon USA

Jack Chong-Gum, Republic of Marshall Islands Ports Authority

Save these dates and plan to attend these upcoming APP events: 
May 24, 2018
Spring Fly-in, Fly-out Seminar
Portland International Airport Conference Center
Portland, Oregon USA

July 15-18, 2018
105th Annual Conference
Hosted by Port of Stockton, California USA
Stockton Hilton
Stockton, California USA

January 16-18, 2019  
Winter Conference
Westin Maui
Maui, Hawaii
Contact APP:
Please feel free to contact your APP staff with any questions, concerns, or requests.
Lisa Pomasl, Executive Director:
Brian Wright, Deputy Director:
Kersten Green, Administrative Coordinator
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