Agenda

AAPA Annual Convention
September 21 – 25, 2008
Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, September 21- All events at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel
12:30pm – 6:00pm AAPA Registration Desk Open
6:00pm – 8:00pm Welcome Reception
Monday, September 22All meetings at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel
7:30am – 6:00pm AAPA Registration Desk Open
8:00am – 1:00pm Committee Meetings as Called
1:00pm – 2:00pm Regional Caucuses

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Caribbean Ports Delegation Meeting
1:00pm – 4:00pm Latin American Ports Delegation Meeting
2:15pm – 3:45pm Canadian Ports Delegation Meeting
2:15pm – 3:45pm U.S. Legislative Policy Council
4:00pm – 5:30pm Executive Committee Meeting
6:30pm – 8:30pm Reception – Alaskan Native Heritage Center (buses from both hotels)
Tuesday, September 23 – All meetings at the Dena’ina Convention Center
7:30am – 6:00pm AAPA Registration Desk Open
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast – Grand Opening of Exhibition
8:00am – 8:45am Resolutions Committee Meeting
8:45am – 10:00am Opening Ceremonies
10:00am – 10:30am Break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Freight Mobility – Goods Movement Challenges
12:00pm – 12:45pm Pre-Luncheon Refreshments
12:45pm – 2:30pm Luncheon Program: Keynote Address
2:30pm – 3:45pm Project Financing
3:45pm – 5:00pm 2007-08 Board of Directors Meeting
6:00pm – 9:00pm “A Taste of Texas” Reception – Sponsored by the Port of Galveston
Wednesday, September 24 – all meetings at the Dena’ina Convention Center
7:30am – 6:00pm AAPA Registration Desk Open
7:30am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am Port of Anchorage – Intermodal Expanison Project
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:45am Port Capacity as a National Priority – Addressing Land and Waterside Access Inssues
11:45am – 12:30pm Pre-Luncheon Refreshments
12:30pm – 2:15pm Luncheon Program: Highlighting AAPA Awards
3:00pm – Buses Depart for Rail Tour
Thursday, September 25 – all meetings at the Dena’ina Convention Center
7:30am – Noon AAPA Registration Desk Open
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 9:15am Innovative Approaches to Port Challenges
9:15am – 9:45am Break
9:45am – 11:15am Challenges and Opportunities in the Cruise Market
11:15am – Noon Keynote Address: “Doing the Impossible”
Noon – 12:45pm Pre-Luncheon Refreshments
12:45pm – 2:00pm Luncheon Program: Chairman’s Address
2:00pm – 2:30pm Annual Membership Meeting and Installation of Officers
2:30pm- 3:00pm 2008-2009 Board of Directors Meeting
6:30pm – 11:00pm Chairman’s Reception and Gala