There is a CLE Seminar and a PR Seminar on the afternoon of November 15th.  This is a separate registration.  Please click on the links below to be redirected to their agenda page and registration page.  Thank you!

CLE Seminar, November 15 at the Murano Hotel in Tacoma – click here for Welcome and CLE Agenda and Legal Committee Meeting Information

Click here to register for the CLE

UPDATE:  There will be NO PR Seminar held this year.  


 Tuesday, November 15

1:00 – 5:00 pm                 CLE
5:00 – 6:30 pm                 Reception

Wednesday, November 16

7:30 am                          Registration Opens
9:00 – 11:30 am           Committee Meetings:

9:00 – 10:30 am         Marina (Pavilion C, 4th floor)
9:00 – 10:30 am         Trade and Transportation (Pavilion D, 4th floor)
9:00 – 12:00 pm         Aviation (Pavilion B, 4th floor) UPDATED END TIME (updated 11-14-16)
9:30 – 11:30 am         Legal Committee (Pavilion E, 4th floor) UPDATED START TIME (updated 11-14-16)
10:30 – 11:30 am       Public Relations (Pavilion C, 4th floor)
10:00 – 11:30 am       Environmental Policy (Pavilion F, 4th floor)
10:30 am – Noon      Economic Development (Pavilion D, 4th floor)

12:00 pm                       Luncheon – with President Troy McClelland presiding:

Keynote:  Aviation and Air Travel:  What Does the Future Hold?
Andrew Harrison, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Alaska Airlines

2:00 – 4:00 pm               General Session:

– Job Studies Results

4:00 – 5:30 pm               Associate Member Reception – Enjoy a glass of wine or a beer while you get to know our Associate Members and learn what they have to offer!   (Associate Members: Please click here to view the details of this event: Associate Member Info).

Evening on your own to enjoy the City of Tacoma

Thursday, November 17

6:15 am                          Fitness Walk (optional)

8:00 am                        Ports Executive Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 am             WPPA Legislative Report

10:30 am – 12:00 pm      General Session:

  • Marine Cargo Forecast
  • Rural Economic Development

12:00 pm                         Luncheon – President Troy McClelland presiding, Roger Millar, Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation

2:00 pm                          Port Reports

3:30 pm                          Roundtable Discussions:

  • Green Bonds
  • Marketing on a Small Budget
  • Building Relationships with Tribes
  • Keeping Your Tenants Out of Trouble
  • Social Media – Tweet Your Way to Success
  • Partnering with WSDOT in Your Region
  • Tourism Opportunities with the Cruise Industry
  • Looking Under the Hood:  Your Annual Port Checkup

6:00 pm                          President’s Reception Honoring President Troy McClelland

Friday, November 18

8:00 am                          Awards Breakfast

  • Port of the Year
  • Life Member
  • Outstanding Service to the Industry

9:00 am                          Board of Trustees Meeting

  • Committee Reports
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • President’s Report
  • Executive Director’s Report
  • 2016 WPPA Budget Report
  • Nomination and Election of Officers

12:00 pm                        Adjourn




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