UPCOMING EVENTS

Events, Meetings & Seminars

The Washington Public Ports Association holds a variety of seminars, meetings and conferences to address issues of concern and to assist members with professional development. Board Meetings are in May and November, and several shorter, technically oriented seminars are held throughout the year. These meetings generally include panel discussions with industry experts, question and answer sessions, interactive activities, technical tours of port facilities, and opportunities to network.

Listed below is an overview of all upcoming events. For details select the event or visit our online events calendar here.

November 27, 2012: CLE, Renaissance Hotel, Seattle
The continuing legal education seminar is held yearly the day before our Annual Meeting. The legal topic is chosen based on present day relevance to ports. Credits are available. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

November 28-30: Annual Meeting, Renaissance Hotel, Seattle
The Annual Meeting provides a professional atmosphere in which port colleagues can gain insight to the upcoming legislative session as well as issues which will be of importance to ports in the coming year. It also provides a forum for the Board of Trustees to conduct the business of the Association, as stipulated in WPPA bylaws. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

May 15-17, 2013: Spring Meeting, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson
The Spring Meeting provides a casual atmosphere in which port colleagues can gain insight on the recent legislative session as well as issues which are of importance to ports. It also provides a forum for the Board of Trustees to conduct the business of the Association, as stipulated in WPPA bylaws. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

June 19-21, 2013 Finance and Administration Seminar, Alderbrook Resort, Union
The Finance and Administration Committee Seminar is held yearly in June. Topics are chosen based on relevance to port finance and administrative representatives. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

July 2013: Port Directors Seminar
The Executive Directors Seminar is held yearly in the summer and is open to Port Directors/Managers. Topics are chosen based on present day relevance to port management issues. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor this event, please contact WPPA Offices regarding sponsorship opportunities.

September 2013: Trade & Economic Development Seminar
The Trade & Economic Development Seminar is held every other year in the fall. Topics are chosen based on present day relevance to port representatives. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities

October 2013: Environmental Seminar
The Environmental Committee Seminar is held yearly. Topics are chosen based on relevance to current environmental issues. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

October, 2013: Small Ports Seminar, Enzian Inn, Leavenworth
The small ports seminar is held yearly in October. Topics are geared to helping our smaller ports reach their goals. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

November 2013: Public Relations Seminar
The Public Relations Seminar is held every other year. Topics are chosen based on present day relevance to port representatives. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

November 2013: New Commissioner Seminar, Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
The new commissioner seminar is held every other year the day before our Annual Meeting. Newly elected port commissioners meet to learn the ins and outs of their public service. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

July 2014: Commissioner Seminar
The Commissioner Seminar is held every other year in the summer and is open to all port commissioners. Topics are chosen based on present day relevance to commission issues. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

September 2014: Transportation and Infrastructure Seminar
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Seminar is held every other year in the fall. Topics are chosen based on present day relevance to ports. Associate Members are welcome to sponsor portions of this event, please contact the WPPA office regarding sponsorship opportunities.

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