The 73nd Annual Meeting May 30 to June 2, 2023

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Tuesday, MAY 30, 2023

6:00 t0 8:00PM          ˜     Opening Reception and Networking session Flavor H2O


8:00 -9:00       —        REGISTRATION       Entrance to Mariner Ballroom

9:00 AM         —        TRAFFIC BOARD MEETING. (Joint Session NAPA and IMPAC) Mariner Ballroom

Chaired by Dominic Scurti, Maryland Port Administration

10:00 AM       —        COFFEE BREAK  

10:15 AM       —       Separate Annual General Meeting    Room Cabot Room

NAPA will meet in Section A   

IMPAC will meet in Section B

11:15               —         Separate Board of Director's Meetings.   Room Cabot Room  

NAPA will meet in Section A   

IMPAC will meet in Section B 

12:30               —         Luncheon                                                                  `Mariners Ballroom

Speakers:  Doug Jones, Ignite Atlantic and Jim Hanlon, Marine Technology Society

2:00 PM          —        Tour of Fortress Louisbourg, a National Historic Site of Canada. "The Gibraltar of North America"

Meet in Hotel Lobby

5:30 PM          —        Return (Dinner on your own)

6:00 to 8:00 PM          ˜        Welcoming Reception for Port Days          Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion (JHCP)

THURSDAY, 1 June 2023

07:45 AM to 2:00 PM        Port Days Agenda (a series of informational presentations) Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion (JHCP)

. 7:45 to 8:45  A Buffet Breakfast Hosted by Captain Sou Wester and his crew.

. 8:45 to 9:00 Words of Welcome by Mayor MacDougall, James Kerr (PSDC Chair), Jeff Ward (Membertou First Nations)

. 9:00 to 9:30 Address by Port of Sydney : Planning for the Future

. 9:30 to 10:30 State of the Maritime Industry Captain Jeff Monroe, HDR

. 10:30 to 10:45 Coffee Break

. 10:45 to 11:05 Presentation on IMPAC

. 11:05 to 1125 Presentation on NAPA

. 11:30 to 11:50 CBCL Presentation

. 11:50 to 12:30 Moderated Panel

. 12:30 to 2:00 Luncheon and Keynote Address NOVAPORT

03:00 -4:30PM ˜            Joint Meeting for a Panel Discussion on “Digitalization of Port Operations”.       Mariners Ballroom
. Krista Foster, Global Spatial Technology Solutions.
Mike Hatfield, Nicom IT Solutions
. Todd Neely, Sercel

 7:00 -10:00 PM ˜                    Group Dinner & Reception                        Location - Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion (JHCP)
Lobster Dinner & Privateers with High Society

FRIDAY, 2 June 2023

7:30 to 8:45 AM          ˜          BREAKFAST and Membership Meeting    Location Mariners Ballroom

9:00 to 10:30  ˜         Legal topics of Interest to Ports and Marine Terminal Operators.

. JoAnne Zawitoski, Counsel, NAPA

  Sarah Shiels, Partner, Clifford Sheils Legal

11:00 AM                   ADJOURNMENT

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Call (774) 357-9780 if you have any questions.    


Captain F Bradley Wellock

Executive Director

North Atlantic Ports Association Inc.

205 North Street

Walpole, MA 02081

(774) 357-9780

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