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Trade mission on port development in Latin America

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Identify your opportunities on port development in Latin America with this trade mission to the Latin American Conference of Ports (AAPA) in Miami. Broaden your network with representatives of the different port authorities in the region. Register now for the Trade Mission on Port Development in Latin America. 

AAPA Conference

The annual Latin American Congress of Ports - organised by the Latin American Delegation of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) - attracts key players from the Latin American and international maritime sector. More than 400 port leaders, company representatives and international experts participate in the conference every year. The conference will address current challenges for ports - such as climate change - and its consequences for ports and maritime sector. During this event you will also be updated on upcoming projects in port development in Latin America. The AAPA will take place in Miami, Florida this year.

The programme offers tailor-made matchmaking and network events. Additionally, we offer the opportunity to represent your company in the shared Orange Pavilion, which provides an inspiring space to connect with potential clients.

René van der Plas, Director Port of Rotterdam International

René van der Plas will head the delegation of companies from the Netherlands. As of June 2016, René van der Plas is the director of the Port of Rotterdam International. Through his role as former project director of Maasvlakte 2 and his responsibility over the rail programme, he has gained a broad experience within port development.

Participating companies

The ample developments in the maritime sector create opportunities for the following companies:

  • Companies providing auxiliary maritime and logistics services
  • Providers of port construction, development and operations
  • Dredging and other wet construction companies
  • Shipbuilders
  • Shipping companies and operators
  • Consultants

We recommend that your company is represented at the level of general manager or regional business/country manager.

Program of the trade mission

Day and timeActivity
Tuesday, November 19 – Optional 
MorningVisit to Port of Miami (organised by AAPA)
EveningWelcome Reception Restaurant Rusty Pelican (organised by AAPA)
Wednesday, November 20 – Start trade mission 
MorningBusiness Breakfast with delegation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
MorningOpening Conference and opening Orange Pavilion
LunchAt conference
EveningReception in the Exhibition Area (organised by AAPA)
Thursday, November 21 
LunchAt conference
EveningClosing reception on cruiser Grand Floridian (organised by AAPA)


Registration and costs

The participation fee is €1000 per person. This includes entrance to the AAPA Conference in Miami. Participation fee including representation of your company at the shared Orange Pavilion at AAPA is €2000. The fee excludes travel, accommodation and personal expenses.

More information

For more information regarding the trade mission and registration, please contact:
Carlijne Blom
00 507 280 6667