OCTOBER 7 - 10, 2018



El Acontecimiento portuario del año

Convened by


Raúl Urzúa Marambio

Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso
Dear friends,

Valparaíso, the Jewel of the Pacific, is counting down the days to host the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Annual Convention for the first time this October. We at the Port of Valparaíso are eager and excited because we know that hosting hundreds of port leaders for this annual event signifies a historic opportunity to affirm our leadership in port logistics and show the importance of this industry in our country and Latin America.
Hosting the 2018 AAPA Convention will be a tremendous challenge, and we have no doubt that our city, the legislative and cultural capital of Chile, a world treasure and home to the main port of the country, will surprise our visitors with its charm and allow us to exchange valuable port development experiences.
As the first port of the Chilean Republic and once the main port on the South Pacific, Valparaiso has shaped its identity, history, economic development and livelihood around the port. This trait will provide an ideal setting for the celebration of such an important event as the AAPA Annual Convention.
Furthermore, we want this Annual Convention to be a platform for Latin America, so that all our region’s ports, Arica, Montevideo, Callao, Lázaro Cárdenas and many others, can show the world why we are at the forefront of global logistics, sustainability and environmental issues.
We await you with open arms in Chile, the leading non-traditional tourism destination in the world according to World Travel Awards. Its unforgettable landscapes are the cradle of poets, good wine, athletes and the historic and pioneering Port of Valparaíso, cornerstone of the Republic and pride of the country’s heritage.
It will make us proud that you enjoy “The Jewel of the Pacific”. See you in October!

The convention

The Port and the city of Valparaíso are proud to host the 107th AAPA Annual Convention, the largest port event in the Americas, which gathers the major players and leaders of this industry, worldwide.
After several years, this event returns to Latin America and for the first time it is held in South America, to discuss the main port projects, enjoy an intense social activity, networking opportunities and generate business contacts in a commercial display where the most representative supplier companies of the industry take part. The AAPA Annual Convention - the most important membership meeting -, will take place in this charming city, full of history, multiple attractions and a peculiar geography, that makes this destination a unique and special place and the ideal setting for enjoying an event that will remain in the memory of all its participants.

Plan your trip

You can find here useful information about flights, transportation, visas, weather, tours around Chile and all you need to know to plan your trip to Valparaiso

Book your hotel

Book your Hotel with preferential rates and secure your free transportation to all the Convention activities

Download the agenda

Download the complete Agenda for the 2018 AAPA Annual Convention

Become a sponsor

Enter here and download the Sponsorship Proposal. Sponsoring the Convention will allow you to have great visibility and commercial recognition of your company

Book your booth

Book your booth and secure a privileged spot to promote your brand before more than 600 leaders in the industry

Register here

Fill out the registration form and be part of the PORT EVENT OF THE YEAR

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