The Port of Valparaíso is managed by Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso (EPV), an entity created by Law No. 19,542, on December 19, 1997. In accordance with that law, EPV is a legal continuation of the Empresa Portuaria de Chile, with all its attributions, rights, obligations and assets, and was formally established on January 31, 1998.
Empresa Portuaria Valparaíso is responsible for the administration, utilization, development and conservation of the Port of Valparaíso, as well as all its assets, including all related activities within the port area necessary for the proper fulfillment of its duties.
The Port of Valparaíso has 5 standing concession contracts with important Chilean companies in order to enhance the port´s competitiveness in accordance with logistics, safety and technology, and all in harmony with the sustainable development of the city. Currently, the port accommodates two of the most important cargo terminals in Chile and contains the main cruise terminal for Chilean tourism.
EPV also manages the administration of an important public space in Valparaiso, the Prat Pier Promenade.
To be the pillar of the national port system, leader in sustainable port development based on permanent innovation, a relationship of trust with the community, concessionaires and relevant actors as well as a strong commitment of its workers and recognized as the best port workplace.
As Port Authority of Valparaíso, its mission is to facilitate foreign trade and maritime transport, ensuring the availability and quality of services and infrastructure to all the actors of the logistics chain and the community, generating shared value.

More information: www.puertovalparaiso.cl


Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia (USA), the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is the premier organization representing over 130 deep water public ports of the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, over 200 members of the port service industry choose to associate with AAPA and avail themselves of the many marketing opportunities offered to them by AAPA.
For more than a century, AAPA membership has empowered port authorities and their maritime industry partners to serve global customers and create economic and social value for their communities.
Their programs, resources and partnerships connect, inform and unify seaport leaders and maritime professionals. AAPA promotes industry interests by providing critical leadership in security, trade, transport, infrastructure, environmental and other areas related to port development and operations.
AAPA is also dedicated to increase public, media and especially government entities’ awareness of the essential role played by ports in the global transportation system.
The Association has an extensive offering of education and training programs, conducts research on the port industry, and provides contact services and information to professionals in the sector.

More information: www.aapa-ports.org
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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

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Book your booth

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