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Shared Quarters - National Maritime Workforce Conference


About The Conference

Legislation signed into law by the President of the United States in December 2017 authorizes designation of community and technical college “Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence.”

 

The Shared Quarters Maritime Conference taking place in LaPorte and Galveston, Texas June 5-6, 2018 will address opportunities to enhance maritime, marine technology and port management workforce training taking place at 2-year public colleges throughout the country in collaboration with universities, port authorities, shippers and other maritime industry partner

CONFERENCE PRESENTERS & TOPICS


June 5 - San Jacinto College

Welcome/Introduction – San Jacinto College

  • Congressional Remarks
  • American Association of Port Authorities
  • Marine Technology Society
  • Vision of Shared Quarters Maritime Conference & Partnerships presentation by Maritime Administration
  • Maritime Workforce and Military Crosswalks
  • Innovative Workforce Programs
  • Maritime Transportation and Logistics
  • Partnerships: College Alignments with Maritime Industry
  • Houston ship channel evening boat cruise with cocktails or shoreside reception

June 6 - Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Welcome – Texas A&M Maritime Academy

  • Port Management and Maritime Administration Training Pipeline
  • U.S. Coast Guard Approved Maritime Training Programs
  • Maritime Workforce Technical Training
  • Marine Technology Workforce Training and Education
  • KEYNOTE–*Announcement coming soon!
  • Marine League of Schools Update
  • Cybersecurity in Maritime Industry and Port Administration

Conference Details


Travel Information

Nearest Airport: William P. Hobby (HOU) Airport | 7800 Airport Blvd., Houston, TX 

Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Kemah, 805 Harris Ave. Kemah, Texas

Conference Room Rate: $119/night + tax   To reserve use  Group Code: NMW

Transportation:

Free bus transportation between Holiday Inn Kemah and conference locations will be provided for registered conference attendees, exhibitors and sponsors

 

 

Conference Locations

June 5, 2018 | San Jacinto College Maritime Campus

3700 Old State Hwy. 146, LaPorte, TX 77571

June 6, 2018 | Texas Maritime Academy, Texas A&M University at Galveston

200 Seawolf Pkwy. Galveston, TX

Conference Registration

$475 (per person) | Public educational institutions, governments and nonprofits 

$700 (per person) | Members of American Association of Port Authorities or Marine Technology Society membership

$750 (per person) | Non-Members of AAPA or the MTS

Evening Receptions- June 5, 2018 (PICK ONE OF THE BELOW)


Port of Houston Tour - M/V Sam Houston

Join us aboard the Sam Houston and get an up close view of Port Houston. There will be cocktails and light refreshments for guests.

SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 50 to register.  

*NOTE: You may only attend one of the receptions on June 5th.

Sponsored by Port Houston

**Backpacks, oversized purses and other large bags are prohibited aboard the vessel. Passengers’ personal belongings may be subject to searches in accordance with federal regulations. Cameras are allowed on the tour. However, Port Houston must provide consent for any photographs to be published.


San Jacinto Maritime Campus Reception and Simulator Demo

Enjoy refreshments and get your hands-on one of our Pilot Simulators and mingle with guests and maritime partners.

*NOTE: You may only attend one of the receptions on June 5th.

EXHIBIT & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Exhibit Booths:

Table Top Display (display only) $750

Table Top Display and Conference Registration $1350

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Evening Reception Sponsor: $3,000
• Acknowledgement during Opening Session
• Sponsor signage at Evening Reception
• Sponsor signage at registration table
• Marketing item on registration table
• Logo on conference program cover page
• Acknowledgement & logo inside program
• At least 2 social media mentions

• 1 conference registration included

Luncheon Sponsor: $2,000 

• Acknowledgement during Opening Session
• Sponsor signage at Luncheon
• Sponsor signage at registration table
• Marketing item adjacent to registration table
• Acknowledgement & logo inside program
• At least 2 social media mentions

• 1 conference registration included

Breakfast Sponsor: $1,500

• Sponsor signage during Breakfast
• Sponsor signage at registration table
• Marketing item adjacent to registration table
• Acknowledgement & logo inside program

• At least 1 social media mention

Networking Break Sponsor: $1,250

• Sponsor signage at Networking Break
• Sponsor signage at registration table
• Marketing item adjacent to registration table

• Acknowledgement & logo inside program

Transportation Sponsor: $1,000

• Sponsor signage at Shuttle Buses
• Sponsor signage at registration table
• Acknowledgement & logo inside program

For information about sponsorship opportunities email Tom Downs at tcdowns@downsgovaffairs.com.

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