AAPA President and CEO
"This Congress is a very timely forum to hear the latest information about what’s happening throughout our hemisphere related to ports, but also broader in terms of international trade and the economic recovery. It’s also a great opportunity to be able to share lessons learned and the best practices amongst ports throughout the hemisphere".
President, Puerto Valparaíso
“During these events you learn a lot. There may be things you already know about, but the exchange and discussion with the main port leaders, to know where the industry is going and what the challenges are, gives you a wider vision than the one you have from your own country”
General Manager, Puerto Valparaíso
“The Latin American Congress of Ports is an internationally recognized event”
President, Administración Nacional de Puertos - Uruguay (ANP)
"(During the Congress, the speakers present) papers that make you think, papers that generate controversy and part of the event is to listen to those papers. The other part is to socialize and to talk one on one with those who have other responsibilities within the ports.”
Former Branch Manager Arica, Ultramar Agencia Marítima Ltda.
"(This event) allows the interaction between port authorities and other port administrators in the region. Without a doubt, this is the event to learn from other experiences.”
"(...) We are participating in the Latin American Congress of ports for the second time, because this is the place where we can find a lot of people interested in our market.”
Officer-in-Charge - Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division - UN-ECLAC
"(…) 70% of a country's activity goes through a port eventually and these meetings are very important in the region to talk about our challenges for the future.”
Principal of W.R. Coles & Assoc.
"(During this Congress) I am learning a lot about Latin America ports and their future. A future that will involve the cooperation between ports and all the information shared among them. (Having access to that information) is one of the benefits of attending this Congress.”
Governor of the State of Yucatan (Mexico)
“The development of all nations goes through their ports and everything related to tourism, commerce and industry. Therefore these events are essential to link the nations’ development dynamics with their harbors.”
President , Puerto Arica
“(These congresses) allow us to create a framework for the debate of public and port policies (...) at an international level“
APLIA Commercial Director
“The AAPA Congress is a magnificent thermometer to know the temperature of the American port industry, in an environment of great cordiality.“
Director for Latin America, Spain and Portugal at FIREFLY AB
“The annual AAPA event allows us to be in touch with our clients in a enabling environment for the exchange of ideas and experiences, which help us improve and create solutions to address their needs in terms of fire prevention”.
Sales Director at BEDESCHI Spa
"The Latin American AAPA is the venue where is possible to meet with the decision makers and is possible to have a good idea of the tendencies of the market for the future, beside of it the team which takes care of the conference organization is very professional and really helpful in every aspect of the organization".