About the Congress

What is the AAPA LATINO?
The AAPA Latino is the annual meeting of the Latin American port leadership par excellence, where the most representative players of the field present and discuss both current and future projects in the industry.
Featuring an exclusive commercial exhibition, a technical visit to the host port and an unmissable social and networking program, we are the indispensable event for updating and port business in Latin America.
Who attends the AAPA LATINO?
More than 600 port leaders from the region, including presidents and directors of public and private port authorities from Latin America, the United States and Europe, operators and suppliers of the sector, integrators, professionals, consultants and specialized media, among other players from the world port field.
Why should I attend the AAPA LATINO?
Because the AAPA LATINO is the place to meet face-to-face, generate and strenghten commercial and institutional relationships with the main industry leaders and decision makers in the port & maritime industry of the continent.
In addition, it offers a high-profile conference program, which has as speakers the most renowned authorities and executives of the industry and gives the opportunity to learn first-hand about the current & future issues on the port agenda, in a unique atmosphere of networking and camaraderie.
Which is the venue for the AAPA LATINO 2022?
The venue for the XXX Latin American Congress of Ports, to be held from November 28-30, is the Blue Med Convention Center in Santos, Brazil.

Registration

How much does it cost to attend the Congress?
The registration fee is USD 1,100 for AAPA Members and USD 1,350 for Non-members. It can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
Are there any discounts for multiple registrations?
Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out which is the best option for your company.
What is included in my registration fee?
Full registration includes access to all the academic, social and business activities of the event: conferences, evening receptions, lunches, coffee breaks, and exhibition area. It also allows you to access the app that facilitates networking among all participants, enables participation in the technical visit to the Port of Santos (activity with prior registration and limited spaces) and includes the Congress bag and materials.
How do I register for the AAPA LATINO?
You have to fill out the form at https://aapalatino.com/en/attend/register-here. Please note that the registration is confirmed once the corresponding payment has been formalized.
What are the requirements for attending the event?
All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of the Congress. If the vaccination schedule was completed during 2021, a booster dose applied during 2022 or a certificate confirming they have recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days prior to the event will be required. This documentation must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or uploaded to the following link, without exception, up to 15 working days before the start date of the Congress. More information is available here.
Can I attend with a companion?
Yes, a companion's registration (exclusively oriented to the attendees' spouses or relatives) costs USD 350 and includes participation in the program for companions and the evening social events. It does not include access to the conferences, exhibition area or networking activities. Companions can register through the online form as well.
What is PPM Latino?
The PPM Latino (Professional Port Manager) is a training program organized by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for the staff of its Latin American member ports.
Those who are currently enrolled in this program and wish to attend the AAPA LATINO as well may register under this category, thus receiving a 50% discount on their registration fee as an AAPA Member.
I have special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, celiac or food allergy); can these be taken care of?
You can indicate this request on your registration form and we will contact you closer to the event to assist you.
What are the registration cancellation policies?
Cancellations received UNTIL AUGUST 30th, 2022: 100% of the amount will be reimbursed MINUS bank and administrative expenses involved.
Cancellations received UNTIL SEPTEMBER 29th, 2022: 70% of the amount will be reimbursed MINUS bank and administrative expenses involved.
Cancellations received FROM SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022 ONWARDS are NOT refundable.
Comments: Only cancellations received in writing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will be accepted. If any refund should apply, it will be made within 10 days after the event is over.

Accommodation and other logistical aspects

What hotel should I stay in?
The organizers have obtained preferential rates for its participants in single and double rooms including breakfast at the Sheraton, Comfort and Novotel hotels in the city of Santos.
How do I book my hotel room?
Through this link you'll be able to make your reservation, following the corresponding indications to obtain the discounted rates.
Important: the hotel reservation will be confirmed only to those who have formalized their registration to the Congress.
What airport should I fly into?
The city of Santos does not have its own airport, so you should arrive at Guarulhos airport (domestic and international flights - located 2 hours from Santos) or Congonhas airport (domestic flights - 1:30 hours from Santos), both located in the city of São Paulo.
What are the requirements for traveling to Brazil, with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic?
As of May 2022, to travel to Brazil you will only need to prove full vaccination against COVID-19. Click on this link for more information.
Will the organizers provide transportation from the hotels to the event venue and to the social events?
Yes, transportation will be provided from the Sheraton, Comfort and Novotel hotels to the academic and business activities that will take place at the Blue Med Convention Center and to the social events venues. Pick-up and drop-off times will be provided in a timely manner.

Sponsorship

Are there sponsorship opportunities available at the AAPA LATINO?
Yes, we have sponsorship options ranging from USD 3,500 to USD 28,000, including basic institutional sponsorship, booths or business lounges, coffee breaks, lunches and welcome coffee. Click on this link for more information.
What benefits do the sponsorship packages include?
All sponsorship options include free full registrations to the Congress, pre-event brand presence (Logo on the website, newsletters, APP and social media), brand presence throughout the event (Logo on the conference room screen and in the participant's booklet, permanent mention by the master of ceremonies), an ad in the participant's booklet, possibility of handing out brochures or merchandising and a promotional video of the company on our YouTube channel.
How can I book a booth for my company?
Contact our Commercial Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Who sponsors the AAPA LATINO?
Every year, many port authorities and renowned suppliers to the industry from both Latin America and the rest of the world sponsor and promote the AAPA Latino. Our sponsors are mainly companies specialized in port equipment, engineering, signaling and buoying, software, safety for the industry, technology, IT and cybersecurity, dredging & construction companies, environmental consultants and logistics operators, among others. Click here to see the 2022 sponsors confirmed so far.

Miscellaneous

What is the dress code for the Congress?
During the conferences, business casual attire is recommended. For the evening receptions, we recommend smart casual attire (and elegant attire for the closing dinner party). For the port visit and companion tours, we recommend comfortable clothing and footwear, as well as a cap/hat and sunscreen.
Will there be simultaneous translation during the conferences?
Yes, simultaneous Spanish-English-Portuguese translation will be provided.
What are the opening hours of the trade show?
The trade show will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29 and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30.
Who can visit the trade show?
Only those who have registered for the Congress will have access to the exhibit area. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
How can I attend the visit to the host port?
Once you have completed and formalized your registration for the Congress, you may request your spot in the Technical Visit to the Port of Santos scheduled for November 28 by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that places are limited and are granted on a first-come, first-served basis to those who meet the abovementioned conditions.
How can I affiliate my company to the AAPA?
Please contact Ms. Zulma Dinelli, General Director of the AAPA LATINO and AAPA Agent for Latin America at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on membership categories and benefits.
Can I make a press coverage of the event?
If the specialized media you represent would like to become an AAPA LATINO Media Partner, please contact our Press Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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  • Sponsored by

    • VAN OORD
    • SYNTHETEX
    • PR PORTS
    • OCEAN
    • PRO DEVELOP
    • WARTSILA
    • AEROTECH
    • EIFFAGE
    • A2
    • PUERTO MAR DEL PLATA
    • JAN DE NUL
    • TMSA
    • AGP S.E.
    • SIPORT21
    • SATURNO
    • GRUPO TRIBUNA
    • INDERMODAL
    • TRADE
    • VALENCIA PORT
    • DAMEN
    • PUERTO BAHIA BLANCA
    • SOCIEDAD PORTUARIA BUENAVENTURA
    • SAVCOR
    • PORT CORPUS CHRISTI
    • TECHNOMAR
    • GLOBALSIM
    • DPP
    • TRELLEBORG
    • PROSERTEK
    • SABIK MARINE
    • PUERTO LA PLATA
    • FIREFLY AB
    • ASTEC
    • PUERTO SANTO TOMÁS
    • APPM
    • SEALITE
    • INDRA
    • MOBILIS
    • OVERDEEP
    • KALMAR
    • CANLEMAR
    • DEEP WATER
    • ZPMC
    • BOSKALIS
    • NEUERO
    • SENNEBOGEN
    • RELEASE ELETRONICO
    • HPC
    • COASTAL PORT
    • NOKIA
    • HUTCHISON PORTS
    • METALTECO
    • MULTIMODAL EMPRESA
    • NAVICOM
    • MAXILIFT
    • CONSEJO PORTUARIO ARGENTINO
    • SMITHS DETECTION
    • PUERTO DE COMODORO RIVADAVIA
    • RIGHTSHIP
    • TAYLOR
    • PORT MIAMI
    • EMBAJADA DE HOLANDA
    • BRUKS
    • DUAGA
    • ABIM
    • TANDANOR
    • GUROBI
    • PORT OF LONG BEACH
    • PORT OF PASCAGOULA
    • HYPACK
    • EMPRESA PORTUARIA QUETZAL
    • KONECRANES
    • TELESTACK
    • BTP TERMINARL PORTUARIO
    • INFOPORT
    • DOCK SUD
    • DP WORLD
    • ARCELOR MITTAL
    • GENETEC
    • ENTERPRISE FLORIDA
    • IRM
    • MOFFAT NICHOL
    • AMBIPAR
    • DEME
    • HIDROMARES
    • AGI
    • PTP
    • LOGCOMEX
    • MIT
    • WEBB FONTAINE
    • SAAM
    • PUERTO SAN NICOLÁS
    • SOUTH POINT ENGINNERING
    • FOR SHORE
    • PUERTO DE BARRANQUILLA
    • ANDINO
    • MUSCO
    • ENAPRO
    • E-CRANE
    • NANJING DEERS
    • BEDESCHI
    • PORT EVERGLADES
  • Supported by

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    • CBC
    • Megatrade
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    • Veintepies 2021
    • Transporte XXL
    • Jornal
    • LogoAMP
    • Logo Portos
    • Seatrade Cruise
    • Portos e Navios
    • Logo Logistics
    • Tradenews
    • ASC
    • Abac
    • Logo Portal
    • T21
    • Inversiones Negocios
    • DATA PORTUARIA
    • ABEPH
    • Seatrade Maritime
    • CIP
    • Forklift
    • Mamla
    • CM
  • Sponsored by

    • GLOBALSIM
    • MIT
    • DUAGA
    • A2
    • NOKIA
    • PRO DEVELOP
    • SAVCOR
    • SOCIEDAD PORTUARIA BUENAVENTURA
    • RELEASE ELETRONICO
    • LOGCOMEX
    • HPC
    • NANJING DEERS
    • TANDANOR
    • DOCK SUD
    • MULTIMODAL EMPRESA
    • AGI
    • HUTCHISON PORTS
    • TRADE
    • GUROBI
    • RIGHTSHIP
    • DEME
    • PORT EVERGLADES
    • ABIM
    • GENETEC
    • NEUERO
    • DP WORLD
    • CANLEMAR
    • HIDROMARES
    • DEEP WATER
    • SATURNO
    • MOFFAT NICHOL
    • FOR SHORE
    • PUERTO BAHIA BLANCA
    • INDERMODAL
    • PUERTO LA PLATA
    • COASTAL PORT
    • KALMAR
    • PROSERTEK
    • VAN OORD
    • PUERTO DE COMODORO RIVADAVIA
    • PORT OF PASCAGOULA
    • E-CRANE
    • SMITHS DETECTION
    • MUSCO
    • PR PORTS
    • PUERTO DE BARRANQUILLA
    • EIFFAGE
    • EMBAJADA DE HOLANDA
    • VALENCIA PORT
    • BRUKS
    • SOUTH POINT ENGINNERING
    • BEDESCHI
    • ZPMC
    • CONSEJO PORTUARIO ARGENTINO
    • DAMEN
    • TAYLOR
    • PTP
    • PUERTO SAN NICOLÁS
    • APPM
    • ENAPRO
    • SIPORT21
    • DPP
    • METALTECO
    • AMBIPAR
    • SYNTHETEX
    • PUERTO MAR DEL PLATA
    • SAAM
    • PUERTO SANTO TOMÁS
    • EMPRESA PORTUARIA QUETZAL
    • AGP S.E.
    • BTP TERMINARL PORTUARIO
    • PORT CORPUS CHRISTI
    • GRUPO TRIBUNA
    • KONECRANES
    • MOBILIS
    • AEROTECH
    • ARCELOR MITTAL
    • HYPACK
    • INDRA
    • OVERDEEP
    • BOSKALIS
    • FIREFLY AB
    • SEALITE
    • MAXILIFT
    • TRELLEBORG
    • WEBB FONTAINE
    • ANDINO
    • SENNEBOGEN
    • PORT MIAMI
    • JAN DE NUL
    • TECHNOMAR
    • TELESTACK
    • INFOPORT
    • WARTSILA
    • IRM
    • PORT OF LONG BEACH
    • ENTERPRISE FLORIDA
    • SABIK MARINE
    • TMSA
    • ASTEC
    • OCEAN
    • NAVICOM
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    • Logo Portos
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    • Jornal
    • T21
    • Megatrade
    • Abac
    • Seatrade Maritime
    • Mamla
    • ABEPH
    • CM
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