AAPA’s Convention includes technical and policy committee meetings, as well as business sessions and social networking possibilities for port professionals and others in the marine transportation industry.
The AAPA Annual Convention and Expo is recognized as the premier gathering of the seaport industry. If your customer targets include seaports, marine terminal operators, integrators, suppliers and other industry stakeholders, exhibiting at the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Convention will provide you direct access to the top decision makers--port commissioners and senior level port professional, integrator, supplier, and other stakeholder staff from throughout the Western Hemisphere. We understand that in today's competitive economic climate, strategic and cost-effective marketing has never been more necessary. AAPA is here to guide you and insure your successful expo experience, from exhibit sales through to exhibit floor coordination.
The Annual Convention and Expo is AAPA's largest membership meeting of the year. Held every fall in a different port city, the Convention includes technical and policy committee meetings, business sessions and social events allowing port professionals and stakeholders in the marine transportation industry to exchange views and expand business contacts. The Expo is an integral part of the convention program providing opportunities for networking and exchange of ideas.
Founded in 1912, the American Association of Port Authorities is a trade association which represents more than 130 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. In addition, Association members include more than 300 sustaining and associate members - firms and individuals with an interest in the seaports of the Western Hemisphere. AAPA is dedicated to serving deep draft public ports by enhancing port management professionalism, and advocating issues critical to public seaports.
UPS Global Freight Forwarding
Cindy Miller has been President of UPS Global Freight Forwarding since April 2016. She is responsible for Global Forwarding which encompasses UPS International Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Customs and Brokerage Operations. She is a 29 year UPS veteran having begun her career in 1988 as a Package Car Driver.
Cindy repatriated back to the US last year as a result of this new position. Prior to taking over GFF, she served as President of UPS Europe. In this position, based in Brussels, Belgium, she oversaw and was responsible for all UPS operations in the nearly 60 countries and territories across Europe, including UPS’s package delivery, freight forwarding, contract logistics and distribution activities. The Europe region is UPS’s largest non-U.S. operation. She lived more than eight years outside the United States having had ten relocations across two continents in her career. She’s lived and worked in many large cities like Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, London and Brussels.
Before taking the European top spot in 2013, she held key executive positions in the company, such as President of UPS South Europe and Africa and President of UPS U.K., Ireland and the Nordics. While in the UK, Cindy Miller not only oversaw UPS’s daily operations serving some of the world’s biggest global businesses, but was also responsible for UPS’s successful execution of the logistics for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, for which UPS was the Official Logistics and Express Delivery Supporter.
Miller is a native of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, USA. She was an active member of The European Executive Council (EEC), Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union, and a Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Humanities from Penn State University.