March 28, 2019

The International Association of Maritime and Port Executives

A Not-for Profit Professional Development Industry Association

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE

INLAND RIVERS CONFERENCE EARLY REGISTRATION ENDING

Important Dates for your Consideration

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) invites you to join us at the IRPT 2019 Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 23-25 (with exhibitor move-in on the 22nd).

March 31st is Hotel Reservations cut-off date. The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is located at 201 Lafayette Street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801. Guests may make reservations by calling 225-344-5866 and referencing the “IRPT Annual Conference Room Block.” Room rate is $129.00 / night. You can also book online here: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BTRCPHF-IRPT-20190419/index.jhtml

April 1st is the cut-off for early bird registration. Please take advantage of the savings while you can. You can access the printable registration form here, or register online at https://www.irpt.net/conference/registration/.

A conference agenda can be found here. The week's itinerary is as follows:

Monday: Exhibitor Move-In IRPT Board Meeting Crawfish Boil Reception at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Tuesday: General Membership Meeting Conference Kick-off BBQ Reception at SEACOR AMH

Wednesday: Conference Content Oyster Bar Reception at the Jolie Pearl

Thursday: Shipper Day Conference Content

You can learn more about the conference, itinerary, sponsorships, exhibitors, travel and more by visiting www.irpt.net.

Conference registration rates are as follows:

  • Members: $500 ($575 after April 1st)

  • Non-Members: $575 ($625 after April 1st)

  • Federal Government Employees: $425 ($450 after April 1st)

  • Bring your spouse for only $75 (or $100 after April 1st)

All activities (except special outings) will be held at The Baton Rouge Raising Cane's Convention Center, located at 201 South River Road, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

Our Sincerest Thanks to the 2019 Conference Sponsors:

Diamond:

Port of Greater Baton Rouge 5R Enterprises, LLC Consolidated Terminals and Logistics Liebherr SENNEBOGEN Anvil Attachments Natchez Adams County Port

Gold:

Port of Morgan City, Louisiana F & M Mafco International Port of Memphis SEACOR AMH/Ports America

Silver:

Hanson Professional Services Alter Logistics Port of South Louisiana Impala Terminals Burnside Ports of Indiana AGRIServices of Brunswick Plaquemines Port Port KC Logistics Services Inc. St. Louis Port Authority LIGTT Missouri Port Authority Association Mississippi Valley Trade and Transport HDR, Inc. Ports Association of Louisiana

For additional information contact:

Aimee Andres, Executive Director

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. One Confluence Way East Alton, Illinois 62024

(618) 468-3010 admin@irpt.net

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER

Inland Rivers, Ports & Terminals, Inc. (IRPT) invites you to join us at the IRPT 2019 Annual Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana April 23-25, 2019 (with exhibitor move in on the 22nd).

Please access the printable registration form here, or register online:

This year's conference agenda will include the following topics:

  • Inland Port/Terminal Grant Program

  • Introduction

  • Efforts and Path Forward

  • All about Infrastructure

  • Priorities to Rebuild

  • From the Users Board

  • 408 Permitting

  • Innovative Technology to Increase Efficiencies (open to exhibitors)

  • Federal Programs and Benefits (funding and assistance)

  • Maritime Administration

  • Federal Railroad Administration

  • Department of Commerce

  • FBI: Infrastructure Security

  • Regulatory Changes, Decisions and Rulemaking

  • U.S. Coast Guard

  • Environmental Protection Agency

  • Institute of Water Resources: Memorandum and more

  • Market Needs (Challenges and Opportunities) / Commodity Discussion

  • Agriculture and forestry

  • Chemical

  • Energy

  • Steel

  • Anticipated Growth of Cruise Industry

  • Industry Outlook

  • Port Priorities

  • Attracting Lines

  • Infrastructure Needs (docking/services)

  • Case Study: Port of Greater Baton Rouge

  • Member Team Building: Offers Benefits to Shippers

  • Spotlight on Inland Ports

  • Capabilities

  • Connectivity

  • Using Foreign Trade and Opportunity Zones

You can learn more about the conference, itinerary, sponsorships, exhibitors, travel and more by visiting www.irpt.net.

Conference registration rates are as follows:

  • Members: $500 ($575 after April 1st)

  • Non-Members: $575 ($625 after April 1st)

  • Federal Government Employees: $425 ($450 after April 1st)

  • Bring your spouse for only $75 (or $100 after April 1st)

This year’s conference will include:

  • Nearly 10 hours of conference content with professional development hours offered. Content to include:

  • Commodities Forecast

  • Innovative Technology

  • Education Opportunities

  • Infrastructure Update

  • New Business Development

  • Much, much more!

THE IAMPE WILL OFFER 10 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE SESSIONS.

  • Exhibition space offering high quality one-on-one interaction with attendees. Our design and layout offers the personal experience to increase communication and visibility. Exhibition time exceeds 18 hours and will ensure you company’s exposure. The cost to exhibit is $1500.

  • Sponsorships are available and MUCH appreciated. This year’s conference offers three sponsorship levels and benefits. All sponsors for the 2019 IRPT Conference will be acknowledged on IRPT’s website as well as included in all e-blasts and publications.

You can access sponsorship and exhibitor registration online (using link above) or access the printable form here.

Venue:

All activities (except special outings) will be held at The Baton Rouge Raising Cain's Convention Center, located at 201 South River Road, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802.

Host Hotel Details:

The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center is located at 201 Lafayette Street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801. Guests may make reservations by calling 225-344-5866 and referencing the “IRPT Annual Conference Room Block.” Room rate is $129.00 / night. You can also book online here: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BTRCPHF-IRPT-20190419/index.jhtml

I look forward to seeing all of you at our exciting conference in Baton Rouge where we trust your company will reap great rewards and find your association with IRPT a profitable and beneficial experience.

Aimee Andres, AMPE Executive Director

Inland Rivers, Ports and Terminals, Inc. One Confluence Way East Alton, IL 62024 Phone (618) 468-3010 admin@irpt.net

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