2018 PNWA Summer Conference

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Date(s) - 06/25/2018 - 06/27/2018
All Day

Quality Inn & Suites

Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Summer Conference!


A Confluence of Unintended Greatness – Steven Branting, Author & Historian

Reflections on the Walla Walla District Command – LTC Damon Delarosa, Commander, USACE, Walla Walla District

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force – Marla Harrison, Environmental Planning Senior Manager, Port of Portland

America First Meets the Pacific Northwest, A Report from Washington, D.C. – Ben McMakin, Principal & Managing Director, Van Ness Feldman

Communications Best Practices
Charla Skaggs, Principal Communications and Outreach Specialist, Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
Ryan Hart, Chief External Affairs Officer, Port of Vancouver USA
Abbi Russell, Communications Manager, Port of Vancouver USA

What to Expect: The Container and Grain Outlook for the Pacific Northwest
Augusto Bassanini, Chief Operating Officer, United Grain Corporation
Guy Stephenson, President, Westwood Shipping Lines, Inc.

Planning for Success: How Rail Will Meet the Needs of a Growing Northwest Economy
Greg Guthrie, Director of Marketing, Agricultural Products, BNSF Railway Company (available by request only; please contact tereza.edwards@pnwa.net)
Eric Jessup, Co-Director Freight Policy Transportation Institute, Associate Professor, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University

Port Pop-Ups: Updates from Around the Region
Jim Knight, Executive Director, Port of Astoria
Ryan McFarland, Federal Government Relations Manager, Northwest Seaport Alliance
Gary Nelson, Executive Director, Port of Grays Harbor

P3’s in the Northwest: Peas, Pot and Potatoes
Scott Atkison, President, Canna4Life
Bill Newbry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Northwest Farmers’ Cooperative
Chris Voigt, Executive Director, Washington State Potato Commission

MARAD Update: Working to Support and Meet the Needs of the Maritime Industry – Capt. Robert Loken, Director PNW and Alaska Gateways, U.S. Department of
Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD)

Update from the Idaho Water Users Association
Paul Arrington, Executive Director and General Counsel, Idaho Water Users Association

Lewis Clark Valley Wineries: Notes from the Northwest’s Pioneering Wine Region
Lynn DeVleming, Basalt Cellars
Melissa Sanborn, Colter’s Creek Winery, Inc.
Coco Umiker, Ph.D., Clearwater Canyon


Refund ​and ​Cancellation ​Policy: 
• Full ​refund ​for ​registration, ​less ​$50 ​processing ​fee ​until ​May ​25th
• 50% ​refund ​by ​June ​8th
• No ​refund ​after ​June ​15th
• Substitutions ​are ​welcome


Thank you 2018 PNWA Summer Conference Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors

Lewis-Clark Terminals

Moffatt & Nichol

Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative

Van Ness Feldman

Bronze Level Sponsors

Anchor QEA

Columbia River Pilots

Columbia River Steamship Operators’ Association, Inc. (CRSOA)

Ecological Land Services

Millennium Bulk Terminals

Northwest Seaport Alliance

Pomeroy Grain Growers

Port of Lewiston

Port of St. Helens

Port of Umatilla

Port of Vancouver USA

Port of Walla Walla

Tidewater Transportation and Terminals

United Grain Corporation

Westwood Shipping Lines