2023 Annual Conference

On Thursday, July 27th, and Friday 28th, the American Great Lakes Ports Association held its 2023 Annual Conference in downtown Chicago.

More than 180 individuals attended the event, including  seaport managers, terminal operators, shipping company executives, maritime trade associations, state and federal government officials, and the many service providers who help ensure this industry’s success.


To view the conference agenda, click here.

Click the links below to view the presentations made by each guest speaker:


Adam Tindall-Schlicht – Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corp.

Rear Admiral Jon Hickey – U.S. Coast Guard

John Martin – Martin Associates

Jan Allman – Fincantieri

Joe Liebau – Foth

Esther Johnson / Paul Mazzeno / Adam Hamm – Army Corps of Engineers

Cary Davis – American Association of Port Authorities

Joe Starck – The Great Lakes Towing Company

Kevin Tyszkiewcz – Tata Steel

Will Friedman / Carly Beck – Port of Cleveland

Mark Schrupp / Will Beer / Rob Moorcroft – Port of Detroit / Tunley Engineering

Tony Miaetta – U.S. EPA




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