2021 Summer Meeting

The American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA) will hold its 2021 Summer meeting on August 24th & 25th in Portage, Indiana. This year’s meeting is being hosted by Ports of Indiana at Burns Harbor.  This page will be updated regularly with information about the meeting.



The meeting is being held in Portage, Indiana, located approximately 40 miles east of Chicago. From Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, it takes approximately 80 minutes to drive to Portage. All meetings and activities will be within 1/2 mile of the host hotel and port.

Meeting Registration

There is no registration requirement or cost for attending the AGLPA 2021 Summer meeting; however, you must RSVP so we can plan for catering and facilities. Please reply to:  fisher@greatlakesports.org if you plan to attend.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Country Inn and Suites Portage. Please contact the hotel at 219-764-0021 to make a reservation, or use this link to make a reservation directly online. Reservations must be made by July 25th to receive the special group rate of $112/night. After the deadline rooms may still be available, but they will not be at the group rate.

Schedule of Activities

Tuesday, August 24th

1:00 PM          AGLPA Business Session (for AGLPA corporate members only)

Ports of Indiana/Burns Harbor – Administration Building

6625 S. Boundary Rd, Portage, Indiana

3:00 PM         Port Tour (for corporate & associate members and invited guests)

Ports of Indiana/Burns Harbor – Administration Building

6625 S. Boundary Rd, Portage, Indiana

6:00 PM         Group Dinner (for corporate and associate members and invited guests)

Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Pavilion

100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage, Indiana

Wednesday, August 25th

9:00 AM         AGLPA Summer Meeting – Public Session (all are welcome)

Northwest Indiana Forum Building

6100 Southport Rd., Portage, Indiana

12:00 PM        Working Lunch

3:00 PM          Adjourn


Schedule of Activities

Click here to view a schedule of meetings and social activities

Meeting Agenda

Click here to view the agenda of guest speakers.

Map and Meeting Locations

Click here to view a map of Portage with location of each activity