American Samoa Port AuthorityAmerican Samoa's Department of Port Administration will host the 104th Conference of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP) next week, July 17-20.

APP is a trade and information association founded in 1913 for the purpose of promoting increased efficiency and effectiveness among ports of the Pacific.

Over 120 attendees, including port professionals, dignitaries, maritime industry leaders and elected officials are expected.

According to American Samoa’s port administration, this year’s conference agenda will focus on a wide range of topics, including port initiatives around environment and energy, innovation and technology, workforce development, sustainable growth, infrastructure and financing, and the community.

Member ports attending include: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, British Columbia, Guam, Micronesia, Saipan, Taiwan and Tonga.

The conference will be held at the Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei with delegates staying at Sadie's by the Sea Hotel.