The Port of Vancouver has announced the speaker lineup for its 2020 lecture series.
The annual, free lecture series runs 6:30 to 8 p.m., except for the “State of the Port,” which will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 360-693-3611 or email RSVP@portvanusa.com to register.
The four 2020 lectures will all take place at the event space in WareHouse ’23, 100 Columbia St. The lectures are:
• March 16: “Doing Business with the World,” featuring port chief commercial officer Alex Strogen discussing the port’s role as a global trade gateway and the future of U.S.-China relations.
• April 15: “The Challenging and Complex Maritime Environment of Sector Columbia River,” featuring U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Jeremy Smith, Commander Sector Columbia River. Smith will discuss the Coast Guard’s history and its work to maintain the Columbia River.
• May 5: “We’ve Been Discovered (Again)! The Growing Interest in Tourism on our River and in our Region,” featuring Gary Frommelt, vice president of marine operations at the American Queen Steamboat Company, discussing the growth of tourism along the Columbia River. He’ll be joined by Visit Vancouver CEO Cliff Myers to discuss the impact of visitor spending on Vancouver.
• May 20: “State of the Port,” featuring the port commissioners and CEO Julianna Marler offering a review of the port’s 2019 activities, updates on current projects and a look to the future. The event will be followed by an optional tour of the port’s Terminal 1 development site from 6:30 to 7 p.m.