Embark on a journey to the upcoming Ports Canada Conference, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Port Alberni, British Columbia from September 17-19, 2024. Hosted in collaboration with the Port Alberni Port Authority and the Association of Canadian Port Authorities, this annual conference for Canada’s ports, marks a return to Port Alberni for the first time since the late 1990s.

Anticipation is high for this event, which promises three days of insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and immersive experiences. Set amidst the natural beauty of British Columbia’s coast, the conference will be held at the Alberni Hall, providing a picturesque setting for delegates.

“We are thrilled to welcome industry leaders and experts to Port Alberni for the 2024 Ports Canada conference,” said Zoran Knezevic, President and CEO of the Port Alberni Port Authority. “This conference represents a unique opportunity to showcase our ports diversity and vibrant community while fostering connections within the Canadian port sector.”

This year’s conference will address major developments in Canada’s supply chains, including the operationalization of the National Supply Chain Office and the expected launch of a National Supply Chain Strategy. With legislated reform for Canada’s port authorities on the horizon, discussions will also focus on sector forecasts and the future of supply chains, marine shipping, and infrastructure development.

The conference will delve into the symbiotic relationship between ports, their communities, and associated businesses, exploring how to foster maritime clusters in sectors such as aquaculture, forestry, and cruising industries. Attendees will engage in conversations on navigating modern maritime operations while prioritizing environmental stewardship and operational efficiency.

“We are looking forward to Ports Canada 2024 as an opportunity for delegates to have productive conversations,” added Daniel-Robert Gooch, President and CEO of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA). “Through collaboration and shared vision, we aim to propel the Canadian port industry forward, driving economic prosperity and sustainability while showcasing the diverse port of Port Alberni.”

Sponsors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services in the exclusive break lounge, while attendees can look forward to networking events such as a Welcome Reception set beside the picturesque Stamp River, a Cultural Reception in collaboration with Tseshaht and Hupačasath First Nations at the historic McLean Mill, and an exclusive Closing Party at the Rim Rock Casino.

Join thought leaders, industry experts, and peers to gain valuable insights, forge partnerships, and explore opportunities for collaboration that can drive positive change. Experience the rich cultural heritage of Port Alberni and its surroundings while charting a course towards a brighter, more sustainable future for Canada’s ports and waterways.

Registration is open! Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative event. Visit PortsCanada.ca to secure your spot today.


Port Alberni Port Authority:

Port Alberni Port Authority is responsible for both the day-to-day operations of the harbour and the long-term development and improvement of waterfront facilities. Their vision is to be a thriving and diversified international port, and their mission is to be an economic driver that facilitates maritime trade and marine commerce while respecting the environment, the community, and port users.

Association of Canadian Port Authorities:

As the leading voice of Canadian ports, the Association of Canadian Port Authorities represents the interests of the 17 port authorities that make up the National Ports System. ACPA’s mission is to champion and advocate for Canadian ports in matters related to government policy, trade, competitiveness, and public awareness in order to contribute to a sustainable, clean, efficient, and reliable intermodal supply chain and transportation system.

Published On: November 1st, 2023Categories: Media ReleaseTags: