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XXXI AAPA LATAM Convention of Ports

December 04 06, 2023


December 4, 2023 – December 6, 2023

Puerta de Oro Convention Center | Barranquilla

Hosted by

the Port of Barranquilla

The American Association of Port Authorities

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Thank you to our Gold Sponsors for making this event a success!

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The Largest Seaport Event in Latin America

Join AAPA and its 34 LATAM Port Members for the premier event of the seaport industry in Latin America!

In its 31st year, the AAPA LATAM Convention of Ports is the leading event for port professionals, terminal operators, service providers, and supply chain partners in South America. From Pacific Ocean and Gulf ports down through Central America and extending to Argentina’s southern border, this event includes ports responsible for 15,000 km of coast.

Throughout this current decade, ports have faced transportation gridlock, supply chain disruptions, rising costs, labor shortages, and capacity constraints, all of which have affected port performance and played a significant role in the global economy. The cutting-edge business programming at the LATAM Convention of Ports explores the latest trends and its dynamic exhibit hall showcases innovative solutions for navigating these unique and critical challenges.

The XXXI AAPA LATAM Convention of Ports will include keynote addresses, sessions, and workshops on issues critical to Latin America, such as Offshore Wind Development, Digitalization, Smart Ports Technology, Cyber Security, Private Investment, Project Development, Engineering, 5G Network Development, Microgrid Development, and Hydrogen Fuels.

Join us in Barranquilla, Colombia December 4-6, 2023 for this exclusive opportunity to connect with port professionals, transportation leaders, and maritime industry innovators to learn, explore, and discover solutions that empower ports, people, and businesses.

Find out why AAPA has distinguished itself as the Essential. Resilient. and United leader of the maritime industry in the Western Hemisphere. We look forward to seeing you!

Registration rates

$1,100 USD AAPA Members
$1,500 USD Non-Members
$350 USD Companions

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Social Events

Your registration includes invitations to the following social events: Welcome Reception, Exhibit Hall Reception and Closing reception Hosted by the Port of Barranquilla


This year the terminal celebrated 85 years of uninterrupted operation and the Port were able to mobilize $5,522,312 tons, a record amount of cargo in the terminal's history, despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic continued to generate negative social and economic impacts.

Likewise, I Square Capital became the new majority shareholder. This global infrastructure fund has investments in 35 companies in 51 countries, and has more than 160 collaborators and 5 offices located in Miami (headquarters), London, New Delhi, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Hotel information

Deadline for Hotel Bookings - November, 2, 2023

We have secured three hotels for the event. Once your registration is complete, you will receive exclusive links to reserve your room.

Questions? Please contact AAPALATAM@globaleventteam.com


Registration for the XXXI AAPA LATAM Assembly of Ports is now closed. Please contact Damaris Quintana at aapalatam@globaleventteam.com for further registration inquiries