ALEXANDRIA, Va.--Florida Governor Rick Scott will address the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) 102nd Annual Convention and Expo in Orlando, Fla.,Wednesday, Oct. 16, hosted by the Canaveral Port Authority. He will discuss the importance of investing in ports and port-related infrastructure during a luncheon presentation at the AAPA convention, said a release.
Gov. Scott is a strong proponent for ports, particularly Florida’s 15 deepwater seaports.
“Gov. Scott has been clear about his recognition of the vital importance of seaports and the need to invest in port-related infrastructure,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA’s president and CEO. “He has committed sizable amounts of state dollars to investments in and connecting to Florida’s seaports to enhance the efficient movement of goods, strengthen the economy and create sustainable jobs. We applaud his leadership and vocal advocacy for improving seaport infrastructure and look forward to his participation at our annual convention in Orlando.”
“We are delighted to bring Gov. Scott before our industry and laud him as an advocate for Port Canaveral and other Florida seaports,” said Port Canaveral CEO John E. Walsh. “His leadership promoting infrastructure improvements has been critical to sustaining seaports as economic engines for our communities.”
More information about AAPA’s 102nd Annual Convention and Expo, including its business program agenda, exhibitors and sponsors, is available at https://aapa.getregistered.net/home.