Media Advisory--Vice President Biden to Deliver Remarks at AAPA's 103rd Annual Convention in Houston Nov. 12 Keynote Address to Emphasize Continued Infrastructure Investments in Ports

MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph ("Joe") R. Biden, Jr. will deliver the keynote address on Wed., Nov. 12, at the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 103rd Annual Convention and Expo in Houston, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority.

WHO: American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and the Port of Houston Authority
WHAT: AAPA's 103rd Annual Convention and Expo, featuring the keynote address by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
WHEN: Nov. 9-13, with Vice President Biden speaking on Wed., Nov. 12, at 11:45 a.m.* (click here for complete program agenda)
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002
MEDIA: Professional journalists representing bona fide media outlets may register for complimentary access to open business sessions (Nov. 11-13) by clicking here and registering as Media under
"Registration Type." A business card will be requested at registration for verification. *Additional logistical details for media interested in covering the Vice President's remarks are forthcoming.

About AAPA

Founded in 1912, AAPA today represents 135 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and more than 230 sustaining and associate members, firms and individuals with an interest in seaports. As a critical link for access to the global marketplace, each year, Western Hemisphere seaports generate nearly $9 trillion in economic activity, support the employment of tens of millions of people, and import and export nearly eight billion tons of cargo, including food, clothing, medicine, fuel and building materials, as well as consumer electronics and toys. The volume of cargo shipped by water is expected to dramatically increase by 2020 and the number of passengers traveling through our seaports will continue to grow. To meet these demands, the AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable. For more information, visit

About the Port of Houston Authority

For 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned/operated the public cargo-handling facilities of the Port of Houston – the nation's largest port in terms of foreign waterborne tonnage. The port has historically been an economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas and the nation. The port contributes to the creation of more than one million statewide and more than 2.1 million nationwide jobs and the generation of more than $178.5 billion of statewide and $499 billion of nationwide economic activity. For more information or to access the 2013 annual report, please visit

The Port of Houston Authority logo is available at

CONTACT: Aaron Ellis, Public Affairs Director American Association of Port Authorities Office: 703-706-4714 Cell: 703-254-7098 E- mail: Lisa Ashley, Director, Corporate Communications Port of Houston Authority Office: (713) 670-2644 Cell: (832) 247-8179 E-mail:

Source:Port of Houston Authority