Media Advisory -- Vice President Biden to Discuss Infrastructure During Keynote Address on Wednesday at AAPA Annual Convention in Houston

MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Wednesday, November 12, Vice President of the United States Joe Biden will keynote the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 103rd Annual Convention and Expo, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority.

This event is OPEN PRESS.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Event Start Time: 11:45 a.m.
Camera/Equipment Pre-Set: 4 a.m.– 4:45 a.m.

Restricted Access/Sweep: 4:45 a.m.– 7 a.m.
Press Arrival Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Final Media Access Time: 11 a.m.
All press will be checked in and escorted to the designated press area as a group.
Prompt arrival is required.
**Due to security on-site, press must arrive promptly to ensure access.**
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Houston
Imperial Ballroom Center/West – 3rd Floor
1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas
Media Entrance: Hyatt Regency main entrance on Louisiana Street.
General Media Parking: Paid parking is available at the Regency Garage, located at 1300 Louisiana Street.
Please note Polk Street will be closed so access parking from Louisiana Street.
Live Truck Parking: Corner of Polk and Louisiana Streets.
RSVP: This event is OPEN press. Press who wish to cover this event should RSVP to by
Tuesday, November 11, at 5 p.m. EST, with your name, outlet, position, phone number and e-mail address.
All media will be required to present a government issued ID and a media credential to gain access.
Power and Wi-Fi: Available on-site.
Cable Run: 500 feet
Throw: 75 feet

About AAPA

Founded in 1912, AAPA today represents more than 130 of the leading seaport authorities in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean and about 300 sustaining, associate and honorary 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 about US$9 trillion of economic activity, support the employment of tens of millions of people and import and export about 8 billion tons of cargo, including food, clothing, medicine, fuel and building materials, as well as consumer electronics and toys. As Western Hemisphere populations continue to rise, so too does the demand for goods, services and cruise offerings that depend on our seaports. To meet these demands, the AAPA and its members are committed to keeping seaports navigable, secure and sustainable.

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

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