Port of Long Beach approves AAPA funding

Port of Long Beach approves AAPA funding

The Port of Long Beach plans to spend up to $1.5 million to host the American Association of Port Authorities conference in September 2004.

The port's Maritime Services Committee, which also serves as the Harbor Commission, on Monday authorized the spending for the four-day conference, which is expected to generate between $2 million and $2.5 million for the local economy, according to a report in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

The port estimates registration fees to account for $600,000 of the meeting's costs, based on a port estimate of 600 paid registrants.

The report said the port has set a goal of raising $850,000 from sponsorships.