International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Michael Vanderbeek
Cruise Committee Chair
American Association of Port Authorities
Cruise shipping: Maximising the potential for local development
09:00 - 10:30Friday, 29 May 2015

Michael Vanderbeek is Chair of the Cruise Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and Deputy Port Director for the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). Prior to joining Massport, Vanderbeek served as Director of Business Development for the world’s second busiest cruise port – South Florida’s Port Everglades. He also previously served as Manager of Strategic Planning for the second busiest container port in North America – the Port of Long Beach. Vanderbeek is an active member of the OECD Port Cities Working Group as well as the AAPA Maritime Economic Development Committee and has presented at numerous maritime and urban planning conferences including Seatrade Global (Cruise Shipping Miami).