VMA's International Trade Symposium - the Virginia Maritime Association's 100th Maritime Banquet

The East Coast’s premier conference for ports, logistics, and trade


You are Invited to Dinner!

The Annual Maritime Banquet has been a popular event since its inaugural evening back in 1920...now drawing in over 1000 industry professionals and maritime community members for networking, fine dining, awards, and announcements. The banquet has a history of selling out, so reserve your seats and/or tables soon! The banquet is hosted by the Virginia Maritime Association (VMA) and the Propeller Club of Norfolk.

Virginia Maritime Association  Propeller Club of Norfolk 

Banquet Details


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM 100th Annual Maritime Banquet
9:00 PM VMA2020 Anniversary After Party*


Location: Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 E. Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
(directions & hotel information)

Guest Attire: Business or Black Tie
Head Table Attire: Black Tie

Individual Tickets

$190 - VMA Members

Attending the Symposium? We offer a combo package with savings!
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Table of 10

$1,900 - VMA Members

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Banquet Sponsorship: Table of 10 with preferred seating & logo recognition (online, signage, and programs)
Table Sponsorship: Table of 10 with preferred seating & listed recognition (in program & on app)
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Celebrating 100 Years
The Virginia Maritime Association

In 2020, the Virginia Maritime Association celebrates 100 years of maritime industry growth. This celebration, called VMA2020, includes statewide receptions, social media factoids, sponsor recognition, a signing ceremony/reception in Richmond (Feb 13, 2020), and the "VMA2020 Anniversary After Party" in Norfolk (September 23, 2020). Learn more about VMA2020.

*PLEASE NOTE: VMA2020 After Party Sponsorship is a package available through the VMA2020 celebration, and NOT included with banquet sponsorship. VMA2020 sponsorship & Symposium/Banquet sponsorships get different benefits. For questions, please contact the VMA at 757-622-2639.

VMA's 100th Anniversary (#VMA2020) sponsorship is separate from banquet sponsorship and has different benefits. We encourage you to consider both!

Become a Banquet Sponsor!

Global Level Sponsors

American Shipper Norfolk Southern Port of  Virginia

Banquet Sponsors

CERES McAllister

Photos from the 99th Annual Maritime Banquet

Have a Question? Contact us!


Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association

(757) 628-2663

Monica Neira

Monica Neira

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
MetroGroup Maritime

(212) 224-9611

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