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

You are Invited to Dinner!

The 99th Annual Maritime Banquet draws in over 900 industry professionals and maritime community members, for networking, fine dining, awards, and words from a keynote speaker. 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.

Virginia Maritime Association

Banquet Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Michael A. Khouri, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission

Banquet Details

Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott Ballroom
333 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 (directions)

Time: Reception begins at 6:00 PM. Dinner Program Begins at 7:00 PM

Guest Attire: Business
Head Table Attire: Black Tie

Seating Assignments

Assignments now available!

(Click image to see detailed assignements)

Wine Orders

Attendees of the banquet are able to reserve bottles of wine in advance of the event by submitting the linked form below to the Marriott Waterside Hotel by Friday May 3, 2019 - Fax: 757-628-6452 or email:


$165 Individual
$1,650 for Table of 10

VMA Member Discounts: $135 individual (save $30) or $1,250 for a table of 10 (save $400).
Attending the Symposium? Check out the registration page for package deals!

During the 2018 banquet, the Virginia Maritime Association announced the upcoming celebration VMA2020 which recognizes 100 years of maritime industry growth alongside the VMA. Businesses long tied to the industry are already contributing to the celebrations and promotions of the event. Learn More at, we encourage you to become a sponsor, share your history, and look with us towards the future.

Become a Banquet Sponsor!

Platinum Level Sponsors

Norfolk Southern Port of  Virginia

Gold Level Sponsors

CP&O McAllister MRS

Silver Level Sponsors

US Trust- Bank of America CMA CGM Gilco Trucking SunTrust Western Branch Diesel

Photos from Last Year

Have a Question? Contact us!


Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association
(757) 628-2663

Howard Hayes

Hayes H Howard

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
American Shipper
(904) 355-2601

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