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

Norfolk Waterside Marriott and Conference Center

A special room rate of $121 is being offered to all attendees who make their reservation before April 22, 2019 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott hotel. Reservations received after April 22, 2019 will be on a rate and availability only basis.

To Book via Phone: Please call Central Reservations at 1-800-874-0264 and mention "VMA Symposium" for your special rate.

To Book Online: Follow this direct link to book online

Scroll further down for parking information, FAQ, directions, and local attractions.


Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
235 E. Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Hotel Rooms FAQ

When is the room reservation block cutoff date?
The Virginia Maritime Association room cutoff date is April 22. Virginia Maritime Association cannot guarantee any rooms past this date. All rooms within the room block are first come, first serve and are subject to availability.

What time is check in and check out? Can we request a late check out?
Check-in time is 4:00 P.M. and check-out time is 11:00 A.M. (“Occupancy Times”). Upon request, Hotel will endeavor to accommodate early check-in and late check-out as available.

Off-site parking, fee: 1 USD hourly, 13 USD daily
On-site parking, fee: 1 USD hourly, 20 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 26 USD daily
All parking owned and operated by the City of Norfolk. Prices listed do not include an additional 6 percent tax.

Nearby Restaurants & Attractions

View List of Restaurants in Downtown Norfolk

Local Attractions

  1. Nauticus Maritime Museum/ USS Wisconsin
    0.2 miles from hotel
  2. MacArthur Center Mall
    300 Monticelo Avenue
    0.1 miles from hotel
  3. Virginia Zoo
    3500 Granby Street
    1 mile NW from hotel
  4. Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center
    0.3 miles W from hotel
  5. Chrysler Museum of Art
    245 West Olney Road
    1 mile from hotel
  6. Norfolk Botanical Garden
    6700 Azalea Garden Road
    2.5 miles from hotel
  7. Hampton Roads Naval Museum
    0.2 miles NW from hotel
  8. Virginia Beach Oceanfront, VA
    20 miles E from hotel
  9. Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
    717 General Booth Boulevard
    20 miles E from hotel
  10. Waterside District
    333 Waterside Drive
    0.1 miles W from hotel

Hosted By

Virginia Maritime American Shipper

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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