Trade Symposium Attendees
Maritime Banquet Guests
3 Days
of Industry Discussion
& Networking Events

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


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12/8 - Registration is now open: book now!

11/8 - VMA's Symposium will be held May 8-10, 2019. Make sure to subscribe for announcements about speakers, registration, panel topics, hotel deals, and more!

11/8 - We are now accepting sponsorships: View Sponsor Packages

Hosted By

Virginia Maritime American Shipper

Newtworking Events

The VMA Symposium includes 3 networking events (below) and a networking lounge.

The Main Networking Events are the 99th Annual Maritime Banquet, the Maritime Mixer cruise (co-hosted with the Propeller Club of Norfolk), and the Golf Outing at Bay Creek Resort and Club. Click the images below to learn more!

The Networking Lounge, located across from the fourth floor ballroom, includes charging ports, snacks, and accomodations for attending professionals who need a place to check into their work.

Maritime Mixer Annual Maritime Banquet Golf Outing


Become a Sponsor Today!

We are accepting sponsorships for the upcoming Symposium. Please contact hhoward@shippers.com to get started. For more information, view the sponsorship page.

Join these Sponsors!

VMA Symposium Sponsors

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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