350+
Trade Symposium Attendees
1000+
Maritime Banquet Guests
3 Days
of Industry Discussion
& Networking Events

What to expect in 2020

Address Critical Industry Topics

VMA’s 17th Annual International Trade Symposium is the East Coast’s premier conference addressing the topics most affecting port operations and cargo logistics, drawing-in attendees from around the globe. The symposium features breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and multiple panels.

100th Annual Maritime Banquet

The Virginia Maritime Association’s 100th Annual Maritime Banquet draws 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! This year's banquet marks a significant milestone for the VMA and ends the VMA2020 celebration series.

Maritime Mixer Cruise

Enjoy a celebration of our industries, our port, and good old-fashioned camaraderie at the largest Maritime Mixer of the year! Hosted on the Spirit of Norfolk Cruise Ship!

VMA's Golf Outing

Enjoy a day of golfing at Bay Creek’s 2 Signature® Golf Courses, the Arnold Palmer and the Jack Nicklaus. Hosted by the Virginia Maritime Association and exclusive for Symposium attendees.

VMA2020 After Party

Attendees of the 100th Annual Maritime Banquet are exclusively invited to attend the official VMA2020 after-party, following the banquet. “VMA2020” is the celebration of 100 years of maritime industry growth and the role that the Virginia Maritime Association has played in promoting and protecting it. This is not an official Symposium event. Sponsorships for the VMA2020 celebration are available at the VMA2020 website.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?


What do attendees think?

"The VMA Symposium is thought provoking and provides current insights, which enables us to provide increased value to our customers and logistics partners."
- Ed O'Callaghan, Century Express

“Every year, CenterPoint eagerly anticipates the International Trade Symposium – a highly educational and valuable networking opportunity with the industry’s leaders!”
- Robert Harbour (SVP, Development)

2020 VMA Symposium Schedule

Save Your Schedule, Check Out Attendees, & Speaker Bios...Download the Virginia Maritime Association's Mobile App! Content for VMA's 2020 Symposium will be made available closer to the conference.

May 13th Opening
Breakout Sessions
Maritime Mixer Cruise
May 14th International Trade Symposium Panels
100th Maritime Banquet
VMA2020 After Party
May 15th Golf Outing

Need somewhere to stay during VMA's Symposium?

SPONSORSHIP

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

Thank you to our current sponsors!

VMA Symposium Sponsors

Hosted By

Virginia Maritime

Have a Question? Contact us!

Jennifer

Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association

jennifer@vamaritime.com
(757) 628-2663

Monica Neira

Monica Neira

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
MetroGroup Maritime

mneira@metrogroupevents.com
(212) 224-9611

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