May 13-15, 2020
Hilton - The Main | Norfolk, VA Discuss Ports, Logistics, & Trade
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 "VMA2020 after-party," following the banquet. It is the finale to a series of statewide celebrations recognizing 100 years of maritime industry growth...and the role that the Virginia Maritime Association has played in promoting and protecting it.
Sponsorships for the VMA2020 celebration are separate from the International Trade Symposium & Banquet. They are available at the VMA2020 website.
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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)