In light of the rapid spread and the dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, VMA's International Trade Symposium will be moved from May to Tuesday September 22 through Thursday, September 24, 2020.
We encourage you to review the Virginia Maritime Association's full announcement regarding the new dates and details on how the change may affect attendees and sponsors.
Networking, Panels, Speakers, & More!
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. This year's symposium offers a NEW FORMAT with an extra day of programming!
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 all attendees are invited to attend the VMA2020 Anniversary After Party (See
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! Please note that all Symposium packages include admission to the mixer.
VMA2020 Anniversary After Party
Attendees of the 100th Annual Maritime Banquet are exclusively invited to attend the "VMA2020 Anniversary 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.