Everything in place for Annual General Meeting of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean

St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Mingo says everything is in place to host the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Port Management Association of the Caribbean (P.M.A.C.) from June 25-27.
The Executive Committee meeting kicks-off at the Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa on June 25, the venue for the three-day general meeting that will bring a number of port management officials and support staff to the shores of the ‘Friendly Island.’
The P.M.A.C. is considered a very important organization with respect to port authority operations, and Port St. Maarten is very pleased to have been chosen to host this year’s AGM.
The country will also be the venue for the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) 21st Annual Conference & Trade Show in October that will bring more than 1000 cruise executives and conference attendees to the shores of the island.
CEO Mingo said on Sunday that 2014 marks a very important year for the destination as it represents 50-years of cruise and also the destination is hosting two very important maritime related meetings.
The AGM is expected to focus on strategic planning; administrative and reporting activities including presentation and discussion of the annual Financial Statement and Budget, Associate Members Report, Executive Report, Training Report and individual member Country Reports; technical sessions; and an awards dinner.
P.M.A.C. was founded in 1998 with the aim to improve the proficiency of member ports and the quality of services offered to their users. The aforementioned objective is to be accomplished by training.
The vision of the regional grouping of port authorities and other stakeholders is to be respected as the main voice of member ports; to advise on port management and port operations matters in the Caribbean; to facilitate further collaboration of as many of the regional ports in the development of training, including job exchange programs and sharing of human resources.
Also to be a leader in the promotion of professionalism in port administration within the region; to be a vehicle of integration for the development of a uniform and sustainable philosophy regarding the attainment of common objectives, within the framework of service excellence; to facilitate appropriate training which best meets the needs of member ports; and to establish mutually beneficial association/alliances.
Current membership of the P.M.A.C. are the port authorities of: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Saint Martin, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname and St. Maarten. There are also a number of associate members.