Reserve your seat for April 9 Port of Tacoma Annual Breakfast

The April 9 Port of Tacoma Annual Breakfast will celebrate the Year of the Horse by “Charging into the competitive landscape.”

Hear how unprecedented change in the international container industry is forcing ports and shippers to think and act differently.

The two-hour event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, 1500 Broadway in Tacoma.

Keynote speaker Bill Mongelluzzo, a Journal of Commerce senior editor based in Long Beach, Calif., will examine the new paradigm emerging in the big-ship era and provide an outlook for U.S. West Coast ports.

CEO John Wolfe will discuss how the Port is addressing the increasingly competitive environment, and the Port will honor Summit Award winners.

The Summit Awards recognize Port customers and tenants for outstanding contributions to Port business and our community in three categories of leadership:

  • Business Magnet recognizes business development efforts or investments that led to an increase in business volume or new business opportunities for the Port, and had a positive economic impact for Pierce County citizens.
  • Environmental Stewardship recognizes a project, program or initiative that promoted sustainability in Pierce County, and honors biodiversity and the interconnected nature of industry, people, wildlife and natural systems.
  • Livable Community recognizes a project, program or initiative that made a positive contribution to Pierce County through social responsibility. Criteria include philanthropy and charitable giving, community service and employee volunteering, community engagement and outreach, and employee development.

This year’s Summit Award nominees include Delong Company, Emerald Home Furnishings, International Paper, Friends of Julia's Gulch, PCC Logistics, Pierce County Terminal/Evergreen Line, Summit Realty Group, TPT US Limited and Transportation Club of Tacoma.

Learn more about the awards at

Event details

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, if still available. The price includes breakfast and parking in the convention center’s parking garage or lots A, B, D or E. View venue and parking information.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online by April 2. For questions about registration, or to reserve a table, contact Lisa Yost at 253-428-8613 or

About the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma is an economic engine for South Puget Sound, with more than 43,000 family-wage jobs in Pierce County and 113,000 jobs across Washington state connected to Port activities. A major gateway to Asia and Alaska, the Port of Tacoma is among the largest container ports in North America. The Port is also a major center for bulk, breakbulk and project/heavy-lift cargoes, as well as automobiles and trucks.

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