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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Learn how you can be a sponsor or exhibitor. Access the Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus and complete the Exhibit and Sponsorship Agreement. For questions, contact Kevin Clement, Conference Director, at (512) 626-5413 or



Gold Sponsors



Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with more than 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Click here to learn more.



Texas A&M University at Galveston is the island campus of Texas A&M University dedicated to developing leaders who are changing the world. We educate nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students annually in maritime and maritime programs whose commitment to our Core Values positions them to fuel the blue economy now and in the future.

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Patron Sponsors



Organized in 1968, the WGMA succeeded former local maritime associations in Houston, Galveston and Brownsville, Texas. The WGMA embraced within one non-profit association the membership of steamship owners, operators, agents along with stevedoring, and terminal companies located in all Texas ports and the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Today the Association has grown to over 200 members.

We negotiate and administer various multi-employer collective bargaining agreements with the International Longshoremen’s Association in all ports in Texas and Louisiana. The WGMA provides payroll, payroll support services, and processes grievances for stevedores operating under the collective bargaining agreements. In addition, we coordinate the training of longshore workers to promote a safe and efficient working environment.

The WGMA communicates and coordinates with various governmental entities throughout the West Gulf. We also provide a forum for discussions and exchange of information between member companies. Our Daily Industry Update Report also provides members with information impacting our industry.

Through a wide variety of services, the WGMA is an active advocate and liaison for the maritime industry. Click here to learn more.

Foundation Sponsors

Port of Houston


Port Houston owns, operates, and manages the 8 public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country. Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader for the Channel. The Houston Ship Channel and its more than 200 public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is the nation’s largest port for waterborne tonnage. The Port of Houston is an essential economic engine to the region, with an economic impact of $802 billion nationally and supports 1.35M jobs in Texas and 3.2M jobs nationwide. Click here to learn more

Lamar University


The Center for Advances in Port Management at Lamar University provides graduate education and research to prepare industry and business leaders for modern challenges. The Center offers a fully online Master of Science in Port and Terminal Management and post graduate certificates in Logistics, Terminal Operations, and Marine Management for professionals. Lamar’s Engineering, Business colleges, and Center faculty address research needs and collaborate with industry and government to advance innovation and resiliency. Click here to learn more



With an overall throughput of 289 million tonnes per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. The port is a crucial link for the handling of containers, breakbulk and for the throughput of vehicles. Port of Antwerp-Bruges is home to 1,400 companies and accommodates the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. The port provides, directly and indirectly, a total of around 164,000 jobs and generates an added value of 21 billion euros.

The ambition for Port of Antwerp-Bruges is clear – to become the world’s first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. As well as growing in a sustainable way, the Port also aims to focus on its unique position as a logistics, maritime and industrial centre and to take the lead in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy. Together with the port community, customers and other partners, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is actively seeking innovative solutions for a sustainable future. High on the agenda is its responsibility for the environment and the surrounding society. Click here to learn more.


Jenoptik Smart Mobility Solutions

Jenoptik Smart Mobility Solutions

Jenoptik’s Smart Mobility Solutions division provides photonics-based, innovative and sustainable solutions, including technology and services for road safety, public security and road user charging. As an end-to-end solution provider, we support our customers with the provision of roadside equipment and software, including integration, installation and maintenance through to full-service operation of our solutions.

Our strong global presence and installation base is supported by a reliable partner network. With innovation as our driving force, Jenoptik is a world-leading enabler for smart mobility, with intelligent solutions and services constantly evolving to help make roads, journeys, communities and our environment safer around the globe. Click here to learn more.

Greater Houston Port Bureau

Greater Houston Port Bureau

The Greater Houston Port Bureau is a non-profit maritime trade association with over 260 member companies working together to advance the port region. The Port Bureau identifies and prioritizes the top issues impacting the port. We advocate solutions championing immediate and long-term value for the maritime industry, Houston, the state of Texas, the nation, and globally. For more information, visit or call 713-678-4300.