8n. Memo

Commission International Travel Requests

AGENDA MEMORANDUM                        Item No.          8n 
ACTION ITEM                            Date of Meeting       March 8, 2022 

DATE :     February 18, 2022 
TO:        Stephen P. Metruck, Executive Director 
FROM:    Karin Zaugg Black, International Business Protocol Liaison 
Aaron Pritchard, Commission Chief of Staff 
SUBJECT:  Approval of Commission International Travel  First and Second Quarter 2022 
Commission approval of 2022 international travel requests for known travel in the first and
second quarters of 2022. 
Article III(5)(h)  of the Commission's Bylaws and Rules of Procedure requires approval of
Commissioner international travel requests by Commission authorization. The authorization shall
include: the number of commissioners traveling (if applicable), the port-related reason for travel,
and the dates and destination of travel. International travel requests shall be submitted to the
Commission Office 21 days in advance of each calendar quarter. Travel change requests for
previously approved international travel shall again be put before the full Commission for review
and action. Commissioners not receiving advanced travel authorization for international travel
shall report to the Commission regarding the purpose of their travel, dates of travel, location of
travel, benefit received by the Port through the travel, and shall seek majority approval of the
post-travel authorization in order to submit claims for travel expense reimbursement. Travel
requests of Commissioners should be equitable to all members and consistent with the interests
of the Port. Domestic travel requests are approved by the Commission President consistent with
the requirements of Article III(5)(h). 
The following are known travel requests for approval as of this authorization date: 

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Travel  No.   Reason for Travel    Destinatio   Other Information 
Dates                             n 
March  1     United Kingdom      London,     The Port of Seattle (POS), and the State of
27             Sales Mission - State   England       Washington Tourism (SWT) are conducting a
April 1           of Washington                          joint executive sales mission to the United
Tourism Launch                     Kingdom. The mission is timed to coincide with
the renewal of international travel to the USA 
while communicating with the UK travel
industry in a timely manner. 
The reason for the mission is to introduce the
new State of Washington Tourism's brand and
marketing efforts as well as to highlight the
major infrastructure developments by the Port
of Seattle. These further establish Seattle-
Tacoma International Airport (SEA) as the
preferred USA West Coast gateway for UK
travelers plus Seattle's two cruise terminals as
the gateway of choice for Alaska cruises. 

April 4-   1       European Floating       Bilboa, Spain   As the U.S. starts to develop offshore wind in
8                 Offshore Wind                           deeper waters, the Business Network for Offshore
Educational Tour                       Wind, an educational nonprofit, is organizing a
U.S. delegation trip for policymakers and
businesses to take a deeper knowledge dive into
floating offshore wind by visiting the DemoSATH
floating platform at the Port of Bilbao, Spain being
prepared for offshore installation, and attending
sessions at the WindEurope annual conference. 
The purpose of this trip is to provide a see and
touch opportunity of floating offshore wind
technologies, port infrastructure, and supply
May    TBD   International        Vancouver,   Port of Seattle is a member of the International
16-18           Association of Ports    Canada        Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), a nonand
Harbors (IAPH)                     governmental organization (NGO) founded in
World Ports                          1955. IAPH has developed into a global alliance of
Conference                           ports, representing today some 160 ports and 120
port-related businesses in 87 countries. The
member ports together handle well over 60% of
the world's sea-borne trade and over 60% of the
world container traffic. 
IAPH aims to be the global trade association of
choice for port authorities and operators,

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representing their interests at regulatory level at
the International Maritime Organization, the
World Customs Organization, the International
Standards Organization and other global alliances
such as the Global Maritime Forum and the World
Economic Forum. At the #IAPH2022 conference,
leading port stakeholders will gather to engage in
conversations about how to #ClosetheGaps in
global seaport competitiveness, setting an agenda
to raise the performance of the world's major port

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