Although Electronic Registration through this website is preferred, If you would like to register and pay with CHECK or CREDIT CARD by MAIL, please click HERE , download, print and complete form, and mail to:
PO Box 6846
New Orleans, LA 70174
GICA’s 109th Annual Convention is August 6-8, 2014 at the Westin New Orleans Canal Place, New Orleans. WESTIN GICA RESERVATION
THEME - This year’s theme is WRRDA and the GIWW
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Congressman BIll Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and WRRDA champion, will join us!
Our speakers and agenda are being developed and will be highlighted again by senior leaders in industry, politics and our Federal partners.
AGENDA - Under development - Working Agenda Here
REGISTER - either online or by mail, and make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.
RESERVE - Call the Westin New Orleans Canal Place at 504-566-7006 to reserve your room at the NEW LOWER BLOCK RATE OF $108 block rate or reserve online at: WESTIN GICA RESERVATION
Our Room Block is available August 4-9, 2014
For our government partners, the hotel will offer the government room rate per the latest JFTR guidance. CALL the Westin at 504-566-2006 for government rate reservations.
GOLF - Our golf outing is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday August 6th. We have a 8:00 am tee time at the Audubon Park Golf Club (600 Magazine Street, New Orleans). We'lll serve coffee and donuts prior to tee off and will serve soft drinks and beer on the course during play. This year we are charging a nominal fee of $50 for golf. Put together your foursome, or just come out yourself, see you there! Contact Larry Barbish (504-584-1535, firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPOUSES - Will again visit the New Orleans School of Cooking at 11:00 on Thursday, where our group will enjoy a hands-on cooking class. Our fabulous instructor will lead us, but hands-on means each of us will be cutting, seasoning, chopping, and sautéing a full meal (aprons provided!). House red and white wine, Abita beer and lemonade, iced tea and coffee will be served throughout. After the work is done, we’ll dine on what we’ve created! Our menu includes BBQ Shrimp, Corn and Crab Bisque, Chicken & Smoked Sausage Jambalaya and Bananas Foster. The class will end at approximately 2:30, then we’ll stroll back to the hotel.
SPONSORS - Please consider expanding or continuing your support for this critical function, through a Convention Sponsorship. The financial support we gain from our generous sponsors is essential to maintaining the posture and credibility of our organization. This will be especially true as we look to improve upon excellent industry support provided by GICA to date.
There are four levels of sponsorship:
Platinum - $2,500 and up; Gold - $1000 and up; Silver - $750 and up; Bronze – up to $750
All sponsors are recognized throughout the convention for their commitment to GICA. Please respond with your level of support prior to August 1st in order to ensure inclusion on all published materials prepared in advance of the convention.
EXHIBITORS - GICA also welcomes exhibitors to the convention. Exhibitors can expect to reach an outstanding audience of waterways, maritime and industry experts during the event. Exhibitors can register using the tabs above.
See you soon!
Jim Stark, Executive Director, GICA
GICA was organized in 1905, to promote the idea of a single channel that would connect all major Gulf coast ports. This very idea materialized some 44 years later, with the formal completion of the Waterway in June, 1949. A significant engineering achievement, the Waterway's creation was made possible only by the cooperative efforts of communities, legislators and government agencies, working together toward a common goal. From its early days, the GICA educated these groups regarding the importance of the Waterway, and facilitated their collaboration.
The mission of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association is to ensure the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is maintained, operated and improved to provide the safest, most efficient, economical and environmentally-sound water transportation route in our nation, serving petrochemical facilities, refineries, farms, mines, ports, commercial fisheries, recreation and more.
To learn more about GICA's activities, visit our website: www.gicaonline.com.
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