Conference at DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro to Feature Latest Innovations in Maritime Environmental, Security, Logistics and Energy Technologies

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — July 20, 2010 — PortTechLA will host a Technology Expo and Investment Conference on September 15 that will showcase business  innovations to investors, strategic partners and the maritime industry in the San Pedro Bay port complex. PortTechLA will present a series of innovation awards at the event.

The day-long conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro will feature demonstrations, speakers, seminars, roundtable discussions, networking and an opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, the maritime business community and others to assess strategic relationships.

“This is an opportunity for PortTechLA affiliates and other businesses to meet prospective investors, present new technologies and seek strategic partners from those doing business at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,” said Jeff Milanette, executive director  of PortTechLA. “This port complex is a worldwide leader in green maritime technology as well as state-of-the art security, logistics and energy applications. The Expo will give investors and businesses a chance to assess innovations in these fields that may benefit their operations and the environment.”

Milanette has helped organize and participated in similar conferences which have resulted in successful partnerships between technology companies and investors.

Companies interested in presenting at the Expo should contact John Salcedo at jsalcedo@ptdcenter.org or calling 310-832-0028. 

PortTechLA is a public benefit, non-profit technology center and business incubator founded by the San Pedro and Wilmington Chambers of Commerce in collaboration with the Port of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. Its mission is to attract technology companies to the Los Angeles Harbor Area and to assist them in developing, testing, commercializing, manufacturing and marketing products for port-related environmental, clean energy, security and logistics challenges. The goal is to create the world’s premiere port-related technology business cluster.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves.  As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues.  A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port.  A brighter future.