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2021 Annual Seminar – August 4-6, 2021 – Join us in New Orleans!

Our 116th Annual Seminar is set for August 4-6, 2021 at the Westin Canal Place in New Orleans.

We are continuing to shape our program and agenda. Our speaker list and presentations  this year will again be highlighted  by senior leaders in industry, politics and our Federal partners. We’ll have relevant, timely, and interesting topics addressing the inland waterways. See our latest Draft AGENDA 7.22.21

Come bid farewell to President Jim Stark, who will retire after 11 years at the GICA helm. And, be there to meet and welcome Paul Dittman aboard as Jim’s successor!


OR, by mail by downloading, completing, and mailing this form: Combined Reg form 2021

Three Ticket options – Regular $400; Government Employee $200; and Maritime Student $50. No charge for Spouses.

RESERVE – Rooms at the Westin Canal Place – Special GICA rate of $139 single/double per night. Click here to RESERVE YOUR ROOM or call 855-516-1090 or 504-566-7006

GOLF – Our golf outing is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday August 4th at Lakewood Golf Club, 801 General DeGaulle Dr., New Orleans. Tee Time is 0800. There will be sponsored holes with plenty of food and drink on the course. There is a nominal fee of $75 for golfers. And this year, we are accepting Hole Sponsorships! For golf details/questions contact Captain David Abney of ACBL, our Golf Tournament Committee Chair at 504-736-1284; Put together your foursome, sponsor a hole, or just come out yourself to enjoy a round of great golf and great comradery. See you there! 

SPOUSES –  Spouses may again plan on a great outing on Thursday, August 5th. By popular demand, we’ll be returning to the New Orleans School of Cooking.

SPONSORS – Please consider expanding or continuing your support for this critical function, through a Seminar 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

Golf Hole Sponsors – $100

All sponsors are recognized throughout the event for their commitment to GICA.  Please respond with your level of support prior to July 20th in order to ensure inclusion on all published materials prepared in advance of the convention.

EXHIBITORS – Are an integral part of our Seminar. Exhibitors can expect to reach an outstanding audience of waterways, maritime and industry experts during the event. Register using the links above. 

Hope you’ll join us again this year.  See you soon!

Jim Stark, President, GICA

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