Industry Education • Premium Networking • Great Times! 2023 ANNUAL CONVENTION Grand Hyatt Baha Mar • Nassau, Bahamas March 31 - April 5, 2023
W Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is designed to celebrate the most iconic experiences of a vacation in The Bahamas, perfect for families, friends, or a romantic getaway. Enjoy a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, a world-class racquet club, a glamorous casino, a full-service ESPA spa, a nature sanctuary, a kid’s explorers club, and dining and nightlife options that range from seaside chill to dancefloor thrills. Rooms. Relax and unwind as you gaze upon stunning ocean and island views. The stylish and modern accommodations of Grand Hyatt Baha Mar are designed to cater to your every need. Casino. A casino with an ocean view? Jackpot. Baha Mar is home to the largest, most thrilling casino in The Bahamas, featuring more than a thousand state-of-the-art slot machines and 119 action-packed tables offering blackjack, baccarat, roulette, poker, and much more. Culinary scene. Baha Mar offers more than 30 unique restaurants, bars, and lounges to satisfy every craving, occasion, and mood. You’ll find everything from high-end dining experiences by renowned international chefs, to more casual spots serving familiar favorites. Out in the sunshine, seaside airstream trailers and colorful beach shacks offer delicious meals with a classic, laid-back Bahamian vibe. From chilled-out poolside drinks, to luxe lounges, and the energy of the hottest dance club in The Bahamas, Baha Mar offers a range of fun and inviting nightlife options. Cable Beach’s most exciting nightclub is located inside Baha Mar Hotel & Casino with a state-of-the-art sound system and performances by world-renowned DJs. Spa. The first flagship ESPA in the Caribbean follows the brand’s location-inspired philosophy, bringing Baha Mar guests an experience rooted in the unique beauty of The Bahamas’ natural surroundings. Perched above white sands and tranquil turquoise waters, this inviting atmosphere calms, soothes, and brings clarity to mind, body, and spirit. Activities. An epic variety of experiences and activities await at Baha Mar, all within a short walk from your doorstep. From wildlife encounters to world-class golf, a thrilling casino, soothing spas, stunning pools, and a beach that will take your breath away—whatever your pleasure, you’ll find it here. Cable Beach. Baha Mar is located on legendary Cable Beach, widely considered one of The Bahamas’ most stunning shorelines. Vibrant turquoise waters and soft white sands set the scene as you relax and enjoy world-class service from a dedicated beach staff. The world feels far away as you luxuriate on beach loungers under the cooling shade of an umbrella and enjoy a bite or a cold drink from one of many picturesque beachside eateries and bars. Water Activities. Baha Mar has everything you need for fun on the water. Enjoy the extensive complimentary rental program offering stand-up paddleboards, single and double kayaks, water hammocks, floating lounges, personal floats, snorkels, and masks. Motorized water sports. Make your trip to Cable Beach an unforgettable thrill, with top-of-the-line motorized watercraft rentals. Learn a brand new way to surf on exciting Jetsurf boards or dive on powerful Seabobs. Ask about the new Aqua Kart, described as a water go-kart that offers an accelerating, fast-paced experience. Expert guides show even first-timers how to safely operate these fun and easy-to-use craft. Golf at Royal Blue. From a front-nine featuring dramatic views of undulating fairways, rolling white sand dunes, and the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, to a back-nine that transports you to limestone “moonscapes,” elevation changes, and a dense jungle environment, Royal Blue is a stunning sight to see and a thrilling challenge to play. Tennis. Nine brand-new tennis courts await, with 6 professional hard courts, 2 Har-Tru clay courts, and 1 real grass court. The tennis program is directed by Peter Burwash International, a worldwide leader in services and instruction for tennis enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Fitness. Whether you’re looking to break a sweat with a quick treadmill run or center your body and mind with some yoga, Baha Mar offers a wide range of fitness options in a stunning setting. Increase your cardio or build strength on state-of-the-art equipment as you behold an impressive view of calm waters and swaying palms. Indoor and outdoor fitness classes led by expert trainers are also available to keep you working toward your fitness goals throughout your stay. The Sanctuary. Committed to both the conservation and celebration of nature, The Sanctuary offers daily feedings for curious nature lovers of every age. This feeding area grants guests an unprecedented opportunity to behold the spectacle of wildlife in The Bahamas. Spend time with The Sanctuary’s dedicated staff as they feed sea turtles, nurse sharks, and more. Ask about the close marine encounters. Flamingo Cay. Get to know The Bahamas most beautiful and iconic bird at Flamingo Cay. This unique habitat is part of Baha Mar’s effort to educate the guests about these incredible animals and preserve their population in the islands for generations to come. Come mingle with the flamingos during the twice-daily parades starting at Flamingo Cay. The Aviary. Discover a spectacular world of tropical bird species with delightful hands-on encounters, expert guidance, and prime photo opportunities. Baha Mar: A World Away from the Everyday elcome to Baha Mar, a luxurious new Caribbean resort destination perched on the pristine white sands of Nassau’s Cable Beach. The 2023 APCA Convention is at the stylish oceanfront Grand Hyatt, which offers stunning beach views and an epic selection of pools.
On the northern shore of New Providence Island, you’ll find Baha Mar and the beautifully secluded Cable Beach, widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking beaches in The Bahamas. The island is located in the sparkling waters just 180 miles southeast of Florida, centrally placed among the 700 unique and beautiful islands of The Bahamas. The island is home to the capital city of Nassau and recognized as the heart of Bahamian culture and commerce. Nassau is a bustling metropolitan hub full of culture and modern amenities. Nassau’s main harbor is protected by Paradise Island. The harbor attracted settlers in the early days, particularly pirates. In fact, Nassau’s population consisted mainly of pirates until 1718, when the first Royal Governor expelled them, restored order, and built Fort Nassau. Shopping. When you’re in Nassau, a different shopping adventure awaits you every day: luxury boutiques, small shops on quaint streets, the bustle and Bahamian charm of local straw markets, and more. You are sure to be enthralled by the unique shops and products. Culture. Despite the booming tourism industry, Nassau is still steeped in colonial charm. Visitors can witness this oldworld elegance in the city’s candy-colored colonial buildings, old forts, and grand hotels. Nassau highlights include: • When you explore the forts around Nassau, Fort Charlotte, Fincastle, and Montagu—all built in the 1700s—you’ll be taken on a magical history tour. And with the forts’ spectacular seaside locations and stunning views, you’ll get some fantastic photos too! • Ardastra Gardens, Zoo, & Conservation Center is best known as the home of the marching flamingos who march in formation to commands. The zoo specializes in the conservation of Caribbean species, including the endangered Bahama Parrot and several species of iguanas. • The Straw Market in Nassau is a downtown institution where shoppers can buy uniquely woven items as well as fine wooden carvings, colorful fabrics, and many other souvenirs. • The Pirates of Nassau Museum is an interactive pirate experience in the heart of Olde Towne Nassau where the whole family can explore a replica of the pirate ship Revenge and the shanty town of Nassau, see pirate paraphernalia, and interact with pirate hosts. • The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, housed in a historic neoclassical mansion, is the most important art institution in the country. The impressive collection includes paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and textiles from Bahamian artists, spanning the early 20th century to the present day. • The Government House, a magnificent conch-pink mansion on top of Mount Fitzwilliam, is the official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas. Built in 1801 and renovated after a 1929 hurricane, the structure is an impressive example of Georgian Colonial architecture. A statue of Christopher Columbus, dating from 1830, stands at the entrance. Explore New Providence Island & Nassau
Preliminary Schedule Friday, March 31 Registration Open 4 - 6 pm Board of Directors Sponsor Reception 6 - 7:30 pm Open to APCA Board members, 2023 Convention sponsors, and their spouse/guest by invitation. Dinner on your own Saturday, April 1 Board of Directors Meeting 8 - 11:45 am Includes breakfast and refreshments. Open to APCA Board of Directors only. Rose Island Swimming Pigs Luxury Powerboat Tour 12 - 5 pm Hop aboard a luxury powerboat as we cruise to the cute and entertaining pigs of Rose Island! On your way down to the swimming pigs, enjoy a scenic but brief boat ride as you head to a colorful coral reef for snorkeling. Next you will view the wild sea turtles and stop to explore Sandy Cay, also known as Gilligan’s Island, which is one of the world’s most photographed islands. When you’re done exploring, hop back on the boat for a brief ride as we take you to the newest beach bar and grill on Rose Island. This quiet but beautiful spot is surrounded by a white sandy beach and turquoise waters where you will be welcomed with a local specialty drink as well as a hot lunch. After lunch it’s selfie time! Get your cameras out as the pigs start to get in the water. You can feed and swim with them in a once-ina-lifetime experience. After you’ve taken a lifetime’s supply of selfies, you can spend time relaxing on comfy lay off chairs on the beach or you can hop on one of their kayaks, paddle boards, or get a group together and play beach volleyball. $350 per person includes transportation, swimming pigs. snorkeling, lunch, on board beer, sodas, and water, welcome drink at restaurant, taxes and gratuities. APCA Welcome Reception 6:30 - 7:30 pm Come enjoy a cocktail with fellow APCA members. Dinner & Opening Session Ross Bernstein, The Champions Code 7:30 - 9:30 pm The best-selling author of nearly fifty sports books, Ross Bernstein is an award-winning, peakperformance business speaker who has keynoted conferences for Fortune 500 companies on six continents and has been featured on CNN, ESPN, Fox News, and “CBS This Morning,” as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. Ross’ program is all about the DNA of what makes champions in sports so unique and how that relates to business. It’s based on a series of books he wrote in which he interviewed more than 1,000 professional athletes and coaches that all had one thing in common: they were all members of championship teams. In his research, he concluded that the same metrics and characteristics that were common among champions in sports were also common among peak performers in business. There are reasons certain teams win consistently, whereas others don’t. Ross explains why. It’s based largely on the “Good to Great” concept of how the best companies are able to separate themselves from the rest of the pack through servant leadership and by creating a culture of excellence, developing deeper relationships, and giving extraordinary customer service. Ross weaves sports stories about the DNA of champions along with stories of companies he has worked with around the world, and he shares best-practice ideas on ways to overcome disruption while ultimately building stronger relationships. At the core of his message is the simple fact that we like to do business with people who we trust, who we like, and who just “get it” — CHAMPIONS.
Sunday, April 2 Member & Spouse Breakfast 8 - 9 am Everyone is invited to this tasty breakfast buffet. Government & Industry Relations Panel 9 - 10:30 am Led by Jaime Steve, Zack Perconti, and the APCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to the pipeline construction industry. All APCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future Update with Susan Waller 10:45 - 11:45 am. Natural Allies is a coalition of interested stakeholders that recognize the vital role natural gas and its infrastructure must play in the energy mix. Natural gas partnered with renewable energy can accelerate our transition to a clean energy future while ensuring affordability and reliability and reducing carbon emissions domestically and internationally. Susan Waller is the Executive Director of Natural Alles for a Clean Energy Future. She served as vice president of stakeholder engagement and enterprise-wide public wareness program for Enbridge. In that role she directed public and community engagement related to the company’s U.S. energy projects and led Enbridge’s North American public awareness program initiative. Prior to joining Enbridge in 2008, Waller served as vice president for AMEC, Earth Environmental, managing the company’s oil and gas sector. Before that, she served as vice president for the Shaw Group, Inc., and for Regulatory Compliance Partners, Inc. She also served in numerous leadership positions at El Paso Corporation, including director for government and project affairs. Waller has provided counsel to a number of industry and regulatory groups around the issues of public involvement, safety and pipeline siting. She served on the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice 1162, ‘Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators’ task force as a contributing author. She also played a key role in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) National Environmental Policy Act’s pre-filing process for the siting of new natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, and was recognized by FERC as a distinguished industry leader for integrating stakeholder outreach concepts into new interstate pipeline and LNG business plans. Waller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston. She is a member of Women in Energy, the Society of Gas Lighters, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Southern Gas Association, and the Northeast Gas Association. Swim-Up Bar & Pool Day 12:30 - 4 pm Join fellow members at the H2O pool bar at the Fortune pool for this annual informal gathering of APCA members. Full beverage and food service will be available to purchase at the swim-up bar. NEW APCA Silent Auction Reception 6 - 7 pm The new APCA Silent Auction and Reception will be filled with cocktails, snacks, good times with friends, and some low-key bidding for about 50 minutes. Then, as the deadline nears, things will get a little crazy and it’s everyone for themselves! NEW 1st Annual APCA Live Auction and Associate Member Sponsored Dinner 7- 10 pm The new APCA Auction promises to be the liveliest night on the APCA calendar. APCA revelers bid on a variety of fabulous trips, ballgames, tools, equipment, jewelry, and much, much more. All proceeds go directly to supporting Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future and to building programs and services for APCA members, so everyone is encouraged to bid early, bid often, and have a great time. Monday, April 3 Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast 8 - 10:30 am APCA’s manufacturer and supplier members host the 5th Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast. Contractor members will meet with vendors, discuss jobsite issues, and learn about the industry’s latest products and services in a very relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Exhibit Teardown 10:30 am - 8 pm Energy Transition Opportunities: Carbon Capture Pipelines w/ Mark Bridgers - Moderator 10:45 am - 12 pm The path to a low carbon future requires the capture, transport, and store or use of CO2. Multiple interstate pipeline projects and many more intrastate projects are in the planning and permitting stage. The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act position multiple opportunities for CO2 pipelines to make the hard target requirements possible. What will the North American CO2 pipeline market look and feel like over the next decade? Invited panelists include: • Nicolas Medina, Stakeholder Engagement, ExxonMobil • Steve Lee, Executive Vice President, Engineering and
Construction, Navigator CO2 Ventures (Heartland Greenway) • James Powell, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Carbon Solutions APCA Golf Tournament 12:30 - 6:30 pm The Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar features an 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus designed Signature Golf Course suitable for recreational or championship play with a unique “two courses in one” design. The Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is one of 290 courses in the world handdesigned by Jack Nicklaus himself, and the only Jack Nicklaus course in the Bahamas. Royal Blue is uniquely designed as two courses in one. The front nine holes feature dramatic views of undulating fairways, rolling white sand dunes, brackish ponds, and glimpses of a turquoise Atlantic Ocean. The back nine showcases a very different look; players navigate stunning limestone “moonscapes” through dense jungle and steep downhill terrain to get to the island green on the 16th hole, which precariously borders Lake Cunningham, making for unique island golf. The course spans 7,189 yards, and the beauty, difficulty, and challenges make the course enjoyable for golfers of all levels. $400 includes cart, box lunch, fore caddy, and taxes. Rental clubs: $70 Free Night 6:30 pm Be sure to make reservations early at one of Baha Mar’s fabulous restaurants. Dining at Baha Mar presents the pleasant dilemma of choosing among 20 restaurants for dinner. There is something for everyone at Baha Mar. From dry aged steaks at Carna and seafood at 3 Tides to Mediterranean at Cleo Mediterraneo and authentic chinese at Shuang Ba. From the casual atmosphere at Umami Burger to the lively vibe at the Swimming Pig, dining is a highlight at Baha Mar. You’ll always find a spot to satisfy your appetite and match your mood, and when you prefer to dine in privacy, the Baha Mar catering team is eager to provide service to your room for an everyday meal or special occasion. Tuesday, April 4 8 - 9 am Breakfast Start your day with fellow Contractor and Associate members over a full breakfast and steaming cups of coffee. 8:45 - 9:15 am APCA Associate Member Meeting APCA’s Associate members hold a roundtable discussion on topics that affect manufacturers and suppliers in the pipeline construction industry. 9 - 10:30 am Spouse Breakfast Join fellow spouses on the Banyon Terrace located next to the ESPA and above T2 Cigar Bar overlooking the pools at the. The culinary team will prepare a beautiful breakfast buffet complete with bloody marys and mimosas for you to enjoy while you chat with friends and share some laughs. Each guest will receive a beautiful gift hand crafted in the Islands of the Bahamas.. Preliminary Schedule Any Day Activity: Straw Market Shopping Here is a recommendation for when you have free time from APCA events. Right in the middle of the high-end stores and boutique shops on Nassau’s Bay Street, you’ll find the world-famous Straw Market. It is home to handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs, and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry, and woodcarvings — all available at very reasonable prices, especially if you’re good at negotiating! The Nassau Straw Market is an authentic representation of an industry that has been growing throughout the Bahamas and the Caribbean since the early 1940s. Originally, the craft and skills of plaiting, braiding, and weaving were useful when Bahamians led subsistence lifestyles, with baskets being used for carrying fruit and fishing traps. But following the end of World War II, many North Americans began visiting the Bahamas for their vacations, and straw craft souvenirs soon grew in popularity. Crafts and souvenirs can be purchased with either U.S. or Bahamian currency. Transportation Taxi service is available at the hotel lobby at fixed rates. You can ask one of the bellmen to assist.
9:30 - 11 am Recent Developments in Employment Law Greg Guidry, a labor attorney with years of experience representing employers in the pipeline construction industry will update members on all of the significant labor and employment law developments of interest to employers that have occurred in recent months. Included will be federal legislation, federal regulatory and other federal labor agency actions, important court decisions, and other developments that impact the workplace. The discussion will also include practical tips for dealing with these developments, where appropriate. 11:15 - 11:45 am APCA Regular Member Meeting Open to APCA Regular (Contractor) members only. The meeting will be a fast-paced and frank discussion that touches on the various segments of the industry and promotes the sharing of insights and opinions from contractors working in different market sectors all over North America. Catamaran Snorkel & Sail 12 - 5 pm Experience sailing the beautiful waters of the Bahamas and snorkeling some of the most exciting and lush reefs in the world. Join fellow APCA members aboard Seahorse II on a leisurely cruise through Nassau Harbor. On the way to the reef, enjoy a tasty bag lunch. Then we’ll anchor on a reef just outside the harbor for snorkeling. After snorkeling, you sail back through clear aquamarine waters and enjoy rum and fruit punch while passing historic Nassau landmarks and the luxury homes of Paradise Island. Bring your camera, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, and a smile. $200 includes roundtrip transfers, bag lunch, rum punch, fruit punch and water, snorkel equipment and instruction, taxes, and gratuities. APCA Final Party and 1st Annual APCA Hall of Fame Awards 7:30 - 10 pm Join the group in the ballroom for cocktails and a sumptuous dinner. APCA President Taylor Dacus, Troy Construction, will deliver his state of the association/industry address. The evening will conclude the 1st annual APCA Hall Fame induction ceremony. Wednesday, April 5 Departures all day Additional Details Transportation Taxi: Taxi service is available at the airport, as well as at the hotel lobby at fixed rates. You can ask one of the bellmen to assist. Airport: The closest airport to the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is Lynden Pindling International Airport, which is a 15-minute, 6-mile drive. Travel Details PASSPORT REQUIRED. All people traveling to Nassau are required to present a valid passport in order to enter Nassau. The Bahamian Dollar (BSD) is the local currency. U.S. currency is accepted throughout Nassau, as are most major credit cards and travelers checks, and change is given in U.S currency or BSD currency. English is the primary language on Nassau. Weather The climate in Nassau is tropical, hot and humid all year round, with relatively cool evenings. The average high in early April is 81, and the average low is 68. What to Wear We have received a few questions about the dress code for the APCA Convention, and while there are no actual rules, here are a few suggestions: APCA meetings are largely business casual. For men that includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or polo, and loafers or dress shoes. For women, that includes dress, skirt or slacks, and a blouse or nice top. At the evening events — Saturday’s Opening General Session and Tuesday’s Final Dinner — people get a little dressier. Many men wear sport coats. Pre- and Post-Convention Rates The resort will honor the discounted APCA room rate for three days before and three days after the convention, based on availability.
Office Use Only Date In_ _________________ Amount In_ ______________ Confirm__________________ 2023 Convention Registration March 31 - April 5, 2023 Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Nassau, Bahamas Registrant Information Register no more than one couple per page 1. Registrant’s Name Badge Name 2. Spouse/Guest Name Badge Name 3. Youth 1 Name Age Badge Name 4. Youth 2 Name Age Badge Name Company Title Street Address City State ZIP Phone Cell Email Registration Info • Email this registration form to registration@ americanpipeline.org OR • Mail this registration form with payment to: PO Box 638 Churchton, MD 20733 Registration Fees All attendees must be registered Cancellation Policy There is no charge for cancellations received before 1/31/23. After 1/31/23 and before 2/28/23 there will be a 50% cancellation charge. There will be no refunds after 2/28/23 Questions? Call us at (703) 212-7745 Room Type p Ocean View $360 | p Ocean Deluxe Balcony $490 | p King Bed p 2 Queen Beds p Grand Suite $531 | p One Bed Fountain View Res West $601 | p One Bed Fountain View Res West Deluxe $651 | p One Bed Fountain View Res East $751 Room rates are subject to taxes and service charge. Early departures will result in an early departure fee equal to 1 night’s room rate. Hotel Registration Credit card is required to reserve rooms. This is a separately charged item. Card Type: p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Check-in Date Check-out Date Exhibit p Yes, I Want a Tabletop at the 6th Annual Associates Exhibit APCA Payment must accompany this registration in the form of a check or credit card. Payment must be received by January 31, 2023, for early discount. p Check Please make payable to APCA p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Credit Card Billing Address p I’m a First-time Convention Attendee Registration Category By 1/31/23 After 1/31/23 Subtotal Owner/Employee Member $1295 $1595 Spouse/Guest $795 $895 Youth under 4 - 10 $345 $445 Youth 11-18 $595 $695 Optional Activities Please enter registrant’s number (1-4) from above Fees Registrant # Rose Island Boat Tour (Sat, 12 - 5 pm) $350 APCA Golf Tournament (Mon, 12:30 - 6:30 pm) $400 Golf Club Rental (Mon) p Mens p Womens | p Right p Left $70 Spouse Breakfast (Tues, 9 - 10:30 am) included Catamaran Snorkel & Sail (Tues, 12 - 5 pm) $200 Total Feeswww.americanpipeline.org