For the past 16 years, Sacramento has welcomed our diverse group of maritime transportation policymakers, industry leaders, academic researchers and community representatives.

The California Maritime Leadership Symposium is the premier conference focused on all modes of California’s maritime transportation system – ports, vessels, highway and rail – and the intricacies, challenges and realities of maintaining and growing a viable, healthy and dynamic maritime economy in the 21st century.

Underwritten and managed by the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council (CALMITSAC) and sponsored by a broad-based coalition of the maritime and intermodal transportation industry, the CMLS offers an unequaled forum for the sharing of views and the education of legislative decision makers and policy implementers.

CMLS Biennial Announcement

In recognizing the challenges and necessity of producing a topical, realistically viable and professional California Maritime Leadership Symposium, the CMLS Executive Committee has switched to a biennial schedule commencing in February 2017. This change will allow for better coordination of mission goals and objectives among maritime stakeholders as well as the opportunity to build upon and leverage topics developed and publicized throughout a two year planning cycle that we believe better reflects the rapidly changing operational and regulatory environment. As always, we are gratified by your continuing support, interest and participation.



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