757 Regional Internship Collaborative: Internship Summit Tuesday 28 March 2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Find Your Next Intern at the Internship Summit. March 28th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Chartway Arena.
VSRA General Membership Luncheon Tuesday 28 March 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM The Guest Speaker for the March 28, 2023 meeting is RDML Jason Lloyd, Chief Engineer and Deputy Commander for Naval Systems Engineering and Logistics, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command.
VMA Maritime Mixer Thursday 30 March 2023 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Join Us for a Maritime Mixer in Chesapeake! Registration: Standard Tickets: $55 Early Bird*: $45 *VMA members-only by March 21st. Sign-in to your online VMA account to receive discount! REGISTER
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ODU Office of Maritime Initiatives: 2023 Maritime Symposium Wednesday 12 April 2023 - Thursday 13 April 2023 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Annual Maritime Symposium is presented by Old Dominion University's Office of Maritime Initiatives with the Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (ICAR) and the International Maritime, P...
VMA Golf Classic Thursday 20 April 2023 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM Fundraiser for the Virginia Maritime Association Political Action Committee. REGISTER
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2023 State of the Port Wednesday 26 April 2023 - Thursday 27 April 2023 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hosted by Hampton Roads Global Commerce Club and The Port of Virginia. Reserve your spot for the Taste of Virginia Reception, State of the Port Luncheon, and Sea & Be Seen Networking Event.
Member Orientation Tuesday 2 May 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Join us for a virtual member orientation, current members and new members welcome! An opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Maritime Association and your membership benefits. REGISTER
Robert E. Rumens Hampton Roads Firefighting Symposium Monday 8 May 2023 - Saturday 13 May 2023 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM This course is designed to familiarize land-based firefighters and maritime personnel on procedures necessary to handle various marine incidents within port or on open waterways.
Member Orientation Tuesday 1 August 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Join us for a virtual member orientation, current members and new members welcome! An opportunity to learn more about the Virginia Maritime Association and your membership benefits. REGISTER

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Annual Business Meetings

Traditionally held in early December, the Annual Business Meeting features the Annual Report of the Association, Goals for the Year, and Election of Officers and Directors. Sponsorship information will be released closer to the event.

Chapter Meetings

VMA has 5 statewide regional chapters; Central Chapter, Northern Chapter, Southern Chapter, Southwest Chapter, and Valley Logistics Chapter. Meetings are held multiple times throughout the year in each region. VMA members may attend any and all chapter meetings. Learn more.

VMA's International Trade Symposium

VMA’s International Trade Symposium is the East Coast’s premier conference addressing the topics most affecting port operations and cargo logistics, drawing-in attendees from around the globe. Programming includes breakout sessions, multiple keynote speakers, multiple panels and a series of networking events including the Maritime Mixer, Annual Banquet, and Golf Outing. Sponsorship information will be released closer to the event. Learn more at VMAsymposium.com

Lunch and Learns

Join us for lunch (or sometimes breakfast) and educate yourself and your company about beneficial opportunities like adding an Internship to your office, joining VMA's Multiple Employer 401K plan, or Blockchain Logistics. These sessions may include a guest speaker, panelists, or be formatted as a workshop.

Maritime Mixer

VMA hosts Maritime Mixers around the state (in-person and virtual), allowing professionals to make new connections or build on current ones while celebrating our industry, our port, and good old-fashioned camaraderie!

Membership Briefing

Subject experts speak in an open forum to advise members on current maritime supply chain issues.

MIC Golf Classic

Fundraiser for the Maritime Issues Council Political Action Committee. Sponsorship information will be released closer to the event.