The Propeller Club of the United States

SERAC Board – SouthEast Regional Conference

“Advancing Our Ports”
April 20-22, 2016
Courtyard Marriott Historic District
125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

Welcome to the Propeller Club’s Southeast Region Conference in Charleston, South Carolina!


On behalf of the Port of Charleston, we are honored to host you in our city and hope that you will enjoy all that Charleston has to offer during your stay.

Our host hotel is located in the historic district at the corner of Calhoun and Meeting Streets, right off Marion Square, so take the opportunity to walk and explore our city.


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To supplement the Southeast Region Business Meetings, you’re invited to join our regular monthly business meeting, which will feature remarks from U.S. Congressman Mark Sanford.

In addition, we have scheduled a tug tour of Charleston Harbor following a briefing on the Port of Charleston.


On Thursday and Friday, the spouse programs will also include carriage, church and culinary tours.  Other social events include a Welcome Reception and golf outing at Patriots Point Links on Wednesday.

Register today, make your hotel reservation, and enjoy your visit!

Hotel Information:

The Courtyard Marriott Historic District, our host property, has offered a rate of only $239 per night (+ tax/fees) for weeknights during the conference.  This is a great discount off the peak-season rate.  Book on-line with this special link or call 866-774-4997, using the group code “SER.”  You must book no later than March 28, so please make your reservation today!  For those wishing to extend their stay, the weekend rate will be $309 per night, based on availability.


We are pleased to offer two options for registration

  1. Please print and complete the registration form included in the attached 2016 Conference Overview Packet.  Once completed, please mail, along with a check to the address on the form.
  2. Please complete the registration form included in the attached 2016 Conference Overview Packet and email the completed form to   Then, follow the below Paypal link to pay on-line.



The Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston is honored to host the International Propeller Club Southeast Regional Conference (SERAC) on April 20-22, 2016 but… We Need Your Help and Support!  Representatives from companies working in Ports from throughout the Southeast will attend, working to improve our Propeller Club and Ports across our region.  Sponsors will be recognized throughout the conference, such as on conference materials, signage and during welcoming remarks.  Beyond the broad visibility this sponsorship affords your company or organization, your support allows us to host an event that well-represents our industry while keeping the costs down for attendees.  Sponsorships can be accepted via traditional mail by completing the sponsorship request included in the 2016 Conference Overview or sponsors can contribute on-line by following the below Pay-Pal Link.

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