March 04 - 07, 2018
Long Beach, California


Please take a look at the questions and answers below. If you still have a question that we have not answered below, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Events Help Desk and one of the JOC Events team will get back to you shortly.

 When are the best rates available for TPM 2018?
The best rates are available until October 3, 2017. The Early Bird rates expire on October 3, 2017 or until all passes have been sold, whichever comes first. Advanced Rates will apply from October 4, 2017 through January 5, 2018, or until all passes are sold, whichever comes first. Standard Rates will apply from January 5, 2018 through March 4, 2018. Note: onsite registration prices will be higher.

What is included in the TPM 2018 Conference Attendee Fee?
Headed into its 18th year, TPM continues to be the must-attend conference for the trans-Pacific and global container shipping and logistics community. Every year, JOC Group continues to add value to the conference including more networking opportunities, additional conference tracks, more speakers, etc. In March 2018, TPM will be a comprehensive FOUR DAY event which will include:
• Three Evening Networking Receptions – Sunday, March 4th, Monday March 5th, and Tuesday March 6, 2018
• Two Networking Lunches and Five Coffee Breaks
• Extended General Session Conference Program: One on one talks with industry leaders, in-depth panel discussions
• All new conference tracks
• Pre-Conference Orientation for new and returning attendees
• A tour of the Port of Long Beach – Wednesday, March 7, 2018 (free, but RSVP required)
• A Golf Tournament – Sunday, March 4, 2018 (for an additional fee)

 What are the attendee prices for TPM 2018?
Please visit this page for more details on the attendee fee price options.

How can I become a sponsor for the event?
Tony Stein, Publisher
P: +1 678-456-8530
M: +1 770-295-8809

Click here for information on available sponsorship opportunities.

I’m a BCO / Shipper, do I qualify for a preferred rate?
Yes! Discounts are available to BCO/Shipper attendees. If you are the owner of the goods that are being transported, then you are considered a Beneficial Cargo Owner or Shipper. If you still have questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us on Events Help Desk and one of the JOC Events team will get back to you shortly.

I’m a JOC Member, do I get a discount?
If you are an existing JOC Member you are eligible for discounted pricing on the Full Conference Pass at TPM 2018. In order to obtain your discount code, please contact the Events Help Desk. We will check your membership status before approving your TPM registration. Your JOC Membership needs to be active through the TPM 2018 conference dates in order to qualify for the discount.

I want to become a JOC Member to get a discount, how can I do this?
As of December 3, 2013, all JOC Memberships are sold on a corporate basis and a minimum of 5 people per company is required. For more information about Corporate Membership, please go to and complete the form.

Do you have any special offers available for The Journal of Commerce Magazine or subscribers?
Discounts are only available to JOC Members as part of an existing individual membership or a corporate membership. The Journal of Commerce magazine subscribers and subscribers do not qualify for a discount at TPM 2018, unless you are accessing these products as part of an existing JOC Membership.

I don’t see one day passes available for the event. Can I still register for a one day pass?
For the TPM 2018 event, we will no longer be offering one day conference passes. To get the best value pass, sign up for the early bird full conference passes – available until October 3, 2017 (or until they run out).

Are there any discounts for sending multiple people?
If you are a sponsor for TPM 2018, discounts to send multiple people are available in sponsorship packages. We do not offer discounts on attendee fees. If you would like to sponsor TPM 2018, contact Tony Stein at

I cannot pay by credit card. How else can I register?
The quickest way to receive a confirmed registration is to register online and pay by credit card. If it is impossible for you to do so, please contact the Events Help Desk to find out information on alternative payment options.

Can I buy my attendee pass on-site in Long Beach?
Yes you can, but in order to avoid lines and a higher price at registration, we recommend that you purchase your pass prior to Sunday, March 4th, 2018.

What happens if I need to cancel my TPM 2018 registration?
Please contact our Events Help Desk for more information.

• Refund requests will be honored if received in writing by February 2, 2018.
• ALL refunds will be subject to a $200 processing fee.
• Cancellations received after February 2, 2018 and ‘no shows’ are subject to the full registration fee.
• Substitutions may be made by notifying the JOC Events team in writing to the Events Help Desk.