The 2018 Connie Award Long Beach, CA

The Connie Award Honoring Edward A. DeNike  

September 18, 2018

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 E. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA



Ticket: $250
Table of ten: $2,500


Platinum: $10,000, 2 tables of 10, $1,000 named scholarship and signage
Principal: $5,000, table of 10 and signage
Gold: $2,500, includes 5 tickets and signage
Silver: $1,000, includes 2 tickets and signage

To purchase tickets and sponsorships, click here.

Event Sponsorships:

Scholarship Reception $2,500
Pre-Event Cocktail Reception $2,500
Scholarship Recipient Plaques $2,000
Table Wine $2,000
Photographer $750

Scholarship: To fund a 2018 named scholarship for your organization ($1,000 minimum), please call CII Executive Director, Barbara Yeninas at 732-817-9131

All are welcome to join us for the Scholarship Presentation Reception at 5:00pm prior to the start of the dinner

Overnight Accommodations: To make reservations at the Renaissance, call 1-888-763-7236 and reference “CII Connie Award.”

The rate of $230.00 Single/Double will apply for any rooms booked for the night of September 18th.


The Connie Award Honoring Edward DeNike

Mr. DeNike began his career in 1966 with Crescent Wharf & Warehouse. He became a member of the SSA management team when SSA purchased Crescent in 1983. He managed numerous waterfront operations since his initial hiring and has worked in all major ports on the West Coast in all types of cargo operations.

Mr. DeNike was the architect and terminal manager for several major facilities in San Francisco, Oakland and Long Beach. In 1986, he relocated to Seattle from Southern California and assumed overall responsibility for Carrix’s West Coast container and select breakbulk operations. He was a Blue Ribbon Committee member responsible for rewriting the Pacific Coast Longshore Contract document and has been heavily involved in container equipment design.

Mr. DeNike is the president of the company’s domestic container operations and also serves as chief operating officer for SSA Terminals, Carrix’s largest joint venture; Pacific Maritime Services, Carrix’s joint venture with COSCO; SSA Terminals (Long Beach), Carrix’s joint venture with Mediterranean Shipping; and SSA Terminals (Seattle), Carrix’s joint venture with China Shipping.

Mr. DeNike serves on the board of the Pacific Maritime Association.

IANA Intermodal EXPO

The 2018 CONNIE Award Presentation is being held in conjunction with the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal EXPO 2018.  Intermodal EXPO is held September 16 – 18 in Long Beach, CA, and brings together over 1,700 attendees from all segments of the intermodal industry.  It is a platform for products, services and solutions; a classroom for new skills and know-how; and an exchange for ideas and business.  Registration is now open – register by June 29 for a savings of $200!  Learn more at