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2023 Annual Maritime Dinner

2023 Annual Maritime Dinner

Honoring David Grzebinski, President & CEO, Kirby Corp.

Saturday, August 26, 2023
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (CDT)

Bayou City Event Center

9401 Knight Rd
Houston, TX 77045

* Registration open until 8/11/23 at 2:45 PM ()

Event Details

David Grzebinski, President and CEO of Kirby Corporation (“Kirby”), has been named the 2023 Maritime Leader of the Year. Grzebinski will be honored at the Port Bureau’s Annual Maritime Dinner on August 26, 2023. The Port Bureau Board of Directors named Grzebinski as the 2023 honoree for his steadfast commitment to improving the greater Houston port region.

As the largest maritime formal business event in the U.S., the Annual Maritime Dinner attracts over 750 attendees. Guests are treated to an elegant night filled with complimentary perks, including free valet or self-parking, open bar during the cocktail reception, professional photography, and wine service during the gourmet dinner. The cocktail reception features a silent auction

Proceeds from the Annual Maritime Dinner support the Port Bureau’s regional maritime advocacy efforts.

Table Sponsorships:

  • Includes reserved table of 10 (2 tables included with Title Sponsor)
  • Logo or company name recognition in sponsor presentation and all print and digital media, commensurate with level
  • Location in ballroom is commensurate with level and date of registration

Event Underwriters:

  • Includes 2 tickets seated together ($700 value)
  • Premium logo recognition at event, in sponsor presentation, and all print and digital media

All guests receive:

  • Cocktail reception with open bar
  • Gourmet dinner
  • Complimentary valet or parking

Please note: Sponsorship commitments must be received by August 4, 2023, to be guaranteed print recognition.

Click the photo below to watch a recap of the 2022 Maritime Dinner:


August 26
5:30 PM - 7:15 PM Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM Dinner
8:15 PM - 8:15 PM Close of Silent Auction
8:15 PM - 9:15 PM Honoree Recognition
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM Program Concludes; Networking Continues

For More Information:

Port Bureau Events
Port Bureau Events
Greater Houston Port Bureau (713)678-4300

Title Sponsor

Queen of the Fleet Sponsors

Admiral Sponsors

Commodore Sponsors

Silent Auction Sponsors

7 Acre Wood
Amy's Ice Creams
Avenida Brazil-Clear Lake
Black Walnut Cafe
Galveston Historical Foundation
Houston Axe Throwing
Little Beakers Science Labs
Main Street Theater
Natural Bridge Caverns
Nice Winery
Taste of Texas
William Chris Winery