The CBP East Coast Trade Symposium theme is “Trade’s Impact on American Health, Safety and Economic Prosperity” and will take place from December 1-2, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia.
Our top 5 reasons to attend including an invite to a premier networking event are below!
- Interact with ALL LEVELS of CBP at once place and time! Shy to ask questions in large groups? Well, this is your chance to get one on one interaction with ALL levels of CBP – ask all of the questions you want. You get to have a POSITIVE interaction with CBP and make priceless connections.
- Want to know more about ACE? CEE’s? Trusted Trader Program Status? CBP’s efforts with E-commerce and MUCH more? This is the event for you!
- NETWORK! The biggest and best importers, exporters, brokers, forwarders and amazing customs attorneys are all under one roof at the same time! Expand your network!
- If you’re a member Global Entry – you can sign up and get fast tracked by having your in person interview AT the Symposium. (Global Entry is the BEST PROGRAM ever allowing expedited clearance upon arrival to the US for low risk travelers. More information on WHY you NEED in is here). Once conditionally approved schedule your interview at the special enrollment center ECTS2016! Easy!
- Enjoy a TERRIFIC networking event with the Organization of Women in International Trade (www.OWIT.org). OWIT is THE premier networking organization for women (and men that support the advancement of women!) in international trade and business. We will be meeting on 12/1/16 at 5:30pm (for the secret location, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). You don’t have to be a current member to join us!
Convinced? I hope so! Let me know if you’ll be attending so I can invite you to our OWIT event! Would love to see you there. For information on registration/lodging and the full agenda, see below.
How to Register?
- REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! To Register Click Here!!
Cost to Register?
- The registration fee is $143.00 U.S. dollars. Registration must be made on-line at CBP.gov and payment must be made by credit card. (Online Registration Form)
Location & Lodging
- CBP has confirmed the following hotel room block for the Trade Symposium:
- Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
Thursday, Dec 1, 2016
- 8:05 am – 8:20 am
- OPENING REMARKS
- 8:20 am – 9:40 am
- A NORTH AMERICAN LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE
- Recently, President Enrique Peña Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama met at the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa, ON. The meeting was an opportunity to reaffirm their desire to beef up economic integration across North America and by working together North America can be the most competitive Region in the world. Hear from the North America Customs leaders their perspective on how this integration can become a reality.
- 9:55 am – 10:15 am
- WCO: COMPLIANCE AND FACILITATION- OVERVIEW
- 10:30 am– 11:45 am
- THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN
- It’s an important business practice to enhance, improve, and maintain the security of your supply chain. During this panel, CBP and Trade will discuss the complexities of the supply chain and share how you can continue to strengthen the compliance and integrity of international trade.
- 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
- KEYNOTE ADDRESS
- 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
- INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
- This panel will focus on the some of the long-term challenges for trade enforcement and facilitation as well as opportunities to undertake and overcome these challenges. In looking ahead five years, this panel aims to highlight these challenges and how institutions are positioning themselves in response.
- 2:45 pm– 4:00 pm
- THE FUTURE OF TRADE FROM AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
- This panel will focus on how America’s trade partners are positioning themselves to react and ever-shifting trade environment. In looking ahead, this panel aims to discuss upcoming challenges to both governments and the Trade.
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
- NORTH AMERICAN SUMMIT
- 8:00 am – 9:05 am
- NORTH AMERICAN SINGLE WINDOW APPROACH and VISION
- As Canada, Mexico, and the United States advance their respective Single Windows, the 3 countries have committed to align their approaches in order to streamline processes and requirements to greatest extent possible to foster fair and competitive trade in North America.
- 9:00 am – 10:10 am
- A NORTH AMERICAN BROKERS PERSPECTIVE
- Customs Brokers in North America approximately file over 90 percent of the filings of imports to their respective countries. Hear from their perspective how they view the future of North American trade and the areas that they are focusing on for the next five years.
- 10:10 am – 11:15 am
- NORTH AMERICAN COORDINATED BORDER MANAGEMENT
- Discuss the perspective for achieving harmonization between North American government agencies.
- 11:15 pm – 12:30 pm
- 4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
- 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
- LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS
- 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
- 4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
- 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
- 4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS
- TRADE ENFORCEMENT
- During this breakout session CBP, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Labor, and industry will discuss forced labor, e-allegations regarding anti-dumping and countervailing duty evasions, and other trade enforcement issues.
- E-commerce is growing at a fast pace and the opportunities are endless. The technological advancements in marketing, online financial exchanges, and business sales are key to this growth. During this panel, CBP and Trade will discuss the facilitation, flow, and future of E-commerce.
- “Reinventing exports with the Single Window, how modernizing the export process will create a more streamlined supply chain. How will post departure filing evolve to fit into this new paradigm?”
- TRADE ENFORCEMENT
- New! CENTERS DISCUSSION ROUNDTABLE
- The Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) will conduct interactive discussions with participants through an individual round-table style format. The Centers will spend time at each table hosting conversations focusing on one of the CBP trade priorities, such as enforcement, strategic trade processing, industry collaboration, efficiencies gained and account based principles. This is an opportunity to have an up-close and personal discussion around the mission and operational focus of the Centers.