8:00-8:15 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & WELCOME REMARKS Receive a sneak previous of the sessions to come. SPEAKER: Shane Williams, EY MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
8:15-9:00 a.m. 2023 Congressional Outlook - OFF THE RECORD Hear the latest from both sides of the aisle directly from those working on current trade policy and legislation and what’s in store for 2023. SPEAKERS: Jim Smith, Smith Dawson and Andrews & Ben Odendahl, Smith Dawson and Andrews MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. “Beltway Insiders” Trade Policy Outlook Panel NAFTZ welcomes our own Government Relations Advisors Jim Smith and Ben Odenhaul from Smith Dawson Andrews as well as other ‘beltway insiders’ to review, discuss and debate the current trade landscape and trade policy issues. Members of this panel live trade policy every day in DC. Get the inside scoop in this new Legislative Summit session! SPEAKERS: Megan Costello, Sorini, Samet & Associates, Stacy Ettinger, K&L Gates, Michael Stroud, Partner at Nossaman and Ben Odendahl, Smith Dawson Andrews MODERATOR: Jim Smith, Smith, Dawson & Andrews
9:45-10:15 a.m. REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. FTZ Board Update - OFF THE RECORD Review the latest FTZ Updates and developments. SPEAKERS: Dawn Shackleford, Executive Director for Trade Agreements Policy and Negotiations, Commerce& Liz Whiteman, U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. CBP Into the Weeds Review a boots on the ground perspective of CBP & FTZs. SPEAKER: Brad Slutsky, U.S. CBP MODERATOR: Shannon Fura, Page Fura PC
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. LUNCHEON & Homer Maxey Award Presentation Learn about the FTZ advocate to receive this year's award. SPEAKERS: Shane Williams, EY & Torrey Chambliss, Port Tampa Bay MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. A View of the FTZ Program from Capitol Hill Reveal this year's Congressional award recipient & discuss one's unique FTZ program perspective. SPEAKERS: Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell & Robert Nuttall, Alabama’s 7th Congressional District MODERATOR: Shane Williams, EY
1:30-2:15 p.m. A Conversation with CBP Hear a high-level CBP official perspective. SPEAKER: Diann Rodriguez, U.S. CBP MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
2:15-2:45 p.m. From the Administration Cabinet: USTR - OFF THE RECORD Review USTR agency view of zones & discuss the Biden Administration Trade Policy and how FTZs fit in SPEAKER: Beth Baltzan, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. NAFTZ Government Relations, Advocacy & Public Policy NAFTZ has set a new 5-year vision and strategy in place to strengthen our efforts in DC and at the state and local level. Trade Policy Issues & Priorities: The membership has spoken, and we review the Association’s priorities for 2023. Understand the goal to accomplish in 2023 and beyond. SPEAKERS: Shane Williams, EY, Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ and Katie Tangman, Columbia Sportswear Co. MODERATOR: Melissa Irmen, ISCM Inc.
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Corporate Government Relations & FTZ's -what's important to the C-Suite? Many NAFTZ member organizations have dedicated Government Relations staff or departments. Hear from ‘some of our own’ on how their organizations view the FTZ program and related government relations efforts – and how they engage. SPEAKER: Amgad Shehata, UPS MODERATOR: Jeff Tafel, NAFTZ
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. OFF-SITE Reception - Hannigan Hangouts Want to learn how business in Washington REALLY gets done? Come follow in Brian Hannigan’s footsteps for a penultimate networking opportunity after the formal sessions of the Summit are done. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed and a hosted beer/wine bar readily available so you can to catch up with colleagues and share opinions on the topics of the day. Just a few steps from the Hotel at PJ Clarke’s, a quintessential hangout for DC insiders. You never know who you will see there. The perfect primer for your evening power dinner reservation! Located 4 blocks from The Madison PJ Clarkes (1600 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006)

9:00 a.m. Congressional Visits
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CONGRESSIONAL VISITS Congressional Visits Resources