SAVE THE DATE: February 14-15, 2023, Legislative Summit & Congressional Visits
NAFTZ hosts the Legislative Summit on 14th followed by Congressional Visits on 15th, inviting federal government officials, policy makers and industry leaders from the foreign-trade zone community to bring Washington D.C. legislative briefings and advocacy topics from DC to you. Check out the educational tab for additional resources.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: Join NAFTZ in order to qualify for membership discounts.
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NAFTZ membership is by individual and one must have a membership to secure the discount rate *Note by registering you agree to be listed in the event app/follow up attendee roster and remain compliant with the NAFTZ photo/video policy on our website.
Each additional* in-person registrant from the same company receives a $50 discount (not applicable for Federal Government employees). *The first company representative must have paid the full in-person registration rate, for the second company in-person representative to be eligible for the discount. Use promo code “ADD” to receive the discount.
*NAFTZ Membership must be confirmed by NAFTZ to be eligible for discounts. If the current NAFTZ member is not attending the event, a substitute from the same company may be provided. For such a substitution, please email email@example.com.
All early bird attendees must pay by the date of early bird deadline (1/10/23) to receive the discount rate (if not paid by this date the rate increases). All post-early bird rate attendees must pay 2 weeks prior to the event start date (only exceptions are non-members and those registering on-site who must pay in full at the time of registration). If not paid by this date additional fees apply.
Registration fees are fully refundable for written cancellations received by NAFTZ by January 10, 2023. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between January 11 & January 19, 2023 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2023 NAFTZ Meeting. Cancellations received after January 19 will be responsible for the full registration fee amount due to the NAFTZ and no meeting credits will be issued.
Confirmation for event registrations online should be immediate. If you have not received a confirmation within 2 business days after registering, please contact Victoria Cartwright, Vice President of Events and Education.
Attend the NAFTZ Annual Conference and earn credit. NAFTZ will undergo the application process closer to the event to offer CCS/CES credit. Attendance can be applied towards certification or recertification of your Accredited Zones Specialist (AZS) designation. NAFTZ is currently undergoing the approval process for CCS/CES credit for this event.
*By completing NAFTZ registration, I hereby grant NAFTZ (National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones) the unrestricted right to use my name, contact information, image, likeness, quote(s), or voice that is transcribed, photographed, or recorded at the NAFTZ Legislative Summit February 2023 (“Legislative Summit”), for any purpose, including use or publication on its website, promotional materials, presentations, press releases, social media tools, sponsorship reference, or any other media. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such use or publication. I understand that edits may be made prior to such use or publication, and I hereby waive the right to inspect or approve any use or publication wherein my name, image, likeness, quote(s), or voice appears. I hereby release NAFTZ from any and all claims and liability relating to such use or publication of my name, image, likeness, quote(s), or voice. By registering for this event, I agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII includes any information that identifies me personally (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number, etc.). NAFTZ will use PII to: (a) enable your event registration/attendee roster; (b) review, evaluate and administer NAFTZ initiatives; (c) market NAFTZ opportunities and sponsorship you may potentially be interested in; NAFTZ may use your PII for so long as NAFTZ remains active in conducting any of the above purposes.
Check out the 2023 program here. The first day event is held from 8 am -7 pm for the NAFTZ Legislative Seminar. Then Congressional visits are conducted the following day, guests are encourages to contact their local representatives directly for appoints, see resources (contact info, etc.) via the links found in the education tab.
Interested in getting more involved with the event programming? We welcome NAFTZ Program Committee volunteers – visit the following link for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any speaker/moderator/topic suggestions.
YOU DESERVE CREDIT
Attend the NAFTZ Annual Conference and earn credit. NAFTZ will undergo the application process closer to the event to offer CCS/CES credit. Attendance can be applied towards certification or recertification of your Accredited Zones Specialist (AZS) designation – check the details to see if you are eligible for AZS credit here. NAFTZ is currently undergoing the approval process for CCS/CES credit for this event subject and is to the educational provider guidelines.
Details on the advanced sneak preview Congressional Visits webinar will be released closer to the event date.
The second day of the event NAFTZ members will have an opportunity to influence public policies over FTZs by visiting Capitol Hill and meeting their elected representatives and staff. In addition, members can join other FTZ advocates in educating Congress about the issues that affect their business and tell the story of how FTZs contribute to the U.S. economy.
NAFTZ’s 2023 Legislative Summit and Congressional Visits Day is your opportunity to become briefed on the latest Federal policy developments and FTZ industry priorities, and then to take that information up to the Hill to make sure your own Senators and Representatives understand the importance of the FTZ program and what they need to do to ensure it continues to promote American business and jobs throughout the nation.
Your FTZ colleagues across the country need YOU to deliver the message about the value of FTZs to your own Senators and Representatives. There is no substitute for face-to-face meetings with home-state constituents. Please plan NOW to join us in February.
Smith Dawson & Andrews, our public affairs advisor, will host a Congressional Visits webinar typically held in January (more details released closer to the event date) to help you prepare for the meeting. General guidelines, talking points, and materials are provided. This webinar is only open to those registered for the NAFTZ Legislative Summit (call in details were provided to the those who registered and indicated a congressional visit interest). Those requesting congressional visit packets will receive state specific details based on the FTZ Board report to Congress. Questions regarding your request for packets and/or webinar attendance email email@example.com.
If you plan to make Hill visits, please start scheduling your meetings right away! NAFTZ staff is happy to help you with any assistance you may require. For your convenience, we have drafted sample meeting request letters. Please feel free to download these Word documents and personalize them with your letterhead or anything else you may want to add. Due to security concerns for letters sent to Congress, we suggest making arrangements for meetings via phone, fax, or e-mail.
(*) Reception sponsorships are open year round, all others are available on a timed release basis.
The Madison Washington, DC, A Marriott Hotel
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
As with all events, NAFTZ is actively monitoring the situation, keeping in contact with our hotel and convention visitor partners and prioritizing attendee safety above all else, as we evolve in our current environment.
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FTI Consulting Inc.
“This year’s (2022) Legislative Summit brought together a truly remarkable cross section of exceptional speakers, from the FTZ Board and CBP to Department of Commerce, Congressional Offices and the Federal Maritime Commission. Given that there’s no shortage of high-profile trade topics these days (forced labor action, e-commerce growth, USMCA, application of Section 301 and 232 and so many others), this event helps all of us stay on the pulse of government and industry as these issues evolve.”
Foreign Trade Zone Project Administrator
Land of Sky Regional Council