Annual Conference and Exposition



Thank you for attending the 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition in Los Angeles, CA. For photos of the event – click here.


SAVE THE DATE for 2016

October 16-19, 2016
Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819


Why Attend?

Networking: The NAFTZ Annual Conference is the largest FTZ-related event in the United States. Our receptions, round table discussions, and exhibit hall are the ideal place to expand your network of contacts within the FTZ community. At the 2013 and 2014 Annual Conferences, exhibitors had an audience of over 460+ FTZ professionals.

Current Information: We ensure that our attendees receive the latest updates by bringing together key decision makers such as representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board, and other Participating Government Agencies, as well as top practitioners from the private sector and prominent FTZ grantees.

Education: Specialized tracks for Grantees, Operator/Users, and Fundamentals to maximize the time attendees spend on subjects relevant to their position and daily activities. Those attending can collect up to 22 CPE credits.  

                    Early Registration      Early deadline to On-Site                 


     Conference & Expo     $825         $925


     Conference & Expo   $1,300         $1,400

   Federal Govt.

     Conference & Expo     $475         $575


Attendees MUST hold an NAFTZ membership in their name or have transferred it from a current member to receive the member rate. Each additional* registrant from the same company who pays the full registration rate, receives a $50 discount (not applicable for Federal government employees). *The first company representative must have paid the full registration rate, for the second company representative to be eligible for the discount. Once eligible, please enter the promo code “ADDITIONAL” to receive the discount via the online registration or note it on the registration form  below. Registration and full payment must be received by August 24, 2016 to receive the pre-registration rate. All fees must be paid prior to seminar entrance. A confirmation e-mail will be sent as the registration is processed. Guest tickets (for non-conference attendees) are available for the evening Receptions at an additional fee.


Our host event hotel is Loews Royal Pacific Hotel- more details will be released closer to the event date. Click here for exclusive benefits of booking our room block. For directions – click here. To review transportation options – click here.


The hotel property is walking distance to the City Walk and Universal Studios. To learn more about the conference location click here.


Sponsorship and Exhibit Registration More details will be available closer to the event date. Below are a few reasons to participate.

Brand Exposure: The 2014 Annual Conference and Exposition drew more than 460 attendees, 22 sponsors, and 17 exhibitors representing 295 different companies.

Client Connection: The NAFTZ Annual Conference is the largest FTZ-related event in the United States. With over 460 in attendance last year, and estimated attendance in 2015 to be similar, our receptions, round table discussions, and exhibit hall are the ideal place to expand your network of contacts within the FTZ community. Additionally, sponsors and exhibitors receive an advanced attendee list and are able to issue an email (in accordance with NAFTZ guidelines) to conference attendees, to continue to build a relationship with those in their market.

Event Savings: Gold and Platinum sponsorships include complimentary registration(s) in their benefits package while the exhibit fee includes one conference registration. For a regular booth, the one (1) booth registration fee is a $75 savings and for one (1) premium booth attendee registration is offered at a $350 savings compared to early member rates.

FTZ Community Growth: Through such efforts as sponsorship and exhibition, NAFTZ is able to enhance event programs, receptions, and networking opportunities to the those in the FTZ industry. Through such generous donations, we have been able to grow event attendance and further develop opportunities, which we can in turn, provide the benefits back to our attendees.

To view sample presentations from previous NAFTZ Annual Conferences, click the images below.

Grantee Track Presentation: Public Utility and Uniform Treatment Considerations

Operator/User Track Presentation: Top 10 Most Common FTZ Operational Problems View a Copy of Last Year’s Event Program