Annual Conference and Exposition

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Special thanks to our NAFTZ Annual Conference partners:

Save the Date: Annual Conference & Exposition 2015 Sept. 27-30,
at Loews Hollywood Hotel 1755 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90028

 

 

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  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. For transportation, SuperShuttle is available at $17 each way for one guest. Visit www.supershuttle.com for a reservation or http://www.loewshotels.com/hollywood-hotel/discover/transportation for more travel details.

Early Registration (Thru 8/24/15)    8/25 thru On-Site                 

   Member

     Conference & Expo     $825         $925

   Non-Member

     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, 2015 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. to complete the form manually – click here.

HOTEL

Our host event hotel is Loews Hollywood Hotel  - Call (855) 563-9749  and reference the “NAFTZ Annual Conference” to secure your NAFTZ Discounted Room rate of $199 + tax, based on availability. As there are a limited number of rooms, we recommend you book yours today. Guests booking at the NAFTZ rate will also receive complimentary internet in their guest room, 10% off Exhale spa services (excluding labor) and complimentary Fitness Center Access.

SuperShuttle is available from the LAX airport  at $17 each way per passenger, to make a reservation click here. By Taxi, from LAX airport (13 miles from the hotel), it is approximately $50 cab ride, 30-45 min approx. based on traffic or by LGB airport (32 mile from airport) $105-$115 cab ride, 45-60 min approx. based on traffic. For Additional travel details, please click here.

LOCATION

Once in LA, the hotel is located about a 5 minute walk away from the LA subway with convenient, frequent local and express bus service throughout LA and to major area attractions, including Disneyland®, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood. Metro Blue Line, Gold Line, Green Line and Purple Line light rail, and Metro Red Line subway services available. For more details, click here.

As a wonderful opportunity to arrive early or stay late to take advantage of the city , Click here to purchase specially-priced Disneyland® Resort Theme Park tickets.  These special ticket prices are not available once you arrive at the Resort Our ticket store closes at 9:00 PM PST on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Don’t delay!  Prices are subject to change without notice.

These specially priced tickets are intended only for guests that are participating in this Event. Only the registered attendee is allowed to purchase tickets from this discounted ticket store link and they can purchase up to 6 tickets maximum. We reserve the right to contact the ticket purchaser to request event registration confirmation. If it is discovered that the purchaser of the ticket is not participating or attending this event it will be considered a misuse of this offer and ticket, and the ticket(s) will be blocked and will not be eligible for a refund. In addition these tickets cannot be purchased for the purpose of being resold.

 

WHY SPONSOR & EXHIBIT?

Sponsorship and Exhibit Registration NOW OPEN! Select the corresponding buttons at the top of the page to view current offering. ONLY 1 Booths LEFT!

Brand Exposure: Last year’s 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.

 

ATTEND & WIN Are you headed to the NAFTZ Annual Conference & Expo in California? The most creative Tweet with hashtag: #NAFTZAC15 as to the reason why you’re registered will be entered to win a prize, to be awarded at the conference.

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NAFTZ Annual Conference registrants receive admission to all event receptions. Guest tickets are available for those not attending the conference at $50 each for the Sunday or Monday Reception and $100 each for the Tuesday Reception.  Registration is available when registering online for the conference or via this form.

SAVE THE DATE for 2016

October 16-19, 2016
Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
Orlando, FL

 

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