Spring Seminar


NAFTZ’s 29th ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR • MAY 17-19, 2015 • Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel • TAMPA, FL

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Spring 2015 -May 17-19, 2015, NAFTZ Annual Spring Seminar will be held at Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel, 211 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602.


Our Spring Seminar contains specialized sessions for Operator/Users, Grantees, Consultants, and those new to the industry, respectively. Topics are adjusted each year in order to address current issues and trends in the FTZ community. Sessions at the seminar include speeches, panel discussions, and thought-provoking Q&A sessions with government officials and industry experts.

For a more detailed agenda select the above “view program” button. Topics at the 2015 Spring Seminar include (but are not limited to):

  • NEW ADVANCED TRACK! Dig deeper into topics such as limiting exposure, advanced benefits of scrap & waste & destruction and zone to zone transfers.
  • Innovative Tools to create an FTZ Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • FTZ Scope of Production Authority
  • FTZ Board Update
  • Specialized tracks for Grantees, Operator/Users and those new to the industry.


The official HOTEL of the 2015 Annual Spring Seminar is Hilton Tampa Downtown at 211 N. Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602. Select the above hotel button to book online or call 813-204-3000 and reference “NAFTZ Annual Spring Seminar” to book your room at the NAFTZ discounted rate of $169/night + tax for single/double room, based on availability. A credit card or deposit is required to guarantee a reservation. For travel details, visit the hotel website here. Once in Tampa, enjoy all the city has to offer with such activities shown here and deals available here.

Sponsorship In 2014 included over 140 attendees, representing over 115 companies, and we are expecting another year of excellent attendance! Our sponsorship opportunities are an innovative way to get your name in front of current and potential clients and to secure new business and will be open closer to the event date. Sponsorship is now OPEN. For a preview of this year’s offering select the sponsor button at the top of the page.


Member By 4/10/15 $485 4/11 through on-site $585
Non-Member $685 $785
Federal Government $285 $385

*This rate reflects that of a one and a half day conference. Payment is due by the date of the event. Each additional registrant from the same company receives a $50 discount (not applicable for Federal Government employees) use the promo code “ADDITIONAL” when registering.




SAVE THE DATE for 2016

May 22-24, 2016
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville
Nashville, TN

NAFTZ Flash Back

Our 2014 seminar featured a Customs Update from Janelle Panoke, Customs and Border Protection. To see photos from the 2014 event – click here

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View a Sample Presentation from the 2012 Spring Seminar

View a Copy of Last Year’s Event Program