Spring Seminar


NAFTZ’s 28th ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR • MAY 4-6, 2014 • Hyatt at Olive8 • SEATTLE, WA



Our Spring Seminar contains specialized sessions for Operator/Users, Grantees, and Consultants, 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. The 2013 seminar featured a Customs Headquarters Update from Lydia Jackson and Alyce Modesto, Customs and Border Protection.

We are extremely excited to announce our 28th Annual Spring Seminar, in May 2014 in Seattle, Washington. More details to be available soon.

Spring 2014 -May 4-6, 2014, will be held at Hyatt at Olive, 1635 8th Ave. Seattle WA 98101


Sponsorship Last year we had over 150 attendees, representing over 110 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.



The official hotel of the 2014 Annual Spring Seminar is Hyatt at Olive 8, 1635 8th Ave. Seattle WA 98101. Call 888-421-1442 and reference “NAFTZ Spring Annual Seminar” or visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NAFTZ14 to book your room at the NAFTZ discounted rate of $189/night + tax, based on availability. Only a limited number of rooms have been reserved at the discount rate, so we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible. Those who book at the NAFTZ rate, receive complimentary standard internet in their guests room. For directions, visit here and transportation information, click here (located 1 block from the Seattle Link Light Rail Trail station) . During free time, visit here for activity suggestions.

For Travel arrangements, plan to join us for the opening reception May 4, 5-6:30pm, followed by May 5, a full day of education sessions, to conclude by May 6 at 1pm.


New this year – we are offering a Seattle Harbor & Skyline Cruise on 5/6, Monday evening. Both Sunday and Monday receptions are included in the registration fee and round trip transportation to/from the hotel is provided for the Monday evening event. *



RSVPs for the Monday reception are due (via online registration form or emailing vcartwright@naftz.org) by April 4, based on first come first served basis. Should you wish to bring a guest (not attending the conference), there is a $50 fee for Sunday’s opening reception and a $100 fee for Monday’s skyline cruise reception. If interested, please click here and submit the form to vcartwright@naftz.org.







Member By 4/8/14 $485 4/9/14 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.


Cancellation & Refund Policy Registration fees are fully refundable for written cancellations received by the NAFTZ by April 4, 2014. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between April 5 & April 10 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2014 NAFTZ Meeting. No cancellation refund requests will be accepted after April 10, 2014.

SAVE THE DATE Annual Spring Seminar, May 17-19, 2015 held at Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel in Tampa, FL

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View a Sample Presentation from the 2012 Spring Seminar

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