Legislative and Regulatory Seminar

Special thanks to our sponsors…

SAVE THE DATE – Legislative & Regulatory Seminar – February 10, 2015 - – 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.- Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC

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The 2015 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar, “FTZs: Leading the Economic Expansion – Jobs, Exports, and Investment,” is shaping up to be a great event which will highlight the trade policy agendas of Congress and the Administration, with a special focus on the implications they will have on the Foreign-Trade Zone community.

Our annual Legislative and Regulatory Seminar brings NAFTZ members face-to-face with top decision makers in Washington DC to discuss key public policy issues affecting the Foreign-Trade Zone community. The program consists of one full day of educational sessions, including a panel discussion with key officials. Past seminars have included presentations from Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary at the U.S. FTZ Board, DAC David Murphy from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Congressman Bill Owens, New York, 21st Congressional District.

The Tuesday, February 10, 2015, program will focus on:
*2015 Congressional Outlook
*Update on FTZ Board with Andrew McGilvray
*Commerce & Treasury Perspective
Don’t miss this opportunity for open discussion and a detailed explanation of the Congressional 2015 outlook with an FTZ perspective.



Early Rate by Jan 7. 

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Each additional registrant from the same company receives a $50 discount by using the discount code “ADDITIONAL” (not applicable for Federal Government employees). 

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The official hotel of the 2015 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar is the Loews Madison Hotel. Call 1-855-325-6397 and reference “NAFTZ 2015 Legislative & Regulatory Seminar” tobook your room at the NAFTZ discounted rate of $245/night + tax until Wednesday, January 7, 2015, based on availability.



Sponsorship opens October 14. Don’t miss this opportunity to highlight your company to over 100 individuals in the Foreign-Trade Zone Community. Tiered sponsorship benefits can include signage with your company logo, a waived registration fee for a company executive and many other benefits. Secure your sponsorship early to guarantee full recognition on print and online materials. Call Victoria Cartwright for more details at 202-331-1950 ext. 225.          


The NAFTZ has designated Wednesday, February 11, as the NAFTZ Congressional Visit Day. We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to meet with your federal legislators and their staff. This is your opportunity to discuss the FTZ program and brief Congress on the issues that are important to your zone operation.In order to assist you in this process, NAFTZ will offer an orientation session for members who intend to meet with their representatives. Smith Dawson & Andrews, our public affairs advisor, will host a webinar to assist you in preparing for the meeting. General guidelines, talking points, and materials will be provided. The orientation webinar will take place Tuesday, January 27, at 2 p.m. EDT. Call in information will be distributed to those interested.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.


Sample Meeting Request Letter for Senate

Sample Meeting Request Letter for House of Representative

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View a Sample Presentation From the 2012 Legislative and Regulatory Seminar

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