SAVE THE DATE: January 6-7, 2019 in Long Beach, CA.
The Fundamentals Seminar is designed for those who are new to the FTZ program or are looking for a refresher on the basics in order to increase key program knowledge. Whether you are a grantee, user/operator, or a third party service provider, the Fundamentals seminar will enable you to learn the program basics and operational requirements from top experts in the FTZ industry in a detailed one day seminar format.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: Join NAFTZ in order to qualify for membership discounts.
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Each additional* registrant from the same company 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.
Attendees MUST hold an NAFTZ membership for the same number of company guests requesting the member rate. Registration and full payment must be received by December 4, 2018 to receive the pre-registration rate. All fees must be paid prior to seminar entrance.
Registration fees are fully refundable for written cancellations received by NAFTZ by December 4, 2018. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between Dec. 5 & Dec. 24, 2018 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2019 NAFTZ Meeting. Cancellations received after December 24 will be responsible for the full registration fee amount due to the NAFTZ and no meeting credits will be issued.
You will receive an email confirmation of your registration from the NAFTZ Meetings Department, (please add email@example.com to your safe senders list). If you have not received a confirmation within 2 business days after registering, please contact Victoria Cartwright, Director of Events and Education.
Registration will open in mid-October.
Traditionally we have offered CPE and CCS/CES credits and are in the process of applying for the offering at 2019 events. Attendance can be applied towards certification or recertification of your Accredited Zones Specialist (AZS) designation. Learn More.
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NAFTZ meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by NAFTZ and other third parties, including but not limited to the venue, the host city, and the host CVB.
This one day event packs in the highlights of the FTZ Program from origin to activation and everything in between. Learn more about the program and make professional contacts to help you every step of the process. Check out the program button above for a complete list of topics and activities to include a tour of the Port of Long Beach.
Previous years have produced as many as 88 attendees representing more than 50 different companies. An enthusiastic audience that is eager to learn and new to the field will provide sponsors with a groundbreaking opportunity. Please review the “Sponsor Event” options to learn how you can make an impact with your sponsorship dollars. Click the above button for more details.
(*) Reception sponsorships are open year round, all others are available on a timed release basis.
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tel: (877) 342-0742
Our host event hotel is The Queen Mary offering the NAFTZ discount rate of $139/night+tax for single/double occupancy standard rooms or $159 deluxe Harbor View room until Dec. 4, 2018, based on availability. Book your reservation by referencing the “NAFTZ Fundamentals of FTZs Seminar” or group code “FOF0119” when you call reservations at 877-342-0742 or book online here. Contact Victoria Cartwright at 202-331-1950 ext. 225 if you have any issues in booking your discounted room.
Guests staying at the host hotel will receive complimentary internet in their guest rooms and one complimentary 4D movie admission based on availability. the confirmation will note the facility fee but so long as you booked in the NAFTZ discount rate – it will be waived upon arrival. Click here to book online
Are you a fan of The New Girl, Arrested Development, Pirates of the Caribbean, The X-Files, The Talented Mr. Ripley, He’s Just Not That Into You, Pearl Harbor, Escape from L.A. or Flashdance? Come to the NAFTZ Fundamentals of FTZs Seminar to see the venue that filmed scenes from these movies/shows and experience the red carpet treatment. Guests booking the NAFTZ discount hotel rate also receive access to one complimentary 4D movie experience* highlighting such films made aboard The Queen Mary (during the previews). *One 4D movie pass per hotel reservation is granted with a reservation, based on availability. Be sure to mention you are with NAFTZ in making your advanced reservation and arrive early for the show.
Join us for the Sunday 6 p.m. Reception. The event concludes by 5:00 p.m. Monday.
Airport Transfers – DISCOUNTED rates to & from Long Beach Hotels!
Book with Karmel Shuttle Service! Reservations are required, but quick and easy!
For reservations within 12 hours of your pick-up time, or to place reservations by phone, please call:
Toll free 1-888-995-RIDE (7433)
PROMO CODE: “NAFTZ19” to receive your discount.
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Director of Economic Development
Grantee of Capital Region Foreign-Trade Zone #121
“The Fundamentals seminar is an excellent opportunity to be introduced to the Foreign-Trade Zone program and a great refresher on some of the basics. As a grantee, I used this recent seminar as an opportunity to attend with one of our new FTZ users. Together, we had the opportunity to hear the same information and brainstorm about how they will be able to leverage their new FTZ site to enhance and grow their business. I would recommend Fundamentals to both potential FTZ users who are trying to determine if they should invest in an FTZ and to existing FTZ users and grantees alike to improve their overall knowledge.”