Once a year, NAFTZ hosts the Legislative Summit, inviting federal government officials, policy makers and industry leaders from the foreign-trade zone community to come to Washington D.C. for a day and a half of legislative briefings and advocacy.
Our prominent lineup of U.S. House and Senate members will provide our members and friends with an inside perspective on legislative priorities and trade outlook for 2019.
On February 13, NAFTZ members will have an opportunity to influence public policies over FTZs by visiting Capitol Hill and meeting their elected representatives and staff. In addition, members can join other FTZ advocates in educating Congress about the issues that affect their business and tell the story of how FTZs contribute to the U.S. economy.
Smith Dawson & Andrews, our public affairs advisor, will host a Congressional Visits webinar in January 30, 1 p.m. Eastern to help you prepare for the meeting. General guidelines, talking points, and materials are provided. This webinar is only open to those registered for the NAFTZ Legislative Summit (call in details were provided to the those who registered and indicated a congressional visit interest). Those requesting congressional visit packets will receive state specific details based on the FTZ Board report to Congress. Questions regarding your request for packets and/or webinar attendance email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
*NAFTZ Membership must be confirmed by NAFTZ to be eligible for discounts. If the current NAFTZ member is not attending the event, a substitute from the same company may be provided.
Agenda Legislative 2019 is available. We expect to have similar event timing 8 am -7 pm for Feb. 12, 2019. For Congressional visits on Feb. 13, 2019, guests are encourages to contact their local representatives directly for appoints, see resources (letters, contact info, etc.) via the above links.
NAFTZ Legislative & Regulatory Seminar Program
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
We are currently going thru the application process for educational credit. In the past NAFTZ has offered 7.5 CCS/CES and 8 CPE credits. Once confirmed these details will be included here.
(*) Reception sponsorships are open year round, all others are available on a timed release basis.
The Madison Washington, DC, A Hilton Hotel
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
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The official hashtag for 2019 will be released closer to the event date.
President and NAFTZ Board Director
“I’ve been coming to NAFTZ’s Legislative Seminars for the past 15 years, and 2016 was by far the best in terms of the high level of government representatives appearing, their level of engagement with the Foreign-Trade Zone program, and the opportunity to interact with many of them one by one.”