SAVE THE DATE: February 12, 2019 Legislative Summit & February 13, 2019 Congressional Visits
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 will provide our members and friends with an inside perspective on legislative priorities and trade outlook for 2019. This is a great event to showcase your company as being on top of the issues that are key to professionals invested in FTZs – review our sponsor offering today. Check out the education tab (below) for details on the 100 new Members of the House of Representatives from 38 states, how best to explain the importance of the FTZ program and convey action items to promote American business and jobs throughout the nation by participating in the Congressional Visits Day.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: Join NAFTZ in order to qualify for membership discounts.
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(**) For federal government employees impacted by the government shutdown, the Legislative Summit federal government early bird rate has been extended to 1/23. To receive this early bird rate email email@example.com by 1/23.
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. Use promo code “ADD” to receive 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. For such a substitution, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agenda Legislative 2019 – is available here The event will be from 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.
YOU DESERVE CREDIT
NAFTZ is offering 7.5 CCS/CES and 8 CPE credits for those attending the Legislative Summit held Tuesday, February 12, 2019 subject to the educational provider guidelines.
NEW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!
NEW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU
On January 3, 10 new U. S. Senators and 100 new Members of the House of Representatives from 38 states will be sworn in at the United States Capitol. Most of them will know little or nothing about the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program or the challenges we face from trade remedies and trade pacts such as the US-Mexico-Canada (“NAFTA 2.0”) agreement now under consideration. Visit the Education Tab for more resources and details on the January sneak preview Congressional Visits webinar.
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.
NAFTZ’s 2019 Legislative Summit and Congressional Visits Day is your opportunity to become briefed on the latest Federal policy developments and FTZ industry priorities, and then to take that information up to the Hill to make sure your own Senators and Representatives understand the importance of the FTZ program and what they need to do to ensure it continues to promote American business and jobs throughout the nation.
Your FTZ colleagues across the country need YOU to deliver the message about the value of FTZs to your own Senators and Representatives. There is no substitute for face-to-face meetings with home-state constituents. Please plan NOW to join us in February.
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 email@example.com.
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.
(*) Reception sponsorships are open year round, all others are available on a timed release basis.
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President and NAFTZ Board Director
“I’ve been coming to NAFTZ’s Legislative Seminars for the past 15 years, and 2018 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.”