Industry Professionals and partners will challenge themselves to take trade to new heights at the Annual Conference & Exposition in Denver, CO. Attend this 4-day event and gain a lifetime of resources, relationships and regulation updates that you can enhance and build upon each year and event cycle. EXHIBIT BOOTHS NOW ON SALE SPONSOR (some ON SALE now – see sponsor tab below) all requests for custom sponsorship are welcomed contact email@example.com for ideas.
Safety is the number one priority in having guests join us in Denver, CO. NAFTZ is actively monitoring the situation and is in touch with the event host hotel, convention visitor bureau, and partners, to ensure precautions are taken as CDC guidelines evolve prioritizing guest safety above all else. For additional resources visit our EDUCATION tab.
Attendee (non-exhibit) registration will open January, 2, 2020.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: Join NAFTZ in order to qualify for membership discounts. *Note by registering you agree to be listed in the event app/follow up attendee roster and remain compliant with the NAFTZ photo/video policy on our website.
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Press interested in covering the Annual Conference should apply in advance. Please read the requirements for Press applications carefully. If your application is missing anything, it may be denied or delayed.
Getting a Press Pass
Qualifications for the press include, but are not limited to:
We give priority to proposals from journalists who:
Journalists who fail to comply with these guidelines will forfeit their press credentials and admittance to the event. NAFTZ reserves the right to deny access to any press representative at any time and for any reason to be in best interest of NAFTZ and its members.
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 prior to the LIVE event. All fees must be paid to be granted event entrance.
All early bird attendees must pay by the date of early bird deadline (9/24/20) to receive the discount rate (if not paid by this date the rate increases). All post-early bird rate attendees must pay 2 weeks prior to the event start date (only exception are non-members and those registering on-site who must pay in full at the time of registration). If not paid by this date additional fees apply.
Registration fees are fully refundable for written cancellations received by NAFTZ by Sept. 24, 2020. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between Sept. 25 & Oct. 3, 2020 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2020 NAFTZ Meeting. Cancellations received after October 3 will be responsible for the full registration fee amount due to the NAFTZ and no meeting credits will be issued.
Invite your family and guests to the Annual Conference! A special guest registration is available for $50 for the Sunday and Monday evening reception. The Tuesday night reception is priced at $100 per guest. Admission to receptions is included in your conference registration fee making those not attending the conference eligible at the guest rate.
Confirmation for event registrations online should be immediate. If you have not received a confirmation within 2 business days after registering, please contact Victoria Cartwright, Director of Events and Education.
Attend the NAFTZ Annual Conference and earn credit. NAFTZ will undergo the application process closer to the event to offer CPE and CCS/CES credit. Attendance can be applied towards certification or recertification of your Accredited Zones Specialist (AZS) designation. NAFTZ is currently undergoing the approval process for CCS/CES credit for this event.
*By completing NAFTZ registration, I hereby grant NAFTZ (National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones) the unrestricted right to use my name, contact information, image, likeness, quote(s), or voice that is transcribed, photographed, or recorded at the NAFTZ Annual Conference in Denver, CO held Oct. 25-28, 2020 (“Annual Conference”), for any purpose, including use or publication on its website, promotional materials, presentations, press releases, social media tools, sponsorship reference, or any other media. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such use or publication. I understand that edits may be made prior to such use or publication, and I hereby waive the right to inspect or approve any use or publication wherein my name, image, likeness, quote(s), or voice appears. I hereby release NAFTZ from any and all claims and liability relating to such use or publication of my name, image, likeness, quote(s), or voice. By registering for this event, I agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). PII includes any information that identifies me personally (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number, etc.). NAFTZ will use PII to: (a) enable your event registration/attendee roster; (b) review, evaluate and administer NAFTZ initiatives; (c) market NAFTZ opportunities and sponsorship you may potentially be interested in; NAFTZ may use your PII for so long as NAFTZ remains active in conducting any of the above purposes.
NAFTZ is closely monitoring guidelines for our host city (Denver, CO) and alternate locations in which guests may be traveling from and conducted a preliminary survey in conjunction with our virtual conference -click here to complete (only 3 Questions) regarding any business travel restrictions. We will conduct an additional survey as situations and conditions continue to evolve with our members and event attendees.
Additionally, we are actively in contact with our partners – evolving discussions with our program committee (reviewing options for earlier check in on a flow basis, increased times for breaks, increased guidelines), our host hotel (event precautions, setups), exhibitor provider (compliance with rules and regulations) and Visit Denver to pave the best way forward.
As mentioned the health and safety of our attendees is our number one priority. For additional guidelines, we yield to the CDC with more information via the link below.
Interested in getting more involved with the event programming? We welcome NAFTZ Program Committee volunteers – visit the following link for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any speaker/moderator/topic suggestions.
Our annual conference is the largest FTZ-related event in the United States. With over 500in attendance in 2019 representing over 300 different companies, and estimated attendance in 2020 to be similar, our receptions, round table discussions, and exhibit hall are an exciting way to build stronger relationships. Sales opened Oct. 15, 12pm eastern. Book your booth today – click here for the current layout and prices.
SPONSOR (some ON SALE now – see below) all custom sponsorship requests are welcomed – contact email@example.com for ideas.
Are you looking for an exceptional way to promote your company, reinforce your brand loyalty, increase your visibility, and contribute to the growth of the FTZ community? Sponsorship opportunities for event reception packages are open year round. Requests for customized sponsorships to feature personalized items to promote your company year round, keynote luncheons to highlight your company and more are welcomed contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas.
The Below sponsorships are open year round(*) and confirmed on first come first served basis:
*Reception/Meal/break package sponsorship(s) – see link above
*Platinum level sponsorship (only if bundled with main event reception) and stand alone Gold and Silver tier level sponsorship
NEW starting Oct. 15:based on sponsor request: year-round sponsorship to also include:
*Event App for all (4) in person events sponsorship & (1) Annual Conf. social media wall ONLY is available year-round – if you request for only one event this is time released (based on availability) – SOLD for 2020
*Event Totebags all (3) totebag sponsorships for (3) total in person events ONLY is available year-round – if you request for only one event this is time released (based on availability) – SOLD for 2020
All other event sponsorships are available on a timed release basis and NAFTZ is always happy to customize something for you as well. To find out more or have a custom sponsorship created for you please contact Victoria Cartwright
Booth space applications will be accepted following the Annual 2019 event. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your products and services to more than 400 decision makers in the FTZ industry. By exhibiting, your company can deliver excitement with industry-changing announcements, and more.
For a regular booth, the one (1) booth registration fee is a $75 savings and for one (1) premium booth attendee registration is offered at a $350 savings, compared to early member registration rates and standard industry booth rates.
The savings are based on the inclusion of one complimentary registration.
In 2017, a basic booth was $2000 and a premium booth was $3250.
Click the “Exhibit” link above for the event layout and registration form.
Our host event hotel is the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center (650 15th Street Denver, CO 80202) offering the NAFTZ discount rate of $230/night+tax for single/double occupancy until September 24, 2020, based on availability. Click here to book online or call 303-436-1234. To learn more about the local area click here. For directions click here.
The hotel property is in the heart of Denver with a variety of restaurants and shops within walking distance.
Stay connected with the Annual Conference
Connect with us to get the latest conference updates and join the conversations. Details regarding our twitter hashtag, how to participate in the Catherine Durda Award Contest (for Grantee’s chance to win free registration next year) and mobile event details will be released closer to the event date.
This app will serve as your guide onsite. Not only will you get the latest program updates and information, but you will be able to access the attendee list, presentations, speaker bios, local maps, and complete your session evaluations. Instructions on downloading the Mobile App will be available closer to the event.
Interested in a sample of previous NAFTZ events – click here.