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.
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(2) Webinars (2) Surveys required to view & complete prior to the event
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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. For substitution requests, email email@example.com.
All early bird attendees must pay by the date of early bird deadline (12/4/19) 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 December 4, 2019. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between Dec. 5 & Dec. 24, 2019 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please visit the education tab for details in offering CPE, CCS and CES credit eligible for those attending the LIVE event. Attendance can also be applied towards certification or re-certification of your Accredited Zones Specialist (AZS) designation. Learn More.
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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 2020 program for reference here.
Taking into account how you learn best, as noted in attendee surveys, NAFTZ is incorporating online and in-person training this year. Register today to take advantage of this multi-platform approach and learn more about the advanced online activities in the upcoming weeks, that will prepare you to arrive in Florida ready to tackle the FTZ world of trade with fresh eyes.
**All registrants, must attend the Advanced webinars prior to the event (on demand viewings require a survey completed following the event for confirmation). Note only the in-person portion of the event will be eligible for credit (if approved).
Interested in getting more involved with the event programming? We welcome NAFTZ Program Committee volunteers – visit the following link for more details or email email@example.com with any speaker/moderator/topic suggestions.
Announcing the NAFTZ Fundamentals of FTZs Seminar speaker lineup featuring FTZ specialists from UPS, FTZ 260, and Rockefeller Group.
Previous years have produced as many as 89 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. Timed sponsorships will be released closer to the event date.
The below sponsorships are open year round(*) and confirmed on first come first served basis:
*Reception/Meal package sponsorship(s)
*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
*Annual Conference Platinum level sponsorship (only if bundled with main event reception)
All other event sponsorships are available on a timed release basis and NAFTZ is always happy to customize something for you as well.
2305 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Secure the NAFTZ Discount rate $150/night+tax at our host hotel DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando – Disney Springs- book your hotel online or by call 800-222-8733 referencing “NAFTZ Fundamentals of FTZs Seminar” or group code “NAF” when you call reservations, rate based on availability. Any issues securing the discount, call NAFTZ at 202.331.1950 ext. 225. Contact Victoria Cartwright at 202-331-1950 ext. 225 if you have any issues in securing your discounted room.
Guests staying at the NAFTZ discount rate will enjoy complimentary internet in their guest rooms, discount self-parking ($11/day), a waived resort fee, and complimentary internet in the meeting space.
Join us for the Sunday 6 p.m. Reception. The event concludes by 5:00 p.m. Monday.
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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.”