The NAFTZ Fundamentals of FTZs 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. We value health and safety for all – check out the travel tab for additional precautions and resources.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: Join NAFTZ in order to qualify for membership discounts.
(2) Webinars (2) Surveys required to view & complete prior to the event
|Status||Early Rate by 12/1/21||Rate 12/2/21 to Onsite|
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 (12/1/20) 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 December 1, 2021. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between Dec. 2& Dec. 19, 2021 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2022 NAFTZ Meeting. Cancellations received after December 19 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.
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, video recording, 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. For a sample program click 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 Arizona 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).
Announcing the NAFTZ Fundamentals of FTZs Seminar speaker lineup featuring FTZ specialists from UPS, FTZ 260, and Rockefeller Group.
Interested in getting more involved with the event programming? We welcome NAFTZ Program Committee volunteers. Learn more on how you get get involved or email email@example.com with any speaker/moderator/topic suggestions.
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. Sponsor today!
Interested in Break, Scavenger hunt, Photo Challenge, webinar, follow up email sponsorship or a custom package to deliver to your market exactly what you had in mind. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas/pricing.
Loews Ventana Canyon is located in the scenic Arizona mountains 20 miles from Tucson International Airport (TUS). Safety is the number one priority for guests – check out the precautions in place to showcase this value.
Call Loews Ventana Canyon at 1-800-234-5117 and mention you are with the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) event to receive your discount hotel room today ($199+tax (including resort fees).
We are actively in contact with our event partners – evolving discussions with our Board and committees (reviewing options for earlier check in on a flow basis, increased times for breaks, increased guidelines), our host hotel (event precautions, setups), and Visit Tucson (compliance with rules and regulations) to pave the best way forward.
Heath and safety of our attendees is our number one priority. For additional guidelines, we yield to the CDC and state requirements with more information via the links below.
Join the discussion on Twitter: @NAFTZ
The event hashtag will be released closer to the event date.
Interested in a sample of previous NAFTZ events – click here.
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.”