Industry Professionals and partners will challenge themselves to take trade to new heights at the NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition. 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.
MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS: Join NAFTZ in order to qualify for membership discounts. (*) projected event fee
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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 (8/4/23) 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 August 4, 2023. Cancellations received by the NAFTZ between August 5 & August 13, 2023 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future 2023 NAFTZ Meeting. Cancellations received after August 13 will be responsible for the full registration fee amount due to the NAFTZ and no meeting credits will be issued.
Invite your family, friends, and guests! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Victoria Cartwright, Vice President 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 Miami, FL September 10-13, 2023 (“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.
The Event schedule will be released closer to the event date. For a sample of past in-person format event Click here for the 2019 Program.
Our annual conference is the largest FTZ-related event in the United States. Past in-person events have attracted over 500 attendees representing over 300 different companies, and estimated attendance in 2022 to be similar. Our receptions, round table discussions, and exhibit hall are an exciting way to build stronger relationships.
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 sponsorship packages are open year round. For a sample of past sponsorship packages click here.
(*) Reception sponsorship package(s) are open year round. To find out more or have a custom sponsorship created for you please contact Victoria Cartwright
Booth space applications will be accepted closer to event date on a first come first served basis. 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.
A 2019 basic booth is $2000 and a premium booth is $3250. For a sample of past exhibit setups click here.
Display set-up will begin on Sunday, September 11, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September 12, 2022, 7am – 7pm
September 13, 2022, 7am – 5pm
September 14, 2022, 7am – 11:30am
The dismantling of displays begins at 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Our host event hotel is Loews Miami Beach Hotel (1601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139) offering the NAFTZ discount rate of $259/night+tax for single/double occupancy based on availability.
Reservations will be available closer to the event date and must be booked by August 4, 2023, to secure discount rate – based on availability. Be sure to reference NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition to receive the discount rate/perks. Contact Victoria Cartwright with any issues in securing the discount rate at 202-331-1950 ext. 225 or email@example.com. NAFTZ Is actively monitoring state and hotel protocols to prioritize attendee safety. Click here for more details.
The hotel property is enjoy a variety of dining simply steps away from the hotel and such attractions as Ocean Drive featuring a variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment. Also as a chain Loews has been recognized for maintaining top health and safety protocol with more information here.
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Connect with us to get the latest conference updates and join the conversations. To release more details closer to the event date regarding the NAFTZ Agenda, how to participate in the Catherine Durda Award Contest (for Grantee’s chance to win free registration to Annual Conference & Exposition 2023) .
The event 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.