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Saturday, September 9, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Congressional A

 
RAC Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Congressional A

 
NEI Committee Meeting

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Congressional A

 
Legislative Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Capitol B


 
APN Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

7:30 am to 10:15 a.m.
Capitol

 
Transportation Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Capitol

 

Customs Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Columbia AB

 

Board of Directors Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Columbia Wall

 
NCBFAA Registration Desk Opens

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Churchill
2nd Floor
Opening Reception (For All Attendees)

Hosted by:
  • Leah Ellis, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA PAC Chair
     

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
 
Breakfast on Your Own

7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Columbia Wall
NCBFAA Registration Desk Open  

8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Columbia

 

 

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Presenters: 
  • Geoffrey C. Powell, C.H. Powell Co., NCBFAA President
  • Megan Montgomery, NCBFAA Executive Vice President

  • Jerry Becnel, J. W. Allen & Co., Inc., NCBFAA GAC Chair

  • Leah Ellis, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA PAC Chair


8:30 a.m to 8:50 a.m.
Columbia
NCBFAA President's Update

Precis:
 Overview of the industry as it relates to government policy, regulation and legislation.

Speaker: Geoffrey C. Powell, C.H. Powell Co., NCBFAA President

 

8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.
Columbia 

 

 

FMC Address

Precis: FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye has long favored a hands-off approach to federal regulation of the maritime industries. Recently, she has organized, under the auspices of the FMC, "Business Innovation Teams," among whom she has formed three working groups to develop practical business solutions for such issues as efficiency and congestion at the port. Included are all sectors of the port community. Hear about this and other emerging transportation issues.

Speaker: Rebecca F. Dye, Federal Maritime Commission, Commissioner

Introduced by: Jan Fields, John S. James Co., NCBFAA Transportation Committee Chair

 

9:25 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Columbia
Trade Legislation Overview

Precis: Trade has been a major focus of the new administration -- modernizing NAFTA, withdrawing from TPP, reducing trade deficits and protecting the economy against predatory trade practices. How does Congress feel about these priorities? Where does CBP fit in? Learn about the on-coming trade activity on the Hill from two representatives of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees.

Panel: 
  • Blake Harden, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways & Means (Invited)
  • Greta Peisch, Senate Finance Committee, International Trade Counsel (Invited)
     
ModeratorJon Kent, Kent & O’Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Counsel
 

10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Columbia

 

 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Update

Precis: As the last remaining entrant to ITDS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has stirred controversy and moved rapidly to work with industry to resolve differences.  Issues include the agency's requirements that could impact customs brokers handling a wide range of products.  Hear how a leader in this federal agency is responding to that challenge.

Speaker: William Woody, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Chief, Office of Law Enforcement (Invited)

Moderator: Mike Lahar, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA Regulatory Affairs Committee Co-Chair

 

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Columbia

 
Networking Break

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Columbia
Customs Panel (Hot Topics)

Precis: As our industry’s relationship with CBP evolves, our increasing inter-dependency allows us to explore the more nuanced issues of our collaboration. Join us for a robust discussion of the hot topics of the customs arena.

Panel: 
  • Dan Meylor, Carmichael Intl Service, NCBFAA Customs Committee Vice Chair
  • Alan Klestadt, Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP, NCBFAA Customs Counsel
     
ModeratorJon Kent, Kent & O’Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Counsel
 

11:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Columbia
Introduction to ASAPRA

Precis: 

Speaker: ASAPRA Representative (Invited)

Introduced byFederico "Kiko" Zuniga, F. Zuniga, Inc., NEI Executive Director


 

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Columbia

 
Networking Break (Transition to Lunch Room) 
 

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Capitol
Lunch
Report from the Commissioner


Precis: Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan is a longtime ally of fair and free trade interests and NCBFAA is excited to welcome him to our first Government Affairs Conference as CBP’s number one.  We look forward to a lively update on moving trade forward as we move toward the end of the administration’s first year in office.

Speaker: Kevin K. McAleenan, Customs & Border Protection, Acting Commissioner (Invited)

Introduced byGeoffrey C. Powell, C.H. Powell Co., NCBFAA President 


 

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Columbia

 
Networking Break (Transition to Meeting Room)
 

1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Columbia
Getting Ready to Hit the Hill -- A Review of the Position Papers

Precis: Legislative Counsel will review the issues that you will discuss during your visits preparing you to put the best foot forward on behalf of your company and your industry. This session's goal is to answer your questions, help you articulate complex subjects in an understandable way, prepare you to respond to divergent viewpoints, and open-end questions. 

Panel: 
  • Jon Kent, Kent & O'Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Counsel

  • Jerry Becnel, J. W. Allen & Co., Inc., NCBFAA GAC Chair

  • Charles Riley, John A. Steer Co., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair
     


2:20 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.
Columbia
Congressional/Legislative Hot Topics

Precis: 

Panel: 

 
Moderator:
 

2:55 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
Columbia

 
Networking Break
 

3:05 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Columbia
Transportation Panel

Precis: After a tempestuous period, commerce at the ports has entered a new phase -- avoiding the crises of the past and improving the efficiency of our maritime operations. There are differing views on how to accomplish this that affect business, labor, carriers, shippers and the intermediaries that constitute NCBFAA's membership.
 

Panel: 
  • Jon Gold, National Retail Federation, V.P. Supply Chain & Customs Policy
  • Karyn Booth, Thompson Hine LLP, Partner, Transportation Practice Group Leader
  • Gene Seroka, Port of Los Angeles, Executive Director
     
ModeratorEd Greenberg, GKG Law, P.C., NCBFAA Transportation Counsel
 

3:55 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Columbia
FDA Session

Precis: As the Partner Government Agencies have joined ACE, a lion's share of the attention has been focused on the Food and Drug Administration. Opening the way into automation, reorganization and culture change has created big challenges for the Trade and for FDA leadership. Our industry has engaged in unprecedented dialogue with the agency, much to our mutual benefit.

Speaker: Douglas Stearn, FDA, Director, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

ModeratorRoger Clarke, Williams Clarke Co., NCBFAA Regulatory Affairs Committee Chair


 

4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Columbia
Customs Hot Topic -- Section 321(t)

Precis: 

Panel: 
  • Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA Vice President
  • Cindy Allen, FedEx Trade Networks, Transport & Brokerage

Moderator: Mary Jo Muoio, Geodis, NCBFAA Customs Committee Chair
 

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Congressional B

 
Drawback Committee Meeting
 

6:00 p.m.
Dinner on Your Own

 

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Capitol
Office of Trade Hot Topics (Breakfast Session)

Precis: 
Panel: 
  • Troy Riley
  • (Other executives)

ModeratorBrenda Smith or Cynthia Whittenburg

Introduced by: Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA Vice President

 

9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 
Congressional Appointments on Capitol Hill
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building
Room TBD
Congressional Appointments Debriefing

Moderators
  • Jon Kent, Kent & O’Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Counsel
  • Jerry Becnel, J. W. Allen & Co., Inc., NCBFAA GAC Chair
  • Charles Riley, John A. Steer Co., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair
  • Megan Montgomery, NCBFAA Executive Vice President
     

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rayburn HOB
Gold Room 2168


 
Congressional Reception

 

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Congressional CD
Transportation Committee Meeting (Regular Members Only)
Continental breakfast will be provided for the Transportation Committee and FMC attendees only; all others will have breakfast on their own.

 

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Capitol
Customs Committee Meeting with CBP (Regular Members Only)
Continental breakfast will be provided for the Customs Committee and CBP attendees only; all others will have breakfast on their own.


 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bryce
Lunch
Lunch will be provided for the Customs Committee and CBP attendees only; all others will have lunch on their own.
 

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