NCBFAA's 45th Annual Conference is Just Around the Corner!


In just over two months, NCBFAA will host its 45th Annual Conference in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California. The Annual Conference, taking place April 29 through May 2, is the premier logistics industry gathering of the year, featuring panels and discussions led by high-level government leaders and leading subject matter experts. By attending this Conference, you'll connect with peers, new and old, stay abreast of industry developments and learn tips and tricks to make your business more efficient.


This year's program is packed with numerous and diverse panels; so much so in fact that we have had to schedule concurrent sessions to accommodate the many topics being addressed. Come and learn about the future of Post-Core Ace, attend a discussion on how CBP will meet goals of enforcement while encouraging the movement of legitimate trade and master strategies to protect your assets outside of the business. Other topics of discussion include:


  • How to engage Congress on both the Hill and your district
  • Company Self-Disclosure on an Export Transaction
  • Broker Internal Compliance Audits
  • Attracting/Maintaining/Training Employees
  • Tariff Classifications, GRI's and Explanatory notes
  • Broker Known Importer Program (BKIP)
  • Changes to the CBP Reconciliation Program
  • CTPAT Program Changes
  • Forced Labor Restrictions


These are just a few of the subjects that will be covered over the course of the Conference. And, in response to your suggestions and feedback after last year's Conference, the NCBFAA Educational Institute has eliminated its Thursday Workshop sessions; instead they have been incorporated into the existing program on Tuesday and Wednesday.

This year, we'll be staying at the luxurious Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. The resort, spanning 360 acres, offers attendees the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living, with its picturesque mountain views, its secluded location and its proximity to luxurious Palm Spring attractions. Two championship golf courses are available to guests, and if golf isn't your thing, you're just steps away from the best museums, restaurants, shopping destinations and adventures Palm Springs has to offer.


Be sure to make your reservations early, as rooms are going fast. NCBFAA has secured a special room block rate of $229 + tax per night for this event. Palm Springs is hosting the Stagecoach Festival from April 27 - 29 this year so the influx of festival goers will make it hard to not only find rooms at our resort, but at hotels and resorts across the area. We strongly recommend making reservations now to avoid any complications in the future.

We also want to take a moment to thank the following companies who have already generously provided the 2018 Annual conference with sponsorship funding:


Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

And a special thanks to American Shipper for being our media partner for this event.

We can't wait for you to join us at what is shaping up to be our best Conference yet! 


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