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Saturday, September 22, 2018

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.
Regency CD


 
APN Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Capitol

 
Transportation Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Capitol

 

Customs Committee Meeting
(Open to all NCBFAA Regular Members)

2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Regency CD

 

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

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hall of Battles

 
NCBFAA Registration Desk Opens

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thornton
11th Floor
Opening Reception (For All Attendees)

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

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
 
Breakfast on Your Own

8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Hall of Battles
NCBFAA Registration Desk Open  

8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Regency CD

 

 

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Presenters: 
  • Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA President
  • Jerry Becnel, J. W. Allen & Co., Inc., NCBFAA GAC Chair

  • Dave Corn, Comstock and Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Co-Chair

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


9:00 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
Regency CD
Opening Keynote Speaker

Speaker: Acting Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

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

 

9:40 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
Regency CD

 

 

Trade on the Hill

Precis: As mid-term elections loom, Trade Policy hangs in the balance. Let's examine the expectations of the Administration in the years ahead with a keen eye on what the Hill may look like in November.

Panelists:
  • Blake Harden, Trade Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means
  • Greta Peisch, International Trade Counsel, Senate Finance Committee

     
Moderator: Jon Kent, Kent & O'Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Representative
 

10:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Regency CD

Featured Speaker

Speaker: Julie Hughes, President, U.S. Fashion Industry of America

Introduced by: Jon Kent, Kent & O'Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Representative


10:40 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Hall of Battles

 
Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
Regency CD

 

Featured Speaker

Speaker: John P. Leonard, Executive Director, Trade Policy and Programs,  U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

Introduced by: Daniel Meylor, NCBFAA Customs Committee


11:20 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Regency CD

Drawback Update

Precis: As Drawback has been in the headlines consistently as of late, we will provide a brief status on the recently submitted NPRM response and will discuss how the trade is preparing for 2019 and beyond.  

Panelists:

  • Michael Cerny, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., NCBFAA Drawback Committee Chair
  • Anne Jordanek, Senior Trade Advisor, A.N. Deringer, Inc.


Moderator: Dave Corn, Comstock and Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Co-Chair



11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Capitol

 

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

 

Speaker: Todd C. Owen, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection


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

1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Regency CD

Bill Alert - Bankruptcy Bill Update

Precis: The NCBFAA endorsed Bankruptcy bill, sponsored by Rep. Pete King will be analyzed and an update of the progress we have made will be given.


Speaker: Jon Kent, Kent & O'Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Representative


1:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Regency CD

 
Preparation for Hill Visits & Discussion of Issues from Congressional Meetings

Precis: Are you ready for the Hill? Find out all that you need to know for your visits and the latest topics that will be the focus for your meetings.

Panelists: 
  • Jerry Becnel, J.W. Allen & Co., Inc., NCBFAA GAC Chair
  • Dave Corn, Comstock and Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Co-Chair
  • Jon Kent, Kent & O'Connor, Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Representative
     
Moderator: Charles Riley, John A. Steer Co., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair

2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Regency CD

Customs Issues and the WCO - A U.S. Perspective

Precis:  An in-depth discussion on the current policy developments at the WCO and within CBP and the Administration, and what that will mean for US traders.

Panelists:

  • Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Trade and Transport, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Mary Jo Muoio, Geodis USA, NCBFAA Customs Committee Chair
  • Stuart Schmidt, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, NCBFAA FCC/FWS Subcommittee


Moderator: Geoff Powell, C.H. Powell


3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Hall of Battles

 
Networking Break

3:15 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Regency CD

Featured Speaker

Speaker: John Verbeten, Director, Division of Import Operations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Introduced by: Mike Lahar, A.N. Deringer, Inc.


3:35 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Regency CD

 
An Update on Export Issues/FMC

Precis: An overview of Tariff filings

Speaker: Edward D. Greenberg, GKG Law, P.C., NCBFAA Transportation Counsel

3:50 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
Regency CD

Featured Speaker

Speaker: Jim Joholske, Director, Office of Import Security, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission 

Introduced by: Myra Reynolds, John S. James Co.


4:10 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Regency CD
The Long View on Trade

Precis: A balanced look at the upcoming trade landscape.  What's happening at an international/multinational level and how it will affect global trade in the years to come.

Speaker: 
  • Kim Campbell, President, mkmarin trade services inc.
  • Tina Kimble, Deputy Director, U.S. Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Tata Steel

ModeratorAmy Magnus, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA President

4:55 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Regency CD

Featured Speaker

Speaker: Elisabeth Bowes, Minister-Counsellor, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Embassy

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


5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Congressional B

 
Drawback Committee Meeting
 

5:30 p.m.
 
Dinner on Your Own
 
 
   

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Capitol
Breakfast with Keynote Speaker
(Please be prompt. Breakfast service ends once presentation begins)

Speaker: Commissioner Rebecca Dye, Federal Maritime Commission

Introduced by: Edward D. Greenberg, GKG Law, P.C., NCBFAA Transportation Counsel

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Congressional Appointments on Capitol Hill

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rayburn
House Office Building
2360 RHOB

 

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
     

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rayburn
House Office Building Foyer


 
Congressional Reception

 

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 
7:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Regency B
Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting with PGAs (Regular Members Only)
Continental breakfast will be provided for the Regulatory Affairs Committee and PGA attendees only; all others will have breakfast on their own.

 

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Regency B
Customs Committee/with CBP (Regular Members Only)


 

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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