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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

 

Program Sponsored by:

 

     

 

7 to 10:30 a.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
 

Breakfast Buffet
(Coupon provided at registration)


7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Texas Foyer

4th Floor

NCBFAA Registration Desk/Information Center

7 to 8 a.m.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

NCBFAA Speakers' Breakfast
 

8 to 9:00 a.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor

Drawback: From Simplification to Modernization to TFTEA
 

Precis: This session will explore how Drawback is affecting import entries and export transactions, covering issues such as the Excise Tax exclusion and filing requirements.

 

Panelists:

  • Dave Corn, NCBFAA Drawback Committee Vice-Chair; Comstock & Theakston, Inc.
  • Michael Cerny, NCBFAA Drawback Committee Chair; Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.

 

Moderator: Anne-Marie Bush, NCBFAA Drawback Committee Member; A. M. Bush Inc. dba Veritrade International


9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor
 

Transportation Update

 

Precis: Want to make a solid step to success with your transportation services?  Covering topics such as the ease of use of NRAs, Low Sulfur Fuel impact, changes to TSA, California Drayage Law are highlighted areas our transportation leadership will be discussing in open forum to offer support of that step with additional knowledge.

 

Panelists: 

  • Edward Greenberg, NCBFAA General Counsel; GKG Law, P.C.
  • Donna Mullins, NCBFAA Airfreight Subcommittee Chair; Mullins International Solutions
  • Rich Roche, NCBFAA Transportation Committee Chair; VP of International Transportation, Mohawk Global Logistics
  • Merit Tremper, NCBFAA Board of Director; Merit Trade Consulting Services LLC

 

Introduced by: Melzana "Melzie" Wilson, NCBFAA Transportation Chair; FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage


9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor
 


Understanding Air Freight Security in a Turbulent World

 

Precis: Air freight security is mandatory, but trying to put the CFR, SSP and EA’s together can be challenging and confusing. Come hear from TSA and industry stakeholders on how to ensure your security programs measure up to the regulatory requirements. After all, we are all in the security business, so let’s make sure we get it right.

 

Panelists:

  • Vera Adams, Director, Aviation Division, Policy, Plans and Engagement, Transportation Security Administration
  • Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association
     

Moderator: Donna Mullins, NCBFAA Airfreight Subcommittee Chair; Mullins International Solutions


9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Texas ABC

4th Floor
 

Exhibitor Marketplace Reopens

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Texas ABC

4th Floor

Break in Exhibitor MarketPlace

Attendees are encouraged to explore the Exhibitor MarketPlace, designed to introduce you to, or keep you and your organization abreast of, new and/or reliable industry services, products, and information.


11 to 11:30 a.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor
 

 

Broker CTPAT Workbook: A Proposal for Changes

 

Precis: CBP published workbooks for the different participants in the CTPAT program. One workbook was for the role of the Customs Broker. While the workbook is still under review, this panel will discuss CBP’s expectation of the broker participant, including the revalidation process.
 

Speaker: Cristóbal Hernández, CTPAT Supervisory Supply Chain Security Specialist, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

 

Introduced by : Dan Meylor, NCBFAA Customs Committee Vice-Chair; Carmichael International Service


11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Texas DE

3rd Floor
 

CASE STUDY: How many PGA's can you fit on the head of a pin?

 

Precis: Every broker files with PGA's. But how many can exist on a single entry? You will be surprised. This session will detail real-world cases of multiple PGA's on an entry, and the obstacles to effectively processing in ACE.
 

Speaker: Matt Brauner, NCBFAA RAC Member; Brauner International Corp.

 

Introduced by: Myra Reynolds, NCBFAA RAC Vice-Chair; John S. James Co.


12 to 1:30 p.m.

Seguin

4th Floor
 

Legislative Committee Meeting

 

Precis: Have you ever had an interest in government?  Have you ever wondered how a bill is passed into law?  Do you have an interest in helping to get regulations changed in the industry?  If so, the legislative committee may be right for you!  The NCBFAA legislative committee is actively seeking new members to join and we need you.  We are looking for dedicated individuals that are committed to the cause and assist with issues such as the bankruptcy bill.  This group is committed to helping to shape the future for our industry!  Please stop by at the NCBFAA conference in San Antonio on Tuesday for lunch and more information in the Seguin room on the 4th Floor for more information!   


12 to 1:30 p.m.

Presidio ABC

3rd Floor
 

Southern Border Brokers Meeting

 


12 to 1:30 p.m.

Texas ABC

4th Floor
 

 

Lunch in Exhibitor MarketPlace

 


Special Training Sessions

1:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Texas F

4th Floor
 

 

Attention ACE Portal Users

 

Precis: Do you use the ACE Portal and find its functionality challenging? If you do, then you should participate in one of the eight ACE Portal Training Sessions we have scheduled during the NCBFAA Annual Conference. Running from 1:30-5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17, these 30-minute first-come, first-served sessions are only being offered to fully registered attendees. This is your chance to ask CBP Portal experts for help in addressing any of your challenges with the Portal. Registrations are limited to on-site only; no pre-arrival registrations will be taken, and participant must provide their own devices.


1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor
 

 

FMC Update

 

Precis: FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye will update the conference on several pressing topics including:
 

  • Demurrage & Detention
  • Service Contracts
  • New Commissioners, etc.
     

Speaker: Rebecca Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission
 

Introduced by: Edward Greenberg, NCBFAA General Counsel; GKG Law, P.C.

 

 

2:15 to 3:00 p.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor
 

 

USDA: Animal Product Imports and the Permitting Process

 

Precis: Dr. Lisa Dixon of the USDA will present guidance on animal product imports and the permitting process. She will explore the USDA regulations and current USDA policy. Discussion of USDA filing in ACE will also be included.
 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lisa Dixon, DVM, MPH, Director, Animal Products Permitting & Negotiation Services, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Vivek Kamath, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture

 

Moderator: Stuart Schmidt, NCBFAA RAC Member; UPS Supply Chain Solutions

 

 

3 to 3:30 p.m.

Texas ABC

4th Floor
 

Final Break and Raffles in Exhibitor MarketPlace
 


 

3:30 to 4:15 p.m

Texas DE

4th Floor

CASE STUDY: CBP Blockchain Test

 

Precis: U.S. Customs and Border Protection is preparing to test several new use cases for blockchain in the trade compliance environment, including verifying the origin of certain raw material imports, verifying the composition of liquids imported via pipeline under free trade agreements, as well as a potential joint test with the U.S. Postal Service. This case study will explore the expectations and results from these tests.
 

Panelists:

  • Vincent Annunziato, Director, Business Transformation & Innovation Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Tom Gould, Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A

 

Moderator: Dan Meylor, NCBFAA Customs Committee Vice-Chair; Carmichael International Service

 

4 to 6 p.m.

Pool Terrace

5th Floor

 

 

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NCBFAA Outdoor Hospitality Gathering
 

Sponsored by: Roanoke Trade

 

4:15 to 5:00 p.m.

Texas DE

4th Floor
 

Trade Wars

 

Precis: With the recent turmoil in international trade, how does a broker/forwarder navigate the myriad issues affecting our space? From Brexit, to NAFTA, to steel tariffs, to government shutdowns - our industry faces hurdle after hurdle that must be overcome to service our clients.
 

Panelists:

  • Colleen Clarke, Vice President, Surety Trade Relations, Roanoke Insurance Group Inc.
  • Lenny Feldman, Attorney, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A

 

Moderator: Cindy Allen, NCBFAA Customs Committee Member; FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage


7 to 10 p.m.

Texas ABC

4th Floor
 



 

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NCBFAA Presents: Fiesta on the Riverwalk

No time to siesta, let’s Fiesta!
(Dinner and Dancing included)


Sponsored by: Avalon Risk Management and ProSight Speciality Insurance

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