NCBFAA Annual Conference Program Announced!


If you haven't already registered for NCBFAA's 46th Annual Conference, and need a little motivation, look no further than our recently published conference program! The NCBFAA Conference Committee has done a phenomenal job this year in assembling the topics and issues most likely to affect the way you and your business operates and what you'll need to look out for in the coming year. You'll hear industry leaders and subject matter experts discuss:


  • "E-Commerce: Opportunity or Threat?" 

E-commerce continues to grow and is still a challenge. How will CBP deal with the facilitation of legitimate trade while maintaining enforcement priority enforcement of safety and security? Trade issues such as IPR and trade remedies? How can all members of the logistics chain participate in the movement and clearance of smaller shipments? CBP has working groups looking at the challenges in developing its policies and programs. The panel will talk about the progress on this important subject.


  • "A Look at Customs Business, Reasonable Care, and Broker Responsibilities" 

Brokers have been facing more and more new challenges. Binding rulings and new processes are chipping away at the definition of Customs Business. TFTEA regulations are being developed that are expected to put more responsibility for brokers knowing their customers. Brokers are seeing more scrutiny not only by CBP, but also by other government agencies. This panel will discuss where the future of brokers and enforcement is going.


  • "Trade Wars" 

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.


  • And much, much more!


If you would like to check out the other exciting and informative panels and sessions we currently have planned, you can visit our conference program page here!


While we're on the topic of the conference program, this year, the International Bank of Commerce will be hosting a dinner at their headquarters for Annual Conference attendees on Monday, April 15! Join your fellow conference goers for a wonderful night of dinner and great company on San Antonio's famous Riverwalk! Transportation to and from the event will be provided! 


And if that isn't enough reason to register today, please remember that Early Bird pricing ends on March 8. This means time is running out for you to attend the premiere logistics event of the year at our lowest offered price! If you plan on attending, why not do it as inexpensively as possible?


If you have not yet booked your rooms at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, we advise you to do so as soon as possible. Reservation activity to date has been very strong, but there are still rooms available at the NCBFAA's discounted rate of $239 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Although you may have until March 1, 2019, to enjoy the discount, rooms in our block could be sold out before that so you shouldn't wait too long! Make them online by clicking here or by calling 1-800-233-1234.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (202) 466-0222 or by emailing can't wait for you to join us at what is shaping up to be our best Conference yet! 


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