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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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 22, 2019

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 23, 2019

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 8:55 a.m.
Regency CD

 

 

Call to Order and Welcoming Remarks

Presenters: 

 

  • Laurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair
  • Dave Corn, Comstock & Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Committee Chair
  • Jon Kent, NCBFAA Legislative Representative
  • Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer, Inc., NCBFAA President

8:55 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
Regency CD

USMCA Update


Precis: 


Panelists:

 

 

Moderator: John Drake, Executive Director, Supply Chain Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


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

 

 

Congressional Trade Perspective


Precis: Updates from Hill Staff on the current political environment


Panelists:

 

  • Blake Harden, Trade Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Keigan Mull, International Trade Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives

 

Moderator: Jon Kent, NCBFAA Legislative Representative


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

Featured Speaker

 

Speaker: Carol Cave, Director, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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

 
Networking Break

11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Regency CD

 

Exports and CBP


Precis: 

Panelists:

 

  • Jim Swanson, Director, Cargo Security and Controls, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)


ModeratorPaulette Kolba, NCBFAA Transportation Committee; DSV Air & Sea Inc.


11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Regency CD

 

Featured Speaker



Speaker: Dr. Nicole Russo, Director, Imports, Regulations, and Manuals, APHIS


12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Capitol

 

Lunch with Keynote Speaker

 

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

 

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

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

Legislative Committee Update


Precis: An update on NCBFAA's Legislative Committee activities over the year as well as the current state of the Customs Business Fairness Act (Bankruptcy Bill).

 

PresenterLaurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair


1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Regency CD

 

Preparation for Hill Visits and Discussion of Issues from Congressional Meetings


Precis: This panel will feature both the usual brief Hill orientation and also an in-depth explination of contemporary politics on the Hill, How to negotiate the great divide between red and blue members and how to navigate being stuck in a social media firestorm.


Panelists:

 

  • Laurie Arnold, JAS Forwarding USA Inc., NCBFAA Legislative Committee Chair
  • Dave Corn, Comstock & Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Committee Chair

 

Moderator: Jon Kent, NCBFAA Legislative Representative


2:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Regency CD

Featured Speaker

 

SpeakerJohn Blachere, Office of Import Surveillance, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)


2:50 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hall of Battles

 
Networking Break

3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Regency CD

CBP's 21st Century Plan Update


Precis: 


Panelists:

 

  • Vincent Annunziato, Director, Business Transformation & Innovation Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Cynthia Whittenburg, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

 

Moderator: Mary Jo Muoio, NCBFAA Customs Committee Chair


3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Regency CD

FMC/NVOCC Update


Precis: A private sector perspective on the state of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and a look at how that will affect NVOCCs.


Panelists:


3:45 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Regency CD

Featured Speaker


Speaker: Rebecca Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)


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


4:10 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.
Regency CD

 

Transborder Issues


Precis: This panel will review the urgent trade issues worldwide/look at the long view on trade/talk about how to make your company survive/thrive in the current trade environment.


Panelists:

 

 

Moderator: Federico "Kiko" Zuniga, NEI Executive Director


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

Featured Speaker

 

Speaker: Christa Brzozowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Foreign Investment & Trade Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


5:15 p.m.
Congressional B

 
Closing Announcements
 

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

 
Drawback Committee Meeting
 

5:30 p.m.
 
Dinner on Your Own
 
 
   

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Capitol

Hot on the Hill (Breakfast Session)

 

Precis:


Panelists:

 

 

Moderator: Dave Corn, Comstock & Theakston, Inc., NCBFAA GAC Committee Chair

 


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

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
TBD

 

Congressional Appointments Debriefing

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

Gold Room 2168

 

Congressional Reception

 

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

 
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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