Contacts: barbara reilly @ (2020) 466-0222 For Immediate Release
Tom Mathers (202) 466-0222
NCBFAA VP Powell Keynoting November 7 Luncheon
At SeaCargo Americas Conference in Miami, FL
Washington, DC: National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Vice President Geoffrey Powell will be the November 7 Keynote Luncheon Speaker at the SeaCargo Americas Conference in DoubleTree by Hilton & Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida. In his address, "Big Picture Thinking on the Future of the Brokers & Forwarders from 30,000 Feet," he will explain how the customs brokers and freight forwarders transportation logistics world operates today and how it may operate tomorrow, as a vital link throughout the international trade arena.
“Our business, transportation logistics, is the cornerstone of domestic and international commerce, which is influenced by many factors such as regulatory processes, legislative initiatives, technological innovation, educational programs, security demands, port developments, insurance requirements and environmental concerns,” he says. “These influences affect the business plans and service delivery strategies of today's customs brokers, NVOCCs, freight forwarders and OTIs on every level.”
Mr. Powell is currently President of C.H. Powell Company, an international logistics provider, freight forwarder and customs broker with headquarters in Boston, MA. In 2007, CH Powell cofounded Tandem Global Logistics (Tandem) with the vision of building a logistics platform that uniquely intertwined localized market expertise and customer service with integrated systems and a truly global brand.
Mr. Powell received his Customs Brokers license in 1989 and in 1997 became a Certified Ocean Forwarder. A past President of the Baltimore Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, in 2001, he chaired the Affiliated President’s Network, a group comprised of the presidents of the country’s 29 Broker Associations. He belongs to the Propeller Club of the United States and the Traffic Club of Baltimore. He was elected NCBFAA Treasurer in April 2006. Mr. Powell has served on the Departmental Advisory Committee on the Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Functions (COAC). In August, 2013, Mr. Powell was appointed to the President’s Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration, who advises and reports to the Commerce Secretary on the Export Administration Act, the Export Administration Regulations, and related statutes and regulations.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents more than 870 member companies with 100,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, and various meetings and conferences throughout the year.
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