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Now in its 48th year, the NCBFAA Annual Conference brings together more than 600 of the international trade industry's top representatives from around the United States. For four days in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the nation's leading customs brokers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, OTIs, and service providers gather to update themselves on industry developments and to connect with colleagues new and old.

 

All NCBFAA Members and potential Regular, Affiliate, and Associate Members are strongly encouraged to consider joining us for the industry event of the year, the 2021 NCBFAA Annual Conference, where you will:

 
Learn from the NCBFAA subject matter experts how to overcome industry challenges before your competitors do!
Hear from federal, state and industry experts about the latest issues affecting your business!
Find out what new products and services can help your bottom line from our Exhibitors in the Exhibitor MarketPlace!
Acquire fresh ideas by networking at numerous social venues with old friends and business colleagues while meeting new people!

 

 

Who should attend?

 

All NCBFAA Regular, Associate, and Affiliate Members are invited to attend, as well as those non-members who are eligible for NCBFAA Regular, Associate, or Affiliate membership. Because importers and exporters (NEI Professional Members) may attend various NEI webinars and participate in G.TEC as well as NEI Case Studies to obtain the required CEUs throughout the year, NEI Professional Members who are ineligible for NCBFAA Regular, Associate or Affiliate membership are not eligible to attend either the NCBFAA Annual Conference or the NCBFAA Government Affairs Conference. For more information on membership, please click here.

 

 

What information do I need to register?

 

You must have an NCBFAA account to register for the Conference. If you need to create a profile, you can do that here.

 

Please keep in mind that the information that is currently in your NCBFAA account (Name, Company, E-mail, etc.) should be updated BEFORE registration, as badges and information for the attendee list are populated from this information. If you are registering your Spouse/Guest, share the program and tours that are a part of their program with them before registering.

 

What does my NCBFAA Annual Conference Registration include?

 

A fully paid Attendee registration includes:

 

Golf on Sunday (additional cost)
Access to all Monday to Wednesday sessions
Three nights of social & networking functions
Dinner Sunday
Breakfast & Lunch Monday
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Tuesday
Breakfast, Lunch, & light hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday
Access to the Exhibitor MarketPlace
Please note: A fully paid Attendee registration does not include Spouse/Guest events

 

A Spouse/Guest Registration includes:

 

Golf on Sunday (additional cost)
Dinner Sunday
Spouse/Guest Meet & Greet
Breakfast Monday
Three nights of social & networking functions
Lunch Monday
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Tuesday
Breakfast, Lunch, & light hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday
Please note: Spouse/Guest registrants may neither attend the daily work sessions nor work in an Exhibitor's booth

 

 

How do I register for the NCBFAA Annual Conference?

 

To register for the 48th NCBFAA Annual Conference, click here

 

 

How do I register my Spouse/Guest?

 

You MUST register your Spouse/Guest when you are registering yourself for attendance. After you enter your billing information, the bottom of the screen will say “Add Guest.” Click that button, then enter your Spouse/Guest’s information on the pages that follow. For a step-by-step guide on how to register your Spouse/Guest, please click here.

If you have completed your own registration and need to add a guest afterward, please e-mail kobeirne@ncbfaa.org.

 

 

What is the cancellation policy for my registration?

 

We’ll be sorry that you won’t be able to join us for this exceptional learning and networking experience! However, we understand that things happen, so if you can’t attend, please notify us in writing as soon as possible. Cancellations may be submitted via email to kobeirne@ncbfaa.org. Substitutions for this event only may be made at any time, so if you are unable to attend, but someone else from your organization can be there in your place, please notify us in writing via email at kobeirne@ncbfaa.org.

 

 

How do I request a special meal or accommodation?

 

If you require a special meal or accommodation, please let us know, in specific detail, during registration. Certain meals may incur additional costs.

 

What should I pack for the Conference?

 

All NCBFAA events are business casual unless designated otherwise. Not everyone agrees on the temperature inside sessions, so be prepared to bring a jacket or sweater to be sure that you will be comfortable.

 

 

What is the dress code?

 

Participants are expected to attend the Conference in business casual attire during the day and at most evening functions. With our industry partners and colleagues attending, it is important for each of us to reinforce the Association's professional image (no shorts, tee-shirts, or flip flops, please).

 

 

What will the weather be during the Conference dates?

 

Fort Lauderdale has pleasant, warm weather in May. The average high temperature is 85, and the average low temperature is 72. Rain is likely. To view current weather in Fort Lauderdale, click here.

 

 

How many CCS/CES credits is Annual Conference Attendance worth?

 

Attendance at the Annual Conference is worth 15 CCS/CES credits. Credits will be automatically applied after the conference.

 

 

Spouse/Guest Information:

How can a registered Spouse/Guest participate?

 

Registered Spouse/Guests are invited to attend all social events. Those who have joined NCBFAA for past Conferences know that the special friendships made during the Spouse/Guests events are memorable, as veteran attendees focus on meeting new attendees and helping them enjoy all that Fort Lauderdale and the Conference have to offer. There are Spouse/Guests activities each day, and all are encouraged to attend every evening function.

 

 

What programs are available for Spouse/Guests to register for?

 
Sunday Golf tournament or tour on your own (additional cost)
Sunday - Wednesday NCBFAA Hospitality Area (various hours)
Monday -  Wednesday Breakfast at Feast Buffet
Monday Spouse/Guest Meet & Greet
Monday First Gentleman's Event
Tuesday Spa or Water Taxi Tour
Wednesday Cabana
Please note: Select your Spouse/Guest's desired program options when registering for the Conference. For a step-by-step guide on how to register your Spouse/Guest, click here.

 

 

Activity Highlights:

 

|  MONDAY, May 3, 2021  |  SPOUSE/GUEST MEET & GREET  |  9 - 10 A.M.  |
INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE

 

We will provide all of the information you could want to know about the Fort Lauderdale, FL area, to help you make the most out of your stay, as well as a welcome mimosa to start off the AC. There will also be a raffle. You must be present to win the raffle.

 

 

| MONDAY, May 3, 2021 | First Gentleman's Event| 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. |

INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE

 

This is a chance to meet and socialize with other Spouse/Guest.

 

 

| TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 | Water Taxi TOUR | 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. |

INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE

 

Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” because of its many beautiful waterways. One of the best ways to Explore our city is from the water. The Water Taxi is more than just a boat ride. The Captains and Crew are well versed on the city and the many attractions that can be viewed from the water. As such, they provide a narrated excursion that includes historical information as well as fun and interesting information about the many Mansions and Mega Yachts that line the waterways. There are a 10 stops in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information, click here.

 

OR

 

| TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 | SPA DAY | 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. |

INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE

 

Discover an exceptional fusion of spa and wellness at The Spa. This unique spa retreat located in Fort Lauderdale offers you personalized programs that infuse life with a greater sense of vitality. Discover the motivating kick-start of a new, evidence-based approach to nutrition and exercise, designed to transform you from the inside out. Call the Spa at (954) 765-3032 or click here to make a reservation. The Spa recommends that a reservation be made at least two weeks in advance. Without a reservation, the Spa may not be able to accommodate you. For more information, click here.

 

 

| WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 | PRIVATE CABANA AT LAGOON POOL | 8 A.M. - 10 P.M. |

INCLUDED IN SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION PRICE

 

NCBFAA will provide a pool cabana for those who would like to use it. Amenities include:

  • 1 Bed
  • 2 Lounges
  • 2 Chairs
  • 2 Pillows
  • 32” Flat Screen TV
  • Towels
  • Food & Beverage Service from Sea Level Restaurant!

 

 

 

Where else can spouses and guests get together?

 

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., there will be a reserved table at Riva for spouses and guests to gather. Riva is located on the lobby level of the hotel. 

 

From Sunday - Wednesday, the NCBFAA Hospitality Area will be open various hours for spouses and guests to enjoy and relax.

 

Hotel/Transportation:

How far is the Conference Site from the airport?

 

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort is approximately 4 miles (approximately 10 minutes) from the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL). The airport is located at 100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more information about the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, please click here.

 

 

Where can I park my vehicle if I am driving?

 

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort guests may self-park for $29.00/day + tax (6%). Valet parking is also available at $35.00/day + tax (6%).

 

 

How do I get from the Airport to the Hotel?

 

The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort does NOT offer an airport shuttle.

 

Click here for information on ground transportation from Broward Airport.

 

You can also use a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft.

 

How do I make my hotel reservation?

 

In an effort to more accurately manage our room block allotment, the NCBFAA has updated its hotel registration policy requiring attendees to now register for the Conference prior to making their hotel reservations. Upon the completion of your Conference registration, you will receive a link to the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa hotel reservation page that includes NCBFAA's special room block rate of $249 which includes the resort fee + taxes (11%) per night. This policy change will ensure all registered attendees have the opportunity to stay at the Conference hotel. Demand for reservations is always high, so make sure you register for the 2021 NCBFAA Annual Conference soon, so you can secure your hotel reservations at the resort.

 

 

 If I am Unable to Secure a Room at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, What Should I Do?

 

If this occurs, you may contact nearby hotels to make an alternate reservation, or make arrangements via any online hotel booking website, keeping the cancellation policy in mind, should accommodations at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa become available.

 

 

What is the NCBFAA room rate?

 

The room rate that has been secured for our Conference attendees is $249 (which includes the resort fee) plus tax per night.

 

 

What does my NCBFAA Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Room Rate Include?

 

Air-conditioned rooms

Floor to ceiling windows
Outdoor spaces
Roll-in showers are available
Duvet
Hair dryer
Robe
Chair & Ottoman
Alarm clock
In room safe
Writing desk with electrical outlet
Iron and Ironing board
Complimentary bottled water
Coffee maker/tea service
Instant hot water
Mini-refrigerator
High-speed internet and WiFi Internet are both available at extra cost
49 inch television
Premium movie channels
Cable/satellite
Radio

 

 

What Wi-Fi is available at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Harbor Beach Resort & Spa?

 

All Guestrooms and the lobby are equipped with complimentary wireless High-speed Internet Access. However, to access High-speed Internet in the meeting rooms you will have to sign in to the paid service. Directions on how to access wireless internet in the meeting rooms can be found by clicking here.

 

 

What is the cancellation policy for my Hotel room?

 

The Hotel requires that all reservations be guaranteed either by a credit card or by a cash/check deposit for one night’s room and tax. Guarantee/deposit will not be refunded unless the individual reservation is canceled seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival. Cancellation after the 72 hour window will result in a penalty of one night's room tax.

 

 

What if I want to send items directly to the Hotel?

 

Preparing the Shipment:

 

If you would like to ship anything to the hotel, you may do so. You will be resjponsible for all shipping, handling, and storage fees. All guest packages being shipped to the resort must follow the address label standard illustrated below, to prevent package routing delays. Please schedule your shipment(s) to arrive no sooner than 3 days prior to the Annual Conference to avoid additional storage fees. Use the name of the recipient who will be on-site to receive and sign for the package(s). Shipments will be held for a limited number of days. If a package is not picked up and no contact information was provided, the package will be considered abandoned property and treated as such.

 

Delivery of Pakages to the Hotel:

 

The hours of operation for the Loading Dock are from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. Generally, items are received from FedEx and UPS, who have scheduled deliveries at the resort. If a delivery will use another carrier, all vehicles should be directed to the Loading Dock for their deliveries.

 

Trucks are not permitted to remain at the Loading Dock for extended periods of time or otherwise stored on property. Due to local ordinances, deliveries are not permitted before 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m..

 

Please note that Shipping and Receiving cannot lend out any moving equipment to a guest. That includes pallet jacks, dollies, and flatbed carts.

 

Package Delivery Within the Hotel:

 

in most cases, Shipping and Receiving will complete delivery or pickup of packages within the meeting rooms, lobby area, and guest rooms of the resort. Staff members are not authorized to leave packages in guest rooms that are not occupied.

 

Handling Fees:

 

In an effort to devote the necessary resources to ensure quick and efficient shipping and handling of guest items, all packages shipped to or from the resort will be assessed a handling fee. Charges incurred shall be applied to the RECEIVER of materials. Thus, applied to an individual guest room account, or charged to an individual credit card.

 

The handling fees are based on weight. Weights will be obtained from the FedEx or UPS carrier's label. These items do not need to be weighed at the hotel. On the rare occasion when an item is received from another carrier and the weight is not included, the item will be weighed at the hotel or the weight will be estimated.


 

PACKAGE HANDLING AND STORAGE FEES  
PACKAGE SIZE

FEES FOR INCOMING &

OUTGOING ITEMS

Flat Envelopes No Charge
Packages $5.00
Box up to 25 lbs. $7.00
Box from 26 to 50 lbs $15.00
Box from 51 lbs and up $20.00

Pallet (10 box minimum)

$75.00
Pallet over 4 ft high $100.00
Crate or case to 100 lbs $50.00
Crate or case from 101 to 300 lbs $75.00
Crate or case from 301 to 500 lbs $100.00
Crate or case from 501 lbs and up $125.00

Prices are subject to change. Contact the Shipping Department directly at (954) 462-0071 to verify.

 

 

To ensure accurate delivery, all packages sent to the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa must follow the format below:

 

Guest Name, Hotel Guest

C/O Marriott Harbor Beach Resort

3030 Holiday Drive

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Box_______ of ______
 

Outgoing Shipments:

 

FedEx and UPS have daily pickups at the Shipping and Receiving Department. All outbound shipments require the sender to have an existing account, and have a completed carrier airbill affixed to each package. If outbound packaeges are to be picked up by a 3rd party carrier, the guest should coordinate with the Shipping and Receiving Department.

 

Shipping Supplies:

 

Packaging supplies are available for purchase at the FedEx Office business center as well as the Shipping and Receiving Department.

 

Will a Spa be Available at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa?

 

Yes! The Spa Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa is available. The hours daily are between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The last appointment available each night is 7 p.m. The Spa recommends that a reservation be made at least two weeks in advance. Without a reservation, The Spa may not be able to accommodate you. To make a reservation:

 

Call (954) 765-3032 or

Click here to make a reservation.
(Be sure to select Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa before you submit your request!)
For more information about The Spa, click here.

 

General Conference:

How do I access Conference materials? 

 

Links to Conference materials are sent out via e-mail at least two weeks prior to the Conference. If you would like hard copies of the program, attendee lists, presentations, or other Conference documents, you will need to print and bring them with you to the Conference. No hard copies will be available onsite.

 

 

How can we keep track of Conference events?

 

Up to, and throughout the Conference you can go to the NCBFAA website on the mobile app's program page. Once on-site, registrants may also refer to the Annual Conference Pocket Program provided at registration, which fits conveniently behind your name badge.

 

 

Will there be a mobile app for the Conference this year?

 

Yes! Once again, the NCBFAA Annual Conference Mobile App will be available for attendees to use throughout the event. The app will open with a splash page, and then lead to a log in screen. Once logged in, the user will see a ‘home’ page with 12 buttons. A side menu will allow the user to see the full list of menu items. Use the app to add and view content for four different types of Conference-goers – Sponsors, Exhibitors, Speakers, and Attendees. Each type will have a main alphabetical list of entries, with the ability to click on a specific entry for more detailed information. All four types will allow app users to ‘follow’ these entries, adding them to a list within the Attendee profile for quick reference. Users can also make additions/changes to their app profile easily.

 

 

The app also allows us to add and view content for the Agenda/Schedule. Entries on this list have the ability to click on an entry for more detailed information (including showing the speaker and users who have added the item to their attendance list). From the entry, users can also click to view the speakers’ detail card. The entry also shows its own mini-feed of posts specifically tagged with this entry.

 

 

For an added level of connectivity, the app allows for posts, photo posts and surveys the users can participate with. There is a central Activity feed that allows users to see what’s going on during the Conference. They can add to this feed directly or through other parts of the app. Many Activity items tie in with the Leaderboard of the app – users can gain points by completing certain tasks and reaching milestones, adding direct communication/participation with users. In addition, certain activities will be eligible for prizes.

 

 

The app supports surveys, both for specific sessions, as well as a general Conference survey. Completion of the surveys will give NCBFAA feedback about the engagement of the Conference material and also serve as a way for users to add to their own points. It also includes an overview map for the event location, allowing users to quickly see where they need to be. A section of the app ties directly to the NCBFAA Social Media Sites. The app will also have a Resources section. This section of the app will support a blog that will replace the Daily Voice Annual Conference newsletter and files section (i.e., session handouts) to be available to the user.

 

 

 

Is there a Business Center at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa?

 

Yes! FedEx operates the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Business Center. It is conveniently located on the 1st floor. It is open Monday – Friday, 8am –6 pm.

 

Business Center offers:

Shipping and receiving services
Photocopies and other general office needs
Computer terminals with internet access
Notary services
And more!
For more information, call the FedEx Business Center directly at 954-462-0071

 

 

 

What are the hours of the NCBFAA Registration/Information Desk?

 

Sunday: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday - Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

 

What are the rules regarding Conference badges?

 

Badges are required for admission to all Conference sessions and functions and are to be worn "High and Right" if not on a lanyard. Badges are non-transferable. Individuals needing badges can pick them up at the NCBFAA Registration Desk upon completion of the registration process. 

 

 

What do the different badge colors indicate?

 

GREEN - badges indicate fully registered, Regular Members.
ORANGE - badges indicate fully registered, Affiliate and Associate Members.
RED - badges indicate fully registered, non-members.
BLUE - badges indicate fully registered, Spouse/Guests.
 

 

What is the Conference policy on the use of mobile devices?

 

We understand that pressing business may interrupt you, but please be considerate of your fellow attendees, presenters, and special guests. No calls are permitted during Conference sessions. All devices should either be turned off or set to vibrate. In the event of a call, please step OUT of the room. The NCBFAA will provide numerous power strips throughout Conference session rooms for laptop use. We also request that participants not make recordings of the sessions. It is a violation of federal copyright laws to record session presentations in any manner. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration.

 

 

Will a hospitality area be available during the Conference?

 

Yes. On Sunday, May 2, 2021, the Hospitality area will be located in Palm Terrace, located on the Beach level, from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. On Monday May 3, it will be located in the Exhibitor MarketPlace from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, May 4, and Wednesday, May 5, it will be located in Palm Terrace, located on the Beach level, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.. 

 

 

How can we best support our generous sponsors?

 

The funding supplied by our Conference sponsors contributes greatly to making it possible for the Association to provide attendees with the Conference experience they have come to expect over the years. In light of this welcome support, we encourage our attendees to not only visit each of the Exhibitors in the MarketPlace, but also thank all of our gracious sponsors who can be easily identified by their Sponsor ribbons.

 

 

Will there be an NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace this year?

 

Yes. The Exhibitor MarketPlace will be in the Grand Ballroom, and will include booths featuring products and/or services geared to the Customs Broker/Freight Forwarder/NVOCC industry. We once again remind and encourage everyone to be sure to visit the diverse exhibits Monday and Tuesday during coffee breaks and lunch. Individual booth raffles will be held Tuesday, May 4 at 3 p.m.!

 

 

What are the breakfast arrangements?

 

All fully paid registrants are invited to breakfast Monday through Wednesday, May 2 - 5. All registrants are invited to the Breakfast on Monday, May 3, 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Exhibit Hall MarketPlace in the Grand Ballroom. Everyone will receive coupons for Tuesday and Wednesday for breakfast at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa's Riva, located on the Lobby Level.

Please note: The daily coupons received in your registration packet are only redeemable for each day as indicated. Special registration rates may not include breakfast. Check with NCBFAA for details.

 

 

Will panelists have a chance to meet before their presentations?

 

We suggest all moderators contact their speakers and panelists to finalize their presentations for that day. The NCBFAA Team will be happy to assist in coordinating conference calls between you and your panelists prior to arriving on site. Once on-site, Kim O'Beirne (pronounced O’Burn) with the NCBFAA Meetings Department will coordinate moderator reservations in Riva on the morning of the presentation.

 

 

How does the Conference use event photographs?

 

From time to time NCBFAA uses photographs taken at Conferences and events in its promotional materials and on its website. Unless this permission is revoked in writing to the NCBFAA, by virtue of their attendance, all Conference visitors agree to the use of their likeness in such materials.

 

 

 

Conference Venue & Events:

What is the Stewart B. Hauser First Timer’s Reception?

 

Each First Time Attendee will receive a call to explain what to expect at the Conference, and it will include a description of the Invitation Only Event, where they are a special guest of the Officers, Board of Directors, and Affiliated Association Presidents, who want to officially welcome them to their first NCBFAA Conference.

 

 

When is the Stewart B. Hauser First Timer’s Reception?

 

Sunday, May 2, in Dunes Coconut Terrace, located on the Beach Level, from 6 to 7 p.m. Displaying their Stewart B. Hauser First Timer ribbon has historically proven to be a great way to meet new colleagues, which often sets the momentum for new participants.

 

 

Is there an official opening event?

 

At 7 p.m., following the Stewart B. Hauser First Timer's Reception, attendees have the opportunity to attend the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening celebration. The celebration officially opens the Annual Conference. Participants are invited to enjoy refreshments and encouraged to visit the Exhibit Booths. From 8 p.m. - 9 p.m., attendees are invited to the Welcome Reception dinner, located in the Ocean View Terrace Ballroom. This gathering of old friends and colleagues is a great chance to make new friends and acquaintances as NCBFAA officially welcomes all registrants to the 2021 Annual Conference. 

 

 

Is there an official closing event? 

 

Yes, on Wednesday, May 5 from 6:30 p.m. -  8 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, located on the 3rd Floor. The event will officially close the Conference for final goodbyes to all your friends and colleagues, until next year at NCBFAA's 49th Annual Conference to be held in Tucson, AZ, May 1-4.

 

 

Golf Tournament:

Where is the annual golf tournament going to be held?

 

This year’s Golf Outing takes place at TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON 

The tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 2.
Price (not included in registration): $125.00
Buses leave from the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa at 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.
Buses return to the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa at 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS AFTER APRIL 1
NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES IN GOLF FOURSOMES AFTER APRIL 3

 

 

How can I rent golf equipment?

 

A set of clubs may be rented, payable on site. Rental price TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Golf shoes are not required.
Players may wear any athletic shoes. 
No dress shoes or spikes, please.
Club rental MUST be reserved two weeks before the Tournament to guarantee availability.
To reserve a set of clubs, contact Bruce Goodwin by clicking here.

 

 

If I am not participating in the golf tournament, what other entertainment options are available?  

 

Click on this link for further tour information, or call Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa's Concierge desk at NEED NUMBER. You will find that several of these tours are conveniently located just minutes outside of the Fort Lauderdale area.

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

How do I become an NCBFAA Sponsor? What sponsorship opportunities are available for the NCBFAA Annual Conference?

 

Please browse the 2021 Annual Conference Sponsorship Information page to view our growing list of current sponsors and to access the benefits and sponsorship submission form.

 

 

Future Conferences:

What are the details for the 2021 to 2023 Government Affairs Conference in Washington, DC?

 

The next annual Government Affairs Conference takes place September 20-22, 2021, at the Grand Hyatt Washington. The 2022 Government Affairs Conference takes place from September 18-20, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency Washington.on Capitol Hill The 2023 and 2024 Government Affairs Conferences will also be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

 


What are the details for the 2022 Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ?

The 2022 Annual Conference will take place May 2-5 in Tucson, Arizona.

 

NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace:

When can I set up my booth?

 

Exhibitor set-up will be on Sunday, May 2 starting at 10 a.m. Exhibits must be finished by 5 p.m. Sunday night, without exception.

 

 

How many people can work in the booth?

 

There is no limit to the number of booth workers. There is a maximum of 2 Exhibit Booth Registrants. All other booth workers must complete the regular Attendee Registration. One registration is included in the exhibit fee along with the option to pay for one additional worker at a reduced rate. All other workers will need to register as attendees via the website at the full registration price. If two booths are purchased, then two registrations will be included as well as the option to add one additional worker at the reduced rate. All registrations will include Conference materials and typical registration access to meals, social functions, and sessions. Spouse/Guests have their own program and are not to work inside the booth. If you have a Spouse/Guest that you would like to work in the booth, they will need to either be registered as an exhibitor assistant or a regular attendee. No exceptions.

 

What else is included in my exhibit fee?

 

One 8x10 piped and draped exhibit space

One 7"x44" identification sign
One complimentary registration
One 6'x30" skirted table
Two side chairs
One wastebasket
A mailing list of all registered NCBFAA attendees as of March 20, 2021, via e-mail
A follow-up mailing list after the NCBFAA Annual Conference
Company listing in the Exhibitor section of the Conference App
Company listing in the Exhibitor section of the NCBFAA website
Ribbons reflecting that you are an Exhibitor

 

Single Booth also includes the availability of one Exhibitor Assistant at a reduced rate.

 

Double Booth also includes the availability of one Exhibitor Assistant at a reduced rate as well as one additional complimentary registration.

 

During the registration process select "Add Guest,"

Complete the registrants information
Choose "Second Person: Double Booth Purchase Only"

 

Will Internet, Elecctricity, and A/V equipment be available in the Exhibitor MarketPlace?

 

These services are provided by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Ordering will be available through your Exhibitor kit. 

 

Where do we ship our materials and how do we order items for the booth?

 

Once your exhibitor registration has been processed, we will provide your contact information to the company in charge of the exhibit space. They will provide an Exhibitor Kit to you that will detail shipping information, how to order electric, display material, etc. Please be sure to take notice of the cut-off dates for shipping.

 

Can we have guests visit the booth?

 

All attendees on the floor must be registered either as an attendee, exhibitor, or paid guest. If you wish to have someone come and visit the booth, they will need to see the NCBFAA Registration Desk to get registered or be registered ahead of time. 

 

When is the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace open?

 

NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace will open Sunday, May 2, from 7-8 p.m.; Monday, May 3, from 7:30 a.m. - 3;30 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 4, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. All exhibits must be dismantled by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

Do I need to remove my materials Sunday night?

 

During hours that the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace is closed, NCBFAA will have the ballroom locked and secured. No one will be allowed in the hall when the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace is closed, including exhibitors. We will allow exhibitors access to the hall one hour prior to each opening on Monday and Tuesday. We recommend, though, that electronics such as laptops and other expensive items be monitored or placed out of sight when you are not at your booth.

 

Is the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace open during sessions?

 

Yes, the hall will be open all day. We ask that there always be someone in the booth, but if you need to step away, again, please place any valuables out of sight, or take them with you.

 

What is the schedule of other functions in the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace?

 

Sunday, May 2 - Exhibit Hall Grand Opening celebration 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, located on the 3rd floor

Monday, May 3 - Breakfast - Exhibitor MarketPlace
Monday, May 3 - Morning break - Exhibitor MarketPlace
Monday, May 3 - Afternoon break - Exhibitor MarketPlace
Monday, May 3 - Dessert (after lunch) - Exhibitor MarketPlace
Tuesday, May 4 - Morning break - Exhibitor MarketPlace
Tuesday, May 4 - Luncheon - Exhibitor MarketPlace
Tuesday, May 4 - Afternoon break - Exhibitor MarketPlace

 

 

Are raffles allowed in the booths?

 

Yes! Feel free to collect business cards and hold a raffle. At the last break on Tuesday, May 4, we will have a microphone available to announce your winner(s). We will begin the raffle announcements about 20 minutes prior to the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace closure to ensure attendees have time to make it to the next scheduled session. Please pull the winners prior to stepping up to the microphone to help speed things along (we suggest picking three winners in case the first selected winner is not present). 

 

As an exhibitor is it possible to golf in the Sunday Tournament?

 

If you plan to golf, which we encourage you to register for, just keep in mind you will still be required to have your booth set up at by 5 p.m. on Sunday evening. So, plan accordingly to ensure you will have enough time to get your booth set up when you return from the Tournament.

 

When does the NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace close?

 

The Exhibitor MarketPlace will close on Tuesday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. There is absolutely no dismantling of booths prior to 3:30 p.m. as this is not only a breach of contract, but also very disruptive to the Exhibitor MarketPlace and booths around you. Teardown must be completed by 5 p.m.

 

Will there be an annual NCBFAA Exhibitor MarketPlace meeting again this year?

 

Definitely! There will be an exhibitor meeting from 2:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, in the Hall, to discuss the 2022 and 2023 exhibits.

 


More questions? Just email kobeirne@ncbfaa.org and we'll get back to you right away.

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