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50th NCBFAA Annual Conference Schedule

Program Sponsored by: 

  EPIC IB&C Logo & Tokio Marine HCC Logo
To view full day's schedule, click on day/date lines below!
Important issues & topics to be discussed at the conference will include:

  • CBP's 21st Century Customs Framework
  • ACE 2.0
  • New 111 Regulations - Including National Permit Discussion
  • 111 Regulations Impact on Liability Insurance
  • Responsible Supervision and Control
  • Tenders vs Prior Disclosures
  • Foreign Trade Zone Update
  • Cyber Attack Preparation/Reaction
    • Liability Insurance Impact
  • Best Practices for Cyber Security for your company – Technology Panel
  • La Junta
  • Drawback: What’s the Latest?
  • RAC Town Hall
  • FDA: Part of Our Lives
  • FMC Update – featuring The FMC Commissioner
  • FMC – General Counsel
  • Impact of Transportation Infrastructure Issues:
    • Seaports-Airport-Railroads-Financial
  • NCBFAA Export Compliance Subcommittee and BIS joint effort on Forwarder Best Practices
  • CBP Export Initiative Update
  • TSA: An Update
  • NVOCC Update – review of topics affecting NVOCCs
  • U.S. Department of Transportation's Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW)
  • The Political Environment
  • Trade Procedures into Mexico
  • Continuing Education for Licensed Brokers

Pre-Conference Meetings:

Friday, April 21st

3:00 - 5:00 PM
Grand Ballroom B
NEI Meeting
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Grand Ballroom A
APN Meeting (Regular Members Only)
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Saturday, April 22nd

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom AB
RAC (Regular Members Only)
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Grand Ballroom AB
Transportation Committee (Regular Members Only)
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom AB
Customs Committee (Regular Members Only)
2:00 - 5:30 PM
Grand Ballroom C
Board of Directors (Regular Members Only)
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Maurepas
Sponsor Appreciation Reception (All Sponsors & Their Invited Guests)
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Conference Meetings:

Sunday April 23rd

Program Sponsored by: 
  EPIC IB&C Logo & Tokio Marine HCC Logo
7:15 AMBus departs Sheraton New Orleans Hotel to Golf Course
8:00 - 8:15 AMGolf Tournament Registration
 Co-Sponsored by:
Avalon Risk Management  
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
Lakewood Golf Club
Golf Tournament (Additional Cost - $125)

Co-Sponsored by:
Avalon Risk Management  
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP
 Golf Lunch
 Co-Sponsored by:
Avalon Risk Management  
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt, LLP
 Bus departs Golf Course at 2:00 p.m. to Sheraton New Orleans Hotel


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9:00 - 11:00 AMNew Orleans VIP City Tour (Additional Cost - $60)
 The New Orleans VIP City Tour will pick you up for an air-conditioned tour ride to some of the most iconic neighborhoods and landmarks in New Orleans. Tour stops include the French Quarter, Tremé, the Garden District, historic cemeteries, City Park, the 9th Ward, and Lake Pontchartrain.
1:00 - 8:00 PM
Napoleon Registration Desk
NCBFAA Registration Desk/Information Center
 Sponsored by: International Bond & Marine
2:00 - 6:00 PM
Lagniappe
NCBFAA Outdoor Hospitality Gathering
 Sponsored by: Roanoke Insurance Group
6:00 - 7:00 PM 
Maurepas Room (3rd floor)
Stewart B. Hauser First-Timer Reception (by Invitation Only)

Conference "First Timer" attendees are introduced to NCBFAA Officers, Board of Directors, Counsel, Affiliated Association Presidents, Annual Conference Committee, and Media. Please extend a very warm welcome to all "First Timer" attendees identified by the yellow ribbon on their badge.
 Co-Sponsored by: 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
WCAworld
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Grand Ballroom
Grand Opening of the Exhibitor MarketPlace
 Registrants can visit with this year’s exhibitors, as well as enjoy refreshments.
 Co-Sponsored by: 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.  
WCAworld
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Armstrong
Welcome Reception (Dinner Included; Attire is Business Casual)
 After the Exhibitor MarketPlace closes, everyone will then join the “Welcome Reception” for dinner. This gathering of old friends and colleagues is the perfect opportunity to make new friends and acquaintances as NCBFAA welcomes all registrants to its 2023 Annual Conference.
 Co-Sponsored by: 
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. 
WCAworld
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Monday, April 24th

Program Sponsored by:
  EPIC IB&C Logo & Tokio Marine HCC Logo
7:30 AM - 5:00 PMNCBFAA Registration Desk/Information Center
 Sponsored by: International Bond & Marine
8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
Exhibitor MarketPlace Reopens
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
NCBFAA Speakers' Breakfast in Exhibitor MarketPlace
 (Tables will be reserved for speakers)
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
Breakfast in Exhibitor MarketPlace
9:00 - 11:30 AM
Napoleon C-D
NCBFAA 2023 Annual Meeting
 All Regular Members are requested to attend this once-a-year event, which includes Officer, Counsel, and Committee reports.
 Presiding: Jose D. Gonzalez, NCBFAA President, Jose D. Gonzalez CHB
 (Regular Members Only, Please)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom
Break in the Exhibitor MarketPlace
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Napoleon A-B
Lunch
 Sponsored by: 
 Keynote Speaker: Kevin McGrath
 Introduction:  Jose D. Gonzalez, NCBFAA President, Jose D. Gonzalez CHB
 NCBFAA 2023 Scholarship Presentations
 Winner:
Introduced by: Len James, NCBFAA Annual Conference Chair, John S. James Co.
Presented by: Karen Groff, President, Roanoke Insurance Group
Sponsored by: Roanoke Insurance Group
 Winner:
Introduced by: Len James, NCBFAA Annual Conference Chair, John S. James Co.
Presented by: Damien Stile, Chief Operating Officer, Alba Wheels Up International, Inc.
Sponsored by: Alba Wheels Up
 NCBFAA CCS Award Presentation
 Winners: Jeremy Harn, Livingston International, Inc.
Introduced by: Cynthia Whittenburg, NEI Executive Vice President, NCBFAA
Presented by: Bill Todd, Business Development Executive, CargoWise
Sponsored by: CargoWise
 NCBFAA CES Award Presentation
 Winner: George Joubran, DHL Express (USA) Inc.
Introduced by: Cynthia Whittenburg, NEI Executive Vice President, NCBFAA
Presented by: Kimberly Wakeman, Vice President, Regional Operations & Government Affairs, Avalon Risk Management
Sponsored by: Avalon Risk Management
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Grand Ballroom
Dessert in Exhibitor MarketPlace
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2:00 - 4:30 PMExhibitor MarketPlace Closes (Reopens at 4:30 PM)
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Napoleon C-D
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3:30 - 4:15 PM
Napoleon C-D
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4:15 - 4:40 PM
Napoleon C-D
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4:30 - 6:30 PMExhibitor MarketPlace Reopens
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Maurepas
NCBFAA Hospitality Gathering in Exhibitor MaketPlace
 Sponsored by: Roanoke Insurance Group
4:40 - 5:15 PM
Napoleon C-D
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6:45 - 9:30 PMDinner on Your Own
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Tuesday, April 25th

Program Sponsored by:
  EPIC IB&C Logo & Tokio Marine HCC Logo
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Napoleon Registration Desk
NCBFAA Registration Desk/Information Center
 Sponsored by: International Bond & Marine
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
NCBFAA Speakers' Breakfast in Exhibitor MarketPlace
 (Tables will be reserved for speakers)
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
Breakfast Buffet in Exhibitor MarketPlace
8:00 - 8:45 AM
Napoleon C-D
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8:45 - 10:00 AM
Napoleon C-D
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10:00 - 10:30 AM
Napoleon C-D
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10:30 - 11:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
Break in the Exhibitor MarketPlace
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Napoleon C-D
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12:00 - 1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom
Luncheon in Exhibitor Marketplace
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Napoleon A1, 2, 3
Legislative Committee Meeting (Lunch Provided)
 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 laws changed in the industry? If so, the legislative committee may be right for you! The NCBFFA legislative committee is actively seeking new members to join, and we are looking for dedicated individuals that are committed to the cause and assist with issues such as the Customs Business Fairness Act HR2261. This group is committed to helping shape the future of our industry! Please stop by if you are interested during lunch on Tuesday.
1:30 - 5:00 PMSpecial Training Sessions
 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 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th, and Wednesday, April 26th, 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.
2:30 - 3:00 PMSession
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3:00 - 3:30 PM
Grand Ballroom
Final Break & Raffles in Exhibitor MarketPlace
3:30 - 4:15 PM
Napoleon C-D
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4:00 - 6:00 PM
Maurepas
NCBFAA Hospitality Gathering
 Sponsored By: Roanoke Insurance Group
4:15 - 4:45 PM
Napoleon C-D
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4:45 -5:15 PM
Napoleon C-D
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5:15 PMClosing Announcements
7:00 - 10:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C
The 50th NCBFAA Annual Conference Golden Jubilee Dinner Dance
 Dress up (black-tie optional) and join us for an elegant evening of dinner, dancing, and celebration.
 Sponsored By: Avalon Risk Management
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Wednesday, April 26th

Program Sponsored by:
  EPIC IB&C Logo & Tokio Marine HCC Logo
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Napoleon Registration Desk
NCBFAA Registration Desk/Information Center
 Sponsored by: International Bond & Marine
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Napoleon A-B
NCBFAA Speakers' Breakfast 
 (Tables will be reserved for speakers)
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Napoleon A-B
Breakfast Buffet in Napoleon Foyer
8:00 - 8:45 AM
Napoleon C-D
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8:45 - 9:30 AM
Napoleon C-D
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9:30 - 10:15 AM
Napoleon C-D
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10:15 - 10:30 AM
Napoleon Foyer
Morning Session Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Napoleon C-D
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Napoleon C-D
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12:00 - 1:30 PM
Napoleon A-B
Lunch
 Keynote Speaker: Acting Commissioner Troy Miller, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
 Sponsored by: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
1:30 - 5:00 PMSpecial Training Sessions
 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 - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th, and Wednesday, April 26th, 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 - 2:00 PM
Napoleon C-D
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2:00 - 2:45 PM
Napoleon C-D
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2:45 - 3:00 PM
Napoleon C-D
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3:00 - 3:45 PM
Napoleon C-D
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3:45 - 4:00 PM
Napoleon Foyer
Afternoon Session Break
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Maurepas
NCBFAA Hospitality Gathering
 Sponsored By: Roanoke Insurance Group
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Napoleon C-D
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5:00 PMClosing Announcements
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Maurepas
NCBFAA Outdoor Hospitality Gathering
 Sponsored By: Roanoke Insurance Group
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Napoleon A-B
Closing Reception, Keynote Address & Special Recognition Awards
 This year we will be honoring longtime NCBFAA Customs Committee Chair Mary Jo Muoio with the highest honor we can bestow: the NCBFAA Centurion Award.
 Sponsored by: Louisiana Maritime International Chamber of Commerce Inc.
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