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2017 West Coast Trade Symposium – Scottsdale, AZ

May 24 - May 25

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proud to announce that the 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium will be held on May 24-25, at the Double Tree Resort in, Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s theme is “Looking Ahead Together: What’s Next for Trade?”

 

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Registration

  • The registration fee for is $161.00 U.S. dollars. Registration must be made on-line at CBP.gov and payment must be made by credit card. Registrations will be confirmed and processed on a first come, first served basis.
  • Requests for special needs should be addressed to tradeevents@cbp.dhs.gov
  • Members of the press interested in covering the Trade Symposium should contact the CBP Office of Public Affairs at katrina.skinner@dhs.gov.

U.S. Federal Employee Participation:

  • All Title 5 Executive Agency employees must follow travel and relocation policies, including those on temporary duty travel allowances. See Federal Travel Regulations, 41 C.F.R. §§ 301-11.18, 301-74.21. ( 41 C.F.R. §§ 301-11.18, 301-74.21) Employees eligible to receive per diem expenses must adjust their Meals & Incidental Expenses (M&IE) allowance to account for meals furnished by CBP.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration, please notify the Office of Trade Relations at tradeevents@dhs.govby or before May 11, 2017. Please include your full name and registration confirmation number and we will then process your request.

CBP will follow the federal government operating status as indicated on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s website, including specifics for employees located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. (OPM.gov) If the 2017 West Coast Trade Symposium is cancelled due to inclement weather, a natural disaster, or state of emergency, CBP will refund all registration fees within 14 days.

Lodging

CBP has confirmed a hotel room block for the Trade Symposium: All arrangements and expenses for lodging are the responsibility of the attendees.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley
5401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Website: Room Reservation Link  Telephone: (480) 947-5400

NOTE: Please do not make reservations at the above-referenced hotel until you have received confirmation of your attendance. Hotel accommodations will be based on a first come first served availability and are subject to change.

 

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Pre-registration Check-in

Open to confirmed registrants.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Registration Check-in

Open to confirmed registrants. Onsite registration will be offered.

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.: Welcome

8:05 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.: Opening Remarks

8:20 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: WCO E-Commerce

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.: BREAK

9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: BIEC Vision

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: BREAK

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Innovation & Technology

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: BREAK

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.: Streamlining Process w/Economic Insight

Panel Description:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Registration Check-in

Open to all confirmed registrants. Onsite registration will be offered.

Breakout Sessions

The following breakout sessions will be offered simultaneously during three different times.

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Centers Roundtable (speed chat format)
E-Commerce
EAPA Investigation
Small Business Track (3 panels/ focus on economic growth)
Streamlining Process Track (3 panels/ brokers, importers, carriers)

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: BREAK

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Centers Roundtable (speed chat format)
E-Commerce
EAPA Investigation
Small Business Track (3 panels/ focus on economic growth)
Streamlining Process Track (3 panels/ brokers, importers, carriers)

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: BREAK

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Centers Roundtable (speed chat format)
E-Commerce
EAPA Investigation
Small Business Track (3 panels/ focus on economic growth)
Streamlining Process Track (3 panels/ brokers, importers, carriers)

 

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Details

Start:
May 24
End:
May 25
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