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2024 NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition (Sept. 8-11, 2024)

September 8, 2024 5:30 PM - September 11, 2024 2:00 PM (EDT)

Description

Unparalleled Industry Access

Our annual conference is the largest FTZ-related event in the United States. Past in-person events have attracted over 500 attendees representing more than 300 different companies, we estimate attendance in 2024 to be similar.  Our receptions, round table discussions, and exhibit hall are an exciting way to build stronger relationships within the FTZ community!

Sponsor

Check out 2024 offerings here. Are you looking for an exceptional way to promote your company, reinforce your brand loyalty, increase your visibility, and contribute to the growth of the FTZ community? Sponsorship opportunities for event sponsorship packages are available year-round.

To find out more or have a custom sponsorship created for you please contact Victoria Cartwright at (202) 331-1950 or vcartwright@naftz.org 

Hotel

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130) 

Join NAFTZ in downtown New Orleans in the middle of everything New Orleans has to offer.  Our NAFTZ discounted room rates are $199/night+tax for single/double occupancy based on availability at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.  Reference NAFTZ when calling in or reserve discount NAFTZ Hotel room online here.

Reservations must be booked by August 6, 2024, to secure the discounted rate - based on availability. Be sure to reference NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition to receive the discount rate and NAFTZ Conference exclusive perks. Contact Victoria Cartwright with any issues with securing the discount rate with the hotel at 202-331-1950 ext. 225 or email vcartwright@naftz.org.

Do not fall victim to unauthorized and questionable emails or phone calls. If the email you receive is not from NAFTZ or specifically from NAFTZ staff do not click on the links, reply or book over the phone. The only authorized and legitimate way to make hotel reservations and to receive the NAFTZ special event room rate is via the instructions above with the provided link, phone number or by contacting vcartwright@naftz.org for assistance. 

Agenda

Check out the DETAILED AGENDA featuring: Advanced, Fundamentals, Operator/User, Petroleum, Grantee hot topic tracks.

Agenda at a GLANCE 

NAFTZ is developing the best topics and speakers to meet the FTZ industry needs to include giving back to the local community with a 5k charity run/walk. If you seek to get involved in this process - consider joining the program committee and contact vcartwright@naftz.org with any questions.

Continuing Education Credits

Attendance qualifies for continuing education credits as an NCBFAA approved event offering up to 15 CCS/CES and as an NASBA submitted event for up to 19 CPE credits to those who attend LIVE full 1 hour event subject to NCBFAA and NASBA guidelines and approval process. Additionally educational credit is offered for Accredited Zones Specialist (AZS) and Certified Zones Specialist (CZS) provided by NAFTZ.  For more CZS and AZS information, contact mirmen@naftz.org.   

Exhibit

Booth space applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your products and services to nearly 500 decision makers in the FTZ industry. By exhibiting, your company can deliver excitement with industry-changing announcements, and more!

Booths include the inclusion of one complimentary attendee registration.

Standard booths are $2000 and a premium booths are $3250 per 8x10 space.  Click here to register, review the layout & pick your booth number. Note: requests for specific booths are on a first come first served basis.

EXHIBIT SET-UP 

Display set-up will begin on Sunday, September 8, 2024, 11:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SHOW HOURS

September 9, 2024, 7:30am – 7pm

September 10, 2024, 7:30am – 5pm

September 11, 2024, 7:00am – 11:30am

EXHIBIT TEARDOWN 

The dismantling of displays begins at 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2024


Location

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Join NAFTZ in downtown New Orleans in the middle of everything Louisianna has to offer at our host hotel Sheraton New Orleans. The NAFTZ discounted room rates are $199/night+tax for single/double occupancy based on availability.  Reference NAFTZ when calling in. Book online here (based on availability - any issues contact Victoria Cartwright 703-309-6640 ASAP)


Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (500 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130) 

Join NAFTZ in downtown New Orleans in the middle of everything New Orleans has to offer.  Our NAFTZ discounted room rates are $199/night+tax for single/double occupancy based on availability at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.  Reference NAFTZ when calling in or reserve discount NAFTZ Hotel room online here.

Reservations must be booked by August 6, 2024, to secure the discounted rate - based on availability. Be sure to reference NAFTZ Annual Conference & Exposition to receive the discount rate and NAFTZ Conference exclusive perks. Contact Victoria Cartwright with any issues with securing the discount rate with the hotel at 202-331-1950 ext. 225 or email vcartwright@naftz.org.


You'll be sure to enjoy a variety of dining simply steps away from the hotel and such attractions as walkable restaurants, shops and entertainment of all kinds. For location details click here

 

Pricing



EARLY RATE BY Aug. 8Regular Rate after Aug. 8
Member$899$999
Non-Member$1,399$1,499
Federal Government$500$600

JOIN NAFTZ to qualify for member discounts!

Registrations for Federal Government Agencies involved in the FTZ program, non-profit educational institutions or the Media:  Contact Victoria Cartwright at vcartwright@naftz.org for registration details and special rates for Federal Agencies, Educational institutions and the media (press passes).

All registrants must have a current NAFTZ membership in good standing in their name for applicable member rate and all registration fees must be paid prior to the live event.

*Note by registering you agree to be listed in the event app/follow up attendee roster and remain compliant with the NAFTZ photo/video policy on our website.


EVENT & REGISTRATION POLICIES

MEMBER RATE

Attendees MUST hold a current NAFTZ membership in good standing to access the member rate. Registration and full payment must be received prior to the live event.  All fees must be paid to be granted event entrance.

PAYMENT

All early registration attendees must pay by the date of early bird deadline (8/8/24) to receive the discount rate (if not paid by this date the rate increases). All post-early registration rate attendees must pay 2 weeks prior to the event start date (only exception are non-members and those registering on-site who must pay in full at the time of registration). If not paid by this date additional fees may apply.

CANCELLATION/REFUNDS

Registration fees are fully refundable for written cancellations received by NAFTZ by August 8, 2024. Cancellations received by NAFTZ between August 8 & August 16, 2024 will receive a 50% credit for their registration fee toward a future NAFTZ event.  Cancellations received after August 16will be responsible for the full registration fee amount due to the NAFTZ and no future meeting credits will be issued.

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

  • Access to all educational activities Sunday through Wednesday
  • Admission to the Exposition Hall
  • Evening celebrations on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

ONSITE MEALS INCLUDES

  • Continental breakfast Monday through Wednesday
  • Afternoon beverages Monday and Tuesday
  • Lunch Monday through Wednesday
  • Reception food provided at the Sunday Welcome Reception and the evening receptions on Monday and Tuesday

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND GUESTS

Invite your family, friends, and guests! A special guest registration is available for $50 for the Sunday and Monday evening reception. The Tuesday night reception is priced at $100 per guest. Admission to receptions is included in your conference registration fee making those not attending the conference eligible at the guest rate.


Contact Information

National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones
Name: Victoria Cartwright
Phone: 12023311950
Email: vcartwright@naftz.org
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