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Register Early to Save on AIAG’s Customs Town Hall

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Register by November 1, 2016, to receive Early Bird pricing on this popular annual event scheduled for November 15 at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center in Livonia, Michigan.

AIAG’s Customs Town Hall is an annual gathering of importers/exporters and customs service providers to discuss new and ongoing programs that impact customs clearance and/or cost. Join us for important updates on topics ranging from trade sanctions to C-TPAT and much more.

Session Highlight
Update on U.S. Sanctions Programs - Focus on the Auto Industry
The global business landscape is ever-changing for multi-national companies, as long-standing trade embargoes shift, relax in certain areas, and become more restrictive in others. Now more than ever, it is critical to know and understand the rules of engagement, manage uncertainty, and know where and with whom it is prohibited to conduct business in terms of U.S. Economic Sanctions programs. Presented by Andrew P. Galdes, associate, Latham & Watkins LLP, this session will address several of the recent changes in economic sanctions and trade policy and offer key advice to navigating this challenging landscape.

Additional session topics include Automotive & Aerospace CEE, Trusted Trader, C-TPAT Changes in the Program, Classifying Encryption, TPP vs. NAFTA, and Advanced Manifest Post Departure Filing Update. 

Speaker Highlights

The Customs Town Hall draws the foremost experts on customs-related topics. This year’s speaker line-up includes:

  • TInesha Cherry, assistant director, trade operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • Andrew P. Galdes, associate, Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • Richard Colburn, wildlife inspector, Office of Law Enforcement, Department of Interior
  • Elizabeth Schmelzinger, director — C-TPAT, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • Michael Cerny, partner, Cerny Associates, PC
  • Ray Gold, counsel, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, LLP
  • Nicole Bivens Collinson, president, International Trade & Government Relations, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Paul Diedrich, senior vice president, Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Lonny Rollins, sales specialist, Thomson Reuter
  • James Swanson, director, cargo security and controls, U.S. Customs & Border Protection

View speaker bios and presentation descriptions now.

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are still available. Contact Shannon Osburn at sosburn@aiag.org for more information.


November 15, 2016

Registration Opens:

7:30 AM

Program Begins:

8:30 AM

Program Ends:

6:00 PM


Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center
39000 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Regular Registration Ends:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Late Registration Begins:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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