Special Thanks to our 2017 event sponsors:
Save the date for the 2017 Legislative Summit at Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC held February 14, 2017 followed by Congressional Hill Visits on February 15.
Our annual Legislative Summit brings NAFTZ members face-to-face with top decision makers in Washington DC to discuss key public policy issues affecting the Foreign-Trade Zone community. The program consists of one full day of educational sessions, including a panel discussion with key officials. More details to come regarding our 2017 event. To view last year’s agenda – click here.
Each additional registrant from the same company receives a $50 discount by using the discount code “ADDITIONAL” (not applicable for Federal Government employees).
Be sure to book the discount NAFTZ hotel rate of $245/night + tax for single/double occupancy standard rooms call reservations at 1-855-325-6397 and reference “NAFTZ Legislative” to secure the discount rate today. A limited number of rooms at the rate are available until January 11, based upon availability. To learn more about the walk-able hotel location in the heart of Washington, DC click here. Or for a map of the location click here.
The NAFTZ has designated the day following the Seminar, as the NAFTZ Congressional Visit Day. We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to meet with your federal legislators and their staff. This is your opportunity to discuss the FTZ program and brief Congress on the issues that are important to your zone operation.In order to assist you in this process, NAFTZ will offer an orientation session for members who intend to meet with their representatives. Smith Dawson & Andrews, our public affairs advisor, hosts a webinar to assist you in preparing for the meeting. General guidelines, talking points, and materials are provided. If you plan to make Hill visits, please start scheduling your meetings right away! NAFTZ staff is happy to help you with any assistance you may require. For your convenience, we have drafted sample meeting request letters. Please feel free to download these Word documents and personalize them with your letterhead or anything else you may want to add. Due to security concerns for letters sent to Congress, we suggest making arrangements for meetings via phone, fax, or e-mail.
Sample Meeting Request Letter for House of Representative