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18th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Customs and Trade
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Start Date: April 20, 2009, 08:00
End Date: April 22, 2009, 17:00
Event Contact: Jesse Arsenault
For More Information: http://www.iecanada.com/


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18th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Customs and Trade  
April 20 & 22, 2009 - Hilton Toronto Airport Centre  

Canadian importers and exporters are being faced with unprecedented challenges. International trade continues to grow in complexity, and global businesses are constantly evolving their business models in order to remain competitive in their sectors. 

I.E.Canada, the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters, 18th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Customs and Trade, will provide you with the tools to keep your business competitive. This three-day conference is scheduled for April 20 – 22, 2008 at the Hilton Toronto Airport located at 5875 Airport Road -by Toronto ’s international airport. 

One, two and three-day packages are available.

Program Highlights include:
- Global Economic Outlook for Canadian Importers and Exporters – The Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance (invited) 
- How to effectively deal with international customs authorities – case studies 
- How to build an ideal global custom compliance strategy 
- New Canada Border Services Agency’s President Vision and Priorities – Stephen Rigby (confirmed) 
- Bringing customs issues to the attention of the CFO – customs versus transfer pricing considerations 
- Critical role of the customs/compliance professional in consumer product safety 
- Case study: How to enhance customs compliance via ERP (enterprise resource planning systems) 
- Canada Border Services Agency Program Update (e.g. ACI/eManifest Update, AMPS, Trade Data Initiatives) 
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Update: (Lacey Act, 10 + 2, ACE, consumer product safety) 
- The Harmonization of C-TPAT, PIP and AEO 

Concurrent Workshops on Wednesday April 22, 2009
- Workshop A: eManifest Walk Through 
- Workshop B: Value for Duty – Getting it Right and How Incoterms are relevant to customs purposes 
- Workshop C: Export Controls and Export Reporting 
- Workshop D: How to Prepare for an CBSA Audit 
- Workshop E: How to Avoid Overspending in Trade Security Programs 
- Workshop F: Putting Your Customs Policies Down in Writing 

Real World Case Studies: 
Hear real world case studies from Asten-Johnston, Avnet International, Dell Computers, Eastman Kodak, IBM Corporate Headquarters, Loblaws, Mercedes-Benz, Siemens and Toshiba.

To view the latest update of the conference brochure, please click here 

Become a delegate/on-line registration: 
Network among your industry peers. On-line registration, please click here

Become a sponsor: 
Sponsors will receive recognition through pre-show, at-the-show, and post-show benefits. To view the sponsorship packages available for the annual conference, please click here. To customize a sponsorship package or for any questions related to sponsorship, please contact Fée Kiessling at 416-223-7072 or at fkiessling@iecanada.com.

Become an exhibitor: 
This year there is a limited amount of trade show booths available. To ensure your company is guaranteed a spot, please contact Jesse Arsenault at 416-595-5333 ext. 37 or email her at conference@iecanada.com.

Make prize donation: 
During our trade show and receptions, we will be giving away product give-aways. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Jane Carter at 416-595-5333 ext. 36 or email her at jcarter@iecanada.com

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference April 20 - 22, 2009 in Toronto !

Please note the following: 
Accommodations: Discount rates are guaranteed to delegates at $145 single/double until March 20, 2009 at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel located at 5875 Airport Road
near Toronto ’s international airport. After this date, room rates will be based on availability. Registrants are to call the hotel directly at 905-677-9900 and book under “I.E.Canada”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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