IECanada's 78th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Best Practices in Global Trade and Customs
October 19-21, 2009 - Delta Meadowvale Conference Center
6750 Mississauga Road, Toronto (west)
The global trade compliance team has become a critical part of corporate global trade management. Success in global trade management depends on people, process and technology. Tough economic times Provide an ideal opportunity for companies to invest in training their staff and streamlining their business processes, and in Strengthening their customer relationships by offering more efficient and timely deliverables. And all this must be done while Complying with ever-changing government regulations.
IECanada recognizes the challenges that importers and exporters face today and has designed a three-day conference (one-day, two-day and three-day packages are available) to help global businesses Ultimately To achieve long term prosperity. The program features keynotes, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, workshops, panels and case studies.
Please take a few minutes to review the conference brochure. By attending this three-day conference, you will learn about the options available for streamlining your import and export processes across all of your business units in order to meet global market demand and Incorporate new government regulations while reducing overall supply chain costs and minimizing trade compliance risks. You will walk away with the tools that are needed to become, and stay, best-in-class in global trade management.
IECanada CATIE's Inaugural Awards will be featured at the end of day one and will highlight the best of the best in international trade and customs.
Highlights of the General Conference:
- 60 speakers from across North America representing government officials, industry leaders and service providers
- 25 business sessions including keynotes, general plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, panels, workshops and case studies
- Networking opportunities: Inaugural CATIE Awards, trade show, keynote luncheons, networking breaks, and a reception
Timely and topical subjects currently on the program:
- Best Practices to Build a World Class Trade and Customs Compliance Team
- How to get budget for trade compliance projects
- Staffing considerations - when to outsource
- Best Technology Practices to Improve supply chain visibility and logistics control through ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems
- Finance tools and strategies for Canadian importers and exporters
- Case study - the makings of an effective global and Canadian trade compliance organization
Trade Update and Processes
- Canada's trade opportunities and challenges with the U.S., Europe and Asia
- Proximity sourcing versus low-cost country sourcing - a look at Mexico
- Consumer product safety and customs compliance
- Export Control Regimes from a Canadian and a U.S. perspective, overview and practical considerations under Canada's export control regime including Canada's Controlled Goods Program; why we need CBSA enforcement; Canadian versus U.S. Re-export - case studies
- Statistics Canada update: Project to Reduce the Number of import HS codes, the latest on electronic reporting for exporters; new database To provide users with free access to HS 6-disgt import and export data
Customs and Import Issues
- Canada Border Services Agency - ACI / eManifest update and walk through, the future of the CSA program and PIP, AMPS review and CBSA harmonized system's compliance strategy
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection - How to Successfully Implement the import security filing (10 +2) How to leverage Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and the reports to enhance your compliance practices
- Extended Producer Responsibility and the Impact on Canadian importers and manufacturers
- How to Accurately classify your imported product
- Future Direction of the Canada-U.S. Border Management
The Honorable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety
- World Economic Outlook - Impact on Canadian Importers and Exporters
Peter Hall, Chief Economist, Export Development Canada
- Canada-U.S.Trade Policy - Where Next?
David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador Designate to Canada (invited)
- Green Supply Chain Management - The Path to Profitability
Bob Armstrong, President, Supply Chain & Logistics Association
As you can see, the conference program is packed with information vital to Canada's trade community. Effective global trade management requires team effort. Any company that registers three people will receive a fourth registration for free (for equal or less value).
We look forward to seeing you on October 19, 2009.