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ICC & USCIB Customs and Trade Facilitation Symposium Finding Solutions to Cross-Border Challenges

February 22, 2015 - February 24, 2015



February 22-24, 2015

The Four Seasons Hotel | Miami, Florida, USA


Limiting cross-border friction is increasingly vital to smooth the flow of trade and boost competitive­ness for all business, especially for small and medium sized businesses and emerging industry sectors. This conference brings business, govern­ment, international organizations and operational customs and trade experts together from the world over for an important dialogue on the most effec­tive means to ease the movement of goods and services between countries along supply chains.

Topics Will Include:

  • Best regional practices and global cooperation on
    • single window initiatives
    • de minimis
    • intellectual property rights, and
    • supply chain solutions
  • Balancing security and trade facilitation
  • WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement: implementation and challenges

Click Here for the Preliminary Program


Full List of Confirmed Speakers:

  • Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director General of the WTO
  • Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Harold McGraw, Chairman, McGraw Hill Financial [now S&P Global]; Chairman, ICC; Chairman, USCIB
  • John Danilovich, Secretary General, ICC
  • Mark Linscott, Assistant United States Trade Representative for WTO and Multilateral Affairs
  • Peter Robinson, President and CEO, USCIB
  • Brenda Brockman Smith, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Lev Kubiak, Assistant Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, International Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Virginia Brown, Director, Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform, USAID
  • Evdokia Moïsé, Senior Trade Policy Analyst,Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD
  • James Bacchus, Chair, Global Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig; Chair, ICC Commission on Trade and Investment Policy
  • Judy Lao, Head of Trade Facilitation Programs, Office of Western Hemisphere, Pathways to Prosperity Program, U.S. Department of Commerce; International Trade Administration Market Access and Compliance
  • Luis Eduardo Lara Gutierrez, General Administrator for Foreign Trade Audit, Mexican Tax Administration
  • Dan Duncan, Senior Director, International Affairs, McGraw Hill Financial
  • Gilbert Lee Sandler, Founding Member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A.
  • Maritza Castro, Vice President, Head of Customs and Regulatory Affairs, Americas Region, DHL Express USA
  • Oliver Peltzer, Vice Chair, ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation; Partner, Debelstein & Passehl
  • Frank Reynolds, President, International Projects
  • Rafael Farromeque, Senior Specialist, Head of the Logistics Practice for Latin America, Vice Presidency of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  • Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Eugene Laney, Head of International Trade, DHL
  • Norm Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy & Public Affairs, UPS; Chairman, ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission
  • Ruth Snowden, Executive Director, CIFFA, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
  • Jerry Cook, Vice President, Government and  Trade Relations, Hanesbrands; Chair, USCIB Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee
  • Leroy J. Sheffer, Partner, International Trade Advisory Services
  • Cindy Duncan, Senior Vice President, Trade Services, USCIB
  • Simon Schofield, Vice President – European Tax and Corporate Audit, Samsung Electronics
  • Michael Heldebrand, Principal, EY Global Trade, Ernst & Young LLP
  • William Bullard OBE, Corporate Relations Director, DIAGEO WestLAC
  • Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, International Trade, Wal-Mart
  • Denise Coutinho, Senior Manager, Global Trade Strategy, Global Tax and Customs, Cisco
  • Darcy Price, Director, Value Chain Applications, Oracle

Registration Information:

  • You can register online by following this link, or by filling out a registration form.
  • Registration costs are:
    • $550 for USCIB Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee and ICC Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission Members
      • Contact Diana Jack for the Committee and Commission discount code.
    • $600 for all other USCIB and ICC Members
      • Contact Diana Jack for the USCIB and ICC member discount code.
    • $675 early-bird special for non-members – ends January 16
    • $750 regular price for non-members
  • For more information:

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  • NCBFAA NEINow eligible for National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Educational Institute (NEI) Credit!
  • Earn 11.5 CCS or CES credits.
  • You must bring your CCS/CES ID number in order to attend.

Sponsorship Information:

  • For information on how you can become a sponsor:

Sponsored by:


With Support From:

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
Enterprise Florida
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
The Journal of Commerce

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The Four Seasons Hotel | Miami, Florida
1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami , FL 33131 United States
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