2013 C-TPAT Conference

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proud to announce the 2013 C-TPAT Conference, Unified Global Security: The Challenge Ahead, scheduled for January 8-10, 2013 in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  C-TPAT will host a three-day seminar that will be divided into two sessions, one general session day and two workshop days.  The conference registration will open at noon on December 5, 2012.

The 2013 event will prove to be slightly different.  In a continued effort to increase awareness of the C-TPAT program, CBP welcomes potential members to attend this year’s event.  All attendees will be required to pay the registration fee of $171.00.  Potential members will only be permitted to attend specific workshops and the general session.

Also note that due to the popularity of the C-TPAT Conference, we advise you register as early as possible.  During the online registration, C-TPAT members must provide their account numbers in the requested field.  This will prevent a potential delay in the registration process.


Please see below for the list of conference topics:


List of Topics
• “State of the Program” update
• C-TPAT’s role in the Center of Excellence and Expertise
• Terrorism Assessment: CBP and Trade Perspectives
• Security Innovations to Adapt to Emerging Threats
• Mutual Recognition
• Harmonization
• C-TPAT Enrollment Center (potential members)
• C-TPAT 101 (potential members)
• Container Inspection Workshop (potential members)
• Evidence of Implementation
• C-TPAT Portal 2.0 – The Industry Partnership Management Tool
• Internal Conspiracies and Post Incident Analysis
• Southwest Border Strategies


Onsite Participation:

Registration for onsite participation will open on December 5, 2012 at 12pm (noon) eastern time. Registration Links:

Session A (Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8 – 9, 2013)
Registration Form
Cancelation Form


Session B (Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 – 10, 2013)
Registration Form
Cancelation Form

o The registration fee for onsite participation is $171.00 U.S. dollars. Registration must be made on-                   line at CBP.gov and payment must be made by credit card.
o For onsite participation, registrants will be confirmed and processed on a first come, first served
o Address special needs requests to C-TPATtrainingseminar@cbp.dhs.gov.
o Members of the press interested in covering the C-TPAT Conference should contact the CBP
Office of Public Affairs at ian.phillips@dhs.gov.
o Onsite participants are required to identify which session they would like to attend, Session A or
Session B.  The listing of break-out sessions being offered is provided above. Participants are
required to participate in the break-out sessions for which they register.
o When registering for onsite participation, you must indicate whether you plan to attend the January
9, 2013 luncheon. If you decide not to attend the luncheon that you confirmed at registration, please
email the conference staff at C-TPATtrainingseminar@cbp.dhs.gov.


Cancellation Policy

All requests for cancellations/refunds must be submitted through the form provided and received no later than January 3, 2013.  Online cancellation form:  (https://apps.cbp.gov/ctpat_reg/cancel.asp?w=2)

CBP will follow the federal government operating status as indicated on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s website, including specifics for employees located in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. ( OPM.gov ) If the January 8-10, 2013 C-TPAT Conference is cancelled due to inclement weather, CBP will refund all registration fees within 14 days.

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