Two seminars set for 2011

From: JO Alvarez, Inc.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be hosting the 2011 C-TPAT Supply Chain Security Training Seminar. This year, CBP will be hosting two seminars due to the interest of previous events and to expand the opportunity to as many member companies to attend as possible. The first seminar will be held in San Diego, California on March 29-31, 2011. The second seminar will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 8-9, 2011. This year’s theme is “A Decade of Supply Chain Security and Innovation”.
Registration is free, but only C-TPAT certified or validated companies may attend. CBP allows each company to have up to two (2) employees attend either event, but not both. The seminar in San Diego will be limited to 1,200 participants. The seminar in New Orleans will be limited to 600 participants.

In San Diego there will be two sessions:
Session 1 – Tuesday & Wednesday, March 29-30, 2011
Session 2 – Wednesday & Thursday, March 30-31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Registration
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
7:00 AM to 8:00 PM – Registration
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Supply Chain Security Workshops
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Registration
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – General Session
Thursday, March 31, 2011
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Supply Chain Security Workshops

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
One Market Place
San Diego, California, 92101

In New Orleans there will be one session:
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Registration
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Registration
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – General Session
Thursday, June 9, 2011
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Supply Chain Security Workshops

New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Expenses for lodging are the responsibility of the C-TPAT members. Please do not make reservations at the hotels until you have received confirmation of your attendance. Those members who successfully register for the first seminar will not be eligible to register for the second seminar.
These seminars are open to certified C-TPAT members only. Attendees should be individuals directly responsible for the implementation of the C-TPAT program throughout the organizations’ supply chain.
The agenda for both seminars will focus on facing the challenges of balancing security needs and economic efficiency in today’s environment. In addition to significant program updates, joint CBP/Trade presentations, panel discussions, and seminar workshops will be conducted.
This years C-TPAT Training seminars will include topics such as:
– Anatomy of a PIA
– Conducting a Supply Chain Security Risk Assessment
– Evidence of Implementation/Documentation
– Suspensions and Removals
– CBP Risk Indicators
– Developing a Security Training & Awareness Program
– Proactive Approaches to Security Breach Prevention

There will be no registration fee for this seminar; however space is limited to 1,200 participants in San Diego and 600 participants in New Orleans.

C-TPAT Training Seminar Registration for both conferences will be conducted via an on-line registration process beginning January 5, 2011. Registration will open at 12:00 Noon Eastern Standard Time (9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time). Each company will be required to pick one seminar only for two participants.
You must have your C-TPAT account number to register. If you do not have it immediately available, you will not be able to register in a timely manner!

Attendees will be selected based on certified membership status and on a first come first served basis. Tier 3 members will be given preference for the event they choose. Attendance is limited to a maximum of two (2) persons per C-TPAT certified account. At least one person registering to attend must be a designated point of contact (POC) listed in the company’s C-TPAT Portal account. At time of registration, members will be required to provide identifying information exactly as it appears in the C-TPAT Portal account. Identifying information will include: company name, C-TPAT account number, and POC email addresses. Information not accurately matching the information contained in the C-TPAT Portal may delay registration processing.

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