The 2017 FTA-AAEI Western Regional Conference in Torrance, California was held on January 30-31, 2017 at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum.

The keynote speakers included Ms. LaFonda Sutton-Burke, CBP Port Director, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport and DHS Assistant Secretary Alan Bersin.

The panel topics at the conference covered e-commerce basics, import and export basics, port modernization, and Canadian and Mexican perational issues, as well as other hot topics for global trade professionals.

Featured Speakers were:

• Gary Barraco, Amber Road
• Su Ross
• Cindy Allen, FedEx
• Tom Gould, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
• Sandy Coty, A.N. Deringer
• Joan Koenig, Drinker Biddle & Reath
• Anne Maracich, CBP
• Christine Hogue, CBP
• Chris Floersch, Honda

The registration fee for AAEI and Foreign Trade Association members was $250. For non-members, the registration fee was $350.