Customs Education & Solutions Seminar in Chicago
AAEI is proud to have offered this exciting, interactive, practical, and cost-effective session on customs compliance. This seminar on March 17, 2017, was specifically tailored to provide attendees with useful tools, guidance and advice to meet the evolving challenges of customs compliance based on the experience of some of the world’s leading companies. Attendees took advantage of this opportunity to join us all day in Chicago to learn, benchmark with peers, and network with your peers and other customs operations and compliance experts as we discussed:
- Strategies for an effective, scalable, modern customs compliance program.
- Outsourcing and insourcing trends.
- Going digital – Leveraging the latest automation and technology for effective compliance.
- Customs enforcement trends.
- Individualized discussions in AAEI’s signature roundtable session where speakers and attendees can have conversations about their own issues.
This event was co-hosted by Drinker Biddle.
Experts from major importers, law firms and service providers included:
|Caterpillar||Miller & Chevalier|
|Clark Hill||Page Fura|
|Deloitte||Robert Bosch LLC|
|Drinker Biddle & Reath||Sandler Travis Trade Advisory Services|
Our Agenda for the Day
|8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.||Welcome from AAEI and Opening remarks from the conference co-chairs||Phyliss Wigginton, Mitsui, Chair AAEI◊
Kathleen Murphy, Co-chair + co-sponsor†
Aaron Gothelf, Co-chair
|8:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||The Modern Customs Compliance Program
||Kevin Williams, ClarkHill, Moderator†
Beata Spuhler, 3M†
Teresa Walker, Cargill†
Maureen Leber, Takeda Pharm.†
Harvey Karlovac, Ixia
|10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Coffee & networking break|
|10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||To Outsource or Not to Outsource
||Julie L. Hoeniges, Caterpillar, Moderator†
Lisa Bowling, GE†
Anu Gavini, STTAS†
Alma Arabelovic, Bosch†
Karen Lobdell, IntegrationPoint†
|12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Networking Lunch||Bryan Tackett, Government Relations Director, DrinkerBiddle|
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Going Global – Managing Customs Compliance for the World
||Sydney Mintzer, Mayer Brown, Moderator†
Kevin Sullivan, Coca-Cola†
Susie Hoeger, Abbott†
Michelle Welsh, Google†
Carolyn Burkhead, Boeing†
|3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||CBP Update
||Doug Heffner, Drinker Biddle, Moderator
TBD Speaker from CBP
|3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Coffee & networking break|
|3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Practitioners & Specialists – what’s keeping them (and you) up at night?!
||Richard Mojica, Miller & Chevalier Moderator†
Melissa Miller Proctor, Polsinelli†
Michelle McGuire, Deloitte†
Jeremy Page, Page Fura†
Joel Rogers, Home Depot†
|4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.||AAEI Signature Roundtable Discussions
Speakers from the day will be available at various tables in the room. Participants will have small group or one-on-one discussions with the speakers and other participants on the topics from the day and other areas of interest. Bring your questions!