WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection opened registration for the annual East Cost Trade Symposium today. The symposium is scheduled for Oct. 29-30, 2012 at the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The theme this year is Expanding 21st Century Global Partnerships. It will feature panel discussions involving agency personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies on the agency's role in international trade initiatives and programs. Panels will cover a variety of topics such as global supply chain security, Beyond the Border initiatives, Centers for Excellence and Expertise, the role of the broker, ACE and trusted trader programs.
Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. To register visit Registration Information.
As an alternative to on-site attendance, access to live webcasting of the event will be available. This includes two days of broadcast and archived access to recorded sessions for a period of time after the event. To register for the webinar visit: Registration Information.
To obtain the latest information on symposium events, visit the CBP website.
Members of the press interested in covering the trade symposium should contact the CBP Office of Public Affairs.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.