[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 77141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30279]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2014 East Coast Trade 
Symposium: ``Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through Global 
Partnership and Innovation''

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice of Trade Symposium.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that CBP will convene only one 
Symposium in 2014, the East Coast Trade Symposium, which will be held 
in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7, 2014. The 
East Coast Trade Symposium 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. This marks our thirteenth year convening the Trade Symposium. 
Members of the international trade and transportation communities and 
other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

DATES: Thursday, March 6, 2014, (opening remarks and general sessions, 
8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.). Friday, March 7, 2014, (opening remarks, breakout 
sessions, and closing remarks, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.).

ADDRESSES: The CBP 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium will be held at the 
Washington Hilton Hotel, at 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20009, in the Columbia 5-12 room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of Trade Relations at (202) 
344-1440, or at tradeevents@dhs.gov. To obtain the latest information 
on the Symposium and to register online, visit the CBP Web site at 
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_outreach/2014_trade_symp/. 
Requests for special needs should be sent to the Office of Trade 
Relations at tradeevents@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP will be holding one Trade Symposium in 
2014 and it will be held on the East Coast in Washington, DC. Due to 
budgetary constraints as a result of sequestration, CBP will not be 
holding a West Coast Trade Symposium in 2014. This document announces 
that CBP will convene the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium on Thursday, 
March 6 and Friday, March 7, 2014. The theme for the 2014 East Coast 
Trade Symposium will be ``Increasing Economic Competitiveness Through 
Global Partnership and Innovation.'' The format of the East Coast Trade 
Symposium will be held with general sessions and breakout sessions. 
Discussions will be held regarding CBP's role in international trade 
initiatives and partnerships.
    The agenda for the 2014 East Coast Trade Symposium and the keynote 
speakers will be announced at a later date on the CBP Web site (http://www.cbp.gov). Registration is now open. The registration fee is $128.00 
per person. Interested parties are requested to register early, as 
space is limited. All registrations must be made online at the CBP Web 
site (http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/trade/trade_outreach/2014_trade_symp/) and will be confirmed with payment by credit card only.
    Due to the overwhelming interest to attend past symposiums, each 
company is requested to limit its company's registrations to no more 
than three participants, in order to afford equal representation from 
all members of the international trade community. If a company exceeds 
the limitation, any additional names submitted for registration will 
automatically be placed on a waiting list.
    Hotel accommodations will be announced at a later date on the CBP 
Web site (http://www.cbp.gov).

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Maria Luisa Boyce,
Senior Advisor for Private Sector Engagement, Executive Director, 
Office of Trade Relations, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2013-30279 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]
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