Please join MITA for this interactive and topical discussion strategies for international trade compliance in 2019.
Who should attend:
This program is designed for established importers and exporters, companies who are considering exporting or importing, and those who wish to learn more about trade compliance.  
LUNCH PROGRAM  – Trade Compliance in 2019: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in a Time of Disruption (11:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
The lunch program features our keynote speker Alec Streeter, Director of Global Trade Compliance at Oshkosh Corporation, who will provide an update on tariffs and briefly discuss strategies for navigating them as they continue to evolve.
Following lunch, you will have an opportunity to attend four to five Ask the Expert Roundtables featuring the experts listed below who will provide their views and answer your questions on a variety trade compliance issues, including the challenges of mitigating the impact of tariffs and countermeasures, enforcing export controls, trade compliance policies, import and export compliance, global export regimes, and much more. 
The Ask the Experts Roundtables feature the following topics and experts:
Navigating the Tariffs - Alec Streeter, Director of Global Trade Compliance, Oshkosh CorporationThe Basics of Trade Compliance Internal Audits, Ruth Girmscheid, International Customs Services, Inc.Global Export Control Regimes and Your Business - Jay Nash, Nash Global TradeThe Customs Broker/Freight Forwarders’ View - Sandi Siegel, M.E. DeyExport Documentation and Payment Methods - Ric Frantz, LR InternationalTrade Compliance Violations: To Disclose or Not to Disclose? - Wendy Arends and Eric Wilson, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Registration and Networking 
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – Lunch, Introductions, and Update on Tariffs by Alec Streeter
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM – Ask the Experts Roundtable Sessions
AFTERNOON PROGRAM  - Trade Compliance 2.0  (2:00 PM - 4:15PM)
The afternoon program is designed to provide compliance managers, employees involved in trade compliance (such as supply chain management, logistics/transportation, and sales), as well as anyone who wants to know more about trade compliance a deeper dive into the topics below, including implementation and best practices.
Attendees select two 45-minutes sessions which will consist of workshop-like discussion.  The expert will lead the group through specific, real-world scenarios and attendees will participate in an interactive discussion to gain additional knowledge through practical problem solving, peer collaboration, and expert advice. 
A View from the Inside: Opportunities and Challenges of an In-House Trade Compliance Manager - Alec Streeter, Director of Global Trade Compliance, Oshkosh CorporationExport Compliance in a Time of Disruption - Jay Nash, Nash Global TradeInternal Compliance Audits 2.0: Conducting, Preparing for, and What You Need to Know - Ruth Girmscheid, International Customs Services, Inc.Importing: From the Basics to Beyond - A Panel of Expersts from M.E. Dey
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM  Workshop session – Round 1
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break (refreshments will be available)
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop session – Round 2
4:30 PM - 6 PM Networking Happy Hour - FREE for all participants and MITA Members (no registration required)
Cost:  Lunch only:  Early Bird rate applies until February 5, 2019 - $35 MITA Members; $50 for Non-MITA Members; Regular rate - $45 for MITA Members; $60 for Non-MITA Members (thereafter).
Lunch and Afternoon Workshop: $99 for MITA Members; $119 for Non-MITA Members.
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Happy Hour - FREE for all participants and MITA Members (no registration required).
This event is Co-sponsored by Godfrey & Kahn S.C., ME Dey & Co. and ABS Global.


  • Occurred Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 4:15 pm