August 8, 2011

FTZ Board Grantee Update - change in location for 9/15 New Orleans Grantee Outreach event

For the grantee outreach event I'll be hosting in New Orleans on September 15, 2011, the event location has changed. The new location - which is only one block from the hotel hosting a FTZ-related industry conference that concludes the previous day - is:

Suite 316
U.S. Customs House
423 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Note: Due to security procedures at the Customs House, attendees will have to sign in at the security desk and present a photo ID. Additional security measures may also apply.

As a reminder, RSVPs are required for the outreach event. To register, please ftz@trade.gov or call Marsha Foust at (202) 482-2862 no later than September 12, 2011. And, as always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.

Details from the original announcement of the outreach event are as follows:

As many of you know, my office has held a series of regional grantee outreach sessions in recent years to provide training and to discuss in a small-group setting any topics of interest to grantees. We have now been able to schedule a grantee outreach event for September 15, 2011, in New Orleans. The event is scheduled for the day after the conclusion of a FTZ-related industry conference in that city, with our outreach event located within walking distance of the conference hotel.

There is no charge for our grantee outreach event, which will focus on a morning session from 9:00 to 12:00 to cover any topics of interest to grantees. As needed, we will be able to continue the discussion with interested grantees in the early afternoon (after a lunch break).

Andrew McGilvray
Executive Secretary and Staff Director
U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board
(202) 482-2862
www.trade.gov/ftz