The Puerto Rico FTZ Seminar 2015 will be held on May 2oth, 2015, in the Sheraton Hotel & Casino. This an event that has been celebrated with great success locally since 2009. It is the only event of its kind, dedicated exclusively to the topic of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ), which is held on the Island.
The main objective of the Puerto Rico FTZ Seminar 2015 to be held on May 20th is to provide a unique opportunity for continuous education on the subject of FTZ through presentations on various topics by prominent speakers with extensive experience in their respective fields.
Presenters include a combination of Economists, Zone Operators, Consultants and Grantees, among others. This year presenter are:
- Ms. Elizabeth Connell, VP Product Management ot Integration Point
- Mr. Francis Chévere, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Trade Company
- Mr. Juan Gallardo, Supply Chain Security Specialist Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism of Dept. of Homeland Security
- Ms. Isabel Romero- Grantee Panel Discussion- Grantee & Administrator Zone #7 of PR Industrial Development Company
This event is ideal for professionals in any industry, whether current or prospective operators, inter-ested in expanding or strengthening their knowledge of the concepts of FTZ programs. Topics of interest range from the broader aspects of economic activity and the benefits of the FTZ to more detailed operational aspects, regulatory and compliance, among others.
This is the first event to be held locally that has the endorsement of the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ). Participants may submit it to the NAFTZ to apply for credit towards their certification as Accredited Zone Specialist (AZS). For more information, visit www.naftz.org. In addition to the wealth of information related to FTZ, participants will enjoy an exceptional opportunity of networking, where they will share with colleagues from different industries that have a variety of experience and knowledge with the local operations of FTZ.