- Port of New Orleans
2019 International Trade Symposium
We hope you will join us for the 2019 International Trade Symposium hosted by IFFCBANO. We are happy to announce that we will once again host this 2 day symposium at the beautiful, newly renovated Grand Hotel Resort & Spa Autograph Collection for our 41st year!
Those of you who have joined us at the Grand Hotel for many years will be charmed by the updated main building that was undergoing a transformation during our last symposium. We are also excited about the new schedule implemented this year. We hope that this format allows us to focus on business while also promoting networking and building relationships with our partners.
Our program committee is working tirelessly to put together another fantastic program focusing on the interconnected supply chain that guides international cargo on its journey by “Connecting the Dots to Global Trade”. The goal of the International Trade Symposium is to provide quality industry education along with networking in a relaxed environment. We recognize that the success of our symposium relies on the support from our registrants and sponsors. On behalf of the symposium committee, officers, and directors, we sincerely appreciate your participation and support.
This year we will be presenting the Honorary Life Membership and installing our new board of directors during our award banquet Friday evening that will be followed with music provided by The Witness Band. Come and celebrate with us on the dance floor!
We hope you find the symposium enjoyable and beneficial to your organization and look forward to connecting with you.
Welcome to this year’s International Trade Symposium and thank you for attending. Always a great time to be back at the beautiful Marriott Grand Hotel. We are excited to have everyone with us as we explore this year’s theme Connecting the Dots to Global Trade. We hope everyone enjoys the exciting events of this year’s Symposium that our committee has put together for you.
Thank you again for attending and we hope you find the symposium to be an enjoyable time and we look forward to spending time with everyone over the next couple of days.
Symposium Committee Chair
*Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancel by May 1, 2019 for a full refund.
10 CES/CCS Continuing Education hours approved by the NCBFAA.
The International Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers Association of New Orleans brings together top executives and decision-makers to their Annual International Trade Symposium. The symposium is packed with educational and networking events and will provide you with the latest information on transportation trends.
Grand Hotel –
Group rates expire 4/17/19
Lodging Group Rate extended to 4/25/2019
$219 Resort View (Group code IFOIFOA)
$269 Bayside View (Group code IFOIFOB)
The Grand’s Early Departure Fee: Hotel will charge one-night room & tax when an attendee checks out of the hotel prior to the scheduled departure date, without having notified the hotel by 12:00 midnight the day after check-in of the change in scheduled departure.
Offsite Lodging in Fairhope (just a few minutes from the Grand)
Hampton Inn, Fairhope, AL
844-230-6568 Call for Rates
Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer
Port of New Orleans
The Honorary Life Member award is presented bi-annually to a person who has distinguished themselves by outstanding contributions, vision, leadership, and dedication as demonstrated during their career in the promotion of international trade in the Gulf Coast region. Join us for the celebration!
Friday, May 17
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception – Ballroom North Foyer (Conference Center)
7:00 p.m. Award Banquet – Ballroom North (Conference Center)
Remarks by Brandy Christian, President Port of New Orleans