2021 Spring Advanced Conference

  • 17 May 2021
  • 7:00 AM
  • 18 May 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130



2021 Spring Advanced Conference

Please join our two-day out-of-town advanced level forum (NB: subject to change, pending COVID-19 related circumstances), focusing on the processes and procedures relating to export controls and compliance, plus topical and timely policy and regulatory issues for the experienced exporter.  Agenda topics will address a variety of advanced issues of concern to the international trade community in a more intimate setting with attendees from industry, government and other international trade specialists.  This conference will include speaker roundtables allowing attendees to meet the speakers and ask questions directly to the experts.

Click here for the Conference Agenda  (Coming soon!)

Who should attend?

Experienced trade professionals who can affect internal processes and procedures for greatest impact and success in international business.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at $189 plus tax, plus applicable state and local taxes, plus 1.75% convention and a $3 occupancy fee per room/per night, until April 16, 2021 or until sold out, whichever occurs first. You can book your room TBD or by calling TBD for reservations and ask to book under the SIA Roomblock.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received by April 23, 2021 to be eligible for a refund.

You may request to have the funds transferred to an upcoming Event instead of a refund. Please reach out to ScottGarrison@siaed.org if you would like a transfer.

There is a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after April 24, 2020.

Please make checks payable to "Society for International Affairs" or "SIA"and mail to:

Attn: 2020 Spring Conference 
PO Box 9466
Arlington, VA 22209

Please inform our Business Manager, scottgarrison@siaed.org, if you are paying by check please.

Online Payments

Some users are receiving an error "NOT AUTHORIZED" when entering their credit card number. This is caused by the VPN your organization is using for online protection. Please use a non-VPN device such as at Home or Library, etc., or contact the SIA Business Manager for assistance at ScottGarrison@siaed.org

SIA Member & Attendee Code of Conduct

Membership in SIA and attendance at SIA functions is subject to the observance of SIA’s Code of Conduct.  Any member or attendee who violates this Code is subject to expulsion from membership and may be excluded from future SIA events.   The meetings and functions of SIA are designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information.  Information from these sessions is not for attribution or publication. Recording devices may not be used. SIA members and attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal conduct at all SIA functions.  Members and/or attendees shall not solicit business or otherwise seek any private or personal financial gain in attending or participating in any SIA meeting or function; including the distribution of material not approved in advance by the SIA Board.  Membership/event attendee lists shall not be used or sold for any commercial or promotional purpose.

Registration Substitutions 

You must notify SIA’s Business Manager by email at least 48 hrs in advance of the conference if you wish to send a substitute participant. Registered attendees may not "share" a single registration between multiple company personnel without prior coordination (at least 48 hours) and authorization from SIA’s Business Manager.

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