Society for International Affairs

Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 4:30 PM (EST)
    • WebEx dial-in information: Is provided on your confirmation email.
    Register

    2021 VIRTUAL WINTER BACK to BASICS CONFERENCE

    Join SIA for the Virtual Winter Back to Basics Conference. This event is now available virtually as a 5 day package.

    This event is now available virtually as a 5 day package. These sessions will provide attendees with the important first step to exporting articles on the United States Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CCL) and the associated defense services and technology. This webinar is deal for newcomers (less than 5 years of experience) to exporting under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Attendees will become familiar with the various types of licenses, agreements, exemptions and exceptions and the requirements and conditions associated with each.

    Come join us!

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION


    "Click here for the Agenda - TBD"

    "Our Business Manager will send out an email blast once the Agenda is posted"


    Click here to Register


    Attendees are responsible for making their own event registration.  Registration must be guaranteed with a major credit card or check.

    Please contact our Business Manager if you will be paying by check. He may be reached at scottgarrison@siaed.org or 703-946-5683.


    WEBEX WEBINAR INFORMATION

    Will be provided in the registration confirmation email. 


    CUT-OFF DATE

    Cutoff date for reservations must be completed on or before, 5:00 PM EDT, Friday, February 12, 2021.


    RECORDINGS

    By participating you agree not to audio record or video record any part of the webinar under any circumstances unless you gain express written permission from SIA.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Notice of cancellation must be by email or phone. Please contact our Business Manager, Scott Garrison, scottgarrison@siaed.org or 703-946-5683.

    • Notice of cancellation: 2 business days prior to the course = 100% refund
    • Notice of cancellation: 0-1 business days prior to the course = No refund

    Refund requests as a result of technical issues:

    • It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.
    • If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar,refunds will not be made. Please log into the event 30 minutes prior to the start time.


    ONLINE PAYMENT "ERROR"

    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 SIA@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 exchanges 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.


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    • 31 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 01 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • WebEx dial-in information: Provided by the SIA Business Manager
    Register

    SIA Imports 101 Webinar

    (Two half-day Sessions)


    Get the information you need to stay compliant with U.S. Import Regulations. Attend this engaging webinar and join your peers in the trade compliance profession and learn about compliance issues that matter to you from Customs experts who are passionate about the topic. Customs holds the Importer of Record ultimately liable for the accuracy of cross-border transactions. This makes it imperative that you maintain a high level of sophistication, demonstrate due diligence, and ensure you understand your responsibilities. Be prepared to hear about Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and their role in Imports, the role of your Customs Broker and how they differ from your freight forwarder.


    Sincerely,

    SIA Board of Directors



    Virtual Brochure

    (The Planning and Education team is working to provide a great agenda)

    (We will send an email blast once the Brochure is posted)


    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    Attendees are responsible for making their own event registration.

    Registration must be guaranteed with a major credit card or check prior to the start of the Webinar.

    Please contact our Business Manager if you will be paying by check at scottgarrison@siaed.org or 703-946-5683.

    Your account will be updated accordingly so your registration is not cancelled.


    REGISTRATION SUBSTITUTION

    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.  Please contact our Business Manager, Scott Garrison, scottgarrison@siaed.org or 703-946-5683 with questions.


    WEBEX WEBINAR INFORMATION

    Will be provided in the registration confirmation email. 


    CUT-OFF DATE

    Cutoff date for registration - must be completed on or before, 5:00 PM EDT, Tuesday, March 30, 2021.


    RECORDINGS

    By participating you agree not to audio record or video record any part of the webinar under any circumstances unless you gain express written permission from SIA.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Notice of cancellation must be by email or phone. Please contact our Business Manager, Scott Garrison, scottgarrison@siaed.org or 703-946-5683.

    • Notice of cancellation: 2 business days prior to the course = 100% refund
    • Notice of cancellation: 0-1 business days prior to the course = No refund


    REFUND REQUESTS AS A RESULT OF TECHNICAL ISSUES:
    • It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar.
    • If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, refunds will not be made. Please log into the event 60 minutes prior to the start time.


    ONLINE PAYMENT "ERROR"

    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 SIA@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 exchanges 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.


    SIA PROGRAMS - QUALIFICATION FOR CLE/CPE CREDITS

    SIA Conferences and Seminars may qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits, depending upon the specific jurisdictional requirements. Please check your local jurisdiction.


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

    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:

    SIA
    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.


    • 11 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Lake Presidential | 3151 Presidential Golf Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
    Register

    2020 Fall Golf Outing

    In the interest of safety and concern for our members, we have decided to reschedule the Spring Golf Outing to the Fall Golf Outing on Friday, Jun 11, 2021 at Lake Presidential.

    GOLF COURSE:

    Lake Presidential

    3151 Presidential Golf Drive

    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774


    BOOKING INFORMATION

    (TBD)


    NOTE: All Members and Non-Members are required and responsible for making their own individual golf reservations. 

    Please annotate in the comments box of your registration if you have already coordinated a specific foursome and please provide the name of foursome in the registration comment box.  THANKS!


    Contact our Business Manager if you have any questions: ScottGarrison@siaed.org or 703-946-5683.

    Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.


    If paying by check, please mail your payment to:

    Society for International Affairs
    Attn:  SIA 2020 Spring Golf Outing
    P.O. Box 9466
    Arlington, VA  22209

    *Please inform the SIA Business Manager, ScottGarrison@siaed.org, if paying by check so your account may be updated.


    CUT-OFF DATE

    Cutoff date for reservations by attendees must be received on or before Friday, TBD, 2020.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, TBD, 2020 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after Friday,

    TBD, 2020.


    ONLINE PAYMENT "ERROR"

    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


    FORMAT OF PLAY

    - Modified Shotgun Start, 8:30 AM

    - 4 person scramble (3 somes can rotate taking the 4th shot)

    - Number of teams to score will be the top three teems (and the bottom team)

    - Following holes will be the "contest holes":

         Closest to the Pin - Men's - #12

         Closest to the Pin - Women - #4

         Longest Drive - Men - #6

         Longest Drive - Women - #13


    NOTE - Please annotate in the comments box of your registration if you have already coordinated a specific foursome and provide name of foursome.


    PRE-PLAY

    Continental breakfast - 7:00 AM

    Assorted muffins, bagels, cream cheese and fresh fruit.Coffee, Tea, juices and water will also be available.


    Modified Shotgun Start, 8:30 AM


    POST-PLAY

    Lunch will be served at the end of play.

    Buffet style - BBQ pulled pork,

     

    DRESS CODE  

    Acceptable attire is collared shirts, long pants, walking shorts and golf skirts (for women).  Unacceptable  attire is denim, cutoffs, t-shirts, tank tops and athletic shorts. "Dress code will be strictly enforced."

    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 14 Jul 2021
    • 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
    Register

    2021 SUMMER BACK TO BASICS CONFERENCE

    HOTEL:

    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
    201 Waterfront St,

    National Harbor, MD 20745

    BOOKING INFORMATION

    (More Details Coming Soon)


    Attendees are responsible for making their own event registration and hotel reservations.  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and first night room deposit may be required. No show and/or cancellation within 72 hours of arrival will be charged for the first night room and tax.


    CUT-OFF DATE

    Cutoff date for reservations by attendees must be received on or before Monday, Jul 14, 2021.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, June 14, 2021 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after Friday,

    June 14, 2021.


    ONLINE PAYMENT "ERROR"

    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 SIA@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 exchang 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.

    • 25 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 AM (EDT)
    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
    Register

    2021 FALL ADVANCED CONFERENCE

    HOTEL:

    Crystal Gateway Marriott

    1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy

    Arlington, VA 22202


    BOOKING INFORMATION

    (TBD)

    Attendees are responsible for making their own event registration and hotel reservations.  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and first night room deposit may be required. No show and/or cancellation within 72 hours of arrival will be charged for the first night room and tax.


    IS YOUR SIA ACCOUNT UPDATED

    Please verify the data in your account is up to date. The information you have in your account will be used to create your badge for the Event.


    CUT-OFF DATE

    Cutoff date for reservations by attendees must be received on or before Friday, October 1, 2021.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, October 1, 2021 to be eligible for a refund. There is a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after Friday,

    October 1, 2021.


    ONLINE PAYMENT "ERROR"

    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 SIA@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 exchang 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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