Society for International Affairs

Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

Upcoming events

    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Buffalo Marriott at LECOM HARBORCENTER | 95 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14203
    • 69

    "This event has been cancelled"

    SIA Customs Seminar

    Imports 101


    As the Society for International Affairs, (SIA), observes the impact that the COVID-19 has across the nation, our focus is to ensure the safety of our members and attendees participating in our Events. New York has initiated a State of Emergency due to the spread of COVID-19.

    Thus, SIA has decided to cancel the April 21st event in Buffalo, New York.  Our Business Manager will begin to provide refunds, or you may request to have the funds transferred to an upcoming Event. Please reach out to ScottGarrison@ssiaed.org with your preference.

    Continue to review our website for Events such as the Spring Advanced Conference in New Orleans, May 11-12, 2020.

    Thank you for your continued support as we continue our efforts to be prepared for the events ahead.

    Please protect yourself and your communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019.  Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities


    Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate these challenging times.

    Sincerely,

    SIA Board of Directors



    Click here for the Conference Agenda  (Updated: Feb 18, 2020)


    HOTEL:

    A block of rooms has been reserved at $106/ + city & state tax ~13.75%, night until Monday, March 23, 2020 or until sold out, whichever occurs first. You can book your room ONLINE or by calling 1-702-836-5900 and book under the SIA Room-block.

    Attendees are responsible for their own Hotel reservations which may be made no later than the cut-off date Monday, March 23, 2020.

    Attendees are responsible for their own SIA Event registration which may be made no later than the cut-off date Friday, April 14, 2020.

    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.

    Parking: Valet $18.00 overnight rate.

    Attendees not staying overnight will be charged the HARBOR CENTER parking ramp rate of the day.


    Buffalo Marriott at LECOM HARBORCENTER

    95 Main St.

    Buffalo, NY 14203

    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Tuesday, April 7, 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 Tuesday, April 7, 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 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 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.

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    • 11 May 2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • 12 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130


    "This event has been cancelled"

    2020 Spring International Trade Export
    Licensing & Compliance Conference


    2020 Spring Advanced Conference

    Message sent Mar 19, 2020

    As the COVID-19 virus continues to be dynamic we are making proactive decisions to ensure the safety of our attendees and volunteers to help stop the spread of the virus.

    SIA has decided to cancel the May 11-12, 2020 event in New Orleans, LA.

    Our Business Manager will begin to provide refunds, or you may request to have the funds transferred to an upcoming Event for those of you that have already registered. Please reach out to ScottGarrison@siaed.org with your preference.

    Continue to review our website for upcoming Events such as the 2020 Summer Back to Basics in July,  2020 Fall Advanced Conference in October as well as 2021 Summer Back to Basics Conference and 2021 Fall Advanced Conference.

    Please protect yourself, your families and your communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019.  Preventing COVID-19 Spread - Protect Your Home

    Thank you for your continued support to SIA.

     

    Sincerely,  

    SIA Board of Directors

    Agenda topics will address a variety of advanced issues of concern to international trade professionals, including Defense Export Control and Compliance System (DECCS), exemption usage, compliance program improvements and much more. 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 17, 2020 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 24, 2020 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.


    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Lake Presidential | 3151 Presidential Golf Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
    Register

    2020 SUMMER BACK TO BASICS CONFERENCE


    GOLF COURSE:

    Lake Presidential

    3151 Presidential Golf Drive

    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774


    BOOKING INFORMATION

    (Coming Soon!)


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

    Please include the name of your foursome in the comments box.

    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, June 5, 2020.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, Jun 5, 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,

    Jun 5, 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."

    • 27 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • 29 Jul 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
    Register

    2020 SUMMER BACK TO BASICS CONFERENCE

    HOTEL:

    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
    201 Waterfront St,

    National Harbor, MD 20745

    BOOKING INFORMATION

    (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, July 6, 2020.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, July 6, 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,

    July 6, 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 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.

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
    Register

    2020 FALL ADVANCED CONFERENCE

    HOTEL:

    Crystal Gateway Marriott

    1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy

    Arlington, VA 22202


    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 Friday, October 2, 2020.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, October 2, 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,

    October 2, 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 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.

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 AM
    • 28 Jul 2021
    • 4:30 PM
    • 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, July 6, 2020.


    CANCELLATIONS

    Cancellations must be received by Friday, June 21, 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 21, 2022.


    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
    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • 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

    (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 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.

  • Past events

    24 Feb 2020 2020 Winter Back to Basics "RECEPTION ONLY"
    24 Feb 2020 2020 Winter Back to Basics Conference
    22 Jan 2020 SIA January Business Luncheon (Luncheon Speaker - Ms. Heidi H. Grant, Director, DTSA)
    06 Dec 2019 SIA Holiday Party - Must Log in to Register
    08 Jul 2019 2019 Summer Back to Basics Conference
    07 Jun 2019 2019 Spring Golf Outing
    06 May 2019 2019 Spring Conference
    04 Mar 2019 2019 Winter Back to Basics Conference
    13 Feb 2019 2019 Volunteer of the Year and Speaker of the Year Luncheon
    07 Dec 2018 2018 Holiday Party
    22 Oct 2018 2018 FALL CONFERENCE RECEPTION ONLY
    22 Oct 2018 2018 Fall Advanced Conference
    28 Sep 2018 2018 Fall Golf Outing
    16 Jul 2018 2018 Summer Basics RECEPTION ONLY
    16 Jul 2018 2018 Summer Basics Conference
    08 Jun 2018 2018 Spring Golf Outing
    07 May 2018 2018 Spring Conference RECEPTION ONLY
    07 May 2018 2018 Spring Conference
    10 Apr 2018 2018 Exemptions Workshop
    05 Mar 2018 2018 Winter Back to Basics Conference
    23 Jan 2018 2018 Volunteer and Speaker of the Year Business Luncheon
    08 Dec 2017 2017 Holiday Party
    23 Oct 2017 SIA 50th Anniversary Celebration
    23 Oct 2017 2017 FALL ADVANCED CONFERENCE
    27 Sep 2017 IT CAPABILITIES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE TRADE COMPLIANCE COMMUNITY
    26 Sep 2017 2017 Fall Golf Outing
    10 Jul 2017 2017 Summer Back to Basics Conference
    09 Jun 2017 2017 Spring Golf Outing
    01 May 2017 2017 Spring Conference RECEPTION ONLY
    01 May 2017 2017 Spring Conference
    13 Mar 2017 2017 Winter Back to Basics Conference
    17 Jan 2017 2017 Volunteer and Speaker of the Year Business Luncheon
    02 Dec 2016 2016 Holiday Party
    24 Oct 2016 Fall Conference RECEPTION ONLY
    24 Oct 2016 2016 Fall Advanced Conference
    09 Sep 2016 2016 Fall Golf Outing
    18 Jul 2016 2016 Summer Back to Basics Conference
    10 Jun 2016 2016 Spring Golf Outing
    25 Apr 2016 2016 SPRING CONF RECEPTION ONLY
    25 Apr 2016 2016 Spring Conference
    07 Mar 2016 2016 Winter Back to Basics Conference
    20 Jan 2016 2016 Volunteer and Speaker of the Year Luncheon
    04 Dec 2015 Holiday Party
    26 Oct 2015 2015 Fall Conf RECEPTION ONLY
    26 Oct 2015 2015 Fall Advanced Conference
    11 Sep 2015 Fall Golf Outing
    02 Sep 2015 ATF Workshop
    13 Jul 2015 2015 Summer Back to Basics Conference
    29 May 2015 Spring Golf Outing
    04 May 2015 Spring Conference Reception
    04 May 2015 2015 Spring Conference
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