Society for International Affairs

Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Webex
    Register

    Co-sponsored by F.A.I.R. Trade Group and Society for International Affairs

    Firearms and Ammunition: Addressing the
    Import and Export Challenges through Compliance


    Firearms and Ammunition: Addressing the Import and Export Challenges through Compliance

    Join the F.A.I.R. Trade Group and SIA for four half-days dedicated to guiding businesses through the many challenges of importing and exporting firearms and ammunition. After years of maintaining a status quo, the industry is now facing extensive change, from what is a controlled firearm under ATF regulations to a complete overhaul of the rules governing firearms and ammunition exports. Register for this event to hear from distinguished officials from ATF, the Departments of State, Commerce, and Defense, and the Department of Justice. Keep up to date on ATF controls over permanent imports of defense articles, export controls …. The convenient virtual format with content delivered from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT over four days allows attendees to manage ongoing business demands each day, while staying current with the rules and policies governing firearms and ammunition imports and exports. Sign up today!

    CLICK HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE AGENDA

    (updated 4/27/2021)

    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION & FEES:

    SIA/FAIR Member: $500 | Non-Member: $ $700 | Government: $300

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

    CUT-OFF DATE: Cutoff date for reservations must be completed on or before, 5:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

    Please make checks payable to: Society for International Affairs or “SIA”

    Please inform the SIA Business Manager at sia@siaed.org if you are paying by check.

    Mail checks to:

    Society for International Affairs
    Attn: 2021 Firearms Conference 
    P.O. Box 9466 
    Arlington, VA 22219


    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellations may be transferred to a current event or a refund will be issued minus the $35.00 cancellation fee.

    Notice of cancellation must be by email or phone. Please contact the SIA Business Manager, Donna Dietz, sia@siaed.org or 703-946-5683.

    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 event.

    If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live event, refunds will not be made. Please log into the event 30 minutes prior to the start time.


    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 at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

    CLICK HERE TO TEST WEBEX


    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. 


    Conference Committee:

    • SIA President: Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies 
    • SIA Board Liaison: Candace Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC
    • FAIR President: Charles Fowler 
    • FAIR Board Liaison: Michael Faucette, Executive Director for FAIR
    • Audio/Visual/Publications Chair: Tracy Gronewold, Deputy Executive Director for FAIR 
    • Special Advisor: Johanna Reeves, Reeves & Dola, LLP
    SIA Business Office | sia@siaed.org

    THE SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    Background & Purpose

    The Society for International Affairs, Inc. (SIA) is a volunteer, nonprofit, educational organization that was jointly formed in 1967 by US Government and Industry. SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information related to export and import licensing. SIA interests cover the entire spectrum of licensing pertaining to the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State, Treasury, and Homeland Security.

    Activities

    Business luncheon meetings are held regularly and feature guest speakers who address regulatory and policy issues affecting exporting and importing. Conferences and seminars are presented on a regular basis to educate and instruct the export community on all aspects of defense and commercial exports and technology transfers.

    THE F.A.I.R. Trade Group

    Background & Purpose

    The Firearms and Ammunition Import/Export Roundtable (F.A.I.R.) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the interests of the firearms and ammunition import/export community. Our mission is to keep the American firearms and ammunition markets open to the global community of suppliers to ensure consumers the broadest market choices. While maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, F.A.I.R. works with regulatory agencies in a constructive manner to improve regulations governing firearm/ammunition imports and exports. We operate entirely on the funds derived from contributions and our dues paying membership.

    Code of Conduct

    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 and must abide by the Code of Conduct.

    Membership

    Information about SIA membership is available at www.siaed.org. Information about F.A.I.R. membership is available at www.fairtradegroup.org.



    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 16 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Webex
    Register

    This five session conference 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.

    Each session will run from 1:00 PM EST to 5:00 PM EST each day - Registration is for the full FIVE days of the conference.  The sessions will not be recorded.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE AGENDA


    REGISTRATION INFORMATION

    Attendees are responsible for making their own event registrationRegistration must be guaranteed with a major credit card or check prior to the start of the Webinar. If paying by check, please contact the SIA Business Office at sia@siaed.org and your account will be updated accordingly so your registration is not cancelled. After registration is complete you will receive a confirmation email.  The Webex information and how to connect to the conference will be sent to you 72-48 hours prior to the event start and again each morning of the event.

    CUT-OFF DATE Registration will close on Friday, July 9, 2021.
    SUBSTITUTIONS Attendee 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.
    CANCELLATIONS Notice of cancellation must be in writing prior to the start of the event - please send all cancellation requests to sia@siaed.org.

    Refunds will be issued back to the method of payment minus a $35.00 cancellation fee.

    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 and refunds will not be issued after an event has started. (Turn off your VPN if possible.) 


    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 at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

    CLICK HERE TO TEST WEBEX

    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 Office for assistance at sia@siaed.org.

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


    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.


    Thank you for supporting SIA!

    • 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. 


    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 Office 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

11 Jun 2021 2021 Spring Golf Outing
17 May 2021 2021 Spring Virtual Advanced Conference
31 Mar 2021 2021 CUSTOMS AND IMPORT 101 VIRTUAL WEBINAR (Two half-day Sessions)
22 Feb 2021 2021 Winter Virtual Back to Basics Conference
26 Oct 2020 2020 Fall Virtual Advanced Conference
27 Jul 2020 2020 Summer Virtual Back to Basics Conference
11 May 2020 2020 Spring Advanced Conference "CANCELLED" Due to COVID
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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