The program agenda for last year’s annual conference, the 96th Annual AAEI Conference & Expo in Austin, TX, was developed under the conference theme, NexGen: Building Frictionless Trade for the 21st Century.

To see descriptions of the panels listed on last year’s agenda, please click here.

Please check back soon for updates on this year’s program agenda. To see this year’s panel topics, please click here.

Day and Time
Session/Event Type
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm ALL Pisani Recruiting Sponsored Welcome Reception
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm ALL Opening Ceremony/Welcome Reception
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm Free for Attendees in Salons F & G After Party- Pub-Style Trivia Night
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
7:30 am – 8:30 am BREAKFAST
8:30 am – 8:45 am ALL Welcoming Remarks/Presentation by Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. Lee Sandler, STR
8:45 am – 9:10 am ALL Opening Keynote: Beyond Trade Compliance Jim Preuninger, Amber Road
9:15 am- 10:30 am GENERAL Reinvigorating the Case for Trade Eric Johnson, American Shipper Rick Watson, Vice President of Product Management, Global Ecommerce Division, Pitney Bowes; Theresa Walker, Global Customs Director, Cargill Inc.
10:30 am- 11:00 am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am – 12:00 pm BREAKOUT The Agony and Ecstasy of Disclosures (Import/Export) Robert J. Leo, Meeks, Sheppard, Leo & Pillsbury Jacqueline Lesowitz, PerkinElmer; Rosanna Wells, OFAC; Matt McGrath, Barnes Richardson
11:00 am – 12:00 am BREAKOUT Democratization of Global Trade – How Cross Border eCommerce Can Benefit from the TFA Luisella Basso, Pitney Bowes Eugene Laney, DHL; Ned Steiner, e-Commerce Coalition
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ALL – LUNCH Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT Divergence of Global Export Control Regimes Julie Parks, Raytheon Richard Duncan, Chemical Biological Controls Division, BIS; Mikah Wisner, Sr. Manager Global Trade Compliance and Supply Chain Risk, Harman
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT Single Window 2.0 Susie Hoeger, Abbott Laboratories Amy Magnus, A.N. Deringer; Valarie Neuhart, CBP
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BREAKOUT Enforcement in the Trump Era Michael Roll, Pisani & Roll Cheryl Johnson, Branch Chief, Audit Policy, CBP; Jeremy Page, Page Fura; Michael Bermudez, Manager, Trade Compliance and Empowered Official, Corporate/Legal, Parsons
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BREAKOUT “Making Drawback Great Again!” Michael Cerny, Cerny & Associates David Corn, CJ Holt; Marc Hebert, Jones Walker; Bobby Waid, Charter Brokerage
4:10  pm – 5:10 pm GENERAL Sanctions Compliance for the Rest of Us: What You Should Be Doing Regardless of Your Industry Michael Burton, Jacobson, Burton, Lelley, PLLC Virginia Thompson, Integration Point; Jeanette Chu, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Mel Chavez, Senior Legal Counsel – Trade Compliance, Shell Oil Company
5:10 pm ALL Sponsored Drinks Distribution
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm GENERAL Business Meeting/Policy Congress Phyliss Wigginton, AAEI Chair; Karen Kelly, AAEI Chair-Elect
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm  ALL Networking Reception
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:30 am – 8:30 am BREAKFAST
8:30 am – 9:30 am GENERAL Trade Policy Status Update Marianne Rowden, AAEI Michael Flickinger, Advisor – Customs and Accounting
9:30 am – 10:30 am GENERAL Roundtables – PGAs and Hot Topics Chris Epstein, AAEI; Beth Pride, BPE
10:30 am – 11:00 am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am – 12:00 pm BREAKOUT  An Operational View of Export Control Reform Beth Pride, BPE Darren Riley, Huffman Riley;
Jeffrey Leitz, Senior Engineer, Office of Strategic Industries & Economic Security, Munitions Control Division, BIS
11:00 am – 12:00 pm BREAKOUT Trusted Trader John Sega, Northrop Grumman Corporation Diane DeJarnett, Toyota Motor Sales (USA), Inc.; Liz Schmelzinger, CBP; Heather Litman, Grunfeld, Desiderio, et al
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ALL – LUNCH Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Tommy Kelly, Founder and CEO of eShopWorld
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT FTAs – Multi-Lateral vs Bilateral Anthony Tennarielo, PwC Louisa Elder, Abbvie; Mike Rafferty, Mercedes-Benz; Scott Johnston, Givens & Johnston; Catherine Weeks, Becton Dickinson and Company
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm BREAKOUT Managing Third-Party Providers for Your Global Export Program Michael Ford, BDP Karen Rennar, Exxon Mobil; Nancy Cardenas, Lyondell Basell
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm COFFEE BREAK
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BREAKOUT North America Update Tom Gould, STR Brenda Cordova, Grupo Legal Cordova; Kim Campbell, mkmarin trade services; Rene Cobos Dommerque, Livingston International
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm BREAKOUT Challenges and Enforcement of Export Controls, Sanctions and Technology Doug Jacobson, Jacobson Burton Kelley Rick Shimon, OEE – San Antonio; Brett Maryott, FBI
4:10 pm- 5:10 pm GENERAL Setting Up a Global Export Control Program Phil Poland Kaye Mortensen, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Melissa Bohannon, Weatherford; Bryce Bewley, Export Compliance Specialist, Office of  Exporter Services, Export Management & Compliance Division, BIS
5:10 pm GENERAL Closing Marianne Rowden