US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced this week that the 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium will be held on December 5-6, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. While the specific agenda for this year’s East Coast Symposium has not yet been released, the Symposium typically features a series of high-profile speakers from CBP, as well as perspectives from the private sector. The West Coast Symposium, held in Arizona in May 2017, focused on partnerships between the US government and the private sector, discussing how the government and private sectors are working together on the future of trade.

CBP has not yet announced registration details or the specific venue for this year’s East Coast Symposium. In the past, CBP has limited registrations to three participants per company and the Symposiums sold out quickly. To ensure that you secure a spot at this year’s East Coast Symposium, we recommend that you coordinate attendees with colleagues and be prepared to register as soon as registration opens.