September 20, 2017 to September 22, 2017

Houston, Texas


Join us for the Advanced Topics in Customs Compliance Conference to be held at the beautiful JW Marriott Houston Galleria Hotel from Wednesday, September 20 to Friday, September 22, 2017.  

The Conference includes three separate tracks:

  1. Advanced import topics
  2. Advanced export topics
  3. Basics track for international trade professionals in need of a refresher, or for recent entrants to the industry who are looking to establish a strong foundation of knowledge.  

Participants will benefit from:

  • In-depth review and discussion of timely topics by a group of highly talented speakers
  • Ample question-and-answer exchange
  • Practical examples from real-world situations
  • Contact and connections with leading import, export and logistics executives, attorneys, brokers, and government officers
  • Significant continuing education credit opportunities (CCS, CES and MLE)
  • Registration per participant is $595.00



Melissa Bohanon, Director of Trade Compliance 


Ellen Smith, Managing Counsel & Global Trade Compliance Director
Baker Hughes


Amy Magnus, Dir of Customs Affairs & Compliance
AN Deringer


Domenic Veneziano, President
Veneziano Consulting LLC


  Adrienne Braumiller, Managing Partner 
Braumiller Law Group


Jamie Joiner, Managing Member
Joiner Law Firm


Jennifer Diaz, Managing Partner
Diaz Trade Law


  George Tuttle III, Attorney
Tuttle Law Offices


Cindy Deleon, Sr. Trade Auditor
Deleon Trade LLC


Pablo Muniz,  Partner
Van Bale & Bellis

Richard Belanger, Sr. Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP 


Russell Statman, Executive Director
Registrar Corp



  Brent Benoit, Chief Compliance Officer
National Oilwell Varco


  Colleen Clarke, Vice President
Roanoke Group


John Metrich, Sr. Trade Auditor
Deleon Trade LLC


Jean-Marc Clement, Managing Partner
Clement Law Office


Kristin Simonson, Sr. Trade Auditor
Deleon Trade LLC

Kartapurkh Khalsa, Sr. Counsel & Director of Customs Compliance
National Oilwell Varco


Tom Ludwig, Senior Managing Counsel
Joiner Law Firm


Rachel Pisani, President
Pisani Recruiting


Tony Saranchak, Consultant
Deleon Trade LLC



  Brenda Cordova, Mexican Of Counsel
Braumiller Law Group



Plenty of Opportunities for Networking and Dancing, plus Food and Cocktails
See you in Houston!