It’s officially time to register for the 2014 CTPAT National Conference.

Despite substantial scrutiny and restriction due to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines for government sponsored conferences, a scaled back CTPAT conference will go on.  This year’s theme will be “CTPAT: Partnering in Supply Chain Security and Facilitation for the 21st Century. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Where: The 2014 CTPAT National Conference will be held in San Antonio, TX at the JW Marriott in San Antonio Hill Country.


  • When: August 26 and 27 OR 27, and 28, 2014. As in recent years, the format will be a workshop day on August 26th, and general session day on August 27th and a second workshop day on August 28th. When registering for the event, you will be asked to select either session A (workshop day of August 26th and general session day of August 27th) or session B (general session day of August 27th and workshop day of August 28th).


  • Registration: July 23rd, 2014 at 1200 Noon EST. Registration will be first come, first serve as it has been in the past.  The registration fee is $104.00 U.S. dollars and must be made online prior to arriving at the seminar. The links for registration are:





Here is the schedule:



Monday, August 25, 2014
Registration: 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Registration: 7:00AM to 8:00PM
Supply Chain Security Workshops: 8:00AM to 6:40PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Registration: 7:00AM to 12:00PM
General Session: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Supply Chain Security Workshops: 8:00AM to 6:40PM
  • WHO:  Attendance is limited to a maximum of two persons, one which must be a designated point of contact (POC) listed in the company’s CTPAT Portal account. At the time of registration, members will be required to provide identifying information as it appears in the CTPAT Portal. This identifying information must include: Company name, CTPAT account number, and POC email address. Information not accurately displayed and matched with the CTPAT Portal will delay registration processing.


  • WHY: There are many reasons to attend a CTPAT conference – below are some to consider:



  • You’ll learn more about the following topics:
    • Business Partner Relationships
    • Security Breaches and Internal Conspiracies
    • Validation/Revalidation Results
    • CTPAT Membership Maintenance
    • Mutual Recognition
    • NEEC Program Presentation
    • Portal 2.0 Workshop
    • CTPAT/PIP Harmonization
    • Spanish Language CTPAT Presentation
    • Trailer Display and more!
    • I’m hoping the trusted trader program as well.
  • Re-connect with your Supply Chain specialist, and network with CTPAT certified and validated companies as well as CBP.
  • Need more? Here’s what you missed at last years CTPAT conference.

See you in TX?