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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 26, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium 2008: ‘‘Global Trade: Continuity Through Transition’’ Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Trade Symposium. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will convene its annual trade symposium, featuring panel discussions involving department personnel, members of the trade community and other government agencies, on the agency’s role in international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties are encouraged to attend. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (opening remarks and panel discussions beginning at 1 p.m. and open forum with senior management (6 p.m.–8 p.m.)). Thursday, October 30, 2008 (panel discussions—8 a.m.–5 p.m.). Friday, October 31, 2008 (panel discussions ending by 1 p.m.). ADDRESSES: The CBP Trade Symposium will be held at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Upon entry into the building, take elevators downstairs to the ballroom level. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations at (202) 344–1440, or at traderelations@dhs.gov. To obtain the latest information on the Symposium and to register on-line, visit the CBP Web site at http://www.cbp.gov. Requests for special needs should be sent to the Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations at traderelations@dhs.gov. DATES: The agenda for the Trade Symposium and the keynote speaker will be announced at a later date on the CBP Web site. The cost is $250.00 per person, and includes all Symposium activities. Interested parties are requested to register early, as space is limited. Registration will open to the public on or about September 2, 2008. All registrations must be made online at the CBP Web site (http:// www.cbp.gov) and will be confirmed with payment by credit card only. Consideration will be given, in a first come, first served order, based on space availability. Due to the overwhelming interest to attend the Symposium, each sroberts on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 00:53 Aug 26, 2008 Jkt 214001 company is requested to limit their company’s registrations to three participants, in order to afford equal representation from all members of the international trade community. If a company exceeds the limitation, any additional names submitted for registration will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Hotel accommodations have been reserved at two hotels in downtown Washington, DC. The JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, has reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through Friday, October 29–31, 2008, at the rate of U.S. $319.00 per night. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Customs and Border Protection


 Customs and Border Protection Trade Symposium 2008: ``Global 
Trade: Continuity Through Transition''

AGENCY: Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice of Trade Symposium.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) will convene its annual trade symposium, featuring 
panel discussions involving department personnel, members of the trade 
community and other government agencies, on the agency's role in 
international trade initiatives and programs. Members of the 
international trade and transportation communities and other interested 
parties are encouraged to attend.

DATES: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (opening remarks and panel 
discussions beginning at 1 p.m. and open forum with senior management 
(6 p.m.-8 p.m.)). Thursday, October 30, 2008 (panel discussions--8 
a.m.-5 p.m.). Friday, October 31, 2008 (panel discussions ending by 1 
p.m.).

ADDRESSES: The CBP Trade Symposium will be held at the JW Marriott, 
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Upon entry into the 
building, take elevators downstairs to the ballroom level.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of International Affairs 
and Trade Relations at (202) 344-1440, or at traderelations@dhs.gov. To 
obtain the latest information on the Symposium and to register on-line, 
visit the CBP Web site at http://www.cbp.gov. Requests for special 
needs should be sent to the Office of International Affairs and Trade 
Relations at traderelations@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The agenda for the Trade Symposium and the 
keynote speaker will be announced at a later date on the CBP Web site. 
The cost is $250.00 per person, and includes all Symposium activities. 
Interested parties are requested to register early, as space is 
limited. Registration will open to the public on or about September 2, 
2008. All registrations must be made on-line at the CBP Web site 
(http://www.cbp.gov) and will be confirmed with payment by credit card 
only.
    Consideration will be given, in a first come, first served order, 
based on space availability. Due to the overwhelming interest to attend 
the Symposium, each company is requested to limit their company's 
registrations to three participants, in order to afford equal 
representation from all members of the international trade community. 
If a company exceeds the limitation, any additional names submitted for 
registration will automatically be placed on the waiting list.
    Hotel accommodations have been reserved at two hotels in downtown 
Washington, DC. The JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC, has reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through 
Friday, October 29-31, 2008, at the rate of U.S. $319.00 per night. 
Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 29th at 
1-800-393-2503 or 202-393-2000, referencing ``CBP Trade Symposium,'' or 
on-line at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/
wasjw?groupCode=USGUSGA&app=resvlink&fromDate=10/29/08&toDate=11/1/08. 
The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC has reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through 
Friday, October 29--31, 2008, at the rate of U.S. $201.00 per night. 
Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by September 30, 2008 
at 1-800-421-1442, referencing ``CBP Trade Symposium,'' or on-line at 
https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_
new&eventID=70111&fromResdesk=true.

Michael C. Mullen,
 Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Affairs and Trade 
Relations.
[FR Doc. E8-19781 Filed 8-25-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-14-P