May 2012

Successful Foreign Trade Zone Conference held on May 22

Conference sponsors and speakers

Over 50 professionals attended the 2012 Foreign Trade Zone Conference at America’s Central Port yesterday, Tuesday, May 22.  The free event was held in the Port’s warehouse conference center within Foreign Trade Zone #31 and provided manufacturers, distribution and logistics companies, economic development representatives, developers and service providers a background on the economic advantages that can be achieved through the use of a foreign-trade zone.

Speakers included Adam Pollet, Deputy Director of Illinois Office of Trade and Investment, Daniel Griswold, President of National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones, Lesley Couch, Director of FTZ Services at Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc., and Marge Bevers, FTZ #176 Administrator at the Greater Rockford Airport Authority.  Click here to download speaker presentations.


Foreign Trade Zone Q/A Session with Lesley Couch and Marge Bevers

The event was sponsored by America’s Central Port, the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, MidAmerica Airport and Gateway Commerce Center.