Sunday, February 26, 2012

Message from C-TPAT Director regarding the 2012 C-TPAT Conference

I write to update you all on the status of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) conference for 2012. As many of you know, we usually have the conference registration site up and running by this time.
A new Department of Homeland Security policy has created additional steps in the conference-planning process this year, causing a delay in our normal timeline.
Currently we do expect to host the C-TPAT conference, most likely for a date in late September. We will provide you with additional details as soon as they become available.
Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2012 C-TPAT conference.
Shawn Beddows
Acting Director, C-TPAT


  1. Hopefully, you will reconsider this date. 9/26 is Yom Kippur, and many industry professionals who might attend the C-TPAT conference can not attend if they are Jewish.

    1. Dear Anonymous
      Thank you for your observation. The message posted on 2/26 is from Shawn Beddows, the acting director of C-TPAT and not from the author of this blog. The date has been chosen by US Customs and Border Protection.