Orchid Advisors sponsors and attends several events in the Firearms Industry every year—including our conference, co-hosted with the NSSF—The Firearms Industry Compliance Conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this year. Click below to see the events we will be attending this year. Contact us to schedule a meeting. 


Highlights of 2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

The approximate 240 attendees at 2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference co-hosted by Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation took in the following in addition to much more:

  • ATF’s announcement of the first three ATF rulings of 2016, including 2016-1 and 2016-2 relating to the use of electronic A&D Books and electronic signatures.
  • Orchid Advisor CEO, Jon Rydberg’s overview of the convergence of technology, operations and compliance at industry leaders and the opportunities for improved performance from adopting best practices.
  • ATF’s presentation on the important relationship between accurate FFL record-keeping and ATF inspection and tracing processes.
  • Issue-specific breakout sessions with senior ATF officials, including:
    • Marvin Richardson
    • Alphonso Hughes
    • Earl Griffith
    • John Badowski
    • Ed Courtney
    • Courts Gilbert
    • Andy Graham
  • Panels led by industry experts on over 20 topics, including:
    • Export compliance and licensing best practices
    • Technology solutions for manufacturers, retailers, and distributors,
    • 3D-Printing
    • Preparing for ATF inspections
    • Best practices for A&D book reconciliation

A few early responders also took advantage of a rare opportunity for senior industry executives to meet privately with a team of senior ATF officials, which quickly filled up.

Don’t miss FICC 2017, May 8 to 10 in Arlington, VA (Washington, D.C. area). Details coming soon! 



The 19th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar
Louisville, KY
Friday, May 20, 2016

2016 NSSF

Firearms Import/Export Conference
Tuesday, August 2-3, 2016
Washington D.C.

nasgw firearms compliance

2016 NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 AM – Friday, October 28, 2016 12:00 AM
Kansas City, MO


Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show & Conference
January 17–20, 2017
Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
More details to come.