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. 

FICC 2017

 

The Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC) 2017:  Agenda, Speakers, Hosts, and Event Facilitators Announced

2017 Firearms Conference to Include ATF, NICS and Top Firearm Licensees

Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are excited to announce the final agenda and speakers for the 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC), to be held in Arlington, Virginia May 8 – 10.

Agencies and Keynote Speakers Schedule to Attend

(click here for the full conference agenda)

Agency and Regulatory Sessions

For 2017 conference attendees will continue to interact directly with industry regulators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), FBI NICS, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) from the U.S. State Department, and U.S. Senator (R-Alabama) Luther Strange, III. Related agenda events include:

  • The Coming Storm and the Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force
    • Luther Strange, III, Senator (R-Alabama), United States Senate
  • NFA Workshop: A to Z
    • Alphonso Hughes, Chief, National Firearms Act Division, ATF
  • ATF Keynote Session
    • Marvin Richardson, Assistant Director, ATF
    • Curtis Gilbert, Deputy Assistant Director, ATF
    • Andy Graham, Deputy Assistant Director, ATF
  • Retail Security
    • Tom Chittum, Chief, Special Operations Division, ATF
  • Agency – Industry Roundtable Breakout Sessions
    • Room 1: ATF NFA
    • Room 2: ATF Import & Technology
    • Room 3: ATF Regulations & FBI NICS
    • Room 4: ATF Inspections
    • Room 5: DDTC

Concurrent with last year, selected members of the ATF executive team will be available for one-on-one, private sessions. Sessions are subject to limited availability.  Please contact ATF Firearms Industry Technical Advisor, John Badowski, via email John.Badowski@atf.gov for more information.

Special Executive Session (May 8) – CEO, CFO and General Counsel 

  • The Coming Storm and the Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force – A discussion about the impact of large law firms and the Gun Control lobby on regulation and gun ownership
    • Luther Strange, III, Senator (R-Alabama), United States Senate
    • Larry Keane, SVP Government & Public Affairs, Assistant Secretary & General Counsel, NSSF
    • Daniel Wilson, Office Managing Partner, Maynard Cooper
    • Jon Sprole, Office Counsel, Maynard Cooper
    • John Neiman, Shareholder, Maynard Cooper

Conference Agenda Topics

Monday, May 8, (Optional 2+ Hour Pre-Conference Workshops)

  • NFA, From A to Z – Everything You Need to Know About NFA Compliance
  • Best Practices in Retail Security – Security Risk Assessment, Cost of Breach, Preventive Controls, Detective Controls, Self-Audit, Insurance, ATF Interaction

Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10

  • The Impact of a New Administration on the Firearm Supply Chain
  • GCA & NFA Manufacturing Compliance – Designing your process, technology and compliance program to optimize firearms industry compliance
  • Firearms Retail Compliance – Designing your process, technology and compliance program to optimize firearms industry compliance
  • Export Compliance and Voluntary Disclosures – Designing process and tools for successful export programs
  • ATF Inspections – How to successfully engage and complete an ATF inspection
  • Retail Point of Sale (POS) for Compliance – Compliance Enabled Technology and Operations
  • Suppressor Regulation – Past, Present, and Future – History of Suppressor Regulation, the Hearing Protection Act, and the Future of Suppressors
  • Industry Government Relations Update
  • Firearm Component Compliance – ATF Compliance When Buying and Receiving Regulated Components
  • Future of NICS and the Impact on Retail – Current NICS Process, Future Technology, Enhancing NICS POS / Transfer Compliance
  • State Regulations – Understanding Federal vs State Agencies and 2015-2017 State Regulatory Updates
  • Building a Compliance Function Amidst Rapid Growth – Policy and Cultural Development, Balancing Operations and Compliance, Top 10 Techniques for Compliance
  • Maintaining ATF Licenses and Regulated Records – Which records and how long
  • Global Manufacturing and Sales in a Post-ITAR Era – How to keep your global process and systems compliance
  • A&D Analytics for Compliance – How to master A&D book data and using its results to shape receiving, shipping and master data functions
  • FFL Liability Concerns – Operating your business from a dealer, retailer, and manufacturer standpoint on minimizing liability

Conference Hosts, Key Attendees, and Facilitators

Orchid Advisors

  • Jon Rydberg, CEO, Orchid Advisors
  • Michelle Ingram, Executive Director, Orchid Advisors Data Analytics
  • Alexis Tunell, Operations Executive, Orchid Advisors
  • Travis Glover, Executive Director, Orchid Advisors Retail, Distribution, & Pawn Practice and ASA Board Member
  • Jeff Grody, Executive Director, Orchid Advisors, Export Practice
  • Phil Milks, Executive Director, Orchid Advisors, Manufacturing Practice
  • Jordan Young, Manager Export Services, Orchid Advisors

U.S. Senator (R-Alabama)

  • Luther Strange, III (R-Alabama), United States Senate

Regulatory Agency Personnel

  • Marvin Richardson, Assistant Director, ATF
  • Curtis Gilbert, Deputy Assistant Director, ATF
  • Andy Graham, Deputy Assistant Director, ATF
  • Alphonso Hughes, Chief, National Firearms Act Division, ATF
  • Tom Chittum, Chief, Special Operations Division, ATF

ATF Industry Technical Advisor and Division Chiefs

  • John Badowski, Firearms Industry Technical Advisor, ATF
  • Krissy Carlson, Division Chief, Firearms and Explosives Industry Division, ATF
  • Gary Taylor, Deputy Chief, Firearms and Explosives Services Division, ATF
  • Earl Griffith, Division Chief, Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division, ATF
  • Andrew Lange, Division Chief, Office of Regulatory Affairs, ATF

FBI NICS

  • Jill Montgomery, Supervisory NICS Liaison Specialist, NICS FBI

DDTC

  • DDTC Enforcement Team (TBD)

NSSF

  • Larry Keane, SVP Government & Public Affairs, Assistant Secretary & General Counsel, NSSF
  • Bill Napier, NSSF Store Security Consultant

Industry

  • Karri Allen, Counsel, Safariland
  • Matthew Trask, Director of Corporate Compliance, Remington
  • Dan Spencer, General Counsel, CZ-USA
  • Jim Drager, COO, Colt’s Manufacturing Company
  • Ryan Nokes, Director, Marketplace Insight
  • Jeff Edwards, CRO, GunBroker.com
  • Sam Kirkland, Strategy Manager, Epicor Software
  • Stephen P. Halbrook, Attorney at Law
  • Ryan L. Erdreich, Esq.; Pisciotti Malsch, P.C.
  • David Power, Vice President, Oneida Molded Plastics
  • Ron Ketterling, Founder and Owner, Easy Bound Book
  • Phillip Nelsen, Attorney, Author of 50 State Guide to Firearm Laws and Founder of Legal Heat
  • David Bolls, General Counsel, SilencerCo
  • Michael Andersen, Senior Compliance Manager, Brownells
  • Camden Webb, Attorney at Law, Williams Mullen
  • Scott L. Braum, Esq.; Scott L. Braum & Associates, Ltd.
  • J. Clayton Cheshire, Principal, Munitions Law Group – Cheshire DeBrosse, P.C.

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