HARTFORD, CT (February 15, 2023) – Orchid and Williams Mullen’s Firearms Industry Group are excited to announce the full agenda for the 2023 Firearms Industry Conference (FIC), to be held in Atlanta, May 1-3, 2023, and virtually April 27-28. The 9th annual conference, FIC 2023 will deliver more than 40 subject matter expert-led learning sessions on tactical operational topics intended for licensed firearm and ammunition businesses and industry professionals.
“FIC has always strived to address the current needs and concerns of our industry,” said Orchid CEO Jon Rydberg. “This year’s agenda offers attendees a broad range of topics across all learning tracks. As the ecommerce market continues to grow, we’ve added more content around selling online, digital marketing, search engine optimization, and how to navigate state-level restrictions. And, of course, we also have a strong schedule of compliance, legal, and finance sessions reviewing proactive revocation protection, ATF regulation changes, import and export controls, FAET rates, and more.”
Comprised of three events over five days, FIC On-Air returns as a virtual option for new industry members and small-to-medium businesses, followed by in-depth FIC pre-conference workshops and the main conference event. As in previous years, FIC 2023 will feature keynotes and industry updates by ATF, FBI NICS, NSSF, and NASGW, as well as interactive breakout sessions with regulatory agencies.
Notable FIC 2023 sessions include:
- How to Use Industry Data to Drive Business Success (FIC On-Air)
- Liability Exposure, ‘Reasonable Controls’ & Guarding Against Litigation Risk (Workshop)
- How to Build a Sales Incentive Program (Main Event)
- Ammunition & Explosives: Licensing, Manufacturing & Regulations (Main Event)
- Firearms and Ammunition Export Authorization Strategy (Main Event)
“This year’s agenda is a well-rounded balance of topics perfectly suited for the wide-ranging audience FIC attracts,” said Camden Webb, partner and co-chair of the Williams Mullen Firearms Industry Group.
“Orchid and Williams Mullen have gathered a great list of respected industry names to lead sessions and share their knowledge and experiences with attendees,” added Chuck James, partner and co-chair of the Williams Mullen Firearms Industry Group. “We look forward to seeing both new and familiar faces in Atlanta this spring.”
Giveaway: From now until March 1, all new FIC Main Event registrants will be eligible to receive free airfare and hotel accommodations for FIC 2023, up to $2,000 in value. One (1) winner will be selected randomly and announced on March 7. Terms and conditions apply.
To view the virtual and in-person conference agenda, learn about event sponsorship opportunities, and register for FIC 2023, visit orchidadvisors.com/FIC.
Interested industry members are also encouraged to join a free webinar on March 8, 2023, where Orchid and Williams Mullen will review the FIC 2023 agenda and event expectations.
About Orchid LLC
Celebrating 10 years of serving the shooting sports industry, Orchid and partner firm, FFL Law, offer leading FFL software, firearms-friendly payment processing, and legal and regulatory services for the firearms, ammunition and explosives industries. Orchid’s POS, eCommerce, and regulatory applications, including Orchid eBound, Orchid FEL Book, and Orchid eState, accompany its expert services in ERP integration, firearms/explosives regulation, state gun laws and Firearm & Ammunition Excise Tax advisory. Get started today at orchidadvisors.com.
About Williams Mullen
Williams Mullen is a regional, full-service law firm with offices across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The firm’s Firearms Industry Group helps industry members navigate legal issues from regulatory compliance to e-commerce development, financing needs, and interest from the venture capital world. In addition, Williams Mullen attorneys provide advice and counsel in matters involving Import/Export Controls, White Collar & Investigations, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Intellectual Property, Employment Law, Government Contracting and legal aspects of social media marketing. Learn how Williams Mullen can assist you at williamsmullen.com.
Communications Manager, Orchid LLC