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Welcome to the APICS Houston Chapter!

Welcome to the APICS Houston Chapter, an organization that provides educational services and events for the Supply Chain and Operations Community in Houston and its surrounding areas.

With several decades in operations, the Houston Chapter offers APICS certification classes, in house classes, seminars, professional development meetings, plant tours and many other services to enrich the professional and personal development of its members.

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February 2020 PDM

"The Critical Role of  Trade Compliance in the Supply Chain Cycle
Kathy Canaan, a Fluor Fellow, serves Fluor as Global Director Trade Compliance

Changes in international trade regulations, escalating trade disputes and enforcement actions are creating ever-increasing complexities in global supply chains.  To be effective, supply chain professionals must keep abreast of changes in the regulatory environment and understand not just the direct impact to their own organizations, but also how other stakeholders within the supply chain might be impacted and what indirect results may arise.

During this presentation, Kathy Canaan, Global Director Trade Compliance at Fluor Corporation will discuss some major cases to highlight how authorities are using enforcement activities to influence corporate behavior.  Canaan will also review significant scope and court rulings which may not be recognized, but have significant bearing on energy-related supply chains. 

Canaan will also discuss the extra-territorial nature of many international trade regulations and how these relate to economic sanctions and embargoes, export controls—and, some associated blocking statutes implemented by non-U.S. governments.  The presentation will close with a review of major trade disputes and international trade compliance risk mitigation recommendations.

Kathy Canaan, a Fluor Fellow, serves Fluor as Global Director Trade Compliance responsible for planning, directing and managing the company’s international trade compliance program.  In prior roles at Fluor, Canaan had responsibility for global functional leadership of Fluor's logistics personnel as well as project logistics leadership and strategic sourcing roles.  Before joining Fluor in 2001, Canaan was a project logistics manager in Houston, Texas..  


Date: February 26, 2020 @ 5:30pm
Location: Hess Club
Address:  5430 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas  77056

Meeting Agenda:
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Check-In (PDMs & SIGs)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Special Interest Group(SIGs) Sessions
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Dinner + Presentation + Chapter Announcements
8:00 PM – Meeting Adjourns

Event Cost:                              By February 21       After February 21
Houston Chapter Members        $25.00                                $35.00
Student Chapter Members         $10.00                                $20.00
Non-Members                            $30.00                                $40.00

* By accept my registration, people accept to be photographed or videotaped
* Credit card refund requests are to be submitted a minimum of 3 days prior to the event being held
* Late registrations for the event will incur an additional $10 fee
* Changes of speaker or topic are possible

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