2022 RoadShow
new york

January 17th

Hosted by


NEW date!

Join AAEI as we travel in-person to 5 different cities!  Learn from the industry experts and government representatives. Unlock best practices and boost trade compliance.

Each in-person event will cover AAEI’s big trade issues, including Forced Labor Compliance, 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF), Export Sanctions involving Russia and China, Threats to Operations and Trade Functions: Cyber Security, IPR, Terrorism, and a Strategic Planning session. Refreshments and lunch are included. 


9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Duty Savings Mitigation
Irina Vayfeld, KPMG | Nicole Porpiglia, KPMG | Frank Chiccola, Tapestry, Inc.
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
21st Century Customs Update
Thomas Cook, Blue Tiger International | Matthew Brauner, NCBFAA | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Export Sanctions, Ukraine/Russia/China
Rupert Pagan, KPMG
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Customs Port Operations Update
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Carrie Owens, Department of Homeland Security
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Threats to Trade Operations: Cyber Security, IPR, Terrorism
Kevin McGrail, Dito | Department of Homeland Security
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Forced Labor Enforcement: Government
Juan Manuel Estrella, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Forced Labor Compliance: Trade
Pierfilippo Natta, KPMG
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Strategic Planning Session: How Can AAEI Help You?
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Hosted by KPMG LLP

*Agenda subject to change


Irina Vaysfeld

Principal, Trade and Customs KPMG LLP Irina Vaysfeld is a principal with KPMG LLP’s Trade and Customs Practice in New York. Prior to joining KPMG, Irina spent several years as a customs and international trade attorney. Irina has experience evaluating a company’s import and export operations and assisting companies with the maintenance of their regulatory compliance. More specifically, she has worked with companies to increase their duty savings, reduce compliance violations, implement tariff classification projects, and submit prior disclosures and ruling requests to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. In addition, she has experience with special trade programs, country of origin marking, first sale implementations, and export compliance processes and systems. She has worked with a range of industries including pharmaceutical, electronics, software and technology, computer and apparel. Her experience, prior to joining KPMG, as a customs and international trade attorney has provided her with an extensive knowledge of the Customs Rules and Regulations and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

Kevin A. McGrail

Cloud Fellow Dito Kevin A. McGrail, or KAM as he is better known, is the Cloud Fellow for Dito where he evangelizes for organizations to migrate, modernize & maximize their use of the cloud securely. He is a Google Cloud Innovators Champion, Workspace Product Expert, Developer Expert, and Ambassador as well as member expert in the U.S. Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary. KAM enjoys working with Open Source Software and is a proud member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has battled spammers for decades and his research protects hundreds of millions of Internet users every day. KAM is also a Center for Innovative Technology MACH37 Cyber Security Incubator Graduate and a member of the board of advisors for Virtru.com & SecurityUniversity.edu. KAM's latest honor is to be named a Distinguished Senior Fellow as a thought leader in the field of Cyber Security at Thomas University’s Armed Services Institute in the Center for Military Life.

Nicole Porpiglia

Senior Manager KPMG LLP Nicole is a Senior Manager in KPMG US’s Trade & Customs practice in the New York City office. She received my Global MBA from IE Business School and a B.A. from Emory University. Before joining KPMG, she worked for Macy’s Inc. in inventory planning. Prior to working at Macy’s Nicole interned for Smith Barney for 3 years in the private wealth management division. Since joining KPMG, Nicole has assisted companies in improving their global supply chains, manage import and export compliance, optimize duty savings opportunities (i.e. First Sale for Export valuation, Duty Drawback, Free Trade Agreements and Foreign Trade Zones), engaged in a broad range of cross-border trade research and tariff classification.


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The AAEI Roadshow has been approved for 6 CCS/CES/MCS/MES Credits. 

Please contact us at events@aaei.org for more info.