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What Can CONECT Offer You?

  • CRUCIAL INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE: CONECT offers numerous and timely educational meetings and webinars for members, featuring industry, media and government experts advising on critical trade and transportation related topics.
  • BREAKING NEWS: CONECT produces a weekly E-newsletter with proprietary members-only content, important trade and transportation news, advice on trade issues from member attorneys and first notices of upcoming industry events.
  • INFLUENCE: CONECT provides members with a political voice in Washington DC, through New England congressional roundtables. Advocacy with policymakers and regulators is also achieved through position papers on critical industry issues, and an annual Federal Trade Briefing in Washington, DC.
  • CONNECTIONS: CONECT offers numerous networking opportunities for importers, exporters, and trade or transportation service providers to expand members’ industry scope and the ability to share best practices with peers.
  • DEVELOPMENT: CONECT coordinates (with the NCBFAA) continuing education points (CCS/MCS/CES/MES) for members and event attendees, and facilitates a program for CONECT Young Professionals (CYP’s) to advance their knowledge of the industry.

CONECT Member Benefits:             Member Application             

  • Discounted registration to all CONECT events: conferences, seminars, webinars, congressional roundtables, tours, briefings, and networking opportunities
    Weekly CONECTivity newsletters, giving first notices and reminders of upcoming CONECT and other industry events

  • Important notices from CBP, CPSA, EPA and other regulatory agencies regarding compliance policies and procedures 

  • Regular updates from “Our Man in DC” providing the current status of federal issues, and insights on how these issues may be resolved

  • Late-breaking news on critical trade issues and transportation news updates 

  • Ability to sponsor candidates for CONECT’s annual Chafee Memorial Scholarship (average annual scholarships awarded in past 5 years is $6,500) 

  • Special offers from CONECT members and partners (retail sales, discounted subscriptions, free trials, etc)

  • Numerous opportunities to earn CCS/MCS/CES/MES points from the NCBFAA, and coordination of such by CONECT staff 

  • “Members-Only Page” privileges on the CONECT website

  • Attendance at “Members-Only” CONECT Events (DC Trade Briefing, Congressional Roundtables, Networking Nights)

  • Trade advice from  "Ask the Attorney",  a newsletter column offering legal advice on your trade issues 

  • Inclusion in CONECT Committees if desired.  Ex: Programs, Scholarship, Sponsorship, CYP, Membership, more…

  • Invitation to apply for CONECT BOD seat when available

  • Active representation on Capitol Hill

  • Access to CONECT’s industry-wide job board to post resumes or open positions

  • CONECT Young Professionals (CYP) program to allow junior members of your organization to learn at discounted prices

  • Join CONECT today and receive 3 months free membership!

CONECT Annual Events:

  • Northeast Trade & Transportation Conference – 2.5 days of programs featuring high level speakers on critical trade & transportation industry topics held each spring, often in Newport, RI
  • Northeast Cargo Symposium, full day conference on hot topics held each fall in the Boston metro-area
  • Product Classification Seminars - multiple commodities offered throughout the year with appropriate government agencies participating
  • Cargo Facilities Tours of Seaport and Airport - offered in the spring, summer and fall – always sell-outs
  • Annual Washington D.C. Trade Briefing - 1.5 days of meetings with members of Congress, CBP, White House and U.S. Trade Representative staff on Capitol Hill – held in early fall
  • Multiple local Breakfast Roundtables featuring New England’s U.S. Senators and Congressmen
  • Quarterly Webinars
  • Other Networking & Educational Opportunities as Requested by Membership

Membership Types:

Individual (One person, non transferable)
Corporate (Two or more members from one company)


Membership Rates (Multi-year memberships are available):


CONECT Membership Options:

Type of Membership

1 Year

2 Years

3 Years


$250 $475



Corporate $450 $855





Membership Types:

Individual (One individual member or only one person in a company)
Corporate (More than 2 members)

CONECT Membership Application Click here to download

Contact Us

11 Main St. #11
Southborough, MA 01772
Telephone: 508.481.0424
Fax: 508.481.2161

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