2018 CSCB National Annual Conference

Conference registration is now closed!

A North American perspective for Customs Brokers: Turning Expertise and Experience into Profit

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 CSCB National Conference hosted in amazing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!

Program Outline

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Golf Tournament (morning start)
Welcome Reception
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Conference Sessions (8am – 1pm)
Monday, October 1, 2018

Conference Sessions (9am – 1pm)

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Conference Sessions and AGM (8am – 1pm)
Closing Social Event
Conference Program Updated on September 27

The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta
Paseo de la Marina Sur 205-Marina Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco C.P. 48354, Mexico

20 CCS points and 20 CTCS credits will be awarded for attending this conference.
14.5 CCS credits will be awarded by the NCBFAA to U.S. CCS Designates.


Because the registration fee includes accommodations, we suggest you book your flights prior to registering for the conference. After you register, please complete the Travel Information form (due to the international destination of this year's conference, completion of the form is mandatory prior to departure).

Air Canada is the official airline for the conference. To book a flight, visit aircanada.com and enter 8Z3YWYV1 in the Promotion Code field to enjoy a 10% discount on eligible fares.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Puerto Vallarta, PVR (MX)
  • Special fare will apply if a minimum of 10 delegates travels from various origins to the same destination
  • Discount is offered from Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Tuesday, October 09, 2018
  • For International travel (including Mexico), discounts apply to all fares including Tango
  • No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S.

Registration Fees

  • Registration fee includes: conference sessions, accommodation, welcome reception, closing event, 3 meals a day, open bar by-the-glass plan, fitness centre access, use of tennis courts, 15% discount on some spa services, wi-fi.
  • Pricing is based on 1 delegate per room OR 1 delegate plus 1 companion. If you plan to share a room with another delegate OR if there will be more than 2 people in your room, please contact Karen Doiron prior to registration.
  • Taxes are included in registration fees; if applicable, discounts applied at checkout.

For Delegates:

Type 3-night package 4-night package 5-night package 6-night
7-night package Golf
Principals and Employees of 
CSCB Member Firms* and 
CSCB Preferred Business Clients*
CAN$ 1,350.00

CAN$ 1,600.00

CAN$ 1,850.00

CAN$ 2,100.00

CAN$ 2,350.00

CAN$ 155.00


CCS, CTCS Designates not employed by CSCB Member Firms or 
CSCB Preferred Business Clients
CAN$ 1,518.75

CAN$ 1,800.00

CAN$ 2,081.25

CAN$ 2,362.50

CAN$ 2,643.75

CAN$ 155.00  
Others CAN$ 1,687.50

CAN$ 2,000.00

CAN$ 2,312.50

CAN$ 2,625.00

CAN$ 2,937.50

CAN$ 155.00  

* for employees of member and client firms, in order for the discount to be applied please ensure to select your employer in the Current Employer field.

For Companions:

IMPORTANT: Any companion sharing a delegate's room must be registered.
Type 3-night package 4-night package 5-night package 6-night package 7-night package GOLF
Companions of Principals and Employees of CSCB Member Firms* and 
CSCB Preferred Business Clients*
CAN$ 450.00 CAN$ 600.00 CAN$ 750.00 CAN$ 900.00 CAN$ 1,050.00 CAN$ 155.00


Companions of CCS, CTCS Designates not employed by 
CSCB Member Firms or 
CSCB Preferred Business Clients

CAN$ 506.25

CAN$ 675.00

CAN$ 843.75

CAN$ 1,012.50

CAN$ 1,181.25

CAN$ 155.00  
Companions of Others CAN$ 562.50 CAN$ 750.00 CAN$ 937.50

CAN$ 1,125.00

CAN$ 1,312.50 CAN$ 155.00  

* for companions of employees of member and client firms, in order for the discount to be applied please ensure to select your spouse's employer in the Current Employer field.

About The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta

Mexico’s Pacific Coast sets the stage for an exceptional visit at The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta. The Westin is located in Marina Vallarta. Marina Vallarta is a bit like a resort within a resort with an exclusive Marina filled with yachts, boats, and charters, plus a championship golf course. It is located just 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. The view and the relaxed atmosphere make the Marina a great stroll for couples and families, watching the yachts and boats. Marina Vallarta even has its own little lighthouse. At the top of the lighthouse, you can enjoy a drink at the El Faro bar and enjoy a lovely view of the Marina area, the Sierra Madre Mountains and wonderful sunsets.

Hotel Accommodation

The registration fee includes the deluxe room. If you wish to upgrade your room, please contact Karen Doiron prior to registration.


Average temperatures in Puerto Vallarta at the time of the conference are between 25 and 33°C. 


Puerto Vallarta International Airport is located a short 10-minute drive from the Westin. Taxis are available at the airport.

Companion Tour

Due to the many unique activity options in Puerto Vallarta, we will not be organizing a program for CSCB Conference companions. We will be sharing contact information among companions, when advance authorization has been provided during registration, to allow them to plan group activities prior to departure.

Golf Tournament - Registration is now closed

The Marina Vallarta Golf Course was designed by the famous American architect, Joe Finger and is located just a short walk from the Westin. The course mixes a tropical ambiance with views of the Sierra Madre and Banderas Bay. The CSCB golf tournament will be a Scramble format with the focus on FUN! Set up your own foursomes or we can pair you with someone/team.

Date: Saturday, September 29 (morning)
Fee: CAN $150.00 (requires registration)
Included: 18 holes, range balls and a shared cart

If you need to rent clubs, please contact the Golf Course directly.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Due to the international location and contractual obligations with the property, we will not be offering refunds for this event. However, substitution is available. Please contact us with the name and email address of the person you'd like to transfer your registration to.