Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Industry Day 2023 Featuring USASAC @ U.S. Space & Rocket Center | National Geographic Theater in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

REGISTER TODAY for the 2023 NAITA FMS Industry Day featuring USASAC
April 13, 2023 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) will host Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Industry Day featuring the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) on April 13. NAITA FMS Industry Day has been held annually for more than 10 years to provide the business community with an update on the security assistance enterprise and FMS opportunities around the globe.

USASAC, which is headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, leads the AMC Security Assistance Enterprise; develops and manages security assistance programs and foreign military sales cases to build partner capacity, support COCOM engagement strategies, and strengthen U.S. global partnerships.

BG Brad Nicholson, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC), will provide the senior leader perspective on foreign military sales and security assistance across the globe.

Additional representatives will discuss regional operations updates. U.S. Government speakers and industry panels will also discuss how small business can get involved.

The FMS Industry Day is a continuation of NAITA’s series of Industry Days with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC), and the event attracts a national audience. Speakers will discuss global business opportunities through FMS. The program will conclude with a networking reception during the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Biergarten under the Saturn V.


Note: The appearance of the USASAC delegation at the event does not constitute DoD or Army endorsement of the event.


NAITA appreciates our Corporate Sponsors of this Event:




HOTEL: The Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center adjacent to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is offering a NAITA Room Block for $169 USD per night.
Rooms are available starting Wednesday, April 12, 2023 and ending Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Last Day to Book: Monday, April 3, 2023
Click Here to Book your group rate for NAITA FMS Industry Day Room Block

Please contact NAITA at naita@naita.org for further information.

NAITA 40th Anniversary World Trade Week @ Various Locations Across North Alabama
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 5/18/23 | 40th Anniversary World Trade Day Luncheon | USMCA with the USTR

Additional Events Taking Place During World Trade Week:

Tuesday 5/16/23 | Free Webinar: Introduction to Exporting | Presented by the Alabama International Trade Center


World Trade Week is an annual national celebration recognizing the importance of international trade to the U.S. economy. NAITA’s 40th Anniversary World Trade Week Celebration draws international business executives and community leaders from across North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley to celebrate international business success and to highlight the impact of trade to our local, regional and national economies.

NAITA promotes economic growth through Trade Education, Advocacy and Connections. As a business-driven organization, NAITA has been committed to increasing knowledge, interest, and activity in international trade for 40 years. Please see below for the further information. Event detail and links to register are coming soon.

Sponsorships available.

Contact naita@naita.org for further information.

40th Anniversary World Trade Day Luncheon 5/18/23 | USMCA with USTR @ The Westin Huntsville
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

NAITA World Trade Week will feature the 40th Anniversary World Trade Day Luncheon on Thursday, May 18, 12:00 pm at The Westin Huntsville.

Our keynote speaker is Mr. Daniel Watson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere! His office is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy with Latin America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada. Mr. Watson also served as the Deputy Chief Negotiator for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The topic of his keynote address will focus on USMCA.

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which replaced the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 2020, supports mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. The Agreement creates more balanced, reciprocal trade supporting high-paying jobs for Americans and guarantees a level playing field for American companies, workers, and farmers. 

USMCA recognizes the fundamental role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as engines of the North American economy. In fact, Mexico and Canada are the top two export destinations for U.S. SME goods. The USMCA includes a dedicated chapter on SMEs – a first in a U.S. trade agreement – as well as other key provisions supporting small and medium-sized businesses.  

Daniel Watson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere Office, and the Deputy Chief Negotiator for the USMCA, will discuss opportunities and challenges of the USMCA and benefits to U.S. businesses at NAITA’s 40th Anniversary World Trade Day Luncheon on 5/18/23, at The Westin Huntsville. 

Canada is the largest single export market for the United States – 2nd largest market for Alabama – and it is a highly receptive market for U.S. goods and services. Mexico is home to many world-class, highly competitive manufacturing firms and global companies, and Mexico’s trade relationship with the U.S. amounts to almost $2 billion a day in two-way goods and services trade, with Mexico being the 4th largest export destination for Alabama.  

Whether a company currently exports to Canada and Mexico or is new to exporting, the importance of developing a strategic approach to these markets and understanding the opportunities created by USMCA is critical to success. 

To view the main USMCA webpage on the USTR website, click here. 

Registration for Individuals and Reserved Corporate Tables are available for this event. Register today as seating is limited.

Please contact naita@naita.org if you are interested in sponsoring the event or if you need further information.

Trade Compliance Roundtable: BATTLEFIELD CYBER: How China & Russia Are Undermining Our Democracy & National Security Presented by Baker Donelson @ TBA
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for the next NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable presented by Baker Donelson

BATTLEFIELD CYBER: How China & Russia Are Undermining Our Democracy & National Security


The NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable will be followed by a NAITA Networking Social. Location TBA.