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2020 API International Trade and Customs Conference


When: March 22, 2020 - March 24, 2020

Where:The Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Event Update

For the past few weeks, API has been paying close attention to the developing news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). After much thoughtful deliberation and evaluation of the evolving situation, we regret to advise that we decided to cancel all of our widely attended meetings and conferences through at least May 1, 2020.

All registered attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fee(s). Sponsors and Exhibitors will also receive a full refund. As you can imagine this entails processing a significant number of transactions so we ask for your patience while we process refunds as quickly as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause to you and your business needs. In making this difficult decision, paramount is the health, safety, and welfare of our attendees. We acknowledge that the increase in company-mandated travel restrictions, as well as growing concerns over exposure have made it impossible to ensure the execution of a successful conference experience this spring.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at a future meeting.


Sponsor Application and Agreement 

Email to registrar@api.org

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Artwork Deadline: March 2, 2020

The Windsor Court Hotel
300 Gravier St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Call: 855- 264-1283
Room Rate: $249 Single or Double Occupancy; Mention API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: February 28, 2020 or until room block is sold out


Avoid Housing Scams

Note: API has not contracted with any third party for hotel arrangements and will not call or email you directly to make housing arrangements on your behalf.

Should you receive a call or email from a third-party provider, please collect as much information as you can and let us know immediately. “Room Poachers” have been known to act as representatives of API, or authorized providers of API, to offer room discounts or alternative accommodations to our attendees – often to the attendee’s detriment. These companies are not affiliated with API, and reservations made through these companies for our meeting cannot be guaranteed.

How It Works

This deceptive practice (called “room poaching”) is carried out by third‐party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or even API to solicit registrants for room reservations. The poacher might inform registrants that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Room poachers make it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments, and expose us to penalties and increased room rates for our events. Room poachers often don’t deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are non‐existent or the hotels are not conveniently located. Sometimes the rooms have been cancelled and hefty cancellation fees have been placed on the customer’s credit card.

Don’t Be Deceived

If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the API Conference, please get as much information as you can (their name, company name, phone number, etc.) and pass it along to registrar@api.org. Always make your room reservation directly with the information provided by API or a trusted source.

API will use all legal means possible to prevent these groups from operating.

Please contact registrar@api.org with any questions.