Event Registration

May 2nd Luncheon

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James G. Hurst
Associate of Givens & Johnston

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James provides legal counsel to importers and exporters navigating the maze of international trade regulations.  His practice includes a wide variety of customs issues, antidumping & countervailing duty practice and implementation, commerce and ITAR export controls, and trade sanctions.  James also advises on compliance with the FCPA, FDA, USDA, and EPA laws.

Prior to joining Givens & Johnston, PLLC, James served importers and exporters as a licensed customs broker. In addition, James has experience drafting patent and trademark applications as an attorney.  

James has dealt with a variety of merchandise including:  pipe spools, oilfield equipment, perishable foods, chemicals, clothing, honey, and biomedical samples.

Admitted to Practice: Texas 2001

Federal Courts:  Court of International Trade, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and Southern District of Texas.

Licensed Customs Broker 2004

Education:  University of Houston Law Center, JD, 2001

University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, 1997.


WHERE: Sheraton North at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F Kennedy Blvd,
Houston, TX 77032  

DATE: May 2nd, 2018
TIME: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 


PRE-PAY (until Friday, Apr 27): BEST VALUE!
Members - USD $35
Nonmembers - USD $45

Members - USD $40.00
Nonmembers - USD $50.00

LATE RATE/WALK-INS (starting Saturday, Apr 28):
Members/Nonmembers - USD $55 

$25.00 for Educators 
$15.00 for Students 



Additional parking can be found on the street behind the Sheraton as well as at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Reservation Type / Payment Amount

Please register at least two days prior to event.
Early registration price available through the Friday before the event.
Price starting the Saturday before the event:
  ITMA Visitor / Non-Member after Payment Deadline ($55.00)

Or, click here to log in to receive one of the following membership discounts.
  ITMA Member ($35.00)
  ITMA Member after Payment Deadline ($55.00)
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Start Time: 11:30 am
End Time: 1:00 pm

Date: May 2, 2018

Registration Information

If you would like to reserve seats for additional guests, or a table for 10:

  1. Click the link below this list to add more guests.
  2. Fill in names for your guests. For seats you don't have names for,
    fill in 'TBD' to reserve those additional seats.
  3. Repeat until you have the correct total of seats filled in to be reserved.


Luncheon reservations will be billed unless cancelled at least 3 business days before the event.

No refunds are available for educational workshop reservations, but ITMA credits will be issued if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the event.

No refunds are available for golf reservations, but ITMA credits will be issued if cancelled at least 14 days prior to the event.

No refunds are available for special events.

Valid and current student or educator ID required to qualify for reduced rates.

For further information or questions, please visit www.itmahouston.org or contact ITMA's Hospitality Director at

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