May 8-10, 2017 • Westin Arlington Gateway • Arlington, VA


Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) are excited to announce registration is now open for our fourth annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference, May 8-10, 2017 at the Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, Virginia. This industry-only event provides compliance, legal, operations, and technology professionals an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the newest regulations and technologies and how to manage your compliance objectives while keeping an eye on business goals.

Side by side with FBI, DDTC, ATF, NSSF, and industry leaders, you will be coached how to successfully marry compliance excellence with your business goals. The informal mixers, question and answer sessions and educational seminars allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of how your compliance program compares to industry standards and opportunities for innovative development.

Regardless of FFL type or business model – retailers, manufacturers, dealers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, freight companies and second-tier suppliers — our engaging event will allow you to join in the discussion of how to improve your business functionality.

As an attendee, you will able to interact directly with FBI and ATF during several roundtable meetings, Q&A Sessions, and special topic seminars. Learn directly from your regulators and industry leaders how to overcome even the most difficult compliance program hurdles.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Special Pre-Conference Workshop Topics 2017

On Monday May 8, we will be hosting one-of-a-kind pre-conference workshops on NFA, Retail Security, for the first time ever, an Executive Session, designed specifically for CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels. Speakers for the special, pre-conference workshops will come from ATF, Orchid Advisors, NSSF, Maynard Cooper, and other industry leading organizations.

Monday, May 8 Starting at 2:00pm
(due to the limited seating capacity for these events, registration is on a first come, first serve basis)

The Coming Storm and the Firearms Accountability Counsel Taskforce

A discussion about the impact of large law firms and the Gun Control lobby on regulation and gun ownership. 


  • Senator Luther Strange, Member of the United States Senate
  • Larry Keane, SVP Government & Public Affairs, Assistant Secretary & General Counsel, NSSF
  • Daniel Wilson, Office Managing Partner, Maynard Cooper
  • Jon Sprole, Office Counsel, Maynard Cooper
  • John Neiman, Shareholder and Appellate Group Chair, Maynard Cooper
  • Jon Rydberg, CEO, Orchid Advisors (Facilitator)

NFA A to Z

Everything That You Need to Know About NFA Compliance. Attendees with take a deep dive into the must-know facets of transacting NFA items, including firearms and suppressors. Content will include:

  • NFA Forms 2 – 9
  • NFA Form Corrections
  • Suppressor Construct & Markings


  • Alphonso Hughes, Chief, National Firearms Act Division, ATF
  • Phil Milks, Orchid Advisors and former head of Compliance for AAC and Remington Outdoors Company
  • Travis Glover, Executive Director, Orchid Advisors and ASA Board Member

2017 Full Conference Agenda

The 2017 Conference Agenda includes more than 20 industry-specific sessions dedicating its attention to joining cross-functional disciplines to discuss compliance process and technology. Our one of a kind event goes far beyond product or sales: The Firearms Industry Compliance Conference is the first and only conference whose underlying purpose is to advance holistic industry initiatives and includes all FFL and business types – Manufacturers, Dealers, Importers, Wholesalers, Distributors, and even Freight companies and 2nd tier Suppliers.


Limited sponsorship levels are available.  Please contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at or (203) 426-1320 ext. 214 for more information.