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March 13, 2017

NSSF, Orchid Advisors Announce Sponsors of 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

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March 13, 2017

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NSSF, Orchid Advisors Announce Sponsors of 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

Sponsors of 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance ConferenceNEWTOWN, Conn.—Orchid Advisors, the firearm industry’s trusted compliance and operations experts, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the firearms industry’s trade association, are pleased to announce that Epicor and Easy Bound Book will sponsor the 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference at the Silver level, joined by AIRSCHOTT and TWI Group at the Bronze level.

“Each year these four companies play an important role in our conference,” said Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors. “And for that we are very thankful. Their respective products are well regarded by the industry’s FFLs, and attendees of the FICC benefit from one-on-one product demonstrations and advance knowledge of upcoming product releases. Their software, compliance and trade services offer meaningful improvements to business and regulatory processes.”

“We are very pleased to have these companies join us for this event,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel. “More of our industry than ever before is looking toward technologies and services that help them maintain the highest level of compliance, and these four go a long way towards enabling smart business decisions. For that, we thank each of them and their teams of professionals.”

The 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity that addresses the business processes driving production and sales, as well as the following topics:

  • ATF regulations and proper completion of NFA Forms 2-9
  • A&D book record keeping, inventory management and inspections
  • Retail transactions including the 4473, and the future of retail POS and NICS
  • Export compliance relating to ITAR and DDTC enforcement actions
  • Firearm retail security statistics and solutions

Industry experts in regulatory compliance and process management will host over 20 sessions focused on NFA forms, suppressor regulations, state compliance, POS technology and ATF inspections. Do not miss this outstanding opportunity to learn from industry leaders and to interact directly with national leaders from the ATF, FBI NICS, and DDTC.

In addition to the two-day conference, attendees can also take part in one of three pre-conference workshops on the afternoon of May 8.

  • Track A is a special executive session, dedicated to the industry’s CEOs, CFOs and General Counsels. “The Coming Storm and the Firearms Accountability Counsel Taskforce” will be delivered by Lawrence Keane and the team from Maynard Cooper.
  • Track B will be an NFA workshop led by Alphonso Hughes, Chief of the NFA Division, and Phil Milks of Orchid Advisors.
  • Track C will feature a deep dive into retail security best practices, delivered by ATF Chief Tom Chittum, Alexis Tunell of Orchid Advisors and Bill Napier of NSSF.

The 2017 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference will take place at the Westin Arlington Gateway. Registration for this important forum is now open. To register, click here. Orchid Advisors and NSSF encourage early registration for this event, which will sell out. As an added incentive, hotel reservations made before 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, will receive a special conference group rate of $219 per night. To reserve your room at the Westin Arlington Gateway and secure your special rate, click here.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities remain available for this event. Contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF director of exhibit & sponsorship sales, at or 203-460-1320 ext. 214.


About Orchid Advisors
Orchid Advisors assists firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers in achieving compliance and operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting solutions that reduce risk, cut costs and provide expert guidance to make our client’s business more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is the trusted firearms industry compliance and operations experts and is endorsed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. For more information, visit

About NSSF
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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