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February 5, 2016

Registration Opens for Firearms Industry Compliance Conference Hosted By Orchid Advisors and NSSF

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February 5, 2016

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Registration Opens for Firearms Industry Compliance Conference Hosted By
Orchid Advisors and NSSF

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Orchid Advisors, the firearm industry’s trusted compliance and operations experts, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, announce the third annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference (FICC), to be held May 2-4 in Atlanta, Georgia.

“We are pleased to have partnered with NSSF for the second year in a row to bring operational compliance expertise to firearm manufacturers, importers, distributors and dealers,” said Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors. The FICC provides operational compliance and technology information that allows owners and executives to focus on manufacturing and selling product while their businesses remain compliant.

The FICC program is composed of three learning tracks and will include timely and relevant discussions of how the regulatory environment has evolved over the past two years, especially including the 2016 Presidential Actions.

  • Distributors and dealers
  • Enabling technology and regulations
  • Manufacturing and import/export operations

The conference theme will be highly focused on the future—where regulations are headed, how new developments in product research and development affect Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), and what processes and technologies FFLs are using to significantly improve their business. Additionally, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will provide focused sessions throughout the conference, offering FFLs an opportunity to interact, ask questions and focus on proactive compliance.

“With 2016 looking to be an historical year for everyone in our industry in terms of production, sales and customer engagement, it is imperative that each and every member of the firearms trade commits to the highest level of compliance,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “This year’s annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference will help ensure that our industry members have the resources to safely navigate the complicated compliance landscape associated with operating their businesses that lawfully sell firearms and ammunition products.”

Two pre-conference sessions will be held on May 2, prior to the official conference start, and will provide FFLs with a concentrated training session on firearms industry technology and federal firearm regulations.

Seating is limited for this conference and it will sell out, so industry members are encouraged to register now. To learn more about the 2016 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference, click here. To register and reserve your seat, click here.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are 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 & 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 13,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit

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