NAMM Members Gathering at Issues Forum During NAMM Show-Tap Into Issues Updates and Resources Provided at Links Below

Intellectual Property (IP) Forum @ The 2014 NAMM Show

Music product creators, innovators, fabricators, business owners and managers concerned about securing and protecting intellectual property vital to business attended the Intellectual Property  (IP) Forum @ The 2014 NAMM Show. Download and listen to the session.

The panel was moderated by Mary Luehrsen, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM. Panelists included USPTO staff:

Jonathan Miller, Greenblum & Bernstein, PLLC

Susan Anthony, Attorney-Advisor, US Patent and Trademark Office

Ronald Bienstock, Bienstock & Michael, P.C.

Affordable Healthcare Town Hall @ The 2014 NAMM Show

Participants who anticipate changes in employer health insurance requirements and options as they impact small to moderate sized businesses under the federal Affordable Care Act, attended the Affordable Healthcare Town Hall @ The 2014 NAMM Show.  Download and listen to the session.

The panel was hosted by NAMM Public Affairs and Government Relations, and moderated by Jim Goldberg, Founder of Goldberg Associates.  Speaker present:

Neil Trautwein, Vice President and Employee Benefits Policy Counsel at the National Retail Federation

RMM Forum @ The 2014 NAMM Show

Those seeking inspiration to connect with their communities and transform their businesses to be hubs for all to make music, attended the RMM Forum @ The 2014 NAMM Show.  Download and listen to the session.

The panel was moderated by Mary Luehrsen, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM. Panelists included Directors from, "Songwriting With Soldiers,” a program that builds wholeness and community for military service men and women.

Darden Smith, Founder and Creative Director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers

Mary Judd, Executive Director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers

Import-Export Forum

Participants seeking more information on Import-Export topics including: Prop 65 compliance, Musical instrument passport for international travel, and Lacey Act and CITES compliance updates, attended NAMM's Import-Export Forum @ The 2014 NAMM Show.  Download and listen to the session.

The panel was moderated by Mary Luehrsen, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, NAMM. Panelists included the Founder of Goldberg Associations, and the President at Harris/Ragan Management Group:

Jim Goldberg, Founder of Goldberg Associations

Godfrey Harris, President at Harris/Ragan Management Group

If you are interested in updates from Forums@NAMM, please indicate the topic(s) you are interested in and send an email to Jessica Cortez, jessicac@namm.org.