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Following on from the success of last year's conference, we are proud to bring you Defence Exports 2008. Bringing together national representatives and senior industry figures, this is the event to attend for the most up-to-date information on national export control regulations, institutional initiatives and industry insights and experiences. Meet your national representatives and ensure your organisation stays ahead of the latest trade compliance challenges and regulations.

Attend the 2008 conference to:

  • Hear updates on European export control regulations
  • Assess the latest US ITAR policies and procedures
  • Analyse new EU integtration into European defence trade networks
  • Discuss EU initiatives, including the intracommunity transfer of defence goods and the review of dual-use regulations
  • Share experiences with industry through a series of tailored presentations

Attend the post conference workshop on 'European Approaches to ITAR' to discuss the latest ITAR regulations and the implications for your business


An excellent line up of guest speakers include:

  • Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  • Christopher Parish, Head, Business Process and Change Group, Export Control Organisation, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, UK
  • Ann Marie Calvaresi Barr, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, US Government Accountability Office
  • Ramon Muro, Deputy Director General, Foreign Trade of Defence Materials and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, Secretariat General for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Spain
  • Dr Walter Werner, Head of Unit, V B 3 - Defence Export Policy, Control of Acquisitions, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany
  • Matthijs Wolters, Head, Export Control and Arms Export Policy Division, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Jan Erik Lövgren, Deputy Director General, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products
  • Lüfti Varoglu, Head, International Co-Operation, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey
  • Maciej Falkowski, Head, Export Control Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
  • Ulf Brühann, Adviser, DG Enterprise, European Commission
  • Paul Moffatt, Legal and Group Export Control Director, Thales
  • Patrick Donovan, Vice President, Trade Controls and Counsel, Airbus
  • Dr Joachim Geisel, Vice President, Export Administration, EADS Deutschland
  • Jasper Helder, Trade & Customs Attorney, Bird & Bird
  • Gary L Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Chaired by:

  • David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls and Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence


Who Should Attend?
Attendees in 2007 included Vice Presidents, Directors, Leaders and Officers for:
  • Export Controls
  • Export Compliance
  • Trade Compliance
  • Trade Controls
  • Licensing
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Contracts

 
Defence Exports 2007 was a great success and a practical sell out! Book early to guarantee your place in 2008.

"A very useful conference that should be heard annually" Senior Representative, UK MoD, 2007 Delegate

"I found the conference to be of great benefit and essential for keeping up to date with procedures and regulations. Well planned and executed. Many thanks" Senior Representative, BAE SYSTEMS, 2007 Delegate

"I returned from this conference very much more comfortable about the general direction in the EU in this field. The international nature of the presentations was a major benefit to understanding of the EU position and its possible outcomes" Senior Represenative, Airbus UK, 2007 Delegate
 
 

For more information on the conference and for speaking opportunities please contact James Haggan on +44 (0) 207 827 6012 or jhaggan@smi-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Hayes

David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls and Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, UK

9:10 The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls

Ambassador Sune Danielsson

Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

  • The role of the Wassenaar Arrangement in setting the global pace in achieving greater responsibility in the exports of conventional arms and dual-use technologies
  • Control of MANPADS
  • 9:50 Update on UK Export Controls in 2008

    Christopher Parish

    Christopher Parish, Head, Business Process and Change Group, Export Control Organisation, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, UK

  • Brief background on the export control organisation
  • Recent developments: Performance, SPIRE
  • Update on UK legislation
  • Enforcement and compliance
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Recent Developments in German Defence Exports

    Dr Walter Werner

    Dr Walter Werner, Head of Unit, V B 3 - Defence Export Policy, Control of Acquisitions, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany

  • Stable and restrictive export control policy in Germany
  • Global licenses for specified end users complemented by new instruments
  • Introduction of general licenses for repair, equipment for ABC-protection in March 2008
  • Use of general project licenses
  • Ongoing discussion about components transfers, including LOI components license
  • Role of the future EC transfer directive for small and medium enterprises and defence industry cooperation
  • 11:30 Spanish Export Control Developments

    Ramon Muro

    Ramon Muro, Deputy Director General, Foreign Trade of Defence Materials and Dual Use Goods and Technologies, Secretariat General for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Industry Trade and Tourism, Spain

  • An introduction to defence export controls in Spain
  • New Spanish export control law - is it a unique law?
  • Royal decree for export controls
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:10 Roadmap to Recent Changes in ITAR Policy and Procedures

    Gary L Stanley

    Gary L Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

  • New foreign purchase order requirements to support DSP-5 export licenses in support of TAA's and MLA's
  • Latest developments on authorisations and NDA requirements for dual national / third country national employees / temp workers
  • New documentation requirements to support temporary export and import licenses, including such licenses for demos / exhibitions in the United States
  • Practical effects of US / UK Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty
  • State / DDTC's latest enforcement priorities
  • 13:50 A Trans-National EU Company and ITAR

    Paul Moffatt

    Paul Moffatt, Legal and Group Export Control Director, Thales

  • Experiences in dealing with ITAR
  • Complying with ITAR in the future
  • Industry insights for potential future improvement
  • 14:30 Compliance Management for the Re-Export Regulations of the ITAR

    Dr Joachim Geisel

    Dr Joachim Geisel, Vice President, Export Administration, EADS Deutschland

  • Change in end-use and change of control
  • Pro-active elements in the business process
  • "Education" of supply chain
  • IT solutions
  • License and TAA management
  • Contractual provisions
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 The Export Control Environment in Turkey

    Lütfi Varoglu

    Lütfi Varoglu, Head, International Co-Operation, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey

  • General description of the organisation, mission and the projects of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM)
  • Capabilities and products of the Turkish defence industry
  • Defence exports procedures in Turkey
  • Defence exports strategy of SSM
  • 16:10 The Polish Export Control Environment

    Krzysztof  Firkowski

    Krzysztof Firkowski, Counsellor to the Minister , Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Security Policy Department, Poland

  • An overview of Polish export controls
  • Joining the European defence trade network
  • Future plans
  • 16:50 Monitoring and Enforcing Compliance

    Jasper Helder

    Jasper Helder, Trade & Customs Attorney, Bird & Bird

  • Setting up, maintaining and using compliance programmes
  • Contractual arrangements to deal with suppliers and customers
  • The role of the compliance officer
  • The role of the administration
  • How to deal with infringements
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:30 Post Conference Drinks Reception Hosted by Bird & Bird

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls and Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, UK

    9:10 Export Control Program and Process Challenges - A View from the GAO

    Ann Marie Calvaresi Barr

    Ann Marie Calvaresi Barr, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, US Government Accountability Office

  • Work related to defence export controls
  • Update on legislative, executive branch and industry calls for reform
  • GAO 'ensuring the effective protection of technologies critical to US national security interests'
  • 9:50 Pakistan's Experiences in Export Controls

    Dr Syed Rizwan Ahmed

    Dr Syed Rizwan Ahmed, Counsellor (Political), Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels

  • The latest regulations and current state structures on export controls
  • Working and integrating with Europe
  • The future direction
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Intracommunity Transfer of Defence Goods: The Way Ahead

    Ulf Brühann

    Ulf Brühann, Adviser, DG Enterprise , European Commission

  • The objectives and legal base of community action
  • Simplification of national licensing systems in order to reduce red tape and foster industrial cooperation in Europe: why general and global licenses?
  • Managing export policy restrictions issued by Member States
  • Confidence building through reporting, certification, co-operation and consultation
  • Transitional problems
  • 11:40 Swedish Export Control Update

    Jan-Erik Lövgren

    Jan-Erik Lövgren, Deputy Director General, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products

  • An overview of the system in 2008
  • Latest regulations
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 A Dutch Outlook on Defence Exports

    Matthijs C Wolters

    Matthijs C Wolters, Head, Arms Control and Arms Export Policy Division, Security Policy Department , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

  • Current developments with Dutch arms export policies
  • The role of export controls in maintaining Dutch security
  • Future plans
  • 14:30 Managing Transnational Export Controls

    Patrick Donovan

    Patrick Donovan, Vice President Trade Controls and Counsel, Airbus

  • Transnational defence programmes and export control planning
  • Supplier coordination of licensing and compliance
  • The three stages of programme management in export control
  • Design & development
  • Serial production
  • After market support and spares management
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 "Am I my Suppliers Keeper?"

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls and Chairman, Export Group for Aerospace and Defence, UK

  • The customer / supplier relationship and export controls
  • Is there an obligation to provide export control support to suppliers?
  • What are the risks of supporting versus not supporting suppliers in the arena?
  • What models of support provision exist?
  • 16:20 Developments in ITAR Enforcement and Defensive Strategies for Non-US Companies

    Gary L Stanley

    Gary L Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

  • Enforcement trends and implications for EU companies
  • Strategic advice as to defensive steps that can be taken to lessen liability
  • Suggested protocols for responding to suspected US export control violations
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks, Close of Conference and Afternoon Tea

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    European Approaches to ITAR
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    European Approaches to ITAR

    Radisson SAS Hotel Brussels
    7th October 2008
    Brussels, Belgium

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    Rue du Fossé-aux-Loups 47
    Brussels B-1000
    Belgium

    Radisson SAS Hotel Brussels

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