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SMi are pleased to announce the 8th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 2nd and 3rd October 2013, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

This is your opportunity to network with key Government speakers and industry leaders from the U.S., Europe and more to learn all the latest updates on international export control regulations.

Many European export control managers have only dealt with the ITAR and are therefore are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances to EAR regulatory requirements. With the recent Obama export control reforms, industry are now being forced to do a hurried studies of the EAR. This conference is designed to give those working in defence exports compliance the insights and tools they need to survive the recent changes and work toward greater success with their export compliance.

At this conference you will gain valuable information from officials on the current developments in US Export Reforms and plans for the future. Hear from the European Commission on Conventional Arms Exports (COARM) and the  Common Position 2008/944/CFSP. Listen to presentations from EU member states such as the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands and international countries such as Turkey and Israel and analyse global developments between friendly countries.

 

This conference will analyse how regulations on dual-use items, the United States Munitions List & ITAR, the Commercial Control List & EAR, compliance procedures & licensing protocols & applications, the Arms Trade Treaty & other international treaties, embargos & sanctions, and other controls impact on defence companies' global trade operations.

 Understand defence exports on a global scale and place your company at a strategic advantage with critical compliance information.

 

The conference agenda draws together export control professionals from international Government departments, case studies from the major defence companies in the world, international trade law expertise from global law firms and trade management experience from leading consultancies in the field. This comprehensive knowledge will equip any senior export professional with the essential information and skills to manage their international defence trade operations efficiently whilst staying compliant with the labyrinth of different controls and regulations.

 

Why should you attend this event?

Discuss the very latest in international export control regulations developments
Analyse compliance issues with key legal experts and Government officials
Hear about government and private sector collaboration in trade and export controls
Learn about individual countries licensing procedures and international treaties
Network with senior export control experts from Europe, the U.S. 

 Vice Presidents, Directors, Head of Departments, Managers, Lawyers, Consultants and Officers for:


Export Controls
Regulations •Licensing
European Liaisons
Asian Liaisons
APAC Liaisons
Foreign Trade
Foreign Policy
Security •Strategy
Compliance
Logistics
Imports / Exports
Foreign Co-operation
Trade Relations
Trade Regulations

 

Previous attendees include:

Asian Disaster Reduction Centre ( ADRC) ; Banque Francaise Commerciale Antilles-Guyane (B F C Antilles-Guyane); Business Risk Intenrational ; Columbia Metals Ltd; Cramond Medical Practice; D L A Piper Prague L L P; Department of Radiology; E A D S Deutschland Gmb H - Defence Electronics; Hamilton Sundstrand Worldwide Repair; Ministry of Foreign Affairs ; Northrop Grumman Corp; O F S T E D; Orbi Terra S L; PT Velseis Indonesia ; Serono SA; S-IN Soluzioni Informatiche; The Australian Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety Agency ( ARPANSA) ;  

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

9:10 Key Note Address: An update from the US Defense Technology Security Administration

Mr. Hugh F.T. Hoffman III

Mr. Hugh F.T. Hoffman III, Deputy Director, Defense Technology Security Administration, Department of Defense
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  • US Department of Defence update on esport control reform
  • An update on critical itmes issues and the current critical items control list
  • Developments in the single unified information technology licensing system
  • A discussion on national security versus profit
  • Movements towards one-agency for defence export control
  • 9:50 An update from the US Department of Commerce

    Kevin  Wolf

    Kevin Wolf , Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce

  • Status report on regulatory update 2013
  • Export control reform for 2013
  • Dual-use regulations and european trade
  • License issues and management of licenses
  • US perspective on encryption exports
  • 10:30 The business implications of the U.S. export control reform

    Curtis M. Dombek

    Curtis M. Dombek, Office Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

    The reality of the new USML catagories
    The transition rules
    Changes affecting dual and third country nationals
    What happens to TAA's

    11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:30 An update on German export controls

    Dr. Walter Werner

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

  • Outline of the German export control system and licensing practice
  • Legislative reform 2013
  • Transparency and export control
  • Intra-EU transfers (implementation of the EU directive)
  • Industry cooperation and export control
  • 12:10 A deep dive into license exception STA

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

  • Discover the “in” and “outs” of this “key” to the Obama export control reforms and how to make it work for your company
  • What are the “rules of the road” for re-exporting under license exception STA
  • Learn the interaction between license exception STA and the EAR 'de minimis' rule
  • Pick up tips on record keeping requirements under license exemption STA
  • 12:50 Cases on Trade Liberalisation due to the Interim Rules of Export Control Reform

    Harald Hohmann

    Harald Hohmann, Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte

  • Sales of an aircraft component from the USA: under current and future law
  • New Planning possibilities for suppliers of components (examples)
  • Transfer of Know-how from the USA: under current and future law
  • What are the main changes in these cases and examples?
  • Resume on the ITAR/EAR Reform: Trade Facilitation, but also huge adaption requirements
  • 13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Panel discussion: US control reform - Europe reacts

  • Hear firsthand from leading European export control managers about the impact of the Obama export control reforms
  • Learn about unexpected problems and “coping mechanisms”
  • To what extent do they have to deal with “double licensing”?
  • Discover how they have adapted their compliance policies, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance with the new rules
  • Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    Susan Griffiths

    Susan Griffiths, Export Control Manager, MBDA

    Jochen Hartmannshenn

    Jochen Hartmannshenn, V.P., Deputy Group Export Compliance Officer, EADS

    15:10 Defence company perspective – exports case study

    Susan Griffiths

    Susan Griffiths, Export Control Manager, MBDA

  • Compliance with global export regulations and laws
  • Responding to global change
  • Working with Governments to succeed
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 National update from Swedish export control agency

    Jan-Erik  Lovgren

    Jan-Erik Lovgren, Deputy Director General, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP)

  • New government developments
  • Transit of defence material
  • Control and compliance of defence material and dual-use products
  • EU certification process
  • Brokering permits
  • Manufacturing permits
  • Implementation of intra-community transfer
  • 17:00 Intra community of defense goods (ICT)

    Jochen Hartmannshenn

    Jochen Hartmannshenn, V.P., Deputy Group Export Compliance Officer, EADS

  • Control Philosophy
  • Industries hope in implementation
  • What did industry receive
  • Incoherent licenses
  • Incoherent license application
  • How to control
  • Let us try to make it usable
  • 17:40 Chairmans closing remarks and close of day 1

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    9:10 Key note address: Wassenaar Arrangment update for 2013

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

  • An overview of the Wassenaar Arrangement
  • Developments over 2013
  • Summary of Changes to the Control Lists
  • Outreach
  • 9:50 Civil nuclear export controls: A company perspective

    Spencer  Chilvers

    Spencer Chilvers, Head of Export Control Policy and Civil Nuclear, Rolls Royce plc

  • Nuclear export controls and the supply chain
  • EU export controls – is change required?
  • Involving industry in the fight against proliferation
  • What governments can do for industry
  • 10:30 Deciphering the key definition changes under the ITAR and EAR

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann

  • New “Specially Designed” Concept  – what does it mean and how will it impact your classification analysis?
  • New “Defense Services” definition – how will it impact items transferred to the EAR  but installed on military end items?
  • “Technology” under the EAR versus “Technical Data” under the ITAR – how this may impact what data is controlled for items transferred to the EAR?
  • New brokering rules – what does this mean for your business activities?   
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Safeguards Implications of the Growth in Civil Nuclear Industry

    Paul-Marc Schot

    Paul-Marc Schot , Senior Information Analyst, International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Fuel Cycle
  • Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) obligations
  • Safeguards implications
  • What can be done
  • 12:20 Non compliance in a global market

    David Lorello

    David Lorello, Partner, Covington & Burling Llp

  • Mitigating against the risk
  • The conundrum of Dual-use items
  • Balancing Government and private sector interests
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 A review of the EU common position on arms exports: prospects for strengthened controls

    Mr Mark Bromley

    Mr Mark Bromley, Senior Researcher, SIPRI

    14:40 The EU export control system: recent development & trends

    Stephane Chardon

    Stephane Chardon, External Relations Directorate General, European Commission

  • The EU export control system: basic features
  • Recent developments and pending legislative proposals
  • The export control policy review: the report on the Green Paper public consultation (SWD 2013/7)
  • The export control policy review: plans for a 'communication' on the future of EU export controls
  • 15:20 A Swedish defence company perspective on export compliance for complex global operations

    Bjorn Uggla

    Bjorn Uggla, Director Export Control, Security and Defence Solutions, Saab AB

  • Export control compliance in the global market place - key aspects and experiences
  • Dealing with delegated global operational responsibilities
  • Accomplishing compliance in Lean global operations
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 US Export Control Reform - Practical Considerations for Partners and Exporters

    Thomas Mathew

    Thomas Mathew, Director IT & Trade Compliance Services, OCR Services, Inc.

  • A review of US export control reforms
  • Discuss ECR impact on exports for US Exporters
  • Practical considerations for EU supply chain partners
  • 17:00 Panel Discussion – Dual-Use Technology Export Control EU regulation

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

     

    Panel discussion made up of a selection of the days' speakers

    17:40 Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Dr. Walter Werner

    Dr. Walter Werner

    Head of Unit, V B 3 - Defence Export Policy, Control of Acquisitions, Ministry of Economics and Technology
    Jan-Erik  Lovgren

    Jan-Erik Lovgren

    Deputy Director General, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP)
    Kevin  Wolf

    Kevin Wolf

    Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Bjorn Uggla

    Director Export Control, Security and Defence Solutions, Saab AB
    Bjorn Uggla

    Curtis M. Dombek

    Office Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Curtis M. Dombek

    David Lorello

    Partner, Covington & Burling Llp
    David Lorello

    Dr. Walter Werner

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

    Gary Stanley

    President, Global Legal Services
    Gary Stanley

    Harald Hohmann

    Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte
    Harald Hohmann

    Jan-Erik Lovgren

    Deputy Director General, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP)
    Jan-Erik  Lovgren

    Jochen Hartmannshenn

    V.P., Deputy Group Export Compliance Officer, EADS
    Jochen Hartmannshenn

    Kevin Wolf

    Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce
    Kevin  Wolf

    Mr Mark Bromley

    Senior Researcher, SIPRI
    Mr Mark Bromley

    Mr. Hugh F.T. Hoffman III

    Deputy Director, Defense Technology Security Administration, Department of Defense
    Mr. Hugh F.T. Hoffman III

    HUGH F. T. HOFFMAN III
    Mr. Tim Hoffman, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is currently serving as the Deputy Director for the Defense Technology Security Administration. In this capacity he assists the Director with ensuring U.S. national security interests by protecting critical technology and information while building partnership capacity.
    Before assuming this position, he served as the Director of the Security Cooperation Reform Task Force where he oversaw a DoD-wide study that provided the senior leaders of the Department with a set of actionable recommendations designed to materially accelerate and improve the delivery of security-related capabilities to U.S. partners and allies.
    Preceding that assignment, Mr. Hoffman served as the Director of the Partnership Strategy Group–Iraq, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I). In that position Mr. Hoffman led a multi-functional staff of subject matter experts charged with assisting the commander in planning for the US long-term cooperative security relationship with Iraq after US forces depart in 2011. Preceding that job, he served as the Director for Defense Affairs, leading MNSTC-I’s collective advisory efforts for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. In this capacity he supervised and synchronized the efforts of an organization of approximately 875 Coalition Forces personnel in five directorates that advised and trained the Ministry of Defense, the Joint Headquarters, and the three services.
    Commissioned as an infantry officer in 1973, Mr. Hoffman served in a wide variety of command and staff positions at all levels of the Army over a thirty year career. Since coming to OSD, Mr. Hoffman has had responsibility for a broad range of portfolios, including leading the development of the Department’s operational planning guidance (two editions of the Contingency Planning Guidance (2002 and 2005) and the ground-breaking Guidance for Employment of the Force (2008)), assisting the Secretary with reviewing over 75 combatant commander contingency plans, writing major sections of other strategic guidance and planning documents, leading DOD’s initial efforts to transform its contingency planning system (“Adaptive Planning”), serving as DoD’s first Building Partnership Capability Portfolio Manager, and representing OSD Policy as one of OSD’s two senior executives on the Department’s Global Force Management Board.
    Mr. Hoffman graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1973. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts and an MMAS in Operations from the Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies. He is also a 1994 graduate of the Army War College. In 2000 he completed a fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
    His civilian awards include the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award (1), Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1), Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award (1), Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award (1), and Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award (1). His military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (1), Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (3), and Army Achievement Medal (1).
    Mr. Hoffman and his wife, Patti, reside in Burke, VA. He has two daughters and two grandsons.

    Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann
    Nancy Fischer

    Paul-Marc Schot

    Senior Information Analyst, International Atomic Energy Agency
    Paul-Marc Schot

    Spencer Chilvers

    Head of Export Control Policy and Civil Nuclear, Rolls Royce plc
    Spencer  Chilvers

    Stephane Chardon

    External Relations Directorate General, European Commission
    Stephane Chardon

    Susan Griffiths

    Export Control Manager, MBDA
    Susan Griffiths

    Thomas Mathew

    Director IT & Trade Compliance Services, OCR Services, Inc.
    Thomas Mathew

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    Workshop

    How to Draft an Effective Export Control Compliance Manual

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