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SMi are pleased to announce our inaugural conference...

 

DEFENCE EXPORTS ASIA-PACIFIC

 

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Registered Organisations include:

Ministry of Defence Singapore, DSTA Singapore, Singapore Customs, Rolls-Royce, Thales, Thales Optronics, Boeing, Finmeccanica, Saab, Australian Department of Defence, US Embassy Singapore, US Embassy Malaysia, US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand and WL Gore Associates

 

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SMi's first annual Defence Exports Asia conference has arrived. Being held in Singapore on the 1st and 2nd February 2012. Following the success of Defence Exports in Europe the conference is heading to the Asian market to discuss the major Defence Export controls and regulations in the region.

Every year new export controls, regulations and laws are introduced and it is pivotal that all defence contractors comply with these new regulations. Our conference will provide delegates the opportunity to learn all the latest Asian export controls and regualtions plus how to comply with them, with speakers from across Asia and the three U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense and State, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

With key topics being discussed from the latest ITAR and EAR regulations to the latest treaties being introduced in the region. Take this chance to network with the key policy makers and participate in interactive panel discussions on all the talked about export controls, listen to industry examples of how to comply with the new regulations, controls and laws so your company do not get caught out.

Defence Exports is a major discussion area within the Defence arena and this conference will provide a fantastic insight into the Asia Export Controls and the future  for Defence Exports in the region.

 

Recent survey analysis from our Defence Exports Conference

95% of attendees said the event was a good annual event to attend

90% of attendees rated the event 4/5 or higher

Average speaker presentation rating was 4.2 out of 5.

 

Comments included:

"The Chairman had excellent co-ordination"

"The US Department of Defense provided a very good update on progress and implications."

"The foreign and commonwealth office gave a good update and provided fruitful discussion"

"The Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany used humour and gave a very good update with useful follow up discussion and questions"

Don't miss this opportunity to take part in Defence Exports Asia.

Meet with the key policy makers from across the export/compliance community.

 

  • Meet senior representatives from U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense and State
  • Discuss the latest regulations and export controls across Asia
  • Analyse the latest changes to the ITAR and EAR
  • Assess the latest regulations in the Asian market
  • Learn the new treaties which have been introduced in the Asian market
  • Network with senior policy makers
Defence Exports Asia

 

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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

 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Hayes

David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

9:10 GUEST OF HONOUR KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Indian Export Controls

Satyajeet Rajan

Satyajeet Rajan, Joint Secretary for Exports, Ministry of Defence, India

  • Overview of India's defence exports
  • Co-operation with neighbouring countries
  • New acts and licenses being introduced in the coming years
  • 9:50 Taiwan National Update

    James Yang

    James Yang, Deputy Executive Secretary, Export Control Task Force, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan

  • Taiwan's export controls
  • Arms Control licenses
  • National treaties and acts to comply with
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Australian National Update

    Angus Kirkwood

    Angus Kirkwood, Director Operations, Australian Department of Defence

  • Current Australian export controls
  • Export licensing
  • Co-operation with Asia, Europe and the U.S.
  • 11:40 Strategic Trade Act (STA) 2010 - Facilitating Trade in a Secure Trading Environment

    Angelina Gurunathan

    Angelina Gurunathan, Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

  • Chronology of implementation of the Strategic Trade Act in Malaysia
  • Classification of the strategic items
  • Categories of permit
  • Activities controlled under the Act
  • 12:20 Malaysian National Update

    Mohamed Shahabar Abdul Kareem

    Mohamed Shahabar Abdul Kareem, Strategic Trade Controller, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

  • General Licensing/Vetting process
  • Criteria considered before granting export permit
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Vietnam Export Controls

    Tran Ba Cuong

    Tran Ba Cuong, Director of Origin and Quality Control Division, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam

  • Overview on the Vietnam Export - Import policy
  • Necessity of Export Control in Vietnam
  • Goods prohibited to export/transit/transhipment
  • Transit and transhipment
  • Prevention of illegal transhipment from 3rd parties
  • Trade in chemicals/bio-chem and weapons
  • Export licensing
  • Export duties/tariff
  • Cooperation in Non-Proliferation in international or regional treaties and agreements
  • 14:40 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

  • An overview of the Asian export controls and the future
  • Learn from senior government officials on their take of the Asian export controls
  • Find out what steps the Asian governments are taking to streamline defence trade cooperation with Europe and the U.S.
  • David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

    Angus Kirkwood

    Angus Kirkwood, Director Operations, Australian Department of Defence

    James Yang

    James Yang, Deputy Executive Secretary, Export Control Task Force, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Taiwan

    Tran Ba Cuong

    Tran Ba Cuong, Director of Origin and Quality Control Division, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam

    Mohamed Shahabar Abdul Kareem

    Mohamed Shahabar Abdul Kareem, Strategic Trade Controller, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia

    Satyajeet Rajan

    Satyajeet Rajan, Joint Secretary for Exports, Ministry of Defence, India

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Corruption Risks and Compliance Tips in Defense Exports

    Eric Carlson

    Eric Carlson, Attorney, Covington & Burling LLP

  • Corruption risks in the defense industry generally and Asia specifically
  • Brief overview of relevant anti-corruption laws
  • Elements of a successful anti-corruption compliance program
  • Practical tips for doing business in Asia in a compliant manner
  • 16:30 The Wassenaar Arrangement - Adapting Export Controls to a Changing World

    Ambassador Sune Danielsson

    Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

  • The Wassenaar Arrangement is the only export control regime focused on conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies
  • The Arrangement's Control Lists are reviewed constantly to ensure that they remain relevant to today's challenges
  • The Arrangement's Best Practices Guidelines are a useful guide for national export control authorities as they consider their own policies
  • National discretion is preserved - all export licencing decisions remain with national authorities
  • The Arrangement's 40 Participating States work to enhance global security by helping to strengthen export controls even among non-member countries 
  • 17:00 Compliance with UN Security Council resolutions banning arms trade with North Korea

    Katsuhisa Furukawa

    Katsuhisa Furukawa, Member, Panel of Experts established persuant to resolution 1874 , United Nations Security Council

  • The sanctions under the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1716 (2006) and 1874 (2009) relating to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
  • The sanction implementation structure
  • The methods of evasion of the sanctions by the DPRK
  • The issues of international cooperation for the implementation of the sanctions
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

    9:10 KEYNOTE: Status and Summary of U.S. Export Control Reform Effort

    Robert. S. Kovac

    Robert. S. Kovac, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Managing Director, Defense Trade Controls, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, US Department of State

  • National security objectives of reform effort
  • Structure and ultimate goals
  • Update on changes to dual-use controls
  • Description of expected changes to reach goals of reform effort
  • Compliance obligations associated with changes
  • 9:50 KEYNOTE: An update on Export Control Reform Actions Impacting the Export Administration Regulations

    Kevin Kurland

    Kevin Kurland, Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis, US Department of Commerce

  • Overview of the Export Administration Regulations
  • Trends in controlled dual-use exports
  • Impact of ECR on dual-use exports
  • Impact of changes to the US Munitions List on the Commerce Control List
  • Other ECR activities impacting the Export Administration Regulations
  • Enhanced compliance initiatives
  • 10:30 KEYNOTE: Export Control Reform in 2012

    James Hursch

    James Hursch, Director, US Department of Defense

  • Department of Defense's role in export license and technology transfer
  • Export Control Reform - Where are we now?
  • Technology Security and foreign disclosure reform
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Hear the latest on Obama administration's efforts to reform U.S. export controls
  • Find out what steps the U.S. government is taking to streamline defence trade cooperation with Asian allies.
  • Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    James Hursch

    James Hursch, Director, US Department of Defense

    Robert. S. Kovac

    Robert. S. Kovac, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Managing Director, Defense Trade Controls, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, US Department of State

    Donald Pearce

    Donald Pearce, Regional Export Control Officer, US Embassy, Singapore

    Kevin Kurland

    Kevin Kurland, Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis, US Department of Commerce

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 How EAR-ITAR Enforcement Initiatives are impacting companies in Asia

    Donald Pearce

    Donald Pearce, Regional Export Control Officer, US Embassy, Singapore

  • Changes to the control lists
  • New license exceptions
  • Regional considerations
  • Focus on end-use and End-user considerations
  • 14:10 Key ITAR Risk Areas for Non-US Companies: How to avoid the landmines?

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

  • Challenges posed by retransfers of defense articles and defense services
  • Brokering and the slippery slope of the BAE Consent Agreement
  • Heightened Risk of Third Country Nationals in Asian Companies
  • Evolution of embargoes - recent changes and how to stay current
  • 14:40 From screening dual nationals to just about everyone: The brave new world of ITAR 124.18

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

  • Learn how companies are coping under these new employee screening requirements
  • Find out what is an acceptable "government security clearance" for purposes of ITAR 124.18
  • Hear the latest on what constitutes an appropriate level of screening for "substantive contacts"
  • Discover workarounds for temporary workers/contract employees who would otherwise not qualify under ITAR 124.18
  • Compare how other companies are resolving conflicts with privacy and other home country laws
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Preventing Proliferation Procurement through Partnerships

    Daniel Salisbury

    Daniel Salisbury, Lead Researcher on Proliferation Procurement & Anti-Proliferation in the Private Sector, Kings College London

  • The need for partnerships between the private sector and national export licensing authorities
  • Developing and implementing best practice export licensing compliance systems
  • Awareness of proliferation risks through information sharing
  • Constructing proliferation-resistant supply chains
  • 16:10 Safeguard implications of the growth in Civil Nuclear

    Cathy Pasterczyk

    Cathy Pasterczyk , State Factor Analysis Section , International Atomic Energy Agency

  • Increase in the use of nuclear power
  • Covert trade and proliferation challenges to international safeguards
  • What States can do, what companies can do?
  • Are developing countries particularly vulnerable?
  • How this links to the NPT?
  • 16:40 An Introduction to Virtual Compliance

    Matt Henson

    Matt Henson, Manager of Trade Automation and Systems Integration, I T T

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    Workshops

    Export Controls in Europe
    Workshop

    Export Controls in Europe

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
    3rd February 2012
    Singapore, Singapore

    IT Challenges in Effective Export Control Compliance
    Workshop

    IT Challenges in Effective Export Control Compliance

    Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
    3rd February 2012
    Singapore, Singapore

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