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Defence Exports 2007 will investigate practical challenges facing exporters and allow you to assess your approaches to exports in an era of globalisation. How do you protect technology and remain competitive whilst also acting reasonably and responsibly within the global marketplace? Leading international experts will present their thoughts and insights; through these tailored presentations, you will have the opportunity to maximise your future export capabilities.

Find out how to manage and maximise your US Defence Trade through our Half-Day Workshop on ‘European Approaches to ITAR,' 10 October 2007!

Key Topics Include:

  • The US defence exports system and ITAR
  • National specific export control developments
  • The EU reform agenda
  • The EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports
  • Globalisation and the regulation of Foreign Direct Investment
  • Building security through Public-Private Partnership
  • Managing export controlled data through a Technology Control Plan

Who Will You Hear From?

  • Mal Zerden, Chief, Aircraft Division, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, US Department of State
  • Christopher Parish, Head, Business Process and Change Group, Export Control Organisation, Department of Trade and Industry, UK
  • Claus Warnken, Deputy Head, Conventional Arms Export, Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany
  • Hajo Pravo Kluit, Senior Policy Adviser, Arms Export Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
  • Anita Roth, Deputy Head, Export Control Sub Division, Secretariat General of National Defence, France
  • Luis da Silva, Chair, COARM Working Group on Conventional Arms, Portugal
  • Jan-Erik Lövgren, Deputy Director General, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, Sweden
  • Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  • Professor Michele Nones, Head, Security and Defence Department, Instituto Affari Internazionali, Italy
  • Donald L Fischer, Managing Director, World Trade Management Services, Price Waterhouse Cooper, USA
  • Jeffrey Roncka, Vice President, CRA International, USA
  • Dr Joachim Geisel, Vice President, Export Administration, EADS Deutschland, Germany
  • Dominique P Lamoureux, Vice President, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Thales, France

For information about our 2008 event, please email James Haggan on jhaggan@smi-online.co.uk

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Richard Hesse

Richard Hesse, Chairman, Export Control Committee, Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

9:10 The US Defence Exports System

Mal Zerden

Mal Zerden, Chief, Aircraft Division, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, US Department of State

  • American regulations with respect to the EU
  • How will the European Commission's reforms affect US export controls?
  • Update on current developments and reform of US export controls
  • 9:50 UK Export Developments

    Christopher Parish

    Christopher Parish, Deputy Director, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), UK

  • Update on the review of the Export Control Act of 2002
  • New system of electronic licensing (SPIRE)
  • National Clearance Hub (NCH)
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Defence Exports System in Italy

    Michele  Nones

    Michele Nones, Head, Defence and Security, Instituto Affari Internazionali, Italy

  • Legal framework
  • Export procedures
  • Cooperative programmes
  • 11:40 The Future of German Defence Exports

    Claus  Warnken

    Claus Warnken, Deputy Head, Division of War Weapons and Military Equipment, Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany

  • The Future of German Defence Exports
  • Germany’s stance on new EU export licenses
  • German integration into international markets
  • New challenges for German arms export
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 A Dutch Outlook on Defence Exports

    Hajo Provo-Kluit

    Hajo Provo-Kluit , Senior Policy Adviser, Arms Export Policy Division, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs The Hague

  • Current developments within Dutch arms export policies
  • Export controls in the wider context of Dutch foreign and security policy
  • 14:30 French Export Policies

    Anita Roth

    Anita Roth, Deputy Head, Export Control Subdivision, Secretariat General Of National Defense, France

  • Update on French defence export industry
  • Agreements in place for further simplifications of exchanges between major arms producing European nations – developments
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 The Future of the Swedish Exports System

    Jan-Erik Lövgren

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

  • The present Swedish system
  • Strengthening in control of man pads
  • Future trends and developments
  • 16:20 The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls

    Ambassador Sune Danielsson

    Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

  • Recent developments – best practice guidelines
  • How Wassenaar lists are constructed and developed
  • 17:00 EU Transit Issues

    Bernadette Peers

    Bernadette Peers, Compliance Manager, Strategic Shipping Company Ltd

  • A comparison of country practices - UK, Germany, France, Netherlands
  • The need for consistency across EU states
  • Cost implications for European defence exporters
  • 17:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Richard Hesse

    Richard Hesse, Chairman, Export Control Committee, Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Richard Hesse

    Richard Hesse, Chairman, Export Control Committee, Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

    9:10 Working within the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports

    Luis da Silva

    Luis da Silva, Chair of COARM Working Group on Conventional Arms, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Portugal

  • Developments in bringing the EU Code of Conduct into law
  • An update on current discussions
  • Potential implications on the EU defence trade
  • 9:50 A Transnational EU Company and ITAR

    Joachim Geisel

    Joachim Geisel, Vice President, Export Administration, EADS Deutschland

  • How does EU industry anticipate complying with ITAR?
  • How do you work the American system?
  • An industry view – potential for improvement
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Globalisation and the Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

  • How globalisation of capital challenges national regulation of FDI in defence and security
  • How technology and the imperative of securing critical infrastructure complicate regulation of FDI
  • The trend of governments’ oversight of cross-border mergers/acquisitions affecting defence and security
  • Steven Grundman

    Steven Grundman, Vice President and Director of Aerospace and Defence Consulting, CRA International, USA

    11:40 Building Security through Public-Private Partnership

    Ian Anthony

    Ian Anthony, Research Coordinator, Non-Proliferation and Export Control, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Sweden

  • Building Security through Public-Private Partnership
  • Balancing commercial incentives against potential risks of diversion to unauthorised end-uses and end-users
  • Enabling trade with legitimate partners while preserving security interests
  • New forms of partnership between industry and regulators to ensure and enable safe and secure trade
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Export Controls: A Challenge for Global Companies

    Dominique P Lamoureux

    Dominique P Lamoureux, Vice President, Ethics and Corporate Responsability, Thales

  • Corporate governance: a tool for risk management 
  • The concept of certified company
  • 14:30 Managing Export Controlled Data through a Technology Control Plan

    Donald L Fischer

    Donald L Fischer, Managing Director, World Trade Management Services, Price Waterhouse Coopers, USA

  • What are the key technical data management issues:  US ITAR versus EU perspectives 
  • Elements of a Technology Control Plan: physical and virtual security
  • Managing technical data control requirements through IT infrastructure: data tagging, server / file  
    configurations, and identity management
  • Best practices in the global IT environment: US Department of State and UK MoD  "best practice" models
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Understanding Dual-Use Controls

    Gail Lee

    Gail Lee, Senior Manager, Global Export Control Services, Customs and International Trade, Ernst and Young

  • An overview of dual-use controls for the defence industry            
  • Understanding the complexities of dual-use controls 
  • The differences between US and EU dual-use controls and how to comply with both sets of regulations
  • 16:20 EU Armaments Export Regime and Offset Practices

    Aris Georgopoulos

    Aris Georgopoulos, Lecturer in European and Public Law, School of Law, Public Procurement Research, University of Nottingham

  • EU regime for armaments exports to third countries – current initiatives
  • Free movement rules and Defence Offsets policies
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    10th October 2007
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