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SMi’s 6th annual Defence Exports is the only place that brings together senior export control professionals. Every year new export controls and regulations are brought into existence and it is pivotal that companies comply with these new regulations. Our conference is designed to provide up-to-date information on all the latest export controls and reforms from North America and Europe.  

Do not miss this opportunity to hear from senior policy makers from around the world and learn about the latest policies being introduced, such as the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the UK Bribery Act and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
 
Take this chance to network with key policy makers and participate in interactive panel discussions and listen to industry examples of how to comply and adapt to the differing export controls.
 
 

 

 

SMi will be holding our first Defence Exports Asia conference in Singapore on the 1st and 2nd February 2012.

The Asia-Pacific region has become the world's largest market for arms, overtaking the Near East. With more arms being traded with the Asian market this conference will give you a great opportunity to learn all the important export controls and regulations in this thrieving marketplace.

For further information on this conference, please visit www.defence-exportsasia.com

 

Meet senior representatives from U.S Departments of Commerce, Defence and State

Discuss the latest regulations and export controls from around the world

Analyse the modernization of the ITAR and US and EU Export Controls 

Assess the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and UK Bribery Act

Network with senior policy makers

 

 

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

 

  • Export Controls
  • Regulations
  • Licensing
  • Strategy
  • European Liaisons
  • Foreign Trade
  • Foreign Policy
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Logistics

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

David Hayes

David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

9:10 An update from the U.S Department of Commerce

Kevin  Wolf

Kevin Wolf , Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Status report on US export control reform efforts described at the 2010 Defence Exports conference.
  • Description of US export control reform efforts planned for 2012.
  • Impact of and benefits to trade with Europe with respect to reforms in dual use regulations.
  • Summary of re-export controls imposed by US dual use regulations.
  • 9:40 An update from the U.S Department of Defence

    Anthony  Aldwell

    Anthony Aldwell , Deputy Director , U.S. Department of Defense

  • Department of Defense's role in Export License/Technology Transfer
  • Export Control Reform
  • 10:10 U.S. Defense Trade Controls Update

    Robert.S. Kovac

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

  • Directorate operations over the past year
  • Export Control reform actions to date
  • Export Control reform actions anticipated in the coming year
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:00 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 appropiate 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.
  • 11:30 Industry Perspective on Defence Export Control Reform

    Peter Lichtenbaum

    Peter Lichtenbaum, Partner, Covington and Burling

    Joyce Remington

    Joyce Remington, Director, BAE SYSTEMS

    11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Hear the latest on the Obama Administration's efforts to reform US export controls.
  • Learn from senior representatives of major US defence companies on what they view as the pros and cons of these changes.
  • Find out what steps the US government is taking to streamline defence trade cooperation with European allies and NATO.
  • Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    Kevin  Wolf

    Kevin Wolf , Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

    Robert.S. Kovac

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

    Peter Lichtenbaum

    Peter Lichtenbaum, Partner, Covington and Burling

    Joyce Remington

    Joyce Remington, Director, BAE SYSTEMS

    Anthony  Aldwell

    Anthony Aldwell , Deputy Director , U.S. Department of Defense

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

    David Hall

    David Hall, Deputy Head of Counter Proliferation , Foreign And Commonwealth Office (F C O)

    14:30 Safeguards implications of the growth in Civil Nuclear Industry

    Matti Tarvainen

    Matti Tarvainen, Head of Nuclear Trade and Technology Analysis Unit , 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?
  • 15:00 The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

    Josephine Frantzen

    Josephine Frantzen , Head of Arms Export , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 PANEL DISCUSSION

    Matti Tarvainen

    Matti Tarvainen, Head of Nuclear Trade and Technology Analysis Unit , International Atomic Energy Agency

    Josephine Frantzen

    Josephine Frantzen , Head of Arms Export , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

    David Hall

    David Hall, Deputy Head of Counter Proliferation , Foreign And Commonwealth Office (F C O)

    16:30 M&A Due Diligence and National Security Approvals in Defence Deals

    Sunwinder Mann

    Sunwinder Mann, Associate, Baker & McKenzie

    Gordon Low

    Gordon Low, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

    17:00 CFSP Common Position 2008/944 on export of defence items: Implementation Questions of Principles 1 and 2

    Dr. Harald Hohmann

    Dr. Harald Hohmann, Partner, Hohmann & Partner Attorneys

  • The Thailand/Vietnam case, and requirements of transparency and reliance on precedents
  • Criterion 1 (arms embargo): Relationship to Principle 2, and Impacts on Libya and China
  • Criterion 2 (Internal Repression etc): 5 Criteria for Internal Repression; double evidence required: and which countries are clearly repression countries? Impacts on 8 Arabic/Asian countries, as compared with the 20 most important destinations of German export licenses.
  • Minimum Standards or uniform EU consensus? Impact of EU-Agreement, uniform application of EU Law and EU basic rights.
  • Results of the Thailand/Vietnam case and additional legal strategies (contract, de-listing?).
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

    9:10 Israel and its adherence to Defence Export Controls

    Yorum Ziflinger

    Yorum Ziflinger, Director, Defence Export Enforcement, Ministry of Defence Israel

  • Background to Export Controls in Israel
  • Current Legislation
  • Scope of control
  • Control List
  • Dual-use
  • Defence exports and defence export controls
  • Adherence to International Control Regimes
  • 9:40 U.S. views on the Arms Trade Treaty and its relationship to the Export Control Reform Initiative

    William Malzahn

    William Malzahn, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction, US Department Of State

    10:10 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

    David Hall

    David Hall, Deputy Head of Counter Proliferation , Foreign And Commonwealth Office (F C O)

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Wassenaar Arrangement - Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

    Ambassador Sune Danielsson

    Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

  • Overview of the Wassenaar Arrangement - Its Origins and Present Operating Procedures
  • Structure of the Control Lists
  • Changes in the Lists
  • Best Practices Documents
  • 11:30 Directive 2009/43/EC - Intra - EU Transfers of Defence related products

    Iciar  Rodriguez Miranda

    Iciar Rodriguez Miranda , DG Enterprise, European Commission

  • Transposition of the Directive: State of play
  • Scope of general, global and individual licences
  • Certification of defence-related undertakings: how will it be organised?
  • 12:00 Recent EAR and ITAR Enforcement Trends: Compliance Enhancements to Avoid Being the next Case Study

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann

  • Lessons learned from prior cases and hot topics.
  • Types of industries and products/services under scrutiny
  • Extent to which indivduals versus companies are subject to investigation and penalties - recent trends
  • Problems associated with waiting until a deal/due diligence forces you to review your compliance practices.
  • Compliance steps you can take now to avoid the pain later
  • Internal review best practices to gauge your company's compliance.
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 UK National update

    Tom Smith

    Tom Smith, Head of Export Control Organisation, Department Of Trade And Industry (D T I)

  • Developments during the year in UK export licensing and export control enforcement.
  • Future plans for UK export licensing, especially the introduction of charging for licenses.
  • The relationship between UK export licensing and other regimes, especially the EU regime for intracommunity transfer of defence products.
  • 14:00 French National update

    Anne diaz-de-Tuesta

    Anne diaz-de-Tuesta, Chef du service des biens a double usage, Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry

    14:30 German National update

    Walter Werner

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

  • German implementing legislation of the EU transfer directive
  • General licenses outline
  • Certification procedure: first experience
  • 15:00 Swedish National update

    Jan-Erik  Lövgren

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

  • Organisational developments and Electronic Licensing
  • Implementation of Intra Community Transfer
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 PANEL DISCUSSION

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

    Tom Smith

    Tom Smith, Head of Export Control Organisation, Department Of Trade And Industry (D T I)

    Jan-Erik  Lövgren

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

    Susan Griffiths

    Susan Griffiths, Export Control Manager, MBDA Ltd

    Walter Werner

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

    Anne diaz-de-Tuesta

    Anne diaz-de-Tuesta, Chef du service des biens a double usage, Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry

    16:50 Virtual Compliance

    Matt Henson

    Matt Henson, Manager of Trade Automation and Systems Integration, ITT Corporation

  • Global trends and their impact on trade compliance.
  • The three pillars of an effective Virtual Compliance program.
  • A practical approach to achieving standardised, automated and integrated Virtual Compliance.
  • 17:20 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    David Hayes

    David Hayes, Director, David Hayes Export Controls

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