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The importance of offsets has been steadily increasing and SMi’s 5th Annual International Offsets conference will evaluate the role of Offsets, analyse offset partnerships and their profitability.The conference also aims to present Government perspectives, trade prospects and future offset requirements while providing an excellent opportunity to network with senior representatives from the industry.

Benefits of attending this event:
Explore the global initiatives introduced worldwide
Review country specific offset policy in priority countries
Network with leading industry players in the industry
Hear the latest on international offsets and the economic development internationally
Explore the possibilities held by countertrade
Find out about the current trends and opportunities in the market

Major contributions from senior representatives:
Dr Pompiliu Verzariu, Director, Financial Services & Counter Trade Division, US Department of Commerce
Mazen Madooh, Offset Manager, Ministry of Finance, Kuwait
Carl Lundgren, Head of Division, FMV, Sweden
Leah Clark, Director, Defence Industries, Industry Canada
Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Senior Projects Manager, UAE Offsets Group
Professor Kjell A Eliassen, Director, Centre for European and Asian Studies, Norwegian School of Management
Alexander Hubler, Attorney-at-Law, Defence Procurement Agency, Legal Affairs & Offset, Switzerland
Lionel October, Deputy Director General, Enterprise Industry Development Division, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa
Gabor Szalay,Political State Secretary,Ministry of Economy and Transport, Hungary

Conference programme

9:00 Registration & Coffee

9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lindsey Shanson

Lindsey Shanson, Editor, Countertrade and Offset

9:40 US GOVERNMENT POLICY ON OFFSETS

Pompiliu Verzariu

Pompiliu Verzariu, Director, Financial Services & Countertrade, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce

  • US policy guidelines
  • US response to a competitive offset environment
  • Value creation in implementing economic offsets
  • 10:20 UNDERSTANDING THE SADIP PROGRAMME

    Johan J van Dyk

    Johan J van Dyk, General Manager:Countertrade Development, Denel (South Africa)

  • The role of the local industry in executing DIP
  • Constraints, trends and opportunities
  • Impact of DIP on defence industry
  • Developing partnerships caused by DIP
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 OFFSET AND INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATION

    Professor Kjell Eliassen

    Professor Kjell Eliassen, Director, Centre for European and Asian Studies, Norwegian School of Management

  • Defence procurement strategies in France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom
  • From offset to industrial co-operation?
  • Why this shift in procurement strategy - are there any differences?
  • What are the costs of offset?
  • Future European procurement patterns
  • 12:00 DEFENCE ACQUISITION IN SWEDEN - JOINT PRESENTATION

  • Developing acquisition in co-operation
  • Offset policy and lessons learnt
  • Sweden’s new offset policy
  • The future of defence offset in Sweden
  • Carl Lundgren

    Carl Lundgren, Head of Division, FMV

    Marcus Nadelius

    Marcus Nadelius, Commercial Advisor, FMV

    12:40 Lunch

    14:00 INDIRECT OFFSETS

    Mark Quinn

    Mark Quinn, CEO, Global Trade Group

  • Utilising strategic offset fulfilment partners
  • Sourcing, development and implementation
  • 14:40 COUNTERTRACE AND OFFSET RELATIONS IN SWITZERLAND

    Alexander Hubler

    Alexander Hubler, Attorney-in-Law, Defence Procurement Agency, Legal Affairs and Offset, Switzerland

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 OFFSET IN HUNGARY

    Mr Sandor Hidas

    Mr Sandor Hidas, General Directory, Ministry of Economy and Transport, Hungary

    16:20 COUNTERTRADE AND OFFSET RELATIONS IN THE CZECH REPLUBLIC

    Bear Midkiff

    Bear Midkiff, Director, Midkiff Consultancy Services

    17:10 Smi Drinks Reception

    9:00 Re-registration & Coffee

    9:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lindsey Shanson

    Lindsey Shanson, Editor, Countertrade and Offset

    9:40 THE NORWEGIAN APPROACH TO INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATION

    Åge Skøelv

    Åge Skøelv, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

    10:20 TRADE FINANCE IN BRAZIL

    Marcello Reis

    Marcello Reis, Managing Director, Latin Offsets

  • The offset environment in Brazil
  • Opportunities for counter-trade
  • Structured commodity finance in Brazil
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 COUNTERTRADE AND OFFSET RELATIONS IN PORTUGAL

    Joao Pedro Taborda

    Joao Pedro Taborda, Project Manager, Inteli

  • Current guidelines
  • The Portuguese Offset Committee, CPC: members and points of contact
  • The current industrial structure
  • The opportunities for co-operation in Portugal
  • Current programmes and sales potential
  • Useful sources of information
  • 12:00 CANADA’S INDUSTRIAL AND REGIONAL BENEFITS PROGRAM

    Leah Clark

    Leah Clark, Director, Defence Industries,, Industry Canada

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    14:00 THE NEW VISION OF KUWAIT OFFSET PROGRAM

    Mazen Madooh

    Mazen Madooh, Offset Manager, Ministry of Finance, Kuwait

  • The expected economic benefits of the offset program
  • Job creation
  • Higher rates of cash flow and growth of exports
  • 14:40 A DECADE OF ACHIEVEMENTS

    Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi

    Mohammed Hilal Al Muhairi, Senior Project Manager, UAE Offsets Group

  • Goals and approaches
  • An update on UOG projects
  • Current methodology and practices
  • UOG success stories and case study
  • 15:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks followed by Afternoon Tea.
    Close of Conference

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    OFFSET 101
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    OFFSET 101

    One Whitehall Place
    17th June 2003
    London, United Kingdom

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    Westminster
    London SW1A 2HD
    United Kingdom

    One Whitehall Place

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