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The SMi Group are delighted to announce the 11th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 28th September and 29th September 2016, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SMi Group's Defence Exports conference will provide crucial ITAR, ECR, EAR and OFAC updates as well as changes to national European export controls from long-standing EU members, recent members as well as non-EU national updates. Alongside the elite panel of government speakers, senior international trade compliance professionals will discuss the key challenges in compliance and topics include cyber security and export violations, electronic data services such as cloud and how to comply, global trade compliance programmes and self-disclosure.

This industry-leading conference brings together leading lawyers, consultants, industry professionals and government officials involved in arms controls and export compliance, thus allowing you to develop your knowledge of global export controls as well as network and meet with industry leaders.

 

  • Trade Compliance Managers
  • Heads of International Trade Compliance
  • Head of Export Controls
  • Head of Dual-Use Controls
  • Head of Trade Controls

Previous attendees include:
 

Adimec; Airbus; Airbus Helicopters; Amber Road; Armscor; Arrow Componets; Aviall Services Inc.; Axalta Coating Systems; BAE Systems; Boeing International Corporation; Camcode Global; Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Ltd.; Consultant; Danish Business Authority; Dassault Systèmes; Defens Export Control Agency, M.O.D; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Deloitte; Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR); Department of Commerce; DRS Technologies, Inc.; EADS; Fokker; Fokker Elmo B V; Fokker Technologies; GE Aviation; Global Legal Services; Goforth Trade Advisors; Government of India; Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte; International Atomic Energy Agency; JPEO-CBD; KONGSBERG; Meggitt Sensing Systems; Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany; Ministry Of Economy; Ministry Of Foreign Affairs; MOD; Moog; MSI-Defence Systems Ltd; Northrop Grumman Corporation; NSPA; OCR Services, Inc.; Pak Armoring Pvt. Ltd; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Ruslan International; SAAB; SAAB AB; SAAB AB Electronic Defence Systems; Secrétariat Général de la Défense et de la Sécurité Nationale; Security and Defence Solutions, Saab AB; SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC; SGDSN; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Snecma; State Secretariat for Economic Affairs; Swedish Armed Forces; Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP); Terex Corporation; Thales; Thales Nederland; The Boeing Company; U.S. Department of State; United Technologies; United Technologies Corporation; UTC Aerospace Systems; Zodiac Aerospace;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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9:10 OPENING ADDRESS: How U.S. Export Control Reform and Re-export Considerations will Impact Defence Trade

Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf , Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S Department of Commerce
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• ECR background and status
• BIS authorisations for re-exporting 600 series items
• Framework for controlling 600 series items
• Receiving 600 series items: grandfathered DDTC approvals, DDTC § 120.5(b) approvals, and BIS authorizations
• Re-exporting items under the EAR

9:40 Recent Developments in Canada’s Export Controls Regime

Wendy Gilmour

Wendy Gilmour, Director General, Trade Controls Bureau, Department Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada
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• Overview of changes stemming from the change of government in autumn 2015, with a mandate for Canada to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty
• Canada is also engaged in a review of Canadian export controls with a view to increasing transparency while ensuring the continued competitiveness of Canada’s defence industry
 

10:10 Ensuring ITAR Compliance For European Companies

Rosa Rosanelli

Rosa Rosanelli, International Trade Compliance Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney

• ITAR compliance in Europe: Operating in a multi-layered scenario
• Effects and ”Side Effects” of the implementation of Export Control requirements
• Implementing an effective internal compliance programme (ICP)

10:50 Morning Coffee

11:20 U.S. Policy Changes Post ECR and JCPOA: Traps for the Unwary

Reid Whitten

Reid Whitten, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

• Foreign investment in companies with formerly USML items; CFIUS issues; export compliance safeguards
• STA challenges for part suppliers to foreign military programs; STA conditions; end item sales outside the 36 STA countries
• Aircraft maintenance programs permitted for Iran; under the JCPOA AT controlled aircraft parts; practical limitations on maintenance programs

12:00 CASE STUDY: Navigating Export Controls in the Helicopter Industry

Thao Huynh

Thao Huynh , Manager, Global Trade Compliance, Bell Helicopter Textron
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  • Export control similarities and differences for operators and manufacturers
  • Classification of helicopters, parts and equipment, and related technology under the EAR and ITAR
  • Other factors to consider for exports of commercial/dual-use items
  • How to Assure Compliance with the Export Control Rules
  • Bell Helicopter compliance programme

     

  • 12:30 Risky Business: Complying with New US and EU Rules on Trade with Iran

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    • Differences in the US and EU rules
    • Challenges for defense trade suppliers
    • Knowing your customer: end use and end user restrictions
    • Special rules for Foreign Subsidiaries of US Companies
    • Deminimis Rules and 600 series

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION: Best Practices and Key Trends when Complying with US Export Controls

    • How recent regulatory changes have affected exporting to the US
    • Overcoming the registration and licensing issues to successfully comply
    • Eliminating discrepancies between ITAR and EAR definitions, licensing, documentation and record keeping for compliance
    • Best practices and key trends to ensure compliance in the US

    Thao Huynh

    Thao Huynh , Manager, Global Trade Compliance, Bell Helicopter Textron
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    Rosa Rosanelli

    Rosa Rosanelli, International Trade Compliance Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney

    14:45 Civil End-Use for Exports to Russia and China – A Case Study

    Harald Hohmann

    Harald Hohmann, Attorney, Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte

    • Export of thermal batteries to China and of balancing machines to Russia
    • Conditions for individual intervention in Germany (§ 7 AWG)
    • Additional risk minimization measures for civil end-use
    • Six approaches for civil end-use
    • New approach: Post Shipment Verification and new § 21 AWV: differences defense items vs. dual-use goods?
    • Resume: More need of post shipment verification

    15:15 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 Israeli Enforcement of Defense Export Controls

    Ms Racheli Chen

    Ms Racheli Chen, Deputy Director DECA, Ministry of Defense Israel

  • DECA's enforcement authorities
  • Penalties: The administrative way and the criminal channel
  • Unique role of Export Control Directors in the industries
  • Case Studies
  • 16:15 Export Controls in Growing Aerospace and Defense Markets: Brazil and India

    Jay Nash

    Jay Nash, Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC

    • An overview and update on the export control systems of Brazil and India
    • The scope of trade controlled transactions that impact high-tech industries
    • Classifying items for export control purposes in Brazil and India
    • Case studies and practical tips to help strengthen your local trade compliance

    16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Wassenaar Arrangement: Updates

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
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    • The Wassenaar Arrangement on its twentieth anniversary
    • Developments over 2015-2016
    • Recent Control List changes
    • Looking ahead

    9:40 GOVERNMENTAL PANEL DISCUSSION: Similarities and Differences in European Export Control Systems

    • Main alignments in export control regulations of the Netherlands, Germany, UK and France with EU export controls
    • The critical differences between the regulations of the member states and how this can prove difficult for intra-community transfers
    • Proposed changes and amendments to regulations in the member states and how this will ensure a more fluid EU system
    • Key trends and best practices to simplify compliance to the four nations

    Max Valstar

    Max Valstar, Coordinator Arms Export Control Policy, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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    Christopher  Chew

    Christopher Chew, Head of Export Control , Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)
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    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier

    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier, Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, General Secretariat for Defence and National Security, DGA France

    Dr Bjöern Griebel

    Dr Bjöern Griebel, Head of Division, Licensing Division 212, Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control, Germany

    10:20 Managing Export Classifcation and Rating for Multiple Jurisdictions

    Thomas  Mathew

    Thomas Mathew, Vice President- Global Trade Solutions , OCR

  • The presenter will present a view of common challenges with managing export jurisdictions, classifications and rating for global companies that do business across borders
  • Will present an order of review check to determine jurisidictions and export classfications in the US and EU
  • Looks at tools for automation of export rating and customs classification tools
  • Presents lessons learned from classfications and automation projects

     

  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Utilising Voluntary Self-Disclosure to Ensure Proper Due Diligence in Trade Regulations

    David  Townsley

    David Townsley, Export Control Compliance Officer , BAE Systems plc

  • Key factors to be considered when submitting a self-disclosure
  • Financial goals
  • Government obligations
  • Legal compliance
  • Enhancing your trade compliance plan through internal and external audits
  • Implementing the necessary improvements effectively to avoid future export control violations
  • 11:50 The Export Control Procurement System & How Airbus Group and Airbus Helicopters Comply with Foreign Export Control Regulations

    • The Directive
    • The Procedure
    • The Instructions
    • How Airbus Helicopters proceed

    Christophe Assemat

    Christophe Assemat, Head of Group Export Control, Airbus Helicopters

    Christophe Dessart

    Christophe Dessart, Export Controls, Airbus Helicopters

    12:20 INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Avoid Export Control Violations With Electronic Data and IT Services

    • Outline of the key definitions and how this impacts on exports of electronic data
    • Key challenges in avoiding export violations for IT services
    • How can government clarify export regulations for cloud-based services and key recommendations from industry
    • Case studies of how the represented industry ensure their compliance programme is strong enough to adapt to modern technology

    Christophe Assemat

    Christophe Assemat, Head of Group Export Control, Airbus Helicopters

    Laurence Carey

    Laurence Carey, GroupExport Control Manager , Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
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    David  Townsley

    David Townsley, Export Control Compliance Officer , BAE Systems plc

    12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Safran’s Export Compliance Program

    Corinne Lagache

    Corinne Lagache, Senior VP, Group Compliance Officer, Safran Group
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    • Safran in Brief
    • Impact of the European reform & on US ECR on the Safran’s Export Compliance Program
    • Export Compliance Program & organization 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    14:20 Corporate Empowered Officials and Cyber Technology – Understanding Where Trade Compliance and Cyber Technology Intersect Inside a Corporation

    Bill Wade

    Bill Wade, Vice President, International Licensing & Compliance, L-3 Communications Corporation
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    • The intersection of Corporate IT Policy with Export Policy to strengthen trade controls
    • Understanding the importance of correctly classifying cyber technology products – where do they belong?
    • Understanding the USML perspective on cyber technology
    • Knowing your end use/end users – The Ultimate Control

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 How Latvia Is Controlling Arms Exports and Amendments in Light of Potential Threats

    Renars Danelsons

    Renars Danelsons, Head of Export Control Division, Foreign Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Promotion Department , Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

    • Export control system in Latvia
    • Inter-agency cooperation
    • Sanctions
    • Risk assessment
    • Commodity identification
    • Data bases
    • Arms Trade Treaty
    • EU Directive 2009/43

    15:50 How To Simultaneously Comply With EU and US Export Controls

    Laurence Carey

    Laurence Carey, GroupExport Control Manager , Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
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  • Understanding the challenges
  • Example of companies set up
  • Multiple jurisdictions and their differences
  • Differences in relation to product classifications
  • Differences in relation to sanctions and embargoes
  • Differences in relation to licensing requirements - exemptions, exceptions, re-export restrictions
  • Differences in relation to record keeping (what to keep?)
  • Differences in relation to government checks – audit vs. reporting obligations
  • Addressing the challenges through your trade control compliance programme
  • Resources
  • Processes
  • Technology
     
  • 16:20 Dual-Use Export Controls – A Danish Perspective

    Morten Elbjørn Larsen

    Morten Elbjørn Larsen, Head of Section - Global Trade & Security, Danish Business Authority

    • Current structure and setup of the Danish Business Authority
    • Danish priorities in light of the current European dual-use review
    • Proposed amendments for Danish dual-use controls in 2016 and beyond

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Bill Wade

    Bill Wade

    Vice President, International Licensing & Compliance, L-3 Communications Corporation
    Christophe Assemat

    Christophe Assemat

    Head of Group Export Control, Airbus Helicopters
    Christopher  Chew

    Christopher Chew

    Head of Export Control , Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)
    Corinne Lagache

    Corinne Lagache

    Senior VP, Group Compliance Officer, Safran Group
    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley

    President, Global Legal Services
    Kevin Wolf

    Kevin Wolf

    Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S Department of Commerce
    Laurence Carey

    Laurence Carey

    GroupExport Control Manager , Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
    Max Valstar

    Max Valstar

    Coordinator Arms Export Control Policy, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Rosa Rosanelli

    Rosa Rosanelli

    International Trade Compliance Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney
    Thao Huynh

    Thao Huynh

    Manager, Global Trade Compliance, Bell Helicopter Textron
    Wendy Gilmour

    Wendy Gilmour

    Director General, Trade Controls Bureau, Department Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Philip Griffiths was appointed Head of Secretariat of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies from June 2012. Before that he was New Zealand Ambassador and Permanent Representative in Vienna and chaired the Wassenaar Arrangement’s General Working Group through the 2011 Assessment Year. Philip Griffiths has held a number of senior positions in the New Zealand foreign service, including Ambassador to Poland and the Baltic States and Director of Audit Review and the Chief Executive’s Office in Wellington. As Director for Disarmament 2003-04 he oversaw New Zealand’s multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation engagement and application of export controls. He has also had assignments in Japan, Austria, Iran and Germany.

    Bill Wade

    Vice President, International Licensing & Compliance, L-3 Communications Corporation
    Bill Wade

    BILL WADE is Vice President, International Licensing and Compliance with L-3 Communications Corporation in Arlington, Virginia. Bill brings over 20 years of licensing, trade and export/import experience with the aerospace industry, various federal agencies and the U.S. Army. Prior to joining L-3 in January of 2013, he was Senior Director for export/import operations for Raytheon and has held senior positions in export/import compliance and control with the Boeing Company. Bill represents L-3 and serves as Chair of the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), and is a member of the International Council of the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA). Retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2001, Bill served the majority of his 20 year military career as an Army Aviator. He is qualified in the AH- 1, OH-58 and UH-1 aircraft with multiple U.S. military assignments and two tours in
    the Republic of Korea. During his military career he held numerous positions of responsibility to include the command of three aviation companies. He also served as the Export Control Officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as well as a Defense Trade Analyst – Agreements Officer at the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. Bill is a regular speaker and commentator at various business seminars and conferences and has served as conference director at defense industry international trade forums. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Virginia State University. Bill is committed to community involvement and pursues this passion through active participation in nonprofit organizations and education Foundations.

    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier

    Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, General Secretariat for Defence and National Security, DGA France
    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier

    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier is married and has two children.

    He graduates as an engineer from French Engineer Highschool « Ecole Centrale Paris » (speciality: Aeronautical and Space) in 1990.

     

    After a military duty year as a Navy officer, he is promoted to Lieutnant (Armament Corps) and joins French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA). In 1993, he becomes head of technical office for missile ramjet propulsion.

    In 1998, he is appointed as programme manager for the new generation of advanced ramjet powered missiles for nuclear deterrence applications.

    In 2000, he is appointed as head of procurement policy office of DGA and is promoted to lieutenant-colonel (armament corps) on September 2002.

    In 2003, he becomes programme manager for surface-to-air and air-to-air missile systems.

    In 2008, he is appointed as head of capability for strategic lift, intra-theater mobility, expeditionary logistics and support of strategy directorate of DGA.

    On October 2013, he is appointed as Deputy Director for bilateral and multilateral cooperation, and for European development.

    On February 2014, he is promoted to Brigadier General (arm corps).

    On May 2014, he is appointed as Deputy Director for international, strategic and technological affairs within General Secretary for Defense and Security (Prime Minister).

    BG (arm.corps) Thierry Carlier is knight of the French Legion of honour and knight of French national Order of Merit.
     

    Christophe Assemat

    Head of Group Export Control, Airbus Helicopters
    Christophe Assemat

    Christophe Dessart

    Export Controls, Airbus Helicopters
    Christophe Dessart

    Christopher Chew

    Head of Export Control , Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR)
    Christopher  Chew

    Chris is currently Head of Policy in the Export Control Organisation (ECO) in the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, a post he has held since May 2009. He has responsibility for the statutory and regulatory framework of UK export controls, for the ECO's input to EU and other international export control-related discussions, for public reporting of UK licensing data and for the ECO's relationship with Ministers and Parliament. Before becoming a civil servant Chris spent 14 years in the private sector. He has a distant memory of having obtained a degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

    Corinne Lagache

    Senior VP, Group Compliance Officer, Safran Group
    Corinne Lagache

    Corinne joined Safran in 2009 for developing the corporate foreign trade programs (export control, customs, anti-corruption) and took part in dialogues with national and international institutions.

    From 2003 to 2008, she was at EADS (Airbus Group), as a Vice President of Risk Management and Control, as well as Group International Compliance Officer. Corinne began her career as a Deputy CFO within Alstom Group.

    Corinne is the Chairman of “Guidelines and International Deontology” Committee and the “Export control” Committee at the MEDEF (Movement of the Enterprises of France) and vice-chair on Anti-Bribery/Corruption of the BIAC (Business and Industry Advisory Committee of the OCDE).
    Corinne is member of: the Steering Committee of the International Forum of Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC), the Business Ethics Committee and the Export Control Committee of the ASD (AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe), the Ethics & Committee and Export control Committees of the GIFAS and a board member of the “Cercle Ethique des Affaires”.

    Corinne is graduated in finance, economics & taxes from the Institut de Sciences Politiques de Paris and from Paris Dauphine University. She is an auditor of the French Institute for Higher National Defence Studies (IHEDN).
     

    David Townsley

    Export Control Compliance Officer , BAE Systems plc
    David  Townsley

    Dr Bjöern Griebel

    Head of Division, Licensing Division 212, Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control, Germany
    Dr Bjöern Griebel

    Gary Stanley

    President, Global Legal Services
    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues.

    For example, Mr. Stanley has:

    • Assisted U.S. and non-U.S. companies with understanding and implementing the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reforms.

    • Counseled numerous U.S. and non-U.S. defense firms on securing U.S. Department of State/Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and U.S. Department of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security export and re-export licenses and other authorizations (e.g., ITAR Part 124 Technical Assistance Agreements), as well as use of ITAR and EAR exemptions.

    • Performed export and re-export control compliance audits and aided companies in strengthening their internal compliance programs.

    • Advised several companies on voluntary and directed disclosures under ITAR § 127.12 and EAR § 764.5.

    • Assisted numerous defense firms with registration and licensing of its brokers under Part 129 of the ITAR.

    • Served as the Special Compliance Official overseeing a major defense company’s export control compliance program pursuant to a Consent Agreement the company entered with the U.S. Department of State. State enforcement officials had brought charges against the company under a theory of successor liability for violations another company, most of whose assets this company had acquired, allegedly committed.

    Mr. Stanley publishes the daily, free newsletter, Defense and Export-Import Update, with several thousand governmental and industry subscribers throughout the world.

    Mr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. He was elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa.

     

    Harald Hohmann

    Attorney, Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte
    Harald Hohmann

    Jay Nash

    Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC
    Jay Nash

    Kevin Wolf

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

    Kevin J. Wolf was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration on February 19, 2010. Prior to his joining the Obama Administration, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bryan Cave LLP. His practice over the course of his nearly 17 years with the firm covered most aspects of the law and policy of international trade, but focused on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and multilateral trade controls. From 1996-1997, he was the Assistant Special Counsel to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a M.A. from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

    The Assistant Secretary assists and advises the Under Secretary on the development of policies pertaining to Export Administration issues. The Assistant Secretary also provides overall direction to and management of the national security, nonproliferation, foreign policy, national defense, and strategic industrial resource functions delegated to BIS, which include issuing related regulations, representing the Department on interagency committees dealing with BIS issues, representing the Department in domestic and international fora that address such issues, and chairing the Advisory Committee on Export Policy. In addition, the Assistant Secretary directs the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES), the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance (NPTC), the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTTC), the Office of Exporter Services (OExS), and the Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE).
     

    Laurence Carey

    GroupExport Control Manager , Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group
    Laurence Carey

    Laurence is a French native. She has lived in the UK for the last 25 years. Laurence studied law in France and in the UK. She has a French Master in International Commercial Law and a UK Master of Laws. Laurence has 16 years of experience in Aerospace & Defence (A&D) Industry and in UK, EU and US export controls. After four years as an export control consultant for Deloitte, Laurence returned to Industry in April 2012, working as the Group Trade Control Manager for Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group, in the UK, where she is responsible for all aspects of UK, US and other national export control matters, including the maintenance of an efficient internal compliance programme and the provision of export control advice to the Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group. Laurence is a member of the Export Group for Aerospace and Defence (EGAD) and sits on various EGAD sub-committees working closely with Industry and the UK government on export control regulatory issues. In 2014 she was short-listed in two categories for the Women in Compliance Awards.

    Max Valstar

    Coordinator Arms Export Control Policy, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Max Valstar

    Since 2015, Max Valstar is Coordinator of the Arms Export Control Division of the Security Policy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. His team deals with conventional arms control policies and provides its Ministers with advice regadering license applications for exports of military and dual-use goods and technologies with military end-use to non-EU and non-NATO countries. 

    Previously, Max was Personnel and Management Adviser charged with secondments, and speechwriter to the (then) Minister of Foreign Affairs. As a Senior Policy Advisor on NATO Affairs, he was closely involved with the development of the Alliance's 2010 Strategic Concept. After having followed the MFA's diplomatic course some 13 years ago, he held junior positions at its Asia and Oceania Department and its embassy in Cotonou, Benin.

    Max received his MA degree in Japanology cum laude from Leiden University and resided in Japan for more then three years during his studies. Before joining the MFA, he spent two years in the private sector. 
     

    Morten Elbjørn Larsen

    Head of Section - Global Trade & Security, Danish Business Authority
    Morten Elbjørn Larsen

    Ms Racheli Chen

    Deputy Director DECA, Ministry of Defense Israel
    Ms Racheli Chen

    Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer leads the law firm’s 60-lawyer Public Practices and Public Policy sections. She concentrates her practice in international trade law and international dispute resolution including compliance and litigation matters related to export controls and embargoes, foreign investment reviews under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and foreign ownership mitigation for Defense Security Service (DSS) cleared facilities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), trade remedy laws, customs law, and WTO and NAFTA disputes. She has represented Australian, Brazilian, British, Canadian, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Israeli, Japanese, Mexican, Russian, Swedish, Thai and U.S. companies in a variety of industry sectors, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, chemicals, communications, defense and government contracts, electronics, energy, financial services, insurance, photographic products, satellites, plastics and technology.
     

    Reid Whitten

    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Reid Whitten

    Mr. Whitten is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Brussels and Washington, D.C. offices.

    Areas of Practice

    Mr. Whitten’s practice focuses on international trade compliance and investigation work. He advises clients on detecting and deterring potential compliance issues with U.S. and international anti-corruption laws, export controls, and sanctions regulations. Mr. Whitten has also advised on anti-dumping, anti-boycott and Foreign Agent Registration Act compliance issues.

    Before joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Whitten worked as an associate in the International Trade Group of another Washington D.C. firm. Prior to that experience, he clerked for the Hon. Samuel G. Wilson in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

    Mr. Whitten was featured as the "Young Lawyer Member Profile of the Month" in the ABA Section of International Law June 2012 E-Update.
     

    Renars Danelsons

    Head of Export Control Division, Foreign Trade and Foreign Economic Relations Promotion Department , Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
    Renars Danelsons

    Renars Danelsons is a career Latvian diplomat. Since 1996 he is working in different sections of Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has been posted to Latvian embassies in Ireland and Azerbaijan dealing with political and economical issues. During first Latvian presidency to the Council of the European Union he was deployed in Latvian Permanent Respresentation to the European Union working as a legal adviser. Since September 2015 he is a head of Strategic Goods Export Control Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds three master’s degrees – in international law and political science from the University of Latvia and besides he has obtained master’s degree in the European Union law from Copenhagen Business School. He is a member of Latvian Political Science Association and a member of the board of Latvian EU Law Association.

    Rosa Rosanelli

    International Trade Compliance Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney
    Rosa Rosanelli

    Thao Huynh

    Manager, Global Trade Compliance, Bell Helicopter Textron
    Thao Huynh

    Thao Huynh is Manager of Global Trade Compliance at Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. A division of Textron, Bell is the manufacture of civil and military helicopters, as well as civil and military tiltrotor aircraft. In this role, Thao is responsible for managing all aspects of export and import compliance (e.g. export/import controls, licensing, and training) for Bell’s U.S. and international operations. He has over 15 years of experience in international trade compliance and is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker, Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer and Certified ITAR Professional. Thao earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Friends University of Kansas.

    Thomas Mathew

    Vice President- Global Trade Solutions , OCR
    Thomas  Mathew

    Valerie Josien

    Regional Compliance Manager EMEA, Esterline Technologies Corporation
    Valerie Josien

    Wendy Gilmour

    Director General, Trade Controls Bureau, Department Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada
    Wendy Gilmour

    Wendy Gilmour is the Director General, Trade Controls Bureau of Global Affairs Canada (formerly known as Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada) responsible for providing advice on and administering Canada’s Export and Import Permits Act. This act regulates trade in military and strategic dual-use goods while also containing provisions to protect vulnerable Canadian industries and obtain negotiated benefits from international trade agreements.

    From 2011-15 Wendy served as Director General International and Industry Programs in the Department of National Defence where she was responsible for the development and execution of international defence materiel cooperation programs and industrial base policy, analysis and engagement in support of the defence material acquisition and support mandate.

    Ms. Gilmour joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1990, serving in Canadian diplomatic missions in Zimbabwe (with cross accreditation to Mozambique, Angola and Botswana), the United Kingdom and Nigeria, where she served as Acting High Commissioner during the transition from military to civilian rule in 1998. Ms. Gilmour also deployed on operational assignments to international peace missions, including the Office of the High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo in 1996-97, and as Political Advisor to the first three Commanders of NATO's Kosovo Forces in Pristina in 1999-2000. Following 9/11, Ms. Gilmour served as Canadian Political Advisor for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Apollo at the U.S. Central Command Headquarters, McDill Air Force Base, Fl.

    While in Ottawa, Ms Gilmour served as the first Director of the Peace Operations Group in the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force Secretariat (START) of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, responsible for the policy, planning and coordination of Canada’s engagement in international peace operations. She also served as Director, Sudan Task Force, managing Canada’s role in support of the north-south and Darfur peace processes.

    In 2007-08, she was named McNaughton-Vanier Visitor and ‘diplomat-in-residence’ at the Royal Military College of Canada and Canadian Defence Academy, after which she was posted to Colorado as the Canadian Political Advisor to the Commander of the North American Aerospace Defence Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD–US NORTHCOM.) In 2010 she joined the Department of Public Safety to become the Senior Departmental Assistant to the Minister, before moving to National Defence in 2011.

    Ms. Gilmour attended Queen’s University at Kingston, and served in the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve as a Logistics Officer (Transport).
     

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    Asia Pacific Export Controls and Compliance
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    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    27th September 2016
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    The EU Intra-Community Transfers - Moving Forward Through Greater Harmonisation
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    The EU Intra-Community Transfers - Moving Forward Through Greater Harmonisation

    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    27th September 2016
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    IT and Cybersecurity: The New Export Control Frontier
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    IT and Cybersecurity: The New Export Control Frontier

    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    30th September 2016
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Global Trade Compliance In Practice: Establishing a Compliance Program to Think Globally, Act Locally
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    30th September 2016
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    Hohmann Rechtsanwälte

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    Hohmann Rechtsanwälte (www.hohmann-rechtsanwaelte.com) is a law-firm in Büdingen near Frankfurt, “has a clear specialisation on customs and trade (law) and comes highly recommended” (Juve German Law Firms 2013), with co-operation partners in EU, USA, China, Japan and India. Legal services cover: Export Law (EU + US), Customs Law (EU + US), Criminal Law (esp. export and customs violations), International Contracts, Distribution Law, Chemicals and Foodstuff Law, other Business Law (incl. Antitrust, Data Privacy Law). Hohmann is a “leading name in export control law” (Juve) and has published seven books on export & customs law, including ed., Kommentar zum Ausfuhrecht, Munich: Beck 2002 (a work of reference) and co-ed., Praxis der US-Re-Exportkontrolle (US Re-Export Controls in Action), 2nd ed., Cologne 2013.


    ICPA

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    The stated mission of ICPA is to: > Create an On-Line Network for global import and export problem-solving > Facilitate networking opportunities among the membership body > Provide opportunities for resource sharing and benchmarking opportunities > Disseminate information on international trade related matters > Facilitate Job Opportunities > Provide Education and Training including Conferences, Seminars and Webinars > Promote the interests of the international trade compliance professional By joining the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) you can have access to and take part in the most vital discussions surrounding international trade today. Here’s the link to our website: www.icpainc.org.


    OCR Services

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    Headquartered in the Metropolitan Washington DC area, OCR is the first choice for global trade information solutions. OCR as a trusted resource widely recognized as an expert for international trade compliance solutions. OCR's software is modular, enterprise strength and Web based that facilitate international trade processes, reduce the risk inherent in cross-border transactions, and keep clients informed of the ever-changing regulatory environment. The products and services offered by OCR are as follows: • Web-based Trade Compliance Management Portal • Restricted Party Screening Solutions – fully integrated with any ERP • Technical Data Management • ITAR Compliance (DTRADE)- US Department of State Licensing • Global License/Permit Management System • Global Export License Screening for US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Australia, all EU Countries (Determination - ECCN/USML/NRC) • Visitor Management • Automated Export Documentation & Customs submission • Commodity Classification • Incident Tracking (Voluntary Disclosure Management) • Compliance Portal for Export & Travel Requests • Import Operations Management • Online Import/Export Regulations & Publications like ITAR, EAR, USCR, HTS, Schedule B and many others The solutions are available in both, web-hosted environment – requiring minimal investment, or as an installed enterprise strength version that seamlessly integrates with any leading ERP system. Contact Rajeev Malhotra for details or an online live demo to see the capability and distinct features of our solutions.


    Pillsbury

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    Pillsbury, a dynamic full-service law firm has offices located across the globe to service our clients. Pillsbury’s international trade practice advises clients on a wide range of topics including export controls, foreign investment and industrial security regulations, anticorruption laws, customs matters, economic embargoes, international arbitration and anti-dumping and subsidy disputes.


    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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    http://www.sheppardmullin.com

    Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 750 attorneys in 15 offices located in Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Del Mar, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Our clients include half of the Fortune 100 companies. The Firm’s aerospace and defense practice has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers, Legal500, Law360 and other industry observers as one of the top practices among global law firms. 95 Sheppard Mullin attorneys were named to the annual 2015 Best Lawyers in America list. Our Brussels partners are highly ranked in Chambers and Legal500 in competition, state aid and EU regulatory. We assist our clients with their most vexing trade controls issues involving U.S. and EU export controls, including ITAR and EAR, and U.S. and EU sanctions, which evolve frequently in connection with foreign policy directives. We work with clients to understand their obligations under the byzantine U.S. anti-boycott rules, and under the many facets of import compliance and free trade agreements. We also handle our clients’ toughest issues under the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws. Our attorneys draw upon more than two centuries of combined experience to serve clients who receive federal and state funding, licenses and other government authorizations. We have counseled clients and/or litigated virtually every issue that can arise in government procurement and have significant experience working with DOD and DOJ. We have received security clearances at the highest levels. Our defense sector experience includes: • M&A, Due Diligence, FOCI, CFIUS • ITAR, EAR • FMS, FMF, Foreign Agents, FCPA • Competition, State Aid • Buy American, Trade Agreements Acts, Berry Amendment • Cost Accounting • Defective Pricing • Audits, Internal Investigations • False Claims Act • Bid Protests • Patents, Data, Software • Claims, Appeals • Teaming Agreements, Subcontracts • Multiple Award Schedules.

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    Inderscience Publishers

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    Homeland Security

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    Army Technology

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    Epicos

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    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


    International Comparative Legal Guides

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    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


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    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    The Strategic View

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    The Strategic View series provides expert perspective and insight from leading international lawyers, covering topical issues in a range of practice areas through an accessible and engaging interview-style format - www.strategicview.co.uk


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

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    The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is the sister publication to the Australian Security Magazine. It is published bi-monthly – on the alternate month to the Australian Security Magazine – and its content complements the Australian Security Magazine with a strong focus on events. It is available online to read by all and upon every issue release a direct link is sent to a database of subscribers who are industry decision makers.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


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    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

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    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

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    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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