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SMi Group is delighted to announce its 14th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 25th and 26th September 2019, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Defence Exports 2019 will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defense trade compliance. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals from around the world on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement.
 

  • New for 2019: Exclusive panel discussions on ‘Emerging and Foundational Technologies’ and ‘UK/EU Compliance following Brexit’
  • New for 2019: Defence Exports will be held in Amsterdam for the first time in three years
  • Hear guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance as well as the latest developments in control mechanisms and cyber security measures
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America and the rest of the world
  • Discover practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside the US

 

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

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.; AIM Norway Company; Alenia Aeronautica Spa; American Embassy; Amphenol Procom; Anderson Trade Compliance LLC; B.M.A Buizza Mazzei Agency SRL; BAE Systems ; CAE; CAE Elektronik GmbH; Camcode; Cargolux Airlines International S.A.; Cristanini SPA; Defense Technology Security Administration; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Deloitte LLP; Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR); DRS Technologies, Inc.; DTRA; Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control; FN Herstal S.A.; Fokker Aerostructures; Fokker Technologies; French MOD ; GKN; Global Legal Services; Government of Canada; Honeywell; Independent Comp Org - Self-employed; Inspectorate of Strategic Products; IPP (International Press of Pakistan); Italian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And I U C N (The World Conservation Union); Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace; Kongsberg Gruppen ASA; L-3 Communications Integrated Systems; MBDA; Microtecnica (UTAS); Ministry of Foreign Affairs; MOD; MOOG Space & Defence; National Defence; OCR Services Inc.; OCR Services, Inc.; Oerlikon Surface Solutions; Paboban Studio Legale ; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Raytheon UK; Rolls Royce Plc; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Royal Netherlands Airforce; Saab; Saab AB; Simmel Difesa; Sonaca S.A.; Souriau; Swedish Armed Forces; Thales Nederland; U.S. Department of State; UK MoD; United Technologies Corporation; United Technologies Corporation (UTC); US Commercial Service, US Embassy; Wassenaar Arrangement ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

9:00 An Insight into U.S. Export Controls from the Bureau of Industry and Security

Matthew Borman

Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce

  • An update on the activities of the BIS in reforming export controls
  • Underlining crucial developments in aims to increase efficiency across the system
  • Potential future controls on trade with China
  • Potential future controls on emerging and foundational technologies
     
  • 9:40 Year Zero: Canada’s New Export Control Program

    Rouben Khatchadourian

    Rouben Khatchadourian, Director General, Government of Canada

  • View from the top: Roll-out of Canada’s new Export Control Program
  • New brokering obligations for exporters
  • Key issues: emerging technologies, corporate social responsibility and end-use/verification
     
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Updates from the Wassenaar Arrangement 2019

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

  • Promoting transparency and responsibility in international defence-related trade
  • Working to prevent undesirable exports without impeding bona fide civil transactions
  • Maintaining up-to-date and user-friendly Munitions and Dual-Use Control Lists
  • Fostering industry/research sector outreach and partnerships
     
  • 11:20 Practical Insights for U.S. Trade Compliance

    Marshall M Lammers

    Marshall M Lammers, Senior Counsel, Raytheon Company

  • Coordinating compliance and investigations across multi-national corporation entities
  • Challenges for international sales with U.S.-origin technology
  • Managing supply chain issues between the US and EU
  • Lessons learnt from a consent agreement
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    11:50 Defense Supply Base and Emerging Technology Export Controls

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • How will new US unilateral controls on emerging technologies impact your defense supply chain
  • What technologies will be covered
  • How will US foreign investment rules be impacted
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Drafting Effective Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Clauses

    Matthew Silverman

    Matthew Silverman, Director, Solvay Composite Materials

  • A focus on cross-border contracts
  • How to reconcile U.S. requirements with other countries’ “blocking statutes”
     
  • 13:50 Multinational Procurement: Understanding US Regulations

    Carmen Fellows

    Carmen Fellows, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, DRS Technologies, Inc.

  • Procurement challenges
  • Best practices in dealing with US suppliers
  • Minimizing supply chain impacts
  • 14:20 Sponsor Speaking Session Reserved for OCR

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Germany's Efforts in Dealing with Emerging and Foundational Technologies

    Irina Kerner

    Irina Kerner, Senior Government Expert, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • Outlining the German ‘Catch All’ approach
  • European Union (EU) discussion on emerging technologies
  • Putting effective policy into practice
     
  • 15:50 Expert Panel Discussion: Dealing Effectively with Emerging and Foundational Technologies

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    Edward Peartree

    Edward Peartree, Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy, BAE Systems

    Matthew Silverman

    Matthew Silverman, Director, Solvay Composite Materials

    16:30 ICPs: What is Expected from Responsible European Companies Dealing with Sensitive Items

    Rosa Rosanelli

    Rosa Rosanelli, Chief Export Compliance Officer, Belgium Engine Centre

  • Why ICPs (and Why Not)
  • European and US standards: Dealing with Extraterritoriality
  • The new European Commission ICP Guidelines and Future Trends
     
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    9:00 French Perspectives on Export Control in the field of Defence Related Goods

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur, Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, French MOD

  • Updates on 2019 initiatives
  • Assessing future developments
  • Outlining priorities for the SGDSN
     
  • 9:40 Host Nation Perspective: Trade Compliance in a Rapidly Changing Environment

    Andre  Hermsen

    Andre Hermsen, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Fokker Technologies

  • Successfully managing transactions with high risk countries
  • Can we manage risk of foreign ownership in supply chain?
  • Coping with Brexit

     

  • 10:20 Speaker Session Reserved for Sponsor

    10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 The Challenges of Managing Export-Controlled Technology in an Ever Increasing and Sophisticated World of IT Solutions

    Warren Bayliss

    Warren Bayliss, Global Head of Export Controls - Defence, Defence General Counsel, Rolls Royce Plc

  • How do you manage and segregate export-controlled technology?
  • How do you know who the users are & whether they have authorised access?
  • How do you balance need for business flexibility and pace versus compliance?
  • The risks and opportunities of new IT solutions
  • Tips for success
  • 11:50 The Additional Benefits of a Trade Compliance Programme

    Mark Jones

    Mark Jones, DES WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Lead, UK MoD

  • Intangible assets: market and control mechanisms
  • The effective management of information
  • Highlighting beneficial measures against future threats
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Critical Updates on the Spanish End Use Monitoring Program

    Erno Palla Sagues

    Erno Palla Sagues, Technical Advisor, Subdirectorate General of International Trade in Defense Material and Dual Use, Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce

  • Reducing the security risks involved in transfers of equipment and services
  • Assuring that the required export controls, physical security, and accountability requirements are in place and enforced
  • Implications for nations and companies doing business with Spain
     
  • 13:50 Outlining the Potential Export Control Implications of Brexit for a French Company such as Safran, including:

    David Pages

    David Pages, Deputy Group Export Control Officer, Safran

  • Safran Organization and initial status of Export Controls between France and the UK before Brexit
  • Potential consequences of the Brexit on Export Control for defense products, dual use items and sanctions
  • Actions taken to mitigate the consequences of Brexit and future issues
  • 14:20 An industry perspective on new challenges from Airbus Poland

    Aleksandra Salamandra

    Aleksandra Salamandra, Management Representative for Trade Control, Head of Export Control, Airbus Poland S.A.

  • Outlining export controls in Poland
  • Polish experience in building ICPs
  • Dealing effectively with emerging technologies
     
  • 14:50 Panel Discussion: UK/EU Export Controls Following Brexit

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur, Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, French MOD

    Laurence Carey

    Laurence Carey, EMEA Corporate ITC Senior Manager, United Technologies Corporation

    Aleksandra Salamandra

    Aleksandra Salamandra, Management Representative for Trade Control, Head of Export Control, Airbus Poland S.A.

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Israeli Defence Export Controls – Aspects & Challenges

    Racheli Chen

    Racheli Chen, Director Defense Export Control Agency , Ministry of Defense Israel

  • Key focuses and challenges for DECA
  • Ongoing Reforms Initiative
  • Ensuring effective enforcement of regulations
  • Best practices when trading with Israel
  • 16:30 Cross-jurisdictional challenges: MTU’s Perspective

    Alexander Groba

    Alexander Groba, Director Foreign Trade and Head of Trade Compliance, MTU Aero Engines

  • Identification and handling of (diverging) classifications
  • Active management of (contradicting) licenses
  • Operational doing and consideration within the management system
     
  • 17:00 Utilizing Global Trade

    Bill Wade

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

  • Capture Excellence for Business Growth
  • Using your tools and resources effectively
     
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur

    Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, French MOD
    Mark Jones

    Mark Jones

    DES WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Lead, UK MoD
    Matthew Borman

    Matthew Borman

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce
    Racheli Chen

    Racheli Chen

    Director Defense Export Control Agency , Ministry of Defense Israel
    Rouben Khatchadourian

    Rouben Khatchadourian

    Director General, Government of Canada

    Aleksandra Salamandra

    Management Representative for Trade Control, Head of Export Control, Airbus Poland S.A.
    Aleksandra Salamandra

    Alexander Groba

    Director Foreign Trade and Head of Trade Compliance, MTU Aero Engines
    Alexander Groba

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Andre Hermsen

    Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Fokker Technologies
    Andre  Hermsen

    Bill Wade

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

    David Pages

    Deputy Group Export Control Officer, Safran
    David Pages

    Edward Peartree

    Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy, BAE Systems
    Edward Peartree

    Erno Palla Sagues

    Technical Advisor, Subdirectorate General of International Trade in Defense Material and Dual Use, Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce
    Erno Palla Sagues

    Irina Kerner

    Senior Government Expert, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
    Irina Kerner

    Laurence Carey

    EMEA Corporate ITC Senior Manager, United Technologies Corporation
    Laurence Carey

    Major General Bertrand Le Meur

    Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, French MOD
    Major General Bertrand Le Meur

    Mark Jones

    DES WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Lead, UK MoD
    Mark Jones

    Marshall M Lammers

    Senior Counsel, Raytheon Company
    Marshall M Lammers

    Matthew Borman

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce
    Matthew Borman

    Matthew Silverman

    Director, Solvay Composite Materials
    Matthew Silverman

    Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nancy Fischer

    Racheli Chen

    Director Defense Export Control Agency , Ministry of Defense Israel
    Racheli Chen

    Rosa Rosanelli

    Chief Export Compliance Officer, Belgium Engine Centre
    Rosa Rosanelli

    Rouben Khatchadourian

    Director General, Government of Canada
    Rouben Khatchadourian

    Warren Bayliss

    Global Head of Export Controls - Defence, Defence General Counsel, Rolls Royce Plc
    Warren Bayliss

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Workshops

    Jurisdiction, Classification, and Licensing: How to Police Your U.S. Suppliers
    Workshop

    Jurisdiction, Classification, and Licensing: How to Police Your U.S. Suppliers

    Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre
    24th September 2019
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Defense and Dual-Use Export Controls of Asia Pacific Countries
    Workshop

    Defense and Dual-Use Export Controls of Asia Pacific Countries

    Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre
    27th September 2019
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    OCR International Ltd

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    With over 30 years' experience in global trade management solutions OCR’s Global EASE software suite automates and enhances supply chain processes and procedures. With a global presence that spans the US, UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, OCR specialises in export / import software, licence management and compliance solutions. OCR's range of solutions include: • Watch Lists Screening / Denied Party Screening • License Management • Global License Screening (License Determination) • Visitor Management – with integrated biometrics • Security & ID Management • Automated Export Documentation • Automated Customs submission/reporting We also advise and consult on the breadth of regulatory issues critical to the success and efficiency of conducting international trade, not only today but for the future. With proactive and scalable tools to facilitate trade and compliance, OCR can offer solutions to support the entire compliance life cycle whether locally or globally. OCR have successfully simplified the export and import compliance processes of Fortune 500 companies. Our clients span diverse industries and include leading organizations in: • Aerospace & Defence • Electronics, Computer Hardware & Services • Banking, Insurance & Finance • Pharmaceuticals • Chemical & Petroleum • Federal & State Governments • Legal Community • Freight Forwarding & Distribution


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    http://www.pillsburylaw.com

    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.

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


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