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SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the 18th annual Defence Exports conference convening in London on the 24th-25th September 2024.

Defence Exports will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defence 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.
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Amy McDonnell

Amy McDonnell

Chief Operations Officer, Export Controls Group Australia (ECAG)
Bill Wade

Bill Wade

Vice President of Global Trade Compliance, L3 Harris Technologies
Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley

President, Global Legal Services
Meredith Rathbone

Meredith Rathbone

Partner, Head of the International Trade and Regulatory Compliance Group & Co-Chair of the Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Practice, Steptoe
Michael Vaccaro

Michael Vaccaro

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State
Rosa Rosanelli

Rosa Rosanelli

Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria
Rosemary Pratt

Rosemary Pratt

Director, Export Control and Sanctions (EC&S), UK Department for International Trade
Scot Gonzales

Scot Gonzales

Regional Export Control Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security BIS, U.S. Department of Commerce

Amy McDonnell

Chief Operations Officer, Export Controls Group Australia (ECAG)
Amy McDonnell

Amy is an Australian defence and strategic goods technology transfer and defence industry policy professional with 8 years’ experience in her field. Amy is co-founder and Chief Operations Officer for Export Controls Australia Group (ECAG), Australia’s first non-profit export controls and sanctions industry special interest group. ECAG is a trusted hub for industry, government, and the broader ecosystem to collaboratively navigate the complex landscape of export controls from an Australian perspective. ECAG’s mission is to inform, progress, and develop the public discourse on strategic trade, ensuring a comprehensive understanding amongst Australia’s industrial base. Amy also established the first of its kind Tri-National Export Control industry association forum between the preeminent export control associations in Australia, United States and United Kingdom, being ECAG (Aus), the Society for International Affairs (US), the Aerospace Industries Association (US) and The Export Group for Aerospace, Defence & Dual-Use (UK). This purpose of this Forum stand as a beacon of collaboration and understanding between the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, united in the commitment to fostering a secure, prosperous, and technologically advanced future through enhancing the effectiveness and sophistication of our respective export control systems.

Amy is currently the General Manager, National Security, Industry & Trade with Goal Group, an Australian professional services firm supporting Australian and overseas entities with Defence asset management, export controls, logistics and security requirements. In this role Amy is focused on supporting industry, academia and R&D organisations with compliance, strategy and process optimisation in export controls, supply chain, logistics and cyber.

Amy has a background in federal government, defence industry and professional services. Amy has previously worked in the Australian Department of Defence in roles focused on export controls, defence industry policy and defence industrial base engagement with the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. In her time in Defence, Amy was an Assistant Director in International Export Controls and in the Defence team leading on industrial base cooperation with key security partners, of which the United States was the focus. Amy also developed and led the Trade Compliance Function for a Defence maritime Prime in charge of sustainment and optimisation of critical Australian Defence maritime platforms.

Recently Amy was a Senior Manager at PwC, in the Global Trade area where she advised multinationals and SMEs in the Defence, Advanced Manufacturing and Energy, Utilities and Resources space on Trade Compliance and international and domestic supply chain optimisation. Amy has a legal background, with a LLB and Masters of International Security Law.

Andrew Booth

Director, International Trade Compliance, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Andrew Booth

Andrew joined SNC in 2012, where he leads the enterprise International Trade Compliance Office responsible for supporting regulatory requirements associated with defense trade and international security cooperation.
Andrew’s experience facilitating international business in the Aerospace and Defense industry has centered on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Foreign Trade Regulations. Since 2018, Andrew has been a member of the Defense Trade Advisory Group, providing formal consultation to the U.S. Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in addition to his role at SNC. Andrew also serves the Veteran community as the Vice President of Strategy & Engagement for the Honor Movement Foundation.
Andrew received his Master’s Degree in International Business from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida.

Bill Wade

Vice President of Global Trade Compliance, L3 Harris Technologies
Bill Wade

Bing Xu

Chief Counsel, Global Trade Controls & Regional Head of Sanctions and Export Control – North America and Asia-Pacific, Rolls-Royce
Bing Xu

Attorney with extensive regulatory, transactional and corporate/commercial expertise, coupled with unique cultural understanding, diplomatic style and leadership presence.

Trained as a diplomat with a graduate degree in economics.

Worked at a major law firm in Washington, DC for 6 years before joining Rolls-Royce.

Advise Rolls-Royce businesses globally, cross functions and regions, in corporate strategies and governance, sanctions and export control compliance, and foreign investment/M&A for the past 17 years.

Oversee and advise a group of 70+ Rolls-Royce global trade professionals; manage the export controls and sanctions compliance team of 25+ professionals in North America and in the UK.

Boaz Cohen

Logistics & Trade Compliance Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd
Boaz Cohen

30+ years in Defence Logistics with a focus on Trade Compliance in Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra Ltd.
Developing and implementing control programs for Elbit Systems new ERP system based on the control sysyems in Elbit Systems - Elisra, making sure the supply chain runs smoothly and legally.

Brinley Salzmann

Director - Overseas and Exports, ADS Group Limited
Brinley Salzmann

Brinley joined the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) in July 1985, and, on the creation of ADS through the merger of the DMA, APPSS and SBAC, he became the new organisation’s Director - Overseas & Exports. The vast majority of his work constitutes providing ethical, offset, industrial participation and export controls-related help, advice and assistance to British companies. In this capacity he acts as Secretary to the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence & Dual-Use (EGADD), the Business Ethics Network (BEN), the Defence Export Strategy Group (DESG), and the British Industrial Participation & Offset Group (BIPOG) special interest groups.

Confirmed Senior Representative

Bureau of Trade and Economic Security, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Confirmed Senior Representative

Dr Roger Arthey

Chair, Export Control Profession Board, The Institute of Export and International Trade
Dr Roger Arthey

Roger has over 30 years’ experience of international trade, most recently as Head of Export Control Compliance at Rolls-Royce plc where he promoted export compliance systems and processes which were both effective and cost-efficient. Previously he was Director for Airline Sales, firstly in Rolls-Royce Inc. in the USA and subsequently for the joint venture BMW Rolls-Royce in Germany. He then held various commercial and business posts in Rolls-Royce’s control systems and purchasing organisations.

Roger holds a PhD in Metallurgy from the University of Birmingham.

Gareth Heywood

Head of Government Relations, Datenna - China Intelligence Solutions
Gareth Heywood

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 issues. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues. He publishes the daily Defense and Export-Import Update newsletter and frequently speaks at ITAR training events around the world. Mr. Stanley has also provided export control training to multiple Canadian Government agencies and the Russian Government.

Kathleen Palma

Vice President, Global Trade Controls, The Boeing Company
Kathleen Palma

Kathleen Lockard Palma is Vice President, Global Trade Controls at Boeing. Her team is responsible for ensuring compliance to global regulatory export and import requirements. Kathleen leads a team of professionals in 13 countries.

Previously Kathleen served as GE’s lead lawyer for all export control, sanctions and customs matters. Before GE, Kathleen was an Associate in the International Trade Practice of Dewey Ballantine (RIP).

She served as Vice Chair of the PECSEA during the Obama Administration. Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service.

Larry Fink

Vice President and Senior Assistant General Counsel, Leidos, Inc.
Larry Fink

Lawrence (Larry) Fink is Senior Assistant General Counsel and Vice President at Leidos, Inc. (formerly SAIC). As the Director of International Regulatory Compliance, he is responsible for ensuring corporate-wide compliance with import and export regulations and anti-bribery laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and United Kingdom Bribery Act. Mr. Fink is currently serving a fifth term as an industry representative on the Defense Trade Advisory Group or DTAG. Before joining the SAIC Legal Department in 2002, Mr. Fink was an arms control and national security analyst, providing implementation and compliance support to the Department of Defense for strategic arms control treaties and agreements, including START II, the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, Nuclear Safeguards, and the Chemical Weapons Convention. Mr. Fink is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and holds a masters degree from Georgetown University in Russian studies. He received his law degree from George Mason University School of Law and is a member of the Virginia Bar.

Lonnie Myklebust

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Nammo AS
Lonnie Myklebust

Lonnie Myklebust is the Director of Regulatory Affairs for Nammo AS at the headquarters in Norway, where she manages compliance with export and regulatory regime – including government acquisition, third party management and integrated strategies for control of Intellectual Property.

Ms. Myklebust has worked for government, NGOs and industry to facilitate contracting, compliance, transactional due diligence and project management.

She holds degrees from St. Catherine University - USA, Friends University - USA and certificates in US Government Contracting from George Mason University - USA and in European Armaments from the Session Européenne des Responsables d’Armement” at the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies - France.

Lothard Kasten

Global Head of Defense Forwarding, DHL Global Forwarding
Lothard Kasten

Meredith Rathbone

Partner, Head of the International Trade and Regulatory Compliance Group & Co-Chair of the Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Practice, Steptoe
Meredith Rathbone

Meredith Rathbone counsels clients in numerous countries on achieving their business goals while ensuring compliance with US export controls and economic sanctions laws administered by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury. Chambers Global sources call Meredith "an excellent legal adviser with in-depth knowledge of the economic and trade sanctions laws" and Chambers USA quotes clients' praise for Meredith as "a great legal mind" and "a very practical and pragmatic" lawyer.

Meredith has assisted clients across a range of industries in navigating the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the US Department of State. Her experience includes assisting clients in resolving politically sensitive matters under the joint administration of various government agencies.

Meredith has assisted clients in conducting numerous internal investigations, preparing and filing voluntary disclosures and subpoena responses, obtaining export and technology transfer authorizations, and undertaking product classification and jurisdiction assessments. Meredith regularly advises companies on navigating export controls and sanctions considerations in the context of mergers and acquisitions. She has represented individuals and companies facing civil and criminal investigations in this area, as well as clients seeking to be removed from OFAC's SDN list through the delisting process.

Meredith has also advised clients on compliance with United Nations sanctions and arms embargoes and has defended them before UN sanctions panels. She has experience advising companies on the political and commercial effects of regime change and government succession as provided by international contracts law, customary international law, and the laws of war.

Additionally, Meredith has advised companies on the eligibility of their products and technology for US military and civilian government procurement under the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, and other domestic procurement laws.

Meredith heads Steptoe's International Trade and Regulatory Compliance group and is the co-chair of its Economic Sanctions and Export Controls practice. She serves on the firm's Executive Committee.

Michael Vaccaro

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State
Michael Vaccaro

Mr. Vaccaro assumed the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls in January 2024, where he oversees the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ensuring that U.S. commercial exports of defense articles and defense services advance U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
Mr. Vaccaro has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2013. Mr. Vaccaro joined the State Department from the Department of Defense (DoD) where he served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (2022-2024) and as the Director for International Armaments Cooperation (2019-2022). In these roles, he led and supported DoD’s efforts to develop and maintain the U.S. defense industrial base to ensure a secure supply of materials critical to national security. He also advised the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment in managing DoD’s cooperative relationships with foreign countries and served as the United States’ Deputy National Armaments Director. Mr. Vaccaro also co-chaired bilateral forums with key European, Indo-Pacific, and Western Hemisphere allies and partners to further armaments cooperation.
Mr. Vaccaro previously served as the Director of the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security in the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) (2013-2019). In this position, Mr. Vaccaro was responsible for implementing BIS’s defense trade, industrial base, and foreign investment programs. Prior to assuming his duties as office director, Mr. Vaccaro served in other senior positions within the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security. Before joining Commerce in 2000, Mr. Vaccaro held government affairs and research positions with international trade and consulting organizations in Washington, DC.
Mr. Vaccaro is a recipient of the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. While at Commerce, he received meritorious service awards for his role in implementing export control reform and supporting emergency preparedness. Mr. Vaccaro holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and National Security Studies Program. Mr. Vaccaro is also a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Mr Manuel Schwab

Senior Vice President Export Control, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
Mr Manuel Schwab

Manuel Schwab joined Diehl in 2006 after graduating in International Business Administration and Economics.
After various management levels at Diehl, he is today Vice President Export Control of Diehl Defence and coordinating all export control issues of the Diehl group worldwide.
Besides that, he is chair of the Export Control Committee (ECC) of the German Aerospace Industries Association and member of various other ECCs in German industrial associations.

Nancy A. Fischer

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Nancy A. Fischer

Nancy Fischer leads the law firm's Public Practices and Public Policy teams and is recognized as an authority on international trade law.

Nancy advises a global clientele on international trade matters and dispute resolution and the impact of U.S. regulations on worldwide trade and investments. She provides guidance on export controls; economic sanctions; CFIUS reviews; FCPA and other anti-bribery laws; trade remedies; customs laws; and WTO and NAFTA disputes. Nancy has represented large industry coalitions in disputes, including a group of nuclear utilities in the first antidumping matter before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Philippe Oudinot

Former Airbus Special Compliance Officer and Owner, Oudinot Global Compliance, LLC
Philippe Oudinot

Philippe Andre Oudinot is the founder and owner of Oudinot Global Compliance LLC. Philippe is a dual national of France and the United States and has been a practicing lawyer in the U.S. for over 20 years.

Philippe is a global trade, anti-corruption and sanctions expert with unique experience in building and deploying results-driven compliance programs for global aerospace & defense companies, including Airbus, Raytheon and Thales. Most recently, Philippe served as the Special Compliance Officer for Airbus under a Consent Agreement with the State Department.

Philippe is a qualified lawyer in France and the United States and holds law degrees from George Washington University, Harvard Law School and the Sorbonne along with an Executive Business Administration degree from Chicago Booth Business School. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Philippe has developed a solid reputation as an experienced monitor and a trusted adviser to U.S. and European government regulators, senior industry executives and board members. He resides in the Washington D.C. and Miami areas with his wife. He has a son and a daughter who reside in San Francisco and Chicago.

Rosa Rosanelli

Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria
Rosa Rosanelli

Rosa Rosanelli is currently Vice President, Head of Compliance for Patria Group, an international provider of defense, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions.

A Lawyer specialized in export controls, Rosa has analyzed and actively contributed to the resolution of legal and compliance issues within several European defense companies, including foreign affiliates of US companies. Author of a Handbook on export controls and a report for the Italian Senate, she has held trainings for EU Commission Officials on ITAR and has participated to training efforts for the benefit of third governments’ officials on strategic trade controls, in cooperation with the Joint Research Center of the European Commission.

Rosa chairs the Export Control Committee of ASD, the European Aerospace and Defense Industry Association, she is author of several legal publications, and a member of the editorial board of the “Strategic Trade Review”, a peer-reviewed specialized review on export controls and sanctions.

She is also Project Lead for the “Trade Compliance Project”, a joint cooperation between Patria and Kongsberg Groups, which was awarded a WECR Award in 2022.

Education:
A Lawyer specialized in export controls, Rosa holds a Master in Law of Air, Space and Telecommunications at Paris XI University and a Master in International Relations (International law) at Rome La Sapienza University.

Rosemary Pratt

Director, Export Control and Sanctions (EC&S), UK Department for International Trade
Rosemary Pratt

Rosemary Pratt is the Director for Export Control and Sanctions. Her directorate includes the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) and the sanctions policy team. Rosemary has worked in several departments, beginning her career at DfE, and gradually moving into roles with a national security focus including in Home Office and DCMS. Most recently she spent over 4 years in the Cabinet Office, much of that time as director for state threats and cyber in the National Security Secretariat (NSS). Rosemary has three older children; her youngest son is autistic and has ADHD. He is the inspiration for her corporate role as SCS Champion for the Civil Service Neurodiversity Network.

Sally Peed

Trade Compliance Advisor, Sierra Nevada Corporation Mission Systems UK Ltd
Sally Peed

Sally has a decade and a half of trade compliance industry experience navigating the complex U.S. export and import regulations. As of 2023, she made the jump across the pond and is the Trade Compliance Advisor for Sierra Nevada Corporation Mission Systems UK Ltd. (SNCMSUK), supporting the company with U.S. and UK export controls. Prior to joining SNCMSUK, Sally was an Empowered Official and Senior Manager for International Trade Compliance at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the parent company to SNCMSUK. She is a member of the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence & Dual-Use (EGADD) and Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT).

Scot Gonzales

Regional Export Control Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security BIS, U.S. Department of Commerce
Scot Gonzales

Export Control Officer (ECO) Scot Gonzales joined the BIS/Frankfurt team in 2021 and currently serves as the Frankfurt-West ECO where he represents BIS throughout the western European region. Scot is a 20-yr veteran agent of the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) where he most recently served as a Supervisory Special Agent of one of the units within OEE’s headquarters. Scot’s expertise includes interagency cooperation initiatives within the U.S. government where he has served as the OEE liaison officer to various agencies as well as represented OEE in the Australia Group bio/chem control regime, Missile Technology Control Regime, and the Nuclear Supplier Group control regimes and plenaries. As well, he has extensive experience in corporate engagements with companies large and small. Scot has also been the recipient of several Department of Commerce Gold Metals for innovative investigative techniques and superior performance. Prior to his employment with OEE, Scot served as a police officer, parole officer and corrections officer all while obtaining advanced degrees and his license to practice law.

 Benefits of attending

  • Hear guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance as well as the latest developments in control mechanisms and cyber security measures
  • Discover practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside the U.S.
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America and the rest of the world

Collaborate with an unmatched community of senior industry leaders and global regulatory officials.

Join thought leaders and decision makers to discuss how to navigate the increasingly complex geopolitical environment.

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Conference agenda

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8:00

Registration & Coffee

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8:45

Co-Chair's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Rosa Rosanelli, Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria

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9:00

UK Defence Export Controls – Priorities and Way Forward

Rosemary Pratt, Director, Export Control and Sanctions (EC&S), UK Department for International Trade

  • Updates to UK export control on military goods, dual-use items and cyber software
  • UK sanctions relating to Russia
  • Further updates to UK sanction enforcement
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    9:30

    Updates on Japan’s Trade Control and the New Defence Export Policy

    Confirmed Senior Representative

    Confirmed Senior Representative, Bureau of Trade and Economic Security, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

  • Overview of Japan’s export control system
  • The new policies and guidelines for the Three Principles on Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology
  • Updates to the policy on GCAP airframe transfer
  • Way ahead with Japanese export control policies
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    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor – Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

    Nancy A. Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

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    11:30

    Navigating Transatlantic Re-Transfers and Re-Exports

  • Why are goods reexported or retransferred?
  • Who controls the reexport of goods from a country when the goods were previously imported from another country?
  • How do I identify all the parties to the transactions?
  • Who is responsible for determining and obtaining government authorization to reexport or retransfer?
  • Unique compliance challenges associated with goods vs foreign direct production using US components or technology.
  • Tips to facilitate communication and compliance
  • Lonnie Myklebust, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Nammo AS

    Beth Ann Johnson

    Beth Ann Johnson, Director, International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman

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    12:00

    Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor - Steptoe

    Meredith Rathbone, Partner, Head of the International Trade and Regulatory Compliance Group & Co-Chair of the Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Practice, Steptoe

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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    Australia’s New Export Control Framework – Updates, Implementation, AUKUS and the Way Ahead

    Amy McDonnell, Chief Operations Officer, Export Controls Group Australia (ECAG)

  • The role of the ECAG in developing Australia’s export controls
  • Updates on the new framework and how this will enhance Australian defence
  • Challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of the framework
  • Key updates to export controls for the AUKUS partnership under the new framework
  • Next steps and requirements for future export control
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    Industry Perspectives to the AUKUS Partnership – Reflections on Updates and Implementation Strategies

  • Overview of Exemption for Defense Trade and Cooperation Among Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States
  • Industry Perspective - UK Viewpoint - wins/hurdles
  • Industry Perspective - US Viewpoint - wins/hurdles
  • Working together - strategies on implementation from parent to subsidiary (or from US to UK)
  • Sally Peed, Trade Compliance Advisor, Sierra Nevada Corporation Mission Systems UK Ltd

    Andrew Booth, Director, International Trade Compliance, Sierra Nevada Corporation

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    Identifying Common Trade Countries to Work with the AUKUS

    Brinley Salzmann, Director - Overseas and Exports, ADS Group Limited

  • Updates on how the AUKUS partnership will decide on their 3rd party customers
  • Case by Case?
  • Power of Veto?
  • Next steps on establishing a common agreement
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    Afternoon Tea

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    Update on German Export Controls

    Mr Manuel Schwab, Senior Vice President Export Control, Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG

  • Key updates on German export control regulations
  • Diehl Defence’s export control and sanctions practices
  • Compliance strategies for German defence companies
  • Effects of EU & international sanctions on German defence exports
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    Sanctions and Export Control Compliance Challenges

    Bing Xu, Chief Counsel, Global Trade Controls & Regional Head of Sanctions and Export Control – North America and Asia-Pacific, Rolls-Royce

  • Resources challenges and additional skillsets required for better and more e ective sanctions and export control compliance
  • Lessons learned from the Russia-EU Sanctions Package
  • Dealing with suspicious enquires – Best practices
  • Targeted Communication and training on sanctions and export controls – How to deal with future sanctions
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    The Power of OSINT: Using Publicly Available Information to Uncover Hidden MEUs in China

    Gareth Heywood

    Gareth Heywood, Head of Government Relations, Datenna - China Intelligence Solutions

  • Chinese Actors use a range of methods to obfuscate their MEUs
  • This has national security implications all defence export control practitioners should be aware of in their work
  • By using publicly available information, it’s possible to generate open-source intelligence (OSINT) that uncovers these hidden actors
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    Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    Rosa Rosanelli, Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria

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    8:00

    Registration & Coffee

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    8:45

    Co-Chair's Opening Remarks

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    Rosa Rosanelli, Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria

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    9:00

    U.S. Export Controls 2024 Update – Latest Developments and AUKUS Update

    Michael Vaccaro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State

  • 2024 ITAR regulatory changes
  • Updates to End-Use Monitoring Programs
  • Challenges and updates to AUKUS export controls from the U.S. perspective
  • Future requirements and programs
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    U.S. Department of Commerce – Export Control Developments

    Scot Gonzales, Regional Export Control Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security BIS, U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Updates from the U.S. Department of Commerce on export regulation and policy developments
  • Sanctions updates regarding Russia
  • Export control evasion and red flags
  • Export controls on cyber, AI and UAV technologies
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    10:00

    U.S. Government Joint Q&A

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    10:15

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:45

    Morning Coffee

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    11:15

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems – Export Control and Compliance with a Focus on UAS and Advanced ISR Systems

  • Navigating ITAR and EAR regulations for UAS exports
  • Strategies for ensuring compliance in international markets
  • Challenges and solutions in exporting advanced ISR technologies
  • The role of compliance in enhancing global security and cooperation
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    Arthur Shulman

    Arthur Shulman, Senior Director, International Trade Compliance, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

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    Boeing’s Export and Trade Controls – The Consent Agreement and the Way Ahead

    Kathleen Palma, Vice President, Global Trade Controls, The Boeing Company

  • Lessons learned from the consent agreement – The issues that led to it and areas for improvement
  • Boeing’s perspective to AUKUS trade controls
  • The way ahead with improvements to classification and data analytics
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    Panel Discussion: The Role, Relationship and Importance of Special Compliance Officers (SCOs) in the Defence Export Community

  • What are a SCO’s principal responsibilities to both the company over which the he or she exercises oversight and to government regulators?
  • Discover the single most important factor in ensuring a productive relationship with a SCO
  • Discuss the principal criteria a company should consider in nominating a SCO to DDTC Compliance or BIS OEE?
  • Learn about the central role of a SCO in developing strategies to establish a trustful relationship with government regulators
  • How SCOs should manage internal and outside stakeholders to achieve an early exit from the target company’s ITAR Consent  Agreement or EAR Settlement Agreement?
  • Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

  • What are a SCO’s principal responsibilities to both the company over which the he or she exercises oversight and to government regulators?
  • Discover the single most important factor in ensuring a productive relationship with a SCO
  • Discuss the principal criteria a company should consider in nominating a SCO to DDTC Compliance or BIS OEE?
  • Learn about the central role of a SCO in developing strategies to establish a trustful relationship with government regulators
  • How SCOs should manage internal and outside stakeholders to achieve an early exit from the target company’s ITAR Consent  Agreement or EAR Settlement Agreement?
  • Bill Wade

    Bill Wade, Vice President of Global Trade Compliance, L3 Harris Technologies

    Philippe Oudinot, Former Airbus Special Compliance Officer and Owner, Oudinot Global Compliance, LLC

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    12:45

    Networking Lunch

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    13:45

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    14:15

    Purchasing Controlled and FMF Items During War Time

    Boaz Cohen, Logistics & Trade Compliance Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd

  • Updates to Elbit’s trade compliance control systems
  • Licencing issues and challenges
  • Logistics challenges with freighter solutions
  • The way ahead with future Elbit exports
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    The Role of the Freight Forwarder in Defence Exports

    Lothard Kasten

    Lothard Kasten, Global Head of Defense Forwarding, DHL Global Forwarding

  • DHL’s overview of export control and associated challenges
  • Legal background and requirements for freight forwarders
  • Geopolitical impacts and changes in the market
  • Human rights and ESG considerations and requirements in defence exports
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    Afternoon Tea

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    Export Considerations and Challenges for a Services Focused Company

    Larry Fink, Vice President and Senior Assistant General Counsel, Leidos, Inc.

  • Leidos export control and updates from the service provider perspective
  • Challenges to responding to marketing e orts with in-country expertise
  • AI and cyber (civil) “incubators” and developing workstreams for export
  • Licensing challenges for the AI and cyber incubators
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    Enhancing the Training for Export Control

    Dr Roger Arthey, Chair, Export Control Profession Board, The Institute of Export and International Trade

  • The role of the Institute in promoting export control professional training
  • Utilising and training with new export control tools and technologies
  • Addressing the needs of export control officers at defence companies
  • Establishing professional pathways for export control officers through learning support
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    Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    Rosa Rosanelli, Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria


    Chief Operations Officer
    Export Controls Group Australia (ECAG)
    Director, International Trade Compliance
    Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Vice President of Global Trade Compliance
    L3 Harris Technologies
    Chief Counsel, Global Trade Controls & Regional Head of Sanctions and Export Control – North America and Asia-Pacific
    Rolls-Royce
    Logistics & Trade Compliance Manager
    Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd
    Director - Overseas and Exports
    ADS Group Limited
    Bureau of Trade and Economic Security
    Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
    Chair, Export Control Profession Board
    The Institute of Export and International Trade
    Head of Government Relations
    Datenna - China Intelligence Solutions
    President
    Global Legal Services
    Vice President, Global Trade Controls
    The Boeing Company
    Vice President and Senior Assistant General Counsel
    Leidos, Inc.
    Director of Regulatory Affairs
    Nammo AS
    Global Head of Defense Forwarding
    DHL Global Forwarding
    Partner, Head of the International Trade and Regulatory Compliance Group & Co-Chair of the Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Practice
    Steptoe
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls
    U.S. Department of State
    Senior Vice President Export Control
    Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG
    Partner
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Former Airbus Special Compliance Officer and Owner
    Oudinot Global Compliance, LLC
    Vice President, Head of Compliance
    Patria
    Director, Export Control and Sanctions (EC&S)
    UK Department for International Trade
    Trade Compliance Advisor
    Sierra Nevada Corporation Mission Systems UK Ltd
    Regional Export Control Officer, Bureau of Industry and Security BIS
    U.S. Department of Commerce

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    Buckingham Gate, London, United Kingdom

    In a country that values understatement, St. James' Court is an English classic typifying the concealed charm of one of Britain's finest hotels. With a distinguished pedigree shaped over more than a century, this discreet masterpiece offers elegant service, with an easy charm that’s reserved, yet attentive. Exceeding the expectations of today’s discerning traveller, St. James' Court is a slice of the past served up on a contemporary platter.

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    Steptoe

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    In over 110 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions./

    A hallmark of Steptoe’s practice is advising on the scope and subtleties of US and international sanctions regulations and export controls. We work closely with in-house counsel and key personnel to understand the nature of a company’s operations, its products and services, and its internal structure, to ensure that corporate compliance is thorough, yet not unnecessarily restrictive.

    Our experience includes assisting clients with compliance counseling, conducting due diligence, developing compliance programs, obtaining licenses and other authorizations, conducting internal investigations, submitting voluntary self-disclosures, and responding to government inquiries.

    Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.


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    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.


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    MIC

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    https://www.mic-cust.com/

    MIC GTM Platform

    MIC is the worldwide leading provider of global customs & trade compliance software solutions. 800+ customers, in 55+ countries, on 6 continents, use MIC customs & trade compliance software. We specialize in the integration of global customs & trade compliance systems based on specific corporate structures and consider regional and national legal requirements. We ensure efficient customs operations and compliance within the legal frameworks. Our software modules range from Central Classification Systems, Customs Filing solutions to Origin Calculation Systems as well as Export Control Management.

    The Export Control Management (ECM) software module allows central management of all company transactions under export control law and detailed checks of the business transactions with respect to the relevant regulations. Clear status information and comprehensive check reports for each transaction ensure a consistent audit trail. This includes screening of the persons and organizations involved in each transaction against different sanctions lists, checking of goods in consideration of dispatch and destination country, license management, documentation of end use and end users resp. dual-use reviews.

    1 GTM system with 1 GTM compliance database, 1 GUI, and 1 consistent service organization worldwide, delivered as SaaS (Cloud) solution.


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    Defence Industry Europe

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    Defence Industry Europe is a professional website focusing on the defence industry in Europe and worldwide. Our coverage focuses on the modernization of European armed forces, exploring advancements in defense technology, industry developments, and the evolution of defense businesses and their key players. Additionally, we provide insightful reports on political events at both the European and national levels that significantly impact the defence sector.


    WorldECR (World Export Controls Review)

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    Launched in early 2011, and published ten times a year, WorldECR has quickly established itself as a ‘must-read’ journal for professionals in the field of export controls compliance and international trade regulation. Today, WorldECR subscribers come from Industry, Logistics, Defense, Government, Academia, Law and other professional services and trade consulting firms. With an unashamedly international focus and with contributions from leading professionals from around the globe, WorldECR keeps its readers on top of: • Developments in export control regulation and policy around the world • New sanctions designations • Changing enforcement policies and practice in export and re-export • Best practice in trade regulation compliance • Regular ‘primers’ on new market trade regimes – get introductions to many different countries’ export regulation frameworks • Encryption, technology transfer and end-use and end-user controls • Planning global trade strategies • Developments in deemed export rules • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)


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    The ASD Media platforms are well known and used intensively, your company is able to benefit from these large numbers of users. Be informed with ASD-Network; Create exposure for your company with ASDSource, distribute your news with ASDWire or advertise with us, build your brand and increase traffic to your company’s website.

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    Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.


    Counter-IED Report

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    Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which covers the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. We aim to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. For more information please visit website: www.counteriedreport.com

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    In a country that values understatement, St. James' Court is an English classic typifying the concealed charm of one of Britain's finest hotels. With a distinguished pedigree shaped over more than a century, this discreet masterpiece offers elegant service, with an easy charm that’s reserved, yet attentive. Exceeding the expectations of today’s discerning traveller, St. James' Court is a slice of the past served up on a contemporary platter.

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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:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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, SAE Media 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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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