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The SMi Group are delighted to announce the 12th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 27th and 28th September 2017, in Rome, Italy.


SMi Group's Defence Exports conference will provide essential updates from leading representatives of government and industry on their best practices for complying with export controls. 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.


As well as understanding how these leading organisations optimise their global trade compliance programmes to maximise efficiency, this year’s 12th Annual event will deal with the critical developments of 2017 making a profound impact upon the defense trade including a new administration in the White House, Brexit and the growing threat of cyber.


This industry-leading conference provides an unrivalled opportunity to meet, network and learn from leading lawyers, consultants, industry professionals and government officials from around the world.
 

  • Hear from leading governmetn and industry officials on best practices to enhance compliance efficiency
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America, and the rest of the world
  • Learn how leading representatives at the forefront of defence trade are combating the threat of cyber intrusion and export control violations
  • Understand how political implications will affect defence trade globally in 2017 and beyond
  • 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.; Airbus Helicopters; Anderson Trade Compliance LLC; BAE Systems; BAE Systems plc; Bell Helicopter- Amsterdam; Bell Helicopter Textron; Boeing Operations International; CAE; CAE Elektronik GmbH; Danish Business Authority; Defence Materiel Administration; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR); Department of Commerce; Department Of The Air Force; Elbit Systems Ltd.; Esterline Advanced Sensors; Esterline Technologies Corporation; Fokker Aerostructures; Fokker Technologies; Foreign Affairs & Int'l Trade; GKN; GKN Aerospace; Global Legal Services; GOVERNMENT OF SINGAPORE; Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte; ICPA Inc; Inmarsat; L-3 Communications Integrated Systems; Marshall Aerospace; Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group; Meggitt Aerospace Limited; Ministry of Defense Israel; Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; MOD; MoD France; Moog; Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Northrop Grumman Corporation; OCR; OCR Services Inc.; Oshkosh Corporation; Oshkosh Defence; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Pratt & Whitney; Renault Trucks Defence; Rheinmetall Italia S.p.A.; Safran; Safran Group; SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC; SGDSN; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Sonaca; State Service of Export Control; Swedish Armed Forces; Thales Nederland; UTC Aerospace Systems; Vectronix AG; Wassenaar Arrangement ; WL Gore & Associates GmbH;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

8:40 HOST NATION ADDRESS: The National Authority of Armament Licensing and Controls- UAMA: An Overview of Exports and Imports

Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello

Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello, Director, National Authority- UAMA (Armament Licensing and Controls), Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

  • Figures of 2016 and historical perspective since the founding of UAMA in 1991
  • Relationship with companies
  • National Authority challenges with companies
  • Areas of possible intervention
  • 9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: U.S. Export Control Perspectives from the Department of Commerce

    Todd  Willis

    Todd Willis, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State

  • The ongoing work on export control reform for defence trade
  • Continuing to streamline the system
  • Looking ahead: the impact of new presidential administration
  • 9:40 Compliance with Export Control Laws: A Multinational Coorporation's Experience

    Pierfilippo Rossetti

    Pierfilippo Rossetti, Head of Trade Compliance, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Compliance, Leonardo

    10:10 Defence Export Regulation Chasing Technology

    Curtis M. Dombek

    Curtis M. Dombek, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

    Reid Whitten

    Reid Whitten, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

    10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Export Control Policy in a Post-Brexit United Kingdom: The Implications for Defence Trade

    Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison, Head of Business Awareness, Export Control Joint Unit, UK Department for International Trade

  • Defence trade control policy in the UK
  • Developments following the triggering of article 50 and their impact
  • Looking ahead and future expectations for export control policy
  • 11:50 French Export Controls Specificities and Future Goals for Harmonisation and Improvement

    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier

    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier, Deputy Director, International, Strategic and Technological Affairs Directorate, French Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security- Prime Minister's Services

  • French specificities
  • EU Common challenges faced and the importance of cooperation
  • Support of the ICT directive of 2009 and resulting improvements
  • Looking ahead: key goals to enhance efficiency in the face of challenges
  • 12:20 The Modernisation of EU Export Controls- 2017 Update

    Stephane Chardon

    Stephane Chardon, Export Control Coordinator, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission

  • An overview of the European Commission proposal:
  • The "human security dimension"- integrating human rights and controlling exports of cyber-surveillance technology
  • The simplification and harmonization of licensing procedures
  • A roadmap for consistent implementation and enforcement
  • The need for global convergence of export controls
  • The legislative process: state of play and prospects
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Sanctions Policy in the US under a New Trump Administration

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

  • Sanctions policy developments in 2017 with a focus on Russia, Cuba and Iran
  • Case studies of international trade within the EU, US, and rest of the world
  • Challenges for the defence trade and best practices to overcome these
  • 14:30 Defence Exports- Chasing Technology from US and UK Perspective

    • Understanding the regulatory requirements, authorisations and limitations of exporting technology from country of origin
    • Identification, marking and tracking of controlled technology received to compliance with use, transfer and re-transfer/re-export conditions
    • Incorporation of controlled technology and understanding regulatory requirements, authorisations and limitations of derivative technology and manufacture of resultant hardware

    Suzanne Reifman

    Suzanne Reifman, Director of Global Trade Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation

    Beth Johnson

    Beth Johnson , Director, European Regional Trade Compliance, Global Trade Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation

    15:00 German Export Controls: Key Challenges and Developments

    Holger Beutel

    Holger Beutel, Director of Export Monitoring, Information Analysis, WAR Weapons Control, Verification, Outreach, German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control

    • An update on national regulations and the key challenges faced
    • Simplifying procedure for intra-community transfers
    • Best practices for international trade outside the EU

    15:30 Specifically Designed for Military Purposes in Germany and USA- Case Studies

    Harald Hohmann

    Harald Hohmann, Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte

    16:10 Afternoon Tea

    16:40 Audit Planning for Trade Compliance Risk Management

    Brooke Butler

    Brooke Butler, CEO and Founder, Globaleyes

  • Essential planning for trade compliance risk assessments/audits
  • Key skills trade compliance auditors must have
  • Data driven insights into trade compliance risk
  • Continuous monitoring and early warning
  • Delivering clear messages to achieve action
  • 17:20 Best Practices in Defence Exports Complaince: A European Perspective

    Rosa Rosanelli

    Rosa Rosanelli, Chief Export Compliance Office, Belgium Engine Center-AIM Norway

  • The complex task of an Export Compliance Officer
  • Foreign Military Sales v. Direct Commercial Sales
  • The importance of a robust internal compliance programme
  • 17:50 Spanish Export Controls: Recent Developments and an Overview of the ICT Directive

    Ramon Muro

    Ramon Muro, Deputy Director General, Foreign Trade of Defence Materials and Dual Use Goods and Technologies, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

    • Update on national regulations
    • A future export control reform?
    • Overview of the instruments contained in the 2009/43/EC Directive
     

    18:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:00 Registration & Coffee

    8:30 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    8:40 HOST NATION ADDRESS: Italian Regulations and Controls on Dual-Use Items

    Dr Massimo Cipolletti

    Dr Massimo Cipolletti, Head of Unit, Dual Use Items, Commercial Embargoes and Chemical Weapons, Directorate General For International Trade Policy, Italian Ministry of Economic Development

    9:10 U.S. Export Control Perspectives from the Department of State

    Anthony M. Dearth (Tony)

    Anthony M. Dearth (Tony), Managing Director (Acting), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State

  • Additional Ongoing Reform Efforts-Tag onto Day One Keynote Address
  • Other U.S. Administration Initiatives
  • DDTC Activities
  • 9:40 U.S. Department of Defense National Security Review of Regulated Exports

    Kenneth Oukrop

    Kenneth Oukrop, Director of Licensing, Defence Technology Security Administration

    10:10 Practical Insights on Addressing New and Evolving Compliance Risks

    Rafael Antunes Marta

    Rafael Antunes Marta, Lead Europe, Russia & Israel, Global Trade Controls, Office of Internal Governance, The Boeing Company

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Canada's Export Regime: Crucial Updates and Developments

    Wendy  Gilmour

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

  • An overview and understanding of Canada's export processes
  • The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and Canada's mandate to accede as a States Parties
  • Assessing future export controls reform
  • 11:40 Defence Export Controls- Key Challenges for Compliance and Best Practices at Rolls-Royce

    Warren Bayliss

    Warren Bayliss, Group Head of Export Controls Defence, Rolls Royce Plc

  • Increasingly complex regulatory environment
  • Global movement of Goods, Software and Technology
  • Export Control at the heart of the business- an enabler, not just an overhead cost!
  • Constantly improving tools and processes to meet business and regulatory requirements
  • 12:10 Electronic Licensing & Requirements with US Export Agencies

    Thomas  Mathew

    Thomas Mathew, Vice President- Global Trade Solutions , OCR

  • The new DECCS export Licensing with US State changes
  • Important aspects of the proposed new State Department forms
  • New Commerce and OFAC licensing updates
  • Single Agency/Single form- myth or reality- what changes to expect
  • 12:50 Assessing the Challenges of Complying with EU and US Regulations

    Laurence Carey

    Laurence Carey, Export and Trade Control Manager, Marshall Aerospace

  • An overview of the key differences and similarities and the respective challenges
  • Interacting efficiently with US and EU industry to ensure proper compliance
  • 13:20 Networking Lunch

    14:20 Updates from the Wassenaar Arrangement

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

    • Brief background and current context
    • Main outcomes over 2016-2017, including 20th anniversary
    • Recent Control List changes taking into account international security scene, technological advances & market trends
    • Looking ahead
     

    14:50 Skillful Facilitation: How effective Trade Compliance brings success to the Business Lifecycle.

    Bill Wade

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

    • Know Your Business “Lifecycle”: What is your internal Customer’s Process from “Interest through Post Award”?
    • Understand when and where Corporate Trade Requirements and Regulatory Controls are required for Business to succeed
    • Stakeholder Roadblocks: What happens when trade compliance isn’t involved in the Lifecycle?
     

    15:20 Israel's Export Control System: The Defence Export Control Agency (DECA)

    Racheli Chen

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

    15:50 Developing Policy, Process and Procedures for the UK MoD: The Assets Subject to Special Controls (ASSC) Service

    Mark Jones

    Mark Jones, DES WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Lead, MOD

    • Define the scope of ASSC;
    • The ASSC Service: providing a Defence wide accessible environment and set of tools for a single point of reference of ASSC information, exploitable within their individual business environments
    • Ensuring numerous regimes and regulations are included such as ITAR, EAR, DTCT, FMS etc
    • Supporting compliance with foreign government export control regulations;
    • A game changer: the benefits for all defence industry companies

    16:20 Afternoon Tea

    16:50 Essential Elements of an Export Control Compliance Programme

    Sue Tooze

    Sue Tooze, Deputy Head of Export Control, Group Legal, BAE Systems

    • Policies and procedures
    • Development of people
    • Compliance and audit
    • Continuous improvement

    17:20 Export Controls of Western Balkan Countries

    Jay Nash

    Jay Nash, Principal, Nash Global Trade Services

    17:50 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Defence Exports 2017

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Claire Harrison

    Claire Harrison

    Head of Business Awareness, Export Control Joint Unit, UK Department for International Trade
    Holger Beutel

    Holger Beutel

    Director of Export Monitoring, Information Analysis, WAR Weapons Control, Verification, Outreach, German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control
    Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello

    Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello

    Director, National Authority- UAMA (Armament Licensing and Controls), Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
    Sue Tooze

    Sue Tooze

    Deputy Head of Export Control, Group Legal, BAE Systems
    Warren Bayliss

    Warren Bayliss

    Group Head of Export Controls Defence, Rolls Royce Plc

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Anthony M. Dearth (Tony)

    Managing Director (Acting), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State
    Anthony M. Dearth (Tony)

    Beth Johnson

    Director, European Regional Trade Compliance, Global Trade Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Beth Johnson

    Bill Wade

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

    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier

    Deputy Director, International, Strategic and Technological Affairs Directorate, French Secretariat-General for National Defence and Security- Prime Minister's Services
    Brigadier General Thierry Carlier

    Brooke Butler

    CEO and Founder, Globaleyes
    Brooke Butler

    Claire Harrison

    Head of Business Awareness, Export Control Joint Unit, UK Department for International Trade
    Claire Harrison

    Curtis M. Dombek

    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Curtis M. Dombek

    Dr Massimo Cipolletti

    Head of Unit, Dual Use Items, Commercial Embargoes and Chemical Weapons, Directorate General For International Trade Policy, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
    Dr Massimo Cipolletti

    Gary Stanley

    President, Global Legal Services
    Gary Stanley

    Harald Hohmann

    Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte
    Harald Hohmann

    Holger Beutel

    Director of Export Monitoring, Information Analysis, WAR Weapons Control, Verification, Outreach, German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control
    Holger Beutel

    Jay Nash

    Principal, Nash Global Trade Services
    Jay Nash

    Kenneth Oukrop

    Director of Licensing, Defence Technology Security Administration
    Kenneth Oukrop

    Laurence Carey

    Export and Trade Control Manager, Marshall Aerospace
    Laurence Carey

    Mark Jones

    DES WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Lead, MOD
    Mark Jones

    Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello

    Director, National Authority- UAMA (Armament Licensing and Controls), Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
    Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello

    Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    Nancy Fischer

    Pierfilippo Rossetti

    Head of Trade Compliance, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Compliance, Leonardo
    Pierfilippo Rossetti

    Racheli Chen

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

    Rafael Antunes Marta

    Lead Europe, Russia & Israel, Global Trade Controls, Office of Internal Governance, The Boeing Company
    Rafael Antunes Marta

    Ramon Muro

    Deputy Director General, Foreign Trade of Defence Materials and Dual Use Goods and Technologies, Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
    Ramon Muro

    Reid Whitten

    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Reid Whitten

    Rosa Rosanelli

    Chief Export Compliance Office, Belgium Engine Center-AIM Norway
    Rosa Rosanelli

    Stephane Chardon

    Export Control Coordinator, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission
    Stephane Chardon

    Sue Tooze

    Deputy Head of Export Control, Group Legal, BAE Systems
    Sue Tooze

    Suzanne Reifman

    Director of Global Trade Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Suzanne Reifman

    Thomas Mathew

    Vice President- Global Trade Solutions , OCR
    Thomas  Mathew

    Todd Willis

    Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State
    Todd  Willis

    Warren Bayliss

    Group Head of Export Controls Defence, Rolls Royce Plc
    Warren Bayliss

    Wendy Gilmour

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

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Publication

    Supporters

    Workshops

    Update on Export Controls and IT
    Workshop

    Update on Export Controls and IT

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    26th September 2017
    Rome, Italy

    U.S. Export Controls and Re-Export Considerations
    Workshop

    U.S. Export Controls and Re-Export Considerations

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    26th September 2017
    Rome, Italy

    Essential Elements of an Export Control Compliance Regime
    Workshop

    Essential Elements of an Export Control Compliance Regime

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    29th September 2017
    Rome, Italy

    Export Control Classification Across the Globe
    Workshop

    Export Control Classification Across the Globe

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    29th September 2017
    Rome, Italy

    VENUE

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Preliminary List of Attendees - Defence Exports 2017

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    An Invitation to Defence Exports 2017 from our Chairman: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

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    Previous Attendees for Defence Exports 2016

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Camcode Global

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.camcodeglobal.com

    Camcode Global’s exclusive combination of technical services and experienced personnel creates unrivaled military standards compliance and asset traceability solutions. Using proven automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) processes, Camcode Global’s experienced project managers will help organizations gain total control of their assets and increase accountability within their systems. In addition, Camcode Global ensures that customers are compliant with NATO and national marking, data management, and export control standards. Camcode Global has implemented and managed thousands of asset tracking projects for defence organizations across the globe. The company’s ISO 9001:2008 certified processes have been trusted by the UK Ministry of Defence, AU Defence Force and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to administer large asset management projects in multiple geographic locations. Camcode Global’s project management services and process driven methods are customized to help you gain confidence in your asset data. From high-level policy development, down through engineering, installation and database registration, Camcode Global project managers control the process throughout each phase to ensure data integrity and consistent and measurable results. To ensure quality assurance and compliance, Camcode Global utilizes a secure proprietary online portal. As a Nation’s central repository for all asset management policies, asset data, marking specifications, users, locations, projects, and approvals, the portal is the start of our customers’ export control compliance programs. From large scale projects in multiple geographic locations to inventory projects in your stockroom, Camcode Global works with you to develop a customized solution that will meet your asset management and national marking needs.


    Globaleyes

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.getglobaleyes.com

    Globaleyes provides trade compliance risk management (TCRM) solutions to global Fortune 500 companies, governments, and highly specialized technology firms. Our TCRM products and services integrate consulting, audit, training, certification and automation across all trade compliance operations and stakeholders. Globaleyes is one of the world's leading boutique trade compliance risk management firms. We work with top executives to help them make better decisions, act and deliver sustainable success. We are passionate about achieving better results for our clients—results that go beyond the urgent need, and are uniquely tailored, pragmatic, holistic and enduring. Our unique approach to traditional trade compliance consulting, called Trade Compliance Risk Management, helps clients see, measure, and manage risk. From providing hands-on compliance support to strategic planning and implementation, Globaleyes addresses root causes of non-compliance; and improves risk visibility for continuous improvement of risk management from export control personnel to the board of directors. Globaleyes assesses, recommends, and supports the organizational changes necessary for sustained trade compliance risk reduction. Globaleyes TCRM solutions organize and unify an integrated effort across business ecosystems. Our approach provides the necessary visibility, oversight, and accountability required to enable, support, and protect the core business functions from individual, managerial, and systemic trade compliance risks. Globaleyes helps our clients transform their culture, processes, and performance to embrace trade compliance as both a strategic business risk and a critical business enabler. Making a deliberate transition towards a sustainable path of compliance is where we see potential.


    Hohmann Rechtsanwälte

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.hohmann-rechtsanwaelte.com

    Hohmann Rechtsanwälte (www.hohmann-rechtsanwaelte.com) is a law-firm in Büdingen near Frankfurt, “this firm is highly recommended for customs and export trade law” (Juve German Law Firms 2017), with co-operation partners in EU, USA, China and Japan. Legal services cover: Export Law (EU + US), Customs Law (EU + US), Criminal Law (esp. export and customs violations), International Contracts, Distribution Law, Chemicals Law, other Business Law (incl. Antitrust, Data Privacy Law). Hohmann is a “leading name in export control law” (Juve) and has published (as author or editor) eight books on export & customs law, including ed., Kommentar zum Ausfuhrecht, Munich: Beck 2002 (a work of reference), co-ed., Praxis der US-Re-Exportkontrolle (US Re-Export Controls in Action), 3rd ed., Cologne 2016, and co-ed., Business Guide Iran, Cologne 2017.


    OCR Global Trade Management

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ocr-inc.com/

    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 automating international trade compliance processes. OCR's software is modular, enterprise strength and Web based that facilitate international trade, 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 integrated with Biometrics • 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. Visit OCR Booth and contact Rajeev Malhotra for more details or an online live demo to see the capability and distinct features of our solutions.


    Pillsbury

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    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.


    Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    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. 99 Sheppard Mullin attorneys were named to the annual 2016 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

    Media Partners


    International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics

    Official Publication
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijstl

    IJSTL is an international peer-reviewed journal addressing all methodological aspects in the field of shipping and transport logistics, particularly those that require empirical or mathematical analysis with managerial implications. IJSTL is dedicated to publishing original, high-quality and methodologically rigorous research papers that address significant management issues pertinent to shipping/transport logistics. IJSTL also publishes informative and critical book reviews of newly published books with scholarly and practical contributions that advance the state-of-the-art of the theory and practice of shipping/transport logistics.


    International Comparative Legal Guides

    Official Publication
    http://www.iclg.co.uk/

    The International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) provide current and practical comparative legal information on 39 practice areas, including project finance, insurance and real estate. The Guides follow a Q&A format to ensure thorough coverage of each topic within different legal systems worldwide - www.iclg.co.uk


    International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems

    Official Publication
    http://www.inderscience.com/ijidss

    IJIDSS proposes and fosters discussion on the development of novel computational intelligence techniques and their application to support systems used by defence personnel. The scope of application covers strategic, tactical and operational decision-making across the entire defence sector, covering areas such as intelligence gathering and analysis, capability assessment, tactics modelling and evaluation and logistics management as well as military systems integration and both semi-autonomous and autonomous systems.

    Media Partners


    ProSecurityZone

    Supporters
    http://www.prosecurityzone.com

    ProSecurityZone brings the latest security news to professionals throughout the world every day, offering them industry insight, new developments and inspiring ideas. Each day, news is added to our growing archive, creating a rich and valuable information resource for anybody involved or interested in the security industry. With free access, free publication of news and free newsletter distribution, both users and suppliers have the world of security at their fingertips.


    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

    Supporters
    http://www.asiapacificsecuritymagazine.com/

    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.


    Defence Suppliers

    Supporters
    http://www.defence-suppliers.com

    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


    EIN News

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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, 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.

    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.

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    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@smi-online.co.uk

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