Defence Exports 2016: Updates on the Wassenaar Arrangement and Safran's Export Compliance Programme

Top Quote SMi Reports : Export control experts will meet in Amsterdam in September to discuss the latest global arms control updates from Government and Industry. Event will include updates on the Wassenaar Arrangement and Safran's Export Compliance Programme. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 24, 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands : After the outstanding success of last year's event, Europe's Leading Arms Export Controls conference, Defence Exports, returns to Amsterdam on the 28-29th of September to bring together international trade lawyers, Government officials, trade compliance consultants and defence-industry export control professionals from across the world to discuss the latest regulatory updates on international export controls.

    Those interested in the programme are advised to register before the 30th June to secure their place and save £200. For further information on the event, visit

    The event agenda will feature Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat at Wassenaar Arrangement. The presentation will highlight developments over 2015-2016, recent control changes, and looking ahead.

    Speaker on Day One of the event Wendy Gilmour, Director General of the Trade Controls Bureau at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, will discuss Recent Developments in Canada's Export Controls Regime. Highlights from the presentation include an overview of changes stemming from the change of government in autumn 2015, with a mandate for Canada to accede to the Arms Trade Treaty.

    The event will also feature Corinne Lagache, Senior VP, Group Compliance Officer on Sanfran's Export Compliance Programme. Corrine will discuss the Export Compliance Program and Organisation, the impact of the European reform and the US ECR on the Safran's Export Compliance Programme.

    The event programme will include speaker Bill Wade, VP of International Licensing & Compliance at L-3 Communications Corporation. Mr. Wade will discuss Corporate Empowered Officials and Cyber Technology and understanding where trade compliance and cyber technology intersect inside a corporation. The presentation will highlight the intersection of Corporate IT Policy with Export Policy, understanding the USML perspective on cyber technology, and knowing end use/end users.

    Defence Exports 2016 will provide crucial ITAR, ECR, EAR and OFAC updates as well as changes to national European export controls from long-standing EU members, recent members as well as non-EU national updates.

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services: "It is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in the 11th annual Defence Exports Conference. This meeting encourages deep discussion to discuss how export controls amendments will impact industry and wither these changes will provide potential solutions to the challenges faced. We have invited only the most senior and well respected directors of arms control departments and international trade compliance professionals…"

    Alongside the elite panel of government speakers, senior international trade compliance professionals will discuss the key challenges in compliance and topics include cyber security and export violations, electronic data services such as cloud and how to comply, global trade compliance programmes and self-disclosure.

    Other military and government speakers include U.S Department of Commerce, NATO, Ministry of Defence Israel, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Danish Business Authority, Federal Office of Economics and Export Controls Germany, and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills UK and Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Industry speakers include BAE Systems plc, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Pratt & Whitney and many more.

    For the complete 2-day schedule, visit to view all speakers, their topics, sponsors, and registration form.

    In addition to the event, there will be 4 interactive half-day workshops:
    Workshop A: Asia-Pacific Export Control and Compliance. Hosted by Jay Nash, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions.

    Workshop B: The Intra-Community Transfers - Moving Forward Through Greater Harmonisation. Hosted by Sylvia Kainz-Huber, European Commission.

    Workshop C: IT and Cybersecurity: The New Export Control Frontier. Hosted by Gary Stanley, Global Legal Services.

    Workshop D: Global Trade Compliance in Practice: Establishing a Compliance Programme to Think Globally, Act Locally. Hosted by Berh Mersch, Northrop Grumman Corporation.

    For further information on the workshops, visit

    Defence Exports 2016 is sponsored by: Hohmann Rechtsanwälte, Pillsbury and Sheppard Mullin.
    For details on tailored sponsorship and branding packages, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or e-mail smalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    Event supporters include a lead media partner The Export Practitioner, as well as Global Legal Services Trade, Fuerzas Militares, Seguranca & Defesa, Inderscience Publishers, Drastic News, ARMADA, Global Legal Group, World ECR and many more.

    For further information on the conference or to register, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or e-mail jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    SMi's 11th annual Defence Exports Conference
    28-29 September 2016
    Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054
    E-mail: jrotar ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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