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Defense Exports: Update on U.S. Export Control Reform, Cyber Security, Electronic Data Transfer and IT Services

SMi Reports: Export control experts will meet in Amsterdam in September to discuss the latest global arms control updates from Government and Industry. 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.

Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 13, 2016 --( BIS and State Department Issue Rules on Key Export Control Definitions and Cloud Computing (*Source). The new rules, part of the Administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative, seek to enhance clarity, promote consistency of terms across the two export control regimes, and update the EAR’s treatment of electronically transmitted and stored technology and software.

Following on from this, the diverse international line up of senior arms export control expert speakers for this highly anticipated event will provide fundamental information on U.S. Export Control Reform and how export control violations can be avoided when using IT services to transfer electronic data.

Key sessions that are not to be missed include:

Day One Keynote Address: How U.S. Export Control Reform and Re-Export Considerations Will Impact Defense Trade

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

Day One Presentation: Corporate Empowered Officials and Cyber Technology - Understanding where trade compliance and cyber technology intersect inside a corporation

Speakers: Vince Jarvie, Vice President of Security, L-3 Communications Corporation

Day Two Panel Discussion: How To Avoid Export Control Violations With Electronic Data And IT Services

-Joshua Fitzhugh, VP and Group Head of Trade Controls, BAE Systems plc
-Laurence Carey, Group Export Control Manager, Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group and
-Christophe Assemat, Head of Airbus Helicopters Group Export Control, Airbus Helicopters

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

To gain an insight into all speakers and their topics visit the event website at

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

Defense Exports 2016 is sponsored by: Hohmann Rechtsanwälte, ICPA, OCR Global Trade Management, Pillsbury Law and Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. For details on tailored sponsorship and branding packages, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or e-mail

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

SMi’s 11th annual Defense Exports Conference
28-29 September 2016
Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

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About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defense, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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