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Benchmarking Your ITAR/EAR Compliance Program Seminar
2 days Seminar, Designed for Both the Novice & Professional

16 May, 2018 - 17 May, 2018, National Harbor, MD, MD, United States

Keep your competitive edge - take your understanding of the ITAR and EAR to a new level by attending an in-depth analysis of how to maintain compliance in the new age of export control


  • Keynote Speaker: Gerry Horner, Director of BIS's Office of Technology Evaluation
  • Classification, Bryon Angvall, Director, Global Trade Controls, The Boeing Company
  • Compliance Best Practices from a Company that was Under a Consent Agreement, Christine Lee, Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, International Trade Compliance, United Technologies Corporation


  • Key Note-Compliance & Enforcement, Gerry Horner, Commerce/BIS
  • Export Control Reform: Tips to Make the Best of the ITAR and the EAR
  • A Defense Industry Approach to Classification, Bryon Angvall, Boeing
  • Breakout Session-Classify the KC-46
  • Combining USML & CCL Items on One License
  • The Effective Compliance Habits of an Empowered Official
  • Rexports/Retransfers & New De Minimis Rules for 600 Series
  • Breakout Session


  • Compliance Best Practices from a Company Under a Consent Agreement, Christine Lee, UTC
  • Agreements Advanced Workshop
  • Breakout Session
  • EAR Enforcement & Compliance
  • The Guts of EAR & ITAR Voluntary Disclosures
  • Breakout Session
  • Sentinel & Blue Lantern Programs & State/DDTC Company Visits

"The small group discussions are an extremely effective learning tool. The exercises and small class size are a major plus that keeps us coming back to attend ECS seminars."
Director of Export Compliance, Northrop Grumman

"The venues are always conducive to learning and the quality of instructors as former State Department Licensing Officers is unparalleled."
Program Manager, Military Systems Group


Venue to be Confirmed
National Harbor, MD

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Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grummanís Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

Lisa Bencivenga has has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors. She has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities. She has several years of experience in space-related export issues which includes obtaining and implementing complex licensing arrangements related to spacecraft and launch activities as a result of her employment with Orbital Sciences Corporation and The Boeing Company.

Mal Zerden was the Division Chief of the Aircraft Division in the Department of Stateís Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. During his 27 years in DDTC, Mr. Zerden either licensed or supervised the licensing of almost every category covered by the USML. He reviewed the work of licensing analysts and signed off on Commodity Jurisdiction requests and Agreements. Mr. Zerden interpreted the regulations for U.S. industry, other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments. He interpreted the ITAR for Customs officials (CBP and ICE) and trained officers from those organizations. He provided support to law enforcement organizations and testified at trials that involved violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

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Export Compliance Solutions
16 May, 2018
17 May, 2018
National Harbor, MD
Chart House
United States
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