Defence Exports 2018 Conference

Documentation - September 19-20, 2018- Rome, Italy

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We are delighted to announce our 13th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 19th and 20th September 2018, in Rome, Italy.

Our Defence Exports conference will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world dealing with defense 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.

As well as sharing best practices for how leading organisations manage their global trade programmes, this year's event will deal with the emerging issues and challenges facing the defence trade in 2018. After a year in office, the US Presidential administration is yet to make its intentions in regards to trade reform clear and, with the Brexit deadline of March 2019 drawing closer, significant development to trade control on both sides of the Atlantic is expected. In addition, with a growing number of high profile cyber-attacks hitting industries across the globe in 2017, there is an urgent need to implement risk management strategies to adapt to the reliance on cloud-computing and cloud-services.

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.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside the US
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America, and the rest of the world
  • With rapid technological advances evident throughout the defense industry, learn about the latest regulations and controls chasing this innovation
  • Learn how leading representatives at the forefront of defence trade are combating the threat of cyber intrusion and export control violations
  • Discuss how the political landscape will affect defence trade globally in 2018 and beyond

Who should attend

  • Trade Compliance Managers
  • Heads of International Trade Compliance
  • Head of Export Controls
  • Head of Dual-Use Controls
  • Head of Trade Controls

Plus 2 Pre-Conference Workshops - 18th September

Workshop A: Jurisdiction, Classifi cation, and Licensing; How to Police Your U.S. Suppliers
Hosted By: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Workshop B: Managing Export Compliance with U.S. suppliers: Essential knowledge on License Exceptions, U.S. Re-Export Controls, and Catch-All's
Hosted By: Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, United States Department of Commerce

Plus 2 Post-Conference Workshops - 21st September

Workshop C: New Technology - A bed of Roses or Increased Anxiety for Today's Export Control
Hosted By: Warren Bayliss, Global Head of Export Controls, Rolls-Royce

Workshop D: UK MoD ASSC Management - Exploiting Best Practice and Information across UK Defence
Hosted By: Mark Jones, Waterguard ASSC Compliance Lead, UK Ministry of Defence


  • Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
  • Andre Hermsen, Chief Compliance & Risk Officer, Fokker Technologies
  • Anthony Dearth, Managing Director Acting, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State
  • Bill Wade, Vice President, Global Trade Compliance, L3 Technologies
  • Carmen Fellows, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, DRS Technologies, Inc.
  • Chris Chew, Head of Policy, Export Control Joint Unit, UK Department for International Trade
  • Christer Ahlstrom, Director-General, Inspectorate of Strategic Products
  • Christopher Chew, Head of Policy, Export Control Joint Unit, UK Department for International Trade
  • Colonel Matthieu Fossat, Deputy Director, Military Equipment Export Control, French MOD
  • David Di Veroli, Contract and Trade Compliance Head, Nexter Simmel Difesa
  • Emily Cromwell, Director, Deloitte LLP
  • Erno Palla Sagues, Technical Advisor, Subdirectorate General of International Trade in Defense Material and Dual Use, Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce
  • Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
  • Holger Beutel, Deputy Director-General, BAFA: Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control
  • Jan Pawelec, Director, Department for Trade in Sensitive Goods and Technical Safety, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
  • Laurence Carey, Senior Manager International Trade Compliance, EMEA, United Technologies Corporation
  • Major (Res.) Martijn Antzoulatos-Borgstein MSc LLM, Manager Import and Export Compliance EMEA Region, EMEA Materials and Logistics , Rockwell Automation
  • Mark Jones, Waterguard Programme ASSC Compliance Lead, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Martin Lensky, Export Compliance Director, Honeywell
  • Matt Bell, Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel ZTE USA, ZTE
  • Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello, Director National Authority for Armament Licensing and Controls, Italian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs
  • Moderated By: Edward Peartree, Group Deputy Head Export Controls, BAE Systems
  • Mr Anthony Dearth, Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of State
  • Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Nat Bassi, Senior Project Manager ASSC Compliance, UK MOD
  • Pierfilippo Rossetti, Head of Trade Compliance, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Compliance, Leonardo
  • Renars Danelsons, Head of Strategic Goods and Export Controls, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Rosa Rosanelli, Chief Export Compliance Officer, AIM Norway, Belgium Engine Center
  • Speaker to be Confirmed, US Department of State
  • Tracy Minnifield, Deputy Director, Licensing Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration
  • Warren Bayliss, Head of Export Controls Defence, Rolls Royce Plc
  • Wendy Gilmour, Director General , Department of Foreign Affairs Canada

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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Via Aurelia Antica, 415, 00165
Rome, Italy


Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Via Aurelia Antica 415
Rome, Italy
Defence Exports
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18846