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Defence Exports 2020 Conference

The Leading Global Defence Exports Conference

London, United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce its 15th annual Defence Exports 2020 conference, which will convene on the 16th and 17th September 2020, in London, United Kingdom.

Defence Exports 2020 will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defence 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.

Unlike other events, this conference is a meeting for leading lawyers, compliance experts, government officials and industry representatives from around the globe, and will focus on the need for effective strategies to optimise efficiency in global defence trade compliance and to manage key export control challenges. This will be addressed through presentations from leading representatives within the defence exports community, sharing experiences and insights as to how best a robust global trade compliance programme can be implemented.

Benefits of Attending

  • Join us as bring Defence Exports back to London, a prime location for international defence trade
  • Hear guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance as well as the latest developments in control mechanisms and cyber security measures
  • Discover practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside the U.S.
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America and the rest of the world

Plus Four Workshops:

Workshop A: Jurisdiction, Classifi cation and Licensing: How to Police Your U.S. Suppliers
Hosted by: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services and Ed Peartree, Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy, BAE Systems
Tuesday 15th September 2020 08:30 - 12:30

Workshop B: Topic to be confirmed
Hosted by: Mr Chester Butterworth, Capability Assurance, UK MoD
Tuesday 15th September 2020 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop C: Topic to be confirmed
Hosted by: Laurence Carey, Trade Compliance Director, Thales UK
and Carmen Fellows, Senior Director Compliance, Leonardo DRS
Friday 18th September 2020 08:30 - 12:30

Workshop D: Topic to be confirmed
Workshop host to be announced
Friday 18th September 2020 13:00 - 17:00


  • Mr Rob Hart, Chief Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, State Department, U.S.
  • Ms Katie Arrington, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, ASD(A), U.S.*
  • Mr Steve Bull, Department of International Trade*
  • Mr Chester Butterworth, Capability Assurance, UK MoD
  • Ms Claire Harrison, Head of Business Awareness, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade*
  • Mr Michael Martin, Deputy Director, Licensing Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration, Office of the Secretary of Defence*
  • Ambassador Philip Griffi ths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
  • Mr Stephane Chardon, Coordinateur - Controle des Exportations Strategiques, DG Commerce, European Commission
  • Dr Roger Arthey, Chair, Export Control Board, The Institute of Export and International Trade


  • Mr Boaz Cohen, Logistics & Trade Compliance Director, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd
  • Ms Lindy Davies-Myatt, Global Compliance Director, Inmarsat*
  • Mr Bill Wade, Vice President Global Trade Compliance, L3Harris
  • Ms Beth Ann Johnson, Director International Trade Compliance, Sealand Support Services Limited, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Ms Rosa Rosanelli, Group Export Compliance Offi cer, Senior Legal Counsel, Patria
  • Ms Laurence Carey, Trade Compliance Director, Thales
  • Mr Jim Huish, Managing Director - Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting
  • Ms Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Senior Representative, OCR

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St James' Court
Buckingham Gate,
London, United Kingdom

Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22253