Mastering ITAR/EAR Challenges

Hybrid-On Site and Live Streaming on Your Computer!

May 25-26, 2021- Annapolis, MD, United States

In-person for those who feel comfortable and Zoom for those who prefer to be virtual.

This advanced ITAR/EAR compliance seminar draws on the experiences of current and former U.S. Government officials. Designed to bring attention to the latest compliance topics and familiarize attendees with significant compliance specialist challenges, this seminar uses small group exercises to encourage team building and effective management practices. Topics include Post Export Control Reform: Transition Issues to Consider, Role of Empowered Officials, On-Site Visits, Submitting Voluntary Disclosures to Commerce and State, Advanced Agreement Workshop, EAR Enforcement, Compliance, and Brokering.

Join us onsite for:

  • On Spa Creek at Chart House across from the U.S. Naval Academy
  • Lunches on both days
  • Opportunity to see the Blue Angels flyover before Naval Academy graduation.

Topics / Agenda

DAY 1: Tuesday, May 25th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • Regulatory & Compliance Update
  • How the UTC Consent Agreement Opened Our Eyes
    Scott Jackson, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Curtiss-Wright
  • Top Ten Violations Under State Department Consent Agreements
  • Exercise 1: Identify the Sanction Issue
  • COMMERCE/BIS COMPLIANCE
  • New Guidance on Emerging Technologies
  • How to Conduct an Audit
  • Exercise 2: Drafting an Audit Plan
DAY 2: Wednesday, May 26th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • The 8 Effective Compliance Habits of an Empowered Official
  • Advanced Agreement Workshop
  • Exercise 3: Agreement Scenario
  • 10 Steps to Implement a Successful Compliance Program
  • Due Diligence: The importance of Checking Intermediaries and End Users
  • Exercise 4: Are you Compliant?
  • Sentinel, Blue Lantern Programs & State/DTCC Company Visits
*agenda topics and timing are subject to change

Instructors

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 Grumman’s 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.

Agenda

DAY 1: Tuesday, May 25th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • Regulatory & Compliance Update
  • How the UTC Consent Agreement Opened Our Eyes
    Scott Jackson, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Curtiss-Wright
  • Top Ten Violations Under State Department Consent Agreements
  • Exercise 1: Identify the Sanction Issue
  • COMMERCE/BIS COMPLIANCE
  • New Guidance on Emerging Technologies
  • How to Conduct an Audit
  • Exercise 2: Drafting an Audit Plan
DAY 2: Wednesday, May 26th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • The 8 Effective Compliance Habits of an Empowered Official
  • Advanced Agreement Workshop
  • Exercise 3: Agreement Scenario
  • 10 Steps to Implement a Successful Compliance Program
  • Due Diligence: The importance of Checking Intermediaries and End Users
  • Exercise 4: Are you Compliant?
  • Sentinel, Blue Lantern Programs & State/DTCC Company Visits
*agenda topics and timing are subject to change

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Venue

Chart House
300 2nd Street, 21403
Annapolis, MD, USA