Past event: Defence Exports 2023 Conference

The Leading Global Defence Exports Conference

We are delighted to announce our 17th annual Defence Exports conference, which will convene in September 2023.

Defence Exports 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.

Benefits of Attending

  • 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

Who should attend

National agencies:
  • Foreign Ministries
  • Commerce Ministries
  • Ministry of Economy
  • Defence Export Control Agency
  • Counter Proliferation Departments
  • Licensing Departments
  • Exports and Imports Departments
  • Law Firms and Consultancies

Plus Three Pre- & Post Conference Workshops

Half Day Workshop A: U.S. Export and Re-export Controls From a European Perspective
Hosted by: Gary L. Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
26 September 2023, 08:00 – 12:30

Half Day Workshop B: UK Strategic Export Controls and How to Facilitate Responsible Exports
Hosted by: Adrian Bond, ECJU, UK Department of Business and Trade
26 September 2023, 13:30 – 17:00

Half Day Workshop C: Watertight Due Diligence and Compliance with Global Export Controls and Sanctions Regimes
Hosted by:Margriet de Smaele, Director Trade Compliance, Fokker Services Group
Nancy A. Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
29 September 2023, 08:00 – 12:30


  • Alexander Groba, Director Foreign Trade, MTU Aero Engines
  • Ambassador Dr. György Molnár, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
  • Amy Alatorre, Senior Manager, Oshkosh Corporation
  • Andre Hermsen, Chief Compliance Officer, ASML
  • Becca Lucas, Senior Analyst, RAND Europe
  • Beth Ann Johnson, Director, International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman
  • Bill Wade, Vice President of Global Trade Compliance, L3 Harris Technologies
  • Bing Xu, Chief Counsel and Interim Head of Sanctions & Exports Control, Rolls-Royce
  • Boaz Cohen, Logistics & Trade Compliance Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd
  • Brinley Salzmann, Director - Overseas & Exports, ADS Group Limited
  • Carmen Fellows, VP International Trade Governance & Offset Manager, Leonardo DRS Inc.
  • Catherine Hamilton, Director of Licensing, Office of Defence Trade Controls Licensing, DDTC, US Department of State
  • Dr Charles Giacoma, Director General, European Institute for Export Compliance (EIFEC)
  • Dr. Roger Arthey, Chair, Export Control Profession Board, The Institute of Export and International Trade
  • Gareth Heywood, Head of Government Relations, Datenna - China Intelligence Solutions
  • Gary L. Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
  • Gianni Bandinu, Head of GCAP Sales, Leonardo SpA
  • Lindy Davies-Myatt, Senior Director, Global Compliance, Inmarsat
  • Liz Abraham, Senior Advisor for International Policy, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Commerce
  • Lonnie Myklebust, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Nammo AS
  • Margriet de Smaele, Export Compliance Manager, Fokker Technologies
  • Martijn Rasser, Managing Director, Datenna - China Intelligence Solutions
  • Mr Zach Tvarozna, Senior Analyst, Sayari
  • Nancy A. Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Robert Monjay, Senior Counsel, Intel
  • Roberto Bursi, Head of Commercial GCAP programme, Leonardo SpA
  • Rosa Rosanelli, Vice President, Head of Compliance, Patria
  • Rosemary Pratt, Director, Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU), Department of Business and Trade
  • Susan Griffiths, Head of Export Control UK, MBDA UK Ltd.

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St James' Court
Buckingham Gate,
London, United Kingdom

Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24244