Past event: Passport to Proficiency on the ITAR

Take a 4-Week Deep Dive into Highly Technical, Complex Requirements in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Take a Deep Dive to Master the Essentials of the ITAR

Back by popular demand! We are excited to announce the 4th Virtual Passport to Proficiency on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, scheduled from October 17 - November 9, 2023. Whether you and your colleagues are new to the ITAR or are looking for a refresher, this immersive masterclass will impart the building blocks for your success on the job.

This program stands apart as the most hands-on, all-inclusive masterclass on the critical, "need-to-know" essentials of ITAR. With a varied faculty of in-house experts, government leaders and leading outside counsel, participants will benefit from a true immersion into the essentials of ITAR compliance, along with critical know-how for putting theory into practice.

Real-Life Benefits of Attending

  • ADVANCE your career and professional development by becoming ITAR proficient.
  • ADD VALUE to your organization with a practical roadmap for compliance.
  • CONNECT with a global community of export controls peers.

Who Should Attend

  • Empowered Officials
  • Export Compliance Specialists, Coordinators and Administrators
  • Engineering Professionals
  • Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers of:
    • Trade/Export Compliance
    • Export Administration
    • Export Controls
    • Trade/Export Policy
    • Export Sales
    • Export Licensing
    • International Trade Compliance
    • Government Contracting
  • General Counsel's Office
    • Vice President, Legal Affairs/ Operations
    • International Trade Counsel
    • Export Controls Counsel and Export Controls Consultants

Provides in-depth, practical knowledge and experience that I will be able to take back to improve our processes and program.

Oshkosh Corporation

I had fun and it was nice to engage with others in the field who are having similar challenges. It was a great session. I plan to dial in to future sessions.

Director - International Trade Compliance, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Already the first module was a great opportunity to get to work with seasoned trade compliance professionals in an in-depth discussion of very complex trade compliance subjects with the upcoming generation of trade compliance leaders. The presentations were challenging and the very thought-provoking questions from the audience were even more so. All in all, it was an excellent way to spend an afternoon.

Vice President - Global Trade Compliance, Leonardo DRS

Expert Instructors

Learn from an Expert Faculty of Instructors into the highly technical and complex requirements in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Government Faculty

  • Damon Smith, Foreign Affairs Officer, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)


  • Iliyana (Hristev) Dwivedi, Senior Director, Global Export Compliance, Oracle
  • Jahna Hartwig, Senior Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC
  • Jack Hayes, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Denise Lester, Manager, International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman
  • Andrew K. McAllister, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Kelly McCorkle, Senior Trade Advisor, Schulz Trade Law PLLC
  • Michael Mellen, Director, International Trade Compliance, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
  • Brent Missimer, Corporate International Trade Compliance Attorney, Leidos
  • Darren P. Riley, Partner, Riley Trade Law PLLC
  • Chris Stagg, Counsel, Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Christopher H. Skinner, Partner, Williams Mullen
  • Kimberly A. Strosnider, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Olga Torres, Founder and Managing Member, Torres Trade Law, LLC
  • Alexis Farris Wetzler, Assistant General Counsel for Export Compliance, Honeywell
  • D. Grayson Yeargin, Partner, Jones Day

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Training Agenda of this event.

We will meet each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon (1:00 - 4:30PM ET) over the course of four weeks and examine:

Week 1

October 17 - PART I: Compliance Roadmap & Classification
October 19 - PART II: The "How To" of ITAR Classification

Week 2

October 24 - PART I: Foreign, Dual and Third Country Nationals, and Technology Transfers
October 26 - PART II: Foreign, Dual and Third Country Nationals, and Technology Transfers

Week 3

October 31 - PART I: Licensing Requirements and Exemptions
November 2 - PART II: Licensing Requirements and Exemptions

Week 4

November 7 - ITAR Compliance in Practice: The Core Elements of an Effective Program, Due Diligence and Supply Chain Management
November 9 - Review of Proficiency Assignment and Q&A


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Event details
Organizer : American Conference Institute
Event type : Training Course
Reference : ASDE-24465