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Advanced Issues in Export Controls: Collaborative Workshop

5 November, 2014 - 6 November, 2014, Washington, DC, United States

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You have a handle on the rules that apply to your company. Compliance procedures are in place. But sometimes the risks make you feel uncomfortable and you wonder if there are ways you could improve…and with Export Control Reform, now things are REALLY changing. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn  from the experts, participate in dynamic exercises and group discussions, and benchmark your approach to compliance with the best practices of your peers.

This workshop will take an in-depth and interactive look at three critical elements of meeting the dual challenge of understanding the rules and implementing effective compliance procedures.

First, we will bring you up-to-date on the latest key elements of Export Control Reform and examine strategies and methods for updating your compliance procedures to comply with the new ECR rules. No one ever said Export Control Reform (ECR) was going to make the rules simpler, but the resulting reforms can be of real benefit to your organization if you invest the time necessary to understand the changes and adapt your procedures.

Next, we will examine the reality that the government is actively enforcing the rules and the fact that violations are bound to happen. You need to know what to do to better prevent violations and effectively deal with them when they do occur.

Finally, we will spend the second full day interacting with ECTI’s experts and conducting a dynamic workshop which will give you the opportunity to take a fresh look at your compliance procedures and benchmark them with the best practices of your peers. This is an opportunity like no other to learn from  the best minds in the field of trade compliance -- as well as share what is working well in your organization.

Join ECTI in this interactive workshop for the chance to learn how other professionals approach compliance and to reinforce and update your understanding of the rules through real-life compliance challenges.

Who Should Attend?

Export Compliance Officers, Legal Department, Traffic Personnel, Customer Service Representatives, Government liaisons, Trade Logistics Personnel, Personnel from overseas companies who deal with USbased companies or that purchase US-origin products, components or technology, Subsidiaries, affiliates and parents of US businesses


Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria
1900 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
TEL: (703)-684-5900

Special room rate for seminar attendees: $209 / night

Contact the hotel by telephone at (703)-684-5900 and refer to your booking with the keyword “EXPORT COMPLIANCE TRAINING”
Make your room reservations as early as possible to ensure room and rate availability.

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page


November 5, 2014
8:00 - 8:30: Registration
8:30 - 4:30: Instruction with breaks for lunch and refreshments

November 6, 2014
8:30 - 4:30: Instruction with breaks for lunch and refreshments

SCOTT M. GEARITY is a Principal of BSG Consulting, bringing over a decade of consulting, training and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients. Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking and software industries. Mr. Gearity joined BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.

John R. Black is a Principal of BSG Consulting and has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984. He advises US and foreign companies, law firms and governments on US export, and has  earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. From 1984–88 he worked for the US Commerce Department, where he wrote the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreted it for government and industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of the US rules that impact military and commercial companies to help his clients stay in compliance without missing legitimate business opportunities. He has been a featured speaker at over 100 conferences around the world and has written numerous articles and several books on the subject. Mr. Black is an accredited Export Compliance Professional (ECoP ®) on both the EAR and the ITAR.

GREGORY CREESER is a partner with International Trade Compliance Strategies and a consultant to BSG Consulting. Prior to joining ITC Strategies as a compliance consultant, Mr. Creeser held the position of  Corporate Director for International Trade Compliance with Goodrick Corporation’s Washington Operations  Office. Mr. Creeser began his career in the export arena by serving for 2 years as a licensing officer within the Office of Defense Trade Controls at the Department of State. Mr. Creeser held the position of  President of the board of directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) from 2004-2006. He also held the positions of Vice President, Communications Director, and Conferences Director for SIA. Mr. Creeser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 1987.

Steve Wagner (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL / Customs & International Trade) practices primarily in the area of international business transactions, representing clients with trade and customs issues as well as corporate law matters. Mr. Wagner applies his proven experience in the international arena to resolve effectively and efficiently his clients’ legal issues with respect to import and export compliance and enforcement matters. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Wagner worked for almost five years as a staff attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Miami). While at CBP, Mr. Wagner was responsible for all aspects of customs and trade law, including import and export seizure, forfeiture and penalty cases, compliance matters involving commercial shippers, customs brokers, and other trade-industry businesses, and administrative and judicial proceedings related to customs law violations. He also has extensive experience in immigration law and enforcement actions involving cross-border criminal issues such as smuggling and money laundering.


Event details

Export Compliance Training Institute - Live Seminars
5 November, 2014
6 November, 2014
Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria
District Of Columbia
United States
Training Course


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