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Defence Exports Conference

1 October, 2014 - 2 October, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

We are delighted to announce the 9th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 1st and 2nd October 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This is your opportunity to discuss and network with key government officials and industry leaders from the U.S, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Understand and utilize the latest updates on international export control regulations, especially the 2014 ECR changes.

With the recent U.S export control reforms, industry is faced with the reality that export controls are becoming more complicated and the risk of non-compliance is higher. This conference is designed to give those working in the industry the insight and tools they need to survive the recent changes and work toward greater success.

At our 9th annual Defence Exports conference you will gain valuable information from government officials and industry leaders on the crucial U.S Export Control Reforms, key national export control reforms and plans for regulation changes in the future. Understand how the U.S. reforms will affect regulations within the EU, factors affecting compliance programs, voluntary self-disclosure, anti-corruption issues, TAAs, enforcement trends and the plans for key policy harmonisations across member states. Listen to presentations from countries such as the U.S, UK, France, Japan, Canada, Israel, Netherlands and Germany and analyse global developments between friendly countries.

This conference will also take an in depth look at regulations dealing with dual-use items, the USML & ITAR, the Commercial Control List & EAR, licensing protocols & applications, embargos & sanctions, and other controls impact on defence companies' global trade operations.

Understand defence exports on a global scale, hear from the officals shaping the regulations and place your company at a strategic advantage with cutting edge analysis.

Benefits of Attending

The conference agenda draws together export control professionals from international government departments, case studies from the major defence companies in the world, leading figures from the biggest growing defence markets, international trade law expertise from global law firms and trade management experience from leading consultancies in the field.

This comprehensive knowledge will equip any export professional with the essential information and skills to manage their international defence trade operations efficiently whilst staying compliant with the labyrinth of different controls and regulations.

Why should you attend this event?

  • Discuss the very latest developments and the domestic and international implications of the ECR changes
  • Analyse compliance issues with key legal experts and Government officials
  • Hear about government and private sector collaboration in trade and export controls
  • Learn about individual countries licensing procedures and international treaties
  • Understand where the industry is heading and the challenges that will be faced in the future
  • Network with senior export control experts from Europe, the U.S, Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East

Plus 4 Interactive Half-Day Conference Workshops

A: Trade Compliance and Export Solutions
Hosted by: Nick Boland, Director of Solutions Consulting - EMEA,
Amber Road

B: “Specially Designed”
Hosted by: Mr. Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce

C: Applying ECR in the Real World
Hosted by: : Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, PC

D: Cutting Edge ITAR Compliance from a European Perspective
Hosted by: Joyce Remington, Deputy Head of Trade Controls,
BAE Systems plc

"Excellent event, the best one."
AIRBUS Group (Export Compliance Advisor)

"This event has a very large panel of distinguished speakers and attendees."
Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore (Procurement Manager)

"This event was the best, very well organised and informative."
Rolls Royce (Export Control Manager)

Who Should Attend

Vice Presidents, Directors, Head of Departments, Managers, Lawyers, Consultants and Officers for:
  • Export Controls
  • Regulations
  • European Liaisons
  • Asian Liaisons
  • APAC Liaisons
  • Foreign Trade
  • Foreign Policy
  • Security
  • Compliance
  • Logistics
  • Imports / Exports
  • Foreign Co-operation
  • Trade Relations
  • Trade Regulations


Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11
1019 BR Amsterdam
NetherlandsThe agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Alan Gourley, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Alexander Groba, Manager Export Control, GECO / Airbus Group
  • Aude Fluerant, Director, Arms Production and Transfers Programme, SIPRI
  • Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Christopher Chew, Head of Policy, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Curtis M. Dombek, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • Dubi Lavi, Director, Defense Export Control Agency, Ministry of Defence Israel
  • Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
  • Georg Pietsch, Directorate General, Exports Controls, Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • Håkon Lindteigen, Vice President Corporate Compliance, Kongsberg Gruppen
  • Harald Hohmann, Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte
  • Hisashi Riko, Member of the Board, General Manager, CISTEC
  • Jay Nash, Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC
  • Joshua Fitzhugh, Head of Trade Controls, BAE Systems plc
  • Jun Kazeki, Director, Security Export Control Policy Division, Ministry Of Economy Trade And Industry, Government of Japan
  • Kenneth B. Handelman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S Department of State
  • Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce
  • Maria Izquierdo Ruiz, Director for Licensing of the Export Control System, Ministy of Economy, Mexico
  • Martijn Dadema, Coordinator Arms Export Control Policy, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ms Beth McCormick, Director, Defense Technology Security Administration, Department of Defence
  • Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann
  • Olga Torres, Partner, Braumiller Law Group PLLC
  • Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
  • Reid Whitten, Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
  • Stephen de Boer, Director General, Trade Control Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
  • Sylvia Kainz-Huber, Policy European Exports, European Commision
  • Wendy Gilmour, Director General, International and Industry Programs, Department of National Defence
  • Wolfgang Sosic, Head of Export Controls Defence, Diehl Defence Holding GmbH


Event details

SMi Defence
1 October, 2014
2 October, 2014
Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

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