Conference spaces selling fast: Don’t miss your chance to attend Defence Exports 2009

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/EIN Presswire/ SMi’s Defence Exports 2009 conference is well timed to provide you with the most up-to-date overview of export control regulations and reforms from across Europe and North America. In the current climate, it is essential that exporters do not lose focus on compliance. The conference will provide updates from ten different nations and will offer an overview of the latest U.S. regulations from the Departments of State, Commerce and Defence.

Taking place in Brussels, Belgium, on 5th & 6th October, this event provides exceptional opportunities for networking with the key national decision makers. The programme will address the lessons learned from industry and will deliver a summary of the reforms at the EU Commission and Wassenaar Arrangement.

Keynote addresses will be given by Robert S Kovac, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Political-Military Affairs and Managing Director, Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, USA, James A Hursch, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Technology Security Policy and National Disclosure Policy (Acting) and Director, Defense Technology Security Administration (Acting), Department of Defense, USA, and Karen Nies-Vogel, Director, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES), Department of Commerce, USA.

Other participants include Eli Pincu, Director, Export Control Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Israel, Ambassador Sune Danielsson, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, and Pierre-Arnaud Lotton, DG Enterprise, European Commission…. As well as representatives from the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands and Croatia – The complete speaker line up is available online at

In addition to this 2 day conference, Baker and McKenzie will be hosting a post-conference workshop to provide an insight into real compliance issues which are impacting companies in the current economic climate. This half-day workshop – ‘A Working Comparison – US and EU Export Controls: Similar Enough to be Dangerous?’ provides an excellent opportunity for participants to discuss their concerns in an open and interactive forum.

SMi’s 2009 Defence Exports conference is sponsored by Holland & Hart, and Pillsbury.

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