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Final 3 Weeks for the Upcoming Defence Exports Conference 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 05, 2019 –(– SMi’s Defence Exports conference 2019 is set to take place on 25-26 September. The two-day event has already attracted a global audience of trade compliance professionals from Governments, Defence Corporations, Law Firms and Consultancies. There are now only 3 weeks left until the conference with a wide variety of nations attending such as: Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA and more.

Day 1 of the conference will explore US related export policies and regulations, while Day 2 will focus on the rest of the world, with presentations and panel debates on international case studies, EU regulations and BREXIT.

For those that are interested in attending and with only 3 weeks to go, places will be limited for the conference and workshops. Registrations can be made on the event website at

Conference Chairman: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Other Government industry experts speakers include:

– Mr Rob Hart, Chief Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, DDTC, State Department
– Major General Bertrand Le Meur, Deputy Director for International, Strategic and Technological Affairs, French MoD
– Lieutenant Colonel Erik Wijers, Chief Export Control RNLAF, Royal Netherlands Air Force
– Tracy Minnifield, Deputy Director, Licensing Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration
– Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
– Marshall M Lammers, Senior Counsel, Raytheon Company

For the full speaker line-up and event brochure, it is available to download online at

There will also be 4 focused workshops on Tuesday 24 September and Friday 27 September:

Workshop A on Tuesday 24 September: “Jurisdiction, Classification, and Licensing: How to Police your U.S. Suppliers” hosted by Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services and Ed Peartree, Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy, BAE Systems

Workshop B on Tuesday 24 September: “Managing Export Compliance with U.S. Suppliers: Essential Knowledge on License Exceptions, U.S. Re-Export Controls, and Catch-All’s” hosted by Mr Tony Dearth, Former Chief Of Staff DDTC and President Dearth Consulting LLC

Workshop C on Friday 27 September: “The Identification and Management of Export Controlled Technical Information Within the UK Ministry of Defence” hosted by Mark Jones, WATERGUARD ASSC Compliance Manager, UK Ministry of Defence and Nadtaya Bassi, WATERGUARD ASSC Senior Project Manager, UK Ministry of Defence

Workshop D on Friday 27 September: “Defense and Dual-Use Export Controls of Asia Pacific Countries” hosted by Jay Nash, Principal, Nash Global Trade Services

Attending organisations include: AIM Norway Company, Airbus Poland S.A., Anderson Trade Compliance LLC, Armscor, Arrow Central Europe GmbH, BAE Systems, Defense Technology Security Administration, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DRS Technologies, Inc., EADS, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, FLIR Systems Ltd, FMV, Fokker Technologies, French MoD, FTI Consulting, Global Legal Services, Government of Canada, Inspectorate of Strategic Products, Ipeco Holdings Limited, John Cockerill Defense, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, MBDA Deutschland, MOOG Space & Defence, MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH, OCR Services, Inc, Oerlikon Business Services GMBH, Oshkosh Defense LLC, Pillsbury, Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Raytheon Company, Raytheon UK, Rolls Royce Plc, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Safran, Solvay Composite Materials, Sonaca S.A., Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce, Strong and Herd LLP, Swedish Armed Forces, Thales Nederland, The Exporter, UK MoD, United Technologies Corporation, Wassenaar Arrangement, Zodiac US Corporation and more.

Defence Exports 2019
Conference: 25 – 26 September 2019
Workshops: 24 and 27 September 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Proudly sponsored by FTI Consulting, OCR and Pillsbury

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 / [email protected]

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 / [email protected]

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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