Defence Exports 2015, Europe’s Leading Arms Export Controls Conference Returns to Amsterdam This September

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SMi’s Defence Exports 2015 conference will take place on the 30th September - 1st October 2015.

Defence Exports
Europe’s Leading Arms Export Controls conference

SMi are delighted to announce, Europe’s Leading Arms Export Controls conference, Defence Exports 2015 will return to Amsterdam to bring together international trade lawyers, Government officials, trade compliance consultants and industry experts to discuss the latest developments in international export reforms and plans for regulation changes in the future.

After the success of last year's event, the 10th annual conference will provide the opportunity for attendees to discuss and network with key government officials and industry leaders to understand the latest export controls in Europe, US and Asia-Pacific in order to comply with the new and changing markets. The conference has been specifically designed to give those working in the industry the insight and tools they need to adapt to the changes, developments and establishment of regional export controls.

Key Government Speakers Include:

  • Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S Department of Commerce
  • Major General Jean-Luc Tinland, Director of the Armaments Department, DGA
  • Jon Erik Strømø, Director, Section for Export Control, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Georg Pietsch, Directorate General Exports, Ministry of Economics & Technology of National Defence Canada
  • Christopher Chew, Head of Policy, Export Control Organisation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
  • Melanie Reddiar, Director of Scientific Support, Non-Proliferation Secretariat, Department of Trade and Industry South Africa

Industry Speakers Include:

  • Kathryn Greaney, Vice President of Global Trade Controls, The Boeing Company
  • Alexander Groba, Coordinator U.S. Regulations, Airbus Group
  • Carmen Fellows, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies
  • Björn Uggla, Vice President Export Compliance, SAAB AB
  • Nicolas Fribolle, Trade Compliance Director, Meggitt Sensing Systems
  • Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Stan Hoppenbrouwer, Group Export Control Director, Thales

Click here to view the full conference agenda along with speaker and presentation details

In addition to the event, there will be 4 interactive half-day workshops taking place before and after the event:

A) Specially Designed, hosted by Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
B) Defence Trade under the EAR, hosted by Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, PC
C) Going Global in the New Era of Trade Controls, hosted by Boeing
D) A trade compliance plan for new and proposed EU member states, hosted by SECURUS Strategic Trade Consulting

The event has sold out year on year, those interested in attending are advised to secure their place early and take advantage of the £300 early bird discount which expires 29th May 2015.

For more information visit the event website -
Alternatively contact the team on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk

Defence Exports 2015 is sponsored by: Amber Road, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte, OCR Services, Pillsbury and Sheppard Mullin

Defence Exports
30th September - 1st October 2015
Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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About SMi Group:
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