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SMi Group Ltd

Global Event Producing Company

The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Our aim is to provide you with the highest Quality Events in Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors, which are timely, relevant and important to you and your company!

We pride ourselves on being connected to the best and most Knowledgeable Expert speakers in your business sector. We believe in bringing you together with your peers in order to Learn, Engage, Share and Network with the very best. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Singapore and have welcomed over 200k participants from 80 countries to our events.

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12th Defence Exports Conference - 25/04/2017

SMi's Defence Exports 2017: A spotlight on Italy

SMi's Defence Exports 2017 Conference moves to Rome with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Economic Development and Leonardo.

As Italy continues to become a key player in the global arms trade, SMi Group’s 12th annual Defence Exports will take place in Rome on the 27th and 28th of September.

Bringing insights and support from high-level representatives of government and industry on best practices and compliance strategies, the conference will feature three key presentations from the host nation including:

  • The National Authority of Armament Licensing and Controls - UAMA: An Overview of Exports & Imports - Minister Plenipotentiary Francesco Azzarello, Director, National Authority - UAMA (Armament Licensing and Controls) - Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Italian Regulations and Controls on Dual-Use Items: Ensuring efficient management of dual use items - Dr Massimo Cipolletti, Head of Unit, Dual Use Items, Commercial Embargoes and Chemical Weapons, Directorate General for International Trade Policy, Italian Ministry of Economic Development
  • Compliance with Export Control Laws: A Multinational Corporation’s Experience - Pierfilippo Rossetti, Head of Trade Compliance, Legal, Corporate Affairs and Compliance, Leonardo

Our host nation speakers join an international line-up of government experts who will provide updates on regulatory developments, as well as industry pioneers who will explore strategies and best practice for compliance.

The complete roster of speakers and their presentations can be found on

Defence Exports 2017 will look at how regulation controls such as ITAR, EAR, ECR and Dual-Use are affecting European and Global compliance; crucial updates on the Wassenaar Arrangement, AAT; as well as exploring how to combat some of the challenges of the 21st century such as cloud, IT and electronic-data, export violation due to weak cyber security plans.

For those interested to attend, registration is now live at Early Bird discounts apply.

27-28 September 2017
Crowne Plaza Rome, St Peter’s, Rome, Italy

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