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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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Defence Exports 2017 - 13/06/2017

DTSA to discuss US Department of Defense National Security Review of Regulated Exports

SMi Group has announced the addition of Mr Kenneth Oukrop, Director of Licensing at the Defence Technology Security Administration (DTSA), to the conference speaker lineup for Defence Exports 2017 conference on September 27 & 28, 2017 in Rome.

As Director of Licensing at DTSA, Mr Oukrop is responsible for coordinating the Department’s US national security review of State Department export and import licensing of defense articles and services, and Commerce Department export licensing of dual-use items.

Speaking on Day 2 of the conference, Mr Oukrup will be presenting a talk focused on the US DoD's Defence National Security Review of Regulated Exports. The talk will explore factors considered when assessing impacts on national security as well as how to weigh these factors in determining national security position. He will also present a case study of new technology being exported to a foreign end user.

Mr Ourkrup joins an international expert speaker lineup of senior military and government personnel including Europe’s Top 5 countries shaping up the arms exports landscape - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK.

The conference will also feature industry pioneers who will explore strategies and best practice for compliance from BAE, Boeing, L3, Leonardo, Rolls-Royce and more. The full roster of speakers, as well as 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 on the event website. Early Bird discounts apply.

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

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