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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 - 20/06/2017

4 Exclusive Workshops from BAE, Global Legal Services, SECURUS and the US Department of Commerce

SMi Group’s 12th annual Defence Exports Conference, taking place on the 27th & 28th of September in Rome, will showcase 4 exclusive workshops that will highlight best practice for complying with export controls and regulations led by key sector experts.

Pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, 26th September 2017 are as follows:

  • WORKSHOP A: 8.30-12.15: UPDATE ON EXPORT CONTROLS AND IT - Led by Gary Stanley, President of Global Legal Services, this session will delve into main IT challenges in preventing unauthorised access, US DoD's DFARS requirements relating to cybersecurity and the increasing attention that US export control enforcement is giving to cybersecurity.
  • WORKSHOP B: 13.00-17.15: US EXPORT CONTROLS AND RE-EXPORT CONSIDERATIONS - Led by the US Department of Commerce’s Acting Assistant Secretary of Export Administration, Matthew Borman, this session will provide an overview of the framework for controlling dual-use and less sensitive military items, as well as licence requirements and exceptions for re-exporting items under the EAR.

Post-conference workshops on Friday, 29th September 2017 are as follows:

  • WORKSHOP C: 8.30 - 12.15: ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF AN EXPORT CONTROL COMPLIANCE REGIME - Led by Sue Tooze, Deputy Head of Export Control at BAE Systems, the workshop this session will focus on key aspects of a compliance programme, particularly on how BAE are developing and delivering the company's export control functional strategy.
  • WORKSHOP D: 13.00 - 17.15: EXPORT CONTROL CLASSIFICATION ACROSS THE GLOBE - Led by Jay Nash, Consultant at SECURUS Strategic Trade Consulting, this session will provide updates and practical guidance on export control systems of national export control lists from Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America and points in between.

Defence Exports 2017 will also feature 28 presentations and an exclusive panel discussion led by senior government representatives from nations including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Spain, UK, USA, top policy makers from NATO and European Commission, and key industry decision makers from BAE, Boeing, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rolls-Royce and more.

View the full roster of speakers and the complete list of presentations, including information on our four exclusive pre- and post-conference workshops 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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