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Defence Exports 2017 Conference - 01/06/2017

Top 5 European Defence Exporters and European Commission discuss modernisation of EU Export Controls

SMi's Defence Exports 2017 Conference to feature insights from the Top 5 European Defence exporters and European Commission.

As Europe continues to be major player within the defence trade as leading global exporter, SMi has announced the participation of Stephane Chadron, Export Control Coordinator at the Directorate General for Trade for the European Commission, at the 12th annual Defence Exports Conference in Rome this September.

Stephane will be discussing updates on the modernisation of EU Export Controls giving an overview of the European Commission's proposal and will highlight the key topics including:

  • the "human security dimension" - integrating human rights and controlling exports of cyber-surveillance technology
  • the simplification and harmonization of licensing procedures
  • a roadmap for consistent implementation and enforcement
  • the need for global convergence of export controls
  • the legislative process: state of play and prospects

The conference agenda will also feature senior representation from the Top 5 European countries shaping up the international arms landscape. Presentations include:

  • French Export Controls Specificities and Future Goals for Harmonisation and Improvement - Brigadier General Thierry Carlier, Deputy Director, International Strategic and Technological Affairs Directorate, French Sectretariat-General for National Defence and Security - Prime Minister's Services
  • German Export Controls: Key Challenges and Developments - Holger Beutel, Director of Export Monitoring, Information Analysis, War Weapons Control, Verification, Outreach, German Federal Office of Economics and Exports Control
  • Export Control Policy in a Post-Brexit United Kingdom: The Implications for Defence Trade - Clare Harrison, Head of Business Awareness, Export Control Joint Unit, UK Department of International Trade
  • Spanish Export Controls: Recent Developments and an Overview of the ICT Directive - Ramon Muro, Deputy Director for International Trade in Defence Materials and Dual Use Goods, Secretariat of State for Trade, Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
  • Italian Regulations and Controls on 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

The Defence Exports 2017 lineup 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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