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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 in 2016: - 14/09/2016

Priority Markets, Compliance Issues, Brexit Implications...

Export control experts will meet in Amsterdam in 2 weeks’ time to discuss the latest global arms control updates from Government and Industry.

After the outstanding success of last year's event, Europe’s Leading Arms Export Controls conference, Defence Exports 2016, returns to Amsterdam in 2 weeks’ time to bring together international trade lawyers, Government officials, trade compliance consultants and defence-industry export control professionals from across the world to discuss the latest regulatory updates on international export controls.

Registration to the conference is closing soon. The event’s official website is     

Defence Exports 2016 will provide crucial ITAR, ECR, EAR and OFAC updates as well as changes to national European export controls from long-standing EU members, recent members as well as non-EU national updates. Alongside the elite panel of government speakers, senior international trade compliance professionals will discuss the key challenges in compliance and topics include cyber security and export violations, electronic data services such as cloud and how to comply, global trade compliance programmes and self-disclosure.

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services: “It is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in the 11th annual Defence Exports Conference. This meeting encourages deep discussion to discuss how export controls amendments will impact industry and wither these changes will provide potential solutions to the challenges faced. We have invited only the most senior and well respected directors of arms control departments and international trade compliance professionals…”

The 2-day event agenda will feature unique presentations and updates from U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Foreign Affairs Canada, Office of Economics and Export Controls Germany, MoD Israel, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish Business Authority, DGA France, Bell Helicopter Textron, Airbus Helicopters, BAE Systems, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Safran Group, Pratt & Whitney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP., Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLC., Hohmann Rechtsanwaelte and many more.

To gain an insight into all speakers and their topics visit the event website at       

Registered attendees include: UK MoD, FMV, Swedish Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force, Defence Threat Reduction Agency, State Service of Export Control, UTC, BAE Systems, Inmarsat, Thales Nederland, Boeing – Germany, Safran, Bell Helicopter, Elbit Systems, CAE Elektronik GmbH, GKN Aerospace Services Ltd, Meggitt Aerospace Ltd, Anderson Trade Compliance, Renault Trucks Defence, UTC Netherlands and many more!

In addition to the event, there will be 4 interactive half-day workshops:

Workshop A: Asia-Pacific Export Control and Compliance. Hosted by Jay Nash, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions.

Workshop B: The Intra-Community Transfers - Moving Forward Through Greater Harmonisation. Hosted by Sylvia Kainz-Huber, European Commission.

Workshop C: IT and Cybersecurity: The New Export Control Frontier. Hosted by Gary Stanley, Global Legal Services.

Workshop D: Global Trade Compliance in Practice: Establishing a Compliance Programme to Think Globally, Act Locally. Hosted by Berh Mersch, Northrop Grumman Corporation.

For further information on the workshops, visit       

Defence Exports 2016 is sponsored by: Hohmann Rechtsanwälte, ICPA,
OCR Global Trade Management, Pillsbury Law, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

Limited sponsorship opportunities available. For further information, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or e-mail

Event supporters include a lead media partner The Export Practitioner, as well as Global Legal Services Trade, Fuerzas Militares, Seguranca & Defesa, Inderscience Publishers, Drastic News, ARMADA, Global Legal Group, World ECR and many more.

For further information on the conference or to register, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or e-mail

SMi’s 11th annual Defence Exports Conference
28-29 September 2016
Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam City Centre, Netherlands        
Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

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