Seminar Agenda

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017     DAY 1
8:00 - 8:30 am:  Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 4:30 pm:  WORKSHOP, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks

Enforcement Reality Check

United States Government Export Enforcement / ECR Update 
Christopher Tafe / Homeland Security Investigations 

  • HSI’s National Security Mission
  • Enforcement Priorities & Methods
  • Technologies of Concern & Diversion Techniques
  • Project Shield America (PSA)
  • Advice to Export Compliance Professionals
  • Latest Developments in Export Control Reform (ECR)
  • Current Investigative Case Studies

It’s Bound to Happen (and Probably Already Has): Handling Violations

Jonathan Poling / Akin Gump

  •        Discovery of Potential Violations
  •        Who Do You Get Involved?
  •        Assessment and Investigation
  •        Corrective Actions
  •        To Disclose, or Not to Disclose?
  •        Effective Disclosures
  •        Managing Disclosures
  •        Violation Risk Levels Based on Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

Interactive Export Enforcement Workshop



Recent  & Upcoming Developments in US Export Controls

Kevin Wolf / AKIN GUMP

  •  ECR Continued: Changes to the Control Lists and Definitions
  •  Changes to Policies for Cuba, Russia, Iran, and other Countries
  •  Current and Future Trade Controls Direction of the Trump Administration


Workshop: Building a Compliance Culture

John Black / BSG Consulting & Greg Creeser / ITC Strategies

Getting Buy-In and Setting Expectations
An open discussion to share challenges and best practices

  •  Dealing With and Delivering “Bad News”

    • Negative Jurisdiction or Classification Ruling

    • License Denial or Onerous Conditions/Provisos

    • Making Lemons into Lemonade: A Positive Spin on Bad News

  • Reporting Violations to Management

    • What Management Needs to Know

    • Possible Outcomes and Determining Root Causes

    • Corrective Action Plans and Resources

    • Voluntary Disclosure Considerations & Issues

  •  Dealing with Problem Employees: “Dr. Evil”

    • Developing Allies in the Business

    • Export Compliance Council

    • Delegating Responsibility

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017     DAY 2

8:00 - 8:30 am:  Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 4:30 pm:  WORKSHOP, Lunch & Refreshment Breaks

Best Practices to Take Your Compliance Program to the Next Level
John Black / Greg Creeser 

  • Getting the Best Return on Investment with Your Compliance Resources
    • Risk Assessment Based Resource Allocation
    • Identifying Activities Requiring Compliance Procedures
  • Your Management’s Commitment of Resources
    • Strategies for Obtaining Resources        
    • Allies to Help You Obtain Resources
  • Organizational Structure: Where and How Does Compliance Fit and Who Does It?
  • Best Practices Procedures
    • Recordkeeping Priorities and Improvements
    • Technical Data, Global Engineering Collaboration and Innovation, Deemed Exports
  • Vetting Your Business Partners and Obtaining and Analyzing End Use Information
  • Best Practices for Multi-Level Training Throughout Your Company
  • Compliance Auditing Practices that Produce Enhanced Compliance
  • Finding and Using Compliance Tools

A Tale of Two Companies: Interactive Workshop to Assess Risks, Assess Existing Compliance, and Create a Plan for Implementing Practical and Cost-Effective Compliance Program Enhancements