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"In my 30+ years of seminars yours was the best time, best location, best hotel, best lunch, best snacks, best materials, and especially best speakers."
Warren Sheppard Sparks JD, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Washington DC 2014 US Export Controls & Defense Trade Controls Seminars

"I am sincere when I say this was an excellent program ECTI put on--far better than the ones I have attended from similar companies in the industry. I look forward to attending the seminar on ITAR compliance."
Bob Greulich, Quality Manager, Avio Diepen Inc.
Washington DC 2014 US Export Controls Seminar

"This was the best EC training I have attended in my 9 years' experience."
Dennis Lindsey, ISSM & EC Coordinator, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Washington DC 2013 US Export Controls Seminar

"Awesome training -- excellent instructors, structure, materials, tools and resources! I've attended many seminars, and these seminars provided clear and logical training that others did not."
Attendee of San Francisco Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"That was a great 4 day seminar in San Fran! John and Scott made a difficult topic interesting and very informative through their humor and examples of past experiences. Well done!"
Alan Wander, D&M Holdings, VP Global Trade Compliance
San Francisco 2014 US Export Controls and  ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminars

"Great seminar--extremely informative with great materials. Very user-friendly. Seminar did an excellent job of putting federal regs in layman's terms and explaining real-life application."
Breanna Vollmers, The Nordam Group, Manager Global Trade Compliance
Austin TX 2013 ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I loved this format!"
Attendee of Phoenix 2014 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"Great workshop from ECTI as always. I have attended 3 training events so far and am always pleased with the professionalism and experience of the staff! Thanks!"
Attendee of Phoenix 2014 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"The binder was a great tool. The presenters were very good speakers/teachers/trainers. I thought the exercises were fun and educational. Well worth the cost!"
Attendee of Phoenix 2014 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"Attending these events helps to get me out of the hum drum routine of daily work--reenergizing! All export professionals should attend at least one seminar/workshop a year or every other year. This is a great networking opportunity!"
Attendee of Phoenix 2014 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"I appreciate the practical business approach to these complex issues."
Lynda Sargent, Esterline, Senior Contracts Administrator / Export Empowered Official
Phoenix 2014 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"I love ECTI! You are all great and have been a great resource for me since 2011."
Wendy Epley, University of Miami, Export Compliance Officer
Washington DC 2013 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"Very good experience and well worth the time and effort to attend."
Attendee of San Diego 2014 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I have attended multiple export compliance seminars over the past years. I have learned more at this seminar than all others combined. John Black and Scott Gearity are wonderful instructors. They transfer knowledge in a way that's easy to understand and absorb. HIGHLY RECOMMEND these two guys."
Ed Green, Empowered Official, Carlisle CBF
Orlando 2014 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"The best seminar I have ever attended.  I am happy to say that I have told the entire team...about easy learning through good teaching by your group.  Again, it was awesome..."
Martin Herrera, Materials Manager Alcoa Fastening Systems
Phoenix 2012 US Export Controls Seminar

"Fabulous as always and great presentations on all levels."
Attendee of Orlando 2014 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Pretty great and thorough overview in general. I wish I could have taken this course earlier upon first starting my career."
Attendee of San Diego 2014 US Export Controls Seminar

"Detailed instruction conducted in a very professional manner."
Dennis Bergmann, Program Manager, ARMA Global
Orlando 2014 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"ECTI cuts through the fluff and gets to the details trade compliance people need."
Attendee of ECTI Webinar

"Great experience! Fantastic speakers! Very knowledgeable, friendly and interactive!"
Whitney Moore, Pratt & Whitney, PWES SCN Export Compliance Representative
Washington DC 2013 US Export Controls Seminar

"John is an outstanding instructor with an expert knowledge base and practical application experience that, combined with a great delivery style, make his presentations entertaining and effective."
Attendee of Washington DC 2013 US Export Controls Seminar

"One of the few export training programs that actually kept me awake."
Attendee of Miami 2013 US Export Controls Seminar

"Both instructors were GREAT!! I learned a lot and thought they covered both the 'big picture' and relevant details."
Attendee of 2014 San Diego Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"As a foreign national, this course was very eye opening. It has informed me of many things I must be cognizant of in my dealings with US-based companies and government and third countries. Presentations were also very engaging."
Attendee of Orlando 2014 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I came to this seminar with NO ITAR knowledge. The presenters were very knowledgeable and I came away with a good grip on the ITAR."
Dawn Rainey, Trade Support Compliance Specialist, Plasma Therm LLC
Orlando 2014 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I like both Scott's and John's style of teaching. I think there was the right amount of the required seriousness sprinkled with the right amount of humor to break it up. Great seminar. My next one will definitely be an ECTI seminar."
Angel Hanley, Curtiss-Wright
Phoenix 2013 EAR Export Controls and ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"The two instructors were professional and very knowledgeable, and were able to explain and illustrate complicated export compliance nuances to our group in a simple way.  I have learned a lot during the two days and the whole experience was quite enlightening!  Many thanks for organizing such an informative and useful seminar."
Dina Guralnik, Pratt & Whitney
Montréal 2013 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"A very comprehensive review of EAR requirements and BIS procedures. I found the Reform review particularly helpful."
Jeremy James, Director of Operations, ECI Defense Group
Orlando 2014 US Export Controls Seminar

"A very informative course with knowledgeable, engaging, patient and smart trainers. I'm very impressed with the experiences and examples that John and Scott provided."
Jackie Sudore-Flood, Technology Security Associates, Inc.
Washington, DC 2013 Mastering Export Control Reform Seminar

"Both presenters did a great job in getting through a very 'dry' subject without losing the attention of the audience. Thanks for the humor!"
Deanne Bertram, Aearo Technologies LLC
Chicago 2013 ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Fantastic advanced seminar. Bravo!"
Attendee of Washington DC 2013 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"The ECTI webinar on Asia Pacific export controls was an excellent information session. I took five pages of notes during the short hour and half that went beyond just the usual presentation. What delighted me most wasn't just the quality of the information, but just how much time it saved me in gathering it myself. For a global operation with tight budgets such sessions are of a significant benefit."
Tim McLaughlin, Corporate Export Manager, Moog Inc.
Attendee of ECTI Webinar

"Excellent presentation of the complications of the EAR/ITAR regualtions. I very highly recommend this class."
Keam Blalques, IEWC
San Francisco 2013 EAR Export Controls/ITAR Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"All three trainers are excellent in their own ways. They are knowledgeable and the materials are comprehensive with linkage to additional resources."
Cynthia Tan, Senior QT Engineer, Goodrich Aerostructures Service Center
Singapore 2013 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Great workshop! I really enjoyed the interaction with others in attendance. Very engaging throughout!"
Sheriah Richardson, NCR, Export Compliance Analyst
Washington DC 2013 Advanced Issues in Export Controls Workshop

"I am glad my company sent me to attend this seminar, very informative. It made me realize that I have so much to improve in our compliance program."
Enrico Dumlao, International Trade Compliance Manager, Emerson Network Power
Singapore 2013 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Both speakers were very clear and informative [and] able to answer questions and clarify difficult topics. Excellent!"
Whitney Moore, Pratt & Whitney, PWES SCN Export Compliance Representative                                                               
Washington DC 2013 US Export Controls Seminar

About instructor Suzanne Reifman: "Best description and understanding I've heard in 15 years."
Cathy Burnes, Contracts Mar., Infrared Laboratories
Washington DC 2013 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Instructors VERY knowledgeable and confident on all topics -- THANK YOU!"
Logan Korn, SAIC, Director of Logistics
San Francisco 2012 US Export Controls Seminar

"This seminar has been the best export seminar that I have attended. It is a great networking opportunity as well as a learning experience.  The instructors were very knowledgeable, and the exercises enabled us to apply what we learned."
Sandra Wilson, Export Compliance & Technology Officer, AeroEngine Controls
Miami
Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Scott Gearity does an excellent job of taking a serious topic and adding some humor and brevity, while still providing the necessary information and guidance regarding US Export Regulations.  He is very approachable in answering the attendees' questions related to their company export issues.  It was well worth the money spent, as he provided a confidence for those in attendance to handle their future export requirements."
Tony James, Advance Research Chemicals, Inc.
San Francisco 2012 US Export Controls Seminar

"Great introduction to ITAR for forwarder."
Katrina Dill
Washington DC 2013 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Instructors were extremely knowledgeable as well as entertaining.  They kept the topics interesting.  All content was very useful and they provided great tips and guidance."
Joanne Cavanagh, Discovery Air Innovations
Montréal 2012 US Defense Trade
Controls Seminar

"A subject that could have been very dry.  Both Scott & Greg explained the difficult topics clearly and with wit -- great stuff!"
Attendee of 2012 London Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Both instructors (Greg & John) were very knowledgeable...completely enjoyed their sense of humor which made the sessions very enjoyable."
Attendee of Austin 2012 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"A very well presented and structured seminar that proved extremely enlightening.  I learned a lot, but realized that there is a lot of dedication and effort required to become a subject matter expert."
Keith Stronach, BAE Systems
London 2012
US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Overall, a good seminar. A lot of information in two days. The manual is very useful and contains a lot of good information. This will be a good tool to use to refer back to."
Attendee of Washington DC 2013 US Export Controls Seminar

"Excellent presenters -- the best I have experienced.  Very pleased!"
Attendee of San Francisco 2012 US Export Controls Seminar

"Dynamic training seminar that succeeds in presenting a dry, boring subject in such a way that keeps one awake...they provide good analysis processes, tools & tips as well."   
Attendee of Austin 2012 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Seminar was extremely informative.  I had a lot of "Aha" moments that never made sense prior to this class!"
Gabrielle Neil, Export Control Analyst
Washington DC 2012
US Export Controls Seminar

"Case-studies were very helpful, and a practical way to learn and work through the issues."
Alison Clark, David Brown Gear System
London 2012 US Commercial Export
Controls Seminar

"Succinct and concisely packaged for such a lot of information on export controls.  Professionally presented with total subject matter knowledge."
Microsoft Trade Manager
London 2012 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar 

"I have been to other conferences, and what I loved about this one
is they (ECTI) did not just stand up and read the slides to us.
They brought their expertise, personality and insight to the seminar
that made the subject matter much more interesting and easier
to digest."

Rachel Boddy, L-3 Communications
Austin 2011
Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Great 4-day course!  I have learned quite a bit and will let my company know.  More of our people definitely need to attend."
Shane Laakso, Director of Logistics, AAR Corp - Aircraft Services
Miami 2011
US Export Controls/Defense Trade Contols Seminars

"Excellent!  Thank you for adding humor to keep it interesting enough to stay awake.  Most seminars can make one feel tired and sleepy.  Not this one!  Thank you John and Greg."
Lisa Miller, Transportation Analyst, SAIC
Austin 2011
US Export Controls Seminar

"I have been to other DOC and DOS seminars and I feel if I had taken these courses first, I would have had a better understanding from the beginning. Both John & Scott spoke on a level that a beginner could easily understand and gave great examples when asked." 
Jeanine Mason, Operations Manager, ArmorShield USA
Atlanta 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"Excellent seminar -- from the "beginner to the advanced" ECA.  Plan to attend every year  -- great resource of information and refresher!" 
Sharon Brown -- Contract Administrator -- Demmer Corporation
Chicago 2011 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Great training course!  Both speakers were very knowledgeable and engaging.  I would highly recommend it!"
Attendee of Chicago 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"I have attended many export seminars over the past few years to evaluate their quality and content to support our training program efforts. The ECTI seminar is always at the top of the list in terms of content and quality compared to other providers. I highly recommend this seminar to others needing knowledge of export regulations."
Attendee of San Francisco 2011 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Both Scott & Greg presented the information in easy to understand terms & language. They added levity to a very dry subject and providedpractical and applicable information. Excellent flow, good balance, and addressed all participant questions."
Marjorie Alquist, Export/Import Compliance Mangager at BAE Systems
San Francisco, Spring 2011 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Very valuable time spent. Excellent &entertaining presentation. Material presented in very understandable terms."
Attendee of San Francisco, Spring 2011 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Both Scott & Greg provided good examples and were engaging, presenting the material in an effective way."
Attendee of San Francisco, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"Both Scott & Greg were very interesting and presented the information well."
Attendee of San Francisco, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"The seminar was full of great information. Very helpful!"
Attendee of San Francisco, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"I really feel like I have gained a much better understanding of Export Controls and the ECCN process. I thought this was a very worthwhile seminar and wish I could have stayed all 4 days."
Attendee of San Francisco, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"Both presenters are very knowledgeable. They brought a sense of humor to otherwise difficult subject matter. Material is well organized and presented very clearly."
Attendee of San Francisco, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"Very comprehensive. Supplemental notes on the slides in the binder were a great addition. Dashboard flash drive is very good, as well."
Corey Bonasorte, Ops Manager
DC, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"I was recently assigned the responsibility to review and document my company’s export requirements and controls. I have no previous experience with export controls and found this seminar extremly beneficial to me. The instructors and staff are excellent and very professional. I would attend seminars by ECTI in the future. The materials that were provided will be a valuable reference tool for me to use as I continue to learn about export controls. I appreciate the notes that were provided with the more important slides."
Ronald Germano, Documentation & Process Control Manager at Fortress Technologies, Inc.
DC, Spring 2011 US Export Controls & Defense Trade Controls Seminar 

"Excellent program! Very informative! Thank you for giving me a lot of practical advice on how to implement/enhance Export Compliance procedures in my workplace. I have increased confidence in my company’s compliance."
Melanie Dahlberg, Sales Administrator/Export Compliance Manager at Teledyne Leeman Labs
DC, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar 

"Excellent presenters, material, location, hotel, etc. Thank you!"
Jeffrey Pfarr, Buyer III of Export Compliance at Concurrent Technologies Corp.
DC, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"Best speakers I’ve ever heard! Exceptional training, Funny, interesting, knowledgable. Very impressive!"
Karen Jones, Transfer and Transaction Associate at Force Protection Inc.
DC, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

"As a freight forwarder, I found this course to be extremely informative. This knowledge can only make myself and my company  more valuable assets to our clients."
Doria Miles, Compliance Officer at Sovana Global Logistics
DC, Spring 2011 US Export Controls Seminar

" Exceedingly well presented seminar making sense of a complex and diverse subject. John Black and Scott Gearity have the rare gift of animating their subjects and keeping everyone’s attention."
Bob Winskell, Trade Compliance Administrator, Meggitt Controls Systems Dunstable
London 2011 US Commercial Export Controls Seminar

"An excellent course,very professionally presented which has managed to maintain a high level of interest despite thoroughly covering a demanding and detailed subject area."
Clive Corris, Director of Commercial Affairs, Kelvin Hughes LTD
London 2011 US Commercial Export Controls Seminar

"Perfect introduction to US export compliance with a wide platform of topics."
Stephanie Descamps, Export Control Administrator Europe, Magnetrol International N. V.
London 2011 US Commercial Export Controls Seminar

"ECTI is an excellent resource for all EAR and ITAR subject matters."
Dewey White, Manager ITAR Compliance, ALSALAM AIRCRAFT CO.
Chicago 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Superb seminar! Very well organized and very well presented by true experts in the field. Perfect for those brand new to the field, and also those with experience who simply need a refresher."
Richard Fisher, International Trade Coordinator, EATON CORP
Washington DC 2010 US Export Controls / Defense Trade Controls Seminars

"This was the best, most comprehensive course I have ever attended on any subject. I returned home with much valued knowledge. THANK YOU!"
Martin Loveridge, Export Compliance Officer, HONEYWELL AEROSPACE YEOVIL, UK
Amsterdam 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Tough subject matter - thanks for making it fun and interesting!"
Lance Chase, Product Support Manager, THE BOEING COMPANY
Phoenix 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Excellent approach to the topic, useful level of detail.  This seminar is better at application level information than other seminars I've attended."
Attendee of Chicago 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Great presentations by all - very knowledgeable speakers who presented material very concisely and with much needed humor to keep the audience interested. Very good!."
Karen Casaus, BOEING
Phoenix 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I really enjoyed the conference. The speakers kept a tough subject interesting. There was good interaction and I enjoyed the smaller group."
Julie Greeler, International Licensing Analyst, LOCKHEED MARTIN
Phoenix 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"John and Greg are very engaging and present complicated information very well. The examples used during discussion are great. The dry humor was well placed/timed."
Attendee of Phoenix 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"Excellent program. I was lost but now have found the path to compliance! Excellent instructors!"
Susan White, Program Manager, HOERBIGER AUTOMOTIVE COMFORT SYSTEMS LLC
Chicago 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"A very good overview of complex US export regimes, with excellent support information."
Mike Henderson, ITAR Export Control & Security, BAE SYSTEMS SAUDI ARABIA
Amsterdam 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Outstanding effort - took extremely dry material and made it interesting. I never dozed off!"
Jeffrey Smith, Quality Manager, STORK HERRON TESTING LABORATORIES, INC
Chicago 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"I would definitely recommend this course. The presenters were very engaging and extremely well informed."
Attendee of Amsterdam 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"John Black is super! He gets right to the point and covers lots of material in a short time. Easy to understand."
Attendee of Chicago 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Overall, this is a difficult subject to maintain interest, and the delivery and quality of speakers is excellent!"
David Hawrylo, Senior Design Engineer, HYDRODYNE
Phoenix 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"I was pleasantly surprised by the 2 days. This is a necessary topic, but as was noted, it is quite dry to all except policy nerds. All of the speakers kept my attention and it wasn't due to fear of non-compliance penalties."
Gerry Albright, UCAR
Phoenix 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"Good team approach - kept difficult material engaging and interesting. I liked that the group was small and you could ask questions and -more importantly - get answers, in real time."
Attendee of Atlanta 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"This seminar was excellent. I hope that someday I can grasp this information as well as John, Greg, Bill & Nancy. I enjoyed how the topic was broken up with humor - it adds a nice twist to export licensing."
Jennifer Kerswell, Inside Sales, MICRONETICS, INC.
Phoenix 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"This was a well-presented training session on subjects that are often complex and nebulous.  The team of presenters were knowledgeable, thorough, and encouraged an effective dialogue with attendees. Material that can be "dry", was clearly presented with a light, common-sense approach."
Tim Walker, Executive Vice President-Sales, TRUCK-LITE CO., INC.
London 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Great, knowledgeable speakers -- and material was presented in a manner that holds everyone's interest. Speakers are very available for questions both pre and post class times."
Attendee of San Francisco 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"This is difficult material. You did a great job of informing us of what is needed in all the key areas. Now we have a strong direction to create & enhance our export compliance program."
Attendee of San Francisco 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"This is the best US Export Controls Seminar I have attended!"
Bryan Davis, Commercial Manager, SELEX COMMUNICATIONS UK
London 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Awesome training -- excellent instructors, structure, materials, tools and resources! I've attended many seminars, and these seminars provided clear and logical training that others did not."
Attendee of San Francisco 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Well done! More practical information (examples, answers given, etc.) than BIS 2-day seminar with essentially the same curriculum."
Attendee of San Francisco 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"I learned much from the ITAR seminar, which for my company is critical in revamping ITAR procedures for export compliance."
David Houk, President, CJ COMPONENT PRODUCTS
Washington DC 2010  Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Phenomenal class!  Better than SIA Advanced any day.  Really appreciated how pragmatic it was and that it covered the full scope of international trade activities."
Attendee of Washington DC 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Everything about the course was fantastic!  The speakers were very knowledgeable and I have achieved all my personal objectives in attending the course."
Attendee of London 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Excellent seminar -- light-hearted despite the subject!"
Gabrielle Rowston, Export Compliance Manager, ROLLS ROYCE PLC
London 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"The quality of the training is very high. The trainers were able
to take a very tough topic and made it interesting and easy to
understand. The flow of the presentation was excellent."

Alan Ng, UNIX Security and Compliance Engineer, T-Systems
Singapore 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Thank You!  A difficult subject put across in a digestible manner -- certainly thorough and well-informed speakers."
Kim Walters, BAE SYSTEMS OPERATIONS LTD
London 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Brilliant Week!  Learned a lot from very knowledgeable and entertaining instructors."
Attendee of London 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Excellent job presenting a tough topic.  The background information on American policy has cleared up my confusion regarding the importance of ITAR."
Ian Gardner, Senior Planner/Export Deputy, ITT CANNON UK
London 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Very well conducted and good real-life examples to help us better
understand this topic. Excellent, thank you."

Navneet Sachamuniwong, Software Process Specialist, Thomson Reuters
Singapore 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Very thorough -- much better than many seminars which seem more of an overview."
Attendee of Washington DC 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminars

"I have attended many seminars on trade compliance as well
as 6-week long classes and this has been one of the most
complete courses I have attended."

Tanya Siebert, Export Compliance Manager, Avion/Avtask, Inc.
San Diego, CA 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Overall, Best in Industry!  The experience and credibility of
instructors is the best I have observed in my training of the
last 10 years."

Attendee of San Diego, CA 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

 "Thank you for your outstanding program.  You set the bar
very high for this type of training."

Rai Anne Miller, Engineering Export Specialist, Lord Corporation
San Diego, CA 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I have attended other export seminars and this one is the best
for finding all the regulations and answers in one place."

Scott Olsen, Corp. Legal, Moog Inc.
San Diego, CA 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Great refreshment for ITAR regulations for me who was out of the defense market for 10 years. I realized lots of changes and updates to the ITAR process. Wish to continue level-up trainings in the future!"
Mickey Saruwatari, Manager, Japan, Aerospace & Defense LORD Far East Incorporated
Singapore 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Excellent job. This has been an eye opener."
Israel Gola Mbobela, Plant Manager, Therm-O-Disc Div. Emerson Electric
Singapore 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

 "Superbly qualified instructors!  Maarten's sense of humor is one of the best..."
Kevin Mattonen, Managing Member, Kevin Mattonen, Haukka International LLC
San Diego, CA 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"Very well run AGAIN!"
Attendee of San Diego, CA Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Once again I enjoyed your program -- every year I walk away a better asset to my company thanks to you."
Rai Anne Miller, Engineering Export Specialist, Lord Corporation
San Diego, CA 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"I have been to a dozen export seminars in the last decade.This is the best!"
Attendee of Defense Trade Controls Seminar San Diego, CA 2010

"Excellent seminar, I walked out of the class with a greater understanding and clearer picture of the EAR.  I will be recommending this seminar to co-workers and other individuals of other companies in the future."
Adam Knight, Empowered Official, Eaton Corporation
San Diego, CA 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"Excellent seminar! For Aerospace business this seminar is really important and prevents us of making mistakes."
Jose Vitor Da Rocha, Supply Account Manager, Embraer
Montreal, 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"This was an intensive, in-depth look at export controls-really imformative and useful."
Attendee of US Defense Trade Controls Seminar Montreal, 2010

"Great seminar, Instructors takea complicated subject and break it down in a language that is easy to understand."
Attendee of US Defense Trade Controls Seminar Montreal, 2010

"Speakers are very knowledgeable and approachable and funny. Well done."
Jocelyne Bassal, Director Global Quality, Continuous Improvement & Export Control Services, CAE
Montreal, 2010 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"This seminar is extremely important to every company that has business with an American company. I surely recommend it to other companies."
Jose Vitor Da Rocha, Supplier Account Manager, Embraer
Montreal, 2010 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Very good speakers, able to provide good examples and right level of details. Thanks!"
Attendee of US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar Montreal, 2010

"Another great seminar. Very informative and well presented."
David Johnson, Licensing Manager, WesternGeco/Schlumberger
Houston, TX 2010 US Export Controls

"Excellent materials, presenters and organization!"
Attendee of US Export Controls Seminar Houston, TX 2010

"This has been the most informative training session I’ve
attended in my year and a half export career, including
certification training. Your presentation style is entertaining
and informative; a rare paring in export compliance training.
Thank you."

Angela Davis CUSECO, Trade Control Specialist, Boeing
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar  

"Very good instructors. They kept it very intriguing."
John King, Director, National Aviation
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I like the detail level of this seminar. Very helpful and useful
information I can take back and use on the job and daily."

S. Trexler, Asst. Director, Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"I appreciate the humor to keep the very dry topic interesting. Definitely made the seminar enjoyable."
Donna Schmidt, Future ITAR Compliance Officer, Fisher Dynamics
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar" 

This is my second year in a row for taking this seminar. It has been of tremendous value to me in my everyday responsibilities. It also touches on areas I don’t deal with and gives me “reminders” to stay on top of issues that otherwise may be forgotten. I highly recommend ECTI."
Wendy S. Court, Asst. Export Control Administrator, Carbone of America
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar"

 Excellent follow-up. Great material."
Ken Geoffrey, QA Manager and Delegate Official, VIH Aviation Group
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar 

"Everything was great! Again, John and Maarten do a great job using real life examples and humor to teach a subject that is far from humorous."
Jessica Chambers, Contracts & Export Administrator, Rockwell Collins
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Excellent, knowledgeable trainings. Guides, tools, and reference material provided will be very helpful."
James R. Robertson, Dir. Of Programs, National Machine Company
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Both John and Maarten are very knowledgeable and manage to bring some humor into a subject that isn’t very humorous."
Jessica Chambers, Contracts & Export Administrator, Rockwell Collins
Phoenix, AZ 2009 US Export Controls Seminar

"I recommend for companies that have the budget to bring John and Maarten in-house to perform this 4 day EAR & ITAR training."
Conrad Ramsey, Sr. Product Classification Specialist, Rockwell Collins
Phoenix, AZ 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"An excellent introduction to the ITAR, but with details given to the various licenses and exemptions. I would highly recommend this conference for someone who is new to ITAR regulations. I especially appreciated the samples that were provided."
Janice Simons, Corporate Trade Compliance Manager, IDEX Corporation
Washington DC 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Easy to follow reference material. Instructors are very knowledgeable and approachable."
Mercedes Hanti, Export Administrator
Washington DC 2009 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Another great seminar. My 4th and I always learn something new."
David Johnson, Trade Control IT Manager, Schlumberger
Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009

"Great! Will definitely recommend this course throughout Lockheed Martin – especially liked the whole “ITAR perspective” in addressing commerce issues and jurisdiction issues in product classification."
Catherine Walters-Shaw, Manager Export/Import, Lockheed Martin
Chicago, IL 2009 US Export Controls Seminar

"Seminar provides both general and technical detail of value for general management and subject matter experts."
Elijah A. Jones III, Corporate Transportation Manager, BAE Systems
Chicago, IL 2009 US Export Controls Seminar

"BSG always does a great job of presenting a comprehensive overview applicable across all industries."
Christian Bowen, International Trade Manager
Chicago, IL 2009 US Export Controls Seminar

"Well done. One of the more exciting export seminars I’ve attended. Thank you!!"
Chelsea Geraghty, Export Controls & Administration, MHD International Aviation Parts, Inc.
Montreal, Canada 2009 US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar

"Excellent coverage and supplemental material. Subjects were extremely thorough despite the confusing layers of determination by the Department of State."
JP Tardy, Manager of Global Trade Compliance, Alsalam Aircraft Company
Munich, Germany 2009 US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Whether you’re an export professional, novice looking to learn about ITAR, or a seasoned export professional wanting to refresh your knowledge, this course will satisfy any expectation that you have. This is the best export course I have ever taken throughout my career."
Ron Day, Director of Contracts
Chicago, IL 2007 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"You make a difficult and serious subject enjoyable so good work. The seminar was excellent overall."
Rose Mary Correia, Legal Counsel, Rheinmetall Canada, Inc.
Montreal, Canada 2007 US Export Controls on Non-US Transactions Seminar

"Bridges the gaps of practical knowledge with the ITAR. A well informed and detailed seminar. Excellent handout information which can serve as a good reference guide or practical support."
Geoff Fowle, US Compliance Manager, Thales Aerospace Ltd-UK
Washington, DC 2007 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Excellent seminar! For aerospace business this seminar is really important and prevents us of making mistakes."
Jose Vitor Da Rocha, Supply Account Manager, Embraer
Montreal, Canada 2010 US Defense Trade Controls

"The presenters did a great job and I feel were very knowledgeable. I have been doing compliance for 9 years and was able to leave and take home valuable information."
Vanessa Rich, Trade Compliance Manager, DANIEL Measurment & Centrals
Houston, TX 2010 US Export Controls Seminar

"Enjoyed the refresher! Maarten and Scott are excellent presenters."
Rick Hernandez, Export Controls & ITAR Manager, Caterpillar Inc.
Houston, TX 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"Very informative course and an excellent presentation. Extremely useful for those new to export compliance. Thank you."
Attendee of Defense Trade Controls Seminar Houston, TX 2010

"Great presenters-did a good job explaining in easy to understand terms."
Emily Evener, Export Admin, Rolled Alloys
Houston, TX 2010 Defense Trade Controls

"I enjoy the format, which allows discussion vs. SIA where you submit a card and hope and pray you will get an answer/response."
Attendee of Defense Trade Controls Seminar Denver, CO 2010

"Excellent class, it really made me realize how important it is to take responsibility for knowing the rules and to follow them."
Jerome Lewis, Project Manager, American Automation
Denver, CO 2010 Defense Trade Controls Seminar

"An excellent course! A refreshing change to attend a seminar where the speakers are evidently still working in export compliance; so can therefore provide practical applications and most importantly current changes are discussed. Thank you!"
Attendee of US Defense Trade Controls Seminar Munich 2010

"I have been on numerous export compliance courses and seminars and without a doubt this is the best by far. The instructors are top notch. John and Scott know US Export Controls inside out and present it in a way that is easy to understand. I will strongly recommend this seminar to colleagues and other export control professionals."
Attendee of US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes Seminar Montreal 2010


Other Testimonials from ECTI Seminar Attendees

 

"The course was well written, informative and great for beginners and experts. John, Scott, and Maarten took a very dry subject and made it fun and interesting. I can go back to my job and feel confident in making export recommendations."
Valeria Richards, Contracts Manager, Ametek

"Just like your reputation and my past experience would demonstrate, this seminar was terrific! As an advanced ITAR practitioner and an empowered official, I appreciate the reminders on things that I don’t deal with regularly and always manage to pick up one or two new things as well."
Attendee of US Export Controls Seminar, Nov. 2007

"Enjoyed the seminar! Nice blend of practical examples, regulations and humor-with lots of excellent content."
Attendee of US Export Controls Seminars, Nov. 2007

"This is the second time I’ve attended a … seminar. Black & Sengers present the material in an understandable way, offering relevant real-life examples. I also appreciate the humor they interject in their presentations."
Stuart Geiger, Principal Export Specialist, Rockwell Collins

"I’ve been in export compliance for 15 years and I have never participated in any course/seminar as useful as this one! Very comprehensive content, very competent consultants. Material very useful as both instructions and reference materials. I really got value for the seminar fee!"
Stig Ottensen, Logistics Manager, Flsmidth A/S

"Very good seminar. Very helpful in understanding the day to day compliance with the ITAR."
Bill Goulineau, Global Trade Compliance Specialist, Bell Helicopter

"A very helpful overview and practical analysis of a very complicated and administratively challenging area of law."
Christopher Sozzi, Sr. Corporate Counsel, Network Appliance, Inc.

"Without reservation the best instructional team I have ever experienced."
Jay Skills, Contracts Mgr/ITAR R.U., Avow Protection Systems