This Workshop will explore the increasing role that IT and cybersecurity plays in trade compliance programs. It will delve into the main IT challenges in preventing unauthorized access, U.S. DoD’s Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements relating to cybersecurity, and the increasing attention that U.S. export control enforcement is giving to cybersecurity. The session will conclude with a look at how IT can help automate export control compliance.

This Workshop is a “must” attend for senior corporate compliance managers, IT managers, export control auditors, in-house counsel, and IT service providers and consultants. Participants will:

• Learn how to avoid compliance traps associated with the electronic storage and transfer of controlled technical data.

• Explore what role IT plays in an effective and robust export control compliance program.

• Understand how DFARS “flow downs” may dictate your IT infrastructure

• Find out current governmental enforcement trends with respect to unauthorized transfers of export-controlled data.

• Benefit from the experience of current users as to what export control automation software may be right for your company.

Workshop LEADER


Gary Stanley

President, Global Legal Services

Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on export control issues. Mr. Stanley served as the Subject Matter Expert on Export Controls for the ground breaking Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program’s Phase II Design Framework, a set of best practices for sharing unclassified controlled information electronically. Mr. Stanley is the editor of the daily Defense and Export-Import Update newsletter.

Global Legal Services, PC, is a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. The firm advises both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on U.S. export and re-export controls, including securing U.S. licenses and other export authorizations, strengthening corporate export control compliance programs, providing training to employees, and advising on civil violations of the ITAR and EAR.

Workshop LEADER


Susan Warshaw Ebner

Shareholder, Fortney & Scott, LLC

Susan Warshaw Ebner is a shareholder at Fortney & Scott, LLC, a Washington, DC-based law firm in which she heads its Government Contracts Practice. Ms. Ebner advises and counsels businesses, as well as non-profit, academe and consortium clients on a broad spectrum of government contract matters, including bid protests, contract procurement and administration issues, claims, audits, investigations, and compliance programs. She is co-chair of the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section (ABA PCLS) Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues Committee and chairs its Task Force on Counterfeit Parts. Ms. Ebner previously served as President of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association, Inc., President of Women In Defense, A National Security Organization, and on the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association and the ABA PCLS Council.

FortneyScott is a Washington, DC law firm counseling and advising clients on the full spectrum of workplace-related matters and government contracting. The firm has been recognized for years as one of the leading management employment law firms in the highly prestigious “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The firm offers clients the unparalleled experience and expertise of its attorneys, who formerly held senior positions at the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other government agencies, in corporate legal staffs, in major law firms, and who served as a judge on an international tribunal.

Workshop programme

8:40 Workshop Hosts: Opening Remarks and Introductions

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services
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Susan Warshaw Ebner

Susan Warshaw Ebner, Shareholder, Fortney & Scott, LLC
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8:45 Background to Critical IT Challenges

9:00 Seven Critical IT Challenges in Export Control Compliance

9:40 U.S FAR and DFARS Cyberecurity Requirements

10:20 Morning Coffee

10:50 U.S. Export Control Enforcement's Evolving Expectations

11:30 IT's Role in Trade Automation

12:10 Closing Remarks and Questions

12:30 End of Workshop


Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Via Aurelia Antica 415
Rome 00165

Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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