The SAE Media Group are delighted to announce the 2nd Defence Exports Asia Pacific conference convening on the 11th and 12th May 2015 in Singapore.This is your opportunity to discuss and network with key government officials and industry leaders from the Asia Pacific region. Understand and utilize the latest updates on Asia Pacific export control regulations and hear about various ECR changes happening in 2015.

Due to the changes and development of controls in Asia Pacific, industry is faced with the risk of non-compliance due to the lack of knowledge and exposure in the markets. This conference is designed to give those working in the industry the insight and tools they need to adapt to the changes, developments and establishment of export controls in the region.

At SAE Media Group's 2nd Defence Exports Asia-Pacific conference you will gain valuable information from government officials and industry leaders on key national export control reforms and plans for regulation changes in the future.
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• Assess the latest regulations in the Asian market
• Learn about individual countries’ licensing procedures and international treaties
• Engage with senior policy makers from the Asia Pacific region
• Understand where the industry is heading and the challenges that will be faced in the future
• Hear from the ASEAN nations and their developments in export controls
• Hear from industry about the challenges of regional compliance



Previous attendees include:

Advanced Robotic Technology Ltd; armasuisse S+T; AZoNetwork; Boeing Company; Cranfield University; Defence Academy of the UK; Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl); DRDC Centre for Security Science; DSTL; Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Embassy of Ukraine; Ephosys GmbH; FOI; Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology ; G2 Defence and Chemical & Biological Warfare Review; High Commission for Pakistan; High Threat Protection Ltd; Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems ; Kings College London; MDL Laser Measurement Devices; Middlesex University; NATO EOD Centre of Excellence ; Rafael - Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY OF BELGIUM; Ruag Coel; RUAG Schweiz AG; Sheffield University; Swedish Armed Forces; The Engineer; The Southwest Research Institute Bioengineering Department; Universität Bremen; Vislab; Warfighting Laboatory;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

9:10 Australia's Evolving Export Control Landscape

Claire Willette

Claire Willette, Director, Strengthening Export Controls, Australian Department of Defence



·          Challenges in Incorporating Intangible Exports

·          Stakeholder Engagement and Collaborative Regulatory Shaping

·          Finding Balance in an Asymmetric World


9:50 China Trade Controls

Jiaoning  Xie

Jiaoning Xie, Former China Customs Officer and China Trade and Customs Expert, China


· The scope and framework of China’s export controls and comparison to other countries

· China’s export control lists and classifying items under China’s trade control regime

· Overview of export licensing and Customs processes

· Practical tips for China export control compliance

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Enforcement and Investigation: Understanding Trends and Responding to Non-Compliance

Rebekah Jones

Rebekah Jones, Counsel, Akin Gump, Stauss, Hauer & Feld L.L.P

·         Overview of key enforcement actions under U.S. export controls, with an emphasis on non-U.S. companies;

·         Overview of enforcement trends;

·         Key risk areas;

·         How to respond to a potential non-compliance issue.


11:40 India’s Export Control Regime & Economic Sanctions

Sanjay Notani

Sanjay Notani, Trade & Customs Expert, Economic Laws Practice

·          Legislation Overview

·          Current regime

o    What

o    Where

o    How

o    Why

·          Penal Provisions

·          Licensing Procedures & Processes


12:20 Key EAR Concepts to Master for the ITAR Traditionalist

Nancy Fischer

Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP




·          What is Technology?  How does it differ from Technical Data?

·          License Exceptions:  Key Differences between the EAR and ITAR

·          Deminimis rule vs. See through rule:  When does it apply?

·          What if my product is EAR99?  Do OFAC sanctions apply?

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Hong Kong - Strategic Trade Licensing Control for Import/Export

Lynn Parker

Lynn Parker, Regional Trade Compliance Manager, Asia Pacific, Rockwell Automation International Holdings LLC

·          Overview of System

·          Strategic commodities licence application and pre-classification

·          Retrospective licenses and re-appointing shipments

·          BIS expands license requirements for exports and re-exports to Hong Kong of items controlled for national security reasons


14:40 Export Controls in Japan - An Industry Perspective

Hisashi Riko

Hisashi Riko , Member of the Board, General Manager , CISTEC

·          About CISTEC Recent Developments

·          About CISTEC

·          Recent Developments

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Korea Exports Controls

Jaeil Jo

Jaeil Jo, Senior Researcher, Export Control Support Department, Korea Strategic Trade Insitute

·          Overview Korea Export Control Systems

·          Introduction of Online System (YesTrade)

·          Licensing Process

·          Export Control in Korea Customs Service


16:30 Export Controls of Taiwan, Singapore, and Emerging ASEAN Trade Hubs

Jay Nash

Jay Nash, Partner and Asia Pacific Lead, , Securus Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC

·         A summary of export controls in established and emerging trade and transhipment hubs of the Asia-Pacific region

·         An overview of differences in controls on deference versus dual-use items

·         Recommendations for approaches to regional export control compliance

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jay Nash

Jay Nash, Partner and Asia Pacific Lead, , Securus Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC

9:10 Wassenaar Arrangement Updates for 2015

Ambassador Philip Griffiths

Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

·          An overview of the Wassenaar Arrangement

·          Updates for 2015 – control lists and best practices

·          The Wassenaar Arrangement and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)

·          Outreach to Asia Pacific countries.

9:50 Strategic Trade Act (STA) Malaysia

Faizal Mohd Yusof

Faizal Mohd Yusof, Deputy Strategic Trade Controller, Ministry Of International Trade & Industry, Malaysia

·          Best Practices to Implement Effective Strategic Trade Management

·          Issues and Challenges

·          A Way Forward

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: An overview of Asia Pacific Export Controls and the future

·          Learn from senior government officials regarding licensing, procedures, enforcement and implementation

·          Hear from industry speakers on how regional compliances programmes would need to be adapted and improved

·          Listen to industry and government speakers discuss and debate the need for and the effect of changes in export control regulations


Sanjay Notani

Sanjay Notani, Trade & Customs Expert, Economic Laws Practice

Claire Willette

Claire Willette, Director, Strengthening Export Controls, Australian Department of Defence

Donald Pearce

Donald Pearce, Regional Export Control Officer, US Embassy Singapore, U.S Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry & Security

Lino Arboleda

Lino Arboleda, International Trade Compliance COE Asia, General Electric
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11:40 An Update from the Bureau of Industry & Security

Donald Pearce

Donald Pearce, Regional Export Control Officer, US Embassy Singapore, U.S Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry & Security

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Managing Export Compliance of US Hybrid Contracting

·          Re-export and re-transfer obligations under FMS and DCS contracts

·          Responsibilities of industry vs. government

·          Tracking and managing authorizations for hardware and data

·          Impact of ECR


Beth Ann Johnson

Beth Ann Johnson , Director, Global Trade Management, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Sarah Blank

Sarah Blank, Manager, International Trade Compliance, Northrop Grumman Corporation

14:00 Managing export controls regulations across multiple jurisdictions

Thomas Mathew

Thomas Mathew, Vice-President, Global Trade Solutions, OCR Services Inc.

  • Challenges with multiple jurisdictions for global companies 
  • Know how national export regulatory requirements impact your business
  • Managing risk with IT automation
  • Proactive management , governance and reporting to satisfy national export regulations

  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Using the EAR’s De Minimis Rules to Maximise ECR Benefits

    Gary Stanley

    Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    ·          What are the EAR’s De Minimis Rules?

    ·          Steps for applying the de minimis rules to 9x515 and “600 series” items

    ·          Prohibited destinations for de minimis re-exports

    ·          Incompatibility of License Exception STA and the de minimis rules


    15:50 Project Shield America

    Eugene Villanueva

    Eugene Villanueva, Special Agent, ICE - Homeland Security Investigations, US Customs and Border Protection, US Embassy, Singapore

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Interview with Jiaoning Xie - China


    Interview with Claire Willette - Australian Department of Defence


    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    AEB is one of Europe's leading providers of supply chain logistics software, consultancy, and services and has been delivering solutions to customers for over thirty-five years. The company has over 5,000 customers worldwide, supported by offices in the UK, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, France, and the US. AEB’s core product - ASSIST4 - is the comprehensive solution suite for all logistics processes in global business. ASSIST4 offers a complete set of business services for end-to-end logistics, including international goods movements, making it possible to standardize and automate business processes in supply chain execution. ASSIST4 also creates transparency and provides a reliable basis for making the right decisions about the planning, monitoring, control, and continual optimization of supply networks - even beyond the boundaries of the business. The ASSIST4 suite offers full functionality via a wide range of modules including Visibility & Collaboration Platform, Order Management, Warehouse Management, Transport & Freight Management, Customs Management, and Compliance & Risk Management.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Akin Gump is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. Akin Gump is a recognized leader in advising and representing clients on the full range of compliance, regulatory, public policy and litigation concerns arising out of export control and economic sanctions issues. Our firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 22 offices.

    OCR Services, Inc

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Headquartered in the Metropolitan Washington DC area, OCR is the first choice for global trade information solutions. OCR as a trusted resource widely recognized as an expert for automating international trade compliance processes. OCR's software is modular, enterprise strength and Web based that facilitate international trade, reduce the risk inherent in cross-border transactions, and keep clients informed of the ever-changing regulatory environment. The products and services offered by OCR are as follows: • Web-based Trade Compliance Management Portal • Restricted Party Screening Solutions – fully integrated with any ERP • Technical Data Management • Licensing – DOC, OFAC & ITAR (DTRADE)- US Department of State Licensing • Global License/Permit Management System • Global Export License Screening for US, UK, Canada, Singapore, Germany, Australia, all EU Countries (Determination - ECCN/USML/NRC) • Visitor Management integrated with Biometrics • Automated Global Export Documentation & Customs submissions/Reporting • Commodity Classification/Jurisdiction • Incident Tracking (Voluntary Disclosure Management) • Compliance Portal for Agreements, Export, Imports & Travel Requests • Complete Import Operations Management • Duty Drawback, Landed Cost Calculation, FTA, FTZ The solutions are available in both, web-hosted environment – requiring minimal investment, or as an installed enterprise strength version that seamlessly integrates with any leading ERP system. Visit OCR Booth for more details or to set up an online demo to see the capability and distinct features of our solutions.


    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Pillsbury, a dynamic full-service law firm has offices located across the globe to service our clients. Pillsbury’s international trade practice advises clients on a wide range of topics including export controls, foreign investment and industrial security regulations, anticorruption laws, customs matters, economic embargoes, international arbitration and anti-dumping and subsidy disputes.

    Media Partners

    Defence Guide


    www.Defence-Guide.com is an International Military Site, and has as primary scope to establish an electronic magazine dealing, with international news on defence manufactures and technology. More specific, this International Military Guide – unique for the three Branches of the MoD and Law enforcement , includes among others the following: • Companies profiles/products/projects, • Military magazines • Event presentation, (Conferences-Seminars-Exhibitions) • Defence news (RSS system) • Press articles and Press Releases • Cooperates with Embassies , Def. Associations & Think Thanks • Performs Marketing Research / Optimization to Def. Companies • Focuses also on Consulting Services In the context of the above, and beyond our continuous Site information with the latest defence news from this area, we provide information notes to Key Officers serving the MoD, and we are running independent researches on matters dealing with questions that we receive from Armament Departments.

    GTR (Global Trade Review)


    GTR is a world-class publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity, export and supply chain finance industries. Through its market-leading GTR magazine, GTR provides essential news and analysis for corporates, bankers, lawyers and insurers working in sectors such as trade and commodity finance, export finance and supply chain finance. GTR's conferences, seminars, workshops and networking events offer unrivalled insight into these financial markets, with focused panel discussions, high-quality presentations and a host of well-regarded speakers against a backdrop of highly-targeted peer networking gatherings. With an unparalleled base of contacts and a wealth of industry experience, GTR is always up-to-date with the latest market news and trends. Contact Grant Naughton at gnaughton@exportagroup.com for further information.



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    Market Research Media


    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.

    Defence Industries


    Defence Industries, our one-of-a kind business venture has been an across- the –board network that intensifies the defence industries market by promoting paramount companies in the sector. Being an industry specific market resource center, defence industries allies buyers and suppliers across the global defence industry, for better business outputs. Used as a means that creates partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the defence industry, this comprehensive resource is a knowledge bank of the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, forthcoming events, white papers, interviews by industry professionals about the latest technologies developed in the industry, informative articles, and an elaborate categorization of products and services. Our promotional strategies, targeted at an array of relevant professionals, enhance market-visibility, in the Defence Industry.



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    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545

    Global Military Communications


    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.

    WorldECR (World Export Controls Review)


    Launched in early 2011, and published ten times a year, WorldECR has quickly established itself as a ‘must-read’ journal for professionals in the field of export controls compliance and international trade regulation. Today, WorldECR subscribers come from Industry, Logistics, Defense, Government, Academia, Law and other professional services and trade consulting firms. With an unashamedly international focus and with contributions from leading professionals from around the globe, WorldECR keeps its readers on top of: • Developments in export control regulation and policy around the world • New sanctions designations • Changing enforcement policies and practice in export and re-export • Best practice in trade regulation compliance • Regular ‘primers’ on new market trade regimes – get introductions to many different countries’ export regulation frameworks • Encryption, technology transfer and end-use and end-user controls • Planning global trade strategies • Developments in deemed export rules • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

    Copybook - Military


    Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network

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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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