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How To Join The Number One Defense Exports Conference

August 3, 2022
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The course of global politics in this decade has set the stage for huge leaps in defense expenditures by national governments and the alliance networks they belong to. This makes industry events all the more urgent such as the 16th Defense Exports Conference happening in London this September. The two-day conference held from September 13 until 14 involves government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals who will discuss regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement. Registration is now open for professionals who want to join the leading event in its category. 21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is a media partner for the 16th Annual Defense Exports Conference.

Country-specific acquisitions in military aerospace together with current trends in regional industrialization and the fresh resurgence in space and near-space capabilities are all national efforts that fall under Western export controls and other relevant agreements regulating these activities. The geopolitical risks that are grabbing world headlines are driving the same discussions among policymakers and industry insiders on the reach and specific limits for defense exports. This September, executives and leading experts are gathering under one roof to discuss these matters at length over two days with ample periods for networking between deeply informative presentations. For the 16th Defense Exports Conference taking place from September 13 to 14 the complete agenda and speaker line-up is available for download.

The best reason to attend and participate in the conference is getting up-to-speed on strategic topics for the global defense industry and to meet key decision makers in person. The organizers SAE Media Group were cool enough to share the COMPLETE speaker’s list for this year and the names are a veritable Who’s Who of defense export compliance and regulation. According to the official press release, “…we are delighted to have Gary Stanley, President at Global Legal Services join us as our conference chair again this year. Building on the success of previous years, SAE Media Group’s 16th Annual Defense Exports Conference will bring together industry experts from leading Defense companies to discuss the latest developments in the industry.”

Here are the speakers from government and international bodies:

  • Shainila Pradhan, Director, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade
  • Robert Hart, Chief, Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Thea Kendler, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Racheli Chen, Director Exports Controls, Israeli Ministry of Defense
  • Hiroshi Nishino, Director, International Affairs for Outreach Activities, Ministry of
  • Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Myriam Perez Nogueira, Assistant deputy director, Ministry of Industry, Trade and
  • Tourism
  • Jan Christiaan Dicke, Commissioner Military Production, Commissariat for Military
  • Production, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands
  • Morten M. Pedersen, Head of Section, Danish Business Authority
  • Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
  • Stephane Chardon, Export Control Coordinator, European Commission
  • Simona Codrescu, Conventional Arms Advisor, Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Organizations who want to make sponsorship and delegate enquiries may contact Director Sadia Malick via smalick@smi-online.co.uk

For marketing opportunities please contact Marketing Executive Oana Lefter via olefter@smi-online.co.uk

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