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Registration is now open for the Defence Exports Conference 2022

SMi Group reports: The 16th Annual Defence Exports Conference is set to return in September 2022 with a key focus optimising global trade compliance efficiency

LONDON, NON UNITED STATES OR CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, April 20, 2022 / -- SMi Group is delighted to announce the 16th Annual Defence Exports Conference, taking place on the 13th and 14th September 2022 in London, UK. The 2022 Conference theme is on optimising global trade compliance efficiency

Defence Exports will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defence trade compliance. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals from around the world on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement.
Chair for the conference is industry expert Gary Stanley, President at Global Legal Services.
Interested parties can register at - register by 29th April 2022 to save £400.

New to 2022 is the Defence Exports preconference workshops taking place on 12th September 2022, these include:

•Introduction To UK Strategic Export Controls
•U.S. Export And Re-export Controls
•Challenges Of Controlling Technology/Technical Data In A Cyber World
•Navigating EU Export Controls

The conference will also bring three industries key note addresses from the UK and USA which include:
UK Defence Industry Export Controls: Update and Priorities led by Shainila Pradhan, Director, Export Control Joint Unit, Department for International Trade which will cover:

•ECJU 2022 Defence Exports Update
•Specific challenges for UK arms export controls: conception and implementation
•Working with international partners to secure robust control measures whilst encouraging responsible trade

DDTC – 2022 Update led by Robert Hart, Chief, Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs, U.S. Department of State which will cover:

•TUpdate on DDTC staffing
•Upcoming ITAR changes and interpretive guidance in development
•Status of USML reviews
•DDTC Response to SARS-CoV-2

An Insight into U.S. Export Controls from the Bureau of Industry and Security led by Thea Kendler, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security which will cover:

•An update on the latest export regulatory developments and export control policy priorities
•A view on controls on emerging and foundational technologies
•Underlining crucial developments in aims to increase efficiency across the system
•An overview of activities from the U.S. department of commerce

By attending the conference attendees will have the opportunity to:
•Hear guidance on effective trade, licensing, and compliance as well as the latest developments in control mechanisms and cyber security measures
•Discover practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside the U.S.
•Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America, and the rest of the world

Building on the success of previous years, SMi’s 16th Annual Defence Exports Conference will bring together industry experts from leading Defence companies to discuss the latest developments of the industry.

View the agenda and speaker line – up at

Sponsored by: OCR Services Inc | Pillsbury

For sponsorship and delegate enquiries please contact Sadia Malick, Director, on +44 (0)20 7827 6748 or email
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SMi’s 16th Annual Defence Export Conference
13-14 September 2022
St Ermin’s, London, UK
#Defence Exports

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About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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