The Bureau of Industry and Security


BIS 2017 Export Control Policy Conference

Protecting American Technology, Growing American Industry

October 3 - October 5, 2017

Washington, D.C.

Program Summary

(Subject to Change)


Tuesday, October 3

Welcome and Opening Remarks           

Lunch Keynote Speaker 

Wednesday, October 4 

Interagency Panel

Lunch Speaker

Export Enforcement Panel 

Breakout Sessions (subject to change): 

Tuesday, October 3 - Wednesday, October 4 

Acing Exports in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

Conquer the 600 Series: Classification and Licensing

Facilitating Secure Trade through Transshipment Countries

Facilitating Secure Trade to End-Users

From Port to Process – License Determinations

Industry’s Policy Mechanism at BIS: BIS Technical Advisory Committees (TACs)

Foreign Policy-based Controls: To Export or Not to Export, that is the Question

Proscribed Party Screening and the Entity List – Due Diligence and Frequently Asked Questions

Recapping the Rules: Regulatory Review

State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls: Developments and Trends in Defense Trade Control

What ARE They Thinking?: The Interagency Licensing Process

ZTE: The Investigation, Settlement, and Lessons Learned.

Special Sessions and Activities: 

Tuesday, October 3 – Thursday, October 5 

BIS Online Services 
Learn about online services and online training provided through the BIS Website. The staff of BIS's Office of the Chief Information Officer will be there to demonstrate and answer any questions pertaining to the SNAP-R Online Registration and Self-Management System and SNAP-R enhancements. In addition, you may explore the electronic Export Administration Regulations (e-cfr) hosted on the Government Printing Office’s website and learn helpful tools and search techniques. 

Internet Café and Meeting Space 
An internet café will be open to provide internet access and printers. Program materials will be available on the computer desktops for you to download to the provided flash drive or print.

Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the entire conference, Tuesday, October 3-Thursday, October 5. Check the conference agenda for hours. Private sector and U.S. Government exhibitors will be on hand to present the services they offer to help companies meet various export control responsibilities and marketing goals. Such services include global logistics management, compliance strategies, and education and counseling on international trade management and regulations. Invited U.S. Government exhibitors include Bureau of Industry and Security’s Outreach and Educational Services and Treaty Compliance Divisions, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Export Pavilion, Bureau of the Census, and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. 

Thursday, October 5

Roundtables, Export Compliance Workshop, and EAR Know-it-All
Throughout the day there will be roundtable and additional sessions designed to permit attendees to move about, listen engage in discussion and interact with colleagues and government representatives. BIS will also offer a special Export Compliance Workshop.

Export Compliance Workshop
This workshop will provide an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program. Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the EAR, and to prevent export control violations. BIS will discuss the Office of Exporter Services January 2017 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program. Presenter: Orestes Theocharides, Export Management and Compliance Division, BIS

Roundtable Discussions 
A full day of specific topic roundtables will give attendees the opportunity to meet and network with officials of BIS and other agencies as well as export control peers in an informal setting. There will be four (4) one-hour sessions throughout the day from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. You may participate in all sessions, but to provide sufficient opportunities for all you are required to select a different table for each session. There will be program material to identify the topic of discussions and facilitator for each table. The tables will be numbered and this event will be on a first come, first served basis.

EAR Know-it-All
EAR ye! EAR ye! Come one, come all: who's an EAR Know-it-All? Compete against other attendees for the endearing title of "EAR Know-it-All"! There will be four (4) one-hour sessions throughout the day from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.; and 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 

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