The Bureau of Industry and Security

   In Collaboration with the

District Export Council of Southern California

14th Annual Export Control Forum

April 1-2, 2020
Los Angeles, California

The Export Control Forum will return to Southern California this Spring with a full agenda dedicated to recent developments in the export control field. This day-and-a-half conference will provide a convenient, West Coast alternative to the Annual Conference on Export Controls that BIS has conducted in Washington, D.C. for 30 years. This year’s Forum will feature numerous regulatory, policy, licensing and enforcement experts from the principal U.S. export control agencies. As in years past, the event will include a networking opportunity at the close of the first day, where participants may interact with the speakers and other attendees in a more congenial environment.

For those interested in showcasing their products or services, the conference will also offer the opportunity to be an exhibitor, facilitating your ability to reach many of the most experienced professionals in the field. We truly look forward to presenting this event on the West Coast and hope to see you there!

For the latest information on the content of the Export Control Forum, please contact the BIS Western Regional Office at 949-660-0144 or 408-998-8806.

The Export Control Forum details the significant changes that have recently occurred and offers a “look ahead” for developments you can expect in the future.  It is not a basic, “how-to” course.  If you are new to the export control arena, we encourage you to attend one of the many “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” seminars BIS offers throughout the country.  Those events cover the Export Administration Regulations in a step-by-step manner, enabling you to understand and comply with relevant export controls.  Register for a “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” seminar here.

This day-and-a-half conference will be held on April 1-2, 2020 at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, 6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. A hotel room reservation link is provided upon completion of registration.

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. on April 1 and April 2. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. in the California Ballroom. Conference sessions will run from 8:30-5:00 p.m. on Day One, with a Networking Reception from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Day Two will run from 8:30-12:00 p.m.
The exhibit hall will be open during the entire Forum on both days (April 1 & 2) at 7:30 am.

Registration Fee:
Click here to register. The registration fee for the Forum is $750.00 that includes Forum materials for both days and a networking opportunity to meet the speakers on April 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The following meals are also included:

Day One –breakfast, lunch, “lite-bites” break food, and heavy hors d’ oeuvres and desserts during the networking event.  

Day Two – breakfast and mid-morning "lite-bites".

Hotel Accomodations:
A reserved group rate of $180 per night (before tax) is subject to availability through March 24, 2020. Room reservation link will be provided upon successful completion of event registration.

For Exhibitor Opportunities, contact us at the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MCLE Credit:
The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security Western Regional Office is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. MCLE credits are available for programs conducted by the Western Regional Office.

Topic Questions:
Please contact BIS, Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144 or (408) 998-8806 for questions on the topics to be covered at the Forum.

Registration Questions:
Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Guy Fox at (310) 413-8884.

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