The Bureau of Industry and Security

Western Regional Office

Co-sponsored by:

The Professional Association of Exporters and Importers (PAEI)
The 13th Annual Export Control Forum

March 27-28, 2018

Santa Clara, California

Interested to hear the latest changes to U.S. export controls affecting your international operations? Want to meet with key policy, technical, and enforcement specialists from Washington D.C. intimately involved in export controls? Here’s your opportunity-- in a convenient west coast location! 

This year’s Export Control Forum will feature experts from the principal U.S export control agencies. Topics to be covered include U.S. embargoes and sanctions, encryption, identifying and protecting emerging technologies, the latest information on transfers from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List, updates to the Foreign Trade Regulations, export compliance best practices, and much more.

As in years past, the Forum 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.

This year, BIS will hold separate breakout sessions on Day Two of the Forum to cover specialized material in greater depth.

Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.


The Export Control Forum will be held March 27-28, 2018, at the Marriott Santa Clara

located at 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30am. The program begins at 8:30am in the California Ballroom.

Tentative Agenda


Click here for online hotel reservations, or make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (408) 988-1500. Register early! A limited number of guest rooms are available at a reduced rate of $279 per night until March 5, 2018, based on availability.


Click here for online Forum registration. The registration fee for attendees is $725.00 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, conference materials, and also a networking event on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 5:00 pm - 7:00pm. 

The Marriott requires advance notice for any special needs. If you require a vegetarian type meal, it must be specified during your online registration, with a check mark on your registration form. Special meals cannot be ordered after March 9, 2018.

Online registration is required regardless of the payment method. The method of payment can be made by credit card or by check for both attendee and exhibitor registration. Make checks payable to the Professional Association of Exporters and Importers (PAEI). Mail checks to Professional Association of Exporters and Importers (PAEI), P.O. Box 712743, San Jose, CA 95161-2743.

All mailed registrations (check payments) must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 9, 2018. In addition, all registrations made after March 9, 2018 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee. Registration is not complete until payment has been received. If you have any questions regarding registration you may contact PAEI at (800) 930-7234. Tax ID No. 680117035. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel, transfer, or request additional registration information. Cancellations and transfers must be made by email. All refunds or cancellation requests made Friday, March 1, 2018 - Friday March 9, 2018 will be assessed a $50 administrative fee. No Refunds are available after March 9, 2018.

If you would like to transfer your registration you must receive prior approval from PAEI. Registrations may NOT be transferred outside of your organization and registrations may NOT be resold. Please include “Transfer Request” in the subject line of your email, along with all contact information for the new attendee.

Exhibit Table Space Registration

Click here for exhibitor details, requirements, and separate registration. For those interested in exhibiting their products or services, there will be a limited number of exhibitor opportunities available at the Forum.

The exhibit hall will be open during the entire Forum from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – noon.

Other Questions?

For topic questions, please call the BIS Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144, (408) 998-8806, or by email.

For administration questions regarding the 2018 BIS Forum, please contact PAEI at (800) 930-7234 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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