The Bureau of Industry and Security

Western Regional Office

Co-sponsored by:

The Professional Association of Exporters and Importers (PAEI)


 The 12th Annual Export Control Forum

February 21-22, 2017

Santa Clara, California

The Export Control Forum is a one-and-a-half day program dedicated to bringing the business community up-to-speed on the latest initiatives underway in the export control field, including the latest developments in the Export Control Reform initiative.

Over the day-and-a half program, you will hear key policy, management, technical, legal, and enforcement personnel from the Bureau of Industry and Security and other relevant agencies provide detailed information on recent changes and those you can expect in the near future. 

Day one will conclude with a networking opportunity to mingle and discuss issues of concern with the presenters and other participants.  On day two, we will continue in plenary session; there will be no breakout sessions as in previous years. 

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 February 21-22, 2017, at the Marriott Santa Clara located at 2700 Mission College Boulevard in Santa Clara, CA 95054.  Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30am.   The program begins at 8:30am in the California Ballroom. 

The exhibit hall will be open during the entire Forum from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – noon.

Tentative Agenda


Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (408) 988-1500 or Click here to make hotel reservations online.  Register early, a limited number of guest rooms are available at a reduced rate of $229 per night until January 31, 2017, based on availability.


The registration fee for attendees is $695.00 per person.  The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and conference materials.  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 January 30, 2017.  Click here  for online Forum registration.

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    Monday, January 30, 2017.  In addition, all registrations made after January 30, 2017 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.   

To cancel, transfer, or for additional registration information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Cancellations must be made by email.  All cancellations made after January 30, 2017 will be assessed a $50.00 cancellation fee.  No refunds after January 30, 2017. 

Transfer requests must be made by email on or before Monday, January 30, 2017.  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

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

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 2017 BIS Forum, please contact PAEI at  (800) 930-7234 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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