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Complying with U.S. Export Controls Seminar, June 20-23, 2023

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In partnership with the World Trade Center Denver (WTC Denver), and utilizing the power of virtual, interactive learning tools, BIS is offering our popular Complying with U.S. Export Controls seminar as an online program. This interactive course delivers critical information for compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Click here for details. Click here for details.


Complying with U.S. Export Controls, August 15-16, 2023

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BIS is offering a two-day in-person program that will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under the Export Administration Regulations. Click here for details.


Encryption Controls, August 17, 2023

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In partnership with the Professional Association of Exporter and Importers (PAEI), BIS is offering a one-day in-person program that will focus on the unique provisions related to encryption under the Export Administration Regulations. Click here for details.



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Western Regional Office


The 10th Annual Export Control Forum

February 23-24, 2015

Newport Beach, 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 recent 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 reception, offering you the opportunity to mingle and discuss issues of concern with the presenters and other participants. On day two, we will continue in plenary session.

For those of you who have requested an Update-like offering on the west coast, this is it! The streamlined day-and-a-half format is intended to provide a lot of value in a package that fits into your busy schedule.


The Export Control Forum will be held February 23-24, 2015 at the Radisson Newport Beach Hotel located at 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660. On day one registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00am and the Forum sessions will run from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The day will conclude with a reception from 5:15pm to 7:15pm. Day two will commence with a continental breakfast at 7:00am. The event concludes at noon on Tuesday.

Tentative Agenda

7:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:10 Keynote
Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, BIS
9:15-10:15 Interagency Views on Export Control
Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, BIS

Sarah Heidema, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State

Tracy Minnifield, Defense Technology Security Administration, Department of Defense

Ann Ganzer, International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 EAR Regulatory Update

William Arvin, Regulatory Policy Division, BIS

Mark Jaso, Sensors and Aviation Division, BIS

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Embargoes and Sanctions: Recent Developments

Elan Mitchell, Foreign Policy Division, BIS

Davin Blackborow, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury

2:00-3:00 Regulatory Update from the Bureau of the Census
Sean Kline, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:00 DOE's Part 810 Final Rule
Katie Strangis, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy
4:00-5:00 Export Control Reform Statistics and Compliance
Gerry Horner, Office of Technology Evaluation, BIS
5:00-7:00 Networking Reception
7:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Export Enforcement Keynote
David Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, BIS
9:00-10:30 Export Enforcement Panel

Richard Majauskas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, BIS

Douglas Hassebrock, Office of Export Enforcement

Kevin Kurland, Office of Enforcement Analysis

Cathleen Ryan, Office of Antiboycott Compliance

Richard Weir, EE/Los Angeles Field Office

10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Discussion of Joint Case with Law Enforcement Officers

Douglas Hassebrock, Office of Export Enforcement

Richard Weir, EE/Los Angeles Field Office

Ryan Babcock, Department of Homeland Security


The Radisson Newport Beach Hotel is offering a special rate of $138.00 per night for Forum attendees. Reservations must be made on or before February 13, 2015 to receive the special rate. Click here to make hotel reservations online. The promotional code is "BIS15" for the discounted rate. 

The Radisson Newport Beach Hotel is conveniently located near Orange County's John Wayne Airport and offers free airport shuttle service. Some points of interest for early arrivals wishing to bring the family or special guest to enjoy the warm California sunshine and beautiful Newport Beach coastal area include world-renowned shopping at both South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island Centers, sailing, golfing, tennis, surfing, or just walking along the beach and relaxing. Major theme parks nearby include Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.


Online registration will not be available this year. The attached registration form can be faxed to (949) 660-9347 or sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A confirmation form will be sent to you once payment is received. Registration is not complete until payment has been received. The registration fee for attendees is $600.00 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, reception, and conference materials.

Method of payment can be made by credit card (preferred), or by check for both attendee and exhibitor registrations. Make checks payable to the U.S. Department of Commerce and include "96B5101" in the memo section of your check. Mail checks to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, 2302 Martin Street, Suite 330, Irvine, CA 92612. All mailed registrations (check payments) must be postmarked no later than February 13, 2015. All cancellations prior to February 13, 2015 will be assessed a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds after February 13, 2015. For additional registration information, please contact Deborah Golden at the Western Regional Office, (949) 660-0144 ext. 110, or by email.

Exhibit Table Space Registration

BIS will offer opportunities for organizations to exhibit their products or services at the Forum. The exhibit table fee is $2,000.00. Table space location will be assigned after payment is received. Space is limited and select locations go quickly. Additional exhibit staff may attend for a $125.00 fee which covers lunch and the reception only (excludes seminar attendance). For additional information on exhibit opportunities, please contact John Bushnell at the Western Regional Office, (949) 660-0144 ext. 121, or by email.

Other Questions?

We will post additional information as it becomes available. For questions, please call the BIS Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144, or (408) 998-8806, or by email. 

Click here to download the Registration Form. 



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