The Bureau of Industry and Security

Western Regional Office


The 9th Annual Export Control Forum


February 24-25, 2014

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 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 contemplated. 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; there will be no breakout sessions as in previous years.

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 24-25, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, located at 4545 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00 AM on day one. 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.

Agenda – Day One: February 24, 2014

7:00 - 8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 Welcome

8:40 - 9:10 Keynote Address: Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security

9:15 - 10:15 Interagency Views on Export Control: Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration
Ann Ganzer, Director, Conventional Arms Threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State
Tim Hoffman, Deputy Director, Defense Technology Security Administration,
Department of Defense
TBD, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State

10:15 - 10:45 Break 

10:45 12:00 Regulatory Update: Hillary Hess, Director, Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Exporter Services
William Arvin, Policy Analyst, Regulatory Policy Division, Office of Exporter Services

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Embargoes and Sanctions: Recent Developments: Alan Christian, Senior Export Policy Analyst, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Foreign Policy Division
Andrea Gacki, Assistant Director for Licensing, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of Treasury

2:00 - 3:00 Census Regulatory Update and Export Documentation:  Joe Cortez, Chief, Regulations, Outreach & Education Branch, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Gerry Horner, Director, Office of Technology Evaluation

3:00 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 5:00 Export Compliance Reviews: Tom Andrukonis, Director, Export Management and Compliance Division, Office of Exporter Services
Gerry Horner, Director, Office of Technology Evaluation

5:15 - 7:15 Reception

Agenda – Day Two: February 25, 2014

7:00 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 Export Enforcement Keynote Address: David Mills, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement

9:00 - 10:30 Export Enforcement Panel: Richard Majauskas, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement
Douglas Hassebrock, Director, Office of Export Enforcement
Kevin Kurland, Director, Office of Enforcement Analysis
Cathleen Ryan, Office of Antiboycott Compliance
Anthony Levey, Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles Field Office, Export Enforcement

10:30 - 11:00 Break

11:00 - 12:00 Wrap up Panel with Open Q&A: Conference Panelists

12:00 Program Concludes



The Radisson Newport Beach Hotelis offering a rate of $133.00 for Forum attendees. This special rate will apply starting Friday, February 21, 2014 (for those wishing to arrive early), through the night of Wednesday, February 26, 2014, checking out Thursday morning February 27, 2014. Please make your lodging reservation directly with the hotel by calling(800) 333-3333, or click here to make hotel reservations online. The promotional code is “BIS” 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.


Click here for online registration. Advance registration is required, and the fee for early registration is $550.00 per person on or before February 9, 2014. The fee for late registration is $575.00 per person after February 9, 2014. The fee includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and conference materials. Online registration will close on February 16, 2014.  We are also accepting payments by check for both attendee and exhibitor registration. 

Make checks payable to the U.S. Department of Commerce and include “96B1402” 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 10, 2014. All cancellations prior to February 10, 2014 will be assessed a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds after February 10, 2014. For additional registration information please contact Deborah Golden at the Western Regional Office, (949) 660-0144 ext. 110, or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Exhibit Table Space Registration BIS will offer opportunities for organizations to exhibit their products or services at the Forum. The exhibit table fee is $1,500.00 (unchanged from last year). 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 $75.00 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

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