American Conference Institute's 15th National Forum on


Wednesday, May 15 to Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA

The 2013 flagship program has been fully updated to help prepare your organization to address emerging global export compliance challenges.Special focus includes reform initiatives and implementation strategies, tech transfers challenges, and how to strengthen internal compliance procedures

Each year, exporters attend American Conference Institute’s National Forum on Export Controls Compliance to ensure that they are up-to-speed on all developments across the U.S. and EU regulatory and enforcement landscapes. With cutting-edge panel discussions and a speaker faculty of leading exporters, this event has established itself as the go-to forum for industry professionals responsible for all aspects of export compliance.

Past attendees have found this event to be highly worthwhile:

  • “Very content rich – excellent conference management.” – 3M
  • “Subjects/topics were very good for this conference. As always, ACI leads in enabling and facilitating excellent conferences, active interaction and speakers who are willing to describe and offer legal advice and best practices.” – Tyco
  • “Impressed by the large number of expert speakers.” – Synopsys

The Obama Administration is making significant strides towards the overall revamping of export control regulations and it is imperative that exporters prepare now for the significant regulatory overhaul impacting their worldwide export operations. A wait-and-see approach to the reform will put your business behind the competition. With significant headway being made in areas of classification, brokering, and agency compression, this year’s forum is set to be the most beneficial yet!

After conducting extensive market research with export professionals from some of the most prominent, respected exporters in the world, American Conference Institute attorneys have assembled a stellar 2013 program with highly in-depth, updated sessions and esteemed faculty members.

  • Enhanced Sessions on Export Control Reform:
  • Updating your export classification strategy based on new requirements under the “600 Series”
  • How the new brokering definition affect both U.S. and foreign companies engaging in ITAR-regulated activities
  • Knowing what to do with existing CJ and classification rulings
  • How U.S. export control reform impacts your EU operations

KEYNOTE: The Role of the Department of Justice in Export Enforcement Actions

Steven Pelak
Deputy Chief, Counter Espionage Unit
US Department of Justice

PLUS! Proven effective strategies from a diverse group of speakers representing government, industry and legal perspectives:

  • Educating your foreign subsidiaries on preventing diversion to sanctioned countries
  • What happens when the NISPOM rules conflict with DDTC guidance on exports of classified technical data
  • What is “cloud computing,” and how is it regulated by BIS, DDTC and OFAC
  • Complying with new SEC disclosure requirements to report sanctionable activities and those of any “affiliate”
  • Flagging risks associated with customers, freight forwarders, foreign distributors, resellers and other third parties

Also, benefit from the interactive working groups - May 14, 2013A:

  • A Complete Guide to Restricted Party Screening: How to Manage Updated U.S. and EU Entity Lists, and Strengthen Worldwide Screening and Re-Screening Procedures
  • B: Conducting Effective Internal Export Compliance Assessments and Audits of Your Global Operations amid Increased Enforcement Activity

Spaces for the event, and the working groups will fill up quickly. To register, call 1-888-224-2480; fax your registration form to 877-927-1563; or register online at