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Customs Compliance in Europe

Our annual gathering for European customs and trade compliance professionals, discussing topics ranging from Brexit and classification to investigation and enforcement.

Should you wish to join our esteemed speaker panel at the Customs Compliance in Europe 2021 Conference, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

The agenda for Export Compliance in Europe Conference 2022 is prepared by and for industry professionals, and includes the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to the field.

Please contact your NielsonSmith representative to discuss the programme in more depth.


Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 264,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters.

Making an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most – for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Mr. Michael Schaefer, Partner, Deloitte

Michael Schäfer is Partner and head of Deloitte‘s Global Trade Advisory (GTA) Team in Germany since January 2015.

He has 30 years of experience in customs and global trade matters. Michael Schäfer started his career as auditor for the German customs authorities. Consecutively he gathered experience in industrial enterprises as head of goods dispatch and customs.

From 1999 to 2009 Michael worked for SAP, Walldorf. He was responsible for the go-to-market for SAP’s global trade management solution (SAP GTS) in Europe and initiated multiple pilote and ramp-up projects for GTS. During his time at SAP he gathered a profound knowledge in SAP ERP and the GRC suite.

Before joining Deloitte, Michael worked as Consultant and was leading several IT-related customs & trade projects.

Selected clients

Various companies in different industries as Automotive, Industrial products, Process industries, Aerospace & defense, Retail, Consumer products, Technology, Logistic Service providers etc.

Selected experiences

•30 years of experience in customs and global trade matters
•Working experience as customs auditor
•experience in industrial enterprises
•Implementation of export control management and customs systems
•Roll-out of SAP’s global trade management solution (SAP GTS)
•Experience in IT-related customs & trade projects
• Academic background and memberships

Michael has a Master in financial administration (customs) and a Master in business administration.

Should you wish to become our Partner at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

Full 2-Day Conference Ticket Price for 1 person

including the Company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year – 1399 euros

Please note, we will not charge VAT on this price. The price includes all sessions, lunch, refreshments and available documentation. Please contact us for Group Booking Discounts. Please note: “Vendor” companies may attend as sponsors only.

Conference Venue 

Steigenberger Parkhotel

Königsallee 1A,

40212 Düsseldorf,


Accommodation allotment

Arrival: 7th of November 2022

Departure: 9th of November 2022

Room Rate: superior single room incl. breakfast – € 179,00 per room/night inc. VAT

Check In:From 3:00pm on the day of arrival 

Check Out: until 12:00pm (noon) on the day of departure 

The allotment is available until the 5th of October 2022. 

The reservation can be made using the keyword Nielson Smith.  A free cancellation for individual reservations is not possible later than 1 week prior to arrival date. Late cancellations or No-Shows will be charged at 90% of the agreed room rate for the entire stay. Individual reservations can be made under the following contact details: 

Tel.: +49 211 1381 0 

Fax: +49 211 1381 592 


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