Our Annual 2-Day Summit on European, EU and EU Member State Import and Export Trade Controls: The Strategy and Policy Perspective.

We all understand the extra territoriality of US Defence Controls but are you fully up to date on what is taking place ‘across the pond’?

In Europe, sanctions and export controls are forcing themselves onto the corporate compliance agenda as never before. Trade war is discussed openly and earnestly for the first time and as always, the pressure means you as the compliance executive must find solutions. The need for keeping up to date has never been so important. By working closely with our US and EU trade compliance clients we understand the issues you are working with and have produced a program which over two days will give you a clearer understanding of the European export Regulations, open lines of communication with EU and EU Member State Regulators and shed light on the solutions available.

As a senior executive it is your role to ensure compliance but beating a path through the smoke can take time and limited resources, so where do you go for balanced, authoritative advice?

Every year in Washington D.C in February Nielsonsmith will be bringing a select group of EU Member State and EU Commission Regulators together, along with specialist corporate executives to discuss and understand how best to work with the regulation. In depth, one-hour, interactive presentations allow you to ask the questions you need unbiased answers to.

Nielsonsmith is a boutique trade compliance conference company here for the long term, we understand corporate budgets for compliance training are limited so price our events with this in mind, please drop us a line to learn more.

Speaker Panel includes:

Mr. Stephane Chardon, Head of Sector, Strategic Export Controls, European Commission

Mr. Johan Evers, Senior Technical Export Compliance Officer, Strategic Goods Control Unit, Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

Mr. Carlos Burgos, Head of Unit Industrial Strategy and Support, Ministry of Defence, Spain

Dr. Massimo Cipolletti, Head of Unit Dual use items, commercial embargoes and chemical weapons, Directorate General for international trade policy, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy

Mr. Bruno Leboullenger, Head of French Export Control Office for Dual Goods, French Ministry of Economy, General Directorate for Entreprises, France

Mr. Jeremy Otis, Area Counsel, AMER, Wärtsilä Marine

Mr. Hugo Teufel III, Chief Privacy Counsel, Raytheon Company

Mr. Andreas Giger, Head of Trade Compliance, KION Group

Mr. Matt Bell, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & LitigationConsulting, Practice Leader Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting

And other specialists in the area of European trade compliance

♦ Mr. Stephane Chardon, Head of Sector, Strategic Export Controls, European Commission

After university (legal and political studies in Strasbourg, Rome and Paris) and military service, Stéphane Chardon served in the Secretariat for European Affairs in Paris. He joined the European Commission in Brussels in 1996 as a lawyer. He entered the Commission’s external relations department in 1999 and served in EU Delegations to Asmara (Eritrea) and Moscow (Russia).

From 2006 to 2012 he was responsible for EU sanctions/restrictive measures and for the Kimberley Process in the Commission’s External Relations Directorate-General (DG RELEX). Since 2012, he is in charge of dual-use export controls in the Directorate General for Trade (DG TRADE). His responsibilities include formulating and advancing EU export control policy, preparing regulations and monitoring their implementation throughout the EU, and representing the EU in relations with multilateral export control regimes and third countries.


♦ Dr. Massimo Cipolletti, Head of Unit Dual use items, commercial embargoes and chemical weapons, Directorate general for international trade policy, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy

At present, Massimo Cipolletti is head of unit at the Directorate general for foreign trade of the Italian Ministry of economic development. He is in charge of:

  • dual use goods and technologies export control (export application screening and licensing; Advisory Board secretariat activities; cooperation in EU legislation on dual use items export control; cooperation in international export control regimes as for non-proliferation and security matters; in-reach and assistance activities to national companies in dual use export control issues);
  • trade embargoes national implementation and management; cooperation in EU legislation on restrictive measures (art. 215 TFEU); member of the National Committee of Financial Security;
  • national implementation of the Paris Chemical Weapons Convention on chemical disarmament.

In his experience, he chaired meetings with foreign delegations, business associations and research institutes. He gave speeches in several conferences concerning export control, trade compliance and restrictive measures against Iran and Russian Federation. In the second half of 2014, in his capacity of chair of the Dual Use Working Group of the Council of the European Union, he was successful in presenting and finalizing the Council conclusions on the review of the export control policy. In 2017, he was member of the drafting committee of the new Italian law on export control.

He holds a PhD in Law and economics in the international relations.

He graduated magna cum laude in Economics at Rome University La Sapienza in 1995, with a degree thesis on the dominant position in the European competition law.


♦ Mr. Johan Evers, Senior Technical Export Compliance Officer, Strategic Goods Control Unit, Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs, Belgium 

Johan Evers re-joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Flanders, Belgium) as senior export control analyst. He conducts technical assessments of dual-use and military export license applications, supports companies and exporters and research centres to initiate or review internal compliance measures, and actively participates in national and international export control events. As national technical expert he represents Belgium in the Wassenaar Arrangement. He currently co-chairs the European Commission Technical Expert Group on compliance guidance for dual-use research.

Prior to that he was seconded to the European Commission (Directorate General for Trade) as policy officer for dual-use export control. He assisted in the dual-use export control policy review, prepared the annual update EU dual-use control list in line with international export control regimes and liaised with Member States’ export control authorities. He chaired the Technical Expert Groups on EU Internal Compliance Programme Guidelines and on Electronic Licensing for Dual-Use Trade.

He started his career at the Flemish Parliament as project manager dealing with projects that increase the capacity and enhance the institutional foundation for knowledge based policy-making on issues involving new and emerging technologies.

He holds a MSc degree and a PhD degree in Bioscience Engineering (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium). During his doctoral research, he analysed the emerging governance landscape of nanobiotechnology. He also holds postgraduate qualifications in Science & Technology Communication.


♦ Mr. Bruno Leboullenger, Head of French Export Control Office for Dual Goods, French Ministry of Economy, General Directorate for Entreprises, France

Activity : Head of French Export Control Office for Dual Goods (French ministry of economy, general directorate for entreprises)

Since : July 2015

Graduate from University Paris X in History, Geography, public law and administration (1983-85),

French National school for administration (2006)

Former professional activities:

1988-2001: local administration of state (Préfecture) : chief for several offices :  civil defense, elections, social housing, local planification. Security public policy, Head of cabinet office)

2001-2005 : City of Paris : general secretary (portfolio social housing and building policy, public security, relationship with neighborhood, relationship with religious local representatives….).

2006-2009 ; ministry of sustainable development : head of office for economic regulations in construction and civil works : public procurements, PFI and concessions, insurances, implementation of climate change policy in construction sector.

2010-2015 :  ministry of industry : head of office for energy manufacturers and EOM, implementation of climate change laws and commitments to energy sector.

Hobbies and sports: Cyclism, trekking, reading, tasting, lyrics.


♦ Mr. Hugo Teufel III, Chief Privacy Counsel, Raytheon Company

 Hugo Teufel III is Chief Privacy Counsel within Raytheon’s Office of the General Counsel based in Arlington, Virginia. Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. 

Reporting directly to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Teufel handles all aspects of privacy and data protection compliance globally within the company. 

In public service, Teufel served at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as its Chief Privacy Officer, the first such statutorily mandated position in the federal government. Teufel’s responsibilities included assuring that the technologies used by the Department to protect the United States sustain privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information. During his tenure, Teufel was one of two principals from DHS on the joint U.S./EU High Level Contact Group on information sharing and privacy and personal data protection. Teufel also testified before committees of both houses of Congress on privacy issues. 

Prior to serving as Chief Privacy Officer at DHS, Teufel was Associate General Counsel for General Law at DHS and Associate Solicitor for General Law at the Department of the Interior. Teufel served as Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Colorado. 

In the private sector, Teufel was a privacy co-lead in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory practice, where he advised commercial, federal and international clients on privacy and data protection issues. 

Teufel also practiced government contracts law at the firms of Hall & Evans, LLP, and McKenna & Cuneo, LLP. Additionally, Teufel served as a Judge Advocate in the D.C. Army National Guard. Teufel began his legal career in Washington, D.C., clerking for the Honorable Loren A. Smith, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

Teufel majored in Economics, and minored in German, at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Washington College of Law at the American University, and his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Teufel holds CIPP/G, CIPP/US, and CIPM certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is admitted to the Colorado, Maryland (inactive), and Virginia bars. 


♦ Mr. Matt Bell, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Practice Leader Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting 

Matt Bell is a Senior Managing Director and the Leader of the Export Controls & Sanctions offering in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) segment at FTI Consulting, and he is based in Houston. He specializes in international trade compliance including export controls, economic sanctions, antiboycott, and related U.S. and global regulations.

Mr. Bell helps his clients build or enhance their trade compliance programs through procedural enhancements, audits, and trainings that are properly benchmarked to leading practices. Mr. Bell also has experience overseeing large and highly complex global investigations in some of the most challenging regions of the world. His specialization is honed through his experience as a senior in-house counsel for several organizations that committed significant resources to designing and implementing world-class trade compliance programs. As a result, he advises his clients from a unique perspective that balances compliance with these highly complex laws and regulations with the practical realities of implementing his advice in the day-to-day operations of the company.

Mr. Bell has extensive experience advising clients on the complex regulations related to encryption controls, de miminisanalyses, second incorporation rule application, and sanctions regulations, especially as they apply to avoiding business in sanctioned jurisdictions or with sanctioned parties, as well as in wind-down of operations in sanctioned jurisdictions. His expertise spans across several industries including energy, telecommunications, technology, and aerospace/defense, as well as for both U.S. and non-U.S. companies with extensive global operations.

Mr. Bell has made his career building best-in-class compliance programs under intense government scrutiny including extensive experience working with the U.S. Departments of Justice, Commerce, and Treasury as part of government investigations, civil and criminal settlements, and helping companies through the rigors of government-mandated audits and monitorships. Mr. Bell also advises on compliance with the export control regulations administered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, and Department of State.

Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Bell held senior legal and compliance positions in major multi-national companies in the telecommunications and energy industries, including having served as a chief compliance officer, senior global anticorruption counsel, global trade compliance counsel, and regional compliance counsel for these organizations. Much of his work with these companies occurred during investigations related to and as a result of record-setting settlements with various U.S. government agencies related to FCPA, export controls, and sanctions violations. Mr. Bell started his career in consulting with international trade practices in two of the Big 4 consultancies.

Mr. Bell is an active member in the American Bar Association, Section of International Law and serves on advisory committees for both Trace International and the Association for Certified Sanctions Specialists.


♦ Mr. Carlos Burgos, Head of Unit Industrial Strategy and Support, Ministry of Defence, Spain


♦ Mr. Stefan Woll, Head of Department, Division B 2 (Export Control Coordination), Zollkriminalamt (Customs Criminal Office), Germany


♦ Ms. Tanja Roling, Head Export Controls and Strategic Goods, International Trade Policy and Economic Governance Department, Directorate General for Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)


♦ Mr. Simon Plüss Head Arms Control and Arms Control Policy, Minister, Deputy Head Federal Departement for Economic Affairs, Education and Research EER, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland


♦ Mr. Kevin Cuddy, Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive, Export Regulation Office, IBM


♦ Mr. Edward Peartree, Group Deputy Head of Export Controls, Licensing and Policy, BAE Systems


♦ Mr. Jeremy Otis, Area Counsel, AMER, Wärtsilä Marine


The agenda is prepared by and for industry professionals, and will include the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to the field.

♦ What’s new in EU?

♦ EU discussions on updating the Regulation on Export Controls of Dual Use Items.

Present situation of misalignment of the European and US approaches to Iran: secondary sanctions and impact on industry.

♦ Extraterritorial consequences of the US-China trade war: impact on the EU supply chain.

♦ How is industry coping with Member States export restrictions to non-democratic countries and conflict zones?

♦ GDPR – impact on trade controls compliance.

♦ Brexit more details available after 31st of January (we hope…).

♦ Emerging technology controls in the EU: divergence or convergence with the US?

♦ Cyber controls and the EU.

Enforcement in the EU.

Dual Use items Export control, how does it work in France.

♦ Interface between Customs and Licensing in the European Union.

How do EU and member state export regulations and intra-community transfer rules interact with managing the ATA Carnet

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

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk managementto the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.


Should you wish to become our Partner at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on alex.terry@nielsonsmith.com

Full 2-Day Conference Ticket Price for 1 person

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

European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit: 2 Day Conference

Early Bird (Book And Pay By the 30th Of November 2019) – 1500 USD

Early Bird (Book And Pay By the 31st Of December 2019) – 1999 USD

Standard Price (Book And Pay By the 11th Of February 2020) – 2199 USD

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.

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