European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit, 18-19 October 2023, Washington DC, USA

European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit, 18-19 October 2023, Washington DC, USA

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

European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit announcement, EU flags and USA flags

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. 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.

♦ Mr. Stephane Chardon, Head of Sector Trade & Security, European Commission

♦ Mr. Tomasz Michalak, International Relations Officer, Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission 

♦ Mr. Milan Godin, Strategic Goods Control Unit, Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

♦ Mr. Roberto Orlando, National Sanctions Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy 

♦ Mr. Frederik Broch-Lips, Head of Section Export Controls and Sanctions, Danish Business Authority 

♦ Mr. Wim Boer, Project Leader, Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD)The Netherlands

♦ Mr. Renato Antonini, Partner, International Trade & Regulatory Compliance, Brussels, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

♦ Ms. Carol Toolan, Deputy Director of Trade Licensing and Control, Department of Enterprise, Trade and EmploymentIreland

♦ Mr. Aaron Dunne, Head of the Global Trade Law Office, DPDHL (tentative)

♦ Ms. Eva Monard, Partner, International Trade & Regulatory Compliance, Brussels, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

♦ Ms. Rebekka Strässle, Head of Sanctions Division, Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland (tentative)

♦ Ms. Erika Trujillo, Director, Strategy & Development, SEIA

Should you wish to join our esteemed speaker panel at the European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

The agenda for the European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit is prepared by and for industry professionals, and will include the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to the field.

♦ Update from the EU Commission.

 EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus.

♦ Other sanctions developments in Europe to be aware of: EU, UK, Swiss, etc.

♦ EU sanctions against Russia and Belarus: customs and circumvention perspectives.

♦ Operation Drake.

♦ Trade compliance and Due Diligence impacts of specific proposals and legislation in the EU:

  • Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (2024)
  • German Supply-chain Law and EU Supply-chain diligence initiative
  • Import Control System (ICS2)

♦ Sanctions Compliance Overkill.

♦ Panel Discussion: European trade compliance in the middle of extra-territoriality – between China and the US.

♦  An EU view on practical challenges for US compliance dealing with exports from the EU.

♦ Increasing Trade Compliance Enforcement & Liability.

♦ Ireland’s new national Export Control legislation.

♦ Export Control Licensing System in Germany.

♦ EU customs reform.

♦ Round table discussions: round table topics to be chosen by the speakers & delegates from questions and answers during the presentations. An opportunity to talk informally peer to peer.

Should you wish to join our esteemed speaker panel at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on

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

About Steptoe

Steptoe is an international law firm recognized for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions.

Our top-rated cross-border economic sanctions and export controls practice, with lawyers in Washington DC, Brussels and London, is well-placed to provide our clients with thought leadership, policy advocacy, and informed guidance on international trade laws and regulatory requirements. We have track record in supporting our clients in regulatory compliance, due diligence, and enforcement investigations in the US, EU and across the world.

About SEIA

At SEIA we didn’t start with possible, we started with what we needed and worked until we created new possibilities. Our solutions fundamentally transform how trade compliance is performed through state-of-the-art risk management dashboards based on advanced data analytics. Our tools are the result of innovation through cooperation across industries to achieve a dashboard system that provides transparency like never before, actionable user centric metrics, and critically, management of SEIA’s Risk Red Flags in real time. We can integrate with systems from across your organization (such as trade management systems, screening software, or other compliance programs) to ensure you get “good data” in one place for the insights you want, and the risk assurance that you need.

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 – 

European Trade Controls Compliance Strategic Summit: 2 Day Conference

Very Early Bird (Book And Pay By the 30th of June 2023) – 1499 USD

Early Bird (Book And Pay By the 31st of August 2023) – 1799 USD

Standard Price (Book And Pay By the 17 of October 2023) – 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.

Conference Venue

The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW,

Washington DC, 20037,

United States


Superior Room rate: 319 USD + tax

 The room rates set forth above will be honored for Group’s attendees three (3) days before and three (3) days after the dates set forth in the pattern above based on availability. 

Group’s contracted room rates above will be honored for the dates in the above guestroom block grid and single/double occupancy. 

The maximum number of people per guest room is four (4). A maximum of two (2) children under the age of eighteen (18) per room are complimentary. For more than two people in each room over the age of eighteen (18), there will be an additional charge of $50.00 per night per additional person. The contracted rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.95%) and subject to change without notice. 

Cut Off Date 09/25/23

Please ensure the reservations are made via the Passkey Link ( no later than 5PM EST on 25/09/23 to guarantee your reservations in the group block.