Sanctions, Anti-Corruption & Export Controls Compliance in the Middle East, 29-30 May 2024, Dubai, UAE

Sanctions, Anti-Corruption & Export Controls Compliance in the Middle East 29-30 May 2024, Dubai, UAE

The US, UK, EU and now China have far reaching export controls, sanctions and anti-corruption initiatives, match this with local regulations and you have a perfect storm of compliance to navigate through. Our annual Sanctions, Anti-Corruption & Export Controls Compliance in the Middle East conference (SACEC) is the one place where you, as a local compliance specialist, can find a way through.

Sanctions, Anti-Corruption & Export Controls Compliance in the Middle East, 29-30 May 2024, Dubai, UAE

The US, UK, EU and now China have far reaching export controls, sanctions and anti-corruption initiatives, match this with local regulations and you have a perfect storm of compliance to navigate through. Our annual Sanctions, Anti-Corruption & Export Controls Compliance in the Middle East conference (SACEC) is the one place where you, as a local compliance specialist, can find a way through.

‘Culture beats Compliance’ is well known maxim but carries no weight with Regulators. So how do you not only build leading compliance programs but also ensure their take up and the buy in of the workforce ? Best Practice is commonly called for but does one size fit all ? How can you ensure you are compliant with conflicting American & Chinese regulations at the same time as ensuring local regulations are adhered too?

This conference has been produced with you the compliance specialist ‘on the ground’ in mind. It is designed to allow you to learn from your peers and benchmark your program with not only the global leaders but also with local prominent companies. This is the must attend conference in the region where you will meet eminent speakers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia as well as other GCC and leading global specialists, we look forward to meeting you.

  • Ms. Ayesha Eissa, Advisor Group Ethics & Compliance – Trade Compliance, ADNOC Group
  • Ms. Barbara Linney, Partner & Co-Leader, International Trade Practice Team, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Ms. Batool Al Hendi, Compliance Manager – Business Integrity, ADNOC Group
  • Ms. Natalia Mochales, Vice President and Head of Compliance, MEA, Ericsson
  • Ms. Saloni Tuteja, Head of Legal Middle East, Servier Pharma FZ-LLC
  • Mr. Santosh Kumar Singh, Vice President, Head of Global Legal, Getinge
  • Mr. Gurjeevan Sidhu, Senior Manager Corporate Compliance, e&
  • Mr. Suresh Joseph, Regional Head of Export Control, Airbus AME
  • Ms. Justine Jayet, Regional Legal & Compliance Manager Africa and Middle East, Airbus
  • Ms. Shahinaz El-Desouky Ayyad, Regional Ethics & Compliance Director – Africa and Middle East, Reckitt
  • Mr. Mohamed Daoud, Director – Industry Practice Lead Governance, Risk & Compliance – GRC Middle East & India, Moody’s Analytics
  • Mr. Shahab Wahdatehagh, VP, Global Trade Intelligence EMEA, Descartes
  • Ms. Nolu Gwababa, Head of Regional Ethics and Compliance, EMEA, Meta
  • Mr. Tuhami Ouazzani Touhami, Regional Compliance Officer EUS and Head for Global Function of Third-Parties Compliance and Trade Sanctions, Schindler Group

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

  • Sanctions Update
  • Implementation: what are your controls in place to prevent diversion
  • The Fast Five – 5 solutions – 5-minute interviews
  • Import/Export Trade Finance Under Scrutiny: Shell Companies and Sanctions Evasion
  • Ericsson lessons learnt after 1 Billion fine a DPA and 4 years of monitorship
  • The new FCPA: impact for MEA operating companies
  • New enforcement policies in the US and EU
  • Preparing compliance for upcoming challenges today:
  • UAE Export Control Developments
  • Update on US re-export controls
  • UAE Data Privacy law: overcoming confusion and ambiguity
  • World of export control challenges in ME
  • The value or risk of compliance to an acquiring company
  • Roundtable discussions: the topics to be chosen by the speakers and delegates from questions and answers during the presentations; an opportunity to talk informally peer-to-peer.

If you are interested in speaking at this conference, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on alex.terry@nielsonsmith.com

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

BakerHostetler, one of the nation’s largest law firms, represents clients around the globe. With offices coast to coast, our nearly 1,000 attorneys litigate cases and resolve disputes that potentially threaten clients’ competitiveness, navigate the laws and regulations that shape the global economy, and help clients develop and close deals that fuel their strategic growth.

We have six core practice groups: Business, Digital Assets and Data Management, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Tax. Within these groups are several large specialty practices, including antitrust, bankruptcy, healthcare, energy, middle market mergers and acquisitions, complex commercial litigation, data privacy and security, patent prosecution and international tax. Our attorneys have broad knowledge and experience in many industries, including energy, media, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and insurance, consumer products, and hospitality.

We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to the highest standard of client care. By emphasizing an approach to service delivery as exacting as our legal work, we are determined to surpass our clients’ expectations.


Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Descartes helps customers

to work smarter by making access to and analysis of global trade data easy. Our suite of solutions helps businesses achieve higher trade compliance rates, reduce duties paid, minimize transactions with sanctioned parties and provides insight into potential customers and supply chain resources.

Descartes is the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.


Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of best-in- class risk data, web-based software applications and scalable due diligence services that help organizations manage risk and meet regulatory requirements related to financial crime, third-party risk management, sanctions and international

trade. Dow Jones Risk & Compliance combines the expertise of a multilingual research team with industry-leading data scientists and technologists to provide actionable content structured specifically for compliance needs. Our solutions were developed
in partnership with top legal and political advisors — including former regulators — to help our clients maintain consistency across global business units and teams.


Moody’s Analytics KYC solutions enable regulated businesses to assess, screen, and monitor risk associated with individuals and companies in their network. Streamlining AML compliance, automating KYC processes, reducing workload, and providing

With more than 400 million entities and 14 million risk profiles on individuals and companies, our solutions monitor 700 million entities on behalf of customers every day.

Moody’s Analytics provides solutions that automate anti-financial crime and compliance processes. We support firms to safely onboard millions of customers each year in 197 countries, then manage risk and compliance standards throughout the customer lifecycle.

Our solutions are designed for the digital economy: hardware-free, affordable, flexible to configure and easy to use, with constant feature innovation and a choice of deployment options. Our low to no-code solution thrives on complexity, solving compliance challenges at scale without being costly to implement or evolve. We support multiple customer types and product lines, with effortless expansion across 211 jurisdictions.

Moody’s Analytics removes the compromise between compliance and customer experience in the fight against financial crime, giving you the confidence you’re doing business responsibly.

For additional information, please visit kyc.moodys.io


In the rapidly expanding global economy, multinational companies have the opportunity to reduce international customs and trade compliance costs by accelerating the movement of goods to achieve both short-term and long-term

competitive advantages. However, the appropriate Global Trade Management (GTM) software must be in place and fully integrated with a company’s overall IT infrastructure (e.g. ERP Host System) and its customs and trade compliance business processes in order to increase efficiency, ensure transparency, minimize compliance risk, and save on costs.

MIC is the worldwide leading provider of global customs and trade compliance software solutions. More than 800 customers, in 55+ countries, on six continents, use MIC customs and trade compliance software. We specialize in the integration of global customs and trade compliance systems based on specific corporate structures and consider regional and national legal requirements. We ensure efficient customs operations and compliance within the legal frameworks. 1 GTM Source System with 1 GTM Compliance Database, 1 Graphical User Interface, and 1 consistent Service Organisation worldwide – delivered as SaaS (Cloud) solutions.


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 – 999.00 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 St. Regis Downtown Dubai

Marasi Dr – Business Bay

Dubai 

United Arab Emirates

Accommodation allotment

Arrival: 28th of May 2024

Departure: 31st of March 2024

The St. Regis Downtown Dubai for 775 AED per night, the rates are subject to taxes and inclusive of breakfast on single occupancy 

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

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

The reservation can be made via link below

Book your group rate for Nielsonsmith May Group 2024 

Tel.: +971 4 512 5555