Our annual winter gathering in Munich looking at everything you need to know about EU and European Trade Controls Compliance.

Every year in Munich in February European export compliance executives meet to discuss and learn. Whether your interest is in the updated EU Dual-Use regulation, various sanctions or upcoming investment controls, Chinese export controls or US re-exports, if you export out of Europe – this is your event. Let’s face it, the only constant nowadays in export control – is change. Do not get caught out, drop us a line to talk further and attend.

Speaker Panel includes:

Mr. Erik Zietse, Corporate Director, Head of Global Trade, Henkel Global Supply Chain BV

Mr. Mahmut Sen, Head of Rules and Regulations Trade Compliance, Siemens Healthineers AG

Ms. Elena SladeGlobal Trade Compliance Director, CNH Industrial

Mr. Olaf LochmannExport Regulation Coordinator Germany, Global Logistics Trade Compliance EMEA, IBM Deutschland MBS GmbH

Mr. Aaron DunneVP, Global Head of Export Controls, DHL Aviation (UK) Ltd.

Ms. Erika TrujilloManager, Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte

Ms. Anna Dziuba, EMEA Global Trade Specialist, Intel Technology

Mr. Alex Groba, Director Foreign Trade, MTU Aero Engines AG

And other specialists in European export controls.

Mr. Alex Groba, Director Foreign Trade, MTU Aero Engines AG (tentative)

In 2017 Alexander Groba had been appointed Head of Export Control, Customs and Foreign Trade at MTU Aero Engines, Germany’s leading engine manufacturer. Being an established global player in the industry, MTU is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and industrial gas turbines.

Prior joining MTU, Alexander was Airbus Group’s Coordinator for U.S. Export Control, driving the company through the U.S. export control reform, and also headed the Centre of Competence Tools & Training. Before being selected to support the corporate team in 2010, he served as Head of Customs and Export Control of Tesat-Spacecom, Europe’s largest equipment supplier in the field of satellite communications. Until 2007, he worked within the Central Export Administration of EADS, providing guidance to the German subsidiaries.

Furthermore, being a regular speaker on conferences around the World, e.g. in Ankara, London, Washington or Paris, Alexander works as a consultant and lecturer for export compliance and is also co-author of the German textbook “Praxis der US-(Re-)Exportkontrolle” (3rd edition, 2015).

In 2006, he graduated with a diploma from Brunswick European Law School which had been awarded as the best thesis in International Law.

Mr. Olaf Lochmann, Export Regulation Coordinator Germany, Global Logistics Trade Compliance EMEA, IBM Deutschland MBS GmbH

Olaf Lochmann started his working career as an official customs officer at German customs and moved into the tax department of an oil company. Since 1999 he is responsible to ensure with his team the legal compliance for IBM EMEA Foreign trade activities for Export, ITAR, Tax, Statistics and Customs regulations. He is an expert of all related regulations and has a deep and comprehensive understanding of all related


Olaf holds a diploma of the Academy for World Trade and is member of the ‘Customs and Export Regulation’ working groups of Bitkom and VDMA.

Ms. Erika Trujillo, Manager, Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte

Erika is a New York qualified lawyer, who joined Adient in 2016 as the Senior Trade Compliance Specialist and EMEA Regional Leader for Export Controls. She was accountable for the implementation and management of Export Controls in 21 Countries with more than 80 locations, as well as consulting on topics of International Trade law and policy, including Brexit and EU regulatory changes. Prior to joining Adient, Erika worked in several international trade roles, including in Brussels with a major International law firm focused on Antitrust, Competition, and Trade, and for the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration in Washington D.C.

Now, Erika is part of Global Trade Advisory Team in Deloitte.

Mr. Erik Zietse, Corporate Director, Head of Global Trade, Henkel Global Supply Chain BV

Erik Zietse is the Head of Global Trade at Henkel. Leading a team of Trade professionals around the globe to deal with the different aspects of International Trade in an ever changing environment. In his professional career Mr. Zietse has been working as a Trade Lawyer before joining industry and working for multinationals based in the Netherlands and Hong-Kong.

Mr. Mahmut Sen, Head of Rules & Regulations Trade Compliance, Siemens Healthineers AG

Mahmut Sen is Head of Rules and Regulations for Siemens Healthineers Global Export Control and Customs Office. Siemens Healthineers is a separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. Prior to his addition at Siemens Healthineers, Mahmut served as reviews and external relations Manager for Export Controls at Siemens AG located in Munich and Brussels, where he was responsible for Trade Compliance within Siemens Global Service engagements and external relations. He currently has responsibility to define export control specific processes, procedures and ensures implementation of export control and customs policies and regulations for globally in order to guarantee the fulfillment of all organizational and control duties. He is located in Munich and Brussels and holds a Degree in Business Law from the University of Applied Science in Bielefeld.

Mr. Aaron Dunne, VP, Global Head of Export Controls, DHL Aviation

Ms. Elena Slade, Global Trade Compliance Director, CNH Industrial

Ms. Anna Dziuba, EMEA Global Trade Specialist, Intel Technology

Mr. Nicolas Chappatte, EAME Regional Trade Support Manager, Caterpillar (invited)

Ms. Susanne Mueller, Group Export Compliance Manager, OHB SE (invited)

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

The agenda is prepared by and for industry professionals, and includes the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to the field:

  • Evolution of the new EU Dual-use regulation: an update into the status
  • Sanctions in the EU: update on status
  • Sanctions: catch-all for military end use and end users
  • Update on development of Chinese export controls and the “Unreliable companies list”
  • Investment controls in Europe – perspectives from the EU, Germany, France and the UK
  • Experiences with financing business in embargoed countries
  • Re-export of US goods: practical impact of changes to US export controls
  • DHL Express – Compliance by Design
  • The world of intangibles: cloud, encryption, tech transfers
  • Interfacing with compliance – liaising with your AML and other teams
  • Wy it’s an absolute must to have a robust Internal Control Program even for smaller companies and how could it look like: a view from IBM
  • Round table discussions

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.

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Unlimited company-wide virtual pass (includes 1 complimentary physical attendance) and the company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year – 1399 Euros

Physical 2-Day attendance for 1 person – 999 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

Le Méridien München

Bayerstrasse 41

80335 München

Conference Accommodation

Arrival: 02.02.2021

Departure: 04.02.2021

Room rates:

Superior room single use including breakfast: € 189 per room and night

Superior room double use including breakfast: € 209 per room and night

Surcharge to deluxe category (from superior category) € 25 per room and night

Surcharge to executive category (from superior category) € 55 per room and night

The above mentioned rates are valid per room and night including the breakfast buffet in the restaurant as well as

complimentary WIFI.

Reservation procedure: A block of rooms will be held for the Conference’s guests until 4 weeks prior to arrival and can

be booked by contacting our reservations department quoting the booking reference NIELSONSMITH. The reservations

department can be contacted by telephone at +49 (0) 89 2422 2995, by fax at +49 (0) 89 2422 2025 or by email at

reservations@lemeridienmunich.com. All rooms not booked by the above mentioned date will be automatically released

for Hotel sale.

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