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

Ms. Kim Canales, Trade Controls Director – General Counsel, Thomson Reuters

Ms. Andra Nalbaru, Senior SAP GTS Consultant, Krypt 

Mr. Jim Huish, Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

And other specialists in the area of trade controls compliance.

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.

Ms. Kim Canales, Trade Controls Director – General Counsel, Thomson Reuters

I joined Thomson Reuters in 2015. My current role Director of Trade & Sanctions Controls where I am a member of our Corporate Compliance team and the broader General Counsel’s Office. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, I’ve held similar positions with multinational firms in the military/defense, technology and telecommunications industries.  In my more than 20 years of experience, I have strategic and hands-on experience managing all aspects of the trade and sanctions spectrum, including policy and procedure rollouts, training, classification, licensing, and audit management.  My responsibilities include both export controls and customs controls.

I hold a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.  I currently attend the University of Phoenix where I am pursuing my Doctorate in Business Administration, where my dissertation focuses upon the impact to innovation when core and non-core firm competencies are outsourced.  I live and work in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

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

I have started my career as an export control officer at the UK aerospace company. I then moved into missile and defence business managing export controls for one part of the business.

I joined Intel Technology Poland in 2018 as the EMEA Global Trade Specialist responsible for military projects in EMEA region, however the role has expanded to Asia and US. Since 2012 I have gained strong knowledge in European Export Controls both military and dual-use as well as US export controls such as ITAR and EAR.

Ms. Andra Nalbaru, Senior SAP GTS Consultant, Krypt 

Andra Nalbaru has over 5 years experience in consulting, GTS & logistics, participating in all project phases: workshops, design, realization, testing, go-live, go-live support.  She has knowledge in GTS Trade Preference and Identity Based Preference Processing, very good understanding in SD and Retail processes. She has worked in different industries like healthcare, automotive, pharma across the world.

Mr. Gabriele Coppo, Partner, Van Bael & Bellis

Gabriele specialises in EU law with a particular focus on international trade and export controls. He is a key member of Van Bael & Bellis’ exceptional international trade and customs team. 

Gabriele assists clients on trade compliance issues, including export control, sanctions, and embargo laws. He regularly assists companies on export control compliance programs and audits, as well as the granting of authorisations and licenses. He also assists clients in challenges against EU restrictive measures.

In addition, Gabriele regularly handles classification, valuation and origin matters. He represents companies in investigations carried out by the European Anti-Fraud Office and/or Italian Customs and has broad experience in customs litigation. 

Gabriele’s expertise extends to EU trade remedies (anti-dumping, anti-subsidy, anti-circumvention, safeguard investigations). Notably, he has developed extensive experience in assisting European companies, associations and governments targeted by trade defence investigations initiated by non-EU countries, including the US.

He is a dual-qualified lawyer and admitted to the Turin bar as well as the Brussels bar.

Representative experience:

  • advising an important EU manufacturer on the application of the EU sanctions regime in connection with a distribution agreement in Iran;
  • advising the Belgian and Swiss subsidiaries of an international group on Belgian and Swiss export control requirements;
  • assisting a newly created Swiss company in setting up and implementing a comprehensive internal export control compliance programme

Mr. Roy van Montfort, Director, Customer Solutions, E2open

Roy joined Amber Road, now part of E2open, 6 years ago as a Solutions Consultant.

With more than 20 years of experience in the global trade industry, Roy has performed various roles within leading software solution vendors and logistics providers.

Roy has an extensive global trade consulting experience with a focus on Customs & Compliance, ICT Management, Business Consulting and Operational improvement, which complements previous work in Logistics Management Execution. Roles have included consulting, implementation, project management and Business analysis for customers across the world in different sectors, including automotive, high tech, retail, chemical industry and 3PL.

Mr. Jim Huish, Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, FTI Consulting

Jim Huish is a Managing Director of the Export Controls & Sanctions Practice offering in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) segment at FTI Consulting, and he is based in London. Jim specializes in international trade compliance including customs compliance, supply chain security, export controls, economic sanctions, antiboycott and related US and global regulations.

Jim helps his clients build or enhance their trade compliance programs through a practical approach to procedural enhancements, audits, and trainings that are properly benchmarked. Having worked across multiple industry sectors he is able to provide both proactive and reactive solutions to clients, balancing these multi-jurisdictional laws and regulations with the practical realities of implementing sustainable solutions into the day-to-day operations.

Jim has extensive experience advising clients on compliance matters using his supply chain and security background to define and deploy risk-based solutions. His ability to balance the regulatory requirements and the operational needs across multi-jurisdictional experience gives client a unique perspective and solution-focused approach.

Prior to FTI Consulting, Jim held various positions in large multinationals in various compliance positions in the telecoms, power management, aerospace and defence, and high-tech sectors. He served as the Regional Compliance Director with a telecommunications manufacturer where he led the workstreams in the EU and Russia under intense government scrutiny including multiple government-imposed monitors.

Jim started his career in industry, spent six years in consulting, including leading the European export controls practice for a Big 4 firm, and then went back into industry, where he was responsible for defining and implementing compliance programs following legacy compliance breaches.

Jim is a member of several trade associations within the United Kingdom and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He also participates regularly in seminars on panel sessions sharing his experience gained from over 20-year experience in the international trade arena.

Jim holds a B.A. Hons in International Business Studies with French from the University of Northumbria, along with a Bachelor Européen de Commerce et de Gestion des Entreprises. Ecole Superièure de Commerce de La Rochelle, France.

Mr. John Whitworth, Senior Director, Export Controls & Sanctions, FTI Consulting

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

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

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”.

♦ Artificial Intelligence – automated product classification for export controls

♦ Interfacing with compliance – liaising with the AML and other teams – AML and Privacy Data are two areas that overlap and/or cause stakeholder confusion’s.

♦ Panel Discussion – Hard Brexit: tips and thought on export control impact so far.

♦ 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.

♦ Experiences with financing business in embargoed countries.

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

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

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