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Trade ComplianceTech Conference

There is a digital revolution taking place right now in compliance. Some are ahead others waiting to follow but one thing is certain, it is happening and will change the way we operate in the near and distant future.

Compliance software already exists but still needs human review, the use of Trade ComplianceTech will lead to compliance executives having more time to focus on the grey areas leading to greater efficiency all round. Also, as the remit for compliance officers continues to expand, they are increasingly looking at technology to augment their capabilities. Artificial intelligence powered by machine learning and big data has the potential to completely revolutionise the compliance world.

What was once strictly an IT activity now demands a more collaborative environment with other business functions. Groups must now work together in evaluating new technologies, they must establish priorities and learn from each other.

So, who can shine a light on the possibilities and opportunities out there? One thing we have learned over ten years of working closely with the global compliance community is that the best way forward is to meet and talk to all stakeholders together on one platform and learn from each other. Over two days in Munich we will be doing this and hope you too can join us.

Speaker Panel includes:

Ms. Danuta Sicha-Colon, Head of ECC Review and Monitoring, Siemens Healthineers AG

Mr. Markus Seelos, Head of IT ECC, Siemens Healthineers AG

Mr. Christian Schmidt, Regional Director EMEA Global Customs and Trade Compliance, Adient

Mr. Jeppe Kromann Haarsted, Group Compliance Manager, FLSmidth

Ms. Szilvia Andriasik, Compliance Manager, Remediation & Reporting, Bilfinger SE

Mr. Anwar Mirza, Data Strategy & Governance, FedEx Express

Mr. Matt Galvin, Global VP, Ethics & Compliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev

And other specialists in the area of data science, IT and compliance.

Mr. Christian Schmidt, Regional Director EMEA Global Customs and Trade Compliance, Adient

Christian is Adient ́s Regional Director of Global Customs & Trade Compliance, responsible for EMEA ́s Border Operations and Center of Expertise covering Export Control, Classification, Valuation and Origin. His focus covers operational customs excellence and effective implementation for foreign trade related projects in the Region.

He brings more than 13 years of experience in international trade serving different foreign trade roles including leadership positions cross industrial sectors, where he worked on implementation and developing efficient customs strategies as well as establishment of lean high professional organizational structures.

The EMEA Global Customs & Trade Compliance Organization is accountable for 21 Countries with more than 80 locations.

Mr. Carl Wocke, CEO, Merlynn Intelligence Technologies

Carl is the CEO and founder of Merlynn Intelligence Technologies – a company on the forefront of human to machine knowledge transmission using machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques. He is considered as one of the pioneers and thought leaders in building technologies that enable human based reasoning within machine environments.

Carl has built extensive experience in the areas AI and its application in Fintech and Risk Management. Experience includes keynote international speaking engagements as well as vast project experience at a number of large multinational organisations.

Mr. Scott Jones, Principal, TradeSecure LLC

Dr. Jones is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson Center supporting the Security and Trade Efficiency Platform (STEP) Program. Dr. Jones is also President of TradeSecure, LLC., a global advisory firm focused on export control, FDI, sanctions, and trade compliance solutions and an Affiliated Expert at CRDG Global, a DC-based non-profit focused on safety, security, and sustainability through science and innovation. His areas of expertise are export controls, sanctions, international trade and investment policy, and emerging technologies. Previously, Dr. Jones served as Director at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security and as a foreign affairs specialist for the National Nuclear Security Administration and Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories. His current activities and interests include U.S. and Chinese security and defense policy, the socioeconomic impact of exponential technology, foreign direct investment and national security, and the technology drivers of contemporary geopolitics.

Dr. Jones has over 25 years of experience conducting research and international outreach on nonproliferation and export controls and has worked in over 60 countries. Dr. Jones has directed numerous international nonproliferation and export control outreach projects for the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security. He has also supported the National Nuclear Security Administration’s International Nonproliferation Export Control Program outreach efforts throughout Asia and Middle East. In particular, he was the Oak Ridge National Laboratory lead for the UAE and coordinator for the Commodity Identification Training program for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Laboratory Lead for China.

Dr. Jones regularly briefs U.S. and foreign government and private sector officials on a range of international trade and security issues. He publishes widely in academic and trade publications. He received his Ph.D. in international political economy from the University of Georgia and a MA at Lancaster University in the UK. a compliance lead for teams up to 500+ internal stakeholders (Audit, Finance, Trade Compliance, IT, and HR), outside counsel, and vendors.

Mr. Patrick Henz, Committee Member, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative

Patrick Henz started his career in the Corporate Information Office and Compliance at the end of 2007, when he was responsible for the implementation of the Siemens Anti-Corruption program in Mexico and several Central American and Caribbean countries. Together with these tasks, he gained valuable insights into global Compliance programs, with a focus on Latin America. Since 2009 in his role as Compliance Officer he is responsible for an effective Compliance program; based on identification, protection, detection, response & recovery and combined with integrity, respect, passion & sustainability . With these means, he defines Compliance as pro-active function, being perceived as guardian, expert and facilitator. The focus is on information to ensure adequate behavior, not only of the human employee, but Artificial Intelligence included.

This means the regular planning and execution of Compliance Risk Assessments and further global reviews. According an effective sustainability strategy, where Compliance plays a key role, he actively promotes the idea at university workshops and conferences (including the ACI Compliance Boot-Camp 2013, ’16 and ‘17 in Houston). Doing so, he became two times President of Honor of Marcus Evans’ Latin-American Corporate Compliance Conference 2011 and 2012 in Mexico City, panelist at The Economist Mexico Summit 2015 and the Compliance Week Technology Innovation & Compliance Summit 2018. Furthermore co-founder of the Ethics & Compliance Forum Mexico, including editor and co-author of the Ethics & Compliance Manual, published in 2014.

Since July 2013, Patrick Henz was Compliance Officer at Siemens Industry Inc., responsible for Customer Services and Metal Technologies. Since January 2015, he is Regional Compliance Officer Americas at Primetals Technologies. Since October 2017 in addition also Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance US, based in the Atlanta area.

Position 20 at Thomson Reuter’s US Top 50 Social Influencers in Risk, Compliance and RegTech.

Ms. Erika Trujillo, Senior 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. 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. Christian Voelkel, Assistant Director – Teamleader Corporates, Bureau van Dijk

Christian Völkel is a team leader in Bureau van Dijk’s corporate team. He has extensive experience advising organizations in the implementation of compliance solutions for regulatory requirements as well as internal control systems. He holds degrees in business administration and hospitality management.

Ms. Selin Yavuz, Senior Proposition Manage, Thomson Reuters 

Ms. Danuta Sicha-Colon, Head of ECC Review and Monitoring, Siemens Healthineers AG

Mr. Markus Seelos, Head of IT ECC, Siemens Healthineers AG

Mr. Anwar Mirza, Data Strategy & Governance, FedEx Express

Ms. Szilvia Andriasik, Compliance Manager, Remediation & Reporting, Bilfinger SE

Mr. Jeppe Kromann Haarsted, Global Compliance Manager, FLSmidth

Mr. Matt Galvin, Global VP, Ethics & Compliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev 

Ms. Desi Eneva, Director, Data & Analytics, FTI Consulting

Mr. Hugo Veazey, Director, Anti Financial Crime Solutions, Bureau van Dijk

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:

♦ Compliance Key Role in Industry 4.o

♦ The Fast Five – 5 solution providers – 5 minute interviews

♦ Getting it right from the start with Big Data

♦ Open Metadata & Governance

♦ Trade Compliance Optimisation

♦ Digital Risk management – Dash Boarding

♦ Data Science to measure program effectiveness

♦ Finding risks and blocking bad transactions – using data analytics to audit/manage risk in the software business

♦ Platform technology & the impact for compliance

♦ Inside Pandora´s box: Detection and prediction of compliance irregularities in large-scale data

♦ Platform Technology & the Impact for Compliance

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.

Thomson Reuters® ONESOURCETM drives global corporation tax compliance and accounting decision-making with the industry’s most powerful portfolio of corporate technology solutions.

ONESOURCE Global Trade software is there for every step of your journey, meeting each need of each stakeholder in your department with innovative, expert-backed solutions. You’ll be equipped with the intelligence, technology and expertise you need to find answers you can trust.

Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

When you need to understand the companies in your ecosystem, you’ll benefit from a certain approach. With comprehensive global coverage, the richest source of beneficial ownership data available, plus information on PEPs and sanctions, we are the resource for compliance and onboarding checks. Orbis is the world’s most powerful comparable data resource on private companies. It contains information on more than 400 million companies; including directors, company structures, beneficial owners, PEPs and sanctions and adverse news. Orbis feeds into Compliance Catalyst – a platform that turns risk assessment into a series of simple steps. RDC is part of Moody’s Analytics/Bureau van Dijk, and together we offer:

  • fast validation and screening of entities and people
  • the best entity data, including corporate structures and beneficial ownership
  • curated adverse media, and fast, precise screening, that’s easy to configure

Register for a free trial at www.bvdinfo.com

Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 264,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters.

Making an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most – for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

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 management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.

One world, one market, one partner

In the rapidly expanding global economy multinational companies can reduce costs in the field of customs and trade compliance management as well as to accelerate the movement of goods to achieve long-term competitive advantages. To increase efficiency, ensure transparency, and minimize compliance risk, the appropriate IT solutions must be integrated with global customs and trade compliance processes. MIC is a worldwide leading provider of global customs and trade compliance software solutions. More than 700 customers, in 55+ countries, on six continents, use MIC customs and trade compliance software. We specialize in the automation of global customs and trade compliance processes highly integrated into the company’s ERP and supply chain systems. One system, one customs & trade compliance database, one web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), one 24/7 maintenance and support service worldwide delivered as On-Premises or SaaS (Cloud) solution.

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

2-Day pass and the Company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year:

  • 1 attendee (physical or virtual) – €450
  • Team ticket for 2 (physical or virtual) – €750
  • Team ticket for 3 (physical or virtual) – €1000
  • Company pass: 3 physical + unlimited virtual participants – €1399

The in-person event includes sessions, lunch, refreshments and available documentation. Please contact us for Groups. Please note: “Vendor” companies may attend as sponsors only.

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Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre 

Hochstraße 3, 81669 München

Conference accommodation

The room rate agreed is 139 euros per person per night inclusive of VAT

Breakfast is an extra 20 euros

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