May 9, 2017
8:45 – 6:00 EDT

Export Controls & Compliance Seminar in Washington, DC

AAEI is proud to offer this interactive and timely seminar on export controls and compliance. This seminar is designed to provide attendees useful tools, guidance and advice from leading experts to meet the evolving challenges of export controls compliance.

JUST ANNOUNCED: The luncheon keynote speaker will be former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Kevin Wolf.

If you are an exporter, or have plans to start an export program, this all-day seminar in Washington, D.C. is a perfect opportunity to learn and network with your peers and compliance experts as we discuss the following topics:

  • Export Controls Compliance Programs
  • Technology Controls and Going Digital
  • Economic Sanctions Compliance Programs
  • Cuba and Russia, Clarity Please!
  • Iran Deal – What You Need to Know
  • Practitioners & Specialists – What Are Your Worries?

Seminar location:

Washington Offices of Mayer Brown LLP
1999 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Registration fees:

$400 per person*

*AAEI members receive 10% discount on registration

Our Agenda for the Day – Updated on May 9, 2017







Welcome from AAEI and Opening remarks from the conference co-chairs

Tamer Soliman, Partner & Global Head of Export Controls & Sanctions, Mayer Brown, LLP

Phyliss Wigginton, AAEI Chair



Export Control Compliance Programs – how much do I really need?

This panel will look at how companies can approach implementing an effective program for their scale.  One does not need to be GE or Boeing or United Technologies to require an export control compliance program, but one may not also need everything GE and Boeing have in their programs either.

Moderator: Kathleen Palma, General Electric

Candace Goforth, Golforth Trade Advisors

Lilian Norwood, IBM



Coffee & networking break




Technology Controls and the need for Going digital

Cloud, encryption, deemed export, access controls,

And tools, systems, and processes to compliantly automate export control compliance.

Moderator: Michael Burton, Jacobson, Burton, Kelley/AAEI – Export Committee Co-Chair

Cledwyn Jones, General Electric

Christopher Monahan, Crowell Moring

Regan Alberda, Arent Fox

Matt Fogarty, General Motors



Going Global – Managing Export Controls & Sanctions Compliance for the World

What does it take to implement a global compliance program?

Adopting a scalable program that meets the needs of your company’s operations.

Moderator: Aaron Gothelf, General Electric

Heather Sears, JCI

Shannon Barna, General Electric

John Pisa-Relli, Accenture



Networking Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Wolf, Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration at BIS



Demystifying US Sanctions – Hear from policy and regulatory experts

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Russia

Co- Moderator: Gretel Echarte, Mayer Brown, LLP

Co-Moderator: Margaret Sales, Mayer Brown, LLP

Heather Smith, OFAC

David Wharwood, OFAC

Misha Miller, OFAC

Elika Eftekhari, US-Iran Chamber of Commerce




Coffee & networking break




Practitioners & Specialists – what’s keeping them (and you) up at night?!

Export control reform

The new administration

Enforcement concerns (process, cost, etc.)

Moderator: Simeon Kriesberg, Mayer Brown, LLP

Dan Fisher-Owens, BC&R

Julia Court Ryan, Varian Medical Systems



AAEI Signature Roundtable Discussions

Speakers from the day will be available at various tables in the room.  Participants will have small group or one-on-one discussions with the speakers and other participants on the topics from the day and other areas of interest.  Bring your questions!

5:15- 6:00