Overcoming Challenges of ITAR Compliance


  • Wednesday, Jan 23, 1-5PM
  • Jan 23 Networking Reception 5-6pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 7:30am-5pm

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This seminar will provide participants with...

  • Practical Overview of the ITAR: Essential terms, concepts and policies for your Business
  • Establishing and Maintaining an ITAR Export Controls Compliance Program
  • Deemed Exports
  • Cultural Awareness relating to ITAR restrictions
  • Anti Boycott/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Insurance needs along with Compliance
  • Managing IT Controls Cloud Computing
  • Export Controls - Case Study

The seminar is a MUST for you and your company to attend if...

  • You currently export goods or services, or are contemplating doing so in the near future
  • You are a supplier to domestic or foreign customers involved directly or indirectly in the defense industry
  • You are looking to update your internal export control risk management processes to meet current and upcoming changes in US government requirements
  • You would like to ask questions of  some of the region’s leading experts and practitioners in the field of ITAR and export controls 


  •  Full Conference: $295.00
    Day 1 Only: $125
    Day 2 Only: $225 
    (Day 2 includes Jan 23 networking reception)
    Each Additional Company Rep: $200
    (Day 1 and Day 2)

  • PNDC/AUVSI Member Rate:  $245 pp
    Day 1 Only: $100
    Day 2 Only: $200
    (Day 2 includes Jan 23 networking reception)

    Each Additional Company Rep: $175
    (Day 1 and Day 2)

For more information, please contact:


World Trade Center - Portland, OR
121 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97204

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This Event is Sponsored By:

Logo New 2012  US Commercial System  Export Council of Oregon

We invite you to participate in this two day ITAR seminar at the World Trade Center in Portland, OR.

Staying on the right side of ITAR regulations can be a serious challenge for many U.S. businesses.  

This two-day program will cover the information businesses need to know to comply with ITAR regulations.

Gain general awareness about ITAR and various components that may affect you and your business. This would include a general overview of ITAR compliance, information regarding how ITAR may affect your work in the areas of international: shipping, procurement, travel, visitors, and research collaborations and the penalties associated with ITAR violations.

With proper export ITAR training, you can avoid inadvertent penalties and continue to operate efficiently in your business


January 23rd-

  • 1:00 to 1:15: Export Controls Reform: An Overview
    -Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 1:30 to 2:15: Nuts and Bolts of ITAR: Part I
    -Lawrence Ward, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 2:15to 2:30: Break
  • 2:30-3:30: Nuts and Bolts of ITAR: Part II
    -Lawrence Ward, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

  • 3:30-4:45: Establishing-Maintaining an ITAR Export Controls Compliance Program.  -Akana K.J. Ma, Partner, Ater Wynne LLP
  • 4:45 to 6:00: Reception

January 24th-

  • 7:30-8:30: Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30-9:30: Keynote: ITAR
    -Steve Bogni, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, 
    Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • 9:30-10:15: Summary of Day one ITAR Present and Future
     -Akana K.J. Ma, Partner, Ater Wynne LLP

  • 10:15 to 10:30: Break

  • 10:30 to 11:30: Deemed Exports & Foreign Nationals
    -Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 11:30 to 12:00: Anti-Boycott Compliance
    -Perry Bechky, Senior Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • 12:00 to 12:30: Lunch

  • 12:30 to 1:15: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    -Lawrence Ward, Partner, Dorsey Whitney LLP
  • 1:15 to 1:45: Freight Forwarder Challenges in Dealing with ITAR
    -Jim Dickeson, Lynden Incorporated
  • 1:45 to 2:15: Insurance Needs along with Compliance
    -Cliff Elling, Willis Group Holdings
  • 2:15 to 2:30: Break

  • 2:30 to 3:30: Managing IT Controls/ Cloud Computing
    Kelly Swaine , General Counsel and Director, Compliance
    OpticsPlanet, Inc.

  • 3:30 to 4:00: Export Controls-Case Study
    Krista Larsen, FLIR Systems
    Tesa Patton, Vanguard EMS

  • 4:00 to 4:45: Wrap Up: What does this all mean?