Thursday, January 23, 24, 25, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM CDT

Registration and Networking begin at 7:30 A.M.  Session begins at 8:30 A.M.   Ends at 5:00 PM

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 Registration fees:

3-Day Program: $795.00 (after 12/31/17 $845.00)     2-Day Program: $525.00 (after 12/31/17 $575.00)     1-Day Program: $250.00 (after 12/31/17 $300.00)



Norris Conference Center 
816 Town & Country Blvd
Suite 210
Located in the City Centre Area
Houston, TX 77024



Free Self-Parking - Third floor garage

Optional Valet Parking is available for $8.00 in front of the Norris on Town & Country Blvd. or at Hotel Sorella.

We encourage you to park in the garage that is attached to the Norris Center Location (Paralleling Beltway 8). Follow signs to the third level and the NCC enterence. Be observant of "RESERVED" signs in the garage, and tow warning signs if parking outside of the garage. Towing is enforced.


Houston DEC
Houston District Export Council
 2018 BIS Export Compliance Event 

 Session 1: Complying with U.S. Export Regulations

January 23-24, 2018

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an indepth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or reexport without applying for a licence; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar Members.

About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, and enforcement personnel from BIS's field offices.  The instructors will be availble throughout the seminar to answer your questions.

  Session 2: Technology Controls

January 25,2018 

This intermediate level session will offer a comprehensive look at how to comply with the U.S. export and reexport controls relating to technology and software. Discussion will focus on the regulatory requirements relating to technology and software, including what is considered an export or reexport of technology or software; the kinds of technology and software subject to the EAR; how to determine the Export Control Classification Number; what licence exceptions are available, and the unique application requirments of technology and software. BIS technical and policy specialists also will discuss important export control issues that may arise in the employment of foreign nationals and for foreign items incorporating, or produced from, controlled U.S.-origin software and technology.

Recommended prerequisite: Essentials of Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists and engineers from BIS's Washington D.C. headquarters. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client.



A special conference rate of $129.00 (plus tax) for a single/double room has been arranged with the Four Points Sheraton. Attendees must ask for the “Houston District Export Council” event rate. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (800) 238 - 5251 no later than Dec. 20, 2017 to receive this special discounted rate.

 Additional Information:  Exhibitor/Sponsor

Gain visibility across our global trade community through exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities at our annual BIS event.  Space is available for organizations to exhibit their products or services at the forum.  The exhibit fee is $1250.00 per organization.

 Table space location will be assigned after payment is received.  Space is limited and select locations go quickly.  Includes; skirted table with two chairs, acknowledgement at the event, in event materials and on event webpage and 2 table staff.  Additional exhibit staff may attend for an additional fee which covers lunch and breaks only.  Exhibit registration excludes seminar attendance or materials. 

For more information please contact Mary Rafipour at or Cortney Hancock at

Do you know the Houston DEC has a Scholarship Program?

For Companies interested in contributing to this worthy cause, please contact the Houston District Export Council. 

Students who are in the fields of International Trade and Business, Exports, International Transportation and Logistics are eligible to compete yearly for our scholarships. 

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