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The Society for International Affairs, Inc. (SIA), is a volunteer, non-profit, educational organization that was jointly formed in 1967 by US Government and Industry.
SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information related to export and import licensing. SIA interests cover the entire spectrum of licensing issues pertaining to the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State and Treasury.
Membership is comprised of over 2,000 professionals consisting of industry, U.S. government, and embassies.
Membership for U.S. government employees is free of charge and will allow you to receive notices about SIA events and industry news.
SIA's mission is to educate the international trade community by providing a forum for the exchange of information on the export and import process.

2022 FALL ADVANCED CONFERENCE 
NOVEMBER 14-15, 2022 

 

Crystal Gateway Marriott | 1700 Richmond Highway, Arlington, VA

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The 2022 Fall Advanced Conference will address the DDTC Consolidation and Restructuring of the ITAR.  SIA Speakers and industry experts will provide you with the information you need to implement these changes. 

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Education and Professional Development

    • Conferences By being a member of SIA, you will receive the membership discounted rate to attend SIA’s conferences, workshops and luncheons, where you will learn about the latest regulatory updates in trade controls and compliance, be able to interact with colleagues and others in industry, as well as interface with government participants.
    • Free events: As a member of SIA, you are able to attend various SIA events throughout the year for free, such as virtual teleconferences with U.S. Government participants discussing the latest trade controls, compliance and operational matters.
    • Certification:  Attendance at SIA conferences may enhance your career and learning requirements by qualifying for continuing education credits, depending upon the jurisdiction and jurisdiction-specific requirements.
    • Leadership Opportunities Volunteering for SIA extends leadership opportunities in the Trade Controls and Compliance network, SIA Board, and provides an opportunity to give back to the trade community in a meaningful way. All volunteers with SIA must be a member in good standing.
    • Networking:  Members can engage in discussion with other members on various interests, topics, issues, and trends through SIA membership related events, as well as develop professional and personal relationship with fellow members, industry and government participants.
    • Newsletters:  Members receive a quarterly newsletter that updates them on upcoming conferences, workshops and other SIA events, as well as recent trade compliance related updates.
    • Scholarships:  SIA is committed to growing and educating the trade community. One way it does this is through our annual scholarship that is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career international trade compliance.  As members, mentorship opportunities are welcomed here.


    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    SIA held our 2022 Summer Back to Basics Conference July 18-20 at the Gaylord National Harbor.  Thank you to the Conference Committee for making this first in-person event since 2019 such a success.

    "This was great, I am a true newbie to the industry and I feel like I walked away with good resources, but also a better understanding of how to reason my way through the process." 

    2022 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

    Congratulations to the 2022 SIA Scholarship recipients.  We received a number of applications and each applicant’s strengths and successes were carefully considered.  Every applicant showed their commitment to and achievements in their educational track.  SIA selected four outstanding scholarship recipients who will each receive an award of $3,000.

    Tom Donovan

    Tom Donovan
    Board President
    Northrop Grumman


    David Allman Board Vice President DLA Piper LLP (US)

    David Allman
    Board Vice President
    DLA Piper LLP (US)


    Candace Goforth

    Candace Goforth
    Board Secretary/Treasurer
    G
    oforth Trade Advisors LLC


    Joshua Richter Planning & Development Leonardo DRS, Inc.

    Joshua Richter
    Planning & Education
    L
    eonardo DRS, Inc.


    Jahna Hartwig

    Jahna Hartwig
    Planning & Education
    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


    Katherine Heubert Planning & Development Reeves & Dola, LLP

    Katherine Heubert
    Planning & Education
    Reeves & Dola, LLP


    Samantha Johnson Planning & Development AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.

    Samantha Johnson
    Planning & Education
    AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.


    Julia Mason Planning & Development Peraton

    Julia Mason
    Planning & Education
    Peraton


    Tamara Overton Planning & Development Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Tamara Overton
    Planning & Education
    Lockheed Martin Corporation


    RESOURCES

    As DoD's focal point on international transfers of export-controlled technology and sharing of classified military information, DTSA establishes guidelines and assists DoD components in complying with applicable U.S. laws and regulations and DoD policies.

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    The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) ensures commercial exports of defense articles and defense services advance U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

    CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT RESOURCES





    Society for International Affairs | PO Box 9466, Arlington, VA  22219
    Phone:  703-946-5683 | sia@siaed.org

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