Society for International Affairs

Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process

2021 Fall Advanced Conference
Monday, October 25, 2021 & Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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Mark your calendar for the SIA Fall “Welcome Back” Hybrid Advanced Conference! Join us for two days focusing on a number of advanced facets of international trade, to include: new rules, policy and process, information technology issues and solutions, and quarantine challenges in government and industry.

Tailored for the experienced international trade professional, this event recognizes that business continuity depends on our ability to respond to ongoing change in and, at times, complete transformation of the landscape in which we work. Register for this event to hear from industry and government speakers shedding light on the increasingly complex and evolving regulatory landscape. Our wide array of panelists share practical solutions and underlying drivers for recent policy changes.

Keep up to date on global supply chain concerns, streamlining holistic trade compliance programs with competing regulations, and emerging technologies. Delve into automation technology related to commodity jurisdiction determination, license exceptions/exemptions, and the latest expansion of CFIUS review.

Hear updates from a keynote speaker and ensure your organization stays informed of the latest regulatory developments. Our hybrid format affords our speakers, members, and attendees the option to attend virtually or in-person.

So register now and hear the latest advanced international trade concepts and developments!

Click here for the COVID PROTOCOLS
(dated: September 30, 2021)

Conference Committee:  

  • SIA President: Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies  
  • Board Liaison: Candace Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC 
  • Conference Director: Dave Allman, DLA Piper 
  • Speaker Chairs: Sue GainorGreypoint 
     & Julia Mason, CGI Federal
  • Hotel Chair: Adam Munitz, FH&H 
  • Audio/Visual/Publications Chairs: Olaf Casperson, HCL & Randy Cook, Ankura Consulting 
  • SIA Business Management Team: Donna Dietz & Pati Colon


Day 1 – Monday, October 25, 2021   

8:00 – 8:15 | Opening Remarks  

Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies, SIA President   
Dave Allman, DLA Piper, Conference Director  

8:15 – 9:30 | Global Events Influencing Regulatory Change   

Rachel Stohl, The Stimson Center (Moderator) 
Klon Kitchen, American Enterprise Institute   
David Plotinsky, Department of Justice 

  • Looking beyond the edge of our desks    
  • Discussing trade compliance globally as it influences programs locally  
  • Analyzing and answering questions related to events influencing the current regulatory environment   

9:30 – 10:30 | Supply Chain   

Christine Lee, DHL (Moderator) 
Jen Maki, Micron  
Josh Frazer, Digi-Key Electronics
Maura Weber, Department of Commerce  
Kevin Coyne, Department of Commerce 

  • Addressing China and EU issues related to supply chain concerns  
  • Commerce’s Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) rule  
  • Balancing OEM concerns of liability related to assisting third-parties (freight forwarders, subcontractors, etc.) with trade compliance  
  • Staying compliant when managing cross-regulatory regimes   
  • Securing supply chain and supply chain diligence.  
  • C-TPAT, KYC Guidance, Screening Tools  
10:30 – 10:45 Break  
10:45 – 12:00 | CUI and Export-Controlled Data  

Waqas Shahid, Ankura Consulting   
Greg Hill, Leonardo DRS

Nate Bolin, DLA Piper 

  • Practical guidance on marking and tracking CUI  
  • How companies streamline efforts with their export compliance programs and an increased flow down requests related to NIST 800-171, CMMC, SPRS, DFARS 7012, and other regulatory provisions.  
  • What other cross-regulatory regimes are there to consider?  
  • Where does DOD’s Controlled Unclassified Information program and ITAR-controlled technical data (e.g., Export Controlled and Defense Technical Information) typically overlap?    
  • Addressing the inconsistency between CUI’s requirements for marking, storage, access and disposal and what is required under the ITAR.  
  • Tips and tricks to avoid needless duplication of effort.   
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch with Keynote Speaker - Jeremy Pelter (DoC) 

1:30 – 2:45 | Keeping Up with the Speed of Regulations and Business  

Kelli Bullington, MAG Aerospace    
Mike Rithmire, Department of Commerce 
Lisa Druesdow, Boeing 

  • Practical guidance on implementing policies and procedures for ever-changing regulatory landscapes  
  • BIS Military End Users (MEU) rule analysis and implementation  
  • Novel rule focusing on the end user itself as opposed to a product’s classification.  
  • Quarantine Challenges  
  • Permanent procedural changes implemented – what worked and what did not  
  • Lessons learned from Industry and Government  
  • Redefining Regular Employee  
  • IT solutions for remote license processing  
2:45 – 3:15 Break  

3:15 – 5:00 | Intersection between Information Technology and Commodity Jurisdiction/Classification 

Kelli Bullington, MAG Aerospace   
Jonathan Priganc, Meggit    
Matt Henson, Trade Collaboration Engine

  • How are companies leveraging automation and technology to support J&C determinations?  
  • How much can/should technology and automation do in the J&C space?   
  • Is there room for human peer review?  
  • Automation via AI to conduct J&C over similarly situated commodities  
  • IT for record keeping related to J&C    
  •  Storing, marking, and transfer of records to other databases  
  • Types of technology  
  • Cross-regulatory regimes to consider.  
  • Real-world case studies – how to implement the rules?  
5:00 PM Wrap Up & Adjourn Day 1   

5:15 PM | Reception (for in-person attendees ONLY) 

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 26, 2021  

8:30 – 8:40 Opening Remarks  

Dave Allman, DLA Piper, Conference Director  

8:40 – 10:30 | Cross-functional Partnership between IT and Trade Compliance  

Jeannette Chu, PWC (Moderator) 
Debi Davis, TransDigm Group   
Heather Markin, Boeing   
Matt Henson, Trade Collaboration Engine 

    • Interplay between corporate functions on IT-related matters (IT, Engineering, HR, trade compliance, legal etc.)  
    • Managing and implementing trade control best practices for new IT systems (sanctions screening, end-to-end encryption, etc.)  
    • Complying with both US data privacy and UK GDPR with a global workforce  
    • Safeguarding controlled data while remaining collaborative  
    • Striking the balance between automation and human machine interface  
    • Cross-regulatory regimes to consider?  
    • Real-world case studies  

10:30 – 10:45 Break  

10:45 – 12:00 | License Exemptions and Exceptions  

Arthur Shulman, General Atomics (Moderator) 
Hillary Doll, Raytheon Technologies  
Derek Gilman, Gilman Law PLLC & Mecure Global
Tim Mooney, Department of Commerce  
Michael Bloomfield, Department of Commerce    
Rob Hart, Department of State 

    • ITAR re-organization and the practical considerations for large and small companies  
      • Downstream effects in industry from regulatory changes (IT adjustments, policy/procedures rewrites, etc.)  
    • Navigating EAR License Exceptions: ENC & STA    
    • Navigating ITAR License Exemptions: TBD  
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch  

1:30 – 3:00 | Demystifying the Congressional Notification Process   

Jennifer Hanley, L3 Harris (Moderator)  
Jess Steffens, House Foreign Affairs Committee   
Rob Hunter, Senate Foreign Relations Committee    
Josh Paul, Department of State 

    • Players and Process  
    • Perspectives and practical tips    
3:00 – 3:15 Break  

3:15 – 4:45 | CFIUS and ECRA  

Tongele Tongele, Department of Commerce    
John Isbell, Department of Commerce    
Tom Feddo, Department of the Treasury    
Nick Klein, DLA Piper 

  • Critical Technologies analysis  
  • Emerging and Foundational discussion  
4:45 Wrap Up & Adjourn Conference 



In-Person: Non-Member - $900 | Member - $800 | Government - $650   
Virtual: Non-Member - $500 | Member - $400 | Government - $300 

Attendees are responsible for making their own event registration. Registration must be guaranteed with a major credit card or check.  Please make checks payable to: Society for International Affairs or “SIA”  Please inform if you are paying by check.  

Mail checks to:  

Society for International Affairs   
Attn: 2021 Fall Advanced   
P.O. Box 9466 
Arlington, VA 22219 


Crystal Gateway Marriott  | $257 USD per night 

Check In Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021     
Check out Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021  
Last Day to Book: Saturday, October 2, 2021 

CUT-OFF DATE: Hotel room reservations must be completed on or before, 5:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, October 6, 2021 



  • Changes to your registration from in-person to virtual MUST BE RECEIVED (in emailt to by OCTOBER 6
  • All registration changes by/before October 1 will receive a refund for the difference in cost. You may still change your registration to virtual after October 1 but there will be no refund issued.   
  • Changing from in-person to virtual will not incur a fee.
  • If you wish to CANCEL your registration, you must send a cancellation request by email to by the dates listed below.  

    Last day to Cancel Virtual registration:  October 22, 2021   

    Last day to Cancel In-person registration: October 6, 2021 

  • A $35 cancellation fee will be deducted from your payment prior to the refund.  


It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, refunds will not be made. Please log into the event 30 minutes prior to the start time. 


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Background & Purpose  

The Society for International Affairs, Inc. (SIA) is a volunteer, nonprofit, 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 pertaining to the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State, Treasury, and Homeland Security.  


Business luncheon meetings are held regularly and feature guest speakers who address regulatory and policy issues affecting exporting and importing. Conferences and seminars are presented on a regular basis to educate and instruct the export community on all aspects of defense and commercial exports and technology transfers.  

Code of Conduct  

The meetings and functions of SIA are designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information. Information from these sessions is not for attribution or publication. Recording devices may not be used. SIA members and attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal conduct at all SIA functions and must abide by the Code of Conduct.  


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