11Jun 18

Export control and sanction regimes disruption by new technologies

Brussels, Belgium, • English

Political changes, innovation and digitization cause severe disruption to existing controls and regimes. New technologies have the potential to disrupt, if not evade, traditional export control regimes and thus pose significant challenges to businesses and regulators alike.

Description

This seminar aims to identify the main innovative technologies and clarify their impact on existing export control management and related compliance requirements.

Target audience: trade compliance professionals, in-house company lawyers, CIOs, regulators, and so on.

Programme

14:35What is new for export controls and sanctions in the EU and the US?

Presentation by Alonzo Bell, Senior Enforcement Officer, OFAC

15:05The rise of new technologies and the export control challenges

–       New technologies unpacked: AI, Blockchain, Cloud computing, by Tom Ghelen, Associate Director leading the development studio at Kunstmaan (part of Accenture Interactive)

–       Export control considerations:

o   What is a “data export” in the EU and the US, by Susan Kovarovics, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Washington, DC and Bert Gevers, Partner Loyens & Loeff in Brussels

o   What data is controlled data in the EU (dual-use regulation) and US (ITAR, EAR) jurisdictions?, by Susan Kovarovics, Partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in Washington, DC and Bert Gevers, Partner Loyens & Loeff in Brussels

o   Do new technologies challenge, or on the contrary enhance, export controls compliance?, by Sophie Delhoulle, Director of Legal Services, Trade Compliance, EMEA, Accenture Belgium & Luxembourg

o   Export control risks and liabilities in IT outsourcing contracts, by Dirk Dujardin, Legal Director Global Accounts, Benelux/Complex Contracting, Accenture & Sophie Delhoulle, Director of Legal Services, Trade Compliance, EMEA, Accenture Belgium & Luxembourg

–       General security and privacy considerations, by Stephanie De Smedt, Lawyer, Loyens & Loeff

–       Business cases and panel discussion between users, providers and legal

16:55Concluding remarks
17:00Networking reception

Speakers

Alonzo BellSenior Enforcement Officer, OFAC, US. Department of the Treasury
Sophie DelhoulleDirector of Legal Services, Trade Compliance, EMEA, Accenture Belgium & Luxembourg
Stephanie De SmedtLawyer, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
Dirk DujardinLegal Director Global Accounts, Benelux/Complex Contracting, Accenture
Bert GeversPartner, Loyens & Loeff, Brussels
Tom GhelenAssociate Director leading the development studio at Kunstmaan (part of Accenture Interactive)
Susan KovarovicsPartner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Washington, DC

Logistical notes

Venue

FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

ICC Belgium Event Export Controls

For more information, please contact

  • Julie Deré
  • +32 2 515 09 33
  • Events assistant