Day 1 - Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:15
BIS Keynote Address
9:45

The U.S-China Trade Landscape — and the Impact on Canadian Industry

The Latest Expansion of MEU, MIEU, CCMC — and More EAR Requirements: Hidden Lessons for Updating Compliance and Licensing Practices
10:45
Morning Networking Break
11:00

Faculty Roundtable — Status and Impact of U.S. and Canadian Policy on China

The Geopolitical and Compliance Impact of U.S. and Canadian Trade Policies on China-and the Impact on Export and Reexport Operations
11:30
The Continued Effects of COVID 19 on Compliance, Cybersecurity and Data Protection: The Latest Know-How for Preventing Export and Reexport Violations
12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:45
Fireside Chat
2:15
Canada’s Permit Timelines and Latest Export Control List Amendments: What They Mean for Export and Technology Transfer Controls
2:45
Afternoon Break
3:00

Compliance Benchmarking & Brainstorming

Adapting Your Export and Reexport Program to Rapid Geopolitical, Regulatory and More Changes: How Industry is Revisiting Policies, Procedures and Processes
4:15
“War Stories” and Lessons for 2022-Compliance Weaknesses, Violations and Penalties Under the Microscope: The Lesser-Known Takeaways from Recent Cases Against Companies and Individuals
5:00
End of Day 1

Day 2 - Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:05
Keynote Address
9:45
Third Party and Supply Chain Due Diligence: Vetting Prospective Business Partners, Mitigating New Risks and Updating Your Contingency Plan
10:45
Morning Networking Break
11:00

Russia, China, Venezuela and "Countries of Concern"

Updating Your Risk-Based Economic Sanctions Compliance Program: The Latest on US and Canadian Restrictions, Conflicts, Ransomware, and Screening Challenges
11:30
Cybersecurity & Ransomware Attacks: Managing New, Emerging Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Compliance Risks
12:30
Luncheon
1:45
Employing and Transferring Dual/Third-Country Nationals: Managing the Continued Conflict Between, US Export Controls, Canadian Human Rights and Privacy Laws
2:30
The Latest on CMMC 2.0: Key Updates on the Biggest Lessons and Costly Missteps
3:30

5 More Things!

More Need-to-Know Compliance Takeaways from Industry
4:00
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

Day 1 - Wednesday, January 26, 2022

9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:15
BIS Keynote Address
9:45

The U.S-China Trade Landscape — and the Impact on Canadian Industry

The Latest Expansion of MEU, MIEU, CCMC — and More EAR Requirements: Hidden Lessons for Updating Compliance and Licensing Practices

  • The nuances across the different scopes and sources of prohibitions regarding each set of Chinese trade control policies
  • Key guidance on compliance, licensing requirements and heightened due diligence requirements for potential dual-use sales and technology transfers
  • How industry is updating screening, compliance policies and procedures around MEU, MIEU and CCMC Regulations
  • Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to expand license requirements on exports, re-exports, and transfers of items intended for military end use (MEU) and military-intelligence end users (MIEU) in China
  • Trends in license applications, approvals and denials-and lessons learned

10:45
Morning Networking Break
11:00

Faculty Roundtable — Status and Impact of U.S. and Canadian Policy on China

The Geopolitical and Compliance Impact of U.S. and Canadian Trade Policies on China-and the Impact on Export and Reexport Operations

During this interactive roundtable, benefit from cross-industry perspectives on how to manage the interplay of policy and compliance in practice.

  • Trade policies introduced in the Strategic Competition Act to counter human rights violations, supporting democracy in Hong Kong, and addressing forced labor and other abuses in Xinjiang
  • Understanding human rights violations and forced labor compliance and mitigation
  • Licensing requirements and enforcement mechanisms contemplated in the new legislation
  • Geopolitical factors affecting the nature, scope and fate of Canadian and U.S. proposed policies, regulations and legislation

11:30
The Continued Effects of COVID 19 on Compliance, Cybersecurity and Data Protection: The Latest Know-How for Preventing Export and Reexport Violations

  • New risks associated with remote employees having access to sensitive information
  • Updating your export and reexport compliance program in response to the realities of new working arrangements
  • Strategies and technologies companies are using to mitigate newfound risk factors
  • Updating your TCP and TTCP
  • Implementing the latest guidelines for data classification and protection: ITAR, EAR, and Canadian Requirements

12:30
Networking Luncheon
1:45
Fireside Chat

Stay tuned for a special announcement!

2:15
Canada’s Permit Timelines and Latest Export Control List Amendments: What They Mean for Export and Technology Transfer Controls

During this industry roundtable, learn how leading companies are navigating the permit approvals process, and aligning policies and processes with Canadian requirements.

2:45
Afternoon Break
3:00

Compliance Benchmarking & Brainstorming

Adapting Your Export and Reexport Program to Rapid Geopolitical, Regulatory and More Changes: How Industry is Revisiting Policies, Procedures and Processes

  • How companies are updating their program in response to geopolitical changes and risks
  • Covering your compliance bases: Identifying new risks affecting your export and reexport operations
  • What it now takes to deliver an effective export and rexport compliance program with finite resources
  • Updating training for remote legal, compliance and sales team
  • Concrete examples of policy and process upgrades for better risk detection and management

4:15
“War Stories” and Lessons for 2022-Compliance Weaknesses, Violations and Penalties Under the Microscope: The Lesser-Known Takeaways from Recent Cases Against Companies and Individuals

At this closing session, benefit from critical insights on recent cases and their hidden lessons. Experts will impart practical guidance that will help you to strengthen your compliance blueprint for 2022 and beyond.

5:00
End of Day 1

Day 2 - Thursday, January 27, 2022

9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:05
Keynote Address
9:45
Third Party and Supply Chain Due Diligence: Vetting Prospective Business Partners, Mitigating New Risks and Updating Your Contingency Plan

  • Key risks that are harder to detect and mitigate
  • Overcoming hurdles to identifying red flags
  • The finer points of conducting due diligence and screening suppliers, freight forwarders, distributors, customs brokers, customers, third parties, and end users
  • Screening and risk mitigation:
    • The pitfalls to avoid when developing your shortlist of suppliers for screening
    • New, emerging supply chain risk factors-and how to evolve your export and reexport compliance practices in response
  • Third-party integrity due diligence (IDD): The finer points of getting to know your business partners

10:45
Morning Networking Break
11:00

Russia, China, Venezuela and "Countries of Concern"

Updating Your Risk-Based Economic Sanctions Compliance Program: The Latest on US and Canadian Restrictions, Conflicts, Ransomware, and Screening Challenges

During this highly anticipated session, experts from Canada and the U.S. will take you through the most critical economic sanctions developments and trends affecting exports and reexports. The discussion will focus on new, unanticipated pitfalls to avoid for 2022 and beyond.

  • Comparing and contrasting U.S. and Canadian sanctions-and their practical impact on export and reexport operations
  • The rapidly changing China landscape, and the impact on due diligence and supply chain risks
  • Impact of the PRC’s Foreign Anti-Sanctions Regulation and the new Blocking Statute
  • Performing due diligence amid the increased use of The Entity List
  • Iran: Status report and negotiations with Iran and what is on the horizon

11:30
Cybersecurity & Ransomware Attacks: Managing New, Emerging Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Compliance Risks

Introduced based on popular demand, this new session for 2022 will cover the newest, emerging risks and compliance challenges posed by ransomware attacks. International trade experts from the U.S. and Canada will cover OFAC’s Guidance on Ransomware, Canadian developments -and their interplay with export and reexport controls.

12:30
Luncheon
1:45
Employing and Transferring Dual/Third-Country Nationals: Managing the Continued Conflict Between, US Export Controls, Canadian Human Rights and Privacy Laws

  • U.S. export controls, Canadian human rights and privacy laws
  • Interpreting ITAR 126.18 exemptions for intra-company transfers
  • EAR Deemed Reexports: The finer points of compliance north of the border
  • Practical impact of U.S. export controls on hiring and staffing decision-making
  • Export control restrictions for nationals of sanctioned countries and other parties
  • Privacy, anti-discrimination and human rights considerations affecting screening
  • Updates on Ontario Human Rights Code and Human Rights Tribunal Ontario case law that conflict with U.S. ITAR restrictions
  • Canadian privacy laws and their interplay with export/reexport controls

2:30
The Latest on CMMC 2.0: Key Updates on the Biggest Lessons and Costly Missteps

Hear critical updates on the U.S. DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), requiring all U.S. DoD contractors and subcontractors to undergo a third-party audit of their cybersecurity program. Benefit from the latest lessons learned and missteps to avoid.

3:30

5 More Things!

More Need-to-Know Compliance Takeaways from Industry

Attendees and faculty will reveal their top need-to-know takeaways, and address your most pressing questions.

4:00
Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks