Shaping up for the future: 6th Annual Compliance Conference by AEB

AEB, one of Europe's leading providers of global trade management (GTM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions, and CILT(UK) are inviting SCM and GTM professionals from all industry sectors to their annual compliance conference.

This year's event is titled "Shaping up for the future: Export control challenges now and beyond" and takes place on Thursday, 8th October 2015 from 9 am to 4.15 pm at the Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington Spa. Participants can register now on

Taking place for the 6th consecutive year, this annual compliance conference has become an essential industry event in the UK. It brings together supply chain managers and global trade experts from different industry sectors, government bodies as well as specialised consultancy services to keep up-to-date on the latest changes, trends, and developments in the world of export control compliance.

Why it's important to take part

What are companies' top priorities for global trade management (GTM) in 2015? That was one of the questions AEB and the German university DHBW Stuttgart asked 177 businesses at the end of last year as part of the annual Global Trade Management Agenda research series . The result: businesses consider compliance with embargo regulations as their most important responsibility. Second and third place went to assuring legal protection and implementing changes to customs law. Minimising supply chain risks ranked fourth. This clearly demonstrates the heightened awareness of the significance of export control compliance in today's supply chains to ensure global trade security, avoid fines and reputational damage, but also to stay competitive.

Dynamics present constant challenges

Regulatory changes are an absolute term in the world of global trade compliance: the U.S. Export Control Reform is ongoing, the Union Customs Code's provisions will take effect next year, both EU and other global authorities confirm new restrictive measures against countries and individuals all the time, and latest U.S. proposals to change current controls to allow the use of the cloud for encrypted data also shows the impact of technological advances on export control programmes. Any development in global export controls has the potential to affect existing and future business processes in procurement, manufacturing, and fulfilment - and consequently affects all business areas within a company.

The conference "Shaping up for the future: Export control challenges now and beyond" provides a platform to learn about latest developments and engage in discussions on how current changes, future trends, and available solutions can shape companies' future.

The programme includes the following highlights:

  • Regulatory export control and customs (updates from official government bodies)
  • Legal aspects and non-compliance consequences (updates from specialised consultants)
  • Industry case studies aimed at identifying and mastering compliance programmes
  • Expert panel discussion with different compliance perspectives and audience engagement
  • Networking: the agenda provides ample opportunities to engage with experts and industry peers
  • Trade village: meet trade bodies including CILT(UK), A|D|S, and King's College's Alpha Project
  • Demo-corner: get a "look and feel" of powerful compliance tools – even in the cloud or in SAP®

The following speakers have been confirmed:

  • Richard Tauwhare, Senior Director, Dechert LLP
  • Jeannette Rosenberg, Head Special Casework Licensing Unit, UK Export Control Organisation
  • Glen Hawkins, Manager Export Control & Regulatory Affairs, Elekta Oncology Systems
  • John Buckler, Head of Sales, Martin Baker Aircraft Company
  • Arjen Odems, Director, EMEIA Tax - Global Trade, Ernst & Young
  • Sarah Adams-Greener, HMR Customs
  • Hannah Beckett, Sales Manager, AEB (International) Ltd

Coffee breaks and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Bookings can also be made via the CILT(UK) membership services by sending an email to, mentioning CILT(UK) event code COR0319. Early bookings are recommended as seats fill quickly.

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