August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) at UAH
850 Ben Graves Drive
AL 35899
$20/NAITA Member; $35/Non-member

Join NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Baker Donelson for a critical Trade Compliance Roundtable Update on Emerging Technology Export Controls, changes to investment reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and other key international trade developments triggered by the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization of 2018 (FIRRMA) and the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA).

The Trade Compliance Roundtable will focus on how the U.S. government is working to establish appropriate controls for the export of emerging and foundational technologies in the following 14 broad categories:

Biotechnology | Artificial intelligence (AI) | Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) technology | Microprocessor technology | Advanced computing technology | Data analytics technology | Quantum information and sensing technology | Logistics technology | Additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D printing) | Robotics | Brain-computer interfaces | Hypersonics | Advanced materials | Advanced surveillance technologies.

As the U.S. Government increasingly shifts its focus towards controlling the development of critical technologies rather than just controlling access to these technologies, ECRA tasks the U.S. government and BIS to identify and establish “appropriate controls” for the export of “emerging and foundational technologies” via an ongoing interagency review process conducted by the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy and State. Once a technology is determined to be classified as emerging or foundational, FIRRMA imposes multiple requirements on CFIUS to review proposed foreign investments in that technology. The U.S. government’s increased emphasis on protecting critical technologies is evident through these recent changes and new export controls.

Technology firms are highly encouraged to attend and participate in this update, so they will understand these changes and become better positioned to help the U.S. Government make appropriate decisions regarding the technologies to be controlled.

Speaker: Alan Enslen, Shareholder | Global Business Team
International Trade & National Security Practice Leader
Baker Donelson | Birmingham

Lunch & Program 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration Begins at 11:00 a.m.
at the Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) at UAH
850 Ben Graves Drive • Huntsville • 35899