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International Trade Leadership Series @ ADTRAN - Island View Conference Room
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day


Preparing Business for Global Markets – International Trade Leadership Series

The 2017 NAITA International Trade Leadership Series will address critical areas of trade, to include international sales & marketing, finance, legal issues, and logistics. This program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to understand today’s globally competitive marketplace. Networking time is also available to talk with the Export Alabama Alliance, export service providers, and peer companies.

NAITA and Ambassador Sponsor Baker Donelson present this comprehensive program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Export Alabama Alliance, the Alabama District Export Council, the Alabama International Trade Center, and the Technology Regional Innovation Cluster Huntsville (TechRich). This intensive four session, 16 hour export training program allows export-ready companies in North Alabama to develop and advance their international business skills.

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Trade Compliance Roundtable: FBI Film Screening – Made in America | Defending Our Technology @ Dynetics Solutions Complex
Aug 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Please join NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, in partnership with the FBI and InfraGard for this special event featuring the Huntsville premiere showing of the FBI movie Made in America | Defending Our Technology. This movie has not yet been released to the public. There is no cost to attend for NAITA and InfraGard members. Made in America is the fourth in a series of informative case-related movies focused on counterintelligence threats to U.S. companies. Made in America is based on a real investigation involving an Iranian proliferation network; however, the lessons learned are country agnostic and the “red flags” highlighted apply to all countries whose proliferation of exported, dual-use technologies could cause harm to our Nation’s security.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) protects the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage. Today, more foreign spies – not just traditional adversaries but also allies, hackers, and terrorists – are trying to steal more of our secrets from more places than ever before. What do they want? Our country’s classified information, of course – from military plans to national security vulnerabilities to our own intelligence activities. But increasingly, they also want our country’s trade secrets – innovations that give us a leg up in the global marketplace – and seemingly harmless technologies that could be used to develop or improve weapons of mass destruction.

The FBI’s foreign counterintelligence squad collects, analyzes, and utilizes information to identify and neutralize activities of foreign powers and their agents that could adversely affect U.S. national security. The FBI’s counterintelligence program strives to be predictive and proactive and to maintain a protective umbrella around the nation’s critical technology, infrastructure, and information. Both the economic aspects of foreign collection and export control issues are quickly rising in frequency and severity.

Following the movie, FBI Special Agent Kerry Straub will provide FBI commentary, including an overview of illicit proliferation methodologies and indicators, as well as a case study presentation of actual events.

Please click here for the meeting flyer or click here to register online. This meeting is Free for NAITA organizational members (Sustaining, Corporate, and Small Business), U.S. government representatives, InfraGard members, and FBI Citizens Academy Alumni.

Please Note that Due to Facility Security Requirements, this Event is for U.S. Citizens Only.

NAITA Export Control Update @ The Westin Huntsville
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day

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NAITA 2017 Export Control Update
September 18-19, 2017 at The Westin Huntsville

The 2017 Export Control Update, presented by Premier Sponsor Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, will focus on the latest export control reform updates providing export compliance professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to most effectively implement their company’s export control and compliance program. Conference speakers from the public and private sector will cover best practices and updates related to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), FCPA, and anti-boycott compliance. Regulation requirements of companies doing business directly with the U.S. Government in support of international contracts and/or foreign military sales will also be addressed. 12.5 CLEs available.*

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Kevin J. Wolf, Partner, Akin Gump, and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Michael Laychak, Deputy Director, Defense Technology Security Administration

Candace Goforth, Managing Director, Goforth Trade Advisors, and former Policy Director in the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State

Jim Bartlett, Partner – Full Circle Compliance, BV & Principal – Law Office of James E. Bartlett III

Opportunities will be available for one on one discussions with our distinguished speakers.

Registration Fee:

Standard Fee: $275 for NAITA Sustaining, Corporate & Small Business Members / $550 for non-members
½ Price Registration for Current NAITA Corporate & Small Business Members.

(50% Discount for Current Organizational NAITA Members. Discount does not apply for Individual Members)

*This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 12.5 hours’ credit.

Further Details TBA