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MIA  MOTORSPORT INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

U.S.-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty Symposium - 2 October

19 Sep 2012

Venue: Reed Smith, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS

The UK and US Governments and the Export Group for Aerospace & Defence (EGAD) are holding a symposium, hosted by Reed Smith, in central London on Tuesday 2 October 2012, to explore how to exploit the benefits of the UK-US Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty (DTCT) and update UK defence and security companies on how and why they should join the “Approved Community”.

The DTCT came into force on 13 April 2012 and is intended to simplify bilateral defence trade between the two nations, as well as enhancing interoperability on the front line. Both governments are extremely keen to continue comprehensive outreach to industry to establish opportunities for using DTCT, and to provide a forum for constructive feedback. This symposium is intended to be the first of a number of events in the UK, while efforts are also being undertaken to promote awareness of the Treaty in the USA.

Aims:

  • For industry in attendance to gain a better understanding of the potential benefits and opportunities provided by the U.S.-UK Defence Trade Co-Operation Treaty (DTCT).
  • To explain to industry why and how they should make use of DTCT, with advice tailored for:
    • Prime contractors;
    • SMEs.
  • To increase awareness and understanding of the Approved Community process, (including transferring defence materiel in and out of the UK Approved Community) and the Exempted Technology List.
  • To increase awareness and understanding of the five key lists, which underpin the Treaty.
  • To give examples of where the DTCT is already working well.
  • To provide a forum for constructive feedback/suggestions on how the treaty might be modified to better suit industry and gather evidence of where the Treaty is not delivering the potential benefits originally anticipated. 

Provisional timetable:

0930-1000

Registration

1000

PROGRAMME BEGINS
1000-1015 Welcome and an Introduction to the U.S.-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty (DTCT)
Simon Cholerton, Defence Equipment & Support Chief of Staff
1015-1050 Keynote Address
The U.S. perspective on the Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty
Beth McCormick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade and Regional Security, U.S. Department of State
1050-1110 The Opportunities and Challenges of U.S.-UK DTCT 
Rees Ward CB, CEO ADS
1110-1140 Tea/Coffee Break
1140-1210 Understanding the UK Approved Community joining process 
Richard Medland & Helen Coffin, Defence Equipment & Support
1210-1240 The Five Key Lists (including Intermediate Consignees) 
Valerie Evans, Head of International Relations Group, 
Defence Equipment & Support
1240-1340 Buffet Lunch & Networking
1340-1420 Understanding the Exempted Technologies List (ETL) 
Wes Cox, U.S. Department of Defense
1420-1440 The British Embassy and U.S.-UK DTCT 
Julia Filer, First Secretary Defence Acquisition, British Embassy Washington, D.C.
1440-1510 Getting the law on your side: U.S.-UK DTCT and ITAR compliance 
Peter Teare and Leigh Hansson, Reed Smith
1510-1530 Tea/Coffee Break
1530-1630

U.S.-UK DTCT ‘Question Time’ 
Moderator: Rees Ward CB, CEO ADS Participants:

  • Valerie Evans, Head of International Relations Group, Defence Equipment & Support
  • Sarah Heidema, Policy Division Chief, U.S. Department of State
  • Wes Cox, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Julia Filer, First Secretary Defence Acquisition, British Embassy Washington, D.C.
  • Peter Teare, Reed Smith
1630 PROGRAMME ENDS

There will be opportunities for networking with the speakers throughout the day, or to leave a question with a subject matter expert for follow-up.

Register
To register your interest please contact Laura Akers
Email: Laura.Akers@adsgroup.org.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7812 | Fax: +44 (0) 20 7091 4545

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