ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global trade controls training and consulting firm Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS) of Annapolis, Maryland, renowned for its expertise in deciphering the complexities and nuances of the ITAR and EAR, announced today that CEO Suzanne Palmer and colleague Lisa Bencivenga will lead the firm’s cutting edge seminar, “ITAR/EAR Beyond the Basics” March 20-21, 2018 at the Residence Inn San Diego Gaslamp in San Diego.
Building from a basic understanding of the ITAR and EAR, this particular seminar is designed to assists participants in two critical compliance areas: 1) How to establish a compliance program—managing foreign persons, business travel, and mandatory records, and 2) How to draft an agreement and review the compliance process through audits and voluntary disclosures. Of note, as an interactive, 2-day learning experience, the seminar is comprised of scenarios and exercises. The fee includes breakfast, lunch, seminar manual, certificate of training, and a current copy of the ITAR. Accreditation is sought in jurisdictions requested by registrants who have continuing education requirements.
ECS’s Beyond the Basics seminar is part of the firm’s highly trusted Training Academy which holds ITAR and EAR seminars every eight weeks in a different location around the country—all focused on export management compliance and technology transfer knowledge-sharing. Considered one of today’s premier learning events for new and established export compliance professionals, ITAR/EAR Beyond the Basics provides attendees the wherewithal to actively adapt to change and gain competitive advantage, while learning how to avoid transactional delays, and providing customer confidence. Registration is available at the firm’s website https://www.exportcompliancesolutions.com.
About the Seminar Instructors
Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.
Lisa Bencivenga has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors with an emphasis on space and satellite systems. Lisa has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities.
About Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS)
Founded in 2003, Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting (ECS) is a trade controls training and consulting firm renowned for its expertise in U.S export laws and regulatory requirements. Through an agile, team-based seminar and consulting approach, ECS’s staff is comprised of former government and defense industry officials. Experts in helping companies worldwide understand the complexities of the ITAR and EAR, the mission of ECS is to help clients build internal competencies and processes to meet competitive compliance challenges. For more information, visit www.exportcompliancesolutions.com.