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Aug 08. Proposed ITAR Workshop – How to cure the virus. 17-18 November 2008 and 19-20 November 2008 – Stratford-upon-Avon. Two two-day sessions, the first taking place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 November, the second on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 November, being jointly organised by the Export Group for Aerospace and Defence (EGAD), Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, from the USA (www.ssd.com), and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd of the UK (www.strategic-shipping.com). Event to be hosted in a 4-star hotel, located in Stratford-upon-Avon. Video examples, group working, panel sessions and exercises to give a better understanding of the ITAR provided by George Grammas (Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP), Al Suchinsky (ITD Associates) and Dave Tarbell (Tarbell Trade Consulting). These gentlemen are extremely knowledgeable with the ITAR. Mr Suchinsky is a former State Department employee and, indeed, wrote the ITAR. Mr Tarbell is the former Director of the Defense Technology Security Administration, the agency that coordinates US Department of Defense (DoD) recommendations to State on licences and agreements under the ITAR.
Subjects to be covered over the two-day session may, amongst others, include:
– Classification of goods/commodity jurisdictions
– Dual nationals
– Mergers and acquisitions/due diligence
– Licences/TAAs, etc
– Effective applications/DOS interaction from a EU perspective
– Re-exports and re-transfers
– Dealings with China, Iran and other problematic destinations
– Marketing at exhibitions (do’s and don’ts).
The numbers will be limited to no more than 60 persons per two-day session to ensure all attendees benefit from the event.
If you require any further information or have any queries about this event please contact:
Miss Kelly Wyatt
Director’s Secretary/Event Co-ordinator (Land & Exports)
Tel: 01428 602615
Email: k.wyatt@the-dma
(Source: MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin)

25 Aug 08. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will host a ceremony on Sept. 11, 2008, to dedicate the Pentagon Memorial to the memory of those killed in the terrorist attack here in 2001. The ceremony itself is an invitation only / ticketed event. The ceremony begins at 8 a.m EDT and is expected to last for approximately two hours. The memorial was built along the southwestern corner of the Pentagon and is the first national memorial to those killed on Sept 11, to be dedicated. The memorial consists of 184 individual memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the Pentagon who lost their lives at 9:37 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001.

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