Members are reminded that this year’s EGADD Annual Main Meeting will be taking place virtually on Wednesday 29 September.
The Executive Committee has decided that, as with the event for 2020, it should take the format of being an online, virtual event, rather than a traditional conference, with break-out workshops, due to prevailing uncertainty about the on-going COVID pandemic. Members are invited to join the EGADD Executive Committee (EC) as they come together with Government and Industry export and trade control experts for the 18th Annual Main Meeting.
Delegates have the opportunity to hear from subject matter experts about the latest topical news on export and trade control issues and also to pose questions to the speakers. With a packed agenda which may very well be covering key subjects such as the following, which are currently under active consideration by the Executive Committee:
- Overview of EGADD’s activities over the last 12 months, and plans for 2022
- Update on the ECJU and the proposed Transformation Programme
- An Overview of UK Export Controls, update and roll-out of the new LITE
- Update on the Consolidated Criteria and the UN Arms Trade Treaty
- The new EU Dual-Use controls, and their associated human rights catch-all
- Sanctions, including humanitarian sanctions
- The EU’s Rules of Origin and Preference
- The perceived impact of human rights issues on our sectors, and the responsibility of defence companies for any subsequent human rights abuses which might take place using the materiel that they have provided
- The Franco-German Trade Agreement
- What NGOs want to see in terms of further development of the ATT, as well as other “up and coming” issues from their viewpoint.
Please note: the agenda is still being finalised and the above topics may be subject to change.
There will also be a lot of time set aside for delegates to pose questions to the speakers throughout the day, whose proceedings will be at 11:00 – 12:50 and then restart at 13:30 – 15:15, with a 40-minute “comfort break” in between the two sessions.
Benefits of Attending:
Participating in this annual event is essential for those in the export and trade controls environment, across all sectors dealing with “strategic goods”. The event will give delegates the up to date knowledge on many of the key areas.