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PAEI, WIT-NC, and FTI Consulting: Inside BIS-An All-Day Event

April 12, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm






“Inside BIS: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices” — An All-Day Event

Location: El Prado Hotel, 420 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA 94301

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 — 7:30 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.

  • Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
  • Program at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Networking Lunch at 12:00 p.m.
  • Round Table Discussion with Appetizers and Wine 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices based on over 140 years of experience working in the Bureau of Industry and Security and government around the world.

Join us at the beautiful El Prado Hotel in Palo Alto for an inside look at how BIS operates, with sessions covering everything from classification best practices to getting advice — formally or informally — from BIS. Then enjoy our post-event happy hour, featuring roundtables for more focused discussion with our presenters.

There will be sessions on classifications, licensing, enforcement, compliance program expectations, disclosures, targeting of overseas visits, and getting advice – formally and informally – from BIS by experienced professionals from BIS, industry, consulting, and law firms.


Former BIS Officials:

  • Tom Andrukonis, 41 years at HQ
  • Julie Salcido, OEE Special Agent in Charge
  • Darrell Spires, Senior Engineer
  • Steve Wilcox, ECO in Russia and Europe
  • Peining Zhao, BIS in China for 23 years

Consulting and Industry Speakers:

  • Matt Bell, Senior Director, FTI Consulting
  • Dan Fisher-Owens, Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe
  • Karmi Leiman, VP of Government Affairs and Trade, GlobalFoundries
  • Janice Whitaker, Senior Manager of Customs and Trade, Abbott

Information and Registration: CLICK HERE

Special pricing for PAEI members!


April 12, 2023
7:30 am - 6:00 pm