BIS 13th Annual Export Control Forum

Posted on February 7, 2018 · Posted in

The Bureau of Industry and Security
In Collaboration with the
Professional Association of Exporters and Importers

13th Annual Export Control Forum
March 27 – 28, 2018

Santa Clara, CA

Interested to hear the latest changes to U.S. export controls affecting your international operations? Want to meet with key policy, technical, and enforcement specialists from Washington D.C. intimately involved in export controls?  Here’s your opportunity– in a convenient west coast location!

This year’s Export Control Forum will feature experts from the principal U.S export control agencies.  Topics to be covered include U.S. embargoes and sanctions, encryption, identifying and protecting emerging technologies, the latest information on transfers from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List, updates to the Foreign Trade Regulations, export compliance best practices, and much more.

As in years past, the Forum will include a networking opportunity at the close of the first day, where participants may interact with the speakers and other attendees in a more congenial environment.

This year, BIS will hold separate breakout sessions on Day Two of the Forum to cover specialized material in greater depth.  An agenda will be posted shortly.

For additional information on the content of the Forum, please contact the BIS Office of Exporter Services at 949-660-0144 or 408-998-8806.

The exhibit hall will be open during the entire Forum on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. – noon.


This day-and-a-half conference will be held on March 27-28, 2018 at the Marriott Santa Clara, 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054.  Telephone 408-988-1500.

Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. on March 27, 2018.  The program begins at 8:30 a.m. in the California ballroom.  Conference sessions will run from 8:30-5:00 p.m. on Day One, and from 8:30-12:00 p.m. on Day Two.

March 27:
7:30 a.m. – Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Forum
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Networking Event

March 28:
7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Forum

Agenda:  Click Here for agenda

Registration Fee:

The registration fee for the Forum is $725 and includes Forum materials and a networking opportunity to meet the speakers on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  The following meals are also included:

  • Day One – breakfast, lunch, “lite-bites” break food, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts during the networking event.
  • Day Two – breakfast and mid-morning heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Online registration is required regardless of payment method. You may pay by credit card (M/C, VISA, and American Express) or by check. Checks should be made payable to Professional Association of Exporters and Importers (PAEI).

All checks must be received by PAEI on or before Friday, March 19, 2018. Checks must be sent to PAEI, PO Box 712743, San Jose, CA. 95161-2743. Tax ID No. 680117035.

Late Registration, Refunds, and Cancellation Policy:

A $50 administration fee will be charged for late registrations after Friday, March 19, 2018.

A $50 administrative fee will be charged for refunds or cancellations between Friday, March 1 and Friday, March 19, 2018.  No refunds are available after this date.
Cancellation requests must be made by email to

Transferring Your Registration Authorization:

If you would like to transfer your registration to someone else in your organization, you must receive prior approval from PAEI. Transfer requests must be made by email to on or before Friday, March 9, 2018.  Please put “Registration Code Transfer Request” in the subject line along with the new contact information, including email address. PAEI will then send an email confirmation to both you and the new registrant with registration instructions. Registrations may NOT be transferred outside of your organization. Registrations may NOT be resold.

Hotel Information:
The 2018 BIS Forum will be held at the Marriott Santa Clara, 2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054. Telephone 408-988-1500.
Please make hotel reservations directly or on line at Book your group rate for PAEI Conference 2018.

A limited number of guest rooms are available at a reduced rate of $279 per night through March 5, 2018, based on availability. Room fees will increase to Marriott’s regular pricing per room
Make reservations early!

Special Meals:  If you require a special meal e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, etc. meal, it must be “checked” on the PAEI registration form at the time you register.  Special meals cannot be ordered after March 19, 2018.

Important Deadlines
March 19  – last day to register or cancel your registration
March 19 – last day to transfer your registration
March 19 – check payments must be received by PAEI
March 19 – last day to order special meals

There is a limited number of Exhibitor opportunities available. Please visit for Exhibitor requirements and separate registration.

MCLE Credit: The Western Regional Office of the Department of commerce Bureau of Industry and Security is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. The amount of credit varies with the length of the seminar.

Topic Questions:
If you have topic questions, please contact BIS, Western Regional Office at (408)998-8806 or (949)660-0144 or email here.

Registration Questions:
If you have registration or administration questions regarding BIS Forum 2018, please email PAEI at or call at (800)-930-7234.



2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, California, 95054, United States

  • March 27, 2018 - March 28, 2018
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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