April 24-26, 2018

Houston, TX

 

Workshop A
Tuesday April 24, 2018

08.00 - 10.30
Exploring and Overcoming Challenges for 3rd Party Due Diligence in Mexico
Workshop Leader: Leigh-Anne Leinen, Head of Compliance, Americas, BHP Billiton

Energy reform is making Mexico a hugely exciting emerging frontier for the Oil & Gas sector. The unique business environment presents a host of potentially major risks and this workshop will
highlight how companies are adapting their compliance programs and supply chain implementation to improve protection.

Sign up to focus on:

  • Exploring the impacts and opportunities that energy reform is creating for the Oil & Gas supply chain in Mexico
  • How to implement around new regulations
  • Challenges of customizing and tailoring international compliance policies for Mexico
  • Understanding how operators thinking about working with service companies in Mexico
  • Dealing with local subsidiaries and 3rd party subcontractors
  • Overcoming specific challenges around:
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Clearing vendors
  • Major contracts
  • Debarred lists
  • Hiring of government officials
  • Corporate integrity policies

Leigh-Anne Leinen, Head of Compliance, Americas, BHP Billiton

Workshop B
Tuesday April 24, 2018

11.00 - 13.30
Evolving Governance Processes, Structure and Benchmarking of Trade Compliance Within the Sector
Workshop Leader: Kevin Cuddy, Export Controls Manager, Global Government Affairs & Policy, GE

This workshop is designed for those compliance professionals who are looking at strategies for improving their internal governance and processes. With Kevin’s wealth of Trade Compliance
experience this workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore how compliance leaders can drive structural change within their organizations.

The interactive discussion will include:

  • How do you structure your international trade compliance team? The pros and cons of centralized vs. decentralized with an overview of GE’s new centralized (shared service model) international trade compliance team
  • What services should/can your international trade compliance team provide given available resources? Matching compliance services with business risks associated with export licensing, M&A due diligence, economic sanctions compliance, and technology controls
  • How do you structure your international trade compliance team to ensure compliance with export control and sanctions laws in multiple jurisdictions?
  • Who’s the boss? What’s the best place for your international trade compliance team to sit? Legal? Finance? Logistics?
  • What’s the right size to manage your international trade compliance risks? Is there a magic number?

Kevin Cuddy, Export Controls Manager, Global Government Affairs & Policy, GE

Workshop C
Tuesday April 24, 2018

14.00 - 16.30
Are We Actually on Top of INCOterms?
Workshop Leader: Jeremy Merritt, Senior Manager, Office of International Trade Compliance,, Ascend Performance Materials

While there’s a feeling within the sector that INCOterms are generally well understood, there are a great number of nuances and inconsistencies that may expose your company to compliance risks. This interactive workshop will start by exploring some of these common misconceptions through the 9-question quiz and then move on to the impacts of not getting this right. The workshop will round up with how to ensure better embedment of INCOterms within the supply chain.

  • The 9-question quiz: What do we think we know and what do we actually know?
  • Understand legal delivery and risk of loss per Incoterms, and how they interrelate to title transfer (hint: Incoterms does not speak to title transfer)
  • Examine Incoterms, title transfer, and your company’s ability to recognize revenue per GAAP
  • Understand the interplay between Routed Export Transactions and Incoterms
  • Understand why CIF, CFR, FOB, and FAS should not be used for multi-modal containerized cargo
  • Case study – Study one company’s INCOterms practices with a copy of their actual policy that you can take with you to serve as a basis to shape your own policy

Jeremy Merritt, Senior Manager, Office of International Trade Compliance,, Ascend Performance Materials