2019 Voluntary Disclosure/Voluntary Self-Disclosure Seminar and Volunteer and Speaker of the Year Luncheon

  • 15 Jan 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202




SIA is pleased to present a half-day seminar showcasing Voluntary Disclosures and the newly restructured/revised SIA ITAR Voluntary Disclosures Handbook!  Potential noncompliance may be discovered in myriad ways – and both DDTC and BIS encourage the submission of Voluntary Disclosures by parties who believe they may have violated the regulations.  However, the process for identifying and investigating, managing, and reporting potential violations in even the most sophisticated companies can be complex and challenging.  Join your peers in the trade compliance profession to learn strategies for effectively scoping your investigation, risk assessment approaches for root cause and corrective action analysis, as well as recent violation trends due to regulatory changes.  The seminar will conclude with real compliance case studies that explore best practices and lessons learned in the voluntary disclosure process.

Speakers invited include members of the U.S. government and industry who will provide real-world insight on the tools, processes, and strategies used to successfully submit Voluntary Disclosures to the U.S. Government. 

Mr. Richard Ashooh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, will be the guest speaker during lunch.  SIA will also announce the 2018 Volunteer and Speaker of the Year.

NOTE:  Registration for the Luncheon Only is available!

Hotel:  A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Crystal Gateway Marriott for the night of January 14, 2019. The SIA room rate is $159 per night plus tax (single/double occupancy).  Reservations may be made ONLINE OR by contacting Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 703-920-3230 (ask for the SIA 2018 Workshop and Volunteer and Speaker of the Year).  The room block has been reserved until Friday, January 4, 2019, or until sold out, whichever occurs first.

Please note that if you cannot make this date, you’ll have another opportunity in April!  SIA will offer this Seminar in addition to an Exemptions Seminar on the West Coast in April 2019!  Location/details are being finalized and will be available for registration soon!

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There is a $25 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks for the Seminar/Luncheon and a $10 fee for the Lunch Only.  Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Check payments: Please make checks payable to "Society for International Affairs" or "SIA" and mail to:  Jill Garrison, Attn:  SIA Voluntary Disclosure Seminar, 95 Delphinium Way, Stafford, VA  22556

Questions: mailto:jillgarrison@siaed.org

SIA Member & Attendee Code of Conduct

Membership in SIA and attendance at SIA functions is subject to the observance of SIA’s Code of Conduct.  Any member or attendee who violates this Code is subject to expulsion from membership and may be excluded from future SIA events.   The meetings and functions of SIA are designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information.  Information from these sessions is not for attribution or publication. Recording devices may not be used. SIA members and attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal conduct at all SIA functions.  Members and/or attendees shall not solicit business or otherwise seek any private or personal financial gain in attending or participating in any SIA meeting or function; including the distribution of material not approved in advance by the SIA Board.  Membership/event attendee lists shall not be used or sold for any commercial or promotional purpose. 

Registration Substitutions 

You must notify SIA’s Business Manager by email at least 48 hrs in advance of the conference if you wish to send a substitute participant. Registered attendees may not "share" a single registration between multiple company personnel without prior coordination (at least 48 hours) and authorization from SIA’s Business Manager.

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