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Agenda
 

  

Sunday, 21 May 2006

 

19:00 – 21,00

Welcome reception on behalf of Ms Evgenia Koldanova,  Deputy  Foreign Minister, “Boyana Residence” Hotel Reception Room, Pavilion No 2

 

 

 

Monday, 22 May 2006

 

08:15 – 08:50

Registration

Conference Room Foyer, Pavilion No 2

 

 

 

09:00 – 09:30   

Opening Addresses

Ms Evgenia Koldanova,  Deputy  Foreign Minister of Bulgaria

 

 

H. E. Amb. Karl Diem of Austria on behalf of the Austrian Presidency of the European Union, Embassy of Austria, Sofia

 

 

Mr György Balogh, Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Budapest

9:40 - 11:00

Session 1: 

Export Control Machinery: Focus on Industry/Trade

 

Moderator:    

Mr György Balogh, Arms Control & Non-Proliferation Department, MFA, Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

“The Role of Industry Outreach in Export Control: Players, Commitments & Interaction”, Mr Radoslav Deyanov, Arms Control & International Security Department, MFA, Bulgaria

 

 

“Corporate Responsibility for Security: Export Control Dimensions”,  Ms Sibylle Bauer, Non-Proliferation and Export Control Project, SIPRI, Stockholm

 

 

Concerned industry and how to reach them”, Mr Werner Haider, Ministry of Economics & Labour, Austria

 

 

 

 

11:00 - 11:20

Break

(coffee/ tea, Conference Room Foyer, Pavilion No 2)

 

 

 

11:20 - 12:30

Session 2:

Interaction with Business on Export Control Issues

 

Moderator:    

Mr Brian H. Nilsson, Operating Committee for Export Policy, Bureau of Industry & Security, US Department of Commerce

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

“Decision-Making on Export Control: Building Confidence with Industry” presentation and address,  Mr Thomas Tjäder, Inspectorate of Strategic Products, Sweden

 

 

“Government - Industry Co-operation”,  Ms Juliane Willmann-Lemcke, BAFA, Germany

 

 

“Industry Outreach and Personnel Training”,  Mr Jacek Sliwowski, Export Control Department, Ministry of Economy, Poland

12:45 – 14:00

Buffet-Lunch

Conference Room Foyer, Pavilion No 2

 

 

 

 

14.15 – 15:45

Session 3:

Export Control Architecture and Policy Issues

 

Moderator:

Mr Graham Glover, Arms Trade Unit, Counter-Proliferation Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

Introductory Address on behalf of the Chair of the Australia Group followed by Australian Export Controls Outreach Strategy”,  Mr Allan Sweetman, Representative of the Chair of the Australia Group, Australian Embassy, Athens

 

 

 

“Decision-Making on Export Licenses: Agencies Coordination & Interaction with Industry”,  Mr Brian H. Nilsson, Operating Committee for Export Policy, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

 

“Responsible Arms Exports: Industry Cooperation for Stability and Predictability”, Mr Ted Seay, Secretariat of the Wassenaar Arrangement, Vienna.

 

 

 

 

15:45 - 16:15

Break

(coffee/tea, conference room foyer)

 

 

 

 

16:15 – 18:00

Session 4:

The EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports: Application & Harmonization Experience

 

Moderator:

Ms Sibylle Bauer, Non-Proliferation and Export Control Project, SIPRI, Stockholm

 

Speakers:

“The Development of the EU Code of Conduct: Practical implementation in the United Kingdom”,  Mr Graham Glover, Arms Trade Unit, Counter-Proliferation Department, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

 

 

“Transparency in Arms Export” presentation and address,  Mr Pim van Gemeren, Arms Control and Arms Export Policy Division, MFA, the Netherlands

 

 

“The Czech Experience with the EU Code of Conduct”,       Mr Jiří Král, Common Foreign Security & Security Policy Department, MFA, the Czech Republic

 

 

“The EU Code of Conduct - a Paradigm or a Panacea?”,       Ms Nineta Barbulescu, Arms Control Department, MFA, Romania

 

 

 

 

19:45

Departure for dinner

In front of “Boyana Residence” Hotel, Pavilion No 2            

 

 

 

 

20:00 – 22:00

Dinner

Working dinner for all foreign participants on behalf of Deputy Foreign Minister Evgenia Koldanova,  Traditional Bulgarian restaurant (invitation cards indicating the place will be provided)

Tuesday, 23 May 2006

 

9:00 - 10:00

Session 5:  

Making National Export Controls in the Western Balkans Work Effectively: Progress Reports

 

Moderator:    

Mr Radoslav Deyanov, Arms Control & International Security Department, MFA, Bulgaria

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

Representatives of Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro

 

 

 

 

10:00 - 10:30

Break

(coffee/ tea, conference room foyer)

 

 

 

 

10:30 - 12:00

Session 6:

Modalities for Automation of Export Licensing Procedures

 

Moderator:    

Mr Thomas Tjäder, Inspectorate of Strategic Products, Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

EXBS Tracker Program: Automated Licensing System,.

Mr Dan Forbes, Office of Export Control Cooperation, Department of State, USA

 

 

“Dual-Use Goods and Technologies: A Bulgarian Business View”, Mr Borislav Georgiev, Norwood Bulgaria Ltd., Bulgarian Industrial Association, Bulgaria.

 

 

“Software tools for internal compliance programmes and product recognition",  Mr Toomas Raba, Interexport Management Systems Ltd, UK

 

 

“Annual Arms Exports Report Development Software”,      Mr. Diman Dimov, SEESAC, Belgrade

 

 

 

 

12:00 – 12:20   

Closing remarks:

Mr Radoslav Deyanov, Arms Control & International Security Department, MFA, Bulgaria

 

 

 

12:30 – 13:30

Buffet-Lunch

Hotel Restaurant, Pavilion No 2

14:00 onward

Departure of participants

 

 
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