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An All-Day Event - Inside BIS: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices.

WIT-NC, PAEI and FTI Consulting Present 

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

El Prado Hotel
520 Cowper St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

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

Breakfast at 7:30 am
Program from 8:00 am to 4 pm
Networking Lunch at 12:00 pm
Round Table Discussion with Appetizers and Wine 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

No one knows the Bureau of Industry and Security better than the people who’ve worked there, and we’ve assembled some of the best for this one-of-a-kind deep dive into US export practice. Together, our expert panelists have 140+ years of experience working for BIS in Washington and around the globe, and they'll be joined by experienced practitioners from industry, consulting, and law firms.

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.

Become a WIT-NC member today! An individual membership pays for itself with this program, plus gives you discounted registration for future WIT-NC events.


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 Government Affairs and Trade, GlobalFoundries

Janice Whitaker
Senior Manager of Customs and Trade, Abbott
Program Agenda
7:30 - 8:30
8:30 - 8:45
Introduction and Program Overview
Janice Whitaker and Dan Fisher-Owens
8:45 - 9:15
How BIS Operates: Context Needed to Understand How to Work Within the System
Steve Wilcox, Tom Andrukonis
9:15 - 10:15
Classification and Licensing: Best Practices for CCATS, Licenses, and Other Guidance
Darrell Spires, Tom Andrukonis
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
The Role of BIS in Reviewing Compliance Programs and Remediation Plans
Tom Andrukonis, Matt Bell, Karmi Leiman
11:30 - 12:00
Various Options to Obtain Advice and Guidance from BIS
Tom Andrukonis, Matt Bell
12:00 - 1:00
Networking Lunch
1:00 - 2:00
Office of Export Enforcement
Julie Salcido, Steve Wilcox
2:00 - 3:00
Violation Detected - Now What?
Dan Fisher-Owens, Matt Bell, Tom Andrukonis
3:00 - 3:15
3:15 - 4:00
Targeting by Export Enforcement
Steve Wilcox, Peining Zhao, Tom Andrukonis
4:00 - 6:00
Happy Hour Reception and Presenter Roundtables


Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM
El Prado Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA   94301

1 650 322 9000
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jassana Barrera
Raymond Moy
Open to All
Registration is required before Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation Notices must be processed through Club Express or sent by email to by 5pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023. We're sorry, cancellation requests received after that date and time are non-refundable.