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Why You Should Attend
Companies, organizations, investors, and counsel must navigate a turbulent international business and regulatory environment. A potent combination of the Covid 19 epidemic, geo-political tensions, divisive and unpredictable electoral politics, and technological acceleration and convergence has dramatically impacted government policy, regulations, and enforcement activity regarding foreign investment, international trade and technology transfers, and data and supply chain security. Heightened national security-related risks and requirements, include (among others):
- Expanded regulatory and enforcement authority related to national security review of Foreign Direct Investment and telecommunications licensing, including multiple recent mandatory divestitures;
- Increased regulation of exports, including foreign-produced products using US technology; emerging and foundational technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, advanced computing, data analytics, and biotechnologies); and restrictions on many US technology exports to Hong Kong and to numerous Chinese end users;
- Heightened expectations and requirements regarding sensitive information and cybersecurity;
- Increased focus on supply chain and information network security, including prohibition on the use of IT and communications technology and power infrastructure sourced from companies or nationals of US adversaries; and
- Numerous US criminal investigations of alleged Chinese espionage and/or funding involving research institutions.
These dynamics are not limited to the United States. Australia, Europe, Canada, Japan, Israel, and China, among others, are reevaluating or changing their national security-related investment, trade, technology, and supply chain controls to account for a more contentious and unstable global environment.
While this turbulent environment presents new challenges for transactions and operations, it also creates opportunities for companies, organizations, investors, and counsel who engage and adapt. Companies, organizations, and investors that plan for and implement effective proactive, reactive, and mitigation strategies to navigate emergent security and regulatory risks and requirements will have an advantage in the market and unlock value for their stakeholders.
What You Will Learn
This one day conference will take a two-pronged approach to engage attendees and participants in identifying and developing effective strategies:
- First, there will be three panels, each one focused on identifying key developments and analyzing their impact in a substantive policy and regulatory issues area:
- Foreign investment national security reviews;
- Trade and technology controls; and
- Sensitive data, network, and supply chain security.
- Second, there will be three panels, each one focused on describing the current state of expectations, best practices, and practical success strategies in a risks and requirements posture area:
- Proactive: anticipating, defining, and reducing policy and regulatory risks and requirements before they manifest;
- Reactive: detecting, containing, and resolving policy and regulatory risks and requirements when they manifest; and
- Mitigation: designing, implementing, and operating effective controls and independent oversight to address policy and regulatory risks and requirements after they manifest.
Each panel will bring together industry, financial, regulatory, and policy experts; attorneys and professional service providers; US and foreign Government officials; and corporate and organization executives who operate at the intersection of policy, technology, trade, and finance to provide interdisciplinary insight into the risks and opportunities of a dynamic world.
Who Should Attend
- In-house and outside counsel for businesses and organizations involved in technology, infrastructure, data, and real estate
- Investors, financial advisors, and M&A attorneys engaged in FDI and cross-border transactions
- Executive leaders, risk managers, technology managers, and compliance personnel for businesses and organizations engaged with technology, infrastructure, and/or data
- Government officials, commentators, and policy makers engaged in the balance between prosperity, innovation, and security