From Embargoes to Engagement: Navigating New Economies


As sanctions ease and economic opportunities grow, dialogue between government officials and the private sector is critical for a smooth transition and healthy investment climate.

Join YPFP on September 8, 2016 for a half-day conference focused on lessons learned in newly opening economies (Iran, Cuba, and Burma). This experience will provide a forum where policymakers and the actors they regulate can identify hurdles they experience as they implement and react to changing sanctions programs. The conference will feature a mix of government officials, business leaders, and legal experts.

The event will include a "couples counseling" session during which leaders in government and the private sector will discuss challenges they commonly face in new economies and a case study of recent investment in Cuba. Participating organizations will include the National Security Council, Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, Department of State, Export-Import Bank, and many leading private sector companies.*

This event is open to the public, but space is limited so please RSVP below. The conference will be off the record and closed to the press.


Adam Szubin
Acting Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
U.S. Department of Treasury


Guillermo Artiles
Cuba Task Force for the Hispanic National Bar Association
Shannon Barna
Lead Compliance Manager
General Electric
Allan Christian
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Department of Commerce
Tarek Fahmy
Deputy Director, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation
U.S. Department of State
Joshua Holzer
Chief Counsel for Global Trade
John Hughes 
Senior Director
Albright Stonebridge Group
Rebecca Karnak
Global Public Policy
Bernadette Meehan
Senior Advisor to the Deputy National Security Advisor
White House National Security Council
Brett Perlmutter
Head of Cuba Strategy & Operations
Adam Smith 
Of Counsel
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Brad Smith 
Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control)
U.S. Department of Treasury
Alana Tummino
Director of Policy & Head of Cuba Working Group
Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Jordan Valdés
Vice President
Podesta Group
Tom Wyler
Counselor to the Secretary and Senior Advisor for International Economics
U.S. Department of Commerce


Special thanks to our host and lead sponsor, Hogan Lovells US LLP 


Hogan Lovells Page

With more than 45 offices across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Hogan handles large, varied, and complex trade matters in every major world market. Hogan Lovells provides counsel across the trade law spectrum, including export controls and cybersecurity, economic sanctions and anti-money laundering, trade remedies litigation, WTO disputes, State-related international trade arbitration, trade & investment legislation and policy (such as TPP and TTIP negotiations), CFIUS representations, anti-corruption compliance, import strategies and customs compliance, international data protection, cybersecurity, and legal mitigation strategies. 





*Speakers are subject to change 

August 30, 2016 at 8:30am - 12:30pm
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Columbia Square 555 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States
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