From Embargoes to Engagement: Navigating New Economies

Advanced RSVPs are now closed, but on-site registration will be available. Please check-in with security upon arrival and tell them that you are attending the YPFP conference.

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 examining the challenges of doing business in markets that face sanctions and what stakeholders can expect in 2017 and beyond.


September 8, 2016

8:30-9:00     - Check-in & breakfast

9:00-9:45     - Welcome & keynote

9:45-10:30   - Panel I  "Couples Counseling" (between the public and private sector)

10:45-11:30 - Panel II  "New Economies in the New Administration"

11:45-12:30 - Panel III "Cuba: Case Study"

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
Alan Christian
Senior Export Analyst, BIS
U.S. Department of Commerce
Lee Ann Evans
Senior Policy Advisor
Engage Cuba
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, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of Treasury
Ashley Steinberg
Senior Associate, International Trade and Investment 
Hogan Lovells US LLP
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

About Hogan Lovells

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.







September 08, 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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