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IMA Webinar Broadcast: Economic Espionage – A Sophisticated Chinese Government Scheme

February 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

China wanted to become a naval power, and needed syntactic foam to do it. But a Chinese manufacturing firm couldn’t figure out a way to make the foam even with Chinese government funding. So instead, the Chinese firm hired a university professor to create a front company and gave him $3 million to recruit current and former employees of Trelleborg, the US Company that developed syntactic foam based on decades of research. The employees stole trade secrets from Trelleborg and gave them to the Chinese firm.

A four-year FBI investigation uncovered the details of the scheme and culminated charges for seven subjects and two companies. This webinar’s case study will include details of the investigation and prosecution, including how companies were targeted and what kinds of incentives the Chinese government dangled. Our speaker, SSA Roman Rozhavsky, will also offer recommendations for safeguarding research and emerging technologies. We hope you can join us!

Roman Rozhavsky, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.