Date & Time
21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
All Day

Key Bridge Marriott - Virginia


Don’t Miss the Exporting Event of the Year! 

National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) Annual Export Conference brings together the distinguished speakers, business leaders, high ranking U.S. and foreign government officers, exporters, manufacturers, service providers, and trade promotion agencies to discuss the latest news and updates on the Trade Policy, Export Market Opportunities, and Challenges on focused sectors and regions. Our Focus sectors this year include:

  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Aerospace
  • Emerging Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Smart Buildings and Infrastructure, and Robotics
  • Export of Education Services

Open to All Exporters and Business Leaders! Join us at this unique conference where you will have the opportunity to

  • Listen to the business leaders and exporters in break-out sessions and exciting panels on the Trade Policy, Global Market Review, Export Opportunities and Challenges, and DEC Management Best practices
  • Experience speed-networking with the other exporters, and
  • Discuss specific concerns and challenges with the experts in table topic discussions

Keynote Address by

  • Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce (invited)
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens Corporation
  • Kimberly Reed, Chair nominee, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.(invited)

Speakers and Panelists

  • Senior Executives and Representatives of the Large, Medium, and Small Size Businesses
  • Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
  • U.S. Trade Representative
  • EXIM Bank
  • Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Industry Trade Advisory Committee Members
  • U.S.- Foreign Country Business Councils
  • District Export Councils
  • Trade Promotion Agencies

Who Should Attend?

  • C-level executives
  • Federal and State government officials and employees
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Business Development, Sales & Marketing
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain, Logistics and Global Trade
  • District Export Council Members
  • Academicians and Researchers
  • Export/Trade Promotion Organization Representatives
  • Global Trade Professionals and Consultants

Fee Early Bird: $249 till March 31, $289 after March 31, 2019.

Agenda Overview

Trade Policy Track

  • EXIM Bank and Financing Your Exports
  • USMCA and Free Trade Agreements
  • Cyber Security and IP Protection
  • Indo-Pacific Policy Update

Export Opportunities and Challenges Track

  • Export Controls and Sanctions Update by the Senior Officials of the BIS, OFAC and the DDTC
  • Exporting in Emerging Industries: AI, Smart systems & buildings, Robotics
  • Global Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Outlook
  • Global Defense and Aerospace Outlook
  • International Education: Challenges and Opportunities for US Higher Education System
  • Supply Chain and Export Market Optimization

Global Markets Track

  • Emerging Markets: Catch the Wind in Brazil, India, South Africa, Turkey
  • One World, Two Trading Systems with China
  • Doing Business Where Others Don’t Dare: Russia, Cuba, Venezuela

DEC Management Practices

  • Export Training Best Practices
  • Tough Mission: Increasing Member Engagement
  • DEC Funding and Legal Issues

Table Topic Discussions

  • China- What’s Next
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Western Hemisphere
  • IndoPacific
  • 232/301 Investigations
  • Enforcement & Compliance- Anti Dumping and CVD
  • Supply Chain
  • EXIM Bank

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