NADEC Annual Export Conference

Event Information

National Association of District Export Councils

The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 13, 2024, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of NADEC

The National Association of District Export Council's (NADEC) Annual Export Conference held in Washington, D.C., brings together distinguished speakers including business leaders, high-ranking U.S. and foreign government officials, exporters, trade service providers, and trade promotion agencies.

This Conference provides space for industry peers to share expertise, proven export strategies, effective resources, and more during concurrent sessions.

Agenda

  • 8:00 am — Welcome

  • 8:30 am — Opening Plenary
    • "On the couch" conversation between key officials from the US and UK.
  • 9:20 am — Breakout Session 1
    • Friendshoring
      • A private sector panel with speakers from the UK, Australia, Canada and the US.
    • Trade Issue Roundtables Discussions
      • Cyber Security Risks
      • Export Controls
      • Managing Freight Forwarders and Export Carriers
    • Export 101 - Developing a Successful Export Sales Strategy
    • EU Sustainability Requirements/Regulations
  • 10:05 am — Break
  • 10:20 am — Breakout Session 2
    • Engaging with Our Neighbors South of the Boarder
      • Argentina: An Evolving Market for U.S. Exporters
    • Industry Sector Roundtable Discussions
      • Aerospace/Defense
      • Agriculture
      • General Manufacturing
      • Healthcare
      • Technology
  • 11:10 am — Breakout Session 3
    • How Tariff and Non-Tariff Trade Barriers are Wreaking Havoc in the EU Marketplace
    • Export South - Mexico and Beyond
  • 11:55 am —Break
  • 12:15 pm — NADEC Luncheon - 50th Anniversary of the DECs
    • Opening Remarks - Jonathan Szucs, NADEC Chair
    • The Honorable Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce (invited)
  • 1:30 pm — Fireside Chat with the Small Business Administration
    • SBA Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman (invited)
  • 2:00 pm — Break
  • 2:20 pm —Breakout Session 4
    • What's New at SBA?
    • Trade DNA - A Trade Workforce Development Initiative
  • 3:10 pm — Breakout Session 5
    • Advocating for SME Exporters
      • STEP Program Reauthorization
      • EXIM Bank Reauthorization
    • DEC Strategic Recruitment, Engagement, and the Next Generation
  • 4:00 pm — The Next Trade Frontier
  • 4:45 pm — Presentation of Executive Secretary of the Year and DEC of the Year
  • 5:15 pm — Closing Remarks
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm — Networking Reception

Registration Fee

  • Standard Rate: $349
  • Early-Bird Rate (until March 15): $299

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