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Trade DNA – Engaging Students, Our Future Exporters

Date & Time
1 May 2024 -
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join our webinar where we will hear from three individuals who are passionate about encouraging students to consider pathways towards exciting careers in exporting and global trade. There are wonderful stories throughout the NADEC network where DEC members have been connecting with academic leaders and students in schools and universities for many years. Join us to hear fresh perspectives on Trade DNA including ways to volunteer and engage your local DEC membership focusing on our future global business leaders.

Featured Speakers include:

Elyse Eriksson, Founder and CEO of ExportConnector.com of Dallas, Texas, specializing in export training and project management. Her passion is problem solving and training supported by her career experience and multi-level certifications including the NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional. She uniquely uses her alter-ego persona, “BettySue, Export Queen”, to solve “The Riddle of the ExporterTM” as a trainer and coach. Ms. Eriksson is a long time member of the North Texas District Export Council where she has served on the Executive Committee. 

Eddy Sumar, Founder and CEO of ER$ Consulting of Rancho Cucamonga, California specializing in Trade Financing and is a member of California’s Inland Empire District Export Council. Also, he is a member of the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as the Chair of Education and Youth Skills Development. He is the Patron of the OTIS Dream Project, “Education without Barriers”, in Zambia. Mr. Sumar has traveled to 143 countries (and counting) and has published 17 books and workbooks.  

Jim Anderson, Founder and CEO of ETCetera International, Inc.(Export Trading & Consulting) based in McKinney, Texas. ETC specializes in global business development for SMEs and is active with healthcare projects in the MENA region and West Africa. He taught International Marketing and Global Business Development at Baylor University for fifteen years retiring from his university role in 2023. Also, Mr. Anderson is a member of the North Texas DEC, where he serves on the Executive Committee, and a board member for the National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) where he leads the Trade DNA initiative.  

 The recording is available here . 

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Jim Anderson

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) works to support the regional District Export Councils throughout the United States.






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