Annual Export Conference

NADEC Annual Export Conference

Gathering America's export professionals to connect, collaborate, and solve problems together.

The NADEC Annual Export Conference, held annually 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.

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*This event is currently in the planning stages. Further details will be posted as they become available. Please check back or subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

NADEC 50 Year Anniversary

2024 NADEC Annual Export Conference Details

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the NADEC Engaging with Our Friends & Neighbors

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) presented the NADEC 50th Anniversary Export Conference on May 13-14, 2024 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.   

May 13-14, 2024

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036, US

Agenda:

Monday, May 13, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at The Mayflower Hotel (Networking reception from 5:30 – 7 pm)

Tuesday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. – Morning training session and afternoon visit to The Hill

More Details:

High-Level Discussions

This signature event included high-level discussions on the latest trade policy and advocacy issues impacting exporters, including The UNITED (Undertaking Negotiations on Investment and Trade for Economic Dynamism) Act, STEP (State Trade Export Program) Reauthorization, Friendshoring with our trusted allies from the UK, Australia, Canada, and trading with our neighbors south of the border. We learned about new developments for trade opportunities with Argentina and our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries. 

Roundtable Discussions 

Roundtable Discussions were offered in smaller groups for more in-depth discussions on exporting with specific FTA countries, industry sector discussions included aerospace, agriculture, & manufacturing, and the impacts of key trade issues related to aluminum & steel tariffs, cyber security, export controls, and global logistics.

2024 NADEC Export Conference Photos Roundtable Discussions

Supporting our local DECs is a key component of this conference. Discussions on DEC best practices were led by DECs that have been spotlighted for robust and unique programs in a roundtable format so participants could learn how they might be able to replicate these successful initiatives with their DEC.

Trade DNA Initiative

We also learned more about NADEC’s newest initiative: Trade DNA – A Trade Workforce Development Initiative. We would like to see this program implemented across the DECs in support of our export community.

Legislative Training Session

A Special Legislative Training Session was held on the second morning of the conference in preparation for meetings with Congressional Representatives on The Hill that afternoon. 

EXIM Bank / NADEC Survey Results

Click the button below to download the May 2024 EXIM Bank / NADEC Survey Results PowerPoint file.  

We want to be sure that we address your primary interests and key concerns regarding exporting.
We would also like to recognize those currently serving Congressional Representatives that help facilitate export growth with a special award for their support at this Conference.

We would like to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to provide your input by February 1st via the linked survey and make plans to join us for this timely event in May today! 

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Market your company to this targeted audience.
Corporate and Local DEC sponsorship opportunities are still available.

We would like to thank our 2024 sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Centers for International Business Education and Research

Silver Sponsors

Opportunity Available

Bronze Sponsors

Small Business

Conference Wi-Fi Sponsors

Click HERE to view the Corporate and Local DEC sponsors from last year. 

DEC Sponsors

AMBASSADOR

Alabama DEC
Arkansas DEC
Granite State DEC
Louisiana DEC
Mid-Atlantic DEC
Nebraska DEC
Northern Ohio DEC
Utah DEC

CONSUL

California Inland Empire DEC
East Michigan DEC
Georgia DEC
Greater Florida DEC
Idaho DEC
Illinois DEC
Indiana DEC
New York DEC
Puerto Rico DEC
San Diego Imperial DEC
Virginia DEC 

Featured keynotes and panels will be focused on Trade Policy Updates and Export Opportunities and Challenges. The NADEC Trade Policy Committee has identified timely issues that need to be addressed in order for U.S. exporters to have a fair playing field and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. 

ANNE BURKETT

Contact Anne Burkett, NADEC Vice Chair, at aburkett@naita.org with any questions.

To see last year’s conference details, view the 2023 Annual Export Conference Summary here

This is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and customers while getting the latest updates and analyses from renowned industry experts. 

Book your hotel now. Room rates are $339. The room block expires on April 17, 2023, or earlier, if the room block is filled. Make your reservations early!

May 13-14, 2024

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036, US

The National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) will present the NADEC 50th Anniversary Export Conference on
May 13-14, 2024 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  

Agenda:

Monday, May 13, 2023, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at The Mayflower Hotel (Networking reception from 5:30 – 7 pm)

Tuesday, May 14, 8:30 a.m. – Morning training session and afternoon visit to The Hill

More Details:

High-Level Discussions

This signature event will include high-level discussions on the latest trade policy and advocacy issues impacting exporters, including The UNITED (Undertaking Negotiations on Investment and Trade for Economic Dynamism) Act, STEP (State Trade Export Program) Reauthorization, Friendshoring with our trusted allies from the UK, Australia, Canada, and trading with our neighbors south of the border. We will learn about new developments for trade opportunities with Argentina and our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partner countries. 

Roundtable Discussions 

Roundtable Discussions will be offered in smaller groups for more in-depth discussions on exporting with specific FTA countries, Industry sector discussions including aerospace, agriculture, & manufacturing, and the impacts of key trade issues related to aluminium & steel tariffs, cyber security, export controls, and global logistics.

Supporting our local DECs is a key component of this conference. Discussions on DEC best practices will be led by DECs that have been spotlighted for robust and unique programs in a roundtable format so participants can learn how they might be able to replicate these successful initiatives with their DEC.

Trade DNA Initiative

We will also learn more about NADEC’s newest initiative: Trade DNA – A Trade Workforce Development Initiative. We would like to see this program implemented across the DECs in support of our export community.

Legislative Training Session

A Special Legislative Training Session will be held on the second morning of the conference in preparation for your meetings with your Congressional Representatives on The Hill that afternoon. 

We want to be sure that we address your primary interests and key concerns regarding exporting.
We would also like to recognize those currently serving Congressional Representatives that help facilitate export growth with a special award for their support at this Conference.

We would like to hear from you!
Please take a few minutes to provide your input by February 1st via the linked survey and make plans to join us for this timely event in May today! 

Featured keynotes and panels will be focused on Trade Policy Updates and Export Opportunities and Challenges. The NADEC Trade Policy Committee has identified timely issues that need to be addressed in order for U.S. exporters to have a fair playing field and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. 

ANNE BURKETT

Contact Anne Burkett, NADEC Vice Chair, at aburkett@naita.org with any questions.

To see last year’s conference details, view the 2023 Annual Export Conference Summary here

This is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with friends, colleagues, and customers while getting the latest updates and analyses from renowned industry experts. 

Book your hotel now. Room rates are $339. The room block expires on April 17, 2023, or earlier, if the room block is filled. Make your reservations early!

2024 Sponsorships Opportunities

Market your company to this targeted audience.
Corporate and Local DEC Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

2023 Local DEC Sponsors

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