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National DEC Hosted 2016 National DEC Forum

national dec forum, district export council forum

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, the 2016 National DEC Forum provided an update on the latest trends impacting exports and your DEC. This year's Forum activities included the following:

  • Opening remarks – Philip Pittsford (IL-DEC), Chair Emeritus
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  • Remarks from the U.S. Department of Commerce – Antwuan Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, for US Operations, U.S. Commercial Service
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  • Introduction of new officers at National DEC
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  • Committee annual reports with Q & A and Comments

        - Trade and Legislative by Dr. Robert Brown (KY DEC), Chair

        - Communications & Outreach by Philip Pittsford (IL DEC)

        - Social Media/website by Dr. Oz Erdem (North-Central West FL DEC)

  • Trade Americas Initiative Presentation by Dr. Oz Erdem
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  • Panel discussion on Trade with the Americas Region

- Dr. Robert Brown - moderator

- John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

- Philip Pittsford

- Dr. Oz Erdem

 

  • Keynote speaker: Judy Reinke, Deputy Director General, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce 
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  • Presentation of DEC of the Year Award
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  • ITA Legislative Priorities- Discussion, updates and Q & A

         Jordan Haas, Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

 

 

 

 

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