2017 DEC of the Year Award presented to Hawaii-Pacific DEC by Erin Walsh, Asst Secretary and Director General of US and Foreign Commercial Service at the National DEC Export Symposium.
Congratulations Hawaii-Pacific District Export Council! Your achievements and hard work on promoting exports and supporting the exporters in the Hawaii-Pacific region are exemplary!
2017 Executive Secretary of the Year Award presented to Greg Sizemore of North Carolina DEC by Dr. Robert Brown, Chair, National DEC, and Erin Walsh, Asst Secretary and Director General of US and Foreign Commercial Service
2017 is the inaugural year for the National District Export Council’s Executive Secretary of the Year Award. We are pleased to be able to recognize the outstanding support provided by our colleagues at the Commercial Service which contributes to the successful operation of a District Export Council. We received nominations from DECs across the country and had a number of very well qualified candidates.
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Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National District Export Council, with a record setting attendance, this year’s Annual National DEC Export Symposium had several panels focusing on the key export issues and updates. Panels included Export Controls Update, Export Control Programs, Federal and Local Program and Grants, Trade Policy Updates and Key Issues, and EXIM Bank Update.
In the National DEC Forum, we discussed the key topics in management of the DECs; such as DEC Governance, Strategic Projects and DEC engagement methods. DEC members dedicated the afternoon session to visits to the Congressional leaders at the Capitol Hill. Evening reception was hosted at the Capitol Visitor Center in conjunction with Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
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