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2017 Annual National DEC Export Symposium and Forum

September 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm



National DEC Export Symposium (Sep 27, 2017) open to all exporting community

This ​year’s Annual National DEC Export ​Symposium  will ​​have several panels focusing ​​on ​​the key export issues and updates. Panels will include Export Controls Update, Export Control Programs, Federal and Local Program and Grants, Trade Policy Updates and Key Issues, and EXIM Bank Update.

Some of our speakers include

  • Rep. Steven Chabot,  Chairman, House Small Business Committee
  • Rep. Andy Barr, House Financial Services Committee
  • Israel Hernandez, Acting Under Secretary for ITA, US Department of Commerce
  • Richard Ashooh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, US Department of Commerce – BIS
  • Erin Walsh, Assistant Secretary and Director General of US and Foreign Commercial Service, US Department of Commerce – ITA
  • Tom McGinty, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce – ITA
  • Michael Mosier, Associate Director for Sanctions Compliance & Enforcement, US Department of the Treasury – OFAC

​​National DEC Export Symposium ​​will ​​be ​​hosted by ​​the ​​U.S. ​​Chamber ​​of ​​Commerce​ in Washington, DC.

National DEC Annual Forum (Sep 28, 2017) open to DEC members nationwide

In the morning session we will discuss the key topics in management of the DECs, namely DEC legal structures, how to develop a sustainable strategic plans, in addition to presentation and review of the ongoing  DEC projects and lessons learned in DEC engagements. We will dedicate the afternoon session to visits to the Congressional leaders at the Capitol Hill. Evening reception will be hosted at the Capitol Visitor Center in conjunction with Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

​​National DEC Annual Forum ​​will ​​be ​​at Ronald Reagan International Trade Building, Washington, DC, with the evening reception being held at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC.

See agenda for the Symposium and Forum.


Registration Fees: 

  • Export Symposium only: $100 
  • DEC Forum only (DEC members) : $95
  • Export Symposium and DEC Forum (DEC members): $195


 Register Now!


Hotel Reservations:


Our room block is now active. You can begin making reservations for any nights of September 25 – 29, 2017.  The group rate is prevailing per diem, $231 per night, subject to 14.5% tax. The last day to make reservations with the group block, at the group rate is Friday, September 8th, 2017. Considering our last block of hotels is already sold out, please make a reservation now.

To make a reservation online, please click the link below and enter your stay dates.  A special code has already been entered: District Export Council

Or cut and paste the following text into your browser http://ichotelsgroup.com/redirect?path=rates&brandCode=HI&regionCode=1&localeCode=en&GPC=DC1&hotelCode=WASSM&_PMID=99801505

For those who prefer to call and make reservations, you can dial:

  • 877-834-3613
  • Reference the group code: DC1



  • Platinum sponsor for $5,000: Company mention in award ceremonies, logo and link on the NDEC website and printed materials at Symposium and Forum, and three registrations.
  • Gold sponsor for $2,500: Name and logo in the event distribution and printed materials at Symposium, and two registrations.
  • Silver sponsor for $500: Name and logo in the event distribution at Symposium and Forum, and half off one registration.
  • Bronze sponsor for $250: Name in the event distribution at Forum


Platinum and Gold Sponsorship requests:    Contact Mr. Oz Erdem at oerdem@districtexportcouncil.org

Silver and Bronze Sponsorship requests:   Sponsor Events!  and select the sponsorship type in the Registrant Type


Cancellation Policy:

For cancellation requests before September 1, 2017, full fee minus $30 processing fee will be refunded. On September 1, 2017 and after no refund will be provided. If another person to attend instead of a registrant please e-mail the name and contact details of the attendee to oerdem@districtexportcouncil.org latest by September 8, 2017.


September 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
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National District Export Council


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062 United States
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