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NADEC Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Platinum: $5,000 ‐ includes host of a break-out session and company promotion during conference break or host a NADEC Webinar, five free registrations at the Annual Export Conference, special mention at the conference, logo on sponsor board, and company logo and link on the website for a year.

Gold: $2,500 ‐ includes choice of company promotion during conference break or host of a NADEC Webinar, three free registrations to the Annual Export Conference, logo on sponsor board, and company logo and link on the website for a year.

Silver: $1,000 – includes three free registrations to the Annual Export Conference, and your logo on sponsor board.

DEC: $500.00 – includes two free registrations to Annual Export Conference, and your logo on sponsor board.

For further information and to secure your sponsorship, please contact Michael Salerno, NADEC Treasurer, at


Join the Minnesota District Export Council and Shipping Solutions for a FREE four-part webinar series addressing Export Compliance during World Trade Month in May.

May 4: The Importance of an Export

Compliance Program

May 11: Avoiding Export Compliance Failures

May 18: Do Your Products Require an Export License?

May 25: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: What You Need to Know

Registration for all webinars can be found here:


The Puerto Rico District Export Council is hosting 2 webinars on “Doing Business in Colombia” in May. On May 13, the webinar will be in Spanish and on May 19 the webinar will be in English. Topics will include the FTA between the US and Colombia and Business Opportunities in Colombia.

May 13, 10 am EDT

“Cómo hacer negocios en Colombia”

FREE – Register at

May 19, 10 am EDT – “Doing Business in Colombia” – FREE – Register at


May is World Trade Month in the United States and is an opportunity to recognize the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy and encourage U.S. businesses to begin or expand their exports.

Companies that export grow revenue and profits faster, are less likely to go out of business, and pay their workers more than companies that don’t. With 95% of the world’s consumers located outside the U.S., exports can help grow companies’ overall sales and profits, reduce their dependence on a single market, and extend the life of existing product lines.

Numerous Trade Webinars are available at no cost during World Trade Month.

See World Trade Month Webinars Here!


Let’s Increase DEC Member Engagement!

NADEC DEC Member Engagement Survey: All DEC members will receive the NADEC DEC Member Engagement Survey from Survey Monkey the first week of May. The purpose of this survey is to determine how the NADEC can be a better resource for you and your local DEC by gaining an understanding of the depth of member engagement within the individual DECs, any roadblocks that keep the DECs and their members from being fully engaged in the DEC, and opportunities on how DECs can better collaborate with others to broaden their message on the importance of international trade to our nation’s economy. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and provide us with input that will help us assist all DECs across the nation.  

UPDATE OF NADEC WEBSITE INITIATIVE: NADEC would like every local DEC to have its own presence on the worldwide web! NADEC is providing 2 options to local DECs to develop a cost-effective website. Funding assistance is available. If your local DEC does not have a website and would like further information on this initiative, please contact Shawn Levsen, NADEC Chair or Anne Burkett, NADEC Communications Officer.

NADEC is offering local DECs several benefits to facilitate DEC Member Engagement. Local DECs can take advantage of a 40% discount using Constant Contact to communicate with their members. Local DECs can to sign-up through this URL: [].

Please contact Anne Burkett for further information.

In order to get the broadest exposure for NADEC’s communications on social media, please “like” our Facebook page and share our posts, follow our Twitter feed and “retweet” NADEC’s tweets. We encourage NADEC members and members of the individual District Export Councils to include your DEC membership on your LinkedIn profile to heighten the visibility of the faces of trade! You can click on the icons below to access NADEC’s social media.