NADEC Annual Export Conference

NADEC Annual Export Conference

May 21-22, 2019

Marriott Key Bridge Hotel
1401 Lee Hey
Arlington, VA 22209





8:00 – 8:30           

Registration and Networking

8:40 – 8:55

Welcome – Dr. Oz Erdem, NADEC Chair


Where Are We Headed? Future of the Global Trade and Exporting  

  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens Corporation

Trade Policy Update

Potomac  A

9:30 – 9:50a        US Trade Representative Update

  • Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary,  U.S. Trade Representative for Small Business

9:50 – 10:50a        US-Mexico-Canada Agreement

  • Shawn Jarosz, President, TradeMoves (Moderator)
  • Dean Wilson,  Dir., Supply Chain, Valvoline
  • John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere, ITA, DoC
  • Matt McKnight, Chief Operating Officer, US Dairy Export Council
  • Jeff Werner, Vice President, Corporate & Government Affairs, Panasonic Corporation of North America

10:50-11:05a         Break

11:05 – 12:00p     EU and UK Trade

  • Ernesto Pinal,  VP, NextScan, Inc. (Moderator)
  • Mark Wingate, Chairman, Maxi Volt
  • Nate LaMar, Intl Regional Sales Manager Draper, Inc.
  • EU-UK USTR Official

Export Opportunities and Challenges

Potomac  C

9:30 – 10:45     Global Opportunities and Challenges in AI, Smart Systems and IoT

  • David Logsdon, Senior Director, Emerging Technologies, CompTIA (Moderator)
  • Dr. Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
  • William Carter, Deputy Director, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Christine Bliss, President, Coalition of Service Industries
  • Liam B. Weston, Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), Raytheon

10:45-11:00a – Break

11:00 – 12:00p Export Controls Update

Panel speakers are Representatives of the DoC Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)


Potomac ABC

Lunch & Department of Commerce ITA Update   



Keynote AddressWilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce 

Trade Policy Update

Potomac  A

1:45-2:45p           Policy Update: Cyber Security and IP Protection

  • Rudy Ortiz, Arkansas EDC (Moderator)
  • Darrell Mottley, Banner-Witcoff
  • Pat Toth, Program Manager, Cybersec at NIST MEP
  • Adam Bobrow, CEO, Foresight Resilience Strategies

2:45-3:00p           Break

3:00-3:50p          Financing Overseas Projects and Exports

Innovative opportunities in key federal programs for project financing and procurement.

  • Bill Cummins, Alabama SBDC (Moderator)
  • Edward Burrier, OPIC
  • Alan Beard, Interlink Capital Strategies
  • Prabhat Garg, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Export Opportunities and Challenges

Potomac  C

1:45-2:45p       International Education: Challenges and Opportunities for US Higher Education System

  • Dr. Bryan Andriano, Executive Director, Global & Experiential Education, GWU
  • Mark Matsumoto, CEO, California ETEC

2:45-3:00p        Break

3:00-3:50p       Global Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Outlook

  • Rene Van De Zande, Dir & GM, Emergo Group (Moderator)
  • Elena Stegemann, COO, McCreadie Group
  • Patricia Wu, Managing Director, Crowell & Moring
  • Kevin Harper, Life & Health Sciences Division, UL
  • Zach Helzer, VP, AdvaMed
3:50 – 4:50p
Speed Networking
5:00 – 7:30p


DEC Management
Potomac Salon A

9:00-10:00a   Export Training Best Practices 

  • Andrea Ratay, VP, TD Bank, New York DEC (Moderator)
  • Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC, George Mason Univ., Virginia-DC DEC
  • Robert Erwin, Export-U, Georgia DEC
  • Margy Lang, CEO, Sportive Marketing, Central-North Florida DEC

10:00-10:45a Tough Mission: Increasing Member Engagement

  • Sandra Renner, Chair, FasTrack Globalizer, Minnesota DEC (Moderator)
  • Estela Molini, Operations Manager, AKG of America, North Carolina DEC

10:45-11:00a   Break

11:00-12:00   DEC Funding and Legal Issues

  • Eric Kunkel, Founding Partner, CCK Strategies, Oklahoma DEC (Moderator)
  • Michael Salerno, VP, First National Bank of Omaha, Nebraska DEC
  • Jerry Sumida, Carlsmith Ball, Hawaii-Pacific Export Council
Trade Policy and Global Markets Update
Potomac  Salon C

9:00-10:00a     Global Aerospace Market Outlook

  • Karen Wyman, Elbit Systems (Moderator)
  • Keith Webster, President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Robert McEntire, U.S. Dept of Commerce, Office of Transportation and Machinery
  • Aimee Okamoto, VP, Industrial Metals International Ltd

10:00-10:45a    Doing Business Where Others Don’t Dare

Russia, Cuba, Venezuela

  • Scott Blacklin, Blacklin Associates (Moderator)
  • Olga M. Pina, Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP
  • Randi B. Levinas, EVP and COO, US-Russia Business Council
  • Laura Rojas, Nodum International

10:45-11:00a   Break

11:00-12:00   One World, Two Trading Systems with China

  • David Day, Global Risk Mitigation Strategies (Moderator)
  • Craig Allen, President, US-China Business Council
  • Michael Sacharski, former head of GTE China
  • Ryan Hass, Former Director for China, National Security Council


Potomac ABC

Lunch & Table Topic Discussions

  • China- What’s Next
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Western Hemisphere
  • IndoPacific
  • 232/301 Investigations
  • Enforcement & Compliance- Anti Dumping and CVD
  • Supply Chain



Keynote Address – Jeffrey Goettman

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer, EXIM Bank

11:45 – 2:45p

Emerging Markets: Catch the Wind!: Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey

  • Holly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Senior Advisor, Dept. of Compact Procurement (Moderator)
  • Nathan Muncaster, of Global Business Dev., Polyguard
  • Jennifer Miel, Director, US-Turkey Business Council, US Chamber of Commerce

2:45 – 3:00p


3:00 – 3:50p

Supply Chain and Export Market Optimization

  • Tom Cook, Managing Director, Blue Tiger International (Moderator)
  • Norm Schenk, Vice President, UPS

3:50 – 4:45p

Potomac ABC

Indo-Pacific Strategy

  • Jonathan Szucs, General Manager, ASI (Moderator)

4:45 – 5:00p

Potomac ABC

Closing Remarks