2014 Southwest Regional DEC Forum
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2014 First Southwest Regional DEC Forum
“Sharing Best Practices for DECs & Exporters”
April 30, 2014
International Trade Center
San Antonio, Texas
The Texas Camino Real District Export Council is proud to announce the first Southwest Regional DEC Forum – Sharing Best Practices for DECs and Exporters. This forum will allow participants the opportunity to stay in San Antonio for Discover Global Markets: Africa and Middle East on May 1&2, 2014.
This forum is taking its lead from the National DEC Forum held last fall. We know that many of the regional DEC members were unable to make that event, so we wanted to continue the discussion for the most popular sessions. Cost to attend is $65.
We want this to be very interactive and ask that you have your members participate in one of the panel subjects. What is your DEC’s best practice you want to highlight? What can we do better as a DEC to serve the exporters? How can we attract more exporters to our DECs? What legislative issues are affecting exporters? Let’s discuss how to make our DECs work for us.
We have made arrangements for the attendees to the Southwest Regional DEC Forum to attend the Discover Global Markets: Africa and Middle East at the reduced rate of $295. DEC attendees can also stay at the Embassy Suites San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk at the government rate of $170, if you book by April 10th. Find additional details for both the hotel and Discover Global Markets under the registration link at the end of the registration form.
9:30 am – 10:30 am SW DEC Chair Meeting
10:30 am – 11:00 am Registration/Coffee/Networking
11:00 am – 11:30 am Welcome & Introductions – Shawn Levsen
11:30 am – 12:15 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch
1:00 pm – 4: 30 pm DEC Best Practices – Let’s discuss what’s going on in our Region, similar to what was discussed at the National DEC Forum
• DEC Counseling/Mentoring
• DEC Outreach & Educational Programs
• DEC Legislative Outreach & Advocacy
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Reception
Discover Global Markets 20 SCOs invited.
Early Attendees from Discover Global Markets: Africa and Middle East
Embassy Suites San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk
125 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 USA
call 1-800-Embassy (800-362-2779) or book online.