2011 National DEC Leadership Forum
In partnership with the Centers for International Business Education and Research
Washington D.C.
April 11-12th, 2011


The National District Export Council Leadership Forum is SOLD OUT!
You can still register below for the Networking Reception.

The 2011 National District Export Council Leadership Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce in Washington D.C. The forum will include: a Plenary Session to discuss National Policy Positions and a planning session to discuss future conference dates, locations and planning responsibilities. Additional sessions will focus on DEC Best Practices in the following areas: Legislative/Congressional Outreach; Incorporation, Bylaws and Fundraising; Export University, the DEC 100 Mentoring Program. We also will discuss how to implement DEC strategies and what resources are available to DEC leaders. Lunch will include a roundtable discussion with DOC officials. A networking reception will follow the daylong program.

A Networking Reception will be held on Monday evening, April 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30. Department of Commerce officials, congressional leaders and their staffs, CIBER leaders, and leaders from NGOs involved in international trade and export promotion will be invited to attend.

This free program is designed for DEC chairs, vice chairs and executive secretaries, but is open to any DEC member who would like to attend. The Forum is free, but pre-registration is required. The all-day program will be held at the Department of Commerce.

The 2011 DEC Leadership Forum is being sponsored by the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). * The 33 CIBERs , located at select universities across the country, serve as regional and national resources to U.S. businesses, students, and teachers at all levels. During the DEC Leadership Forum, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the CIBER program as well as share best practices for how DECs and CIBERs can work together to improve our nation's international business competitiveness.

Click Here for the Draft Agenda.

Click Here to view the DEC Leadership Forum PowerPoint

Both the reception and the forum will be held in the Horizon room in the International Trade Center, Reagan Building.


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**The national CIBER program was created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. The Centers, administered by the U.S. Department of Education, work together to ensure the United States' long-term international competitiveness, and also support the President's National Export Initiative, by linking the manpower and technological needs of U.S. businesses with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.

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