National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) board annually elects its new executive committee members. Central-North Florida District Export Council (DEC) chair Dr. Oz Erdem is elected as the new Chairman of the National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) at the annual meeting in Washington, DC for 2018-19.  In his opening remarks at the Annual Export Symposium and DEC Forum which was held on October 2-3, Mr. Erdem reiterated the NADEC’s role in supporting the District Export Councils throughout the U.S. NADEC strives for increasing the awareness and understanding of the importance of exports to the U.S. economy through education, legislative outreach, and engagement with all relevant stakeholders.

               NADEC Chair Oz Erdem with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

Over 90 District Export Council members, Department of Commerce officers, as well as Industry representatives attended 2018 NADEC Legislative Summit to share the recent developments and work on the pressing issues on U.S. foreign trade and exporting. This year’s NADEC Legislative Summit focused on the perspective from the new administration on trade policies as well as outlook on legislative trade policy issues.

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross with NADEC Chair Robert Brown and Vice Chair Oz Erdem