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Jonathan Szucs
CWTA Board Member &
NADEC Vice Chair & Chair, Events Committee
In-person Event!
May 19 - 20, 2022

Why Attend the NADEC Annual Spring Conference in May?

To All CWTA Members:
Please be sure that you are registering and booking your hotel for the NADEC Annual Spring Conference being held May 19-20, 2022 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center. This conference will be the first in-person NADEC conference since the beginning of COVID. The topics that will be covered in 2022 have a profound effect on trade moving forward.

In the Trade Policy track of this conference, you will hear about trade policy including the U.S. – U.K. trade relationship. We say this because our friends in the U.K. now say that they are finished with Brexit and we should pivot to a conversation on the future of trade between the U.S. and the U.K.
  • You will also hear from speakers from several African nations on how to conduct business in their countries.
  • Other panels of interest include exporting to island nations and exporting to South American countries.
  • On the heels of the 2022 Trade Winds event being held in Dubai in March, we will also have a panel focused on doing business in the Middle East.
On the Compliance side of the conference, our panel on EAR vs. ITAR is just one of the many topics to be covered. What about Cybersecurity? What a hot topic and one that you will also find in our loaded agenda for 2022.
  • Are you a small business looking to leverage an educational institution to help grow your exports? Hear from our panel experts on how to use those resources that are available to you.
  • Maybe you are a business in the travel and tourism industry that has been decimated by the pandemic? Come and hear from our experts on how to export in those sectors.
COVID has severely curtailed many local DECs from their normal activities. That is why there will be DEC-related panels available to help energize and invigorate local DECs.
Come hear from DECs who have found creative solutions to the COVID issue when conducting their DEC business.

Last, but certainly not least, you should attend to network with all your legislators, members of Congress, speakers, moderators and fellow international trade members. This is the first NADEC opportunity in 2022 for you to meet and speak to everyone. Take advantage of this and join us for the 2022 NADEC Annual Spring Conference!
Climate Change & the Implications for International Business
Feb. 16, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST
►This 28th annual forum will provide a bird's eye view of the global climate change debate including a review of the outcomes of COP26 and what this means for international companies.
►Keynote: "What will it take to compete and collaborate in a climate emergency. Lessons from COP26". Rachel Kyte, CMG, Dean of the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
►Followed by a panel discussion with Business Executives moderated by Dr. Peter Abbott, OBE., British Consul General to New England.
South Bound Trade Initiative -
A Fresh Approach to Trade and National Security in the Americas
Feb.17, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
►This program will bring you an innovative perspective on how to leverage the implementation of the new USMCA, Mexico’s and Latin American competitive reshoring options with the existing FTAs in the Americas creating healthy and diversified regional business strategies, more local and less vulnerable to geographical and geopolitical challenges.
Chief Architect – Ernesto Pinal, Co-Chair, Trade Policy & Legislative Affairs Committee, NADEC
Reshoring / Nearshoring Strategies for Today's Supply Chain Challenges
February 23, 2022 9-10AM CST
►Challenges such as global pandemics and other disruptions have strained supply chains, necessitating constant strategic planning.
►This webinar will cover:
  • How reshoring a portion of your supply chain can reduce your supply chain risks significantly
  • How nearshoring, thru the usage of the USMCA Treaty, can further reduce your Supply Chain Risks
U.S.-Caribbean Business Conference
April 12-13, 2022 Miami, FL
Join us in person at the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon!
►The Caribbean represents a large $23 billion export market for U.S. firms. The South Florida District Export Council in collaboration with Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service is organizing the conference to help your company access opportunities across this important region.
►Participants will receive up-to-date market intelligence and help develop practical strategies for winning procurements and for exporting their goods and services.
"In The Works"
The NADEC Education & Training Committee is busy planning the 2022 calendar of webinars. We welcome your ideas for speakers and other events. Please contact Tom Dustman, Co-Chair: tdustman@sunnen.com
  • March: Managing Cross Border Employees
  • April: Discussion with representatives from NASBITE International
  • June: Tourism – Best practices for international visitors
  • July: Foreign Trade Zones – Benefits and Utilization
  • September: Supply Chain update
  • October: DEC Membership – benefits of involvement
  • November: Best practices – discussion with local DECs
Opportunities in the German Music Industry
A2IM -ITA MDCP Trade Talks Series 2022
Feb. 23. 2022, 11:00am-12:00pm EST
Join us for a music market briefing on Germany and learn about upcoming opportunities, music trends, events such as Reeperbahn, and relevant industry resources.
The targeted audience includes A2IM members, U.S. music companies/organizations including record labels, musicians, artist managers, publishing companies, etc.
Questions? Contact: marisel.trespalacios@trade.gov
Exporting Medical Devices to Southeast Asia
March 8-9, 2022, 8:00am-9:30am EST
Join the U.S. Commercial Service-Long Island on March 8-9 for a Virtual Webinar on Exporting Medical Devices to Southeast Asian markets including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
The webinar will highlight the healthcare industry of each country, the best prospects for exporting U.S. medical devices and technology, and regulatory procedures. Target attendees are U.S. medical device makers and health IT solutions developers from over the U.S.
Questions? Contact jamel.hicks@trade.gov
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