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Thursday April 28, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Check-in & Breakfast at 7:30 AM. Program at 8:00 AM.




Houston Community College - Spring Branch Campus 
1010 W. Sam Houston Parkway North
Eagle Room
Houston, TX 77043


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For Information or Sponsorship Details Please Contact

Karl Maier
Chair, Houston DEC 
(713) 860-0282




Export University - April 28, 2016

Expanding Your Export Business

 (Level 200 Course)
Presented by the Houston District Export Council

Expanding Your Export Business 

April 28th, 2016


Cost: $65.00

(Includes Presentation & Light Breakfast)


Please register by clickiing the link below!


Export University...

is a series of courses on international trade topics coordinated by the District Export Council (DEC), a volunteer, non-profit organization associated with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. DEC Members are appointed by the Commerce Secretary to provide mentoring on exporting. The objective of the Export University is to enhance the sk8ills of U.S., Busniess to better complete in the global market place.


Session Synopsis

This is a three part workshop that will include:

  • Metro Export Plan - a result of the Greater Houston Partnership's work with the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brooking's Institution and JP Morgan Chase. The plan features an analysis of our region's export economy and offers recommendations to help Houston companies expand their business through exporting goods and services around the world. (Presenter: Greater Houston Partnership)   
  • The Export Professional Panel, featuring a discussion from industry experts with first-hand knowledge of marketing and growing exports internationally. (Presenters: HDEC members/supporters including Diana Urelius - Assistant Secretary & Senior Compliance Manager for Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift and others)

  • Creating an International Value Proposition Workshop, Learn how to position and differentiate your company from competitors. During this session you will acturally craft your own value proposition. (Presenter: Denise Patrick - Managing Director of Energy Markets Access - a Business Intelligency Agency specializing in buyer behavior.)

Please join us to learn as our expert presenters share what you need to know to achieve success in exports. 

Who Should Attend  

  • Exporters or Potential exporters seeking to enter new markets for their products or services  
  • Owners of companies currently involved in export sales or looking to expand into international markets
  • Export management & staff involved in international sales, procurement, export operations and anyone with responibility in export functions
  • Business professionals interested in networking with HDEC members & other trade professionals

Export U presenters are international trade practitioners who are associated with or recruited by members of the HDEC.

Thank you for your interest in Houston DEC sponsored events.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.


Nancy Webb
Houston District Export Council - Export University Chair


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Export University® and Excellence in Export Education® are registered service marks of Export University, Inc. used herein under license from Export University, Inc. Export University courses are offered exclusively by District Export Councils in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service.