Upcoming Events/Meetings: See dates and location below...

Global Markets

The U.S. Department of Commerce and North Carolina District Export Council's DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS The Americas Business Forum will be held in Charlotte on October 29-31, 2014 at the Westin in Uptown Charlotte. This conference will help companies grow through accessing export opportunities in The Americas. Registrants will be able to meet one-on-one with U.S. Commercial Diplomats visiting from Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru – for customized counseling. Attendees will also have access to the latest market intelligence and extensive networking opportunities. To register click here: www.export.gov/northcarolina/discovertheamericas.

One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Officers are available from the following countries:

  • North America: Canada and Mexico
  • Central America & The Caribbean: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Panama
  • South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador & Peru



2014 Export University Series/Meetings


Export University 101 "Basics of Exporting"
Basics of Exporting | Monroe, NC – June 26, 2014

Get the skills, strategies, insights, and network of contacts that are necessary to expand sales globally, Click here to Register




Past Events:


Export University 101 "Basics of Exporting" Basics of Exporting | Asheville, NC – June 6, 2014


Export University 101 "Basics of Exporting"
in Wilmington, NC April 24 - 25, 2014



Export University 201 "Focus on Export Finance and Getting Paid"
March 5th, 2014



Export University 101 "Introduction to Exporting"
February 20, 2014



Export University 301 - Export Licensing and Regulations
January 14, 2014



DEC Meeting: December 4, 2013

Export University 101 - Introduction to Exporting
December 4th, 2013


Discover 2013, Raleigh Marriott City Center
September 16-18, 2013


Export University 101, Charlotte
June 19, 2013


Export University 101, Ashville
June 6, 2013


Export University 101, Raleigh
may, 2013


Export University 101, Wilmington
April 25 - 26, 2013


Export University 101, Hickory
March 21, 2013


Export University 101, Mooresville
February 28, 2013

Export University 201- Website Globalization
March 14, 2013




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NCDEC of the YearNorth Carolina DEC is the 2010 DEC of the Year!

U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the North Carolina District Export Council the inaugural DEC of the Year Award. Wayne Cooper, Chair, NCDEC, received the award October 25th in Detroit at the annual International District Export Council Conference. In selecting North Carolina from among the 60 DECs, the U.S. Department of Commerce sited the council's "outstanding record of mentoring local new-to-export and new-to-market companies on exporting, and supporting President Obama's National Export Initiative. The federal agency said the group's work with local U.S. Export Assistance Centers is "critical to expanding U.S. exports and supporting American jobs." You can read the International Trade Association's full news release here