Ohio DEC - A Gateway for Ohio Companies and Export Businesses

The Ohio District Export Councils created this website to give export companies an all-inclusive resource for international trade events in the Ohio and Northern Kentucky regions. This calendar contains training opportunities, geo-political events, and networking opportunities for not only Ohio companies, but those in the Northern Kentucky region, as well. We welcome you to our website and encourage your participation in the listed events.

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The Future of Cleveland's International Shipping Industry

Event Start Date: 10/26/2018 12:00 PM

Event End Date: 10/26/2018 1:30 PM

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Join Us for BACC Ohio's October Link Club Lunch- October 26th, 2018


Delmonico's Steakhouse

6001 Quarry Lane

Independence, OH 44131



Guest Speaker:

Mr. Claus Sorensen,VP Great Lakes and Midwest, Spliethoff -Cleveland


The Future of Cleveland's International Shipping Industry

Mr.Sorensen will share his perspective on the global shipping industry of Cleveland and the Great Lakes Region. As the first major port of call on the Great Lakes closest to the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Port of Cleveland is the international transportation hub of America’s heartland and the economic engine for Cuyahoga County. The Port ships over 13 million tons of cargo annually – everything from steel to cement. Claus will share how Spliethoff'sCleveland Europe Expresscargo and container service regularly connects ports in Cleveland, Canada andAntwerp, Belgium to the EU & the rest of Europe, and offer his perspective on the future of international shipping in Cleveland.



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Here you can access various non-profit trade organizations that we like to promote and support. Please join us in supporting these various organizations. Please click here to access our list of Ohio International Trade Organizations

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Each DEC has approximately 30 members, at least half of whom are exporters. Members also include export trading or management company representatives; bankers; international lawyers and accountants; freight forwarders; and others whose profession supports the U.S. government’s export promotion mission.

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