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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CS Services at Natural Products Expo West 2019

Event Start Date: 3/1/2019

Event End Date: 3/1/2019

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In cooperation with New Hope Network, the U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service is pleased to offer three complimentary programs to help export-ready U.S. exhibitors at Natural Products Expo West 2019 (NPEW 2019) develop and increase their international sales.  U.S. exhibitors can choose to participate in one or all the programs. Advance registration is required to request meetings with U.S. Commercial Service Industry Specialists, SBA, EXIM Bank and International Buyers!  

Click here or the link below for more information and to register. 


To Register, visit: https://connect.eventtia.com/en/dmz/npew2019


1. Showtime Counseling for International Market Opportunities and Export Finance:  Schedule one-on-one meetings with in-country U.S. Commercial Service Industry Specialists to learn about market conditions, regulations, distribution channels, sales opportunities, etc. These Specialists are your U.S. government representatives and business advocates working out of the commercial section of the U.S. Embassy in their country.  SBA and EXIM bank representatives will also be available for meetings. Meetings will take place during show hours March 6-9 in your booth or at the Global Resource Center, Room 204C.   Meetings available on a first-come, first-served basis.  For additional information, please contact Daniel Giavina, Daniel.Giavina@trade.gov


Industry Specialists from the following countries are tentatively scheduled to be available at NPEW 2019 for one-on-one meetings:



  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Peru
  • Slovenia
  • China
  • El Salvador
  • Philippines
  • South Korea



2. International Buyer Introductions: Escorted by U.S. Commercial Service Industry Specialists, meet with vetted, prescreened international buyers attending NPEW 2019. These international buyers have the experience and interest to offer mutually beneficial partnerships for companies seeking international sales. This year we are using an online software, Eventtia, to aid in scheduling introductory meetings prior to and during NPEW 2019.  By registering, you will have the opportunity to review international buyer profiles and request a meeting with them directly through the online platform.  Meetings are confirmed based on mutual interest.   For additional information, please contact Bernadette Rojas, Bernadette.Rojas@trade.gov


To Register, visit: https://connect.eventtia.com/en/dmz/npew2019


3. Global Export Seminar Series:  participate in a five-part seminar series addressing export oriented topics such as international eCommerce, trends in Europe with highlight of Czech Republic, and export shipping documentation and compliance.  The GES is free to attend with an NPEW attendee or exhibitor pass, and will take place on Wednesday, March 6th from 11:30am-5:30pm at the Global Resource Center, Room 204C.  Please visit NPEW 2019 - Global Export Seminar series for details on these U.S. export-focused seminars. No advance registration needed. Come to the Global Resource Center on Wednesday, March 6th from 11:30am-5:30pm.  Arrive early as it has been standing room only in past years. For additional information, please contact Allan Christian, Allan.Christian@trade.gov


Advance registration deadline is March 1, 2019 (or sooner, depending on meeting demand).  This complimentary program is open only to export-ready U.S. exhibitors whose products/services are at least 51% U.S. content.  Please note that meetings are subject to availability and are not guaranteed.

Ohio Trade Organizations

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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