Project Description:

Global Trade

Watch this page for announcement of next Global Trade seminar!

Global Trade Team Leads 2016:
Megan Cullen, Secretary*
District Export Council (DEC) of Southern California
Principal, SYV Consulting & Marketing
*DEC members are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Jodi Radford, International Territory Manager
Hardy Diagnostics

EconAlliance partners with the District Export Council of Southern California to bring world-class trade experts to Northern Santa Barbara County for export seminars covering the DEC’s complimentary consulting services, international market analyses, in-country marketing support and export start-up assistance. North County businesses with export or trade aspirations or issues may contact initiatives@EconAlliance for further information.

Sample DEC/EconAlliance Export Seminar (2014, $50):
(co-sponsored by the California Centers for International Trade Development and The Port of Los Angeles)

“Globalization: Impacts & Benefits for Central Coast Firms”
Keynote: Richard Swanson, Network Director of the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service, Int’ Trade Administration & U.S. DOC, Pacific Region

A Forum/Matchmaking Session with Trade Experts
-Presentation: “Taking the Pain out of Exporting” (panel of DEC experts)
-Followed by 15 minute one-on-one appointments with DEC experts in logistics, finance, law, marketing):
Donald Sovie, DEC VP, International Attorney
Megan Cullen, DEC Secretary, International Sales/Marketing Director, Soilmoisture
Jim MacLellan, Member, DEC, Director of Trade Development, Port of Los Angeles
Norman Arikawa, Member, DEC, Asst. Director of Trade Development, Port of Los Angeles
Robert Saikali, Vice President/Manager, International Sales & Advisory Group, Citibank, Los Angeles
Melissa Moreno, JD, Director, Center for International Trade Development, Santa Barbara City College
Jerry Tyler, Member, DEC, Exporter