Maryland Export Day Celebration May 25, 2023

Celebrate Maryland’s Export Successes on the Global Stage

  • Hear from VIP speakers from Federal, State, and Local Governments
  • Connect with the best international business experts in the region
  • Celebrate Maryland’s Export Achievement Award recipients
  • “Explore Africa” Networking with table talks on Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, and South Africa
  • Learn how your company can go-to-market thorough various local, state, and federally supported programs
  • Enjoy local fare and refreshments

Maryland Export Day Background

The Maryland/Washington D.C. District Export Council’s (MD/D.C. DEC) 30 members include small and medium sized exporters and export service providers appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote exports, counsel small businesses, and support export programs of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. In 2021, the MD/D.C. DEC received a proclamation from former Governor Larry Hogan, designating May 25th as “Maryland Export Day” to highlight the importance of exporting and its contribution to the Maryland economy.


Time:                   5:00pm to 7:30pm


Maryland Innovation Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Registration:    $60

Registration Deadline: May 19th


4:30pm              Registration

5:00pm              Welcome

  • Dr. Kimberly Brown, Chair, MD/D.C. District Export Council

5:05pm              U.S. Department of Commerce

  • Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

5:30pm              Trade & Investment Opportunities in Africa

  • Embassy Remarks

5:40pm              Export Achievement Awards Ceremony Honoring Maryland Exporters

  • Jolanta Coffey, Acting Director, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

6:00pm             “Explore Africa” Networking with Country Experts

(Maryland’s 2022 Top African Trading Partners)

  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • South Africa

7:30pm             Reception Concludes

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