Chair Graham Catlett, center, was recently recognized for his contribution to ArDEC as he stepped down from his position and was succeeded by Vice Chair William Burgess, on the left. Greg Matheny, on the right, was nominated as the new Vice Chair.
AR DEC Supports AR World Trade Center to Successfully Host
Doing Business with Côte d'Ivoire Luncheon in Little Rock
On November 17, 2014, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe opened the World Trade Center Arkansas' business, education, and trade forum with the West African country of Côte d'Ivoire held in Little Rock. The Arkansas District Export Council sponsored the event, and several DEC members attended and participated. “Doing Business with Côte d'Ivoire” enabled business leaders, investors, educators, and agricultural producers to explore the evolving political and regulatory landscape of this West African nation. The Côte d'Ivoire's delegation leader, Côte d'Ivoire Minister of Trade presided over discussion of how Arkansas business can assist in developing sustainable solutions for harnessing Côte d'Ivoire resources to meet the rapid domestic growth and educational foundation in the country and the region.
The upcoming Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show©) is the World’s largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement industries. SHOT will be held January 20-23 2015, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For information on free business matchmaking services available to U.S. exhibitors to help your business connect with foreign buyers during SHOT, please visit http://export.gov/california/irvine/events/SHOT/index.asp