Events

VMA Events Calendar

Sep
30
Thu
Lunch ‘n Learn Webinar: VMA Metal Connections
Sep 30 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch ‘n Learn Webinar: VMA Metal Connections

Join the VMA and Matt Sparks of Sparks Material Sourcing to learn about how to save your business money with VMA’s newest Member Benefit!

Register Here

Oct
7
Thu
Lunch ‘n Learn Webinar: Income Tax Accounting: A Refresher on Valuation Allowances and Uncertain Tax Positions
Oct 7 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Lunch ‘n Learn Webinar: Income Tax Accounting: A Refresher on Valuation Allowances and Uncertain Tax Positions

Applying the rules in ASC 740 pertaining to valuation allowances and uncertain tax positions often requires significant judgement and can be a source of complexity and controversy within the income tax provision. This session will provide a refresher on the basic framework and discuss some of the impacts of tax reform.

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Presented by: Phil Laminack, Tax Director, DHG.

Phil Laminack is a Director with DHG and leads the firm’s national Tax Accounting Services group. He has extensive experience overseeing the tax provision function for complex, multi-national organizations, both public and private. Phil is a frequent conference speaker and panelist on topics related to ASC 740. He’s been published in The Tax Advisor® and served as a presenter for the AICPA’s National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium. Phil also works extensively in the area of tax planning and analysis related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.

Oct
13
Wed
VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting
Oct 13 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting

The next VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday (10/13) from 1pm – 3pm.  This meeting will be in-person in the VMA Large Conference Room (2104 West Laburnum Ave., Richmond VA 23227).  If you need to participate remotely, please contact Kimberly Noonan for information to dial-in.  Please use the attached calendar invite to block this on your schedule.  A copy of the agenda will be distributed two weeks prior to the meeting.

Oct
18
Mon
2021 Trade Mission to Canada
Oct 18 all-day

2021 Trade Mission to Canada

The objective for this trade mission is to arrange and conduct quality meetings between you, a VEDP client, and potential sales partners (agents, representatives, or distributors) and/or customers in Canada. VEDP’s ultimate goal is for these meetings to help you generate new sales for your company to customers in Canada and to provide you with market intelligence.

To verify that Canada is a good market for your company, contact your local International Trade Manager or the Trade Mission leader immediately! VEDP only wants you to participate if they think there is good market potential in Canada for your company. They can perform exploratory market research within a short period of time to verify market potential for you. The more time you give them, the better job they can do!

Learn More & Register Here

Oct
21
Thu
Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting – In Person @ AdvanSix
Oct 21 @ 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting – In Person

The next Virginia Chemistry Council (VCC) Meeting will be held on October 21 from 11:30am-3pm.  This will be an in-person meeting at AdvanSix (4101 Bermuda Hundred Road, Chester, VA, 23836) in the “office area” building directly adjacent to the R&D Center.  Attendees will be given a tour of the R&D Center after the general meeting.  Lunch will also be provided.  A detailed agenda will be circulated prior to the meeting.  If you plan to attend in person, please notify Knoonan@vamanufacturers.com by Oct 19 so we can provide this information to A6 security and they will let you on the property.

Please block this time on your schedule and plan to join us “in-person”.  Contact Kimberly for dial in information for those who need to participate remotely.

VCC Meeting

11:30am – Noon – Lunch

Noon – 2pm – VCC Meeting

2pm-2:45pm – Tour AdvanSix R&D Center

Parking

Please park in the clearly marked visitors parking lot, which is immediately adjacent to the security entrance, at “Gate 3”.

Oct
25
Mon
2021 Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region @ Varies
Oct 25 – Oct 29 all-day

2021 Trade Mission to the Caribbean Region

Mission Overview

The Caribbean region as a whole represents 30 markets, 50 million people who collectively imported $30 billion worth of U.S. goods and services in 2019. The Caribbean is a very diverse region with great potential for U.S. exports. Its close proximity to the U.S., and its regional integration, are some of the more relevant reasons why the Caribbean should be a key part of your company’s international strategy.

The 2021 Trade Americas program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore fourteen markets in the Caribbean region: Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Hosted in Bridgetown, Barbados, the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference will focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, export compliance, legal issues, logistics, disaster resilience and recovery, and access to finance.

What You Can Expect

The combination of participation in the Trade Americas conference and business-to- business matchmaking appointments in one or two markets with a prescreened potential buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners in Caribbean countries will provide participants with access to strategies for expanding their business across the region. By attending this conference, U.S. companies will be able to:

  • Gain market insights
  • Make industry contacts
  • Solidify business strategies
  • Advance specific projects
  • Identify potential partners

Target Audience

The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross-section of industries with growing potential in Caribbean region such as agribusiness, alternative energy (renewable energy, storage, energy efficiency), aviation/airports, automotive parts and services (e-mobility), business process outsourcing, construction equipment/road building machinery/building products/infrastructure/smart cities, consumer products (clothing, accessories, health and beauty products), franchising, hotel and restaurant equipment, information and communication technology, manufacturing equipment, maritime services/yachting industry, marine ports, medical equipment and devices/pharmaceuticals, oil and gas industry technology and services, safety and security equipment, travel and tourism, waste management, and water treatment and supply.

Conference Dates: October 25-29 2021

Location: Bridgetown, Barbados (Conference), Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago (Trade Mission)

Cost*: 

  • Conference Only: $650 per participant
  • Conference plus B2B Meetings in One Country:
    • $2,300 for small and medium sized enterprises**
    • $3,500 for large firms**
  • Conference plus B2B Meetings in Two Countries
    • $3,300 for small and medium sized enterprises**
    • $4,500 for large firms**

*Expenses for travel, transportation, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

**As a federal agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce must follow the Small Business Administration’s small business size standards per the Small Business Act of 2013.

REGISTER HERE

Nov
1
Mon
2021 Trade Mission to Southern Africa
Nov 1 – Nov 5 all-day

2021 Trade Mission to Southern Africa

The objective for this trade mission is to arrange and conduct quality meetings between you, a VEDP client, and potential sales partners (agents, representatives, or distributors) and/or customers in Southern Africa. VEDP’s ultimate goal is for these meetings to help you generate new sales for your company to customers in Southern Africa and to provide you with market intelligence.

To verify that Southern Africa is a good market for your company, contact your local International Trade Manager or the Trade Mission leader immediately! VEDP only wants you to participate if they think there is good market potential in Southern Africa for your company. They can perform exploratory market research within a short period of time to verify market potential for you. The more time you give them, the better job they can do!

Learn More & Register Here

Nov
10
Wed
VMA Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting
Nov 10 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

VMA Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting

The next Workforce Solutions Committee Meeting will be on November 11 from 10am – 12:30pm. This meeting will be virtual using Microsoft Teams.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Kimberly Noonan at knoonan@vamanufacturers.com for the calendar invite and agenda details.

Nov
16
Tue
2021 Virginia Competitiveness Forum & WiM-Virginia Leadership Conference @ VIRTUAL
Nov 16 @ 8:00 AM – Nov 17 @ 5:00 PM

2021 Virginia Competitiveness Forum & WiM-Virginia Leadership Conference

November 16: Virginia Competitivenss Forum

November 17: WiM-Virginia Leadership Conference

For more information, check out our Forum/Leadership Conference Event Page.

Dec
5
Sun
Trade Mission to South America & Business Conference
Dec 5 – Dec 10 all-day

Trade Mission to South America & Business Conference

The Trade Mission to South America and Business Conference offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore eleven markets in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, and Uruguay.

Hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in South America Conference will focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, export compliance, legal, logistics, disaster resilience and recovery and trade financing resources. You will also be able to have prearranged one-on-one consultations with U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS) commercial officers and/or Department of State economic/commercial officers with expertise in commercial markets throughout the region.

The combination of the Trade Americas conference and customized business-to-business matchmaking appointments in ONE or TWO countries with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners will provide participants with strategies for expanding their business across the region.

Depending on market potential, mission participants may request a customized business matchmaking service in up to TWO countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Suriname, or Uruguay.

Register Your Interest

Conference Only: $650 per participant
Conference plus B2B Meetings in One Country: $2,800 for small and medium sized enterprises. $4,000 for large firms**
Conference plus B2B Meetings in Two Countries: $3,800 for small and medium sized enterprises. $5,000 for large firms**