Events

2020 Events Calendar

Jul
9
Thu
ICT/Cybersecurity Projects in Latin America Webinar Series: Chile
Jul 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

ICT/Cybersecurity Projects in Latin America Webinar Series: Chile

The U.S. Commercial Service has organized a webinar series focused on upcoming ICT/cybersecurity opportunities in Latin America. Learn about which governments are modernizing their ICT infrastructure, creating digital agendas, or prioritizing their cybersecurity needs. These webinars present a fantastic opportunity for U.S. companies to learn about the specific opportunities in Latin America from experts in that market.

You will hear from U.S. Commercial Diplomats, local government officials, and private sector experts to help you craft a market entry strategy.

Markets to include: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Columbia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.

Take advantage of this great opportunity and learn about:
• Upcoming projects and opportunities in the region
• Trade barriers and market access issues
• U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth

If you are interested in several markets, please register for the entire webinar series.

View flyer here.

Jul
13
Mon
Export Finance Solutions for Manufacturers: A Lunch ‘n Learn with EXIM Bank
Jul 13 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Export Finance Solutions for Manufacturers: A Lunch ‘n Learn with EXIM Bank

Please join Regina Gordin, Deputy Managing Director of Small Business Group, EXIM, and Ian Ginger, Business Development Director, VMA, for a discussion about what resources are available for your export business to grow and protect its foreign accounts receivable. The webinar will also include details about strategic partnerships and initiatives aimed at increasing trade opportunities for manufacturers in the state of Virginia.

 

Register here

Jul
15
Wed
WiM Virtual Learning Series: Ethics, Integrity & Courage @ WEBINAR
Jul 15 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ethics, Integrity & Courage

Presented by Brooke Foley

Courage, integrity and ethics are at the core of successful leadership. Cultivating these skills in your life can make you more successful, and put you in the driver’s seat of your destiny. Courage is the ability to do what needs done. Integrity is the ability to do the right thing. Ethics are morals and values that drive your decisions. This virtual event will provide participants with insight on these skills, and how to grow them to drive success in their own roles and for their teams.

JULY 15 – REGISTER HERE

Jul
16
Thu
Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat – Poland/Hungary/Slovakia/Czech Republic
Jul 16 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat – Poland/Hungary/Slovakia/Czech Republic

Overview
  Join us for a virtual coffee featuring our U.S. Embassy colleagues from Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Czeck Republic. The 30-minute informal conversation with our industry experts will open with current market conditions and questions.
Objectives
  Market update and discussion from seasoned staff on the ground.
Event Information
  • Moderator – Pam Plagens, Advanced Manufacturing Team Leader, joined by,
  • Joanna Bereza – Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Warsaw, Poland
  • Agnes Armour – Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Budapest, Hungary
  • Zdenek Svoboda, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Czech Republic; Marian Volent, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Slovakia & Desk Officer Aileen Elwell
Please read the following information carefully:

  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards.
  • Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
  • When: 11 am Eastern, Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • A Microsoft Teams link will be shared with registrants.
  • For questions, please contact: Anastasia Xenias, anastasia.xenias@trade.gov, or Helen Crowley, helen.crowley@trade.gov
  • Register HERE
Jul
20
Mon
Unemployment Compensation Commission, Monday, July 20, 10:00 am – Virtual Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jul 20 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Unemployment Compensation Commission, Monday, July 20, 10:00 am – Virtual Meeting

The Unemployment Compensation Commission will hold a remote meeting on Monday, July 20 at 10:00 am. Members will receive a separate instructions on joining the remote meeting via Teams. If you have questions, please contact Cheryl Wilson, House Committee Operations, at (804) 205-0788. 

Meeting Date: 07/20/2020

End Date: 07/20/2020

Meeting Time: 10:00AM

Location: Offsite Address

Contact: Tom Stevens, DLS, (804) 698-1821, tstevens@dls.virginia.gov; Cheryl Wilson, House Clerk’s Office (804) 698-1508, cwilson@house.virginia.gov.

A draft agenda will be posted on the website below.

Meeting Notes:
View the meeting webcast – https://virginiageneralassembly.gov/house/chamber/chamberstream.php

Link to Meeting: http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/meetings/977

Link to Study: http://studies.virginiageneralassembly.gov/studies/157

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Big Ideas Matter. Manage and Protect Your Global Assets!
Jul 20 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Big Ideas Matter. Manage and Protect Your Global Assets!

Lunch ‘n Learn with Amy Pruett from Williams Mullen. Read ahead here.

Register here

Jul
22
Wed
Omega Protein Open House @ Omega Protein - Reedville, VA
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Now in their 142nd year of continuous operation in the Commonwealth, Omega Protein’s Reedville facilities remain a key economic driver of the community and of the Northern Neck of Virginia. The facilities include fish processing and a Health and Science Center and Oil Refinery, millions of dollars of new processing equipment, innovative product storage, and significant environmental improvement initiatives that have been implemented in recent years.

Guests at this Open House will meet at Omega Protein’s newly-renovated Smith Building on the waterfront. They will learn about the health of the fishery, as well as the legislative and regulatory frameworks.

To register for this event, email names of attendees to jcrowther@omegaprotein.com. All VMA members and friends are invited, and lunch will be provided.

 

Trade Builds Virginia Roundtable and Reception
Omega Protein – Reedville Facilities
Smith Building
610 Medhaden Rd.,
Reedville, VA 22539
July 22, 2020

Immediately following the Omega Protein Open House, Trade Builds Virginia will host a Roundtable and Reception from 3:30pm-5:30pm. The feature will be presentations by companies that participated in the digital storytelling campaign highlighting the importance of global trade and sharing how they are adjusting their business practices, infrastructure, and processes because of tariffs. Special guests will include community leaders, General Assembly members and Congressional leaders.

Ensuring that Virginia businesses have access to global markets and consumers is a crucial component of any economic recovery. This event will bring together like-minded leaders who represent the pillars of the Commonwealth’s economy – small business, manufacturing, transportation/logistics, agriculture and technology. This is our first partnership with the national Trade Builds America advocacy campaign, and we are excited to discuss the ways in which trade can make Virginia manufacturers even more competitive.

This event requires separate registration from the Omega Proteins Open House.  Register here to attend the Roundtable & Reception.

 

Jul
31
Fri
Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat: Germany/Austria/Belgium
Jul 31 @ 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Coffee Chat: Germany/Austria/Belgium

Overview
  Join us for a virtual coffee featuring our U.S. Embassy colleagues from Germany, Austria and Belgium. The 30-minute informal conversation with our industry experts will open with current market conditions and questions.
Objectives
  Market update and discussion from seasoned staff on the ground.
Event Information
  • Moderator – Pam Plagens, Advanced Manufacturing Team Leader, joined by,
  • Klaus Jonas, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jan Bruckner, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Vienna, Austria
  • Stephanies Croigny, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Brussels, Belgium and Donald Calvert – Desk Officer
Please read the following information carefully:

  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards.
  • Please read the Privacy Act Notice.
  • When: 11 am Eastern, Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • A Microsoft Teams link will be shared with registrants.
  • For questions, please contact: Anastasia Xenias, anastasia.xenias@trade.gov, or Helen Crowley, helen.crowley@trade.gov
  • Register HERE
Aug
5
Wed
Western Hemisphere Energy Projects Webinar Series: Central America
Aug 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Western Hemisphere Energy Projects Webinar Series: Central America

The U.S. Commercial Service has organized a Webinar Series focused on upcoming Energy projects in Latin America announced by different governments in the Region to stimulate their economies. These projects represent a fantastic opportunity for U.S. companies in different areas of the energy sector, including generation, distribution, maintenance, modernization, efficiencies, and more.

You will hear from U.S. Commercial Diplomats, local Government Officials and private sector experts to help you craft a market entry strategy.

Markets included: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean Region, Central America, Colombia, Jamaica, and Panama.

Take advantage of this great opportunity and learn about:
• Upcoming projects in the region
• Procurement needs, licenses and registration requirements in different countries
• Trade barriers and market access issues
• U.S. Government international trade contacts to support your international sales growth

Your Organization can participate in one, two or all eight Webinars. The webinars are free.

View the flyer here.

WiM Virtual Learning Series: Adaptability & Leading Change @ WEBINAR
Aug 5 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Adaptability & Leading Change

Presented by Dr. Graeme Codrington

The only constant in this world is change! Change intelligence is a skill that can be learned and honed, and is more necessary than ever in today’s fast-paced environment. This virtual event will teach participants ways to respond to quickly-changing scenarios and factors in a positive and productive manner.

AUGUST 5 – REGISTER HERE