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August 2018

Doing Business in Japan

$5 - $10

Experience Japan at the Oita Japan Festival!   You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminar (from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm and if you miss the first one, it will be repeated from 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm) during the Festival (which runs from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm).  Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan.  Japan is also a top five export market for central Texas companies.  Be sure to attend this…

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Stop Fakes IPR Protection Conference


American companies lose over $600 billion annually due to theft of intellectual property.  If you want to learn more about how to protect against piracy of technology and theft of trade secrets, join the World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade, along with experts and attorneys from the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offer this one-day seminar on how companies and individuals can protect and enforce intellectual property…

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World Affairs Trivia Night


The World Affairs Council of Austin’s annual event for global affairs-minded people like you! On August 30th we will be presenting the Fourth Edition of World Affairs Trivia Night for adults. Have fun and show off your skills in geography, current events, global affairs, world leaders and international culture. Compete against your friends and colleagues in 8 rounds of international themed trivia! Teams of 2 – 5 people can register for $20 per team.  Teams will have the opportunity to…

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September 2018
Carlos González Gutiérrez

Annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation,  the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain.  The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The Fiesta de El Grito was relocated to the grounds of the State Capitol and taken…

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  • 26th September 2018 - Wednesday
  • Omni Hotel Downtown
  • 700 San Jacinto, Austin, TX.

Japan – Texas Business Portal Launch

The World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade has established a partnership with J-GoodTech, a division of Japan’s Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (SMRJ).  The partnership is specially tailored to connect Texan companies to potential customers and partners in Japan.  J-GoodTech is comprised of approximately 8,100 qualified Japanese SME members. This business matchmaking portal launch will include representatives of 30 Japanese companies seeking Texan partners. Throughout the summer of 2018, the Center for Global…

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