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June 2019

Paving the Way for the Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Collaboration

In collaboration with the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), a binational advisory panel to the governments of Japan and the United States, the World Affairs Council of Austin invites you to a symposium for industry leaders, educators, government officials and citizen diplomats to examine developments in science, technology and business. Please join us for a discussion of how Americans and Japanese can work together to solve shared challenges, and how to nurture the next generation of U.S.-Japan…

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Mexico’s Innovation Entrepreneur Pitch Night

Join us for a Pitch Night celebrating the startups of the Innovation Bridge Mexico-Austin program at the Consulate General of Mexico.  The startups pitching represent Mexican innovation across many industries. After a rigorous selection process, the selected companies spent 10 weeks in Austin, TX in Tech Ranch’s accelerator program. Each startup was selected from a nation-wide call for their impactful solutions, strong teams, and ability to grow in the United States. RSVP to hear how these businesses are changing the…

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July 2019

Doing Business in Japan

The World Affairs Council of Austin is once again a partner organization for the annual Oita Japan Festival!   You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminars during the Festival.  The first seminar will start at 1:15 pm the same seminar repeats at 3:15 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 informative session to learn more…

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  • 24th July 2019 - Wednesday
  • Austin City Hall
  • 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX.

Austin-Pune Official Sister City Ceremony

The Austin-Pune Sister City Committee, Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, the City of Austin and World Affairs Council of Austin invite you to the official signing ceremony launching the Austin-Pune Sister City relationship.  Pune is the eighth largest city in India with a population of 4 million.  Austin and Pune’s economies rely heavily on the IT and manufacturing sectors.  Additionally, Pune is considered the cultural capital of the state of Maharastra and the education capital of India or “the…

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August 2019

USMCA Trade Briefing

The World Affairs Council of Austin, U.S. Commercial Service, BBVA, ITC at UTSA, and the Texas Camino Real District Export Council invite you to a USMCA Trade Briefing featuring David Olsen, Mexico Desk Officer, Office of North America, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Katrice Kelly, Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis/Industry & Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. USMCA was signed on November 30, 2018 and Mexico’s legislative body voted in favor of the new trade agreement…

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The European Union – Turmoil or Transition? BREXIT vs. Regionalism

Are you curious about the state of the European Union?  Reserve your seat now for our next World Spins Series event:  The European Union – Turmoil or Transition? BREXIT vs. Regionalism   Our guest speaker, Mr. Yves Dubus, Belgian Trade Commissioner in Houston, will help us understand what is taking place in Europe.  As you read in the news headlines, the United Kingdom is still trying to resolve Brexit.  Italy’s left-right coalition government struggles to maintain its commitment to the…

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September 2019

International Political Risk: Implications for Business Leaders with DJ Peterson

In collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, the World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to present Dr. DJ Peterson at the next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition.  Our guest speaker, Dr. DJ Peterson, is President of Longview Global Advisors. Dr. Peterson has 28 years of research and consulting experience focusing on politics, economics, business, technology, and society.  Prior to founding Longview Global Advisors in 2013, he held senior positions at Eurasia…

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October 2019

Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

Texas – Latin America Business Summit Helps Texas Companies Access Nearshore Expanding Markets The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit on October 3, 2019.  Forbes reported in March that LATAM’s economy has the potential to grow faster than that of Asia.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about…

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Business Briefing Featuring H.E. David Bakradze, the Republic of Georgia’s Ambassador to the USA

In recent years, Georgia has been working to strengthen their own technology and innovation ecosystem with the help of the U.S. technology industry. The government of Georgia supported the establishment of entrepreneurial programs StartUp Grind Tbilisi and Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency. H.E. David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the USA, and his delegation, will provide an overview of specific opportunities available to central Texas businesses. Georgia is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Georgia is recognized…

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Accessing the European Market via Dublin

The next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition will feature guest speaker Lorcan Tyrrell, Head of Development at Dublin Airport Central. Dublin Airport Central is Ireland’s next generation urban quarter, located just 50 yards from Terminal 2 at the Airport. Specifically targeted at international companies who want a European hub office with ease of access to both the EU and US markets, Dublin Airport Central is the ideal location for any US business to start or expand in…

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