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June 2018

Consumer Product Showcase Pitch Event


The World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade is a partner organization with SKU, the premiere accelerator for the growing consumer products (CPG) industry. Seven amazing startups and their 60 Mentors have been hard at work preparing the SKU 6 companies to scale. We’re excited to celebrate their progress and listen to their visions for the path ahead. SKU companies will take the stage to tell their brand stories and make time afterward to meet and greet interested investors and community…

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  • 25th June 2018 - Monday
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CANCELED: Mexico’s Perspective on NAFTA Negotiations

DUE TO A FAMILY MEDICAL EMERGENCY, OUR SPEAKER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO AUSTIN   The World Affairs Council of Austin in collaboration with the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy, and the Texas Camino Real District Export Council, presents an exclusive executive briefing on the NAFTA negotiations featuring Guillermo Malpica Soto, Head of the Trade and NAFTA Office in the Ministry of Economy at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. Mr. Malpica will…

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July 2018

International Business Coalition Meeting

The International Business Coalition (IBC) strives to develop international business in central Texas, focusing its efforts on: Attracting foreign direct investment; Encouraging international business relocation to central Texas; and Promoting international trade among central Texas businesses. This regular meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition will include global trade updates. With gratitude to our partner and host:   ______________________________________________________________   Please follow and like us:

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August 2018

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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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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September 2019

European Politics and the State of Transatlantic Affairs

On September 13th, Mr. Karl Matthias Klause, Head of the Economic Section of the German Embassy in Washington DC  will offer an overview on transatlantic trade, European politics, and the importance of the EU-US relationship to Texas.  Mr. Klause’s responsibilities at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany include economy, trade, business, finance, science, transport, and agriculture.  Agenda 11:45 AM Registration 12:00 PM Speaker Introduction by Roland Pena, Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Austin Chamber of…

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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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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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December 2019

Be Part of Aguascalientes (Mexico) – Business Opportunities Briefing

December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Consulate General of México in Austin, 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, 78741, United States. + Google Map

Attend this seminar and learn why Texas companies should consider doing business in Aguascalientes Aguascalientes belongs to the “Bajío Region” -- Mexico’s most important development pole and most influential IT cluster.  Sharing the same time zone with Texas facilitates and enables more efficient communications and logistics. Aguascalientes enjoys a demographic bonus with an average population age of 25. As one of the most educated States in Mexico, Aguascalientes features a wide offering of university and technical schools.  It has one…

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