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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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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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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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March 2020

Ireland: Creating Space for Business to Grow

Texas and Ireland share a rich history of political, economic, and commercial relations. Texas exports $580 million worth of goods and services to Ireland annually, an impressive amount relative to the country’s population of 4.8 million people. With a GDP of $383 billion in 2018, Ireland is one of the most open, and export-driven economies in the world and the gateway to the European economy. The Celtic Tiger’s GDP increased by 4.3 percent in 2019 and is projected to increase…

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May 2020

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CxC Amplified Week of Global Issues Webinar Programming

World Affairs Council of Austin members have access to several daily webinars during the week of May 4th including: 4th Ambassador (ret.) Bill Taylor, EVP, U.S. Institute of Peace, and Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine 5th Global Leadership in Crisis featuring General (ret.) David Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute 5th Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking featuring Lynn Sanchez, The Life Link 6th UN Women Global Champion for Innovation featuring Dr. Nina Ansary,  Visiting Fellow, The London School of Economics Center…

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June 2020

US and Iran: Sanctions, Oil and the Global Pandemic

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of San Antonio and the World Affairs Council of South Texas, invite you to a conversation on the current situation in Iran.  This program will feature Dr. Paul Pilar, Iran Project and Dr. Sussan Siavoshi, Trinity University.   Please follow and like us:

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