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July 2018

Austria to Austin Entrepreneur Welcome Reception

Join the World Affairs Council of Austin, the Office of Science and Technology Austria, and participants of 3 Day Startup’s Austria to Austin program, as they elaborate on their startups and how they hope to become innovation bridges between the U.S.A. and Austria! Expect: – young internationally minded Austrian entrepreneurs; – elevator pitches from industry experts; – delicious Austrian food and drink! REGISTER HERE During their time in Austin, the student entrepreneurs will gain exposure to one of the most…

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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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September 2018

  • 26th September 2018 - Wednesday
  • , Austin, .

Japan – Texas BizMatch 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 launch event will include representatives of at least 20 Japanese companies seeking Texan partners. Throughout the summer of 2018, the Center…

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October 2018

Third Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Texas-Latin America Business Summit on Thursday, October 4th.  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 current inbound and outbound business opportunities with Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala, and other nations. Over the last decade, the region experienced a deep economic and social transformation, which lifted millions out of poverty…

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America’s Enormous Debt – Symptom of a Broken Political System

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to feature Paul Stebbins, of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Campaign to Fix the Debt.   Mr. Stebbins is a founder and former CEO of World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 Company. Mr. Stebbins’ commentary will focus on the fiscal and political environment and how it has never been more perilous.  Trillion dollar deficits are set to return within the next two years with our already record high national…

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November 2018

Yemen: Failed State and Dire Tragedy

Yemen is another front that openly exhibits Iran-Saudi Arabia geopolitical rivalry. History has come full circle: Yemen has become to Saudi Arabia what Vietnam was to the United States. How did Yemen get to this point? The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to have David Oualaalou (pronounced Walalou, known also as Dr. O) discuss the situation in Yemen and its impact on the Middle East. Dr. David Oualaalou is an international geopolitical consultant, global speaker, award winning educator,…

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February 2019

Security and Economic Priorities for Africa: Assessments and Recommendations for Developing United States-Africa Policy

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, is pleased to present Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars based in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Muyangwa, among the leading experts on the diverse continent of Africa, has visited more than 30 African countries and leveraged her experience to address the continent’s most critical issues, as well as U.S.-Africa relations. Previously the longtime Academic…

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March 2019

Belgian Cafe at SXSW

Meet the Belgian delegation’s innovative, creative companies & startups and discover promising music talent from Belgium, such as Tamino, Buscemi, and Le Motel. Event partners include Flanders Invest & Trade Agency, VisitFlanders,, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency, Wallonia-Brussels International, and Please follow and like us:

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  • 12th March 2019 - Tuesday
  • Mort Subite
  • 308 Congress Avenue, Austin, .

Networking with Flanders Business Delegation

Meet with the corporate executives from Flanders visiting SXSW to make business connections in Texas.  Texas companies may find counterparts in 5 industry sectors: life sciences & health, food, solution-driven engineering & technology, smart logistics, sustainable resources, and materials & chemistry. This networking event is pursuant to the internationalization strategy ‘Flanders accelerates! As a region that specializes in R&D and innovation, Flanders attracts companies from around the globe. In 2017, foreign companies initiated 215 projects, involving 5,377 jobs. These figures…

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