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April 2019

Mexico as a Nearshore Base

Tech Startups and other companies looking to build out their teams or those interested in a nearshore option should attend this event. Agenda 5:00 Registration 5:30 Welcome remarks 5:35 Overview of Jalisco & Austin environments 6:00 Panel Using Mexico as a Nearshore Base 6:30 Networking Please follow and like us:

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World Spins Series: Thinking About Doing Business in China?

On your way to China to do business?  “Do your homework,” advises Tyler Johnson, an international business consultant and author of The Way of The Laowai: The Importance of International Self-Awareness for Businesses.   “Laowai” (pronounced  “laaw wye”) is Mandarin for “old foreigner,” a reminder that culture always trumps business. Johnson should know.  He spent 10 years in Shanghai running Dell’s sales and ultimately the company’s Asia Pacific professional services organization.  His tenure, from 2005-2015, coincided with China’s ramp up as…

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Cultural Heritage Series: Dabke Night

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Join our first annual Dabke Night! If you are interested in learning about Dabke, or you just want to come and dance, then this is the event for you to explore this wonderful Levantine cultural folk dance. As part of the Cultural Heritage Series, we will be having a short Dabke performance, a lesson for beginners, and of course the chance to practice and have fun! Come ready to dance!   We will also have a Henna artist painting beautiful…

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May 2019

Invest in Pomerania

Join our next Central Texas International Business Coalition meeting and hear from Invest in Pomerania as they discuss the benefits of investing in this dynamic and ultra-modern, business friendly and ready, region of Poland. A country strategically located in the heart of Europe and the birth place of Solidarity movement led by former president of Poland and Nobel-prize winner, Mr. Lech Walesa. This region offers: • A highly educated workforce, with an English proficiency that rivals Germany, France, and Scandinavia…

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Eighth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit

In its 8th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. Texas is already the largest exporting state to the European Union. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting. The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment…

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World Spins Series: An Assessment of U.S.-China Relations Midway in the Trump Administration

Two years into the Trump Administration, what is the current state of the U.S.-China relationship?  The U.S.-China “trade war” has dominated headlines in both the United States and globally throughout 2018 and into 2019. But in what ways is the U.S.-China relationship of today different from that of early 2017?  In addition, to trade and investment issues, the United States and China have engaged on topics ranging from North Korea, the South China Sea, U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, sometimes…

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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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World Spins Series: Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis Briefing

Over the last three years, approximately 3.4 million people have fled Venezuela for other countries around the world. It is estimated that of these, approximately 2.7 million have fled to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the total number expected to exceed 5 million people by the end of 2019. This migration is the largest to affect the Western Hemisphere in modern history, creating an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.  Access to health care, education, food and nutrition, and safety…

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