Going Global Defense Initiative

The Going Global Defense Initiative mitigates the impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, funding is available to help Virginia’s defense-related companies diversify into new international markets. As a part of this initiative, eligible defense-related companies can receive assistance with strategy, compliance, matchmaking, translation, contracts, and more. Click here to learn how to participate.

Upcoming Event: Export Training Seminar – International Tenders, Offices, and Contracts

Before the 66th Virginia Conference on World Trade, attend VEDP’s latest Export Training Seminar. Learn about bidding on foreign tenders, establishing international offices, creating international contracts, and legal considerations for taking your company global. Speakers and topics will include:

  • Legal Considerations for Going Global – Establishing International Offices, Hiring Employees, and Navigating Foreign Business Cultures: Michael Kuhn, FisherBroyles LLC
  • International Contracts – Challenges and Solutions: Tom Petruska, Contracts Unlimited Inc.
  • Contracting – Why Obtain an ISO Certification? – Lisa DuBrock, CPA, MBCI, CBCP, Radian Compliance

Wednesday, October 29th, 10:30am – 2:00pm, Richmond Marriott

Click here to register for the Export Training Seminar

How to Participate

For more information and to determine your company’s eligibility, contact your local Defense Initiative Manager:

Jenee Andreev
Manager, Defense Initiative
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Byrd Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Phone: (703) 424-3887
Email: JAndreev@YesVirginia.org
Click here to read bio

(Serving Northern region)

Theodora von Hohenstaufen Noll
Manager, Defense Initiative
P.O. Box 798 / 901 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23218-0798
Phone: (804) 545-5764
Fax: (804) 545-5751
Email: TVHN@YesVirginia.org
Click here to read bio

(Serving Southwest, South Central, Northwest, Central, and Hampton Roads regions)