Going Global Defense Initiative

The Going Global Defense Initiative leverages federal funding to mitigate the impact of defense spending cuts on Virginia’s economy. Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, $1.5 million 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 marketing, strategy, compliance, and matchmaking services to increase international sales. Both new-to-export companies and current exporters will receive training and resources to obtain long term sales in international markets.

Featured Event

Luncheon and Networking Event with Virginia’s Trade Representatives from Around the World

As a signature event of first year of VEDP’s Going Global Defense Initiative, this luncheon brings together defense industry partners and Virginia’s trade representatives from around the world to brief Virginia defense-related companies on business opportunities worldwide.

In a round table format, our international consultants from Canada, South Africa, India, Colombia, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, Mexico, and China will share valuable insights on the realities of selling defense products and services abroad. Network with Virginia’s trade representatives and learn how they can assist Virginia companies in increasing their international sales. This is a no-fee event, however registration is required.

Luncheon and Networking Event with Virginia’s Trade Representatives

Falls Church, Virginia
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
11:30am – 1:30pm
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Luncheon and Networking Event with Virginia’s Trade Representatives

Norfolk, Virginia
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
11:30am – 1:30pm
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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
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(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
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(Serving Southwest, South Central, Northwest, Central, and Hampton Roads regions)