Virginia Economic Development Partnership

VALET/GGCET Program Spring Meeting

April  12, 2017

Join the VALET and GGCET team to learn about the critical steps to success in international business at the 2017 Spring Meeting!

Experts will speak about the unique challenges of doing business overseas, from marketing to an international audience, structuring contracts and payment terms, to managing risk in international business.


Panel A: Getting Paid
John Strayhorn, President – Global Insurance Services, LLC
Elizabeth Thomas, Business Development Specialist – Export-Import Bank
Wendy Dahl, Vice President – International Services – BB&T 

Panel B: Managing Risk
Neena Shukla, Partner – PB Mares
Tom McVey, Partner – Williams Mullen
Katharina Brekke Powers, Attorney – Vandeventer Black

Eric Johnson,  Research Director and IT Editor – American Shipper
Event Program
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Panel A: Getting Paid
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Panel B: Managing Risk
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch Speaker

If you are available the evening before, please join us for a networking happy hour!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
T. Miller’s Bar and Grill (located inside the Marriott)

For information regarding VALET companies, please contact John Elink-Schuurman.

For information regarding GGCET companies, please contact Diane Thomas.

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