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Multinational Protocols and Routes to Procurement

October 24, 2023

Whether in public or business settings, protocol plays a crucial role on the world stage. The ability to adapt to cultural differences and changing circumstances is key to creating the foundations for success. Join VEDP – International Trade for this course designed specifically for companies who often find themselves dealing in the highly structured “diplomatic-speak” environment found among multinational government/military organizations. Attendees should come away with a more comprehensive understanding of International/Institutional Protocol as it applies to business development, intercultural sensitivities, and guidance in the field of international relations. You will be given the tools to excel, develop and maintain business, project a positive image with confidence and authority while building teamwork across borders, institutions, and departments. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about international procurement as conducted by organizations such as NATO and the United Nations.

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Virtual

Doing Business in West Africa: Understanding the Markets in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

October 12, 2023

In this webinar, you will hear from representatives from the U.S. Embassies in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire to provide an overview of the economic conditions in each country, industries that are promising for Virginia exporters, where other U.S. companies have found success, and answer market-specific questions your company might have. Representatives from the Prosper Africa initiative will also provide an overview of their services and support for U.S. companies interested in doing business in markets in Africa.

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Policy Updates

U.S. and Virginia Trade Policy Updates

September 28, 2023

The U.S. government has been actively negotiating a number of agreements over the past three months, including an agreement that would address export controls and critical minerals with the United Kingdom and another agreement that aims to streamline the supply chain with Japan and South Korea. The U.S. also continued its longstanding discussions around an Indo-Pacific Trade deal, and continued its use of dispute settlement provisions found in the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
Training
Virtual

Taking Your Business Global with Influencer Marketing

September 19, 2023

Discover the power of influencer marketing and how it can propel your brand on an international scale. Join us to learn from Damani Harrison, Head of Branding and Chief Style Officer at Diamondback Toolbelts, who has successfully expanded their business globally using influencer partnerships. During this event, you'll gain valuable insights into the strategies and tactics employed to reach an international audience. Explore the dos and don'ts of influencer collaborations, discover the best platforms for finding the right influencers, and unlock the secrets to creating authentic and impactful campaigns.

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Training
Virtual

Accessing International Markets - Mexico

August 30, 2023

Join VEDP's International Trade team to learn about accessing Mexico! Mexico is third among Virginia export destinations with exports in 2021 equal to USD 913 million. Mexican companies, government agencies, and entire industries are deeply familiar with and receptive to U.S. products and services.

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Virtual

Are You Export Ready?

July 27, 2023

Are you looking at going global? Do you wonder how to get your business ready for international markets? Small and medium sized businesses realize that launching their product or solution overseas is a great way to increase their sales and raise the profile of their brand. Being a global company is a great way to bulletproof a business, but how do you make it happen and where to start? Join VEDP - International Trade to learn about the key success factors in export readiness and prepare for entry into global markets.

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