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Training | Virtual

Global Trade Insights: The Impact of Federal Trade Policy on Virginia Businesses

Join VEDP - International Trade for this webinar that will examine how federal trade policy impacts Virginia businesses. We will discuss how trade policy changes depending on many factors including Congress and the Presidential Administration. Our speaker, Nicole Bivens Collinson with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will also provide an update on trade legislation to help you have a better understanding of how you might be impacted.

Speaker: Nicole Bivens Collinson leads the International Trade and Government relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C. office. She is also a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Ms. Collinson has appeared on MSNBC, BBC Worldwide and NPR as a subject matter expert and has over 35 years of experience in government, public affairs, and lobbying. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation positively affecting the bottom line of many U.S. companies. She is regularly relied upon by members of Congress and government officials to make complicated issues simple. She also produces the podcast “Two Minutes In Trade”.

Training | Virtual

Accessing International Markets - Bulgaria & Czech Republic

Join VEDP and EasyLink Business Services for a webinar on accessing international markets. The economies of most Central and Eastern European countries have been impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine, and many have seen increased trade with the United States and other NATO nations as the block attempts to sure-up its eastern border countries. As one of the EU’s newer members, Bulgaria is an emerging market offering opportunities for Virginia companies. The Czech Republic is one of the largest economies in the Central/Eastern European region and the Czech economy has a reputation for modest yet steadfast GDP growth and sound fiscal policy. Attend this webinar to learn more about opportunities for Virginia exporters in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.

Training | Virtual

Accessing International Markets - Mexico

Join VEDP and Neighbors International Business Group for a webinar on accessing international markets. Mexico is fifth among Virginia export destinations with exports in 2022 equal to $1.1 billion. Mexican companies, government agencies, and entire industries are deeply familiar with and receptive to U.S. products and services. U.S. producers often find it straightforward to market and sell their services and products in Mexico. The market continues to benefit from the agreement to modernize NAFTA into the USMCA, its proximity to the United States, and its modern port infrastructure. Close cultural, social, and economic ties make Mexico a natural market to consider for first-time and expanding exporters.

Training | In-Person

Foreign Military Sales & Foreign Military Financing for Defense Exporters

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Join VEDP - International Trade and Fairchild Fisk Giroux for a 3-day seminar on International Acquisition and Life-Cycle Management Participants, Processes, and Engagement Strategies utilizing the Foreign Military Sales, Foreign Military Financing, Building Partner Capacity, and Direct Commercial Sales Programs.

The instructors have a combined 45+ years as Security Assistance & Cooperation professionals, including over 25 years as management and faculty at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s Defense Institute for Security Cooperation Studies. Additionally, the partners of FFG have previously served as Senior Defense Officials/Defense Attachés, Security Cooperation Officers, Combatant Command staff, and Directors of International Arms Cooperation Programs offices.

Cost: $100

Training | In-Person

Value Proposition and Pricing Workshops

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Join VEDP and OCO Global for one-on-one value proposition and pricing workshops tailored for your business. These one-hour, interactive workshops will walk you through the process to create a winning value proposition, understand pricing, and create a go to market strategy.

Training | In-Person

Exporting: Get it Delivered, Understand Foreign Exchange, and Get Paid

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Join VEDP for an informative event where industry experts will converge to share their knowledge on shipping, foreign exchange, and getting paid. Don't miss this opportunity to network with other businesses in Southwest Virginia and international trade professionals who can enhance your exporting strategies.

Training | Virtual

Exploring Opportunities in Taiwan's Agricultural Industries

Join VEDP and Tractus Asia to learn more about the market for various agricultural products in Taiwan. During this one-hour webinar, you will hear from Michael Hirou and Liran Golan about the opportunities and challenges in the Taiwanese market. VEDP will host a Trade Mission to Taiwan from September 23 – 27, 2024. Participate in this webinar to learn about opportunities in Taiwan’s agricultural industries.

Training | Virtual

Is Forced Labor Part of Your Supply Chain?

This webinar will enhance your company’s ability to recognize, mitigate, and eliminate forced labor from your supply chain. United States law prohibits the importation of goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part with forced labor. Companies that are not compliant can face seizure of goods, financial and reputational harm, and potentially face criminal and/or civil consequences.

Training | Virtual

Growing Your E-commerce Business: International Shipping and Fulfillment

E-commerce businesses face many challenges when it comes to delivering their products to customers. This webinar, featuring experts from FedEx and Fullfill.com, will focus on the shipping and fulfillment options available to e-commerce businesses and explore best practices. Topics will include: the current shipping environment, shipping risks and opportunities, landed cost options at checkout, registering your company to sell into foreign countries, what to look for in a fulfillment partner, and a case study for international fulfillment.

Training | Virtual

Growing Your Ecommerce Business: Websites and Analytics

Whether you are B2B or B2C, your company's website and online presence are some of your most important sales and marketing tools today - especially for international markets. In this session, Chief Content Officer of IBT Online, Susanna Hardy, will show you how to effectively utilize e-commerce tools to reach new customers in international markets.

Training | Virtual

Exploring Taiwan's Top Industries for Virginia Businesses

Join VEDP and Tractus Asia to learn more about the top four industries for Virginia businesses in Taiwan. During this one-hour webinar, you will hear from Michael Hirou and Liran Golan about the opportunities, growth drivers, and challenges in the Taiwanese market.

Training | Virtual

The Culture Map: Navigating Cross-Cultural Communication

Join VEDP – International Trade for a webinar on how to effectively navigate cross-cultural communications. In this session, Karen Cvitkovich, Founder of Mosaic Global Solutions, will provide real life case studies and concrete strategies for bridging and leveraging cultural differences.

Training | Virtual

Doing Business in West Africa: Addressing Financing Challenges in West Africa

Join VEDP for a panel discussion about addressing financing challenges for export and investment in West Africa. Moderated by Prosper Africa, representatives from commercial banks and the U.S. government will share information about their role within the financing landscape in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire – as well as regionally – and particular considerations and services available for U.S. companies interested in exporting and/or investing in both countries.

Training | Virtual

Incoterms 2020: A Practical Guide to the 11 Terms & Their Implications

Join Kuehne+Nagel and VEDP - International Trade for a practical guide to Incoterms® 2020 and their implications for international business.

Incoterms® were first introduced in 1936 by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to establish commonly accepted definitions and rules related to the delivery of goods between trading partners worldwide. ICC has periodically revised the Incoterms® rules to reflect changes in the international trade system.

More accessible and easier to use, Incoterms® 2020 includes more detailed explanatory notes with enhanced graphics to illustrate the responsibilities of importers and exporters for each Incoterms® rule.

Training | Virtual

Global Trade Insights: Navigating Geopolitical Uncertainty

Join VEDP - International Trade for this webinar that breaks down how to navigate geopolitical uncertainty as an exporter or importer. We will discuss how current events could impact supply chains and what your company should consider to mitigate risk. Our speaker, Nicole Bivens Collinson with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., will also provide an update on trade legislation to help you have a better understanding of how you might be impacted.

Speaker: Nicole Bivens Collinson leads the International Trade and Government relations practice of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and serves as managing principal of the Washington, D.C. office. She is also a member of the Firm's Operating Committee. Ms. Collinson has appeared on MSNBC, BBC Worldwide and NPR as a subject matter expert and has over 35 years of experience in government, public affairs, and lobbying. She has drafted and guided the successful implementation of several pieces of key international trade legislation positively affecting the bottom line of many U.S. companies. She is regularly relied upon by members of Congress and government officials to make complicated issues simple. She also produces the podcast “Two Minutes In Trade”.