By Melissa Maguire, Manager of International Engagement, Dallas Regional Chamber
From engaging in trade mission trips to Spain and Japan, to co-hosting and co-organizing international business-development conferences, the Dallas Regional Chamber’s international engagement team and its partners are strengthening North Texas’ trade relationships around the world.
Members are invited to attend any of the below meetings and seminars.
SME SUPPORT JAPAN MATCHMAKING EVENTS
One of our key partners in Tokyo is SME Support JAPAN, the Japanese government’s supporting office for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) looking to expand abroad.
The organization is hosting two business matching events during its visit to the region, on Monday, Sept. 24, and Tuesday, Sept. 25, with 15-20 Japanese SMEs looking for new distribution channels in the Dallas Region. These events will be hosted by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the DRC and other local chambers and organizations.
Monday’s event will take place from 9:30 AM – 4 PM, with a networking reception to follow from 4 PM – 6 PM at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations, 2351 Performance Dr, Richardson, Texas 75082. To register for this event, please click here.
Tuesday’s event will take place from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel, 1500 Convention Center Dr., Arlington, Texas 76011. To register for this event, click here.
The DRC is inviting local companies and other chambers to attend the matching events to learn more about the products and services directly from the visiting company delegates.
For more information regarding these matchmaking events, contact Beth Kolman at the Richardson Chamber at email@example.com or 972.792.2817.
STAFF TRAVEL: CORENET GLOBAL ANNUAL EMEA CONFERENCE
SEPT. 25-28, MADRID
Sarah Carabias-Rush, DRC Senior Vice President of International Engagement, will be traveling to this annual real estate conference in Madrid to network with leaders in the field. This conference is the largest gathering of corporate real estate professionals in Europe. The theme for this year’s event is “What’s Next? Exploiting Uncertainty.”
Those who have recommendations for companies or influencers with whom the international team should meet while in Madrid may contact Carabias-Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A SYMPOSIUM ON ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND THE ROLE OF THE U.S. AND JAPAN
OCT. 12, 9 AM – 12 PM, WESTIN STONEBRIAR FRISCO
The DRC is co-hosting this event with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan-America Society of DFW, the Consulate General of Japan in Houston, the Dallas Japanese Association, and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Following President Trump’s election in 2016 and subsequent American withdrawal from pursuing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), questions have been raised about the future of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region. Can CPTPP (TPP11) function without the participation of the United States? What is the future of regional agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership between ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), China, Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan?
Experts will examine the current status and future outlook of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements in the Pacific. Insights and perspectives are expected to develop into a dialogue that will be of particular significance to the North Texas business community with interests in the Asia-Pacific region.
Registration for the symposium is available here.
35TH ANNUAL H. NEIL MALLON AWARD DINNER HONORING AMBASSADOR RON KIRK
OCT. 12, 6:30 PM, HILTON ANATOLE
Hosted annually by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, the H. Neil Mallon Award honors its recipient for dedication to international relationships – business and personal – that enhance the standing of North Texas around the world.
Register for this annual event here.
STAFF TRAVEL: U.S. JAPAN COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
NOV. 5-10, TOKYO
Carabias-Rush will be traveling to Tokyo to take part in the influential U.S.-Japan Council annual meeting, where officials such as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other senior government and business leaders often participate.
The conference is being held Nov. 8-10. Carabias-Rush will also be attending NEC’s annual innovation showcase and will be setting meetings Nov. 5-7. Those with recommendations for companies or influencers with whom the DRC should meet while in Tokyo may contact Carabias-Rush at email@example.com.
The DRC is currently gauging interest for including a small delegation in our travels. Members interested in joining the DRC international team on this trip are encouraged to contact Carabias-Rush ASAP. Space is limited and restricted to those with direct business interests related to Japan.
KOTRA ICT PARTERNING LUNCHEON/EXHIBITION
NOV. 5, 10 AM – 3 PM, DOUBLETREE BY HILTON
Our partners at the Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) are hosting this Information and Communication Technology exhibition and conference, at which attendees can meet industry-leading Korean manufacturers and experience innovative technology products in cloud and IoT solutions, data management, loT products, security, and more.
Attendees can preview new Korean products prior to being featured at international ICT shows next year. Korea has been the leader in the global ICT industry and is expected to continue its competitiveness.
Registration is now available online here.
ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH HEALTHTECH INDUSTRIES (ABHI) DELEGATION VISIT
The DRC international team will be welcoming a visiting delegation consisting of British hospital systems, health care tech companies, and health care institutions to the Dallas Region.
The delegation is coming as part of the Association of British HealthTech Industries’ globally minded strategy to connect thought leaders, innovators, practitioners, insurers, and executives in the health care field and related industries. Delegates attending the trip are in senior-level positions at both private and public organizations, and are eager to learn from local medical and insurance institutions as they seek out best practices and strong, mutually beneficial relationships to take back to the U.K.
Members are encouraged to let Carabias-Rush (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if they are interested in hosting this delegation at their medical or research facilities, or if they are interested in attending a private networking reception on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 5:30 – 7 PM.
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