Yearly Archives: 2013

2013 Winter Gala and Silent Auction

Hosted by The Embassy of Mexico with special guest Mabel Gómez, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Mexico Celebrate the winter season with WIIT while benefiting the WIIT Charitable Trust! Holiday cocktails generously provided by DISCUS Silent Auction Preview: Private suites at the Verizon Center Vacation package to Sonoma, California Gift certificates to DC’s hottest restaurants Two… Read more

Famine in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why is it still a threat in the 21st century?

The Agriculture Section hosted a brown bag presentation by Michele McNabb Program Manager, U.S. Department of Agriculture/U.S. Agency for International Development Africa has long been associated with images of disease and famine. Is that picture still accurate in 2013? Where and why does the risk of famine still exist? Has the threat disappeared anywhere? The US… Read more

Aviation Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Avoiding a Trade War

International Agreements

The Environment & Energy Section hosted a panel featuring Nancy Young Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Airlines for America Felix Leinemann Transportation Counselor, Delegation of the European Union Holly Woodruff Lyons Senior Counsel, House Subcommittee on Aviation Annie Petsonk International Counsel, Environmental Defense Fund The UN group overseeing civil aviation just approved a landmark agreement to… Read more

The Fall 2013 International Outreach Social

Fall International Outreach Social

The Association of Women in International Trade hosted embassy officials from Austria, Estonia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Singapore, Spain, and Turkey. Date and Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Sandler Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 400 (North Tower via rotunda entrance at 13th &… Read more

Meet the TTIP Experts & Negotiators

The Europe Section hosted a discussion with Marjorie Chorlins Senior Director, Europe U.S. Chamber of Commerce Join WIIT for a discussion about the recently launched U.S.-EU negotiations, featuring the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT). BCTT represents a broad array of businesses and trade associations seeking an ambitious and comprehensive trade agreement to promote growth,… Read more