WIIT Charitable Trust Afternoon High Tea

The WIIT Charitable Trust

invites you to Afternoon High Tea to benefit

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

with keynote speaker

Mignon L. Clyburn Commissioner, U.S. Federal Communications Commission



Mistress of Ceremonies Debbi Jarvis Group Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 PM (more…)

Luncheon with Norwegian Trade Counselor Ivar Engan

The Association of Women in International Trade and the Washington, DC Chapter of Lakselaget invite you to a luncheon with Ivar Engan Counselor for Trade and Industry, Royal Norwegian Embassy Join Lakselaget and WIIT for a salmon caesar salad lunch* while learning more about the $16 billion trade between Norway and the United States from Mr. Ivar Engan of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC. (more…)

Professional Development Series: Careers in International Law

The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade in co-sponsorship with The International Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia


Be Inspired: Washington, D.C. Careers in International Law

Washington, D.C. is an ideal place for a career in international law, at the intersections of government and business, international trade and public policy.

Join WIIT and the WBA of DC for an exclusive panel discussion with three accomplished mid-career lawyers as they share lessons and insights from their combined 35 years of practicing in law firms, private industry, and the federal government.

The discussion will be followed by a wine and cheese networking reception.


Trade Talk on Russian Sanctions

The Association of Women in International Trade invite you to a trade talk with Peter Chessick, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Eileen Albanese Acting Director, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (more…)

Exporting with the Ex-Im Bank: Women Tell All Luncheon

Space still available – walk-ins welcome!     

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Women in Business (CWB) are pleased to host three women-owned businesses as they share their exporting success stories, and the role the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) has had on growth and jobs to their small companies.

Lunch will be provided.


Trade 101 on the Hill: The Export-Import Bank of the United States

The WIIT Charitable Trust and Washington International Trade Foundation (WITF) present Shayerah Ilias Akhtar Specialist in International Trade and Finance, Congressional Research Service Governor Haley Barbour Former Governor of Mississippi & Founding Partner, BGR Group Jim DeMint (invited) Former Senator of South Carolina & President, The Heritage Foundation Moderator: Nicole Bivens-Collinson President, International Trade and Government Relations, Sandler Travis and Rosenberg, P.A. (more…)

Trade Talk on Customs & Section 337 Enforcement

The Customs Section of the Association of Women in International Trade

invite you to a Trade Talk with 

Dax Terrill Senior Attorney-Advisor, Intellectual Property Rights Branch, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Jonathan J. Engler Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP

Join WIIT for an exclusive off-the-record discussion with Senior Attorney-Advisor Dax Terrill of U.S. Customs and Section 337 expert Jonathan J. Engler about enforcement of intellectual property rights at the border.

Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch. Complimentary beverages will be provided.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Location: Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP 1133 Connecticut Ave NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Metros: Farragut North (Red line); Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines);

Price: WIIT Members: free Non-Members: $25

Advance registration is now closed.  On-site registration will be available.

Trade Talk on OFAC and BIS Restricted Party Screening

The Technology and Export Control Section invite you to a Trade Talk with Leslie Devereaux Chief, Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division Office of Foreign Assets Control – U.S. Department of Treasury and Thomas Andrukonis Director, Export Management and Compliance Division, Office of Exporter Services – U.S. Department of Commerce (more…)

Expanding U.S. Agricultural Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Agriculture Section and the Africa & Middle East Section invite you to a Trade Talk with The Honorable Krysta Harden U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Katrin Kuhlmann President and Founder, New Markets Lab Eric Trachtenberg Director, Agriculture and Food Sector, McLarty Associates In 2013, the USDA launched its Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Initiative which aims to expand U.S. agricultural commercial ties in the region.  The initiative supports the U.S. strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa outlined by President Obama in 2012. (more…)

Speed Networking With the Women of WIIT

Registration is now full!

Back by popular demand! Join us for WIIT’s second annual speed networking event, featuring two hours of networking with accomplished women of WIIT! Mentees will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with each mentor to learn about their career paths and current roles. Ask advice, expand your network, and increase your knowledge of international trade! Light refreshments will be served. (more…)

U.S. and EU Sanctions: Implementation of the Iran Joint Plan of Action

The Technology and Export Controls Section in cooperation with the ABA Section of International Law Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee invites you to a discussion with Peter Harrell Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counter Threat Finance and Sanctions, US Department of State Eytan Fisch Assistant Director for Policy, Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Department of the Treasury Anahita Thoms Principal Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP Mr. Harrell and Mr. Fisch will discuss the Joint Plan of Action (“JPA”) agreed and announced by the P5+1 and Iran on November 23, 2013. They will focus on the agreed implementation steps that began on January 20, 2014. This discussion will include an overview of the specific sanctions suspensions that have taken place or are planned and the U.S. and international sanctions that remain in force. An overview of the expected implementation of the JPA by the European Union will be provided by Anahita Thoms, a Principal Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, based in New York and Berlin. (more…)