Posts By: Jessica Simpkins

WIIT Elects New Leadership

Posted May 16, 2018 PRESS RELEASE | for immediate distribution, May 16, 2018 New President and Officers elected at Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its new leadership for the 2018-2019 term. WIIT’s newly elected President is Lisa Schroeter, Global Director of Trade & Investment Policy, The Dow… Read more

WIIT Announces Awardees for Significant Achievements in Trade

Posted May 16, 2018 PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, May 16, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a dinner at the National Press Club, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) presented its annual awards celebrating extraordinary leadership in trade.  “WIIT is honored to celebrate these women for their outstanding contributions and leadership in advancing… Read more

New U.S. Sanctions Targeting Russia Under CAATSA

New U.S. Sanctions Targeting Russia Under The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) A Non-CLE, Off-the-Record Program Proudly Presented by The D.C. Bar International Law Community In Cooperation With The ABA Section of International Law and The Association of Women in International Trade Wednesday, November 8, 2017 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time… Read more

EU and EU Member State Trade Controls Compliance for North American Companies – Reach Out Summit

This summit will be unique in bringing US, EU and EU Member States Regulators together with senior trade compliance executives both from the EU and North America for two days to network, discuss and inform. The program will look at policy from a general EU and key Member States perspective and how this impacts North… Read more

7th Global Economic Summit on Global Value Chains

7th Global Economic Summit on Global Value Chains: Accelerating MSME Growth, Development and Sustainability Dates: February 22-24, 2018 Location: Mumbai, India World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries invite WIIT members to participate in a forum exploring the ways international trade is increasingly being driven by trade in value added goods and… Read more

Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law 12th Global Trade Academy

Legal Foundations and New Directions: the WTO & Beyond in an Era of Globalization Backlash Date: November 13-17, 2017 Venue: Georgetown Law, Gewirz Building, 600 New Jersey Avenue, NW The Global Trade Academy is a pillar of IIEL’s Executive Education curriculum with over a decade of experience in training government, NGO, international organization and private… Read more

Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40 & Addressing the Challenges Ahead

PLEASE JOIN US IN Celebrating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention at 20, the FCPA at 40 & Addressing the Challenges Ahead The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business.  Global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring… Read more

U.S.-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit

The US-ASEAN Business Council and the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to the inaugural U.S.-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit. The bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Indonesia is growing in geopolitical importance in both commercial and political sectors. Women now play key roles in Indonesia’s transformation from an aid dependent nation,… Read more

9th Annual Global Services Summit

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to support The Coalition of Services Industries’ (CSI) annual Global Services Summit, a one-day event which brings together more than 300 key senior trade officials, policy makers, and business leaders from around the world to discuss current international trade issues, with specific interest in services…. Read more

Synergy Global Forum

Date: October 27-28, 2017 Location: The Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York City Description: Every year, Synergy Global Forum hosts conferences all around the world, offering professionals and entrepreneurs in Europe, Asia, and North America the chance to learn, network, share and grow with the brightest minds in myriad fields. This year, the… Read more

How to Get Career Clarity Without Job Hopping, Going Back to School, or Traveling the World Hoping to Find Yourself

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to Co-Sponsor Exclusive Career Clarity Online Training Date: August 20, 2017 Time: 7:30PM – 8:30PM EDT Location: Online Do you desire a better career, but feel lost or uncertain as to the specifics of what job would be a good fit for you? Would you like to… Read more

NAFTA Modernization and Border Adjustment Tax

     WIT-Los Angeles and WIIT Washington, D.C., Partnering to Present NAFTA Modernization How Will it Impact US/Canada/Mexico Trade? NAFTA renegotiation kicks off August 16 with an ambitious timetable and the stakes are huge. NAFTA has successfully integrated value chains that have made North America globally competitive, particularly with Asia. Sectors such as automotive and agriculture… Read more

Conformity and Creativity In Rules Of International Arbitration

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) is delighted to Co-Sponsor “Conformity and Creativity in Rules of International Arbitration: Should Arbitral Institutions Be Choosing a Path of Convergence?”, hosted by the Litigation Law Forum of the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Join us for a conversation on how varied the future… Read more

WIIT Names Awardees for Significant Achievements in Trade

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, June 7, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Celebrating its 30th Anniversary at the George Washington University Marvin Center, The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced today its annual awards. “The WIIT Board is pleased to recognize these four extraordinary women for their outstanding work in international trade. These women… Read more

WIIT Names New Leadership

PRESS RELEASE | For immediate distribution, June 7, 2017 President, Officers, and Board of Directors appointed at Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) announced its new leadership for the 2017—2018 term. WIIT’s newly appointed President is Leslie Griffin, Senior Vice President of International Public Policy at UPS. Griffin has… Read more

Using Section 337 to Confront Threats Posed by Globalization

The Association of Women in International Trade is pleased to present a discussion with Beau Jackson Attorney, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP and Michael Buckler CEO and General Counsel, Village X Inc. Section 337 exists to protect U.S. industries and the American public from a range of unfair acts.  Historically, the U.S. International Trade Commission,… Read more

2016 International Trade Update

The Association of Women in International Trade is a proud co-sponsor of 2016 International Trade Update The 2016 International Trade Update will provide you with practical, timely, and critical information, whether you are a government lawyer, private practitioner, or in-house counsel.

Burns Night Scotch Tasting

The Association of Women in International Trade and The British-American Business Association (BABA) invite you to celebrate Burns Night with a Scotch Tasting.

Trade Talk on New IMO Requirements for Verified Container Weights

Space still available – walk-ins welcome! The Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Lars Kjaer Senior Vice President, World Shipping Council (WSC) and Bruce Carlton President & CEO of the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) Time to take heed of IMO Requirement for Shippers to Provide Verified Container Weights The… Read more

2015 Winter Gala and Silent Auction

The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) and the WIIT Charitable Trust are pleased to announce the 2015 Winter Gala and Silent Auction with Honorary Host Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy Sultanate of Oman to the United States Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 PM Location: Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center 1100 16th… Read more

Enabling Global Market Access for Women Entrepreneurs

Space still available – walk-ins welcome! The International Development Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Elizabeth Vazquez CEO, WEConnect International Marideth Sandler CEO, Sandler Trade LLC Sarah Iqbal Manager, Women, Business and Law Project, World Bank Sarah Thorn Senior Director of Federal Government Relations, Wal-Mart Stores,… Read more

What Women in Trade Need to Know About Gender Bias to Lead at Your Best

The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Beth Hand, CEO of Leadership Hand LLC Women are powerhouses of performance and possibility. The business case is compelling: countries with higher levels of equality between men and women have higher economic growth. Women on boards mean higher returns,… Read more