Past Events

Creating Economic Opportunities for Women in the World’s Most Challenging Places | 2-15-17

The Center for International Private Enterprise invites you to a panel discussion on: Creating Economic Opportunities for Women in the World’s Most Challenging Places Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:00 – 3:30 pm RSVP 1211 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036 Refreshments will be provided All over the world, myriad challenges make it difficult… Read more

Networking Reception for International Professionals | 2-9-17

WGN International Roundtable Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) when we convene our next international networking reception, together with our event partner The Association of Women in International Trade (WITT).      About this Event: This event is… Read more

Event RECAP | Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiently & Reliably

On October 21st, as part of the GetGlobal Expo, WIIT President Evelyn Suarez monitored a panel called “Customs & Corruption: Getting to Market Efficiently & Reliably”. International traders and transportation companies are often confronted with complex and confusing customs and other government agency requirements for entry into market. This panel of customs attorneys and a… Read more

TRADE Talk RECAP | Stopping Evasion | 10-4-16

On October 4th, WIIT, in cooperation with the Customs Lawyers Association, held a lively program on the new anti-evasion regulations promulgated by Customs and Border Protection.  The program was attended by approximately 40 people in person or by conference call.  Mr. Kevin M. McCann, with the assistance of Ms. Emily Simon provided an oversight of… Read more

TRADE Talks Recap | Brexit Breakfast: Three Months After the Vote – What Does It Really Mean? | 9-21-16

On September 21st, Annie Crawford, Senior Policy Adviser at the Confederation of British Industries joined WIIT members for an engaging discussion on Brexit three months after the vote. The breakfast opened with a presentation on Brexit including a brief background of how the vote itself came about and why the outcome came as a surprise… Read more

TRADE Talk Recap | Bridging Development and Trade Capacity Building | 10-4-16

WIIT’s recent Trade Talk, “Bridging Development and Trade Capacity Building” highlighted various U.S. initiatives for public and private trade capacity building to improve economic conditions in developing countries and support developing countries’ participation in global value chains and in the global marketplace. Panelists included (from left to right): Eleanor Thornton, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Agency… Read more

Cuba: Exploring A New Agriculture Trade Frontier

Recent indicators of continuing improving relations with Cuba include the initiation of regularly scheduled flights between it and the US and now President Obama’s historic visit in late March.  As conditions continue to evolve it is not too soon to take a look at what prospects there are for increasing agricultural trade in both commodities… 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 Please join WIIT and BABA to enjoy a night of Scotch tasting marking the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Scotch from… Read more

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.

Breakfast Discussion: The U.S.-India Trade and Investment Relationship

Space still available – walk-ins welcome! Optimism continues that more opportunities are on the horizon for U.S. businesses in India. Indian companies are looking to have a greater presence in the U.S. and are actively seeking partners for new ventures. Following the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum in late 2015 and in advance of Prime Minister… Read more

WIIT Trade Talk: Enabling Global Market Access for Women Entrepreneurs

In response to Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, the WIIT International Development Section sponsored a panel discussion on women’s entrepreneurship and access to global markets. Four women active in the field of promoting women entrepreneurs shared their research and experiences moderated by WIIT member Shamarukh Mohiuddin, Director of Economic Empowerment at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Sarah… 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

WIIT Professional Development- What Women in Trade Need to Know About Gender Bias to Lead at Your Best

Beth Hand, CEO of Leadership Hand LLC, presented an insightful talk on the issue of gender bias in business and trade relationships, and facilitated an interesting discussion among WIIT members about their own experiences and observations. Ms. Hand provided background information on the topic from the research she did for her recent book, Hidden by… 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

Government Jobs in International Law (Co-Sponsored Event)

The Association of Women in International Trade is pleased to be a co-sponsor of a discussion with Kathleen Hutchinson Assistant Director for Regulatory Policy, Office of International Affairs, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Imani Ellis-Cheek Sy Senior Attorney Advisor, Regional Specialist for Africa, International Bureau, Federal Communication Commission Faye Ehrenstamm Director, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance,… Read more

Trade Talk on WTO’s TRIPS Agreement at 20—and Looking Ahead

The Association of Women in International Trade and The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) invite you to a discussion with Timothy Trainer Principal, Global Intellectual Property Strategy Center Twenty years ago, the WTO’s TRIPS (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights) Agreement came into effect, prompting innumerable changes in national legislation.  The resulting increase… Read more

Trade Talk on Export Promotion in Africa with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advocacy Center

Space still available – walk-ins welcome! The Africa Section of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to a discussion with Jennifer Pilat Director of the Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce Hallie Offen Regional Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce Lisa Coppé Country Manager, West Africa, U.S. Trade and Development… Read more

Trade Talk on Biodiversity and the Environment: Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol

WIIT members enjoyed an informative panel presentation and discussion of the issues surrounding the conservation, sustainable use, and equitable sharing of benefits related to genetic resources, and the obligations recent agreements may require of businesses. While most of the discussion focused on the preliminary activities related to implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to… Read more

Professional Development: Managing Up with Karen James Chopra

Spaces are still available, walk-ins welcome! The Professional Development Committee of the Association of Women in International Trade invites you to  Managing Up: From Your First Boss to the Board of Directors with Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC Our bosses determine almost everything about a job—whether we are successful, whether we are promoted, whether… Read more

Trade Talk on Biodiversity and the Environment: Genetic Resources and the Nagoya Protocol

WIIT members enjoyed an informative panel presentation and discussion of the issues surrounding the conservation, sustainable use, and equitable sharing of benefits related to genetic resources, and the obligations recent agreements may require of businesses. While most of the discussion focused on the preliminary activities related to implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to… Read more