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70th Virginia Conference on World Trade
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10/17/2018 to 10/18/2018
When: Wednesday, October 17 - Thursday, October 18, 2018
Where: Richmond Marriott Downtown
500 E Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23219
United States

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70th Virginia Conference on World Trade

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Join us to celebrate 70 years of the Virginia Conference on World Trade!

70th Virginia Conference on World Trade

October 17-18 - Richmond Marriott Downtown

Early bird tickets: $285

Program Highlights Include:

Keynote Luncheon Remarks

October 18, 2o18

Governor Ralph Northam



Virginia has created a strong portfolio of trade programs that contribute significantly to Virginia's economy through jobs, income and taxes. As we celebrate 70 years of the Virginia Conference on World Trade, join former Virginia Governors for a discussion on the impact international trade has on creating jobs and bringing businesses to Virginia.

The Honorable

George Allen


67th Governor of Virginia

The Honorable

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

The Honorable

Bob McDonnell

71st Governor of Virginia


Special Reception at the VA Governor's Mansion

Virginia Conference on World Trade attendees are invited to attend a welcome reception at the Governor's Mansion* on the evening of Wednesday, October 17th.


* Please note that due to capacity requirements we are only able to offer a limited number of invitations to the Governor's Mansion reception on the evening of Wednesday, October 17th. We will be extending these invitations to the first 150 participants who register and pay the online registration fee on or before Monday, September 17th. Additional reception tickets may become available after this date but will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis as space allows.


Additional Panel Discussions on:

"Why Virginia? Why Poland?"
presented by the Polish American Foundation Alliance for Innovation

Global Manufacturing Competitiveness

-Optimizing Supply Chain with the International Buyers Program

-Using Foreign Trade Zones to Your Advantage

-Reclassifying Products on the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Tariff Exemptions

-Managing Currency Risk to Lower Costs

 Global Trade Winds

-Global trade is critical to Virginia's prosperity - fueling economic growth, supporting jobs, raising living standards and providing Virginians with affordable goods and services. From tariffs to transportation and logistics, trade experts discuss the head winds and tail winds affecting Virginia's position in global trade.


The Virginia Conference on World Trade has a discounted room block at The Richmond Marriott. Rooms are available now for a discounted rate of $169 + taxes for the nights of October 16 and October 17.

For Reservations: Call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or click here to make your reservation online.

This rate is available for booking until September 25, 2018, subject to availability.


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