***VIRTUAL EVENT NOTICE***
In consideration of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the VAIBC has decided to take our programming virtual to ensure the safety of our members and event attendees. You are invited to participate in this virtual discussion via Zoom. If time allows, there will be Q+A with the Governor. Please submit your question via registration form by 9/18/2020.
Join us on our VIRTUAL FORUM September 23rd, Wednesday, program for:
A Discussion on Trade with Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe
Please join the VAIBC online via Zoom platform for a discussion with Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on trade, business challenges and opportunities for growth. This is a great opportunity to hear insights from the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth.
Guest Speaker: Honorable Terry McAuliffe, 72nd Governor of Virginia
Details for the September VAIBC Event:
When: Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
12:00pm -1:00pm: Live Discussion via Webinar
Venue: Online via Zoom platform – log-in credentials will be issued once paid registration is complete. If time allows, there will be Q+A with the Governor. Please submit your question via registration form by 9/18/2020. Recorded session will be available and shared post-event with registered attendees.
Cost: Online registration:
$15.00 for VAIBC members, $20.00 for non-members
Register online: www.vaibc.org
About the speaker:
In November 2013, Terry McAuliffe was elected the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
As Governor, McAuliffe focused on equality for all Virginians, enhancing the quality of life, and building a new diversified economy that made economic opportunity a right, not a privilege.
To keep Virginia competitive, McAuliffe implemented major economic development initiatives designed to strengthen the Commonwealth’s pro-business climate, ensure efficient investment in world-class infrastructure and develop a 21st century workforce capable of meeting the needs of emerging businesses and industries.
As Governor, McAuliffe conducted a record 35 trade missions to dozens of countries, personally delivering Virginia’s calling card to business leaders around the globe. As a result, hundreds of thousands of jobs were created and more than $20 billion in new capital investment to communities across the Commonwealth, which was billions more than any previous governor.
McAuliffe also took the lead in rebuilding Virginia’s aging infrastructure. Through his efforts, $10 billion in new roads and rail projects were announced. The Port of Virginia was saved from insolvency, and he strengthened Dulles International Airport.
In politics and business, McAuliffe has worked with people from all walks of life and different political backgrounds. He entered national politics at the age of 23 as the national finance director for President Jimmy Carter. He was elected Democratic National Committee chairman in 2000 and served until 2005. He co-chaired President Bill Clinton's 1996 campaign for reelection and his 1997 Presidential Inauguration. He was also chairman of the 2000 Democratic National Convention and chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 Presidential Campaign. In 1993, he was appointed by President Clinton as Ambassador and Commissioner General of the United States Taejon International Exposition in South Korea.