Accessing International Markets Virtually Webinar Series

Each week, VEDP’s International Trade team will be hosting a webinar designed to help you think through various aspects of international trade during this new and disruptive period. We hope you will join us for these free webinars each Thursday.

Upcoming Webinars



Date: Thursday, October 29
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The United States is Colombia’s largest trading partner, and Colombia was the 21st largest market for U.S. exports in 2018. Due to Colombia’s close political ties, geographic proximity to the United States, and Colombians’ appreciation for the quality and reliability of U.S products, consumers in Colombia generally have a preference for U.S. products and services. 

Join VEDP’s International Trade team to learn about accessing Colombia virtually.

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Adriana Bohorquez Brunette, Founding and Executive Director, AB Trade Link


Southeast Asia

Date: Thursday, November 5
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The six major countries in Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – have a combined population of 582 million and GDP of US$3 trillion. If it were a single nation, it would be the third most populous country and the fifth largest economy in the world, as well as having the eight largest consumption expenditure globally.

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Sarath Menon, Managing Director, Orissa International 


Prior Webinars


Date: Thursday, October 1

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been the top U.S. export market in the Middle East North Africa region for the last 10 years and a critical regional hub for 1,500 American companies doing business throughout the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

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Anne Jafery, Managing Partner, Channels Business Solutions


Western Europe

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Europe is a huge trading partner for the US in many different sectors, this can be evidenced by the fact that if the EU countries together were a single market, it would rank as the number one export market for the US (2018).

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Dr. Colm Reilly, Associate Director, OCO Global



Date: Thursday, October 15

Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world, and recent economic reforms have liberalized key sectors such as energy and telecommunications, creating market opportunities for U.S. companies. Close cultural, social, and economic ties make Mexico a natural market to consider for first-time and expanding exporters.

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Mary Claire Whitaker, Founding Partner, Neighbors International Business Group


Australia/New Zealand

Date: Thursday, October 22

Australia’s resilient economy is built on stable institutions and sound regulatory policies, and provides a safe, low-risk environment in which to do business. Australia is among Virginia’s top 20 export destinations globally.

New Zealand offers U.S. companies a relatively wealthy, sophisticated market with a very transparent and open business environment, and a stable democratic system.

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Angela Foley, Founding Director, Foley & Associates