International Business News and Events

East Africa Chamber of Commerce 2014 Annual Trade Conference
The East Africa Chamber of Commerce represents the five member countries of the East Africa Community (Republic of Burundi, Republic of Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda). The purpose of the conference is to facilitate business to business linkage as well as showcase opportunities for investments, highlight market analysis, as well as underscore vital government trade policies in the two regions. High-level government and business leaders as well as top-level subject specialists will make presentations on their respective fields of expertise. There will be sector presentations in various fields such as international trade and commerce, energy and mining, financial services, tourism, agriculture, infrastructure, health and pharmaceuticals, and real estate, among others.
Event Date: Oct. 2 - 4
Location:  Hyatt Regency North Dallas
               701 East Campbell Road
               Richardson, Texas 75081
Registration: here 
Macedonia Business Forum
Keynote speaker: H.E. Nikola Gruevski, prime minister, Republic of Macedonia
As part of the efforts of the Macedonian Government to promote its extensive reforms for which it has been recognized by the World Bank as No. 3 reforming country in the world, Invest Macedonia is organizing business forums in more than 40 U.S. cities. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of DFW, this event will be hosted in the DFW area on Oct. 10
Event Date: Oct. 10
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Intercontinental Dallas Hotel (Crystal Ballroom on 2nd floor)
Registration: click here
PDF of Invitation: click here
Press Release: click here
TiECon South 2014 
TiECon South 2014 is a premier event that will bring together business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals from a wide spectrum of industries to discuss real-world success stories about how to create transformative changes that result in successful organizations.
Event Date: Oct. 11
Time: 9:00 - 5:30 p.m. for conference
          5:30 - 8:00 p.m. for networking
Location: Westin Dallas Park Central
                12720 Merit Drive
                Dallas, Texas 75251
Registration: click here
More info: click here 
African Chamber of Commerce DFW 16th Annual African Economic Forum
The African Chamber of Commerce DFW and the Office of the African Union are holding their 16th Annual African Economic Forum with the goal to provide economic stimulus through the promotion of trade opportunities between Africa and the U.S. Africa is home to 7 of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world and helping U.S. business expand their presence in these African markets is a top priority of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The focus of this year's forum is to address formulating immediate bilateral trade diplomacy with the goal of moving the content to an industrialized era through private-public partnership efforts.
Event date: Oct. 15 - 18
Location: Park Inn by Radisson
              1241 W. Mockingbird Lane
              Dallas, TX 75247 
Registration: click here
North Texas District Export Council International Executive Forum 

The Forum will be a three part program including:

1) A panel on “Middle East/Ukraine & Russian Conflict” - “Impact/Opportunities for Texas Businesses”; 2) A speaker on “Recent Amendments to Mexican Customs Legislation and NAFTA Rules”; 3) "Interface with the Experts – one-on-one discussions with Panelists/Speakers/North Texas District Export Council Members & Members of the U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce”.  

The Richardson Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the North Texas District Export Council ( to provide the Chamber’s members discounted event registration fees for the Export Education and Training Events in the Metroplex developed by the North Texas District Export Council.

Registration Fee:  $40.00

Richardson Chamber of Commerce Member Fee: $30.00 (25% discount) 

Event Date: Oct. 21
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  
Location: Mary Kay Headquarters
                161251 Dallas Parkway (Dallas Tollway & Keller Springs)
                 Addison, Texas 75991
Registration: Mark your calendars & watch this space - details to follow 

Mayor Maczka and Bob Townsend at Ribbon Cutting
China Delegation
June 2014  
America Day Conference in Gothenburg Sweeden
March 2014 
Kenya Ambassador Jane Kamau
CeBIT Conference Hannover Germany
February 2014
Mike Skelton receiving USCC Award

Rio de Janiero Chamber of Commerce

October 2013 
American Chamber of Commerce Rio de Janiero
 October 2013  
Meeting with Rio de Janiero City Councilmen
 October 2013  



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International Newsletter Summer 2014
International Newsletter Winter 2014
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International Economic Development Council Presents REDP with Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award at IEDC's Annual Conference October 10, 2013
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International Newsletter 4-25-12 Vol. 1, No. 1
November 2011

Updated 9/12/14 REDP 

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