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International Association of Science Parks Conference in Recife, Brazil
October 2013 
US State Department Six Country Delegation

July 2013
fDi Magazine: Richardson ranks No. 3 for foreign direct investment for a city of its size
Dallas Morning News
April 15, 2013
Chinese investment tour stops in [Richardson]
Dallas Business Journal
September 7, 2012 
International business office celebrates milestones
The Dallas Morning News - neighborsgo - Richardson edition
June 22, 2012 
Texas is the Best State for Business 2012
May 2, 2012 
Richardson Chamber of Commerce News & Press Releases
International Newsletter Winter 2014
Mike Skelton Awarded U.S. Commercial Service Certificate of Achievement April 1, 2014 
Texas Crowned Champion of Economic Development March 3, 2014
International Economic Development Council Presents REDP with Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award at IEDC's Annual Conference October 10, 2013
Richardson's Telecom Corridor Area Qualifies for "Area of Innovation" Membership in the International Association of Science Parks September 24, 2013
Richardson, UT Dallas Join National Effort to Create Next-Gen Internet Applications June 24, 2013
International Newsletter 6-19-12 Vol. 1, No. 2
International Newsletter 4-25-12 Vol. 1, No. 1
November 2011
Upcoming Events
SAP Startup Forum
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) of DFW is hosting a forum targeted at startup companies and entrepreneurs interested in exploring and developing solutions on top of the enterprise application platform, SAP HANA. By handling massive volumes of structured and unstructured data entirely in its in-memory database, SAP HANA enables applications and analytics to execute data intense operations right where data resides. In doing so, it helps customers to achieve performance improvements of up to 100,000 times compared to traditional, disk-based databases while running non-disruptively alongside the existing technology landscape. Learn more on SAP HANA.
What to expect:
  •  Network with the Big Data Startup Community
  • Learn from industry experts and speakers
  • Discover new insights into the SAP Startup Focus Program
  • Explore core technologies to develop solutions in SAP HANA
If you are interested in more information regarding this event, click here.
Event Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: 1 to 7 p.m.
Location: DFW Exellerator
              1201 International Pkwy. Suite 200
              Richardson, Texas 75081
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 Dalas
               701 East Campbell Road
               Richardson, Texas 75081
               Register Here 
Macedonia Business Forum - Mark your calendar 
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 - (venue to be determined). More details will be provided once the location and time of the event are finalized. If you are interested in attending and meeting the prime minister, contact Mike Skelton. (972) 792-2814
Event Date: Oct. 10
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Intercontinental Dallas Hotel (Crystal Ballroom on 2nd floor)
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

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