Newsletter - September 2017

 

WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

WIT-NC on TV * WIT-NC Hosts OWIT * Get Your OWIT Membership * Free Professional Development Webinar * Calling All Former WIT-NC Board Members

 

WIT-NC PRESIDENT LESLIE AUGUST ON DING DING TV!
WIT-NC President Leslie Levy August was recently interviewed on Ding Ding TV about WIT-NC's partnership with the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and our special September 14th event. Check out the video.

SEPTEMBER EXTENDED PROGRAM - "DOING BUSINESS IN SILICON VALLEY AND BEYOND"
Experience the worldwide reach of WIT-NC. OWIT visitors from Africa, South America, Mexico and Washington D.C. are some of the guests you will meet at WIT-NC's next program.

Join us at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Thursday, September 14th for "Doing Business in Silicon Valley and Beyond - Building, Global Connections, Trade and Trust."

As hosts for the 2017 Fall OWIT International Board Meeting, WIT-NC will be presenting this expanded monthly program. This event will also launch the partnership between WIT-NC and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce.

Speakers & panelists include:

Daniel Khoo, President, MDEC Americas,
Irina Kasatkina, Director, Logistics Management & Compliance, Genentech, and
Jenn Diaz, Executive VP/President-Elect, OWIT International.

See you there! More Info.

OWIT MEMBERSHIP - ARE YOU GETTING ALL YOUR MEMBER BENEFITS?
OWIT is currently hosting a membership drive with a goal to increase active members by 66%. Did you know that WIT-NC members receive a complimentary OWIT membership? All you need to do is register once you are a WIT-NC member.

OWIT has additional valuable benefits such as FREE professional development webinars, international networking, a job bank and webinar discounts. If you are a WIT-NC member, make sure to sign up to get your OWIT member benefits!

FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINAR
All WIT-NC members who have activated their complimentary OWIT membership are invited to a free OWIT professional development webinar on October 3, 2017 (12 - 2 p.m. EDT).

This members-only event will feature a conversation with Ms. Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO, IKEA Switzerland, and Co-Chair UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment. Keep your eyes on the OWIT website for more information.

GET THE DISCOUNT: 11th Annual CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference
CompTIA will host the 11th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference, and extends a reduced price to WIT-NC members. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 26th in Cupertino, CA and will include open panel discussion on issues and challenges, and session breakouts. More Info.

CALLING ALL WIT-NC FORMER BOARD MEMBERS
Are you a former WIT-NC board member who is interested in greater leadership opportunities? Consider serving on the OWIT International board. Contact Leslie or Vicki for more information.

SUMMER NETWORKING MAKES A SPLASH
A special thanks to all those members who attended our Summer Networking Event at Vino Locale, including our guests from the Tokyo Customs Brokers Association. They attended because they have an interest in starting an OWIT chapter in Tokyo. They were made to feel very welcome thanks to our gracious members and sponsors.

"Dear Leslie san

Thank you for your warmest message as well as invitation for recent WIT-NC summer event last week. We enjoyed the event very much.

As there were good ideas to make guests communicate easily, so we were able to be a part of the participants even if we were very new at the place.

We were so impressed how you run WIC-NC. It was very good opportunity for us to know how your members utilize your activities and receive great benefits from them.

We appreciate your offer of further support. We will keep in touch with you.

Thank you again for your hospitality during our visit. We appreciate it if you would pass our best regards to your members attended at the event too.

Kind regards,

Emiko Maruyama
Tokyo Customs Brokers Association"


And thank you to all our sponsors who participated and made the Compliance Carnival a success. Check out photos from the event on Facebook..

2017 Event Calendar
The WIT-NC 2017 Events Calendar is posted on our website! Be sure to take a look at the exciting offerings we have coming up this year and mark your calendars now!