Newsletter - March 2017


WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

Mark Your Calendar for March * OWIT Benefits * Congratulations to Vicki Wilkerson! * OWIT Int'l Fall Board Meeting * WIT-NC Student Outreach * Chinese New Year Event Photos * 2017 EVENT CALENDAR


MARCH PROGRAM - Post-Election US Trade Policy and Impacts on Trade Compliance
Join us at NetApp on Wednesday, March 8th for Post-Election US Trade Policy and Impacts on Trade Compliance. Our key speakers, Google's Trade Compliance Director Michael Lutz and EY Global Trade Principal Michael Hildebrand will lead an engaging conversation regarding trade policy and the Trump administration, including a discussion on the following: What are some likely scenarios and how far should Companies plan ahead? What do the first 100 Days look like? An update followed by discussion around NAFTA, TPP, Cross border adjusted cash flow and China currency manipulation; Considerations on Trade Sanctions with a Trump presidency and some practical examples; Q & A with the audience including an invited guest from CompTIA representing a voice from Washington D.C. and trade compliance advocacy. More Info. Register.

Did you know that as a WIT-NC member you also gain membership to OWIT? All you need to do is register! OWIT has additional valuable benefits such as increased 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!

WIT-NC would like to congratulate our Chair Vicki Wilkerson who has been nominated for OWIT Member of the Year! Vicki has served WIT-NC in various capacities and has a long record of volunteerism. Last year, Vicki was selected to represent WIT-NC last year to travel to Geneva, Switzerland to address the WTO on a panel at its 2016 Annual Public Forum. WIT-NC is very proud of Vicki, her accomplishments and her dedication to serving her community. Geneva report.

WIT-NC to Host OWIT International Fall Board Meeting
WIT-NC is happy to welcome OWIT members from around the world for networking, enjoying the Bay area and the OWIT International Fall Board Meeting. Events will start September 28th and continue through the 30th. ALL WIT-NC members are welcome to participate. Details will be forthcoming.

WIT-NC Student Outreach
WIT-NC recently participated in the CalMaritime Career Fair on February 14th in an effort to expand our outreach to students. WIT-NC Volunteer Director Sumika Kawamura and Marketing Volunteer Khang Nguyen represented WIT-NC at this event where they were able to connect with dozens of students and spread the WIT-NC mission and values. WIT-NC will also be presenting a panel at the upcoming Women in Maritime Leadership conference at CalMaritime on March 10th. More Info.

February Chinese New Year Event Recap
On February 8th, WIT-NC held our very successful Chinese New Year program! Attendees heard valuable APAC updates from our presenters from Baker McKenzie, while enjoying a photo wall, networking, and a delicious dinner. Photos are available on our Facebook Page!


The WIT-NC 2017 Events Calendar is now 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!