Newsletter - June 2018


WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

Engage! * Meet Amy * Membership Drive * DC Comes to Silicon Valley * Rave Reviews for June * Jobs


July Member Spotlight
Meet Amy Papendorf, Senior Manager, EY's Global Trade Practice, San Francisco.

Annual Membership Drive
July is the annual membership drive! Get discounted rates to new, renewing and lapsed memberships. Membership benefits include a 30% discount on monthly program registration fees ($45 vs $65). You will automatically be entered in a drawing for great prizes. The winner will be announced at the August program. Join or Renew.

In July DC Comes to Silicon Valley - No jet lag, no humidity!

July 11th - An Evening with "Our Man in DC" Peter Friedman (SFO area)

WIT-NC is partnering with the Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of Northern California (CBFANC) to hear Peter Friedmann, Counsel, Pacific Coast Council, address current issues in trade policy. There will be networking and dinner at the Hilton SFO. Info & registration.

July 18th - Artificial Intelligence & How Regulation of AI Affects Silicon Valley with Roszel (Roz) C. Thomsen II

Roz Thomsen, legal expert in export controls and encryption from Washington DC, will address the challenge of Artificial Intelligence for Global Trade Compliance and Policy. Technology is advancing faster than regulation can address and virtually all industries will be impacted by AI technology. Info & registration.

Special Roundtable Event, "Compliance Crowdsourcing" Draws High Praise
The June WIT-NC - PAEI roundtable event 1) introduced a new program format for WIT-NC and 2) provided excellent opportunities for exchanging professional knowledge amongst WIT-NC and PAEI members. Some of the feedback:

  • "A good way to learn, entertaining to hear others, experiences."
  • "Roundtable Format was fabulous."
  • "All the table leaders were very knowledgeable."
  • "All table leaders were quite competent and entertaining."
  • "I got personal advice about a current issue I am facing. And a lot of insight into other people's issues which might help me in future."
  • "Do it again!"

Photos from our June roundtable are on Facebook!

Don't forget to visit our LinkedIn page for new Job Posts
Check out WIT-NC's LinkedIn page for updates on our activities as well as job postings. Our members are invited to share their job descriptions on our members-only page. For access, please contact us at