Northern California World Trade Center E-Newsletters
- Ahoy Members and Friends,We are fortunate to have a member on the inside of the World Trade Center of Northern California and the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Dion Dwyer. He can be reached at (916) 319-4276 | DDwyer at metrochamber dot org.June 25 the Center focused on Northern California sea ports and marine highways - short sea shipping possibilities between them. Some of the same individuals we had at our luncheon on the subject at our Oakland luncheon meeting June 15.Heave Ho,Phelps______________________________________----- Original Message -----From: Michael FaustTo: nlsac@...Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 4:56 PMSubject: Northern California World Trade Center E-Newsletter
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Northern California World Trade Center Newsletter - October, 2009
In This IssueState of the AirportsNorCalWTCAwarded Competitive
GrantSeptember Another Busy Month for NorCalWTCUSPS - International Holiday Delivery DatesNow Accepting Donations for 10th Annual Holiday Mixer & Silent AuctionReminder: News Feed Now on NorCalWTC WebsiteInternational Business Certificate Program Postponed
Meet Our Board of DirectorsAlice Tom
California State University, Dean College of Continuing Education
Donald Gerth, Ph.D(Ex-Officio)
California State University, President Emeritus
City of Sacramento, Director of Economic Development
Steven M. Ramirez
Director of Economic Development, Northern California Golden Arches(Interim Alternate)
City of Sacramento, Economic Development Manager
Port Manager, Port of West Sacramento
Diane Richards(Alternate)City of West Sacramento, Economic Development Coordinator
Brice Harris, Ph.D(Past Chair)
Los Rios Community College District, Chancellor
Los Rios Community College District, Associate Vice Chancellor
PG&E, Manager, Service and Sales
Placer County Director of Economic Development
Michael La Pier
Sacramento County Airport System Operating Officer
Sacramento County Office of Economic Development
Sacramento Metro Chamber, President/CEO
UC Davis, Director of Community & GovernmentRelations
Mark Plovnick, Ph.D
University of the Pacific, Director of Economic Development
Connect With The NorCalWTC Online Upcoming NorCalWTCEvents & ProgramsBe sure to visit our website , as it is frequently updated with upcoming events, information on visiting delegations, press releases and much more!For information on all upcoming Northern California World Trade Center activities, please contact Maureen Johnson. Quick Links
At this event, we will hear from the leaders of the airport system as they provide an update of the "The Big Build", which is currently underway at Sacramento International Airport. Additionally, we will hear what kind of economic impact airport expansions can and should have when integrated with a regional goods movement strategy. This forum will include nationally recognized experts on airport infrastructure, in addition to an interactive panel of distinguished regional leaders who will provide critical perspectives on these important issues. Participants will also receive a preview briefing on some of the other goods movement infrastructure improvements that are on the horizon for the region's airport network.NorCalWTC Chosen forThe Northern California World Trade Center (NorCalWTC) has been selected to take part in the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) Network DC Program in Washington, D.C. This esteemed program allows award recipients the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. to meet with the U.S. Department of State, the National Program Agency and the NCIV National office.
Network DC Program in Washington D.C.
NorCalWTC awarded competitive grant to represent the region in Washington D.C .
This valuable opportunity provides the NorCalWTC a chance to showcase the 40-county region that it represents, helping to elevate the scope of the region's reach, significance and influence to a national level. By participating in multiple face-to-face meetings with prominent U.S. Department of State and National Programming Agency contacts, the NorCalWTC will be able to cultivate new partnerships and collaborations that encourage more delegations from around the globe to visit Northern California and the greater Sacramento region.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for our organization" said Michael Faust, president and CEO of the Northern California World Trade Center. "The Network DC Program will offer us the unique and unparalleled opportunity to meet with key international contacts and decision-makers in the nation's capitol. This will help to further expand and evolve the capacity of the NorCalWTC, allow us to highlight the great things happening in our region and elevate our community's profile to both domestic and international decision-makers, as we strive to advance our region's role in the global economy."Please click here for full press release.September Another Busy Month for the NorCalWTCThe Northern California World Trade Center has completed another eventful month, filled with exicting meetings and visits from global delegations.
In September, the NorCalWTC hosted a delegation from Madagascar who visited the Sacramento region to learn more about international issues in state politics, media coverage on corruption issues, fair political practices, election systems, conflict resolution and a citizen voice in the government. The delegation also received a special cultural event, as they were welcomed at a hospitality dinner, hosted in a Sacramento family's home.
The NorCalWTC also hosted a delegation from France that traveled to Sacramento for a program on renewable energy technologies and sustainable agricultural practices. Also visiting the region was a delegation from Mexico, who focused on air pollution and quality control, environmental protection laws, federal and local approaches to environmental hazards and toxic waste regulations in California.
A delegation of Young Sejm Deputies traveled from Poland to Sacramento for a special program on local and state governments, women in public and political American life, decision-making processes, and US regulatory practices concerning energy and the environment. Also hosted in September were two reporters from South Korea, who visited Sacramento for a special one-day program on politics-journalism cooperation and competition. Finally, the NorCalWTC programmed a visit for eight delegates from China who took part in an intense one day visit with a unique program on social service administration. Their meetings focused specifically on social welfare, nursing homes, disabled seniors, social welfare institution, training for social workers and American Society and Culture.
To learn more about these delegations, including further information on their meetings and culture activities while in the Sacramento region, please visit the NorCalWTC's International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) page, where we frequently post updates about delegations visiting our region.
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