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Astra (WBENC) Trade Mission with WEConnect- Canada

Astra Women's Business Alliance

Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

Astra (WBENC) Trade Mission with WEConnect- Canada

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
WBENC/WEConnect Attendee   more info Ended $250.00 $0.00
Non-WBENC/WEConnect Attendee   more info Ended $250.00 $0.00
Corporate/Agency Partner   more info Ended $250.00 $0.00

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Event Details

"Build Global Opportunities Through Relationships”

About this event  Working together to foster relationships across borders is one of Astra Women's Business Alliance's key objectives. This premier event with our sisters in Canada will lay the foundation for creating mutually beneficial relationships in 2012 and beyond. Join us on February 29th -Mar 1st in San Jose, California to meet new business partners.

Who should attend? Women-owned businesses and corporations seeking partners for business expansion in North America and Canada.


Registration Opens 5:00pm

Welcome Reception- February 29 - 5:30pm-7:30pm

This reception will serve as a kick-off celebration bringing women business owners together to explore building relationships leading to contracts and strategic alliances. WEConnect Canada, AWE and other Regional Partners in Canada bring greetings and introductions to their Canadian delegates & US hosts. Astra and WEConnect Canada will talk about the goals for this event. WBENC/WEConnect International WBEs & Corporations are invited to participate as speakers, sponsors, exhibitors & matchmakers. This event is open to non-WBENC/WEConnect members.

Workshops, Matchmaker and EXPO - March 1, 2012 8:00am-3:00pm

The day will start with opening remarks from Astra and WEConnect Canada outlining the program and goals for the day. Greetings from local community leaders will welcome guests. Morning workshops will present two separate panels discussing best practices of both WBEs and corporations doing business globally and strategies for forming strategic alliances in-country.

> Meet Cassie Doyle, Consul-General of Canada who will provide valuable information on trade and investment opportunities with Canada.

>  Meet Jacalyn Piatt Spedding, U.S. Department of State, Senior Advisor for the Global Women's Business Initiative.
> Hear Marianne Strobel, Executive Director of Supplier Diversity for AT&T talk about global opportunities and best practices.
> Introduce yourself to Caroline Gladding, Johnson & Johnson who does strategic procurement and supplier diversity for LifeScan.
> Meet Hannah Kain, Alom Technologies & Astra's 2012 WBENC Star and hear how she grew her company globally through strategic alliances.
> Learn about the advantages of doing business with other WBEs and the impact on your bottom line from women from national leader, Olsa Martini, Olsa Resources who has more than doubled her business using these strategies.
> And hear Paul Taylor, Global Attorney talk about international contracting and tips to consider and areas to avoid. 
Also plan to meet one-on-one with other WBEs for contracts and to explore strategic alliances.

> Each woman business owner will have time to meet individually with each business present to explore current and future business opportunities for selling services and or forming strategic alliances. 

> An informal no-host dinner will follow for those who wish to continue building networks and relationships.


About the Venue Located conveniently near the San Jose International Airport the Wyndham Hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. A room rate (single or double) of $139 has been arranged for people attending this event. Mention the event when booking your room. Calling from the US or Canada dial: 1-800-996-3426. Calling from outside the US or Canada dial:1-506-638-489. 




Have questions about Astra (WBENC) Trade Mission with WEConnect- Canada? Contact Astra Women's Business Alliance

When & Where

Wyndham San Jose
1350 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

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Astra Women's Business Alliance

Astra Women’s Business Alliance, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a regional partner of WBENC. Astra provides WBENC and WOSB National certification to qualified women-owned businesses in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Oregon, & Washington. Astra champions business growth by creating opportunities for contracts with Fortune 500 companies while providing these corporations with highly qualified strategic resources. For more information visit: http://www.astrawba.org.

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