Astra (WBENC) Trade Mission with WEConnect- Canada
Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
San Jose, CA
"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.
> 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.
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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.