WHAT: The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Norfolk Sister Cities Association to host Amy Liu, a senior fellow and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and Brookings Institution. Amy's presentation “Going Global” will provide the business community with the opportunity to learn how international relationships lead to local economic development. Attendees get up to date information and current trends in building international relationships and U.S. defense spending from content experts as it impacts the national, state and local economy.
The Brookings Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct quality independent research to reach the goal of fostering economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of Americans.
WHO: Keynote Speaker is Amy Liu, Co-Director and Senior Fellow of Brookings Institute. Liu is a frequent speaker on ways to advance U.S. economic competitiveness by harnessing the unique assets of regional economies. She particularly focuses on the importance of strengthening industry clusters, innovation, skills, and exports and trade to excel in the global economy.
Maurice Jones, Commonwealth Secretary of Commerce and Trade, will provide remarks. Jones was appointed Secretary of Commerce and Trade by Governor Terry McAuliffe in January 2014. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade oversees the economic, community, and workforce development of the Commonwealth. Previously, Jones served as Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from April 2012 through January 2014.
WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2014
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Networking & Registration
12-1:30 pm: Lunch & Briefing
WHERE: The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Center of Hampton Roads
1401 Ballentine Blvd., Norfolk
REGISTER: Cost is $40. Register at http://Events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com or call 622-2312.
About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
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