Upcoming Events

The OKGIT will hold its bi-monthy meeting: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (1141 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73104). OSSM has graciously offered to host a lunch for out attendees, so we must have RSVPs for all our regular members who plan to attend and any guests they may invite! Tulsa-area members will have a video conference connection at 36 Degrees North (36 E Cameron St, Tulsa, OK 74103). Our guest speaker will be Patrick Fitzgerald.

The Oklahoma Governor’s International Team: mid-July 2017 Events Calendar

Here is the latest event information of events relevant to members, friends and partners of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. If you have tips, events or ideas for this newsletter, please let us know at info@okgit.com, and don’t forget to visit www.okgit.com. If you would like to keep tabs on us, like our Facebook Page or check in with the OKGIT’s Linked In Group.

 

August 5 – Our partners at Tulsa Global Alliance are hosting their culture box program along with their partners at The Gelvin Foundation from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m at the Tulsa City-County Central Library (400 Civic Center [5th and Denver] Pochohontas Greadington Learning & Creative Center. There a bunch of free, hands-on activities taking place that will allow young and old to explore the world from Tulsa.

August 8 – Like most things, Amazon have brought the discussion of drones to the forefront of commercial and government planning. Our partners at Metrotech have a fantastic conference – the UAS Business and Contracting Symposium – that will bring professionals from a wide range of sectors to learn about their potential uses. It takes place from 2-5 p.m. with a reception to follow, will only cost you $75 and best yet, you can register online at www.metrotech.edu/uassymposium. Not convinced yet? Well have a look at their poster.

September 6-7 – The OKGIT will host its very successful Oklahoma Consular Summit. More details will come as follows, but a tentative luncheon is planned for the afternoon of September 7 at the Governor’s Pavilion.

September 9 – The World Experiences Foundation will host its annual Global Citizen Awards Gala to recognize individuals, businesses and organizations making a significant impact on global citizenship in the U.S. and abroad. Gala chairs Brad Henry, former governor of Oklahoma, and Edwin Corr, U.S. Ambassador (ret.) will be in attendance. Learn more or get registered now for the event by visiting here. If you attend you’ll be on hand to cheer on two honorees from the OKGIT, Brenda Jones Barwick and Evelyn Aswad.

September 19 – Our bi-monthly meeting will take place at a different location in OKC, inside the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (1141 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73104). OSSM has graciously offered to host a lunch for out attendees, so we must have RSVPs for all our regular members who plan to attend and any guests they may invite! Tulsa-area members will have a video conference connection at 36 Degrees North (36 E Cameron St, Tulsa, OK 74103). Our guest speaker will be Patrick Fitzgerald.

September 21-22 – CENAGAS is expected to invest $18M in programs by September 2018.The Midstream Mexico Conference and Trade Mission will provide a platform for key international stakeholders to strategize on the opportunities related to Mexico’s evolving gas market. Mexico-Oklahoma Trade Representative, Luis Domenech, will be in attendance at the event.  Should you attend this conference, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce will be glad to facilitate a meeting between your company and Luis for trade assistance. For more information contact Jesse Garcia at the ODOC.

October 16-24 – The political winds may change but our friends at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the U.S. Commercial Service are always looking for ways to help Oklahoma businesses develop their overseas potential. Countries throughout southeast Europe are investing in infrastructure and market development and represent an opportunity for Oklahoma companies to expand and increase sales. Trade Winds-Southeast Europe and U.S. Commercial Service are hosting a forum and trade mission to southeast Europe where Oklahoma firms can speak with potential partners and customers in nations like Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Serbia. More information on the event is here, and registration information can be found here.

October 16-23 – Southeast European nations are rapidly investing in infrastructure, safety & security, cyber-security, energy and healthcare sectors. In 2015, the value of U.S. exports to the five countries of Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Serbia approached $2.4 billion. There are opportunities to get Oklahoma firms working there, and the Trade Winds  – Southeast Europe Business Forum and Trade Mission is a great opportunity to start that venture. Click this link to learn more information about the event, including an opportunity to ask questions from a U.S. trade representative who is helping organize it. Leslie.Drake@trade.gov is also available for further information.