Oklahoma World Trade Conference 2017

OKGIT members and partners from across Oklahoma’s manufacturing and commercial sectors filled the room at Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business in mid-April for the Oklahoma World Trade Conference. Congratulations to those in attendance and those who were honored for the work in furthering Oklahoma’s trade ties.

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Meeting roundup: March 2017

In an effort to better connect our members, we wanted to send out a brief, unofficial report on today’s meeting. This does not supplant nor replace the minutes, which will be distributed closer to our May meeting. We had guest presentations from Dirk Spiers, of Spiers New Technologies, who gave a lively briefing of his firm’s work in Oklahoma and his take on our current state of affairs. Here’s a…

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Oklahoma Consular Summit Reception

State and local officials, business leaders and partners of the Oklahoma Governor’s Intentional Team kicked off the 2016 Oklahoma Consular Summit with an October 5 evening reception at the Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City before meeting early the next morning at the Skirvin Hotel for a breakfast briefing on Oklahoma’s international trade and education ties.

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2014 International Canoe Federation’s World Cup and Pan-American Championships

On Sept. 25, the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team hosted an evening reception for attendees and participants of the 2014 International Canoe Federation’s World Cup and Pan-American Championships. Athletes from 29 countries competed from Sept. 25-28, 2014 in races along the Oklahoma River’s Boathouse District, and many OKGIT members and affiliates were there to see it happen.    

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Investment in Oklahoma and international business law with Jonathan Neff & Associates, P.C.

Jonathan Neff credits his interest in international business to a trip he took around the globe in 1979, which stimulated his lifelong interest in other cultures. In 1990, he put that globe trekking experience into professional practice when he co-founded the International Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Since then, he’s worked with clients doing business in many countries throughout the world. As he closes in on his third…

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Investment in Oklahoma benefits from Foreign-Trade Zones

Though outsourcing has been of increasing concern for more than a decade in the U.S., the phenomenon is not a new one. In the dark days of the Great Depression, the federal government explored any means necessary to put the country’s workforce back into the factories and offices of the United States. In order to combat the ill-fated 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariffs, Congress passed the Foreign-Trade Zone Act. By designating specific…

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Investment in Oklahoma suits Red Devil Inc.

Founded in Hill, New Hampshire just a few years after the American Civil War, Red Devil Inc. has proven its adaptability to an ever changing global economy for more than a century. Manufacturing a line of over 400 tools and chemical products, the family-owned firm has made it a point of pride in maintaining profitability by understanding its production shipping costs. With these concerns in mind, Red Devil located it’s…

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OK Consular Corps and OKGIT host meeting at La Brasa

On June 19, 2014, the Consular Corps of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team held a meet and greet at La Brasa Peruvian Restaurant in Oklahoma City, Okla. The event allowed individuals from across the state’s business, government, academic and diplomatic sectors to meet and discuss international issues and their impact on the Sooner State.

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Swiss Consul General Andreas Maager visits Oklahoma

Swiss Consul General Andreas Maager visits Oklahoma with OK Governor’s International Team members

Andreas Maager, Consul General of Switzerland for Atlanta, which oversees the country’s interests in Oklahoma, travelled to the Sooner State in May 2014. Along with OK Governor’s International Team member Rico Buchli, Honorary Consul for Switzerland in Oklahoma, Maager visited Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, an OKGIT reception at the OKC Museum of Art and visits to the OKC Memorial Bombing Museum and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

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