World Trade Week West Michigan

2014 Schedule

Monday, May 5th         

The Economics Club of Grand Rapids Luncheon
Guest Speaker:
Ron Insana, Senior Analyst, CNBC and Finanical Industry Expert
"2014: A Year in Transition"
- addressing the global economic and political issues affecting U.S. business opportunities, particularly in the European markets

Location:  Ambassador Ballroom, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (Map
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

*Meeting held in cooperation with World Trade Week West Michigan to register if Econ Club Member to register if not Econ Club Member

Tuesday, May 6th

Student Global Awareness Day
Westwood Middle School Students to attend

Location:  Grand Valley State University, 50 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI
Time: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


West Michigan World Trade Association Dinner & World Trader of the Year Award Announcement 

Location:  Stonewater Country Club
                    7177 Kalamazoo Ave SE
                    Caledonia, MI 49316  (Map)

Guest Speaker: Dr. Walter Maisel, CEO - Kostal North America and President of the German- American Chamber of Commerce, "Differences in European and North American Business Behavior and Philosophies"

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Networking 5:30 p.m. followed 6:15 p.m. dinner and presentations
Cost: Members $35 Future Members $50

For more information and to register:

Wednesday, May 7th

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan WorldQuest™ 2014

The ULTIMATE International Trivia Game!  Join in for an evening of international facts and trivia! 

Location: Grand Valley State University, 50 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI
Time: 6:00 p.m. Italian Buffet Dinner, 7:10 p.m. SHARP Game Begins
Price: $450 for a team up to 8 people

Thursday, May 8th

Luncheon with Dr. John McCormick
Author of "Why Europe Matters" 2013

Time: Noon-1:30 p.m.

"A program of the World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States".

Hosted by:
GVSU's Van Andel Global Trade Center
U.S. Commercial Service Export Assistance Center
& World Affairs Council of West Michigan


World Trade Week Business Conference:
"European Markets on the Rise"

Time: 1:00 p.m. Registration and 1:30-5:00 p.m. Conference
Brochure with full details!

Note: Early Bird registration will include luncheon with Dr. John McCormick

V.I.P. Reception & Awards Ceremony immediately following business conference

























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