The 19th Annual International Business Luncheon is a dynamic forum for business leaders and diplomatic representatives to discuss the state of global trade, explore new business opportunities, and celebrate the region’s international connections.
10:30 - 11:30am Networking Reception
11:30am - 1:30pm Luncheon
$55-$75: Early Bird (ends Mar 31)
$70-$90: Regular Registration
$100: Late Registration
$750: Table Sponsorship
Maria Stipp, CEO, Lagunitas Brewing Company
Ms. Maria Stipp directs the domestic and international growth of one of the largest craft brewers in the US. Prior to her work with Lagunitas, Ms. Stipp held executive positions leading sales and innovations for ecoATM, Outerwall, Activision, and Miller Brewing Company.
An engaging Q&A with a panel of exporters from the region will follow Ms. Stipp’s presentation.
Exporters, importers, providers of trade services, and civic leaders are invited to explore international business opportunities in agriculture, architecture & engineering, consumer goods, food processing, healthcare, manufacturing, and renewable energy.
Attend this event to:
Network with trade officials and explore new markets for your company
Hear local exporter success stories
Connect with the local business community
Celebrate the region’s international growth
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with Consuls General and other trade officials from around the world. Last year’s attendees were able to network with representatives from:
AFRICA South Africa
AMERICAS Canada, Mexico, Chile
ASIA/PACIFIC RIM Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Tonga, Vietnam
EUROPE Belgium, Denmark, France, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
MIDDLE EAST Pakistan, Turkey
Stay tuned for the list of countries that will be represented at this year’s program.
The Northern California World Trade Center has been connecting businesses with international trade opportunities and honoring Consuls and Trade Commissioners at this high-profile luncheon for nearly two decades. Launched in 1996, this program has served as a platform to develop international business relationships, celebrate our local Consular representatives from more than 100 countries and regions, and increase Northern California’s participation in global trade.