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    • 11/09/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Founders Brewing: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • 2
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    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our Final Fall 2017 Production Tour

    November 9, 2017: 5:00-7:00 PM
    Production Tour 3 - Founders Brewing Co.
    Beer and appetizers included

    COST:
    $30 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $40 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
     
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    Join West Michigan World Trade Association as we receive a behind the scenes tour of the brewing facility that landed Grand Rapids on the international beer scene! Discuss the expansion of international distribution, beer making, company culture, storage and governmental compliance within this exciting industry leader. See the retail location and enjoy beer and appetizers as you network following the tour. You won't want to miss this tour of the 2017 World Trader of the Year Award Recipient. 

    Agenda:
    5:00-5:15 PM Registration
    5:15-6:00 PM Introduction and Tour of Founders Brewing Co. 
    6:00-6:15 PM Questions and Wrap up
    6:15-7:00 PM Beer and Appetizers

    Founders Brewing Co.
    Founders Brewing Co. was established in 1997 by two craft beer/home brewing enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens. Specializing in “complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor”, Founders “doesn’t brew beer for the masses”. Today, Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. They have received awards from numerous sources, including: World Beer Cup, European Beer Star, Great American Beer Festival, RateBeer and BeerAdvocates.

    100% family owned and founded in 1890, Mahou San Miguel, has been Spain’s leading brewing company for 125 years. With eight centers, spanning across the globe, Mahou San Miguel purchased a minority stake in Founders Brewing Co. in 2015. Together they are focused on long-term strategic growth, with a commitment to brand longevity and product quality. 

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    • 01/10/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Right Place.: 125 Ottawa Ave NW #450, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • 15
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    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our January 2018 Practical Round Table Series

    This series will be facilitator lead, featuring discussion style questions surrounding practical topics that are designed to assist your company with international business. Share best practices and ask industry experts questions, while networking with industry peers over breakfast.  

    January 10, 2018:  Financing Your International Expansion Goals with Outside Funds
    Location: The Right Place
    125 Ottawa Ave NW #450
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    January 17, 2018:  Cyber Security
    Location: Field and Fire Cafe
    820 Monroe Ave NW #100
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    January 24, 2018: Winning International Friends & Business Partners
    Location: Trail Head Cafe
    1200 East Paris Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM


    January 31, 2018: Protecting Your Legal Interests Abroad
    Location: D'Arts Donuts
    1444 Lake Dr SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    COST:
    $20 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $25 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member
    $70 Entire Event Series Registration- WMWTA Member
    $85 Entire Event Series Registration- NON WMWTA Member 

    January 10, 2018 (Round Table 1) Agenda:
    7:30-7:55 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
    7:55-8:15 AM Introductions and Short Presentation by Facilitators
    8:15-8:50 AM Discussion Questions
    8:50-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up

    About The Facilitators for January 10, 2018

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    • 01/17/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Field and Fire Cafe: 820 Monroe Ave NW #100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    • 15
    Register



    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our January 2018 Practical Round Table Series

    This series will be facilitator lead, featuring discussion style questions surrounding practical topics that are designed to assist your company with international business. Share best practices and ask industry experts questions, while networking with industry peers over breakfast.  

    January 17, 2018:  Cyber Security
    Location: Field and Fire Cafe
    820 Monroe Ave NW #100
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    January 24, 2018: Winning International Friends & Business Partners
    Location: Trail Head Cafe
    1200 East Paris Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM


    January 31, 2018: Protecting Your Legal Interests Abroad
    Location: D'Arts Donuts
    1444 Lake Dr SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    COST:
    $20 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $25 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member

    January 17, 2018 (Round Table 2) Agenda:
    7:30-7:55 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
    7:55-8:15 AM Introductions and Short Presentation by Facilitators
    8:15-8:50 AM Discussion Questions
    8:50-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up

    About The Facilitators for January 17, 2018

    Not a member? Click here to join!

    • 01/24/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Trail Head Cafe: 1200 East Paris Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    • 15
    Register



    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our January 2018 Practical Round Table Series

    This series will be facilitator lead, featuring discussion style questions surrounding practical topics that are designed to assist your company with international business. Share best practices and ask industry experts questions, while networking with industry peers over breakfast.  

    January 24, 2018: Winning International Friends & Business Partners
    Location: Trail Head Cafe
    1200 East Paris Ave SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM


    January 31, 2018: Protecting Your Legal Interests Abroad
    Location: D'Arts Donuts
    1444 Lake Dr SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    COST:
    $20 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $25 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member

    January 24, 2018 (Round Table 3) Agenda:
    7:30-7:55 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
    7:55-8:15 AM Introductions and Short Presentation by Facilitators
    8:15-8:50 AM Discussion Questions
    8:50-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up

    About The Facilitators for January 24, 2018

    Not a member? Click here to join!

    • 01/31/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • D'Arts Donuts: 1444 Lake Dr SE SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    • 15
    Register



    Join West Michigan World Trade Association for our January 2018 Practical Round Table Series

    This series will be facilitator lead, featuring discussion style questions surrounding practical topics that are designed to assist your company with international business. Share best practices and ask industry experts questions, while networking with industry peers over breakfast.  

    January 31, 2018: Protecting Your Legal Interests Abroad
    Location: D'Arts Donuts
    1444 Lake Dr SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506
    Time: 7:30-9:00 AM

    COST:
    $20 Single Event Ticket- WMWTA Member 
    $25 Singe Event Ticket- NON WMWTA Member

    January 31, 2018 (Round Table 4) Agenda:
    7:30-7:55 AM Registration, Networking and Breakfast
    7:55-8:40 AM Introductions and Discussion Questions
    8:40-8:50 AM Short Presentation by Facilitators
    8:50-9:00 AM Questions and Wrap up

    About The Facilitators for January 31, 2018

    Not a member? Click here to join!

    • 02/21/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Aquinas College, John F. Donnelly Center: 1607 Robinson Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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       Intern Speed Dating with WMWTA
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Location: Aquinas College
    John F. Donnelly Center
    1607 Robinson Rd
    Grand Rapids, MI 49506

     Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

    Cost:
    $5 for student seeking an internship
    $20 for company seeking an intern

     ** Are you a student searching for an internship within the import, export, logistics, business or trade sector?

    ** Are you a company searching for qualified students to train, teach and employ in 2018?

    West Michigan World Trade Association would like to provide an opportunity for you to meet one another. The format is simple. Companies will be seated, on side of the table, students at the other. A bell will sound. You will then have 5-8 minutes to get to know one another. Students: Discuss your qualifications, what you hope to learn and your expectations. Companies: Discuss your HR needs, opportunities and requirements. A bell will sound to close your time and the students will rotate.

    Companies will receive a complete list of resumes the Monday prior to the event. Students will receive a complete list of companies to encourage prior research regarding the hiring organizations.

    Appetizers and sodas will be provided. Networking opportunities are sure to abound. You don't want to miss this "one-stop shop" opportunity to hire or be hired!

    • 07/11/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thornapple Pointe Golf Club: 7211 48th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
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    Save the Date for the West Michigan World Trade Annual Golf Outing
    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Location: Thornapple Pointe Golf Club
    7211 48th St SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512

    Cost:
    $135 per Golfer
    $540 per Foursome

    Agenda:
     9 am Registration, networking, coffee and danishes
       9:50 am Announcements
                    10 am Shotgun Start (Four-person scramble)
       11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch 
        3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Announcements and drawings (based on time of play and round completion)
    4 pm Dinner

    Activities will include: door prizes, mulligans, drawings, contests and more!

    Sponsorship opportunities will be available shortly.

West Michigan World Trade Association is a 501(c)6  non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the region's competitive edge in the global marketplace, while providing a forum for executives interested in sharing their experiences and honing their skills in international trade.

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