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Trade Missions

Calling On The World

Norway Delegation

On May 4, 2016 Mayor Betsey Price and Fort Worth Chamber economic devlopment staff welcomed the Mayor and City Manager of Orland, Norway. The delegation was in Fort Worth to learn about the economic development around the airbase. The also visited Lockheed Martin, where F-35 fighters are being built for Norway.

French -American Chamber of Commerce: Cocktail du Commerce

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Cocktail du Commerce on February 17, 2016 at Saint-Emilion, Fort Worth.  Guests of honor included: The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth & The Honorable Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France.

Mayor's International Luncheon with Humberto C. Antunes, CEO of Nestle Skin Health S. A. and Chairman of the Board of Galderma Pharma S. A.

The 4th Annual Mayor's International Luncheon was held on October 28, 2015 at the Omni Hotel. We were happy to annouce that Mayor Betsy Price shared the stage with Humberto C. Antunes, Chief Executive Officer of Nestle Skin Health S.A. and Chairman of the Board Galderma Pharma S.A. To view pictures from this event, please visit our online photo gallery.

Vice President of Brazilian Senate

The World's Affair's Council hosted Senator Jorge Viana, Vice President of Brazil's Senate on October 22, 2015. He was on a brief trip and was eager to talk to people about the recent political events in Brazil and how they are impacting the country's business opportunities

Philippine Investment Forum

On October 21, 2015 the Fort Worth Chamber partnerned with the Dallas Regional Chamber and the World Affairs Council to present Jose Cuisa, Phillippine Amabassador to the United States, to discuss trade and investment opportunities

China International Contractors Association

The Fort Worth Chamber's economic development team met with Chairman Qiuchen and executive team of China International Contractors Association for bi-lateral trade opportunities.

Portugal Trade Investment Meeting

On September 10, 2015 the Fort Worth Chamber hosted a breakfast meeting with Miguel Frasquilho, Chairman and CEO of aicep Portugal Global, the Portuguese Agency for Trade & Investment. The event was free, and included light breakfast and networking. The businesses that attended were BB&T, Pier 1, TCC, New York Life, UTA, BBVA Compass, Southside Bank, and TCU.

Sri Lanka Investment Meeting

Friday, September 4, 2015, the Fort Worth Chamber hosted Dinesh Weerakkody, advisor to the Sri Lanka Prime Minister, and Sooriya Perera, President of Amerasian Corporation, to discuss opportunities for Fort Worth businesses and Sri Lanka investments. 

European 2015 Marketing Trip

The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth led a Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport delegation to Europe from June 6-13, 2015. The mission supported nonstop passenger and cargo flights to Europe, which are among the longest-standing routes at DFW, and focused on developing business relationships and travel connections.

Mexico in Houston: Invest in Texas Seminar and Reception

Vice President, Melonye Whitson and Recruitment Manager, Erica Estrada attended the Texas Wide Open for Business seminar in Houston, Texas on May 27, 2015. The reception allowed several companies from Mexico, who are interestered in expanding or relocating to Texas, meet several Texas city representatives.

Consulate General of The People's Republic of China

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Consul Director of Commerce Derong Cao, and Consul Economic and Commercial Affairs, Rui Gong, with The People’s Republic of China’s consulate in Houston visited with the Fort Worth Chamber Staff and City of Fort Worth Staff, Robert Sturns and Jay Chapa to discuss bilateral trade and trade show opportunities between multiple Chinese provinces, the City of Fort Worth and the State of Texas.

EB - 5 Visa Program Informational Meeting 

Join the members of Fort Worth Chamber economic development team, City of Fort Worth economic development team and leadership from Civitas as they explain this new development financing opportunity on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

French-American Chamber of Commerce: Cocktail du Commerce

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce,hosted a Cocktail du Commerce celebrating Mardi Gras on February 19, 2014 at Saint-Emilion, Fort Worth.  Guests of honor include:  The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth & The Honorable Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France

Mayor's International Luncheon

The Mayor's International Luncheon was held on October 31, 2013, at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Nearly 400 guests attended the luncheon that featured comments from Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Kevin Buehler, Division Head at Alcon and member of the Novartis Executive Committee. To view pictures from this event, please visit our online photo gallery.

Japanese Delegation Meets with Chamber Officials

A 22-member Japanese Delegation visited the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce on October 30, 2013. Melonye Whitson, the Chamber's Senior Director of Existing Business and International development, gave the delegation an overview of Fort Worth before they headed to TCU to learn more about the Barnett Shale.

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Chambers, Mayors Visit South America

In early June 2013, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price along with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and leaders from D/FW International Airport, the Dallas Regional Chamber and others were a part of a 25-member delegation to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Lima, Peru. Read more about this trade mission here.

AmCham-Brasil Delegation Visits North Texas

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, a 15-member logistics and infrastructure delegation from AmCham-Brasil, an organization dedicated to strengthening economic and commercial relationships between the United States and Brazil, met with various representatives from across North Texas. The delegation was hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Hillwood Properties and D/FW International Airport. For more information, click here.

Fort Worth Chamber Participates in Life Sciences Symposium

On Friday, May 17, 2013, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, along with the French American Chamber of Commerce and the UNT Health Science Center, took part in the 3rd Annual Life Sciences Symposium: Improving the Quality of Life Through DNA Testing. The all-day event was held at the UNT Health Science Center Medical Education & Training (MET) Building. For more informaton, click here

2013 Life Sciences Symposium

Chile Delegation visits Fort Worth

A delegation from Chile visited Fort Worth on Friday, April 26, 2013. The five-person delegation had lunch at Reata with the International team from RadioShack and a representative from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. The group then went to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce offices for a presentation and overview of Fort Worth.

View pictures from the lunch in our online photo gallery here.

Chile Delegation visits Fort Worth

Fort Worth Chamber hosts Ukrainian Delegation

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce hosted State Representative Tan Parker and a delegation from the Ukraine on Thursday, February 28, 2013. The delegation included Mikhail Dobkin, Governor of the Kharkiv Region, Yuriy Sapronov, Lieutenant Governor of the Kharkiv Region and Victor Bondar, Ukrainian MP, current member of Rada, former Governor of the Dnepropetrovsk Region and former Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication of Ukraine. Robert Sturns, Economic Development Manager for the City of Fort Worth, represented Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price at the event, and he presented the delegation with a letter from the Mayor and a Fort Worth coin.

The Ukrainian Delegation was interested in meeting representatives from companies in the oil and gas as well as the agriculture and livestock fields. Joining the Chamber in welcoming the Ukrainian Delegation were representatives from the Bonds Ranch in Saginaw, Texas, and FTS International in Fort Worth.

View more pictures from this event in our online photo gallery here.

Vicente Fox Presidential Dinner Series

Centro Fox and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presented The Vicente Fox Presidential Dinner Series, in cooperation with Fort Worth Sister Cities International, the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Fort Worth Club.

This part of the series featured the Honorable José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain (2004-2011), with discussion moderated by the Honorable Vicente Fox.

French-American Chamber of Commerce: Cocktail du Commerce

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, invites you to attend a Cocktail du Commerce celebrating Mardi Gras on February 26, 2013 at Saint-Emilion, Fort Worth.  Guests of honor include:  The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth & The Honorable Frederic Bontems, Consul General of France.

2013 Tarrant County Commercial Real Estate Forecast

Six commercial real estate leaders will reveal their predictions for the upcoming year at the 24th annual Tarrant County Commercial Real Estate Forecast on Thursday, January 24, 2013.  Industry leaders will provide invaluable insights into what to expect in 2013.  How will Tarrant County fare?  Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Program and the Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council’s community projects.

International Business Expansion Luncheon - "Promoting investment opportunities between Zacatecas, Mexico and the United States

The Fort Worth Chamber partnerned with the Government of Zacatecas to host an International Business Expansion Luncheon on January 18, 2013.  The cabinet members of Zacatecas and Governor, Lic. Miguel Alonso Reyes gave those in attendance information on business opportunities in Zacatecas, México.  To view photos from this event, click here.

 

To view past trade missions and events, visit our archives.

September 10, 2015

Portugal Trade Investment Meeting

There will be a breakfast meeting with Miguel Frasquilho, Chairman and CEO of aicep Portugal Global, the Portuguese Agency for Trade & Investment hosted by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. This event is free, and includes light breakfast and networking. Please RSVP to Pam Tindall, 817-338-3396 or ptindall@fortworthchamber.com

Date:  Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM- 10:30AM
Location:  Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 777 Taylor St. Suite 900, Fort Worth, TX 76102