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22nd International Business Forum in Boston

22nd International Business Forum in Boston

Published on February 11, 2016
The event, entitled "Open for Business" and dedicated to the promotion of overseas investment, will be attended by eleven Consuls General. Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, will explain why companies should invest in France.

About the event

On February 17th, the British American Business Council of New England and the Global Business Alliance of New England will be hosting the 22nd International Business Forum. The event, dedicated to promote overseas investment and international business creation, will be attended by eleven Consul Generals who will each deliver a 3-minute pitch as to why firms should invest in their respective countries.

Valéry Freland, Consul General of France in Boston, will be representing France at the event.

Where: Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St, Boston
When: February 17th, from 4:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Cost: $45 for members | $60 for non-members & at the door

Register now on the BABCNE website

This event attracts New England companies involved in international business. The evening features a global trade and economic outlook forum and a resource center with many international trade associations and government agencies presenting informative exhibits.

This event constitutes a unique opportunity to meet with corporate executives and other professionals interested in world trade – while learning about the vast resources available to help your company’s international business.


  • 5:30 pm — Registration & early networking.
    Welcome and introductions: Michael D. Goodman, Ph.D., Executive Director, Public Policy Center (UMass Darmouth) will offer remarks on the local economy.
  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm — Consuls General pitches followed by Networking Reception with international associations & government agencies involved in international trade.

Participating Consuls

  • UK: Susie Kitchens, Consul General
  • Canada: David Alward, Consul General
  • France: Valéry Freland, Consul General
  • Germany: Helmut Landes, Deputy Consul General
  • Ireland: Fionnuala Quinlan, Consul General
  • Israel: Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General
  • Mexico: Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Consul General
  • Switzerland: Felix Moesner, Consul General
  • Brazil: Gilvania Maria de Oliveira, Consul General
  • South Korea: Song-jun Ohm, Consul General
  • Japan: Tsutomu Himeno, Consul General
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