Virginia International Business Council


“Sustainability: How to Achieve Meaningful Progress towards a Circular Economy”

  • November 14, 2018
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • The Omni Richmond – 100 S. 12th St, Richmond, VA, 23219


  • Available through Nov 7th, 2018
  • Available through Nov 7th, 2018
  • Nov 8 - 14th
  • After Nov 7th

Registration is closed




Enabling International Trade Success Since 1948™


 Join us at our November 14th luncheon program for:

 Sustainability:  How to Achieve Meaningful Progress towards a Circular Economy”


Do not miss this opportunity for an important and relevant presentation on this topic of

        Global Importance by a Recognized Global Leader in Sustainability.


Guest Speaker:   

Christopher B. Davidson, Ph.D., Director, Global Sustainability at WestRock

Christopher Davidson brings over 23 years of experience in the forest products industry and interaction with a broad base of stakeholders, including brand owners, manufacturers, converters, academic institutions, and environmental NGO’s.  He will share insight in regards to the highly competitive arena of sustainability.


Details:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018  

  11:45—12:00 noon:  Registration & networking

  12:00--1:30pm:           Luncheon meeting and program


  Venue:  The Omni Richmond, 100 S. 12th St, Richmond, VA, 23219

              [parking garage entrance is on Cary St.]


  Cost:   Early registration [by November 7, 2018]:     

                $25.00 for VAIBC members,  $35.00 for non-members


Registration after November 7:  $35 members, $45.00 non-members


 Register online:


About the speaker:

Christopher Davidson is the Director, Corporate Sustainability at WestRock.  His responsibilities include ensuring that WestRock is a recognized global leader in sustainability, and projecting the company’s interests into the national and international debates on sustainability and natural resource issues. This includes facilitating WestRock’s position as a strategic partner, supplier, and resource in sustainability for our customers and stakeholders, both internal and external. Chris also works with national and international NGO’s on issues relating to sustainability and corporate responsibility.


The Virginia International Business Council, Inc. (VAIBC™) was established in 1948, and it has had a distinguished history as a membership organization serving businesses engaged in or pursuing international trade and the wide range of professionals in the public and private sector that facilitate and enable international trade.  Our monthly luncheon programs provide networking and educational opportunities vital to success.  We also periodically conduct special workshops featuring experts in the field on topics we believe to be especially timely and vital to our members, as well as several annual special events, which have historically included our December holiday party and spring golf outing.   We actively support other Virginia trade organizations and events, and provide scholarships and other outreach to Virginia colleges and universities. 



Phone: (804) 254-1356




Photo Credit: Bill Crabtree Jr.

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