Virginia International Business Council



Upcoming events

    • February 28, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA



    Enabling International Trade Success Since 1948™


    Join us at our Monthly Luncheon Program on Feb. 28th for:

    Brazil: Open + Ready for Business

    Featured Speakers:  Fernando Nabais da Furriela, Furriela Advogados

    Presentation will discuss current market conditions in Brazil, trade growth opportunities, and why NOW is the time to consider Brazil for international growth.  There will be a time for questions and answers following the presentation.


    Details:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018  


    11:45am - 12:00pm:  Registration & networking

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


    Venue for this Luncheon Meeting:

    Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA


    Cost:   Early registration [by February 14, 2018]: 

    $25 for VAIBC members

    $35 for non-members


    Registration after February 14:  $35 members, $45 non-members

    Register online:


    About the speaker:

    Fernando Nabais da Furriela is a founder of Furriela Advogados, a full-service law firm, dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to domestic and foreign clients. He aims to establish long-term partnerships with clients, to know their business and to provide “tailor-made”, efficient solutions.

    Education: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (LL.B., 1984); Universidade Católica de Lisboa (Graduate Course on European Law, 1987); The Hague Academy of International Law (Public International Law, 1987); Universidade de São Paulo (Graduate Program on Business Law, 1988), Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (LL.M., 2004/credits accomplished);


Past events

December 07, 2017 VAIBC Annual Holiday Celebration
October 18, 2017 Virginia Maritime Mixer-Shenandoah Valley Chapter
October 04, 2017 VCU to host the 2017 Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference
September 27, 2017 Lithuania – Gateway to Eastern Europe. A Discussion on Trade & Defense Procurement in Lithuania
September 21, 2017 Virginia Maritime Mixer Central Chapter
May 24, 2017 Monthly Luncheon Program on May 24, 2017
April 25, 2017 Richmond Region State of the Port Luncheon April 25, 2017
April 20, 2017 21st Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
March 22, 2017 Monthly Luncheon Program on March 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 An Open Conversation with Export-Import Bank: Learn about tools available to small businesses to expand overseas sales.
January 25, 2017 Changing Tides: Trade Compliance in a New Political Era
December 06, 2016 Holiday Party
November 16, 2016 Settling Your Ocean Shipping & Cruise Line Disputes – For Free! Alternative Dispute Resolution Services – Using the Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolutions (CADRS), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
September 28, 2016 Challenges to International Trade and Global Trade Pacts: What we can learn from BREXIT
June 16, 2016 20th Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
May 23, 2016 "The Importance of International Trade: Virginia's Place on the World Stage" featuring The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
April 20, 2016 Sustainability: How to Achieve Meaningful Progress towards a Circular Economy
March 23, 2016 Richmond Region State of the Port Luncheon March 23, 2016
February 24, 2016 TPP: What do you need to know and what will it mean for your business?
January 27, 2016 Washington Dulles International Airport - Virginia's Air Cargo Gateway
December 14, 2015 Holiday Party
November 18, 2015 Does Your Current Insurance Cover All of Your International Risks?
October 28, 2015 Virginia versus the World Wine Tasting Networking Event
September 23, 2015 Compliance Workshop on Export Control Reform and Networking Luncheon "CPB Trade Transformation Update"
May 27, 2015 How to Unlock Major Opportunities for your Business with Trade Agreements
April 30, 2015 19th Annual VAIBC Golf Outing
April 22, 2015 How to Build Strategic Partnerships in Latin America
March 25, 2015 Aligning Economic Opportunity - Hampton Roads to Richmond
February 25, 2015 Global Fulfillment the Amazon Way
January 28, 2015 Service Center Metals … A Virginia Company with Global Reach
November 19, 2014 "Foreign Trade Zones and the Alternative Site Framework" and “Virginia Port Incentives, Port Tools for Business”

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