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Upcoming Events with the CACC and our International Partners

Monday, August 30th, 2021

 

Beyond our Borders Series: Spotlight Chile- A conversation with the Honorable Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

November 2, 2021 11:00 am- 12:00 pm EDT

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and its partners for a discussion with the Honorable Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights about the importance of promoting and protecting the world’s human rights and freedoms.

On the Fly Travel Update: PHL/LHR & The World

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

September 22, 2021

11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

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The CACC is honored to partner with the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia on a series of globally relevant hybrid events, “On the Fly Travel Update: PHL/LHR & The World.” This virtual program will feature a panel of experts from the travel, airline, and legal sectors to discuss business, leisure, cargo movements, and current regulations. Additionally, speakers will review what is to be expected through the end of the year as our economies begin to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

2021 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

 

Join colleagues, port representatives, and government officials to participate in an interactive experience, including panel discussions and open Q &A sessions, reviewing the trade, technical, legal, regulatory, and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware Valley region.

Previous event panelists include Ed Fitzgerald, the Senior Director of  Trade Services at GEODIS USA, Inc.; Elliot Ortiz, the Chief Agriculture Specialist, Area Port of Philadelphia, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Evan Moss, the Senior Director of Perishables at J&K Fresh East. Additionally, past guest speakers have included Andrés Rodriguez, the Agricultural Attaché at the Embassy of Chile.

Complete event details coming soon.

We look forward to seeing you!

“Beyond our Borders: Philadelphia and the World”

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

The Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia is delighted to partner with the World Affairs Council of Greater Philadelphia and the Honorary Consulate of Chile in Philadelphia to bring to you the first installment of “Beyond our Borders: Philadelphia and the World”- a 6 month long series of programming aimed at highlighting our region’s robust international connections. The first 6-month installment of this series will focus on Chile with a diverse set of programs across the Council’s three main programmatic pillars (adult speaker events, student programs, and travel) to provide the Greater Philadelphia community with a deeper understanding of Chilean culture, politics, cuisine, and its role in the world at large.

We couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this series highlighting Chile. Sponsorship Opportunities are available for this series and we are pleased to share that a portion of sponsorship will go directly to the CACC for our partnership. For more information regarding Sponsorship, please contact Maggie Hasani, Vice President of Development at [email protected]

Stay tuned for a full agenda of programming and events!

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2020 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop Recap

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

In case you missed it, here is our full webinar of the Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop on our YouTube channel. This video features guest speaker Andrés Rodriguez, Agricultural Attaché at the Embassy of Chile ;  Moderator, John Ercolani, Vice President of J&K Fresh Fruit; and our incredible panelists and sponsors whom are listed below. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this insightful event!

Click here for the full webinar on our YouTube Channel. 

Confirmed Speakers:

Welcoming Remarks:

Joseph Martella
Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Guest Speaker:

Andrés Rodriguez
Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of Chile

Moderator:

John Ercolani
Vice President, J&K Fresh East

Panelists:

Dennis Rochford
President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Ed Fitzgerald
Senior Director of Trade Services, GEODIS USA, Inc.

Bruce Hildreth
Officer in Charge- Philadelphia, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service – Specialty Crops Inspection Division

Elliot Ortiz
Chief Agriculture Specialist, Area Port of Philadelphia, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Evan Moss
Senior Director, Perishables, J&K Fresh East

Robert Verrico
Service Manager, Western Fumigation

William Spence
Officer in Charge, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency – Plant Protection & Quarantine

2020 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Join colleagues, port representatives, and government officials on December 2nd from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST to participate in an interactive experience reviewing the trade, technical, legal, regulatory and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware Valley Region.

December 2, 2020
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
CACC Members: Free
CACC Non- Members: $25

REGISTER HERE

The CACC needs your support. Below are Sponsorship Opportunities Available:

Premier Sponsor – $5,000
-Includes opportunity to speak during program and logo placement on all event materials

Signature Sponsor – $3,500
-Includes logo placement on all event materials

Supporting Sponsor – $1,000
-Includes logo placement on all event materials

For more information, please contact Christina Lista at [email protected]

 

Confirmed Speakers to-date: 

Welcoming Remarks:

Joseph Martella
Port Director, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Guest Speaker:

Andrés Rodriguez
Agricultural Attaché, Embassy of Chile

Moderator:

John Ercolani
Vice President, J&K Fresh East

Panelists:

Dennis Rochford
President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Ed Fitzgerald
Senior Director of Trade Services, GEODIS USA, Inc.

Bruce Hildreth
Officer in Charge- Philadelphia, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service – Specialty Crops Inspection Division

Elliot Ortiz
Chief Agriculture Specialist, Area Port of Philadelphia, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Evan Moss
Senior Director, Perishables, J&K Fresh East

Robert Verrico
Service Manager, Western Fumigation

William Spence
Officer in Charge, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency – Plant Protection & Quarantine

 

 

 

Ch1L3: Why Nearshoring IT Services is the Best Option Now

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

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From Chile to Philly: Diversity in Business Creation

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Join us and ProChile on September 15th for the From Chile to Philly: Diversity in Business Creation webinar, hosted by B. Phl Innovation Fest! This informative webinar unveils Philadelphia’s robust and growing tech scene, and invites all businesses, especially those looking to pursue U.S. operations to tune in. This virtual event will consist of a series of speakers, tips and tricks for entering the Philadelphia market, success stories of Philadelphia and Chilean based IT firms, and provide an inside look at the progressive tech scene in Chile. This is an event that you don’t want to miss!

September 15th 

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Register here 

 

Unstoppable- Reconnecting Philadelphia with the World

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Unstoppable- Reconnecting Philadelphia with the World

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Virtual Event Only

Our world as we know it changed dramatically during the past several months. In mid-March the Department of Homeland Security issued new guidelines to mitigate the spread of travel-related cases of coronavirus in the United States. A small number of American airports were designated as “funneling airports,” permitting the entry of people and products arriving from overseas. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was not among them. The Philadelphia metropolitan statistical area is the eighth most populous region in the US; the second most populous region on the eastern seaboard; and the largest metropolitan area without approved air travel gateway status for transatlantic connectivity– a critical link to the US market. Join the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and the international business community for a time sensitive report, current data, and a forecast of PHL’s status and re-designation as a funneling airport during the coming weeks.

Chellie Cameron, CEO, PHL International Airport; Gregg Caren, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; James J. Moses, Vice President, PHL Hub, LaGuardia, Boston, JFK and LaGuardia Operations & Premium Guest Services, American Airlines; Gary L. Tomasulo, Managing Director, Corporate Security, American Airlines; Stephanie Wear, Director of Air Service Development & Cargo Services, PHL International Airport; and Edgar Antístenes Vesga-Arias, Executive President and Chief Executive Officer, Philadelphia International Medicine will be our featured panelists. Sylvie Gallier Howard, Acting Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia, will moderate the discussion and lead the speakers through Q&A at the end of the program.

This timely virtual event is pertinent to all private and public entities operating across industry sectors involved in international travel, trade and commerce. Please join us to learn more about PHL’s status as a funneling airport; how it’s affecting Philadelphia’s connectivity to the world; and how it may impact your future operations.

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal

Pennsylvania needs critical medical supplies.

To fulfill this need, the departments of Community and Economic Development, Health, General Services, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency have developed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal (the “Portal”) to source the most needed medical supplies.

The Portal is for manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers to inform the departments above of supplies available for purchase and will allow us to more quickly and efficiently procure these supplies for hospitals and medical facilities across Pennsylvania.

Click here to access the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal.