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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

“Why Nearshoring IT Services is the Best Option Now” Recap

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

 

In case you missed it, here is our full webinar of “Why Nearshoring IT Services is the Best Option NOW” on our YouTube channel. This video features Humberto Salicetti, Advisory Partner at PwC; 2020 Visionary Award Recipient Martin Lewit; and Moderator, Lauren Swartz. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this insightful event!

Click here for link to the recording 

Ch1L3: Why Nearshoring IT Services is the Best Option Now

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

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Upcoming Events and Programs from the CACC & International Partners

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Oct. 6th- 8th Vinos de Chile: Wine School

This course will help you amplify your knowledge of wine and of the international wine industry, it will allow you to obtain a technical and appropriate language to better relate you with international clients and partners.

Click here for directions to registration and more information 

Oct. 14th InvestChile: 5th American Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology

9:00 AM

Click here for registration and more information

Oct. 14th Ch1l3: Why Nearshoring IT Services is the Best Option NOW

12:00 PM- 1:30 PM

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Oct. 20-29th ProChile: Chile Connected

This virtual B2B matchmaking session seeks to connect Chilean producers of unique and value-added food and beverage products with potential buyers and partners.

For any questions regarding this event, please contact [email protected]

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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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2019 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop Recap

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

2019 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop
December 13, 2019
Independence Seaport Museum

 Colleagues, port representatives, and government officials formed a panel to review and address the trade, technical, legal, regulatory and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware Valley Region.

This year, the Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop featured the same relevant discussion, but with a different backdrop. The 2019 event was moved to the Independence Seaport Museum, an organization dedicated to deepening “the understanding, appreciation, and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, and art.” Roughly 60 attendees came to the workshop to hear from a panel featuring Ed Fitzgerald, GEODIS USA, Inc.; Lisa Himber, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay; Evan Moss, J&K Fresh East; Frank Mowatt, Philadelphia USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Inspection Office; Elliot Ortiz, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Kurt Reichert, Western Fumigation; William Spence, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service-Plant Protection Quarantine; and Russell Vandermark, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. John Ercolani, J&K Fresh East, served as Moderator.

At the event, a wide variety of topics were discussed, with each panelist addressing a different subject, speaking on behalf of their organizations. Himber mentioned how the Maritime Exchange is looking to expand the current wood treatment program, while Fitzgerald explained the various types of entry documentation. Moss reviewed regulations relating to Chile’s main exports to our region, fresh grapes and blueberries, Reichert told of the regulatory issues with methyl bromide.

 Representing government agencies, the second set of panelists predicted that the upcoming Chilean fruit season will be business as usual. Ortiz stated that Philadelphia is the busiest port for Customs and Border Protection in the country. Mowatt said his office was expecting no major changes, but inspection fees have gone up 10% since the first of October, Spence stated that he did not foresee any changes either, and Vandermark said that the sampling of Chilean fruit is expected to be the same as last year.

The CACC would like to thank the Independence Seaport Museum for hosting the event, the panelists for sharing their expertise, and the attendees. We would also like to thank the members who sponsored the 2019 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop: GEODIS USA, Inc.; Holt Logistics; J&K Fresh East; and Western Fumigation.

POSTPONED: 15th Annual Experience the Taste of Chile

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce | 15th Annual Experience the Taste of Chile

The 15th Annual Experience the Taste of Chile Wine Tasting & Dinner – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Join the Chilean and American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia for its 15th Annual “Experience the Taste of Chile,” an evening of authentic Chilean food and wine, rich conversation and celebration of the fruitful commercial and trade partnership between the Delaware Valley and the Republic of Chile.

This year, the Chamber will honor Martin Lewit and Ch1l3: Chile, a Digital Country with the 2020 Visionary Award.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this unique event and show your support for the work the Chamber does to continually strengthen the commercial and business ties between the Greater Philadelphia Region and Chile.

 

Revolutionary Women- Blazing a Trail and Leading the Pack

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, we celebrated the successes and challenges of some of Philadelphia’s leading female executives as they discussed their journeys and encouragement of gender diversity in the workplace at Revolutionary Women- Blazing a Trail and Leading the Pack. The CACC proudly partnered with the British American Business Council, Asian, Eurasian, French and Swedish Chambers, and Select Greater Philadelphia.

Thank you to the six speakers who shared their stories: Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder of DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing; Co-Founder of Bliss Lawyers; and Vice President and Board Member of The Forum of Executive Women, moderated the panel.  Distinguished panelists included: Vanessa Z. Chan, Ph.D., Brassington Professor of Practice at Penn Engineering, Board Member, and Angel Investor; Julie Coker, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; Deborah Driscoll, MD, Senior Vice President, Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania, Vice Dean for Professional Services, Perelman School of Medicine, and Luigi Mastroianni, Jr. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Bethany Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO, LIA Diagnostics; and Jami Wintz McKeon, Partner and Chair, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Many thanks to the evening’s sponsors: The Forum of Executive Women, HSBC Bank, Morgan Lewis, Penn Medicine, The Museum of the American Revolution, and Brûlée Catering.

This was truly a remarkable event, and we are especially grateful to the British American Business Council for hosting and organizing such an inspiring forum and to the Museum of the American Revolution for the fantastic venue.

Click here to view photos on the BABC’s Flickr page.

Revolutionary Women– Blazing a Trail, Leading the Pack

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Revolutionary Women– Blazing a Trail, Leading the Pack
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
5:00-7:00 PM
The Museum of the American Revolution 

Join the international business community for a program featuring global female executive leaders. Speakers will discuss their vision, and chronicle their rise to the top, showcasing the positive change they are promoting throughout the world in their respective industries. The seminar will educate participants about the waves of change the presenters are advocating, and the exciting paths they are blazing.  It is an ideal time for a forum about leading women spearheading international enterprise and change. The program will include c-suite global multinational executives as well as future leaders across industry sectors who will discuss their paths to success, stumbling blocks and solutions, and their positive influence on gender diversity and inclusion.

CACC Member Ticket: $65
CACC Non-Member Ticket: $85

Click here to register for the event

Moderator:

Debbie Epstein Henry, Founder, DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing; Co-Founder, Bliss Lawyers

Panelists:

Jami Winz McKeon, Partner and Chair of the Firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Julie Coker, President & CEO, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
Deborah Driscoll, MD, Senior VP for the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP)
Bethany Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO, LIA Diagnostics
Vanessa Z. Chan, Ph.D., Brassington Professor of Practice at Penn Engineering, Board Member and Angel Investor

2019 Annual Fresh Fruit Workshop

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Friday December 13, 2019
9:00-11:00 AM Program

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

CACC Members: Free
CACC Non-Members: $25

Join colleagues, port representatives, and government officials 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.

Moderator:

John Ercolani 
J&K Fresh East

Panelists:

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

Lisa Himber
Vice President, Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay

Evan Moss 

Senior Director, Perishables, J&K Fresh East

Frank Mowatt
Assistant Officer in Charge, Philadelphia USDA AMS Inspection Office

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

Kurt Reichert
Fumigation Director, Western Fumigation

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

Russell Vandermark
FDA Investigator, U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Click here to register for the event

For more information, please contact Christina Lista at 215-790-3627 or [email protected].