Governor of Virginia, The Honorable Terence R. McAuliffe
Venue : InterContinental Hotel, The Bugis Vault, Basement Level, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Date : November 18, 2016
Time : 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Price : $25.00
AmCham and the Commonwealth of Virginia are pleased to
invite you to a breakfast briefing with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Governor McAuliffe is visiting the region to
promote Virginia as a location for Foreign Direct Investment and as a location
for tourists to visit as well as to increase Virginia’s exports to the region. The
breakfast offers a superb opportunity to explore trade and investment
opportunities between Virginia and Singapore and the broader ASEAN region as
well as to discuss the outlook for policy priorities under the next U.S.
We hope that you will be able to join us for this very special occasion.
About the Governor
Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe was sworn in as the 72nd Governor of Virginia in January 2014. Since being sworn-into office, Governor McAuliffe has aggressively focused on building a new Virginia economy.
Whether traveling to Bedford or Beijing, Governor McAuliffe has made it clear that his number one priority is economic development and he is working hard to create and maintain jobs throughout the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe previously served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2001 to 2005, was co-chairman of President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign, and was chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.
He and his wife Dorothy were married in 1988 and have five children.
The Governor attended Catholic University and Georgetown Law School.
About the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia is located in the southeastern region of the United States. Its nicknames are the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first colonial possession established in mainland British America, and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state.
Virginia was founded as a foreign owned business in 1607. Since then, many of the world's top internationally owned companies have made their home here.
Virginia's economy is well balanced with diverse sources of income, including agriculture, software, communications, consulting, and defense contracting. Adjacent to Washington, D.C., it hosts important components of the federal government and several major military installations.
Virginia is a leading gateway to successful business in North America. More than 700 international companies from around the world call Virginia home. Our exceptional infrastructure with the Port of Virginia and Dulles International Airport, strong education system, dynamic workforce, strategic location, and pro-business climate provide a solid foundation for growth and make Virginia a great place for global enterprise. Virginia possesses the qualities that corporate decision-makers everywhere are seeking in today’s global environment.
In 2015, Singapore ranked 13th among export destinations from Virginia.
AmCham thanks the Virginia Economic Development Partnership for its support for this breakfast.