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  • Expand your international connections and professional network

  • Attend quarterly events focused on international business and trade

  • Hear from distinguished speakers on global topics

  • Receive Partnership-produced data and publications closely monitoring Houston's global economy

  • Grow as a global business thought leader for your organization

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In the last year, Business Beyond Borders has hosted poignant conversations around topics such as "NAFTA & the Americas" and "Global Trade Tensions" featuring international experts in their fields. Other topics have included a look at Brexit and Houston's growing ties with Latin America.
Attorney Lawrence Hanson presented on the complications surrounding Brexit in spring 2019.

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International Business Month: Houston's Global Ties

5/12/21
The nation's fourth-largest city has long been an international gateway fueled by its massive port and large global business infrastructure. Today, Houston is home to 41 Fortune Global 1000 firms and more than 1,700 businesses operating in the region report foreign ownership.  But the region's global business ties run much deeper. In recognition of World Trade Month, the Partnership is hosting International Business Month — a celebration of Houston's thriving international ties and our position as one of today's great global cities. Learn more about upcoming events this month.  Here are just a few of the facts and figures that support Houston's position as a great global city.  92 countries have official government representation in Houston  The region is home to 16 foreign banks from nine nations  Nearly 1 in 4 Houston residents is foreign born  The Port of Houston is No. 1 in the U.S. in domestic and foreign waterborne tonnage and No. 1 in exports The Port contributes more than $339 billion to the overall Texas economy  Houston is the only city in Texas with two international airports and one of only 8 in the U.S.  Total trade through Houston totaled $196.9 billion in 2020 There are currently 42 active international chambers of commerce or trade associations in the region  Houston has 18 sister-city relationships across the globe promoting bilateral business and cultural exchange  Join the Partnership for the State of Houston's Global Economy on May 26 and 27 to learn more about the opportunities and threats facing our international business future. And get more details on International Business Month. 
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International Business Month - State of Houston's Global Economy

State of Houston’s Global Economy provides an analysis of global business and economic trends and their impact on our local market. The State of Houston's Global Economy features two parts on May 26 and 27.…

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Mark Funk
Chief Operating Officer, Lonza

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  • Expand your international connections and professional network
     
  • Attend events focused on international business and trade
     
  • Hear from distinguished speakers on global topics  
     
  • Receive Partnership-produced data and publications closely monitoring Houston's global economy
     
  • Grow as a global business thought leader for your organization
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