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European Union and the United States: An Important Relationship for the Midwest

Tuesday, May 6
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Board Room at Union Station
30 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

The International Relations Council is one of 14 world affairs councils selected to host a program series on the strategic relationship between the European Union and the United States. This relationship has become increasingly important as negotiations continue for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a new EU-US trade agreement.

Join us May 6 as decision makers and leading experts share their knowledge about the TTIP and the strategic trade and foreign policy advantages of the EU-US relationship.
Special guest speakers:
  • Ms. Ioanna Efthymiadou, EU Local Chair and Consul General of Greece
  • Ms. Christina Sevilla, Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President
Beer/wine reception and networking will follow program from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Free for IRC members, $15 for non members. Early registration is encouraged.
Register here.
Please register by April 28.

This is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

This program is also part of IRC's ongoing Global Issues Forum: Europe and Russia series.

Reception with Austrian Deputy Chief of Mission Sigurd Pacher

Thursday, May 15

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th St., Kansas City, MO

Join us in welcoming Sigurd Pacher, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Austrian Embassy, to Kansas City with this very special reception.

$15 for IRC and People to People International members, $20 for non members.
Register here.
Please register by May 7.

Reception co-sponsored with People to People International.

This program is part of IRC's ongoing Global Issues Forum: Europe and Russia series.

For Sigurd Pacher's full bio, please visit our registration page.

World Trade Day Kansas City 2014

Thursday, May 22
1:15 - 5:00 PM
Museum at Prairiefire
Water H20 = Life Exhibition
5801 W 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223

Cost: Free community event
Register at (Space is limited, RSVP required before May 17, 2014)

As cities across the nation celebrate World Trade Week, join us on May 22 to celebrate Kansas City's World Trade Day, an annual event focused on the celebration of the KC international business community.

This year's focus is to bring the Kansas City business community together to recognize the many KC industries that are making a significant impact on sustainable water access, sanitation, infrastructure, transportation, and education globally. An astonishing 780 million people lack access to clean water around the world. Kansas City distinguishes itself as a global city actively invested in finding solutions to this widespread problem by tackling the issue from many angles.

Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate and learn about the many ways KC businesses are pioneering large-scale water efforts around the world.

The program includes:
  • Free admission to the brand new Museum at Prairie Fire
  • Access to the world renowned Water H20 = Life Exhibition
  • Large-scale networking opportunities
  • Q&A with KC business leaders on water initiatives and projects
  • Complimentary pastries, coffee, and cocktails.
Brought to you by the World Trade Day Steering Committee, including the IRC.



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106 W. 11th St., Suite 1650
Kansas City, MO 64105