Virginia International Business Council



Upcoming events

    • November 18, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Critical Response to Global Disruptions:

    Preparation meets Technology

    Please join the VAIBC online via Zoom platform for a discussion with Ms. Doreen Jacobi, founder and President of Derdack Corporation. Derdack is an international technology company enabling businesses in multiple sectors (such as: healthcare, banking, manufacturing, and government) to invoke super-fast incident response and resolution through technology.  This is a great opportunity to glean insights on preparing your business for disruptive events and the impact of planning on long-term operations. Additionally, Doreen will speak about the challenges and benefits of leading a remote team. If time allows, there will be Q+A at the end of the discussion. 


    Guest Speaker:   Doreen Jacobi, Founder and President of Derdack Corporation

    Details for the November VAIBC Event: 

    When:                                Wednesday, November 18th, 2020  


    12:00pm -1:00pm:             Live Discussion via Webinar


    Venue:  Online via Zoom platform – log-in credentials will be issued once paid registration is complete. If time allows, there will be Q+A with Ms. Jacobi. Recorded session will be available and shared post-event with registered attendees.


      Cost:   Online registration:     

                    $15.00 for VAIBC members, $20.00 for non-members



     Register online:


    About the speaker:

    Doreen is an experienced female executive with over 20 years of experience in IT, sales, marketing, strategic management and business development. With her two partners she founded Derdack in 1999 and has since been actively involved in growing the company to a market leader in automating critical incident communication. Building and managing successful partner programs, growing a strong and determined team, creating new market entry strategies, building long term customer relationships, managing events and event marketing, introducing, lecturing and executing various Design Thinking initiatives to discover future product requirements and define new product releases as well as growing and managing an existing customer base are some of the core traits she brings to the table. She has an abundance of international experience and deep insights into a variety of markets including North America, Latin America, Western Europe, and the Middle East.

Past events

September 23, 2020 A Discussion on Trade with Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe
February 26, 2020 2020 Vision: Protecting & Promoting Your Brand in an Age of Upheaval & Uncertainty
December 05, 2019 VAIBC Holiday Celebration
September 26, 2019 USMCA – Key Issues for U.S. Businesses
May 22, 2019 The Future of the US/UK Trade Relationship
April 29, 2019 23rd Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
April 10, 2019 State of the Port
February 27, 2019 A Discussion with Christina Dick on BRAND AUTHENTICITY
June 11, 2018 You are invited! Virginia Maritime Meeting & Mixer - June 11, 2018
May 23, 2018 "NAFTA: Virginia’s Canada Connection"
May 17, 2018 VAIBC Scholarships Awarded on April 25, 2018
April 26, 2018 22nd Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
April 25, 2018 Universal Leaf – Business Update and Reformed Tax Policy Insights
April 12, 2018 State of the Port
March 28, 2018 Competing in the Online Global Marketplace
March 02, 2018 Brazil: Open + Ready for Business (Click here to see Presentations from this event)
October 18, 2017 Virginia Maritime Mixer-Shenandoah Valley Chapter
October 04, 2017 VCU to host the 2017 Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference
September 27, 2017 Lithuania – Gateway to Eastern Europe. A Discussion on Trade & Defense Procurement in Lithuania
September 21, 2017 Virginia Maritime Mixer Central Chapter
May 24, 2017 Monthly Luncheon Program on May 24, 2017
April 25, 2017 Richmond Region State of the Port Luncheon April 25, 2017
April 20, 2017 21st Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
March 22, 2017 Monthly Luncheon Program on March 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 An Open Conversation with Export-Import Bank: Learn about tools available to small businesses to expand overseas sales.
January 25, 2017 Changing Tides: Trade Compliance in a New Political Era
December 06, 2016 Holiday Party
November 16, 2016 Settling Your Ocean Shipping & Cruise Line Disputes – For Free! Alternative Dispute Resolution Services – Using the Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolutions (CADRS), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
September 28, 2016 Challenges to International Trade and Global Trade Pacts: What we can learn from BREXIT
June 16, 2016 20th Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
May 23, 2016 "The Importance of International Trade: Virginia's Place on the World Stage" featuring The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
April 20, 2016 Sustainability: How to Achieve Meaningful Progress towards a Circular Economy
March 23, 2016 Richmond Region State of the Port Luncheon March 23, 2016
February 24, 2016 TPP: What do you need to know and what will it mean for your business?
January 27, 2016 Washington Dulles International Airport - Virginia's Air Cargo Gateway
December 14, 2015 Holiday Party
November 18, 2015 Does Your Current Insurance Cover All of Your International Risks?
October 28, 2015 Virginia versus the World Wine Tasting Networking Event
September 23, 2015 Compliance Workshop on Export Control Reform and Networking Luncheon "CPB Trade Transformation Update"
May 27, 2015 How to Unlock Major Opportunities for your Business with Trade Agreements
April 30, 2015 19th Annual VAIBC Golf Outing
April 22, 2015 How to Build Strategic Partnerships in Latin America
March 25, 2015 Aligning Economic Opportunity - Hampton Roads to Richmond
February 25, 2015 Global Fulfillment the Amazon Way
January 28, 2015 Service Center Metals … A Virginia Company with Global Reach
November 19, 2014 "Foreign Trade Zones and the Alternative Site Framework" and “Virginia Port Incentives, Port Tools for Business”






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