Virginia International Business Council


Beyond Brexit ***UPDATED SPEAKER***

  • March 24, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online
  • 42


  • Online Event Registration (Members)
  • Online Event Registration (Non-Members)

Registration is closed


Enabling International Trade Success Since 1948™



In consideration of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the VAIBC has decided to take our programming virtual to ensure the safety of our members and event attendees.  You are invited to participate in this virtual discussion via Zoom. If time allows, there will be Q+A with Dr. Reilly.


Join us for our VIRTUAL FORUM March 24th, Wednesday, program for:


Please join the VAIBC online via Zoom platform for a discussion with Dr. Colm Reilly, regarding the current status of the exit of the UK from the EU. This timely session will provide insights into the timeline of events, issues that have arisen from the EU departure: trade deal with the EU, ensuring food supply chain continues, and creating a new identity in the world.

Guest Speaker:   Dr. Colm Reilly, is the Director of OCO Global

Details for the March 2021 VAIBC Event:  BEYOND BREXIT

When:    Wednesday, March 24th, 2021  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 Dr. Reilly. 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:    



Dr. Colm Reilly is the Director of OCO Global which he joined after leaving PA Consulting in 2016. Colm led the PA Consulting global practice in Trade and Investment for 15 years. During this timeframe, he managed the European Investment activities for JETRO (Japanese Trade and Investment Agency), UK Trade and Investment (Managing Director 2010 – 2016), Tennesset, British Columbia, and the establishment of a new SME Trade and Investment Hub between the UK and Israel, UK and Sweden and UK and India. The High Value Trade program for the UK, in preparation of Brexit developed GBP 2.5 billion of trade developing supply chain analysis globally. He and his team supported over 800 small and medium size companies achieve substantial export growth across a variety of sectors. Since 2016, Colm has also devised the SME diversification strategy for the Dutch Antilles islands and several European cities including Milan, Madrid and Stockholm and London where they created and launched the Mayor Export program for SMEs. He is currently an advisor to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on SME development and to the European Investment Bank on approaches to take place in developing SMEs in North Africa. Colm also manages the trade development program for SMEs in Europe for Virginia.


The Virginia International Business Council, Inc. (VAIBC™) was established in 1948, and it has had a distinguished history as a membership organization serving businesses engaged in or pursuing international trade and the wide range of professionals in the public and private sector that facilitate and enable international trade.  Our monthly luncheon programs provide networking and educational opportunities vital to success.  We also periodically conduct special workshops featuring experts in the field on topics we believe to be especially timely and vital to our members, as well as several annual special events, which have historically included our December holiday party and spring golf outing.   We actively support other Virginia trade organizations and events, and provide scholarships and other outreach to Virginia colleges and universities. 






Photo Credit: Bill Crabtree Jr.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software