Your Primary Professional Network in Washington, DC

 

WHY WE ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR CAREER

 

A November 2011 article in The Economist ("Contact Sports") stated that "in the rarefied world of the corporate board, a good network matters."  The article went on to mention that executives with 400 contacts are, on average, paid 6 percent more than those with 200.  For non-executives, the gap is 14 percent. 

The Washington Intergovernmental Professional Group, LLC (WIPG) is the premier organization that introduces mid- to high-level professionals in the DC Metropolitan area to newly appointed Ambassadors from around the world, as well as newly elected Members of Congress.  We hold monthly networking events as a means of providing professionals extended exposure and access to key policy makers in the city.

 

WHY THERE IS A NEED FOR OUR SERVICES

As the demand for strategic partnerships and stronger networks with private and public sector groups continues to grow, it is clear that a need exists for DC-based professionals to expand their contacts among other key policy makers, business executives, political and community leaders. 

In the current economic times, DC-based professionals will need to depend on such contacts to obtain valuable information in the most cost-effective manner to ensure the best decisions are made when carrying out their business plans and policy goals. 

With the election of new members in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, the demand to interact with the Freshman Class of this Congress becomes even more apparent. WIPG can help you develop and organize Congressional Meet and Greets, staff briefings, and fly-in activities specifically designed for your needs that would allow for the continued growth of your contacts in Congress at very little cost.

 

 

WHY WE CAN BE A USEFUL RESOURCE FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

Networking is the best way to find your next job, especially since the vast majority of job openings are never advertised.  They are usually filled via word of mouth.  Unfortunately, many job seekers are hesitant to take advantage of networking opportunities because they feel it is a waste of time, nor do they recognize the value of making key necessary contacts.  But networking is not a useless excercise—it’s about building relationships. As you look for a new job, these relationships can provide much-needed feedback, advice, and support.

 

Networking may sound difficult, or even intimidating—especially when it comes to
finding a job or asking for help—but it doesn’t have to be. Networking can be
rewarding, and even fun.  It can be a useful tool even if you are new to the DC area and do not know that many people. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Networking Luncheon (Invitations Sent)

Hosted by WIPG and the World Trade Center of Washington, DC

Featuring:  His Excellency Farhod Salim

The Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States of America

Wednesday, April 17, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

 

Networking Luncheon (Invitations Sent)

Hosted by WIPG and the World Trade Center of Washington, DC

Featuring:  His Excellency Martin Werner Dahinden

The Ambassador of the Swiss Federation to the United States of America

Wednesday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

 

Networking Reception (Invitations Pending)
Hosted by WIPG and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Featuring:  The Honorable Eddie Mak
The Commissioner for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)
Wednesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Commissioner’s Residence, Bethesda, Maryland

 

Networking Luncheon (Invitations Pending)

Hosted by WIPG and the World Trade Center of Washington, DC

Featuring:  The Honorable David Trone (D-Maryland)

Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Member, House Education and Labor Committee

Wednesday, June 5, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

 

UPCOMING WIPG SUPPORTED MEMBER EVENTS

VIP 2019 Tour

Hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Featuring:  Government and Embassy Officials from the Republic of the Philippines
July 15 to 21
Manila, Bataan, Clark Free Port, and El Nido, Palawan
Information:  http://www.viptourphilippines.com/ 

 

GSA Class – Introduction to GSA Schedules

Hosted by the University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development
Featuring:  WIPG Member Jennifer Schaus (Schaus and Associates)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fredericksburg, VA
Information:  https://clients.virginiasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=140390022 

 

Featuring Our Next Speaker:  His Excellency Farhod Salim, The Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States of America

Date of birth:                 April 30th, 1975

 

Nationality:                    Tajik

 

Education:                     Tajik State National University, Law degree 

                                        College of Staten Island, City University of New-York,                                                Computer science

 

Working Experience: 

1998-1999                     Attaché, Permanent Mission of Tajikistan to the United Nations;

1999-2001                     Second secretary of the Department of international organizations of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Tajikistan;

2001-2003                     First secretary of the Department of international organizations of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Tajikistan;

2003-2007                     First secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Kingdom of Belgium;

December 2006-         Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of 

May 2007                      Tajikistan to the Kingdom of Belgium 

2007-2008                     Counselor of the Department of international organizations of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Tajikistan;

January 2008-              First secretary of the Department of European 

October 2008               and American countries of the Ministry of foreign affairs of                                        Tajikistan;

October 2008-              Chief of the division of international and 

October 2009               regional organizations of the Department of international

                                         organizations of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Tajikistan;

October 2009-              Head of the Department of European and American

  2011                              countries of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Tajikistan;  

2011-2014                     Deputy Chief of Mission, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States of America;

January-July 2012       Chargé d'Affaires at the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States of America

May 15th, 2014-           Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United States of America 

Marital Status:             Married, 3 children

Languages:                  English, Persian and Russian.

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