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

Luncheon (Invitation Sent to WIPG Members and Select Guests)
Hosted by WIPG and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Featuring:  The Honorable Debbie Dingell (D-Michigan)
Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m.

 

Luncheon (Invitation Sent to WIPG Members and Select Guests)

Hosted by WIPG and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Featuring:  The Honorable Brendan Boyle (D-Pennsylvania)

Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Member, House Budget Committee

Wednesday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.

 

Luncheon (Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this Time)
Hosted by WIPG and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Featuring:  His Excellency German Hugo Rojas Irigoyen
The Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay to the United States of America
Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.

 

Reception (Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this Time)
Hosted by WIPG and the Embassy of the Kingdom of Swaziland
Featuring:  Her Excellency Njabuliso Busisiwe Sikhulile Gwebu
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Swaziland to the United States of America
Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.

 

12th Ambassador’s Tour of the Philippines
Hosted by the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States of America
Featuring:  WIPG Members, Philippine Government officials
July 9 to 15
Manila, Cebu, and Bohol
Information:  http://ambassadorstour2018.com/ 

 

Rooftop Reception (Save the Date Only; No RSVPs Taken at this Time)
Hosted by WIPG and the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Featuring:  His Excellency Kurt Jaeger
The Ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United States of America
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.

Dingell Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. 

 

“This dangerous decision puts our national security at risk. The Iran Nuclear Agreement has worked as intended for more than two years, preventing Iran from obtaining the materials needed to gain nuclear capability. Withdrawing from this agreement without an alternative or a comprehensive strategy is irresponsible and makes it easier, not harder, for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. This decision jeopardizes our relationship with our allies around the world and threatens the security of the American people.”

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